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Cycad Seed Pod
Cycad Seed Pod
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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: At Long Island Resort grounds, Whitsundies
Date: Aug 30, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2006

This is just one amazing find, while I was on holidays at Long Island, in the Whitsundies.
I came accross the most unusual and firey red/orange seed pod, which belongs to a "Cycad" family, one of the oldest plants found on Earth, and very slow growing.
It has these amazing orange/red seed pods, falling loosely all over the ground, under the plant.
The middle part looks like a corn cob, and the top just like a pine cone.
I was in "awe" of this magical plant, and have taken so many images, which I will upload into my portfolio, after this challenge for you to see.

It had to be my choice to submit for this challenge, re "Free Study", for the month of August.

Statistics
Place: 629 out of 684
Avg (all users): 4.5726
Avg (commenters): 6.2105
Avg (participants): 4.5152
Avg (non-participants): 4.8000
Views since voting: 1492
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 248
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/14/2006 11:47:24 AM
Perhaps what took away a universal appeal of this image is that there is a lot to look at in this plant..it is very complex and busy..get out that macro lens and try focusing on a specific part of the plant...it may not have scored well, but at least nobody told you that it was horrible, like they told me on my soft focus image..haha...sometimes when you have an artistic vision, it only touches a few people.
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09/08/2006 08:48:33 AM
Shezzie, you sure know how to find really cool shots, and I love this one its so unusual!!! Way to go.
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09/08/2006 04:40:05 AM
Thanks for everyones support this past weeks and we know we have a tough journey aheads so please forgive mes if I am disappointed with this results on an image I loved.
I used my macro lens, and the color of this plant is completely accurate.
I am so sorry no one else really liked what they saw, but it doesn't matter, as I like it, and that is what counts.
09/08/2006 01:44:50 AM
So it's been a tough week,but all is not lost.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 10:24:09 PM
Very intersesting plant, I have never seen this type before, beautiful....
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09/07/2006 09:07:21 PM
Interesting capture, don't know what it is to know if it's actually that vivid or crazy sharpened LOL But I like it!
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09/07/2006 01:59:41 PM
Too out of focus!
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09/07/2006 12:41:20 AM
I can't lace my finger on what is so unusual here.
There is little really that is sharp/well-defined and the color palette seems off for some reason - I think - not sure I have ever seen one either.
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09/05/2006 04:03:23 PM
Seems to out of focus.
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09/04/2006 11:57:57 PM
very bright shot...i have never seen that before...crazy!
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09/03/2006 02:18:03 PM
It looks a bit oversharpened to me, but good colors
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09/02/2006 09:26:17 PM
looks kinda gross. cool colors but a very weird plant. not particularly appealing. i dont mean that in a mean way. just my opinion.
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09/02/2006 04:54:19 PM
It is out of focus, and the composition and angel of the shot does not create any interest.
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09/02/2006 11:45:55 AM
different.
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09/02/2006 11:08:23 AM
Looks like the teeth of a monster...lol never saw anything like this.
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09/02/2006 10:23:24 AM
What a fantastic find, brillant colours that pop, great job!
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09/02/2006 09:48:26 AM
interesting subject. focus seems a bit soft. also the colors seem a bit strange maybe oversaturated?
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09/02/2006 09:24:59 AM
What a interesting photo,I have never seen a seed pod like that before the colours are eye cataching and I like the frame around it. Good luck.
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09/02/2006 08:47:24 AM
It looks over saturated and maybe a little over sharpened too
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09/02/2006 08:02:45 AM
A little soft and contrasty. Don't care for the background either.
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09/01/2006 09:26:49 PM
Never heard of it. Pretty wild image. Looks viscious.
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09/01/2006 01:28:46 PM
a very interesting image with great colours and a good composition. there is, however, something bvery odd about it - theres a strange texture/lack of sharpness to the whole image that makes it very hard to lok at. i'm not sure what causes it, it could be poor resolution, or the way you saved for the web.
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09/01/2006 07:31:05 AM
Whoa. . .those brilliant bold colors just jump right out at you. What an interesting and unuusual flower.
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09/01/2006 06:51:47 AM
This is an amazing photo in a very tough challenge, the subject comes out bof the photo at you, and has good light and color, the sharp focus can be seen at the top of the plant...Top shelf
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