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Study of a bromeliad
Study of a bromeliad

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Challenge: Botany (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: Aug 15, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2004

This is one of many plant types at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens in Lackawanna, NY.

Taken with my Canon EF 28-135mm IS zoom lens. I obviously used selective desaturation to draw attention to the central portion of the plant. Selective coloring, a little cloning of some distracting spots on the leaves; curves, levels, and usm.

Thanks for looking, voting and/or commenting.

EXIF data:
File: CRW_9336.CRW
File size: 5,433KB
Image Serial Number: 193-9336
Camera Model: Canon EOS 10D
Camera serial number: 0320205230
Firmware: Firmware Version 2.0.0
Date/Time: 2004:08:15 15:00:08
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure mode: Av
Exposure compensation: +1/2
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Single frame shooting
ISO: 100
Lens: 28.0 to 135.0 mm
Focal length: 47.0mm
Subject distance: 0.71 m
AF mode: One-shot AF
Image size: 3072 x 2048
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Daylight
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Tone: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 2: Shutter release w/o CF card: Not possible
CFn 4: Shutter release: AE lock; AE button: AF

Place: 14 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.3777
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 6.2583
Avg (non-participants): 6.5882
Views since voting: 1213
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 188
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/23/2004 12:25:25 AM
Congratulations on your 14th placing. Hey, your quality of entries are always good. In this one you made an ideal use of desat, a hard feat to pull off.
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08/23/2004 12:00:15 AM
great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2004 02:33:01 PM
Great shot! I like the fact that you were able to take the standard flower photo and make it unique. Visually very appealing. Good job.
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08/20/2004 04:30:30 PM
Few have encompassed the full meaning of the challenge. The study of plants, Botany. Well composed and the plant is central, got to give it a 10/10
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08/18/2004 05:55:18 PM
I like this alot. There are others similar to this in the challenge, but this is my fav so far. Keep up the good work!
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08/18/2004 04:58:52 PM
nice! interesting method of drawing focus both with the mag class and the saturation difference. very clever, and nicely composed, strong color. good work.
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08/17/2004 03:38:13 PM
Nice use of selective desat..certainly works for the challenge.
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08/17/2004 11:22:27 AM
There are a couple submitted that have used the magnifying glass idea but you went beyond the everyday idea and raised the bar. Great job on this. The depth of field seems perfect and the lighting beautiful. Great detail and colors too. Hope this gets high ratings.
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08/17/2004 10:04:24 AM
i like the color contrasts
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08/16/2004 11:04:41 PM
OOHHH! This one is really cool! I like your concept and you executed it well! Very nice job!
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08/16/2004 08:33:08 PM
Great picture, great idea.
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08/16/2004 07:25:04 AM
I like the idea, but think it could be stronger if used more subtly. The comoposition is also very centered, which added to the colour choices makes this very static.
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