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Spring is in the air
Spring is in the air

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Challenge: Burst of Color III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0D IF-ED
Location: Italy
Date: Apr 17, 2011
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Floral, Overlays
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2011

First time that I used a combination of seven shots differently exposed to help bring out the back light.
All done in photoshop CS3..then merged into hdr

Place: 27 out of 143
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Votes: 139
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04/29/2011 09:15:54 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

This is a pretty picture - no doubt about it. Full of vibrant colours. I like the central flowers the best.

There are aspects of your processing I like and some that I think don't work so well. I like the glow but not the prominent haloing. I like the detail / low contrast in the flowers but not so much in the background - I think a bit more contrast there would have helped. I also think your most prominent highlights are a little problematical.

The overall net effect is certainly positive though and it gave you a good placing in the challenge.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2011 12:10:03 AM
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04/20/2011 08:45:04 PM
Gorgeous; so painterly like. Hope it does well.
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04/19/2011 11:38:52 AM
I like the photo, but I am having trouble liking the processing, especially because of the loss of detail and the posterization (e.g., at right, the out of focus pansies). The pansies certaily burst with colour though. May I ask, why the strong processing? Why the posterization? It looks like a beautiful photo that could stand without that processing (just my opinion).
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04/18/2011 07:08:37 PM
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04/18/2011 09:22:27 AM
A beautiful photo.
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04/18/2011 02:54:23 AM
So pretty, love the sun bouncing off the pansies, so painternley.
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