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Nectar Guides...this way to the sugar!
Nectar Guides...this way to the sugar!

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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: inside my classroom
Date: Sep 19, 2006
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2006

This is Alstromaria, a plant pollinated primarily by bees. The lines on the petals are believed to assist the pollinators to find the nectar in the center of the flower. In turn, the bees will help in reproduction by transferring pollen to the pistils (I teach Biology and my students "dissected" flowers this week.) :)

I had my camera set on high contrast, color, and saturation.
Very minor changes in Photoshop: auto level, auto contrast, crop, desaturate the greens, unsharp mask, save for web.

Place: 213 out of 294
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Views since voting: 1428
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 188
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2006 06:12:49 AM
Nice idea, lovely flowers. The overall image is too clutter for my taste - there are too many flowers!
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09/25/2006 10:00:30 PM
Great color and clarity.
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09/23/2006 04:48:59 PM
Beautiful crisp colors, just not enough leading lines for me.
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09/21/2006 02:09:42 PM
Beautiful flowers, but I don't see the leading lines.
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09/20/2006 10:24:04 AM
Very nice colours and the idea of nectar lines is a good one. 7.
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