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Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: South Africa
Date: Mar 15, 2011
Aperture: f7,1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400s
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2012

Taken during my trip to South Africa in March last year.
A tribute to Vincent van Gogh. The title "Happiness" is also a reference to Vincent as sunflowers and the color yellow represented happiness to him.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 410
Avg (all users): 6.8465
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.8090
Avg (non-participants): 7.0238
Views since voting: 1224
Views during voting: 468
Votes: 241
Comments: 55
Favorites: 7 (view)


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03/08/2012 03:08:12 PM
Nice work
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02/28/2012 12:07:13 PM
Amazing port-processing work. I wonder if a killer sky would have gotten this a ribbon ... I think it would have. Congrats on this fine image.
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02/24/2012 06:50:57 AM
love sunflowers! Van Gough would be pleased!
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02/24/2012 04:22:52 AM
Happiness it is! JustLovely
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02/24/2012 03:34:00 AM
Fantastiese foto Fred en inspirerende werk. A fav by my gemerk en ek is mal hieroor.
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02/24/2012 01:44:14 AM
An outstanding image. Just love it.
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02/24/2012 01:12:40 AM
Thanks folks. I,m glad it did so well. Strangely the title which is "Happiness" has dissapeared since roll over.
02/24/2012 12:52:59 AM
And I missed this, great shot Fred and a favourite
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02/24/2012 12:19:53 AM
I love loved this.. Congrats on a Wonderful finish in a Best of Challenge!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 10:24:53 PM
Perfect title, this made me smile and think of summertime. Nice job.
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02/23/2012 10:08:22 PM
Thats gorgeous...looks like a painting.
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02/23/2012 03:33:40 PM
Wonderful processing - has an illustration feel to it.
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02/23/2012 09:55:22 AM
love the deep dof and colors. just wish there more detail in the sky.

(voted earlier)
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02/22/2012 11:43:36 PM
Aw. A field of sunflowers. Nicely captured, with great color, detail, and texture.
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02/21/2012 10:26:17 PM
Morning suns rise up
over the green horizon
flowers shine bright.


You have beautiful, bold colors on these sunflowers. The processing brings out some rich details. This field just bursts with sunshine happiness:-)
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02/21/2012 10:44:28 AM
a summer choir singing thanks & praises to the sun
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02/20/2012 10:13:10 PM
Bright, bold, beautiful. Makes me smile. Great comp and colors.
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02/20/2012 11:57:03 AM
Love the processing here.
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02/20/2012 02:36:42 AM
beautiful image
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02/19/2012 11:39:40 PM
Looks like a painting. While the processing seems heavy, it works perfectly here. This would be a good stock or wall image. Good luck!
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02/19/2012 07:35:35 PM
amazing clarity. almost looks animated. love to know the processing on this.,10
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02/19/2012 04:58:13 PM
I've never seen a field of sunflowers!!! This is a gorgeous photo. I might have cropped off some of the sky.
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02/19/2012 04:02:02 PM
I really, really like the processing on this one. For me, it just works.
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02/19/2012 01:23:47 PM
Fabulous detail. 9 :)
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02/19/2012 05:17:26 AM
I LOVE Sunflowers!!!
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02/18/2012 10:58:28 PM
The processing almost feels a little over the top, but it works really well for this motif. The muted tones work well too. I think if you would have saturated more, it would be over the top and not feel right. It feels right. Great work.
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02/18/2012 08:34:23 PM
Cool, this would look great as a wall canvas. Nice and vibrant but not over-saturated, nice focus, lovely subject.
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02/18/2012 05:59:52 PM
Very nice processing; stopped just before going over the top with it. (voted earlier)
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02/18/2012 08:44:36 AM
A truly happy scene. You might have pushed the processing a tad farther than my taste.
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02/18/2012 01:31:31 AM
surreal finish, maybe topazed. Bright and bouncy feel that I like.
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02/17/2012 02:54:43 PM
this is amazing, beautiful shot, love the sharpness and composition
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02/17/2012 07:31:09 AM
Oh wow.. that really does seem like an army of happy plants, they seem to be looking around everywhere, so cool.
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02/16/2012 10:11:09 PM
Trying to figure out what the blue thing is off to the left of center.. Beyond that, I like it.
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02/16/2012 08:27:34 PM
Yes, they even seem to be talking to you...
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02/16/2012 10:46:45 AM
Very nice bold colors in the flowers and the leaves.
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02/16/2012 09:39:08 AM
Gorgeous! Looks to have a little stylize in there. LOL! Love it!
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02/15/2012 10:22:53 PM
Gorgeous photo!
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02/15/2012 03:57:25 PM
This is just weirding me out. Why are they looking at me...?????

Awesome image. LOVE the pp'ing.
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02/14/2012 06:19:42 PM
nice tones
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02/14/2012 01:19:09 PM
very nice job with the processing, very simplistic lines, feels very smooth, great colors.
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02/14/2012 12:33:43 PM
wow. i assume HDR?
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02/13/2012 10:04:32 PM
And you conveyed the happiness to perfection. I smiled.
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02/13/2012 08:26:47 PM
oh man... thats just cool! love the processing, framing is excellent. 8
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02/13/2012 09:34:50 AM
Love this, 9
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02/12/2012 10:01:13 PM
such sharpness and detail, beautiful
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02/12/2012 07:30:10 PM
So. Totally. Fabulous.

I am in awe.


Really... wonderful! (note to self "WHAT were you DOING all year long?!")

This might be my fave of the entire gallery... *sigh*

Fabulous.


(just commenting on a great image... not voting)
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02/12/2012 06:14:54 PM
almost 3-dimensional - i am not sure i like the empty blue above the sunflowers...
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02/11/2012 10:21:12 PM
Very joyful!! They all seem to be smiling for you, except that one shy one on the left. Almost has the feel of a painting - I bet this looks quite nice printed!
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02/11/2012 10:27:29 AM
Wow, this is really cool. All those eyes staring at you.
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02/11/2012 10:10:12 AM
This is an amazing pic but almost looks computer animated
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02/10/2012 08:15:46 PM
The processing suits the image perfectly. Nice image.
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02/10/2012 02:46:07 PM
front 2/3 is lovely, the back 1/3 doesn't have an appealing color for me, though not horrible, just can't bump the score that extra notch
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02/10/2012 02:17:03 PM
Very clean image. Almost looks unreal.
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02/10/2012 02:10:51 AM
very nice
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02/10/2012 02:10:29 AM
I'm yet to take a shot like this, it's a very sunny happy shot allright, just wish the sky was bluer, and this would of really popped for me. Still very nice.
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