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Winter in Tasmania

Winter in Tasmania
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Copyright: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-14 0:36
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Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Winter this year was colder than normal Tasmanian standards but very dry with rainfall well below the average.

This camellia from City Park the photo taken under a weak winter sun and with the exposure bias value set at - 0.30 eV in an attempt to alleviate some of the brightness.

PP Work - Paint Shop Pro X
Adjust - Brightness and Contrast - Clarify - Strength of effect 2
Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue map - Saturation shift 10, lightness shift -5
Adjust - Curves
Adjust - Digital Camera Noise Removal - Noise Correction 25, Correction blend 70, Sharpening 0.0
Added the framing and resized
Reopened and added the text

Making enemies out of friends is easy, making friends out of enemies is difficult, but it is actually worthwhile ~ Unknown

Silke, lilimih33, cunejo200, juyona, kross1, Royaldevon, dareco, c_rapp, Teresat, chrisJ, harpya, WMcK, Hendrika, tibig, Mitra, shelbeesmom, viawia has marked this note useful
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Hi David
Wonderful macro
Amazing details and colors
Ver well done
Have a nice weekends

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-09-14 0:47]

Beautiful Camellia Dave - ours are blooming wonderfully too.
Nicely captured - good focus and sharp details,

PS I hope you're feeling much better - and behaving yourself too...

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2008-09-14 0:51]

Good sharpness, nice shadow of the stamen.


I really like the "over all" atmosphere of this image David. From the light you can actually tell it is either wintertime or an early morning/late evening picture.
Lovely composition, colors and sharpness!


P.s.: Hope you're feeling better since last time we "spoke" ...

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-09-14 4:05]

hi David

Nice macro of this flower for a winter season. But winter is almost over although I was told this year Australian winter is cold.

tfs, bill

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-09-14 4:53]

Simply exquisite details in this delicate flower! Beautifully handled whites here

Hello David!
I must say, it is a lovely winter picture!
Beautiful white flower and nice light!
Great focus and good perspective!
Best regards!

Hello David,
Good EV adjustment to temper brightness. No OE on the white petals. Attractive off-centered composition of the camellia blossom. Regards, Danilo

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-09-14 6:53]

Hola David,
precioso encuadre y buen foco,
presentación y buena iluminación...
saludos amigo.

Hi David,
To hear the word "winter" makes me ill. I'm not ready for those cold days ahead. Anyway I really like the detail in this picture. The core of the flower looks wonderful surrounded by those white pedals. The flower really stands out against the dark green BG. Nice work.

Hello David,

Excellent work on handling the whites in this delicate, beautiful camelia.
The composition, with the flower serenely appearing from the top r/h corner is very attractive. I like how the light is making shadow replicas of the stamens.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

hi david, nice off centre composition, i like the pov, colors and details too, a fine post,

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-09-14 14:25]

Hello David
Admirable are the textures in highlights on this first sign of your spring, that you located judiciously on a sweet spot for a most appealing look!
Please post some more spring flowers!
Have a g'day.

Good capture.
Good sharpness, details and DOF.
Love the composition.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-09-14 19:06]

Very nice macro! Super detail and colors. I also like the framing. TFS and have a happy day!

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-09-14 19:57]

This is stunning!! Such wonderul strong details and great color. WOW WOW!!!! Beautiful. TFs

boa noite david
I can smell here the autumn coming... and your flower seems to be able to gives us the inter beauty.wonderful capture.
My regards

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-15 2:03]

Hi David

Good placement of the flower off centre in the compo, with superb colour, lighting & sharpness. Tfs!

David Hi:
Marvelously beautiful and very artistically presented
lovely color and stunning details
Excellent note, as well
Congratulations, very well composed and presented

Hello David

A beautiful winter shot.
beautiful visual and a soft light molds
all this flower beauty!
Nicely captured
good focus and sharp details,


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-09-15 7:33]

You have handled the whites so beautifully my friend of many faces. If these lovely flowers bloom in a “colder than normal” winter, I think I would find it just fine. Wonderful composition and stunning DOF to make this so lovely. Excellent.
Warmest Regards

Hallo David,
sehr gute Makroaufnahme. Die Details und die Schärfe sind einmalig. Gute Arbeit mein Freund.


Hi dear friend,
you are lucky to have such beautiful flowers in winter time.
Wonderful details and light in it.
Nicely framed too.
Best wishes,

Hiya David

A superb shot here, lovely sharp detail and excellent white balance, good lighting and the framing compliments the shot perfectly.

I hope your doing OK

TFS regards Helen

Hi David,

That is a good idea, I think you can even use 2 stops - like -0,7 - when making pictures like this, the colours seem to get deeper.
Looking at your picture, winter does not seem too bad where you are living.
Here berries are growing in abundance and an old saying is that we then can expect a very cold winter - probably not - probably a wet one. That is what climate change does here.

TFS this perfect and sunny camelia.


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-09-19 9:30]

Beautiful shot. I like the slanted angle of the light and the droplet on the petals.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-09-19 12:09]

Nice macro of this flower for a winter season. Amazing details & colors. Well done.

Superb work here David! You really did well with this white flower, which is an OE nightmare in sunlight! Love the sharpness, yet it's romantically soft! I like it!

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