Weekly Photo Contest: July 9th-16th - Flower Power

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Indydenny, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Indydenny macrumors 6502

    Indydenny

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    New week, new contest, new theme. I have chosen "Flower Power" as the theme.

    For many, this is the season for beautiful flowers. Would love to see some photos that are so unique or beautiful that I might want to use them (with permission of course) as wallpaper for my Mac or iPad. Each photo must contain flower(s) although most anything else can be included as well. Preference given to photos that remind us of summer heat!

    Enjoy the theme and have fun with it!

    Rules:
    • The photographs must be your own work.
    • Be creative and have fun.
    • You may only submit one photo per contest.
    • Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.
    • The contest runs for one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread.)
    • At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible.
    • The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme, after that it defers to 2nd place).
    This contest will close on July 16th 1pm EST.
     
  2. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    This is one of my favorite pics. I used a Nikon 60mm Macro lens and since the Dahlia was just starting to droop, I had to shoot upward at an angle against a retaining wall. flow1039.jpg
     
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    High key white rose on a lightbox, radial gradient fill.


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  5. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Since the hibiscus seems to be the flower of choice around here, I will assimilate. This peach colored hibiscus is my favorite, though I am also fond of the blue variety.

    Peach-Hibiscus.jpg

    The only post-processing was a slight bump in contrast and minimal cropping in PSE.
     
  6. anotherscotsman, Jul 10, 2016
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    Really @Indydenny, 'Flower Power'!? Now you've done it, I suspect you are going to have to judge a whole lot of very good (and great) shots of flowers. Oh well, more power to you and good luck. :)

    TigerLily.jpg
     
  8. georgeinnj macrumors regular

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    back lit cactus flower shot I took a few years ago. This was with the canon 5d and 100mm macro.

    5D_backlit_cactus_flower (1 of 1).jpg
     
  9. Alexander.Of.Oz, Jul 10, 2016
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    Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 65816

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    Echinacea Flower at the height of Summer.

    Canon 6D, Tamron 90mm Macro.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Wow - incredible entries already.Here is what I thought...
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    You've got a real challenge here - fantastic collection of shots!
     
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  14. johaen8 macrumors member

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    My first try at this weekly contest thing. *eek!* These flowers are in Forest Park in St. Louis.
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  15. OzBok macrumors regular

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    Middle of winter here, so here's one from earlier in the year. Rose.jpg
     
  16. Nathanbl macrumors newbie

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    Rank amateur here, second time posting in a contest thread.
    From last summer, been using it as one of my desktop pictures.

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  17. Indydenny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great submissions so far! One day to go.
     
  18. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I certainly had a lot of flower pictures in my library to choose from (like most photographers). In the end went for this slightly older one from my garden.
    [​IMG]_DSC3770 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr

    • ƒ/8
    • 60 mm
    • 1/250
    • ISO 100
     
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