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Natures Perspective
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Challenge: Perspective III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: The park garden where I live at L.M.H.P.
Date: Jul 11, 2006
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2006

Well, I have finally found another plant to photograph, that gives me as much joy as my "Agave" plant. I still don't know what the plant is called, but working on that.

It is actually in the park garden here where I live, at Little Mountain Home Park. It is growing so well, as it has little babies coming up everywhere, just like mushrooms.

It is quite a archectural plant, with magical lines, texture and color, all radiating from the centre. I just love it, but beware, as it bites, as it has nasty prickles or thorns, down both side of each leaf.

I shot this in the raw process with my Canon camera.
ISO; 200
Aperture; 10.0
TV Shutter Speed; 1/160

Processed in PS, with the following processing methods;

Shadow & Highlights
Sharpened
Hue & Saturation - not very much
Curves
Dust & Scratches
Noise removed
Brightness
Rotated, Cropped, and added Border.
Resized for web.

ps; WARNING THIS PLANT BITES.....re the prickles.....

Statistics
Place: 113 out of 379
Avg (all users): 5.6498
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2809
Avg (non-participants): 5.9063
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 217
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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07/20/2006 10:38:54 AM
I would like to see you get into this plant even closer, like the agave images...it would be interesting to see those sharp edges a little clearer and closer...don't get pricked! But try to get into it a little more and maybe a little backlighting would be cool, too.
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07/19/2006 05:56:11 AM
Thank you so much and coming from you I really do appriciate it very much.....

Originally posted by yanko:

Excellent image all around. I especially like how it fills the frame and then some.


ps; WARNING, THIS PLANT BITES.....re the prickles.....
I should know, as I have the puncture marks to proove it.....

Message edited by author 2006-07-19 05:57:35.
07/19/2006 05:31:51 AM
Excellent image all around. I especially like how it fills the frame and then some.
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07/19/2006 12:54:18 AM
In The Top 50%, good result.
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07/19/2006 12:48:20 AM
I was just so very proud of myself, and this shot, so I am just so pleased I entered it into a challenge, and it did as well as this.
It may not look like perspective to many voters, but it definaltely is, when I studied "Perspective" at art colledge.
It is more the up-close and in your face type of "perspective".
Nearly all plants are formed with "perspective" lines, and shape.
Thank you everyone who added a comment, and also votes, as it is always very much appriciated.....

Message edited by author 2006-07-19 00:49:49.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 05:22:46 AM
Nice shot, a little bit too busy for my taste as my eye wanders all over the frame and finds no place to stop, nothing that draws my eye in but definately above average in this challenge. Could work well in lines too if you want to reshoot this for that challenge, I wouldn´t hold that against you :) 6 from me.
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07/16/2006 11:24:16 AM
Interesting way to use a closeup to show perspective!
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07/16/2006 06:49:58 AM
Very nice image. There is nothing I could remotely suggest to improve this image. The composition is perfect, the ligthing is shows great depth, and the focus is sharp as a tack. Now that I've come back to comment I need to bump this to a 9.
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07/14/2006 07:28:37 AM
Interesting angle, interesting idea ...
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07/13/2006 02:13:56 PM
I like it.
Everything in focus - nice colours and tones - and a great square crop.
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07/13/2006 07:09:01 AM
Nice Perspective . 8.
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07/12/2006 09:09:13 PM
Oh this is a very strong image with great colours and perfect focus. Love your title.
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07/12/2006 12:44:17 PM
VERY striking! ! ! I love the way the center of this plant seems to come off the page at you! Amazing contrast of those beautiful greens and whites. Great job.
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07/12/2006 09:24:44 AM
strong and impactful, well done
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07/12/2006 01:57:05 AM
An excellent image in nature for this challenge, shows good perspective lines as well as spot on color....
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