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Fern in Cave
Fern in Cave

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Between Leura & Katoomba. N.S.W. Australia
Date: Dec 23, 2006
Aperture: F4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2006

This fern, growing out of the rock face about 5 feet high caught my attention as I walked by. I tried different exposures and settled for this one using the Camera Flash unit. This fern recieves no direct moisture but was definately 'waiting' for me to photograph it. This is my first submission to a 'Challenge'. Rod.

Place: 106 out of 116
Avg (all users): 4.8584
Avg (commenters): 3.8000
Avg (participants): 4.6780
Avg (non-participants): 4.9250
Views since voting: 594
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 219
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 11:29:43 PM
What a fascinating find. Nice colors and focus.
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01/04/2007 06:30:40 PM
Well sure, meets the challenge, no doubt. However, the lighting is what´s bothers me most, the obvious and harsh flash lighting to be specific. I see it´s shot in a cave (wich I find hard to believe, fern´s need sunlight to survive but whatever...) but that´s no excuse since your subject is stationary. A tripod, longer shutter and softer lighting coming from some angle than on camera would dramatically have improved this shot :) 4 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2006 07:02:05 PM
This is very harshly lit... You used the flash on the camera? Next time try not using the flash. Instead put the camera on a tripod and let it expose for as long as it likes... Results should be much less harsh and have more depth!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2006 02:49:53 PM
While it is a harsh environment it also looks like a snapshot of it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 11:31:34 PM
I didn't really care for the photo...but my son saw it and said it was perfect for the challenge. So, on second thought, I'd have to say 'yes' - it fits the challenge well. However, I was looking for more use of expert editing rather then snapshots.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 01:22:26 PM
light is much too harsh
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