Discuss and improve 'A Single Flower'

Challenge #27 in the Voter awareness.... series. Hosted by barb_s.
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Burst of Sun
by TriciaD
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Background blurred and cropped to square as suggested. I also sharpened, spot healed and touched up dried brown leaf in bottom right hand corner making it green with the rest of the background.
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Submitted: Saturday, 1st December, 2012 02:12 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012
Focal length: 60 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 400
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