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Preparing for the next Spring ...

Preparing for the next Spring ...
Photo Information
Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Toshiba PDR-M700
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): !Weeds & Seeds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-23 9:37
Viewed: 4121
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... was "Leaning into the Wind"......

When the flowering season is over for Queen Anne's Lace aka Wild Carrot plants, amazing seed cages are formed. *

In the background some colour of Goldenrod, and bleached branches of brambles...

Location: luscious wilderness "field/meadow" along the foreshore of the bay known as Sambro Harbour.

More detail about "Wild Carrot" are here and for Daucus carota L. here: (1); (2); (3); (4).

I have re-posted this shot after some PP which I could not do at the time I first presented this shot.
[ Some minor colour saturation was added. ]

* We have lost the link to the metamorphous / transformation from : www.fcps.edu/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/queen_annes_lace.htm ( I will keep an eye on this ).

Adanac, SkyF, Jamesp, Alex99, jhm, Viv007, Silvio2006, dew77, anniejo, saeedabbasi has marked this note useful
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To Silke: no plagarism!!!Shoot_Score 1 04-03 00:33
To Adanac: This seed cage is not what I like to find when wShoot_Score 1 03-23 10:21
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Hello Jay,
This capture of the seeds of a new life is well composed with excellent detail. This seed cage is not what I like to find when walking my dogs, but they are sure nice here.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-23 10:07]

Hi Jay
very nice work on this close up. POV and details are excellent. Very nice sharpness and the composition is lovely. Well done.

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  • heidi (78)
  • [2007-03-23 11:07]

Hi Jay,
Great details on this plant. I have to say that you deserve a 10, the bg is simply great it looks like a Monet, perfect dof. And the colours are beautiful...

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-23 11:42]

Hi Jay

Lovely detail and POV - like the drooping head in the background. Great DOF.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-23 12:22]

Hi Jay.
Brilliant reproduction of all beauty of this last year plant. I like crisp sharpness, perfect details and wonderful colours of its image. I also like blurriness of the BG, which helps to concentrate our attention on this plant. Shot is composed very nice. Even similar blurred plant is looked very well. My compliments and best wishes.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-23 15:08]

Hallo Sjaak,

Een mooie combinatie naar de lente toe met deze zaadkop, prachtig met de focus on een punt. Mooi werk hier!


Hi Jay, spring is coming and you take a lovely composition with great light and splendid focus, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-23 15:43]

Hello Jay,
Beutiful capture.Well seen and composed.Exposure,sharpness,details,POV and BG are excellent.Have a great weekend!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-23 17:42]
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An excellent capture, with perfect colours and details -- most excellent notes too -- no plagarism!!!

I like the "colors" you've captured in this shot; the "almost blues" in the BG
as well as the grays in the seed cage itself.
Nicely photoed, great composition; BG is
appropriately blurred,seed cage is sharply focussed.
Well done!!

Many times the plants waiting for spring are not so nice, but your capture of this gives it a artistic look. The DOF is good on this shot.

Hi dear Jay ,
nice shot with great details.
well composed and great sharpness and light.
well captured.
thanks and regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-11 21:13]

Hello Jay

Wonderful DOF and sharp focus.The OOF BG is really beautiful.The POV is excellent and you have captured sharp,well focused detail.Well done.TFS


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