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Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Minolta
Date: Aug 29, 2009
Aperture: 8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2009

OMG! A blue??? In a FS??? Thank you!!!

I got a few requests to share the setup for this shot and have to admit that this was not a setup shot, it was actually taken outside against dark water. I was surprised to find a blooming lotus so late in the summer and took one shot as I was passing by.

As far as the processing goes, the adjustments were pretty small -- shadows, conrast and brightness, and saturation. I cloned out a small black dot and did some burning on the background. I also tried out Topaz Detail on it, which worked pretty well and did not create too many jagged lines around the edges.

Thank you for all the comments and faves!



Statistics
Place: 1 out of 414
Avg (all users): 7.1056
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.0463
Avg (non-participants): 7.2941
Views since voting: 9662
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 142
Comments: 50
Favorites: 30 (view)


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02/28/2012 03:59:51 AM
DELICATE AND SHEER PERFECTION FROM SHEZ XOX
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09/10/2009 01:18:02 PM
Wow! Beautifully shot and processed. Nice work!
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09/09/2009 06:36:09 PM
Yeah, I knew this was the winner. I thought for sure this was done with a flash from behind, fantastic capture. I'm wondering why I only gave you an 8. 'gratz to you!
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09/09/2009 06:37:44 AM
fantabulous!!

As mentioned by one of the commentors, plz share the lighting setup.
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09/09/2009 06:14:47 AM
Whoooooooooooooooooohoooo! Way to go Anna!

Superb result for a superb shot :)
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09/09/2009 03:03:06 AM
absolutely beautiful.. seriously, just magical :)
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09/09/2009 01:27:40 AM
Wow Anna, awesome, awesome!!
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09/08/2009 11:48:35 PM
Wow, what a roll! This is just a gorgeous, gorgeous shot. Just an amazing image of a flower, and we've all seen plenty of flowers! Congrats!
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09/08/2009 10:02:26 PM
omg this is frickin beautiful! it seriously feels like im looking at a real flower in front of my laptop. its so soft, the way that petals are soft and kinda squishy. truely amazing, very big congrats on the fs blue:)
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09/08/2009 09:05:42 PM
pretty flower (although i'm not a fan of flower shots, hehe)
somehow this entry successfully avoided another 1's and 2's, AMAZING!
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09/08/2009 05:10:53 PM
According to my wife, this is beautiful. I have to agree with her, which doesn't happen all that often. Congratulations on the blue, it was very well deserved.
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09/08/2009 04:55:06 PM
Well done! What a picture!
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09/08/2009 04:06:18 PM
a blue in a FS!! How amazing! Congrats Anna
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09/08/2009 12:58:47 PM
W O W... please share the lighting setup. Well-deserved blue.
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09/08/2009 12:29:40 PM
beautiful image..congrats on well deserved BR!
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09/08/2009 11:59:29 AM
Lovely lighting. Congratulations!
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09/08/2009 11:29:07 AM
Very pretty! Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/08/2009 10:39:45 AM
Congratulations on your beautiful blue ribbon.
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09/08/2009 10:21:20 AM
Beautiful
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09/08/2009 09:57:46 AM
Perfection.
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09/08/2009 09:57:19 AM
Anna! OMG. This is breathtaking. Congratulations on your Free Study blue ribbon. What an amazing honor! And every bit deserving!

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09/08/2009 08:58:55 AM
Exquisite! Congratulations.
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09/08/2009 08:17:57 AM
Terrific and well deserved.
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09/08/2009 07:18:20 AM
Outstanding image. Big congrats on the FS blue, WTG!!!!
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09/08/2009 06:10:26 AM
Anna, CONGRATS ON THE BIG ONE, a blue in a FS is a real biggie. xx
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09/08/2009 06:04:50 AM
Outstanding work Anna. To capture the Blue in a FS with a flower is quite an achievement!
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09/08/2009 03:10:43 AM
Perfect and amazing! well done
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09/08/2009 02:17:32 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon, such beautiful light : )
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09/08/2009 02:17:01 AM
Congrats on your absolutely deserved blue, excellent image
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09/08/2009 01:52:54 AM
Congratulations! stunning image!
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09/08/2009 01:42:52 AM
Absolutely fabulous, congrats on your blue:)
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09/08/2009 12:46:26 AM
OMG! How beautiful! Anna, huge congrats on winning ((hugs)).
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09/08/2009 12:37:56 AM
This is an awesome photo! I really like this. Outstanding lighting and clarity. Congrats!
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09/08/2009 12:16:40 AM
to get a blue ribbon in a free study with a flower is testament to your ability .. its an amazing and stunning photograph .. congratulations .. !!..:)
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09/08/2009 12:11:53 AM
Congratulations Anna! Beautiful picture!
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09/08/2009 12:10:21 AM
Congrats! This is really lovely.
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09/08/2009 12:07:44 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon .. it is a stunning photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2009 11:27:09 PM
Beautiful job on the lighting.
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09/07/2009 11:26:52 PM
The light and details are beautiful.
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09/07/2009 08:23:34 PM
This has to winn 10 +++
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09/07/2009 03:53:49 PM
The lighting,the colour, the frame, and the black background,I just love everything about this shot.
Beautiful:-)
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09/06/2009 05:55:32 PM
Perfect in every way!!
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09/05/2009 08:46:14 PM
Sensational lighting and focus.
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09/05/2009 01:22:31 PM
Gorgeous shot.
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09/04/2009 11:42:11 PM
Tack sharp, great clarity and vibrancy.
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09/04/2009 12:17:52 PM
Exceptionally beautiful rendering of this flower with lovely luminous colors and fine detail.
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09/01/2009 01:13:30 PM
I don't care what anyone says about flowers on a black background being cliche.....this is gorgeous!!!!!! 10 from me, I hope you win the blue ribbon.
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09/01/2009 09:13:41 AM
Beautiful. This definitely has commercial appeal. My nit is that I'd have gone with a more subtle pink edge to the frame, but no big deal.
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09/01/2009 01:00:45 AM
Exquisite control of DOF, light. Perfectly photographed.
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09/01/2009 12:52:09 AM
well...
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