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Challenge: In the Garden II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Near my house
Date: Feb 23, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2010

Taken lean my house

Place: 33 out of 160
Avg (all users): 5.7238
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.3684
Avg (non-participants): 5.8562
Views since voting: 635
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 210
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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03/04/2010 11:48:17 AM
Hi Sriramu, greetings from the Critique Club!

I really liked your photo, and it got a 6 from me.

As for the technical aspects:

Great choice of focusing the middle petal instead of the one closest to you, it gives a great sense of perspective.
Also, the breathing space on top help this shot to be very comfortable.

Technique / lighting
The placing of the light is great, just on top of the middle. Perfectly exposed. I do think that it's a bit soft, particularly in the drops, where more sharpness is required.

Good job on the square crop, the contrast and the colours are very appealing.

A 7.28 from commentators shows that your abstract macro shot was in line with the tastes of some people. Also, you got a lot of 1 votes, most likely because of the DNMC (Does Not Meet Challenge), as in the rules it was explicit "Here's the catch... the main subject of your photograph may NOT be a flower." , so many people might have voted it low because of that.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2010 09:28:41 PM
nice color.
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03/02/2010 01:29:50 AM
It's not obvious that this is a flower in the garden, its a great image but not in the spirit of the challenge. It got a 5.
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03/01/2010 03:12:00 PM
Awesome shapes and colors. One large blurry petal in front is unfurtunate.
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02/28/2010 10:33:07 AM
The color is intensely pretty and I like the shapes of the leaves and all the little drops. Good luck!
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02/27/2010 03:47:17 AM
What a lovely garden abstract - the dew drops provide really interesting textural detail. I wonder if it might have been worth desaturating the green, or cropping a bit tighter to the top of the 'arches' as the leaf or blade of grass in the background is a bit distracting and takes away a little of the impact (or of course, I guess better still if you had spotted it in composing!)
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02/24/2010 01:11:59 PM
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02/24/2010 08:39:19 AM
Really soothing warm colors. love it.
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