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Bromeliad
Bromeliad
Zippy


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Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Huntington Beach
Aperture: 14
ISO: 800
Shutter: .3
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2008

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Comments: 19
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I was not very happy with the picture so I played with it in PS. Still not great but better than it was. I could have used more light. Maybe I'll try this flower again earlier in the day. I also noticed some dirt on the flower.

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08/06/2008 10:04:17 AM
Those pink colors look great against the black!
Is this plant in a pot? Maybe by moving it, you could get a nice background that will not need so much post processing - just a suggestion :))
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08/03/2008 08:49:10 PM
This isn't bad. I like the graininess combined with the spikiness of the flower. I agree with [user]43774[/user] that it looks rather alien. Might try playing up that aspect if you reshoot.
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08/03/2008 08:49:28 AM
You're too hard on yourself - this is beautiful and I agree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Katmystiry - it looks like fireworks!! Look forward to seeing more of this!
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08/02/2008 08:49:46 AM
splendid details and crispness of colors and contrast - the leaf behind seems a bit out of sorts in the image - maybe a slightly different angle would have either brought more of the leaf as a background or eliminated it all together
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08/02/2008 05:28:13 AM
What a strange looking flower. I don't think I've ever come across one like this. I really like the processing and the colors.
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08/02/2008 03:49:03 AM
Love the colours and textures in this one.
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08/01/2008 11:02:57 PM
What a pretty flower! Almost like a burst of fireworks!
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08/01/2008 08:30:34 PM
Beautiful colours.
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08/01/2008 08:30:20 PM
I like the grainyness on the leaves, especially the two on the right and up front.
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08/01/2008 04:51:54 PM
A really unusual shot, works well.
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08/01/2008 01:55:24 PM
LOL I didn't get the 'alien' comments till I really stepped back and looked at it. The purple are eyes in a weird spikey face.
Very cool shot indeed!
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08/01/2008 10:16:51 AM
Very alien-like, good job.
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08/01/2008 09:55:57 AM
Holy Popping Pink & Purple Batman! LOL! Wonderfully done!
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08/01/2008 09:55:36 AM
Love the colors and crop. Could be a little outer-space alien.
Yes, keep playing with this bromeliad. It has personality!
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08/01/2008 09:45:51 AM
Wicked shot! Colors pop. It is definitely neat. . . don't underestimate it. Just a suggestion: Did you play with going the other way, i.e., Gaussian Blur instead of sharpening?
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08/01/2008 09:15:20 AM
Great choice in the dark background, otherwise you'd have lost the intensity of the floral colors. Nice one.
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08/01/2008 08:08:37 AM
Cool looking flower. If I were an insect I would steer clear of this dangerous looking landing area. Great colours and I like the dark bg.
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08/01/2008 03:33:46 AM
Is that from a cactus? It looks cool. I like the kind of purplish colors of the sharpies that are coming out. The pokey on the right edge seems too close to it, where the other side isn't. But a very cool plant.
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08/01/2008 01:40:45 AM
I have these in my rain forest garden, but not in flower at the moment.
I love the dark background, against the fuchsia pink.
I look forward to many more images from you.

Thanks you for sharing this floral image with us.
Our journey has just begun.....
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