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Reflections of Death

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Challenge: Dead Flora (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Canon
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Dec 21, 2013
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2013

this was a fluke. I started with a dead rose head and spent a day not getting what I wanted :-(. I was SOOOO frrustrated. Then I decided to take a stroll and collect things and just play. I have another shot that I really liked, totally different to this, but decided to settle for this, because I think it looks really unusual.
Obviously this is 1 shot, dead stag horn fern leaf reflected in a black perspex. The colours must have come from the late afternoon sun, because if you look at the leaf it looks pretty drab and nowhere as pretty as this :-). Just got lucky I guess.

Place: 34 out of 83
Avg (all users): 5.8302
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9474
Avg (non-participants): 5.6939
Views since voting: 251
Views during voting: 200
Votes: 106
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2013 11:57:30 PM
Fantastic beast!
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12/29/2013 10:57:16 PM
Strange ritual going on here.
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12/29/2013 10:29:03 PM
Hmmmm... Is there more than meets the eye? A 3D Rorschach test? 9
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12/29/2013 09:55:58 PM
Simply amazing! I wish the composition was more symmetrical.
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12/29/2013 08:56:51 PM
Very neat use of reflection to create an almost animalistic abstract.
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12/29/2013 02:29:29 PM
this is very nice but would have been spectacular if you had cropped it evenly such that the central "face" was actually at the mid-line of the photo. otherwise it's very nice
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12/29/2013 12:15:32 PM
Intriguing image. I like the color and the details where they are shown. I am troubled by the slightly blown out and out-of-focus piece in the left foreground (and to a lesser extent, the somewhat darker mirror image in the right front corner). Because the material in the left front corner is so light, my eye is drawn to it, only to be met with no detail. If that corner had been as sharp as the upper-center light leaves this would have been my favorite of the challenge. I guess the depth of field was too narrow for me to appreciate the work of art hidden in this plant. I like the choice of a dark background to set off the grays and browns.
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12/26/2013 10:36:28 PM
Neat. Perfect framing to me.
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12/25/2013 10:19:08 PM
An elegant transmutation.
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12/25/2013 03:41:47 PM
Creating the face of the reaper. Nice.
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12/24/2013 09:25:42 PM
looks like two witches on top....7
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12/23/2013 02:27:29 PM
Death does not come slowly here - totally scary to terrify the young
great color
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12/23/2013 11:17:51 AM
To me, the off-center crop does this image a disservice. This is a highly symmetrical object - arguably it's strongest trait - which the current crop minimizes.
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