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Ja-9


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Key (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Vivitar MF Macro 55mm 1:2:8 f/2.8 for Nikon
Location: Apopka, Florida
Date: Sep 15, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2010

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.5887
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.4419
Avg (non-participants): 6.6531
Views since voting: 2054
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 141
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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10/09/2010 10:04:05 AM
Another composition where the lighting and exposure are absolutely wonderful. Love the soft folds of white that capture the downy softness and beauty of this flower.
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10/03/2010 10:49:10 AM
Ja-9, I can't believe you even asked for a critique on this! What am I supposed to say??! I'm afraid it's going to be quite short.

This shot is simply stunning. Technically flawless. All the usual comments (needs to be sharper, needs more contrast, get rid of the distracting bit) simply don't apply.

If I was going to tweak one thing, I would crop the right hand side about an inch tighter, so that there was no 'non-flower' space in the shot. IMHO it doesn't really need it.

Visually, the curves, the even increasing sharpness and contrast as we delve into the heart of the flower, the offset gently lighting... it is all so very appealing. I wonder how long you searched for such a perfect bloom?

Outstanding job, I applaud you.
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09/27/2010 10:07:30 AM
Great photo and processing..glad to see you did so well!
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09/27/2010 08:19:33 AM
GORGEOUS Janine! Congrats on the top ten!!!
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09/27/2010 02:02:18 AM
Congrats Janine! Brilliant as usual.
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09/27/2010 01:41:52 AM
Awesome, Janine!!! Congratulations!
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09/27/2010 12:53:04 AM
Absolutely perfect light and exposure. And what a gorgeous rose, too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2010 09:45:47 PM
Very crisp and beautiful image.
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09/25/2010 11:11:14 PM
very pretty - i don't usually like flower pictures but this one is nice 7
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09/22/2010 10:33:53 PM
love this...you have my vote
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09/22/2010 01:12:06 PM
Nice composition, good play on low tones
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09/22/2010 03:09:04 AM
Makes me want to be awake in bed on a brisk, sunny morning with the window slightly cracked. Not sure why, but it's a good thing. 8.
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09/20/2010 09:35:02 PM
Use of the full crop has helped......6
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09/20/2010 08:52:31 PM
Love the details in the whites! (not voting)
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09/20/2010 09:51:43 AM
I don't normally "like" flower pictures, even so I always try to vote on the image itself and not the fact that I don't "like" it. But this! This is very well done and I LIKE IT!
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09/20/2010 08:27:02 AM
Beautiful!10
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