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Velvet Staghorn
Velvet Staghorn
sherpet


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Textures
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Pereigin Beach Sunshine Coast, Qld. Australia
Date: Jan 12, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

This is one of my favorite macro images I have taken this year.

The trunk of this tropical palm 'host' tree, was about 15feet high. I was looking directly up at it, when taking this photo, of the underneath Staghorn fronds, with the rich velvet spores against the bright green leaves.

I love the sculptural effect of the composition, color, detail, textures, pattern, line, shape and form.

I hope you like it..... Enjoy..... love shez

Statistics
Place: 302 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.5658
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6118
Avg (non-participants): 5.4310
Views since voting: 1797
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 228
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/28/2009 09:50:26 AM
Beautiful Shez, I can see why this is one of your favorites. I love the flowing lines and gorgeous colours, well done! I gave this an 8 during voting.
Sue
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01/23/2009 08:01:07 PM
Great shot Shez. 7 from me.
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01/23/2009 05:42:55 PM
I love the way you captured this. When you started off the '08 March Macro challenge with this other velvet staghorn shot & followed it up with your Best of '08 entry above, it was like you were throwing down the gauntlets & challenging/inspiring the rest of us to take some interesting photos. I have to admit, your day 1 velvet staghorn shot is my personal favorite, but I do love this one too.
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01/23/2009 10:54:55 AM
Very cool, Shez! This is beautiful.
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01/23/2009 04:16:27 AM
Such a very beautiful shot Shez! I love the abstract lines, the textures and the wonderful colours.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2009 04:50:11 PM
Not sure why I like this so much. Not much is in focus, and some of that is blown out...but the curves and colors and texture are interesting, flowing, inviting. Pretty nice.
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01/21/2009 08:29:20 AM
Great color, texture and composition!
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01/21/2009 06:31:46 AM
7 - Really like the colors and composition. Difficult, but 'if only' the very fore in sharp focus and just a little more (maybe) depth of field to show what this is. I doubt many will know what it is... but I do.
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01/18/2009 10:26:26 AM
interesting shot, nice colours that complinent each other
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01/18/2009 08:05:52 AM
nice abstract, light is nice
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01/17/2009 05:37:28 PM
I like the macro approach, with detail near the edge of the contrast between orange tones and yellow-greens.
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01/17/2009 01:52:13 PM
interesting prospective
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01/16/2009 05:02:44 PM
lovely shallow DOF study - the shapes are simple and draw our eyes in
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01/16/2009 04:35:53 PM
Awesome DOF.....a great abstract with wonderful colours.
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01/16/2009 10:21:52 AM
Beautiful colors, curves and texture. I'm really delighted to see this in the best of 2008.
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01/16/2009 08:07:02 AM
Interesting.....well shot, great DOF, good light and colors....WTF is a velvet staghorn?????? 6
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01/16/2009 12:24:34 AM
Shez? I do hope so! This is beautiful and I have no doubt it would look stunning as a large print! I love the little slice of texture we get on the edge , it's just enough for us to get a feel for the subject and the brown and green blend together really nicely :o)
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