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Beautiful in the wild

Beautiful in the wild
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-16 0:32
Viewed: 2780
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends in TN.

Too often that I tend to forget the beauty of the plants in nature while chasing something with legs and wings. This small plant somehow attracted my attention because the stem and leaves are deep red in color with the absenteeism of green. Another excuse for not posting more plants is due to consistently failing to ID them. I am clueless about this specie as my last formal education in Biology was during my O-Level years.

Thanks for viewing and have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Shot JPEG fine
In Photoshop
Cropped and resized
Convert the RGB to Lab color
Lightness channel selected
USM 150, 0.4, 10
Back to RGB mode

Model: NIKON D80
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/200
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 180
Focal Length: 60 mm
Date Taken: 2009-01-13 09:54
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected
File Size: 273 kb
© jusni nasirun 2009

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Hi Jusni,

Nice sharp image of the flower with colorful stem.

Yes, as you said, there is so much beauty in these wild flowers also and somehow we dont notice them :).


A perfect beauty, pure and simple Jusni, a larger aperture, say, an f/11, might render the BG more fuzzy my friend, but your choice also provided a very nice image.

Salam Jusni,

I like the composition.Nice colour of plant against the BG, its produce strong colour contrast and stand out very well.Three give strong impact to your image, the highest one on nice position and clear.TFS.


Thanks for your continuous support

Hi Jusni,
F/22 has brought in the soft out of focus BG nicely , it works for me :)
Nice comp, details, and color.
The flash effect is noticable, but minimal..
Well done,

hello Jusni

beautiful composition
with good details
colours very nice
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Jusni,
an excellent macro from a very good POV in a simple and nice composition; fine sharp details and very beautiful colours.
TFS. Best regards.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-16 10:11]

Hi Jusni,

A beautiful wild flower with the unusual red stem and leaves. The flowers are very pretty with lovely colors. Excellent details and a wonderful diagonal composition. Very attractive.


Hi Jusni,
f/22... this is something I can only dream of with my bridge camera... Absolutely perfect, clear, sharp shot, wonderful composition and DOF. Very effective. The colors are also beautiful. Bravo.
Friendly regards from Hungary, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-16 11:33]

Hi Jusni,all is perfect in this pic,from the very interesting specie to the background....a very masterwork,just my best compliments and thanks to show us this beauty of nature,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-16 11:40]

Hello Jusni
Perfect detail and very good focus here! Beautiful composition.Nice soft color, and excellent light! Very well done!
Best regards!

Hi Jusni, a really interesting wild beauty without green. Perfectly captured by you my friend.
TFS and cheers,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-16 15:05]

Helo Jusni !
You're absolutely right, you don't need animals or insects to make beautiful pictures - a simple flower can be gorgeous, too. This one looks great, I love its shape. I have never seen it before. I also like how it stands out icely, due to excellent use of flash, on the darker BG. Very well done !

Hi Jusni
Impressive moment captured
Good shot. Nice macro....good contrast. Good efforts.


Hi Jusni,

An interesting image, nice detail and color. You're right, sometimes we are so focused on one subject that we miss seeing others right under our nose.

I'm not sure, but I think your flower may be a species of Polygonum.


Bonjour Jusni,
Agréable macro bien éclairée et bien composée dans un cadrage parfait permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-28 1:42]

Salam Jusni,
lovely shot and beauty is well rendered. here I could see the discussion went on the use of f22. The agony of using macro lens 60mm and othe types also sometimes quite interesting.
Whatever, the image is well composed.


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