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Deceptive Beauty
Deceptive Beauty

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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Jan 7, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Abstract, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2012

These are the stamens of one of the most noxious weeds in South Africa. I think it looks beautiful when seen under high magnification.
Photograph taken with Extension tubes (31 mm + 13 mm + 21 mm) and a 18-55 mm lens.
Modified the colour as the original is much more pink.

Place: 51 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.6560
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 5.4211
Avg (non-participants): 5.8529
Views since voting: 470
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 125
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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04/21/2012 10:14:10 PM
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04/19/2012 05:34:43 AM
Macro isn't my thing so take this comment with a pinch of salt...
As the others have said below there isnt anything / much in focus. DPC loves sharp focus and on macro shots it is even more important. Yes shallow DOF was required for this challenge but something clearly needed to be in focus to qualify for the speed voter that rushes through and votes on a photo in less than 5 seconds.
I see your apperture was 5.6 - you might have wanted to try and shoot it at more like f/16 or smaller to increase the DOF you would get... the counter side of that is that you either need a longer shutter speed or higher ISO. If this was handheld then it would also be a reason why it is not pin sharp - 1/13 of a second is pretty slow for this type of work. It needs to be nearer 1/200 sec to keep the image from being blury.
It is a nice abstract looking shot but abstract normally doesnt do too well here... that is if you are worried about the scores.
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01/22/2012 11:39:40 PM
You created something really cool here. Nice job!
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01/22/2012 02:38:17 PM
I had this one tied as my top three... sorry it didn't do better but I really liked the abstract nature of this photo.

Good job.
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01/16/2012 02:41:21 PM
Hey you did a great job on this. Love the color and abstract feel. Not bad for your fourth challenge. You should be very proud of this. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 08:37:36 PM
Very pretty.
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01/13/2012 11:55:32 PM
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01/10/2012 05:48:09 PM
Fireworks challenge was month ago..... KIDDING! Nice capture :)
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01/10/2012 02:57:00 PM
There is only a tiny sliver, if anything at all, that appears to be focus here.
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01/09/2012 12:15:35 AM
there is nothing in focus, but its a nice abstract shot. colors are really wonderful though.
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