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River Tree
River Tree

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
Date: Dec 5, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Textures
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2009

I saw this branch floating in the river, I thought it looked like a little tree, and the flower floating on top of it looked so cool. Not sure how this will do.

Place: 180 out of 334
Avg (all users): 5.4237
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.6140
Views since voting: 477
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 177
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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01/09/2010 09:02:05 AM
you really blew people's minds with this shot. I was your 10.
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01/08/2010 02:21:16 PM
You have a whole little world there - very nice!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2010 09:30:48 PM
Posthumous Art Gallery
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01/07/2010 09:13:51 PM
This is beautiful. Curious to see how you did it.
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01/06/2010 09:27:19 PM
Cool find. I almost thought it was 'shopped, and then I realized it was floating and the perspective was looking downward. Great eye for catching this when many would have overlooked it as one more piece of flotsam in the river.
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01/04/2010 07:11:21 PM
This is an interesting concept. It nearly appears as if the tree is floating in front of the earth. Yet for me even though there is some nice visual tease here it just does not give me the emotional response I would have liked to get.
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01/03/2010 05:32:00 PM
Weird. Interesting and unique.
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01/03/2010 04:57:30 AM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for the Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: What an interesting scene and one that confounds the viewer - I can see the meniscus of the water adjacent to some of the branches so I assume this is lying on the surface. What I can't work out is why the 'tree' has such sharpness while the ripples top left are so out of focus - I'd have thought they would have been in the same focal plane. The square composition works really well - my wife just said to me that it looks like an album cover and I can see that it really does. The flower of course is the star here - a vital element that lifts your image.

Critical stuff: There are parts of the image (the branches) that look a little over-sharpened and the highlights on the flower are perhaps a little bright - also I do find the ripples top left a little frustrating because their OOF nature, the eye is drawn there but is not satisfied.

Overall: A very well composed and most interesting image - my frustration with elements of it are minor compared to the overall impact of the image. I like it.
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01/01/2010 07:34:43 PM
LOVE THIS!!It's like out of another realm or something. So unique.
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01/01/2010 01:20:49 PM
This is gorgeous.
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01/01/2010 08:34:28 AM
Beautiful image!
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