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Odd is Beautiful

Odd is Beautiful
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Tulip Festival Michigan, Hollad
Theme(s): My Photos >= 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-19 14:15
Viewed: 3046
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 110
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Odd is beautiful...
yes, thats what came in my mind, when I came across this single odd tulip in the lane of fuschia tulips.

How he came there?
Did somebody planted?
Was he totally white first, and then after some time along with these fuschia tulips, he got litte their color on him?
He blended well with that group.
He did kept his identity still, felt very proud :-)
and hope he keeps his identity intact...
because thats what makes him unique, different and beautiful in that crowd...

TL, little philosophical thoughts today...
We leave our country for whatever reason
and migrate to another place, different culture, different people.
Do we need to loose our identity?
I think not, we can still be part of the new culture and keep our identity and feel proud...
like this unique white tulip.

ps: In workshop another composition of the same flower, please do let me know which is better.

Have a wonderful week
“Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying.”

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Yes you're right Vandana. Lovely composition and very nice colors.
Well done.


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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-05-19 14:26]

Odd is beautiful, yes! Amazing Tulips, Vandana

Hello Vandana

Pinsharp and perfect! what a delightful capture, wonderful colour and perfect DOF too

TFS regards Helen]

Ha da look at workshop and to be quite honest I could not chose i think they are both superb

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-05-19 16:36]

Hi Vandana,
How I like this beautiful photo. The colors are really well rendered. The silky red petals lightly blurred emphasize the white of the one so sharp in foreground. Great depth and composition. In fact, I prefer this one for the depth. Congratulations! Annie

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-05-19 16:44]

Hi Vandana,
Nice focus on the odd one. A unique and well presented photo. Lovely colors. TFS Julie

hi Vandana, really nice composition with this contrasting tulip, great sharpness and dof


I like it so much.
Is so beautiful.
A wonderful compo.

Nice work Vandana.



el enfoque es hermoso e interesante te felicito

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-19 19:46]

Another great capture. Great note as well, we should all be proud of our own identity. This picture has excellent detail and color. Your P.O.V. is very good. Very well done.

Hello Vandana,

I like both versions equally--the colour is so lush
Wow--what depth and composition. I am adding it to my favourite photos. Great job!
TFS, Joni

Odd can be VERY beautiful!
Every Tulip is different :-)

Fantastiic compo


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  • ved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 16 N: 12] (662)
  • [2008-05-19 23:35]

a beautiful concept... your note adds value to your snap...

ciao Vandana..
it's really beautiful.. excellent combinatiom of colours.. and wonderful focus!! many thanks
ciao Marco

Hi Vandana,
Very good shallow DOF ... just enough background blur to make make the pink flower standout. Good image and color quality. Well captured and composed. Well done! tfs

Hi Vandana
what wonderful words dear poetry!
words and photo perfect together
a good work
have a nice day

Good morning Vandana,

Here in the fields there always is the odd one out - a lovely sight and your capture is perfect.
Those edges are really photogenic aren't they.
This composition works more balanced somehow then the one you are sharing in the WS; there my eye is forced to follow the row of 3 reds and then I end up in the back of the picture. Here I see in a glance a well balanced equally blurred field of red ones, and they allow me to stay with the odd one out.


Great shoot Vandana, wonderfull image, beautifull colours and excellent light, very good POV,
my compliments!!!


Have a nice day!

Good morning Vandana.
Beautiful tulip picture.! Very well captured.
No need to come to Holland, I see.!
However, our 'Keukenhof' was gorgeous a 2 weeks ago, with real summer weather. Have you been there ?
Greetings from Jan

hello dear vandana

amazing flowers and very well composed,
perfect dof, focus, deatils

very lovely shot


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-05-20 3:22]

I think both of these are equally beautiful! I love your note as well, very true! Take care!!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-05-20 4:25]

Hello Vandana
Beautiful capture. The composition is great and the colours and the light are fabulous.
Very graphic and artistic.
My regards, mb

Hi Vandana,

Very beautiful image, great focus on the odd tulip and an interesting POV, I like it very much.

Hmmm, I DO like the one you posted best, I like the subject on the right, and this may sound silly, but we read left to right, so if the subject is LEFT.... why go any further? I like being lead across a photo! This works perfectly!
Superb quality Vandana! (ps, I got to talk to your Johnnie on the phone yesterday!)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-20 6:06]

Hi Vandana

Effective tight framing on the red tulips, with superb use of a shallow dof to make the red & white hydrid in the fg stand out. Tfs!

