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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: San Jose, California
Date: Feb 11, 2011
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2011

A flower (a kind of Yellow Daisy, I think) outside my place of work. The light was particularly interesting at a low angle and was partially diffused by tree branches. I first spotted this group of flowers several days before I took my camera to work to capture it and was delighted to see that most of the petals were still in this state of unfolding. I set the shutter to compensate for some breeze and got in as close as I could and waited for a lull in the light gusts. The flower fills the frame in my original (pretty striking image, itself), but I decided on a tight crop to really show off the details and textures.

[Mar. 1st, 2011 03:50:23 PM]

I must have had a brain hiccup while composing my description. I did submit an image of a Yellow Daisy for an earlier challenge, but this one definitely has white petals. The center of this flower is definitely yellow, though. As I came into the building at work today, I noticed that the petals on all of the flower were fully open now.


Thanks to all who left comments! I greatly appreciate your kind words, despite a relatively poor placing in the challenge. :-P

Place: 195 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.4752
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.4630
Avg (non-participants): 5.5152
Views since voting: 450
Views during voting: 197
Votes: 141
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 10:19:14 PM
well done...I really like the detail
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03/07/2011 07:41:35 AM
extremely interesting subject. Especially since it's not color.
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03/05/2011 10:37:14 PM
Great composition and excellent tones. So sharp with great detail. Great image.
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03/04/2011 08:14:26 PM
Beautifully done.
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03/03/2011 10:59:12 PM
Nice choice of B&W
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