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I Kill Cactus...

I Kill Cactus...
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Copyright: Laura Cee (laura4) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 24] (123)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-28
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 21:53
Viewed: 1406
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I do not have a green thumb. This flower is a replacement to my dead petunias. I had nothing to do with the life of this flower; I am staying away from it for now.
I will only photograph them and watch some one else keep them alive. I kill cactus!
For now in the new home I get the inside, he does the outside. I will take pictures of his work and we can sit and enjoy mine when itís to hot outside or Smokey if you saw the last photo I posted.
I am getting frustrated with my learning curve (or lack there of), learning photography but I refuse to put it down.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To dbp: I see Lizards...laura4 1 07-17 22:08
To karith: Whimsy abound...laura4 1 06-27 21:18
To rychousmama: It's the gemini in me...laura4 1 06-11 22:45
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Bah, Laura stop being so hard on yourself. It takes time to hang on to the things you learn and actually apply them. I sometimes give technical advice on certain photos and then I don't always go through with that advice in my own shots! It happens, such is life, you learn. Well I first of all really like the rich colors in this and the contrasts are great. The focus and detail on the stem of the flower is great, I can see it's all fuzzy :) The low point of view and close-up just slightly below the flower looking straight at it is great because it plays on scale, making the flower look huge and formidable (I am not a green thumb either so gardening is rather a scary mystery to me....:P). Now, I would recommend that if you're going to get a close-up like this you want to get more of the front of the flower in-focus, because when you have a lot of object or subject in the immediate foreground out-of-focus it tends to be distracting. Also, try to not center the flower too much and have it almost touching either side of the shot since it breaks up the unity of the composition. Otherwise I love the idea and results, and the curve of picket fence at the right side in the background makes an interesting "path" leading the eye to the flower in front. Thanks for sharing! And keep shooting and posting!

This is more than an image...it is a story:) Or possibilities for many stories. There is a wonderful sense of whimsy and curiosity that comes over me looking at this huge blossom right in front of me! Tickles my fancy:)

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-07-09 9:17]
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great shot Laura
great pov

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