Why do all the flower images get an automatic 4 loses

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After putting up 200 images it happens to all of them and continues to happen.

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The above image was a lower than this

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Guess I forgot to add water droplets. These two images are stopped at 74 and 79 duels and have scores above 500. The problem is, the new batch of images it is waiting for will be lower quality and will not go much higher than where they currently are now.

In fact, they could even fall below 500 depending upon who adds additional images over the course of the next 24 hours.
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Anyone can see the top image is more prettier!
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Hi terisue53!

Thanks! 44 wins / 44 losses for that one. Thanks to the click votes, the image won't even get up to the 500s.
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You forgot to make them into blue waterlillies. Aside from that, are you saying all your flower photos get an instant 4 losses to start off dueling?
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You forgot to make them into blue waterlillies.

I'm rolling on the floor laughing with that one.

Yes, that does happen in various shades of gray. Also happens right after the dueling restarts. Also, there are anywhere from 3 to 4 duels against the same image. One win\three loses.

I've add an example below.

Of the 26 losses,

7 flower shots
6 are landscape panoramas -- I lost twice to one of these and then
did a win loss dance with a 457 that had 22-29 but is now 428 22-30
and is being plagued by the same issue.

By the way, she won against 3 and lost against 2 of mine.

1 is of plant leaves that looks like a giant bee
3 are water droplets that should have there own website:
I dream for more water droplets.com
1 is from the movie frozen
1 is retinal kamakazz1 eye burner where the photographer just had
to prove to us all that his camera can adjust for light unbalances
even though the photographer's eye cant
1 is "Look up in the sky, its a bird, no, its a plane, no its just a
a bunch of wild cherries."
5 are green somethings and one is so dark I'm not sure what it
does for a living

Of the 19 wins,

7 flower shots
7 are landscapes
1 is a pug ugly tree root image taken 10 feet back
1 is a flower pot that looks like something died in it and is also taken
from a distance.
1 is obviously a sandwich combo plate of high contrast green grass
and a mushroom from outer space.
1 is retinal kamakazz1 eye burner where the photographer just had
to prove to us all that his camera can adjust for light unbalances
even though the photographer's eye cant
1 is one of the best landscapes I've seen in a while on this site but in
wrong category.

I won't tell you that the others just added looks like one that I took down of a cactus plant that is blooming and the other looks like the photographer decided to do an antique sepia tone of his image which failed to impress.

Listen, I'm not perfect, I have cataracts, a half frame camera and lousy lenses.

I've even been told by a friend of mine by the name of Shirrel Rhoades, who was once my boss, VP at Readers Digest and Marvel Comics, and who had added some of my images to his collection to SCAD, said this:

Get a cataract operation and buy a better lens. You're too good to be stopped by those things.

With that said, I really do expect images that duel -- not just against my work but all others -- to be better than the work I'm well known to have do to be worthy of winning against my work.

I only saw one that suites that category so far.
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I lost twice to this image:

Unique Views15
Make
Canon
Camera
Canon EOS 60D
Focal Length70.0 mm
Shutter Speed1/1999 sec
ApertureF11
ISO/Film3200
Original Size4269 X 3929
Date TakenAug 14, 2013
SubmittedAug 16, 2013
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Your image looks great to me. As a rule I won't vote for any photo that is over saturated, has water drops, is out of focus, is of objects sitting on a mirror, is of blue water lilies, is of colored pencils, has a crooked horizon, has way overdone HDR, or has totally unreal looking colors or reflections. If both of the images are so bad that I can't force myself to vote for either one, I skip them. Keep up the good work!

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