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Shooting Star


Shooting Star
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-06 19:28
Viewed: 3367
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Julie and I drove up to Rowena Crest near the Tom McCall Nature Preserve to try and find some wildflowers. The wind was blowing so hard we tried to find a sheltered valley for a chance to capture the yellow lillies dotting the hillsides. These Purplish/Pink shooting stars stood out on the hillside of yellow, but with the wind I was doubtful I would capture a good shot.

Photo: Cropped, Noise Removal, Resized, USM 75%

I believe this variet is called the Poet's Shooting Star (Dodecatheon poeticum) or possibly the Desert Shooting Star (Dodecatheon conjugens):

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To j_wyatt: I was surprised,LCannon 1 04-08 23:05
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Lori,
Very good catch of these Shooting Stars. Good depth and I love the capture of the colors of the flower. You were lucky to catch this flower as still as it was with the wind at Rowena Crest. Very good Capture,
Steve

Lori,
This is a very well saturated color in this flower. Nice job. I really like it.
Thanks,
fototab

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-06 21:11]
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Hi Lori
This is a very aptly titled little flower as it much resembles a 'shooting star' and I am sure that any poet could be well inspired by its beauty.
Excellent composition and the colours are radiant providing much impact to the photo. The DOF is good however; closing the aperture one stop might have aided this shot considerably, to get all of the petals in sharp focus. The BG is very nice and the exposure was well managed allowing the backlight to come through the petals.
Very well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-07 1:35]

Wow Lori, what a brilliant colour the pink it, and the black and yellow too. Amazing coloours of nature. Nice and sharp, well composed, a good job! TFS
Janice

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-07 8:57]

Hi Lori,
those colors sure wake me up on this rainy morning, the whole monitor comes alive.
Nice macro, sharp details and good colors. A well composed photo.
TFS..Sky

Your's turned out better than mine with all that wind. Nice focus and color saturation.

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