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"Where flowers bloom so does hope." - Lady Bird Johnson
"Where flowers bloom so does hope." - Lady Bird Johnson

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Challenge: Sunshine After The Rain (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Sep 1, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2010

Some of my favorite cheerful flowers, Orange Cosmos. Morning light. It hasn't rained and isn't predicted to, so I spritzed ;-)

PP - cropped, cloned out a couple of stems/bright spots, levels, increased saturation and contrast, dodged main flower a little, vignette, resized, sharpened, blurred background more, added border.

Place: 15 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.3333
Views since voting: 926
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 141
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/20/2010 08:30:09 AM
I had no idea this was yours. YAY !! Top 20. Woo hoo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2010 09:13:34 PM
A very beautiful photo.
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09/19/2010 06:49:26 PM
This is gorgeous. The orange circles really make the flower jump out. Thankyou.
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09/14/2010 10:50:21 AM
very pretty 7
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09/14/2010 07:27:09 AM
Very nice DOF. The main subject really pops.
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09/13/2010 08:30:01 AM
Oh this is just stunning. What a beautiful image and sentiment.
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