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There is a flower that bees prefer...
There is a flower that bees prefer...
SaraR


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Date: Jul 23, 2010
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160th
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2010

The photo is one of those rare ones that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it on the screen, so it is lovely that it has resonated with others as well. I took the photo while on a camping holiday on the Isle of Harris - one of the Outer Hebrides, off the North-West Scottish coast. The weather was pretty awful, but on our last day the wind dropped and the sun kept popping out. We visited a lovely secluded bay, and the banks down to the beach were full of flowers - the light was just amazing, and I am sure that is what has leant the softness to the image. I had to do virtually no processing - just a crop and slight sharpen for web - I may have a play around with it and see if I can de-emphasise the twiggy bits at the bottom.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 231
Avg (all users): 6.1926
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 6.0435
Avg (non-participants): 6.5116
Views since voting: 1024
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 135
Comments: 17
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/02/2010 10:05:22 AM
I really LOVE this Sara - gave you a ten ! Super work - gorgeous pastels !!!
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08/02/2010 04:54:14 AM
Sara, this is gorgeous. Would make a lovely print/card
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08/02/2010 12:05:31 AM
Wow. This is stunning.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2010 04:37:13 PM
this is stunning in the color and tones...very, very well done
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07/31/2010 01:37:09 PM
Beautiful processing to bring out the detail yet keep it soft and pretty.
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07/31/2010 10:23:54 AM
Gorgeously soft and dreamy. Really shows the beauty of what most commonly see as a mere weed.
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07/29/2010 05:52:42 AM
My top scorer - it's totally gorgeous and fit the challenge perfectly...
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07/28/2010 03:03:00 PM
the in focus doesnt pop enough from the oof
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07/28/2010 03:38:24 AM
Beautiful pastels. I love this.
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07/27/2010 06:28:10 PM
... where the petals themselves look like little pinkish-purple bees!
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07/27/2010 04:43:53 PM
This is so lovely. Perfectly processed. Delicate and ephemeral.
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07/26/2010 09:50:42 PM
I really like the softness here.
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07/26/2010 08:03:05 PM
the white frame washes out the photo for me
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07/26/2010 03:57:52 PM
This image has a lot of potential.. I love the colors and the processing. However, I don't think the centered composition works for the subject here. Also,some of the foreground strands that are in focus are distracting. It would have been better if they were cloned out or blurred. 6
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07/26/2010 02:33:21 PM
love this- very nice
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07/26/2010 10:27:43 AM
very soft and pretty
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07/26/2010 12:11:46 AM
Oh wow. I actually gasped when I saw this.

The inclusion of the upper left 'weed' is brilliant. The colors... lovely.

Well done!

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