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 This image was disqualified from the A Is For _______ challenge.
'A' is for Anthurium
'A' is for Anthurium
anniek


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: A Is For _______ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: My conservatory
Date: May 9, 2010
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2010

Bought the anthuriums and took a few shots. I thought they needed just that little extra so that they weren't 'just flowers' ..... this was the only ladybird I could find in the whole garden today - we've been inundated with them until I the time when I really needed one....

Thank you each and everybody who voted for this image to give me my first ribbon - what an exciting day!! Well worth getting up at 5.45am to check the results :-)))) {Big smile on my face}

Wish I could thank everyone who left comments personally...hope you'll all accept a huge THANK YOU ... Anniek
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing technique to create new image area. The image area added after rotation here allowed for a better composition than the original capture.

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Views during voting: 308
Comments: 50
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/21/2010 07:10:19 PM
I'd be interested to see the original as I am not clear as to what the violation cited was
05/21/2010 09:07:29 AM
oh, what a shame, but it is still a very beautiful picture...
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05/21/2010 01:55:53 AM
What a bunch of kind people - I broke the rules (unwittingly) Ignorantia juris non excusat....

I must admit that I went all hot and cold and felt really guilty when I first got notified and did consider leaving the site but my thoughts are now ... I'll just take my medicine and do better next time.

Thank you all for your kind comments and support.

AnnieK
05/21/2010 12:17:55 AM
Originally posted by The Borg Continuum:


The image area added after rotation here allowed for a better composition than the original capture.


huh? i don't get it....
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05/20/2010 07:18:55 PM
So sorry this got DQd. It is a lovely image. I admire your resilience.
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05/20/2010 06:45:59 PM
You are a true winner, AnnieK! Good spirit, and good attitude.

As they say, mistakes happen. Keep it up.. you will bounce back someday!
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05/20/2010 06:12:23 PM
Good on you for taking the DQ so well. Its still a lovely image. Sorry you got nailed on a technical violation.
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05/20/2010 06:11:03 PM
Originally posted by dorseteye:

A totally ridiculous disqualification. This is a lovely, imaginative image that has brought joy and inspiration to so many.

I know that there are rules ... but they must be applied with common sense and humanity.

The ribbon should be returned to its rightful winner!


Humanity? She broke a rule, no exceptions.

I feel for you anniek but rules are there for a reason.
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05/20/2010 06:07:21 PM
Sorry about the DQ. Still a wonderful image and a favourite.

Just out of curiosity, what would the image look like cropped after the slight rotation? Would you lose some of the petals (so you wouldn't have to fill in the gaps)? Or would the petals just be closer to the edge?

Message edited by author 2010-05-20 18:09:37.
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05/20/2010 05:57:31 PM
A totally ridiculous disqualification. This is a lovely, imaginative image that has brought joy and inspiration to so many.

I know that there are rules ... but they must be applied with common sense and humanity.

The ribbon should be returned to its rightful winner!
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05/20/2010 05:23:34 PM
Oh dear - big learning curve for me - I really didn't realise that what I did was wrong - still very new to this game but as always I will learn from my mistake.

I selected the original image and rotated it ever so slightly so that the petals were aesthetically more pleasing within the frame and then infilled the background with white....I must admit that this doesn't seem so terrible to me but if what I've done is wrong I totally accept the decision.

Knocked down but I will bounce back....

AnnieK
05/20/2010 03:57:15 PM
huge shame about the DQ Annie, it's a great shot .... as others have said sure you'll be picking another ribbon up soon
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05/20/2010 03:16:59 PM
I am so sorry about your DQ :(... It, as others are saying, is an excellent photo and as vawendy said - another one will soon come your way.

Message edited by author 2010-05-20 15:57:04.
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05/20/2010 01:24:23 PM
so sorry about the DQ!! Don't worry about the ribbon. In looking at your portfolio, you'll have another one in no time at all!
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05/20/2010 01:14:50 PM
:-(

Sorry to hear this Annie - it's still a great photo!

