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post #1 of 96 (permalink) Old September 22nd, 2009, 21:38 Thread Starter
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September-October 2009 Photo Contest

Hola everyone

And a huge welcome back! Hope your summer (or winter?) months had been enjoyable.

Now, give us your best shots for our September-October 2009 Photo Contest!

Submission deadline:
Wednesday 21 October, 2009 at 07:59 GMT


September-October 2009 Photo Contest Topic: Flower Power *

* Photographs - taken by you, of

1. Flowers, Plants, Fruit, Vegetation

2. Gardens, Places (or People) decorated with Flowers

3. Imagination welcome -as long as the pictures are yours

Submitting

If you are intested in submitting your own work, you may

* Enter up to 3 pictures allowed per person
* Post up the link or the picture directly
* All entries must be in by Wed, 21 Oct., 2009 at 07:59 GMT
* Only use pictures you photographed yourself
* It is alright to use Photoshop
* Please give each image a title
* Tell us about the camera/lenses/software you used
* Tell us about the time, place, how/why you took this and
* any other personal notes
* You may re-submit image(s) that have not been voted on

Voting:

* Starts on 22 October and ends Wednesday 4 November, 2009 (at 01:00 GMT)
* Anyone can vote, you don't have to have entered.
* Anyone can vote BUT you cannot vote for your own photo(s), kudos.
* State your preferences in this thread. We will tally them up
* Vote for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th favourites.
* 1st choice is worth 5 points
* 2nd choice is worth 4 points
* 3rd choice is worth 3 points
* 4th choice is worth 2 points
* 5th choice is worth 1 point
* It is mandatory that you vote for all 5 choices
* Please, Do Not Edit your votes, thank you
* Any Edited votes will be cancelled

Winning Images

* The image with most points wins the First Prize
* There are 5 winning categories: First, Second, Third, Fourth,
* and Honorable Mention
* All winning images will be displayed in the Art Forum's
* Photo Contest Winners Gallery
* The winners will be awarded Titles

About the XT Photo Contest

* You are witnessing the making of our second year of
* XT Photo Contests
* The Contest will take place every 2-3 months in the Art forum
* Each XT Photo Contest will feature a specific theme.

Looking forward to your posts. Good luck everyone

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post #2 of 96 (permalink) Old September 23rd, 2009, 00:10
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ooo flowers, something my camera can do closeups of lol

yay, i can get motivation to get back out there and get some images of stuff,


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I like taking flower shots, especially macro ones, hence my contribution below.
All photos were taken with Canon Powersot S3 IS and one maybe with XTi.



A rose macro




Yellow close up





A scene from my yard!


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beautiful macros Amir!!!

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Thanks mate

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OMG Amir! I'm saving those.

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Using my same old, now almost dead 3MP Canon Powershot, from summer 2008. Front garden.

Small Garden



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All these photos are taken with Canon Powershot A1100-IS in my carefully nurtured balcony garden. All three images have different level of Photoshop treatment: slightly, none and heavy.

I kindly ask you to open the full size and judge fairly.

1. Urban Rebel:

f/2.7, exp:1/400, ISO-80
Exposure edited in Photoshop.

2. Rare Fuzz:

f/2.7, exp:1/60, ISO-80
Raw image, no pickin'.

3. Verd-Grana:

f/2.7, exp:1/200, ISO-80
Heavy edit in Photoshop with color alternating & multiple exposure. I'm not concerned about realism loss.
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that first one is amazing with the cars below.


what happened to Reza's photos? they're gone.

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what happened to Reza's photos? they're gone.
Seems to work now, if needed I can attach them instead of using the external URL.
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Wow at the third pic Amir. Nice pics mate. Did you crop the pic?. I would like to know the settings of that picture. I really liked the contrast of the flower and the ground(the brown background??). Makes the flower standout. Yellow polen adds so much to the pic ain't it?. I am not sure, but I felt the bottom of the flower is little cropped out and little blurry. Maybe it's just me. I liked the yellow rose.

mvlade - Mate the second pic without the mesh would be really nice .

Reza - .

Thanks for sharing guys .

I will post mine pretty soon.

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Are you kidding me? I should get 2 weeks vacation from work to remove the background around the trichomes. Let's pretend that it gives some effect, like "the flora and the industry" something.
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Wow at the third pic Amir. Nice pics mate. Did you crop the pic?. I would like to know the settings of that picture. I really liked the contrast of the flower and the ground(the brown background??). Makes the flower standout. Yellow polen adds so much to the pic ain't it?. I am not sure, but I felt the bottom of the flower is little cropped out and little blurry. Maybe it's just me. I liked the yellow rose.

As far as I remember, I did not crop that image, or very very little. Here are the settings"

Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 200

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great pics so far. We still need more!!! C'mon guys & gals, dont hesitate!
Now my contribution to the contest:

1) window colors

since we have fall over here, my first pic is dedicated to it. This was the view from a window of my former work. Took all 3 pics with my faithful Canon Powershot A530.



2) magic flower

this is a pic with an instruction: if you have a scrolling wheel on your mouse or keyboard, then take the pic in the middle, concentrate on the flower and scroll quickly up and down over the hight of the photo.

The flower is a Crab's Claws (Heliconia rostrata).




3) water lily

and a close up from me too, of a water lily. Not very easy to get that flower from so close Especially not with that cam. :smileani:


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I posted my pics but then I discovered that I posted wrong files and deleted, and when I tryed to post again, I was told I already posted these files (tho they are not physically up)
Should I re-name files or whta?
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kat, as FM I can still see the post. maybe thats why the post is just soft-deleeted and the pics are still there even though you cant see them anymore. Either go over your attachment manager in your User CP and deleete the pics there, or just rename and try again.

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kat, I can hard-delete the post for you but by doing so it would really mess up the page count (alas, this is still a VS bug) and bring along much unhappiness. If you mind, like Heike said, delete or rename your attached images and post again, please?

Everyone who submitted, your pictures are stunning! (ah Heike!)
Thank you all But as the saying goes in this forum -- yes, keep 'em comnig!

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Ok, second try. Stuff in my garden, no photoshopping. Samsung D75.

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