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Fallen Beauty

Fallen Beauty
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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: PENTAX K_x, SMC PENTAX-DA 55-300 1:4-5.8ED W/C, SanDisk SD-HC 8GB
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-19 23:44
Viewed: 2525
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I managed to take this shot laying down on the muddy ground:

Shooting something on the ground is usually a looking down shoot tilting the camera almost 90 degrees, but if laying on the ground you can avoid tilt your camera, and get a nice blurred background as I did here.

The darkness of the far backgrounds help emphasizing the 'fallen beauty' effect, and the rule of thirds brings balance to the composition.

ISO-200 and 120mm FL. The white frame is the only pp work... but I guess it was not necessary at all ;)

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Hi sir.interesting shot with good POV and DOF .. Perfect composition.have good time.

Hola Galder - nice shot of this Frangipani flower (my back garden in Dubai is full of them). Sharp focus, very well contrlloed and narrow DOF. All done in camera too so well done.

I'm just back from 2 weeks in Cambodia myself - great place ;-)


  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2011-01-20 0:33]

il est indéniable que se baisser à la hauteur du sujet photographié donne une dimmenssion plus qu'agréable! (même si on doit s'allonger dans la boue!)
la faible profondeur de champ est agréablement gérée (un peu devant aussi) et au loin une seconde fleur au sol qui se devinne laisse à penser que tout le sol était jolliement agrémenté de ces "Beauty" ☺

  • Great 
  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-01-20 0:44]

Hi Galder...
Nice shot with so nice focus...
Nice presentation...

This one is awesome. I love the placement of the flower, the soft bokeh effect of the lens, the simple clean colours of the flower.

The frame - not necessary, but I actually think it has improved the shot.


Very nice Galder ... now that's dedication .. getting down on the muddy ground :)
Very nicely composed shot. And the flower stands out beautifully against the muted colors of the BG. Great shot

Simple but effective composition. Great use of the dof to isolate your beautiful subject. Very nice framing. Well done, tfs.

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-01-24 14:55]

boa noite Galder
This single and simple flower is full of beauty and your lay on the ground make a great diference.
Fine sharpness and great " gentillesse".

Hi Galder,
Very nice caught of view of this beauty,
Excellent focus and sharp picture,
good contrast and light,
Nice composition and presentation,

Hi Galder,

Simple shots like this are sometimes the most magical and give the viewer a nice pleasing image to look at. I like the way you have kept the flower in the bottom third of the photograph and together with the shallow depth of field you gain a sense of beauty and loneliness.

Great work,


Dear Galder! Hope you doing good friend!
This post is so beautiful and sobre. Nice placement of the flower.
Lovely presentation and beautiful composition!

Have a good day!

Very effective and beautiful image.The textures in the flower are marvelous.Best regards Otto.

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