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Challenge: Pink II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Aug 13, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2009

crop to portrait orientation. curves to brighten and up contrast.

Place: 92 out of 161
Avg (all users): 5.0526
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7321
Avg (non-participants): 5.2087
Views since voting: 793
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 171
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/29/2009 03:52:23 PM
Well, you proved you can do the bee/flower shot when you want to. Nice DOF and focus. I like the colors a lot, with the slight touch of pink in the background.
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08/26/2009 04:53:18 PM
Guess who!!!!!!

First Impression: Am thinking there wasn't enough pink here and whilst I do like the background I think there might be too much that doesn't add to the overall image.

Composition: Maybe a square crop would have helped emphasise the focal point here

Subject: Yup, a nice bright pink but maybe not enough of it for the challenge? Oh, and there is a Bee in the shot, your getting too mainstream for my liking!

Technical: Whilst I love the background there is quite a lot of noise in it. Something I've started playing around with is resize to twice the final size, give the entire image a run through neatimage or similar then sharpen (the plain sharpen) a couple or 3 times resize to the final size and maybe try a light sharpening. Messing around with the amounts can often leave the background nice and smooth with a sharp subject.

Final thoughts:Loving the title Don and didn't have this down for one of yours. Personally, whilst it scored slightly above your average (unrecognised genious) vote I prefer your off the wall images much more.
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08/26/2009 02:34:48 PM
wondering why this scored so low, I liked how it came out, only thing I can think of is a tighter crop.
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08/26/2009 12:53:24 AM
Hmm. Surprised at the low 5 for this. Extra kudos for the title!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2009 07:16:08 AM
I would have placed the flower a little more to the center of the image (on vertical).
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