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Red Velvet

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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Vivitar MF Macro 55mm 1:2:8 f/2.8 for Nikon
Location: Apopka, FL
Date: Jan 6, 2012
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2012

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Place: 14 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.2385
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1607
Avg (non-participants): 6.2973
Views since voting: 1041
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 130
Comments: 9
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01/18/2012 05:38:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First impression: Surprised this image didn't place higher as it's very dpc friendly.

Artistic: Love the Fibonacci spiral and the tiny drops of water, and the contrast really makes the colours pop. Good comp and lush textures. I think your commenter on the roses being overdone may have a point. Still it's a lovely image.

Technical: Almost wonder if you used too short a DOF? Most lenses aren't at their best wide open, often their sweet spot is a few stops down *whew try saying that 5 times fast! :-)*

Overall: Very pleasing shot, sad that it didn't do better. Maybe try reshooting at different fstops and slow your shutter speed accordingly. Never hurts to mess around and see what else might work.

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01/16/2012 10:30:17 AM
Beautiful! Top 15 isn't bad. ;D
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01/16/2012 08:51:48 AM
Quelle surprise! :oD It's gorgeous.
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01/16/2012 07:59:13 AM
Beautifully executed, thought this was one of the better flower shots in the challenge. Suprised this didnt do better. Congrats on the Top 20 placement =)
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01/16/2012 02:16:55 AM
Exquisite composition and well photographed. Congrats on your score (that I think should be much higher)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 07:17:26 PM
Beautifully composed, wonderful colour and dof.
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01/15/2012 08:34:56 AM
Gorgeous red and nicely composed.
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01/11/2012 04:40:37 PM
Roses have been overdone, I was kind of expecting that but the execution and composition here is great so I won't hold it against you.
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01/09/2012 12:28:22 PM
Very nice image.
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