Mike

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05/20/2010 01:06:44 PM
Sorry about the DQ. Can you post the original so others can learn from whatever it is you did wrong?
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05/20/2010 01:06:24 PM
congrats on this beautiful composition from one of your twenty six 8's
too bad about the DQ.....from what the SC said..it seems there is a selective white border blending with the white background.

edited to correct typo

Message edited by author 2010-05-20 13:07:20.
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05/19/2010 09:47:37 AM
Totally brilliant !!!!
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05/18/2010 08:20:20 AM
Very lovely! Congratulations!
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05/18/2010 04:42:25 AM
Beautiful shot...congratulations on your first ribbon and a 7 to boot...well deserved.
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05/18/2010 02:10:16 AM
Congratulations on a lovely image I gave you a 10 and you deserve it
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05/17/2010 07:36:19 PM
Beautiful
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05/17/2010 01:53:00 PM
Congrats from one of your fans and favs for this shot! I gave it a well deserved '10'
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05/17/2010 12:34:57 PM
Beautiful on of my favorites!! Congrats on your Red Ribbon.
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05/17/2010 07:38:47 AM
Lovely work. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/17/2010 06:21:24 AM
Beautiful congrats on your ribbon.
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05/17/2010 03:56:09 AM
Congratulations Annie! Lovely shot.

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05/17/2010 03:53:12 AM
A big congratz Anniek. Wonderful result for a wonderful picture.
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05/17/2010 02:35:38 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. The color and composition are exquisite!
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05/17/2010 01:32:55 AM
The clarity is just beautiful. Congrats!
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05/17/2010 12:17:11 AM
congrats .. this is a most awesome photograph .. !!..:)
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05/17/2010 12:11:36 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! A beautiful image.
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05/17/2010 12:10:43 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Beautifully done.
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05/17/2010 12:04:56 AM
Love it. Congratulations!
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05/17/2010 12:03:35 AM
Perfection.

Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2010 06:15:59 AM
love this one!
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05/14/2010 04:27:17 AM
beautiful still life. Perfect form and great choice of white background.
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05/14/2010 12:57:55 AM
I don't normally like studio shots of flowers/plants/ladybugs on a white background but I can't realistically give this anything less than a 9. I expect this will ribbon and it will be well deserved.
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05/13/2010 11:08:05 AM
Clever how you don't see the Ladybird immediately .... then find yourself looking for other things you might have missed. Like I say, CLEVER!
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05/12/2010 06:26:32 PM
beautifully done 9
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05/12/2010 12:00:48 PM
I love this on the white bg. Gorgeous!
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05/12/2010 01:31:41 AM
Just a lovely shot. I think the ladybug detracts from the shot, but I know it is a popular DPC convention. Never the less the framing and lighting make this my pick for a ribbon
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05/11/2010 12:28:58 AM
Clean and sharp. Great detail with the ladybug.
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05/10/2010 09:21:11 PM
I'm usually not a big fan of flower shots, but this is beautiful!! 10
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05/10/2010 02:08:43 PM
among the best here - good luck
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05/10/2010 09:16:23 AM
ooohhhh.... lovely! (not voting)
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05/10/2010 07:32:27 AM
Very crisp/sharp throughout. The large DOF almost made me miss the lady bug, but I still like it.
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05/10/2010 05:14:52 AM
Lovely soft pastel colors. Very good detail. Nicely set up and that little lady bug is the icing on the cake. 8
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05/10/2010 03:51:05 AM
beautiful picture,,,,,,,,,
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05/10/2010 01:11:36 AM
WOW .. this is fantastic .. even before i saw the lady bug i loved it .. of course when i saw the lady bug i loved it even more .. it reminds me of a pencil drawing .. done by a brilliant artist .. i'm not voting yet but i hope this ribbons or comes on the first page .. :)
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