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Each Rose has her Thorns...       ©2008 dodrizzt
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       2nd place, 195 points
1/125s, f3.6, ISO 100, 230mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Levels & contrast adjustment, little colour boost, crop, resize       Extra Info: Nature's wisdom: 'Thorns are branches or stems that are modified into hard structures with sharp ends. Thorns are generally used by plants to protect themselves from herbivores' (Wikipedia)
This pic quickly came to my mind when theme was set; I searched for a young rose plant with growing thorns, still not hard enough, in order to take a backlight picture with that gorgeous reds, lucky I found one... hope you like the result :-)
 
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out_of_focus
Jul 22, 2008
    congrats

odlive
Jul 22, 2008
    I like the result, congrats for your second place

rusch07
Jul 22, 2008
    Great idea and great picture. It was my personal favorite for number one.

aprilesole
Jul 21, 2008
    Ouch!! That's gotta hurt~! Congratulations!! I love the color and the backlighing effect. A drop of blood might have added to this idea. Yesss we artist do suffer our craft!:-)

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dodrizzt
Jul 21, 2008
    Thanks to all for so much nice comments!! With so little free time left these weeks, I was not so satisfied with my pics, had better ideas but no time to take them... I'm really glad you like the pic, thanks!!! :-) :-) :-)

Maike13, SteveBee: you are totally right, focus is not so sharp, although I focused properly, it was a windy day and roses keep on moving all time, so the lack of focus is really a little movement blur... I made some extra pics with flash to avoid that, but the results were not so appealing and preferred better the backlighting despite the blur... glad you like it :-)

odlive
Jul 21, 2008
    Great colors, nice light in my TT

out_of_focus
Jul 20, 2008
    nice 'sharp' shot.. TT

SteveBee
Jul 19, 2008
    One of my favorites -- I like the composition and backlighting and the soft background. I wish the focus was a tad sharper.

gotta.learn
Jul 19, 2008
    I love the effect you were able to capture with the backlighting on the thorns. Very nice and beautiful!

sbjornda
Jul 19, 2008
    A beautiful image and a good illustration of the theme.

Maike13
Jul 19, 2008
    A very appealing shot. Would perhaps have liked it a touch sharper (can't quite see where the focus point is), but that's a minor point and just me being ultra picky :-). Easy TT pick.

Image-Anne
Jul 18, 2008
    Nicely framed..wonderful color and DOF! Wonderful explanation written as well. I'm learning alot from this challenge! Great shot!

Franz07
Jul 18, 2008
    Great shot! I was thinking about this too but my test shots did not come close to this...
Just nice!

Andris
Jul 18, 2008
    Great colors, focusing, comp! In my TT

hipflask
Jul 18, 2008
    love the backlighting here of a simple subject. nice framing, colour and capture. def TT
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