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Tropical Phallic Root
Tropical Phallic Root

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Personification (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Konica Minolta MF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.8 MD
Location: Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica
Date: Oct 8, 2005
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2005

I took this picture in a rain forest in Costa Rica near Aguas Zarcas. At first, I thought it was a practical joke, but in reality this is an "untouched" root that sprouts from the tree and enters the ground.

Place: 135 out of 204
Avg (all users): 4.5478
Avg (commenters): 4.6429
Avg (participants): 3.8961
Avg (non-participants): 4.8051
Views since voting: 867
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 272
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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10/19/2005 06:33:18 PM
Apparently some people do not have a sense of humor-glad you do. Keep up the good work.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 02:30:25 PM
Extra points for making me laugh out loud!
10/17/2005 11:55:02 PM
It's a little small... ummm the pic, I mean. ;-)
10/17/2005 07:12:34 PM
It sizes up. Nice Job.
10/16/2005 03:35:00 PM
You should utilize the the 640 size limit for this photo. Also, I doubt it will score well because of the way you used your subject. Good luck
10/16/2005 09:33:14 AM
Don't see how it meets the challenge and the photo is too small and dark to have appeal.
10/15/2005 11:37:39 AM
too dark.
10/15/2005 07:36:08 AM
This is the type of image I would expect from a 12 year old. Sorry but for me this shows very poor taste and almost no photographic skills. The added marijuana leaf confirms just how serious you take this site and the photographers who actually want to learn something about photography. jmho. "1"
10/15/2005 01:22:06 AM
For having the sack to use the word phallic - 6
10/14/2005 08:45:55 PM
A little dark. "Interesting" though. LOL.
10/14/2005 06:33:34 PM
Work on making your pictures bigger; as close to 640 pixels on one axis. Those tend to do better in challenges. That being said, it's an interesting subject, although I'm not fond of the purely "physical" personifications. I'd rather it have tried to capture an abstract or emotional concept. "The plant, well endowed as he was, strutted around the forest like a bull in heat..."
10/14/2005 05:52:15 PM
Needed a better title
10/13/2005 07:39:28 PM
10/13/2005 04:16:26 PM
heehee.... thats a big ... root
10/12/2005 09:56:50 AM
That's naughty.
10/12/2005 01:07:26 AM
.....well, it does meet the challenge....

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