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Challenge: Free Study 2010-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Miami, FL
Date: Sep 9, 2010
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50 sec.
Galleries: Water, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2010

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This is my first experience with LR3, it has been exasperating to say the least...but I am determined to learn how to use this program...I hope that I haven't totally buggered this up.

Place: 20 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.5714
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.3762
Avg (non-participants): 7.1875
Views since voting: 1346
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 133
Comments: 13
Favorites: 4 (view)

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10/12/2010 09:42:05 AM
Greetings From the Critique Club

First Impressions:
Truthfully, flower pictures aren't my thing, but this one just jumped off the page at me! It's wonderfully done.

Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus):
the lighting on the flower totally makes it pop! it just stands out from the bg which is equally as stunning


a beautiful artistic piece
for a person who enjoys flower pictures this, I imagine, would be a stirring image

You placed in the top 20, you got 4 favs, you got great comments! I mean what else is there? Well, there are 2 suggestions....a slight crop at the top to remove the hot spot....and there is a little distracting white spot under the lilly pad, looks similar to a copyright symbol, that coulda been cloned out. I know these are supposed to be in depth critiques, but how in depth can one go when the image is just on the verge of being perfect? :-)
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10/09/2010 10:02:10 AM
This is stunning....the waterlily looks like an explosion of color- as when a water drops and it fans out. To compliment the waterlily is that the lilypad also has vibrant color radiating out from it's center. Beautiful clarity and lighting is spot on. Congrats on high placement as well.
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10/09/2010 04:03:30 AM
WOW janine .. this is amazing .. congrats on your great place in the fs ... reckon you'll be getting a ribbon in one soon ... awesome .., :)
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10/08/2010 10:14:03 PM
A jewel, or a comet. Clear & beautiful & sharp as knives. Looks like you're off to a very good start with LR3.
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10/08/2010 01:51:10 PM
WOWOW! I'm not a flower fan, but color and detail here are awesome. Congrats on top 20, Janine.
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10/08/2010 07:37:52 AM
Nice finish Janine! Beautiful image.
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10/08/2010 12:06:27 AM
Congrats on the high Free Study placement Janine. This is a super image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2010 06:57:27 PM
Super top 10 image
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10/04/2010 02:18:48 PM
I love the lily... but the lilypad is glaring to me. (not voting)
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10/04/2010 07:57:56 AM
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10/01/2010 08:38:50 AM
I think you made the right choice, this pops nicely, beautiful shot!
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10/01/2010 03:55:52 AM
Little closeup version would remind me a "blue ribbon winner" in the past :) 8
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10/01/2010 12:51:36 AM
hmmm! 8
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