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Trio of Angels
Trio of Angels

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens Orchid Show
Date: Feb 5, 2010
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2010

A surprise shot that turned out to be one of my favorites.
The angel in the back looks like they are playing a harp.

Added a blur to the background and levels to brighten to a high key level.

Place: 205 out of 379
Avg (all users): 5.5793
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4815
Avg (non-participants): 5.8649
Views since voting: 689
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 145
Comments: 4
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/09/2010 04:09:39 PM
Hi, Critique Club here...

I really don't know why this didn't finish higher. It's a very nice, delicate image with nice soft tones. Those qualities might be what brought the score down too.

There are so many powerful bright areas and relatively high contrast areas with the background flowers and green background that it's a bit hard to focus on the plant in the foreground. That's the only thing I can think of that might give this a lift.

I think I would like to see the same flower on a pure white background. Not that you should have done that for this challenge, I just think the delicate nature of the flower would be nice.

I didn't vote, but if I had, I would have voted a 6.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2010 08:43:05 PM
This is a masterpiece of subtle delicate understatement & really nice light, here is your Gilded Lily for this sugarplum fairy flower shot.
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03/05/2010 10:19:18 PM
such a pretty picture...I like the delicate orchid and the ones in the background just add to this...well done
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03/04/2010 04:12:48 PM
Nice DOF. I like the colors ...very subtle
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