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Nature finds a way

Nature finds a way
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Copyright: Birgit Jokela (bikernjeeks) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 2 N: 30] (310)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11-01
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-12-11 12:14
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was in an old fort in Bermuda and found this plant growing in the middle of rock. Nature sure finds a way to overgrow people's work.
Played a little bit around with the colours - swapped the green leaves and yellow flowers to purple, hope you enjoy it.

P.S. I'll add the original photo tomorrow as a workshop (my limit for today is full)

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Yes, Birgit, I liked it; Nature really finds always its way...
I like this perspective and the contrast between the colours, creating a very attractive composition!

Birgit, this is neat how plants can grow from rocks. We have Pines and Cedar growing from rocks, how they get their footing is incredible. Excelent colors with your p.p. work. Sure would like to see the original.
Top left of image, post to workshop, click on it and then browse.
Hope to see it.


Amazing colors! I don't know how the original looks, but I love it this way. Purple seems the perfect choice to make the strongest contrast.

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2004-12-11 14:45]

You know at first I thought this was a purple flower growing in the snow. And my initial reaction was "snow on Bermuda?". I am looking forward to the original. The PP product is very nice.

Good shot! Nice colors!

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  • luloto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 9 N: 190] (2031)
  • [2004-12-11 18:45]

Esta foto podría ser un símbolo: la naturaleza se abre camino a pesar de que los hombres la contaminamos y destruimos.
Muy buena composición y muy logrado el contraste de colores.
This photo could be a symbol: the nature lays way although the men we contaminated it and we destroyed. Very good composition and very obtained the resistance of colors.

I love the colours in this shot Birgit, you have made them work very well to the extent that it looks like an underwater shot. well done!

very cool. I like the colors and the contrasts created.
the angle is good and your PP is great.
Well done

OK the color realy cuaght my eye, and until I red your note I thought it must be some exotic flower from Bermuda... Good work. I like the way it is framed by the rock.

It's gorgeous Birgit. I think the purple works really well. It is amazing how flowers will grow through just about anything. TFS

Nicely seen and presented.

The colors really pop in this image.

Also I took a look at the original... fine image in its own right.

All the best.

This is a very good creation on the basic idea to highlight the subject.
Very well done, and the quality of the flower is top.
Like your intentions and sure this is good.
jean Michel

These are my daughter's favorite colors...and what's more, as a former botanist/zoologist, I
like the subject. The dof is super, the saturation of colors couldn't be better, and the composition is top drawer! Bravo!

Hello Birgit
woww verry nice color
dont know if they made the TL color
for your pics but its nice blue and purple,o)

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  • jude Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 10] (447)
  • [2004-12-23 17:05]

ATTRACTIVE COMPOSITION BRIGIT,A i love it's simple and nice !! amazing colours, weLl framed ANd shot

thanx for sharing,

Wow. Until I read your description, I was wondering where that plant would grow since I've never seen one with purple leaves liek that. Nice color change.



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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-02-17 10:08]

Hi Birgit,

Beautiful visual,
I adored the color of this flower, perfect
a very alive color and a beautiful composition
here, Great job!


Hello Brigit,

Very creative, very colourful, nice detail and good spotting. The original is very good also.

Kindest regards

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2006-09-08 2:01]

well Birgit ,its really became much more interesting.
very good work.

Super colour compostion
well seen
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Hola Birgit.
Excellent picture,nice colour.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-12-06 22:41]

Hi Birgit,
a very special shot of this purple flowers.
Excellent clarity and lovely situation , the white and the purple.
Good composition with he glowing stalk.


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