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Spring Arisen

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

submission to the Spring contest from:

The rabbit is a design by Jun Maekawa, folded from a square origami paper
Image details
Image size
5184x3456px 8.44 MB
Shutter Speed
1/83 second
Focal Length
21 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 3, 2012, 2:06:47 AM
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wulongti's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I really enjoy the composition in this piece. The model itself is well constructed with a minimal of wrinkles or transitional creases. I am unable to tell if this is a digital composition or practical photography though. The vibrancy of the colors give everything a surreal look and the flowers in the foreground have a very "cartoony" quality to them. It looks as though the pink flowers have been painted to match the model and the effect brings some balance to the piece, though it does feel very heavy to the right due to all the purple amassed on that side. Unfortunately the pink flowers and their stems have a very monochrome look to them that detracts from the otherwise realistic colors in the rest of the piece. Allowing the stem and the center of the flowers to retain their original color might aid in this. Overall though, I like this piece and I wish you luck in the contest.
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Thanks for the critique, it is well-written and insightful.

The picture was worked in photoshop with effects like selective colors, color balance, levels, curves and not composed digitally.
Selective color is mostly responsible for creating "color rings" and other artifacts that can happen when playing with the look.

All in all, you've given me a few things to think about in the future. Thanks again :)
wulongti's avatar
Oh good, I'm glad. I was afraid I was getting too critical. Too be honest the 100 word minimum forced me to really go in depth; which I suppose is the point lol. Good luck in the contest :)
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AmyYong-KazueMiyuki's avatar
Wow! This is absolutely amazing! Everything matches in this photo! Well done!
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
vasodelirium's avatar
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind!
have a great day!
FoldedWilderness's avatar
I actually really appreciate it, thank you! :)
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Ninina-nini's avatar
Sweet bunny and a very sweet photo. Great work.

I have only one thing bothering me and that's the color of the flowers bunny is sniffing, they are too artificial and too altered for my taste.
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Thanks for the comment!

The middle flowers are actually not that far off from their original colors but, they did take on a bit of a strange hue and unnatural look during the process. ;p
Ninina-nini's avatar
hehe, yeah, I got the impression a lot of violet hues managed to get in the picture while processing it :D
windrunner13's avatar
this is beautiful :3 good luck in the contest :P
FoldedWilderness's avatar
Thank you very much!
thebirdlover's avatar
The colours are good and the rabbit is nice, placed in a good spot. Nice!
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avguztina's avatar
A remarkable picture of
Ilyere's avatar
Your skill with taking a great photograph is as great as your origami. :)
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