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sunflower #2
sunflower #2
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Buttonwoods Farm, Connecticut, USA
Date: Jul 30, 2011
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2012

Taken at a sunflower farm in Connecticut

post competition comments:
thank you to everyone who liked this image..I know it was a little over the top
I used three images in Nik HDR software
at Realistic Strong setting;
then layer masked background for uniform tone with hue/sat layer.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 410
Avg (all users): 6.9671
Avg (commenters): 8.3056
Avg (participants): 6.9192
Avg (non-participants): 7.1778
Views since voting: 1688
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 243
Comments: 43
Favorites: 10 (view)


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02/25/2012 12:09:22 AM
THIS IS STUNNING MY DEAR SO PLEASED IT DID SO WELL IN A FREE STUDY XOX FROM SHEZ
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02/24/2012 05:39:29 PM
I so like your sunflowers. Beautiful the way you rendered and presented. Most deservedly you attained the placing of ten. We two are the only entries out of 405 that have sunflowers as the theme.

Edited to correct a mistake in the spelling.

Message edited by author 2012-02-24 17:40:24.
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02/24/2012 02:24:26 AM
Congrats on the top 10 finish. I knew this would finish well as soon as I came across it in voting.
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02/24/2012 01:32:37 AM
Crazy pp'ing! Congrats on the TT
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 11:59:38 PM
Amazing, love the processing and form. 8
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02/23/2012 06:48:49 PM
Beautiful details and colors. Lovely image indeed!!!!
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02/23/2012 03:10:35 PM
in love with this shot, this rocks!
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02/23/2012 02:05:14 PM
I really like this - the colours are superbly vibrant and the part opened flower makes it a more unusual subject. Perhaps wish the top petals weren't cropped off, but the clarity is very good.
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02/23/2012 09:58:04 AM
interesting how the flower seems almost metalic. love it.

(voted earlier)
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02/23/2012 02:13:10 AM
Awesome photograph. If this doesn't make it to the front page, and I am hoping it does, it is definetly top 10 to me.
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02/21/2012 10:42:36 AM
Love the thrilling sci-fi colors & the bug. not liking the title, though, so I'm ignoring that.
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02/20/2012 09:54:01 AM
AWESOME!
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02/19/2012 11:23:40 PM
Bumping this up. Love the colors! What awesome crazy detail!
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02/19/2012 09:20:58 PM
Interesting colors. The bug adds a nice touch. Great detail.
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02/19/2012 06:47:12 PM
Very dramatic. 8
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02/19/2012 04:41:31 PM
Great mood to this shot. Nice tones and well processed.
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02/18/2012 10:25:08 PM
Over the top color, but I like it here. (voted earlier)
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02/18/2012 09:42:20 PM
With beetle.
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02/18/2012 02:48:14 PM
this shot is just incredible. i just have no idea how you did it. 10
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02/18/2012 12:22:17 AM
I am not usually a fan of this type of pping but I love this - excellent in every way. 9
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02/16/2012 04:37:44 PM
Beautiful colors. Surreal and real at the same time.
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02/16/2012 03:29:04 PM
Intriguing color palette. So vibrant and bold.
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02/16/2012 09:18:40 AM
This is beautiful and something extra ordinary capture. Well done!
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02/16/2012 08:41:07 AM
Gorgeous. This is really something else. I wish that bug wasn't there...
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02/15/2012 10:31:27 PM
Throbs with life.
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02/15/2012 08:39:50 PM
Well I guess you have an awesome editing programme to achieve this, it is rather striking indeed. Top 20 I say, or I feel maybe it will ribbon.
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02/15/2012 08:11:55 AM
this has a very expert editing feel to it. its doesn't even look real, well done.
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02/14/2012 08:17:52 PM
oh that i might take such a beautiful shot for next year's Best Of challenge!
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02/14/2012 04:36:15 PM
Wow, love the processing, that's some lush rich detail, I'm sure your score must be sky high! Beautiful, the colour is fantastic, well done.
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02/14/2012 03:35:20 AM
Beautiful shot nice pp.
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02/13/2012 11:17:06 PM
Awesome processing, especially of the colors. Great detail as well.
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02/13/2012 10:43:19 AM
Dramatic processing that might be a little too much for some people. Love the details and the half opened flower.
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02/12/2012 01:37:52 PM
Floral rays slowly open one by one
yellow bursts with the touch of the sun.
The fields come alive with morning light
as bugs & plants shake of the blanket of night.

Wow, very bold, and vibrant hues of green and yellow! I also love all the detail in the sunflower.
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02/12/2012 12:06:39 PM
Interesting metallic textures here.
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02/11/2012 09:18:49 AM
This is something I'd see in a contemporary art exhibit. Nicely done. :) 7
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02/11/2012 06:35:23 AM
I love this quite a bit.
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02/11/2012 03:05:10 AM
Amazing colours and transitions, not to mention the textures and the bug to complete the composition!
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02/10/2012 11:30:12 PM
I love how it's not peeled back yet on one side. Gorgeous rich color. And there's some mathematical progression (Fibonacci series?) in the way the center is formed. Nature is fascinating and this is a wonderful example!
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02/10/2012 08:09:21 PM
Very dramatic, nicely done.
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02/10/2012 12:51:47 PM
one of the better sunflower images i've ever seen, I'd like it even better without the insect, still beautiful though
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02/10/2012 07:10:49 AM
3rd 10 of the challenge, aawesome shot, love the colours an teh details, especially the bug nice work
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02/10/2012 05:11:42 AM
Unusual capture during opening. Love the yellow/green diagonal split. insect rounds it off.
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02/10/2012 01:05:27 AM
Oh golly.

This. Is. Fabulous.

I want to take a photo and be able to edit it like this.


Fabulous.



(just commenting on a great image... not voting)
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