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Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace

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Challenge: Flora II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mogadore, Ohio
Date: Oct 3, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2007

Wild carrot or Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia. Wild carrot was introduced and naturalised in North America, where it is often known as "Queen Anne's lace". It is so called because the flower resembles lace; the red flower in the center represents a blood droplet where Queen Anne pricked herself with a needle when she was making the lace. The function of the tiny red flower, coloured by anthocyanin, is to attract insects.

I always thought these were very beautiful "Weeds" that grow out in my field. So I went out and shot a few. Then I looked up some information and what I found was typed above. They are very unique and almost everyone had an insect in the middle. Just like the information about them said. They grow so rapidly and I have about a million in my back field. They show up towards the end of summer and then spread thousands of seeds so that in another 10 months, they can bring you delight again. Its amazing how just a weed, can bring you so much knowledge and delight, and I never would have known a thing about them unless DPC had a Flora challenge. :)

Shot in Raw
Sharpened, Curves
In Jpeg
USM, Brightness & Contrast, Channel Mixer to make B&W
Crop, Resize, Neat Image
Gaussian Blur, Fade to 30 percent, Sharpen
Gaussian Blur again, Fade to 15 percent
Crop, Resize, Add Border, Resize, USM, Save for Web.

Place: 32 out of 325
Avg (all users): 6.2814
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2027
Avg (non-participants): 6.3441
Views since voting: 967
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 167
Comments: 13
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/27/2007 12:58:19 PM
This is fantastic image, I can't belive it scored so low.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/14/2007 08:30:08 PM
I like the high key effect here and also the border.
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10/14/2007 02:26:42 PM
very pretty picture,
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10/14/2007 01:32:28 PM
cool image- 9
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10/14/2007 12:25:50 AM
A bit too blown for my liking. Nice detail though.
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10/13/2007 08:48:34 PM
Lovely, so delicate, and the perfect diagonal presentation.
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10/13/2007 09:20:34 AM
graphically beautiful. 9
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10/13/2007 01:01:08 AM
I am glad that you have this one submitted in BW, an excellent conversion at that. looks very surreal. even the soft focus and high-key helps the shot 10
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10/11/2007 05:37:58 PM
I am surprised how many people have opted for BW in this challenge - however 50% of the time it has paid off.. it has certainly paid off here. this is a great entry, hope it does well. 9 - well done!
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10/11/2007 02:12:50 AM
I like the way it is unfocused in some spots it is cool
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10/10/2007 06:08:37 PM
A different take on the Queen Annes Lace than I normally see. I love the lighting and the composition. This has a very dreamy feel to it, well done!
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10/10/2007 11:25:52 AM
great composition and excellent B&W work. The best sofar...
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10/10/2007 04:57:18 AM
like the setup but the compo seems off somehow
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