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Pollen Tongue
Pollen Tongue

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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Willowild,Johannesburg,South Africa
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: 1/15
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

A freshly-bloomed flower I found in my garden.One of the first for spring.Shot with a tripod.The colour and texture of the plant was very striking.Coupled with the water droplets i feel it makes for an interesting shot.This is my first submission in a challenge and I look forward to many more!!
Sharpening,High Pass,Saturation,Levels,Burn,Dodge in CS2.

Place: 122 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.1239
Avg (commenters): 7.7826
Avg (participants): 6.1135
Avg (non-participants): 6.1633
Views since voting: 752
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 234
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 09:54:58 PM
09/07/2006 08:18:20 PM
Wow, this is beautiful.
09/07/2006 01:54:37 PM
stunning details in the flower and waterdrops!
09/06/2006 11:50:33 AM
Really fun image. Probably one of the more orginal for this challenge. I like the larger droplets of water, but the really small ones throws me off. I understand not a lot you can do in editing for that... but the white speckles distracts me. (the ity bity ones, not the reflections on the drops)
09/05/2006 04:24:51 PM
Grabbed my attention, nice shot!
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09/05/2006 02:24:53 PM
Wow, this is so rich in vibrant color and crisp detail. Great job!
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09/04/2006 01:39:06 PM
Love the colors and the abstract feel here. But keep wishing the focus was on the anthers instead of the lip. And wondering what how it would feel with smaller water drops. Still, very nice.
09/04/2006 01:21:38 PM
excellent shot! flawless
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09/04/2006 12:10:40 PM
I'm a sucker for macro shots of water droplets on plants, and this shot ticks all the boxes for me, brilliant shot.
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09/04/2006 10:12:36 AM
Very nice colors and droplets!
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09/04/2006 09:28:16 AM
wow beautiful colors and composition. 8
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09/04/2006 02:53:24 AM
Adding to favorites... one of the most beautiful flower / macro shots I've seen. 10.
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09/03/2006 10:29:34 PM
Great macro. Love the droplets and how everything is so crisp.
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09/03/2006 07:44:50 PM
Great macro, very clear and sharp, colours are wonderful.
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09/03/2006 01:13:07 AM
Oh! Now the colors and level of detail in this flower macro is stunning!!! Love the hues of the purples and blacks for they are deep & rich. They really 'pop' visually. The additional element of the water drops adorning the flower petals adds even more visual appeal. The crop where the center of the flower (the tongue as you title it) curls down and out of the petals really anthropomorphizes this flower.
09/02/2006 04:55:19 PM
nice one donkey
09/01/2006 11:16:41 PM
Strong macro photo...
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09/01/2006 06:46:23 PM
Excellent color contrast and DOF!
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09/01/2006 10:39:52 AM
Nice colors and details (8)
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09/01/2006 07:56:54 AM
An iris. Always a good floral subject.
09/01/2006 06:46:12 AM
great color.
09/01/2006 04:14:50 AM
Wowsers! Great image. Incredible detail and clarity. Stimulating composition. Awesome colors. Wonderfully abstract. I feel really drawn into this image. Very well done.
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09/01/2006 02:01:10 AM
amazing macro...colours are vibrant
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09/01/2006 12:19:48 AM
This picture is just wonderful. I love the water droplets, and the lighting is lovely. 10
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