Hi Vandana.Where you find that lovely flowers.Nice macro and colours.
Best regards, Bosko.

I like this one better.
Excellent capture.
Excellent composition where this tulip really stands out from the other.

hi vandana, nice dof, good composition, its a keen eye that picked this one out, well done!

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful, creative,impressive shot...
Nice colours and excellent details.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner.

hello vandana!
this is so beautiful, excellent DOF and sharpness, i like it.



Hi Vandana,

Excellent shot! Great DOF, and selective focus, making the subject stand out!Great lighting, composition and detail.
TFS Hugs from Athens,

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-05-20 11:50]

Hello Vandana
You have a wonderful eye! This is just perfect.. the details.. and dof.. spot on!


Hello Vandana!
Another lovely tulips composition with great focus on one tulips and nice blurred red tulips in background!
Wonderful colours!
Best regards!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-05-20 15:25]

I prefer the ws version, Vandana... what disturbs me in the composition shown in the main post is the one flower that is higher than the others, and that has been cut by the top border. A pity, IMO. The "black swan" of the family sure is a nice flower, and both pics present it very sharp, and in very nicely saturated colours.

hello Vandana,

the odd one is really stand out in this shot.. love the colours and pattern of the tulip. well capture again.. beautiful composiion and detail. very well done.

regards, terry

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-05-20 21:29]

Hi Vandana,
Marvelous garden !
Vibrant color!
Wonderful just this!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-21 0:07]

Hello my dear,

Excellent shot, great details and sharpness, love the colours and lighting here, very nice close-up shot! :D

Have a nice day,


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-05-21 3:03]

hi Vandana

The multiple flowers show up in full red as a group here, while the leader has a white appearance to differentiate from the rest, to make it a pleasant view. Sharp focus on this leader and making the rest of players DOF blur. A good way to highlight.

tfs, bill

Hello Vandana,
Good depthness, nice color harmony.
Selahattin E

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful warm colours and lovely macro
Excellent tullips and well presented.
Well done my friend.TFS


Mark the odd one out...

Very beautiful.
Nice DOF, good colours, and details of the most front flower.


Hi Vandana,

Yes, this tulip has different personality . . but it's a lovely one among the surrounding . .
Well observed and presented beautifully . .
Well done


merhaba dear vandana
magnificent lovely tulips.magnificent lovely colours.well done.
good night my friend.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Vandana

Beautiful and wonderful other postcard
of this beautiful ones exemplary.
The tulips are wonderful, so much in the details
as in the composition and in the colors.
A show! great sharpness and dof
Greetings my friend...


i like where u placed the focus in this photo vandana :)
the photographer's eye u hav
very good sharpness and colors, nice bokeh from this lens


Hi Vandana, splendid focus on this wonderful flower, great composition with fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Vandana,
I agree, this beauty really stands out among the ordinary red ones..!
Accurate DoF makes the main subject stand out well, with pin sharp details in the petals...
A well balanced composition!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Vandana,
Beautifully captured tulips. The odd one stands out gracefully. Brilliant colors and the details are just fantastic. A very good composition, and I prefer this one than the workshop.
Lovely note that compliments the picture. And I agree that we can still be part of a new culture and feel proud of our own identity. Thanks for sharing this.

Best regards,

Hi Vandana,

That statement accounts for most things. Yep, you're right. ;-)

Greetings! Dennis

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-05-25 16:53]

Like a painting, so nice

Hello Vandana,
Great done!..beautiful flowers with great details.I like the composition and POV here.Good light and sharpness.
Well done.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-05-26 9:54]

Excelent depth and sharpness Vandana.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-02 7:40]

Lovely composition and very nice colors. Well done.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-06-12 16:25]

Hello Vandana
I like people having uncommon personalities; its a pleasure for me to try politely to pierce the mystery of thier thoughts!
And I presume you expressed the same passion through this lovely photograph of an albino tulip!
Spectacular selective focus!
Best regards.

Hi Vandana,
interesting concept and well captured.
The contrast (with the one standing out white against the others) is very appealing too.

Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

Beautiful blooms, Vandana! Love the lone variegated tulip that's in focus. It makes me wanna visit my landscape work I did for one of the best theme parks here in the Philippines and take photos. This is inspirational. The low POV makes this more interesting and effective. Lovely composition here.
Freddie :)

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