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Floral Transformation.
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Floral Transformation.
Floral Transformation.
Lily in its course of transformation. Please let me know your comments/critiques.
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Rakesh Syal
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    Very nice panel!!!

1/15/2006 11:15:11 AM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks Rakesh. cheers.

1/15/2006 11:48:31 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Very lovely, Sakthik....wonderful color on a black background!!

1/15/2006 2:46:13 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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The most exquisite piece of art I've seen in a long time, Sakthik! Only one word: PERFECTION! How in the world did you create such a beauty?

1/15/2006 5:02:24 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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This is wonderful. Love the changes in the flower and very nicely presented.

Awesome work. Kerby

1/15/2006 5:03:12 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Superbly done!!!!Well planned, captured and put together! The lighting is beautiful! The only change I would make is to have the last flower lit up with a little more intensity because that one symbolizes the final result of this transformation. Either way, this is brilliant and beautiful to look at!

1/15/2006 8:19:17 PM

 
Shane Nestle
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Communicates the theme very well and grabbed my attention.

Since you asked for critique/comments... I agree that the last bud could use a little highlighting / amplification. It appears that the lighting varied in all four shots. The middle two look like they are illuminated nearly the same, but the others don't seem to be illuminated as strongly. Could just be a trick of the eye due to the colors and shapes.

I also would suggest dithering the "cut" area of the stems to black so that the sharp lines, which contrast heavily with the delicate curves of the flowers, don't draw your eyes away and remind you that this is a composite of pictures.

1/15/2006 8:33:40 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Sakthik, very nice detail and colors; I agree with Shane's comments about the varied lighting and stems.

1/15/2006 9:26:41 PM

 
Rebecca A. Steed
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REally beautiful! I love the changing colors. I do agree with shane on the black lines though. It's still a superb shot and you captured it great.

1/15/2006 11:47:10 PM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks Everyone. I am delighted to see your comments and critiques. The lighting condition must vary, because you cannot maintain the same color temperature from the first to last flower. I reduced the color temperature on the last flower to 4000K. I tried increasing it, but it gives me too much of red detail, which I dont want. I wanted to maintain the green highlight as well. Please keep posting your comments and critiques. It will improve my skills. Cheers.

1/16/2006 1:28:01 AM

 
Cora Miller
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Very nicely done, Sakthik. I find the lighting beautiful.

1/16/2006 10:37:53 PM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks Cora.

1/17/2006 8:04:08 AM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Outstanding work, Sakthik!

1/17/2006 4:12:17 PM

 
Orsi 
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Awesome!!!Wonderful job!!!

1/17/2006 6:20:39 PM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks Nicole and Orsi. Your comments motivates me a lot. Cheers.

1/18/2006 1:33:14 AM

 
Gerda Grice
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This is really lovely, Sakthik! The colours are beautiful and the amount of detail you've captured is excellent. I agree, though, with one of the suggestions made: it would be a good idea to lose the sharp cutoff lines of the flowers, especially of the 3 to the right of the 1st one. -Gerda

1/20/2006 9:44:50 AM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks Gerda. Let me see what I can do. Cheers for your comment.

1/20/2006 10:39:55 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is gorgeous Sakthik... Wonderful panel work.. I love the way they are all in the one frame... Perfect for the theme.. Good luck!!

1/23/2006 6:28:03 AM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks Kara.

1/23/2006 7:10:43 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Sakthik congrates for this final !

2/21/2006 10:36:16 AM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks Milan.

2/21/2006 2:19:58 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATS on your finalist, Sakthik! I truly believe it is well deserved!

2/21/2006 3:31:22 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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What a beautiful graduation of life! Excellent job, great composition and colors. Congratulations!

2/21/2006 5:11:46 PM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Wonderful! So glad to see this in the finals!! Congrats!

2/21/2006 9:36:17 PM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks everyone for your nice comments. Cheers.

2/22/2006 2:44:57 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Great finalist, awesome work, congratulations, Sakthik!!!

2/23/2006 11:13:17 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this 2nd place win Sakthik!!!!

2/25/2006 1:32:19 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Sakthik on this well deserved winner.

2/25/2006 2:26:36 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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Congratulations again! Well-deserved.

2/26/2006 6:43:05 AM

 
Sakthik .

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Thanks everyone. I am very happy today. Cheers.

2/26/2006 7:26:55 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner Sakthik

2/26/2006 8:28:06 AM

 
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