Flower Heads - Photography Contest [112 entries]

Flower to cotton Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
65.5%
Contest goal:

In this contest your goal is to show exactly ONE flower head in bloom, nothing more, nothing less... Just the head of the flower, with a few inches of the stem if necessary.
Your photo can show absolutely nothing else besides this. This will require you placing a backdrop in behind, or above, or below it, depending on the angle you choose to make your photo.


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: adeincyprus

RayTedwell: Can it be part of the bloom only (ie shot of half the petals or just the centre without all the petals...) also are there any restrictions on DOF? ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
jawshoewhah: I am guessing only parts are allowed? I wish someone would confirm that. ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
MaRkSqUiRrEl: It says One flower head, So i would think that means 1 flower, not a bunch or 2. just 1. and a few inches of stem at most. I cant see anything about parts. ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
xcandyxxkissesx: so i take it no grass either? ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
sihsan: what is DOF? ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
karaflazz: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/depth-of-field.htm.Hope this is helpful. ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
karaflazz: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/depth-of-field.htm.Hope this is helpful. ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
adeincyprus: one flower head, although a part of the head would be acceptable.............but nothing behind it..............no grass!! ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
adeincyprus: There are some stunning entries for this contest..........!! ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
kyricom: You're right, Ade. There are some very, very pretty shots here. This will be a close contest, I think. ( 5 years and 2863 days ago )
Lodd: no sun or clouds that is? :-\ ( 5 years and 2862 days ago )
adeincyprus: I would say, as long as it is okay with the mods, that as long as the main subject matter is the bud, flower or bloom, whether it be the whole bloom, or a close up of it, and as long as the cloud is a very minor percentage of the shot, or that the sun was behind the bloom, then it would be acceptable. My idea was to shoot the head in close up, so it filled the frame, or at least made up the bulk of it. I didn't want to see other matter in full show in the background or foreground. There are some superb entries in the contest that have achieved the goal, so it is achievable.. ( 5 years and 2861 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Just the head of the flower, with a few inches of the stem if necessary. ( 5 years and 2859 days ago )
annieopal: In this contest your goal is to show exactly ONE flower head in bloom, nothing more, nothing less... Just the head of the flower, with a few inches of the stem if necessary. Your photo can show absolutely nothing else besides this. This will require you placing a backdrop in behind, or above, or below it, depending on the angle you choose to make your photo. So why all the water drops and part flower photos with leaves and multi coloured backgrounds.. I don't think poeple read the requirements. , ( 5 years and 2856 days ago )
adeincyprus: I think some of you need to learn to be a little bendable with the rules. If we stuck to all the rules 'solidly' there would be almost no entries in most of the contests. Water drops are part of a plant if it early morn, or maybe it's been raining. Part of a flower is still a flower! As for backgrounds, as long as the background is not distinctive, then it is acceptable. The backdrop was a suggestion to help make the shoot easier! ( 5 years and 2856 days ago )
annieopal: OK..I BEND WITH WEATHER.. ( 5 years and 2856 days ago )
adeincyprus: I think some of you need to learn to be a little bendable with the rules. If we stuck to all the rules 'solidly' there would be almost no entries in most of the contests. Water drops are part of a plant if it early morn, or maybe it's been raining. Part of a flower is still a flower! As for backgrounds, as long as the background is not distinctive, then it is acceptable. The backdrop was a suggestion to help make the shoot easier! ( 5 years and 2856 days ago )
HEAVENANDUS7: I absolutely Agree with You Adeincyprus, I have had sooooooooooooo Many Entries Removed Because some one wasn't happy with My Shot, That would Make anyone not Enter a Pic into any of these Contest ( 5 years and 2856 days ago )
HEAVENANDUS7: This is what Kind of Comments You Get when you Enter anything, This is From a Member...............friiskiwi...Its More Centered Than a Head of The Flower, Please There is Just To Much Critics on These contest For Only 10 Bucks, If you Guys Really want to Critic, Go To Where there Giving out a Big Prize, My Gosh Get a Grip. ( 5 years and 2856 days ago )
jeanine2: i agree with heaven and ade .. there needs to be a bit of wiggle room in these contests or we wouldnt have many entries.. ( 5 years and 2855 days ago )
HEAVENANDUS7: Thanks Jeanine, Im sure there are more of us Out There, We just need to Spaek Up ( 5 years and 2855 days ago )
HEAVENANDUS7: Speak Up...LOL.Sorry I can't spell Tonight ( 5 years and 2855 days ago )
friiskiwi: I di dlike th eold days, when you could see if you had red flagged an entry. ( 5 years and 2854 days ago )

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Flower to cotton - created by santadog


Flower to cotton
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/112Score: 65.5% (36)16771 views

Macro and Magnifying lenses ( +17 total) used on this ONE HEADED flower that is about to seed. (5 years and 2863 days ago)


Lotus Blossom - created by shelley8492


Lotus Blossom
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/112Score: 64.8% (30)14455 views

Photographed at Lewis Ginter Park in Richmond, VA (5 years and 2858 days ago)


Backdropped Flower - created by Eclipsed


Backdropped Flower
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/112Score: 64.8% (25)11411 views

(5 years and 2856 days ago)


Passion flower - created by annarib


Passion flower
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/112Score: 64.4% (20)10253 views

(5 years and 2859 days ago)


sunflower - created by Alexandra


sunflower
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/112Score: 64.3% (15)11448 views

(5 years and 2862 days ago)