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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Garden South Africa
Date: Nov 28, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2002

Blue agapanthus hue and sat adjusted usm applied

Place: 134 out of 243
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12/13/2002 06:47:04 PM
Critique Club Comment
Note : I do not know the names of the parts of all flowers so I might call something a petal when it's some latin thing I can't pronounce... Please bear with me... :)

Composition : Nice macro. I have to agree with the comments that suggested it would have been helped by including the entire petal. Without them, my eye is dragged off the edge of the picture too often.

Exposure/Lighting : Beautifully lit and well exposed. The colors are rich and vibrant.

Focus : The three petals in the upper-right seems a little soft, but not to the point of distraction. DoF was handled well here in my opinion.

Emotion/Challenge : As noted in some of your comments, purple was the first color I thought of here. I certainly feel that there is enough blue to meet the challenge, but here it's risky to stray from the letter of the challenge. You didn't lose any points from me for it, but I'd bet you lost some from some folks.

Opinion : Very nice macro and inspirational (I plan to try a few flower macros myself now)... I think if you had included the whole of the flower and possibly played with Hue a bit to bring out more blue, this would have place quite nicely :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 09:50:02 PM
an attractive macro - with the lines and direction in this, it might be worth looking at 'upside down' ? It feels like it should be pointing in the other direction to my eye. The 'other' flower that is really tightly cropped in the upper right would be worth cloning out to enhance the focus on the subject
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12/07/2002 06:59:58 PM
NIce photo - really like the color and detail.
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12/07/2002 02:29:43 PM
Very nice flower. Too bad it looks sickely or is that part of the Blue theme.
12/06/2002 02:47:14 PM
This is a beautiful flower, but is appears to be almost violet or lavendar. The unopened one on the right definitely is. Yes, I can see the blue. When I clicked on the thumbnail it definitely was lavendar. Cropped a little to tightly. Good dof on this. Nice job. PTL 7
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12/05/2002 07:22:40 PM
Good dof. Nice job.
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11/29/2002 08:09:28 AM
Nice picture. good focus and lighting. 7 waltoml.
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12/04/2002 10:03:42 PM
sorry but I'm tired of flower shots except when the category is close ups of gentalia
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12/02/2002 10:54:00 PM
this is a beauty........ very different colour
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12/02/2002 07:38:00 PM
Too purple.
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12/02/2002 05:01:00 PM
Love this shot, nice composition.
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12/02/2002 04:31:00 PM
A lot of the color looks purple. You should have used "Hue" to make it more blue looking.
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12/02/2002 11:24:00 AM
If you could have taken the zoom out just a bit to ensure the whole flower was included here it would have helped. Having some of the tips of the petals cut off loses a bit for me.
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12/02/2002 12:41:00 AM
My first glimpse at this photo makes me think purple more then blue. I wish you would have tried to get all of the stamens in, because just the slightest ammount cut off doesn't help te photo. Great focus, but try not to center it so much. Good luck!
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