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Prickly Pear
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Challenge: Without the Hand of Man (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Texas
Date: Dec 14, 2002
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.7442
Avg (commenters): 7.7826
Avg (participants): 6.5472
Avg (non-participants): 7.0606
Views since voting: 1783
Votes: 86
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/22/2002 09:55:26 PM
Odd looking thing, isn't it. Good eye. Jacko, 8
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12/22/2002 01:09:09 AM
Truly excellent--great composition and textures
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12/20/2002 06:04:27 AM
Fairly nice composition, but the contrast is a bit too low. The photo seems washed out, with very harsh sunlight. Obviously, in the kinds of climates you find prickly pears growing, you will have strong sunlight to deal with, but photographing the subject in the dawn or dusk light would help this a bit. The shadows make this look like late afternoon or mid morning, times when the light will still be harsh.
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12/19/2002 04:35:43 PM
Nice macro, showing texture and form.
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12/19/2002 01:51:17 PM
Great color! Your composition is very nice. Lighting and shadows are great! The frame is a nice touch. Good luck!
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12/19/2002 01:13:27 PM
Great composition and detail.
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12/18/2002 01:08:55 PM
An interesting choice of toning... I'm not 100% sure whether I like it or not in all honesty. What the heck, it's Christmas, let's just say I do like it :) It's nice & sharp, and doesn't look like something I'd want to touch.
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12/18/2002 01:13:03 AM
Nice macro, I love the sepia. Really nice job. DPz
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12/17/2002 10:51:36 PM
Great composition..love the tufts on the cactus. I've actually picked and eaten prickly pear...kinda good :) I'd love to see this in color.
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12/17/2002 07:52:41 PM
Sepia is nice but how did it look in color. I think I would prefer it that way as it shows more warmth than the sepia.
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12/17/2002 07:39:13 PM
Excellent macro! I love the colorization too. Wonderful composition. Perfect DOF.
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12/17/2002 06:51:19 PM
Neat shot! I question the sepia, but it's not bad. Interesting view. 8 Swash
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12/17/2002 09:01:23 AM
Nice midtones and texture rendering. Perhaps a real square cropping would have done it as well.
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12/17/2002 07:39:49 AM
Great use of sepia. Wonderful macro!
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12/17/2002 01:45:18 AM
Excellent composition, as well as the execution. The tonal range is superb, and the detail is outstanding. You can almost feel the textures of each part of the subject. Perfect, congrats!
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12/17/2002 01:13:25 AM
Very cool photo. I love the lighting and the color tone:) = 9 Shiiizzzam
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12/16/2002 07:46:51 PM
Great job! I love the color and shadows....
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12/16/2002 06:47:14 PM
I find this photo to be both visually appealing, and well composed. I absolutely love this photo, and the black and white looks wonderful. Also I think the black border adds to the photo.l Excellent macro! This photo meets the challenge and manages to be beautiful at the same time. No criticism here. -10
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12/16/2002 05:01:05 PM
What excelent focus and clarity. The angle and framing/cropping are very nice. I think that the lighting was also very good for this shot. You have done an excelent job with this. One of my favorite this week. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/16/2002 01:55:35 PM
Very nice, love the color. Good composition, color.
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12/16/2002 01:32:44 PM
challenge met. nice composition, it looks as if the fruit (?) is holding up the leaf above it. the long shadows work well here because i always associate cacti with hot climates and expect the sun to be beating down. i wonder what made you go for the sepia tones. possibly the colors in the background. w/out actually seeing it i can't say i'd prefer color, but i'm wondering whether i would...
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12/16/2002 05:40:05 AM
Interesting subject and color. Composition works pretty well for me, but the shot is not high impact for me emotionally. 8
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12/16/2002 01:23:55 AM
Nice shot. I like the sepia tone rather than straight black and white Teh border size is well done. overall great shot.
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