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The burning bush
The burning bush

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Challenge: Botany II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Plants
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Hazelhurst Gallery Garden, Australia
Date: Nov 26, 2011
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2160 sec
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2011

I did not head off specifically to shoot for this challenge but had my camera with me when visiting a place with a nice garden. The sun had also broken through for the first time in over a week. I didnít have any time to properly compose the shot but more of a walk by shooting. The plant I found that I really wanted to enter resulted in a too shallow DoF so some of the important aspects of the flower were out of focus (Iíll stick them in the outtakes if I remember)

This is not a great shot either, especially with the busy background that I tried to manage with some heavy vignetting. However, the background to me adds to the image with the complimentary colours and setting the scene of a non-studio shot. Iím predicting a mid to low 5 with maybe a comment from someone commenting on all of the entries. Or as Spiffy would say ďMehĒ.

Why this flower particularly grabbed my attention was that it reminded me of the biblical image of the Burning Bush. I have no idea what the flower is called so if any of you botanists out there want to let me know it would be appreciated.

Place: 91 out of 110
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2011 08:21:26 PM
What a cool plant. I'm not so keen on the vignetting that is darkening large parts of your subject.
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