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April Fireworks
April Fireworks

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Challenge: Square Crop II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Apr 26, 2011
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2011

This is a growing Lilly flower just outside of my house. Timing was perfect for this challenge, as the radial features of looking down on this really works well with a square crop. I just hope I don't get too many Topaz haters.

Post Processing:
* Crop
* Topaz Adjust
* Increase Exposure
* Recovery
* Increase Black Point
* Increase Definition
* Increase Saturation and Vibrancy
* S-Curve
* Vignette
* Export to TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 13 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.4297
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.4386
Avg (non-participants): 6.4225
Views since voting: 1202
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 128
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/21/2011 11:49:12 AM
This is a truly wonderful shot. It's almost mesmerizing. I find my eyes sliding from one drop to another right to the center. Wow. :)
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05/09/2011 12:50:17 PM
wonderful!! love the clarity and composition.
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05/09/2011 12:36:44 AM
I was surprised to see this place where it did... I was hoping that it would ribbon. but it still placed well for the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2011 05:28:58 PM
Really pretty, love the water on the leaves.
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05/04/2011 04:10:34 PM
Wonderful clarity and colors. Absolutely perfect presentation in square, and a natural for this challenge. A true standout photo in this one. Well done.
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05/04/2011 08:41:49 AM
Beautiful color and clarity. The square crop really works for the subject.
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05/03/2011 10:01:56 AM
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05/02/2011 06:12:07 PM
Beautiful capture...the water drops are a plus!
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05/02/2011 04:04:46 PM
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05/02/2011 09:32:25 AM
Very nice!! Love the deep rich colours.
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05/02/2011 02:36:36 AM
Beautiful colours and clarity. I love the raindrops.
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