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Narcissus 'Ice Follies' - Early Bloomer,  3rd Most Popular Daffodil in the World
Narcissus 'Ice Follies' - Early Bloomer, 3rd Most Popular Daffodil in the World

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Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Mar 21, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2010

And they are all those things ;-)

Shot this about half a dozen times from different angles and with different lenses till I got something that showed the early spring flowering aspect of them.

I don't expect much from a flower shot in this kind of challenge, but I just couldn't make myself stay inside much at all this week. Spring was calling, loudly.

PP - tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, Mantiuk mthod, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor, 1.107, detail factor 1), vignetted (mostly blur) and merged with original at 20% transparency, cropped, burnt background some, white balance, shifted yellows a little oranger and increased saturation on them, resized, sharpened, blurred background some more, added border.

Place: 93 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.7338
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.5319
Avg (non-participants): 4.8370
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 139
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 06:18:10 PM
Pretty shot of the flowers, nice focus selection
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03/26/2010 02:03:20 PM
Really not sure what the product is.
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03/24/2010 07:45:38 PM
The blur looks added in post - whether that's the case or not, it looks that way, and it can be a bit disconcerting. I do like the idea of real daffodils in place used as the ad! (Commenting only.)
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03/24/2010 07:11:50 PM
Nice flower shot. (Bump)
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03/22/2010 05:11:03 PM
i would like to purchase a dozen of the blurry ones, please.
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03/22/2010 07:17:36 AM
I like your composition. I think you are going to suffer with the voters because this isn't a studio-type setup, which is a pity.
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03/22/2010 02:57:32 AM
A beautiful daffodil! Love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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