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Hosta plantagenia
Hosta plantagenia

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Challenge: Botany (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Backyard, OH
Date: Aug 15, 2004
Aperture: f 6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2004

From my wife's garden in the backyard. Camera was on a tripod and set to manuel. Taken at 11:00 am on an overcast day which help keep the reflectio n to a minimum. Because the theme was botony, I focused literally and figuratively on the magnifying glass and that portion of the flower in it rather than just on the flowers alone. I did very little to change the background because I felt that's what a botanist would face and the reason he or she would be looking with the glass: to find the bugs as it were.
In photoshop: cropped for the desired size; auto adjusted color; smudged some of the large leaves' brown edges; clonned out specs in the glass; unsharpened the mask for the entire scene; adjusted the colors for just the fingers to reduce the pinkish cast; selected just the magnifying glass and sharpened more.

Place: 24 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.3060
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.1453
Avg (non-participants): 6.5909
Views since voting: 2019
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 183
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/23/2004 12:42:05 AM
Congratulations on your 24th placing. A great and lovely entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2004 09:22:09 AM
Clever idea, not unique in this challenge but the best one. 10
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08/21/2004 03:59:09 PM
Perfect clarity, composition, detail and lighting. This is just outstanding work!
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08/20/2004 04:28:28 PM
Does what the challenge asks, a study of plants...Botany! Well executed, in focus and an excellent example, 10/10
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08/19/2004 05:07:55 PM
I thought of this idea, and you did it nicely.
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08/18/2004 06:01:08 PM
I dont care to see the hand in the pic
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08/18/2004 12:59:34 AM
Nice interpretation and the flower is nice.
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08/17/2004 07:51:01 PM
Excellent idea! A polarizer could have helped reduce the reflection on the glass. 7
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08/16/2004 09:35:05 PM
great picture! :) i love the crisp whiteness of the flower! hats off to the gardener, too! (wink, wink!)
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08/16/2004 03:51:58 PM
Different and I like how this one really suggests the study of plants, i.e. botany, more than just a picture of a plant itself.
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08/16/2004 06:35:27 AM
Great concept and the picture is very sharp! Would like to have seen the green leaves darker and more saturated and a bit more blurred to help isolate the white flower.
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08/16/2004 01:36:38 AM
I like the use of props!
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