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Frosted Mullein

Frosted Mullein
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Copyright: John Stewart (jstewart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 125] (609)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 22:19
Viewed: 4213
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Exploring the forest and some open areas early in the morning after a frosty night I came across this colourful arrangement. The hairy plant (it was about 12 cm across) is a young Common Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus). These grow to about a metre or more tall and in their 2nd year have yellow flowers. The leaves are typically hairy and here these hairs have been decorated with frost. Lying on top is a triplet of wild strawberry leaves.
I used my macro. Post-processing - I darkened and blurred the background to get it "out of the way" so that the plants would leap out of the image at you. As is my usual wont, I also used levels, hues and sharpening on the image.

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Hi John,
This Mullein looks great with the little red plant growing through it.
Obviously there was nothing for the frost to stick too,as the smaller plant was smooth,with one of the 'furry' fibres of the Mullein.
An excellent shot.

Excellent combination of colors. I like the frost with red.
Best regards,

great artistic pic, TFS Ori

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