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Bur (Arctium)
Bur (Arctium)

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Challenge: Macro III (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Dec 17, 2003
Aperture: f 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2003


Place: 16 out of 165
Avg (all users): 6.2687
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 6.1053
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 980
Votes: 134
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/30/2004 05:38:29 PM
Not my favorite of your shots but it sure brings back memories of growing up in Swansea, Massachusetts. The area is full of these buggers. We used to have wars with them,to the ire of our parents who had to cut them out of our hair. The spikes get under your skin like fiberglass. Itchy!

BTW, I love that you note the Latin name for them. We always just called them burrs and I've had a hard time describing them to people who haven't experienced them. Now I know what to call them.

Message edited by author 2004-05-30 17:40:16.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2003 09:57:21 PM
I like the unique subject of your photo, the clarity of the 'curl' at ends as well as the dew drops. Is that a moth too? Well Done!
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12/27/2003 12:43:44 PM
Almost looks like one of those sea urchins with the little sticky stuff on the end. Great DOF and composition.
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12/27/2003 11:58:49 AM
Awesome DOF. Best in Challenge. Great detail. Give it an 8 just because other pics (2) are more interesting and have same attention to detail. Thanks. 8.
12/24/2003 05:44:04 AM
Very, very nice. Great dof, and lovely color. The definition in the bur is amazing.
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12/23/2003 04:59:37 PM
I really really like this very much indeed. Your choice of subject matter is excellent - it has wonderful texture, colour, form... and your composition and DOF choice serve to emphasise all those aspects very well. A striking image.
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12/23/2003 10:08:47 AM
Technical: fits the challenge. Exposure composition focus lighting all very good.

Personal: I realize that this is probably on a bush, but for me this would be more interesting if the main bur was isolated more from the background. The bur behind it detracts. Perhaps another angle would have allowed it to be the only bur?

My vote: 6
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12/22/2003 08:48:18 PM
Really nice. Nothing constructive to add. Like this one.
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12/22/2003 04:29:58 PM
Nice. Background is a little noisy though.
12/22/2003 09:11:14 AM
Wonderful photo, very interesting and unique.
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12/22/2003 12:43:12 AM
Great DOF
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