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Challenge: Bokeh VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X M100 Pro D for Nikon
Location: Home
Date: Apr 23, 2011
Aperture: f/4.50
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2011

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Thanks to all for the great comments and votes!

I was struggling with a subject for this challenge and wanting to get out shooting, but the Saturday morning before it was due I had to finally get out and cut my back yard grass that I had let grow to shin height. I happened to notice a couple of patches of weeds that were long and slender that had sprouted these tiny blue flowers. The flowers are about 3/8" diameter.

So before I mowed them down, I grabbed my camera and macro lens for a few shots. I was lucky to get some decent shots because the wind was blowing and it was mid-day. The tall slender grass in the background helped tremendously with the bokeh. I'm just glad that I spotted these tiny flowers just as they had opened up and were fresh.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.6690
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.4923
Avg (non-participants): 6.8182
Views since voting: 3212
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 142
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/07/2012 09:24:58 AM
Saw this pop up in the forums and thought, "wow, just gorgeous!" Now I see I gave it a 10. My taste is consistent LOL!
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05/02/2011 11:54:26 PM
Really great shot!
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05/02/2011 11:00:02 AM
Very well done, congrats on your HM.
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05/02/2011 09:56:26 AM
One of my favourites. This is beautiful Well done.
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05/02/2011 09:05:40 AM
What is so amazing about this photo is how the blooms almost appear to be sitting in a pool of green, as if the surface tension of some metaphorical liquid is holding them up for us to observe. Splendid stuff.
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05/02/2011 02:27:36 AM
Love, love this one! Should have ribboned!
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05/02/2011 01:56:53 AM
Congrats for the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2011 10:27:17 PM
One of my top 3.
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05/01/2011 05:12:13 AM
So delicate! But I am going to vote very boldly
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04/30/2011 04:38:57 PM
Beautiful! 8
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04/29/2011 09:18:29 PM
Great seperation between foreground & background. Magical quality.
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04/29/2011 08:36:55 PM
Nice the way they seem to undulate their way to the surface.
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04/29/2011 02:33:37 PM
Beautiful in its simplicity
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04/27/2011 07:14:35 AM
good composition and bokeh
some more brightness on the subject would have added so much value
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04/26/2011 10:21:52 PM
Gloriously delicate in DOF, colors and composition. Bokeh gives soft definition to the stems but lets the flowers star in the scene.
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04/26/2011 02:37:51 PM
The only critique I have is that I wish the colours were more vibrant. However IMO the over all tone of the image and composition is friking awesome. Painting like. 10
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04/26/2011 11:57:14 AM
The way the flowers are almost fcompletely isolated is great. Like they are alone in space. Was the vigneting intentional?
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04/25/2011 09:55:26 PM
IMO your flowers are slightly oversharpened. That being said, it's about the only flower shot I've seen so far where the background actually served to highlight the main subject matter, as opposed to competing with it, very nice work.
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04/25/2011 01:12:30 PM
Simple and elegant. Like the subtle saturation level.
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04/25/2011 11:38:24 AM
Beautiful!!
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04/25/2011 08:53:51 AM
Oh this is just WONDERFUL!!!! ONe of my favorites so far. The bokeh is like velvet.
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04/25/2011 12:47:36 AM
Pretty
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