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Aquilegia and Friend

Aquilegia and Friend
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Flowers
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swisss Trip [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-08 18:53
Viewed: 4936
Points: 12
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This is one from an early morning walk in the fields and woods around the small village of Trin-Mulin where we were staying in the Swiss mountains during our 2 weeks staying with my brother and his family, it was a great fortnight.
It was great getting up before the sun and going to see what was about, so peacefull. when I first saw these dark maroon columbines were garden escapees but my books asure me that it is a native european species, of woodland paths and clearings on limestone rock upto 2000m these were at 1050m. The ones I saw were between 45 and 80 cm tall,and going by the width of the open flowers of 5 -6cm across it is probably Aquelegia atrata sub.sp. 'Nigrescens'
I post this one because of the attached friend, some form of caterpillar, which I have no idea, help on this one if possible please?
to be honest I cannt rember as it is one I prepared on the laptop while in the mountains , but never found a signal to send it, so it had to wait till now.
probably the following
shadows and highlights
crop to size
sharpen with USM save As to preserve the Exif Data

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Good shot Robert,
Well composed, good detail, colours and sharpness.
Nicely captured and well exposed, good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

Hi Robert,

Stange things you saw there high up in the mountins.
Great country with lots of beautifull nature.
This picture looks klike modern art with strange shapes. Even the catterpiller.



good shot of a verly interesting subject.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-09 16:41]

Perfect shot Robert. Very good composition, sharpness and colors.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-10 4:36]

Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb dark Aquilegia ! You are lucky because I have never this specimen. And the caterpillar is a nice bonus... Thanks for sharing Robert.

A stunning shot Rob, the morning light was really in your favour. Excellent detail, incredibly sharp. Perfect dof and comp.
I've had a look for caterpillar, tis not in my book, sorry.
Well taken and thanks for posting.

pt later ...

Very stange and interesting flower, the caterpillar doesn't seem to find it strange though. I love the dark rough texture of the flower and the blurry background.

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