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  #243 Macros 2021
Entry 10 of 23
   
 
tiny pine cones       ©2021 mrsawyer
Samsung SM-G950U       10th place, 75 points
1/330s, f1.7, ISO 50, 26mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, flash
 
Post-Processing: cropped, USM, levels       Extra Info: Each lobe is about a half inch long. (about 1.2 cm)
 
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mrsawyer
9 days ago
    Thanks for the comments, critiques, votes, and compliments. Growing up in the southeastern US, I just always took pine trees for granted, until about 15 years ago, when I found that the male pine cones were tiny little things that I never paid attention to. The female cones are the big ones we are all familiar with. I assume the growth in the middle is a female cone and is surrounded by males. (someone chime in if you know for sure!)

jomari
15 days ago
    This was my #1. (I tossed up between this and the winner, but ended up placing you first.) Your shot is not only beautiful but something I haven't seen before.

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Lo
16 days ago
    Beautiful detail and colour. I like the way the needles reach out to the edges of the photo and provide a vivid background.

jomari
17 days ago
    Beautiful entry! I love the stylized 'flower' that the little cones form.

babysister
17 days ago
    Interesting close view of the flower.

Old Finn
17 days ago
    Nice picture. Good sharpness , beautiful colors. First in my TT.

aoc46
17 days ago
    Plenty of leading lines to draw the eye to the center (where at first I thought I was seeing ears of corn and a bunch of grapes). The flat flash lighting diminishes the roundness of the "ears." More oblique lighting might have been better and probably wouldn't have illuminated the background as much, allowing the main subject to stand out better.

Maike13
18 days ago
    Love how the lobes and leaves seem to form radii for an imaginary circle. I'd have pulled the top horizontal leaves out of the shot to further emphasize this effect.

Jade O.
19 days ago
    Nice and sharp and one of the few horticultural images here which is enhanced by the centered presentation...the subject looks absolutely wonky!

ysal
19 days ago
    I really like the central pine cone cluster and the all radiating needles. But those few horizontal needles at the top is distracting, and so is the gray horizontal twig to some degree.

forkcandles
20 days ago
    love the shape of this one , however the cross green shoot/stems at the top distract and IMO would have removed out the way or cloned out
the black item is eye catching as well
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