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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Oct 22, 2008
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008

A random sapling (Mimosa) that I found growing in my yard. It's an invasive non-native plant so I'll probably need to get rid of it before it gets much bigger, but meanstwhile I am enjoying the lovely colors of the emerging leaf fronds when the sun hits them just right. Not expecting much of a score (though anything above a 5 would be nice right about now), but this is my favorite shot from this month. The light; it's always about the light!

PP - cropped, cloned out a leaf from another branch on the bottom, increased saturation and contrast, added border, resized, sharpened.

Place: 117 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.9493
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9063
Avg (non-participants): 6.0476
Views since voting: 708
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 138
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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11/17/2008 04:42:39 PM
Beautiful colors, Mary. I like the black contrasting, too. Well done.
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11/08/2008 08:59:54 AM
Nice frond! It *IS* always about the light!
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11/08/2008 12:49:25 AM
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Indeed, a found frond to be fond of, friend....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 07:26:31 PM
I'm fond of this frond.
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11/06/2008 12:17:20 PM
Good choice of black background
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11/04/2008 02:00:14 PM
Certainly an interesting plant, and th eleaf looks good against the black. The composition is ight for the image, although I might prefer less drop off in focus.
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11/02/2008 12:19:24 PM
nice subtle colors, good light.
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11/02/2008 10:15:17 AM
Lovely, intimate view. I like your depth of field usage here.
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11/02/2008 05:01:11 AM
Lovely colours and perfect DOF. 9!
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