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The Palette of November
The Palette of November

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Botany II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Nov 24, 2011
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2011

Cherry tree in my parents' back yard.

focal length 11mm
time: 11:04am


Thanks for the great score, the wonderful comments, and the fave!

I wanted to add that I came back to this spot just a couple of hours after taking this photo, and three of the five leaves had fallen to the ground.

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Place: 11 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.3717
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.2182
Avg (non-participants): 6.5172
Views since voting: 927
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 113
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/05/2011 11:46:22 AM
Stood out to me too,I was expecting this to ribbon.Never mind I still think its a super image.
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12/05/2011 05:56:24 AM
Really nice work Damon. Congrats on the high finish. The mood and tones are right on...so is the border!
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12/05/2011 02:33:11 AM
So glad you didn't remove the background - it tells the story, otherwise it would just be a picture of some leaves!
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12/05/2011 01:49:31 AM
Disappointed not to see this on the front page. Stood out for me
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2011 06:05:17 PM
excellent perspective.
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12/04/2011 07:00:07 AM
I just love this,all in the processing I guess.
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12/03/2011 04:05:30 PM
The light, color, and repeition of the main subject leaves make a composition that would justify eliminating the background (maybe by holding a dark cloth behind them or moving to backlight from a direction that doesn't inlcude the tree and fence).
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12/01/2011 07:08:24 PM
I really like the DOF here and angle of the leaves.
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11/30/2011 09:46:00 PM
I'm not sure why, but this image really appeals to me. Especially appreciate the contrast of the bright yellow leaves with the boring, drab brown wall.
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11/29/2011 01:38:51 AM
Awesome, awesome and did I say AWESOME shot. The way you've focused on the leaves is what grabs me. 9
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11/28/2011 09:46:55 AM
My pick for the Blue. Great POV and DOF. Good luck!
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11/28/2011 09:09:42 AM
Oh I love this. I like the slightly out of focus tree in the BG, but it would also look cool to just see the leaves. They have an almost 3-D appearance. ;)
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11/28/2011 03:22:35 AM
Beautiful colour. I love the softened background and the way it pushes those lovely leaves forward.
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11/28/2011 12:33:22 AM
Beautiful tones
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11/28/2011 12:08:15 AM
Ha! This is wonderfully seen and captured.
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