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I found a plant in the greenhouse at Kings Heath Gardens yesterday afternoon with leaves that reminded me of pencil sharpening.
A tad calmer than yesterday's - I like variety SmileSmile
Thanks for looking and thanks to Carol for the identification
Helen

Some layering from my brother's rusty oil container

I see I just about got this up before the clock struck twelve and I lost my glass slipper, so no need to hunt for my handsome prince - actually he's fast asleep upstairs WinkWinkWink

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Sep 2012 - 3:39 PM
Focal Length:46mm
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pencil sharpening
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:17 Sep 2012 - 11:59 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
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Source
Source e2 Member 4Source vcard
18 Sep 2012 - 12:06 AM

A very clever and beautiful image
-source

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 12:06 AM

Thanks Source Smile

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 12:09 AM

Nice close up.
Matt

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 12:14 AM

Thanks Matt Smile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 12:34 AM

Beautiful and lovely image ,helen ,very well done,
Saeid

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reflectionsinlight

like the title a muliti coloured felt pencil

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 1:01 AM

I totally love this!

It is just after 8 PM here!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33063 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 5:22 AM

An extremely apt title Helen, indeed it does remind one greatly of a pencil sharpening, however I thought it more resembled a piece of felting, which my textile students would make many years ago. Brilliant colour, and the texture, well that is just something else entirely.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 5:41 AM

A very apt title, Helen, and a beautiful begonia leaf unfurling, perfectly captured. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 7:14 AM

Thanks for your comments, and votes
Thanks to Carol for identifying the leaf and to Jenn for her User Award - a lovely start to my day SmileSmile
Its my one day a week at school today, so I will catch up with everyone later

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marktc
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18 Sep 2012 - 7:19 AM

Super image Helen and a great title to go with it!

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18 Sep 2012 - 7:20 AM

Thanks Mark Smile

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achieverswales
18 Sep 2012 - 7:27 AM

Great shape in this excellent composed capture, like the use of your texture Helen.

Regards

Trev.

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18 Sep 2012 - 7:37 AM

Thanks Trev Smile

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18 Sep 2012 - 8:04 AM

Lovely detail in the curve!
Carole

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gingerdelight
18 Sep 2012 - 8:12 AM

An appropriate title Helen - exactly what it looks like! A stunning macro!
Carol

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barbarahirst
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:30 AM

such a delicate image

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:32 AM

.... and it does too! A quite unique macro abstract.

Albert

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:39 AM

Maybe not 'golden' but certainly has the 'ratio'. Lovely detail, Helen.

Retired... huh.... fat chance, but at least there's no planning or reports. My 'retired' wife is taking the year 1s down to our allotment site today Grin

Dave

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18 Sep 2012 - 8:46 AM

Interesting and excellent image Helen. I agree re pencil sharpening.

Ken

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:56 AM

Good comp, colour and detail, Helen.

Ray

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digital_boi
18 Sep 2012 - 9:10 AM

very apt title Helen good capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Bubblefaery
18 Sep 2012 - 10:06 AM

Lovely shot! x

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18 Sep 2012 - 10:25 AM

I like the curl at the bottom of the leaf

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Sep 2012 - 11:47 AM

Well spotted and well presented like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64345 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 11:51 AM

How clever you are to spot this. But then, it being yours, why am I surprised? Smile
x

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Irishkate
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18 Sep 2012 - 11:58 AM

Beautifully captured and observed.
In the right room this would make
a lovely wall picture. Lovely colour and curves.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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18 Sep 2012 - 12:45 PM

This was featured E2 earlier but it dissappeared before I could click Sad
Glad I have caught up with itGrinGrin Great imageGrin
Diane

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18 Sep 2012 - 12:49 PM

Great capture, Helen - it does rather look like a pencil shaving! Wink
Trev Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 1:53 PM

fantastic crop, well spotted!!
I also love the title Smile

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18 Sep 2012 - 2:19 PM

Extremely creative Helen.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 3:37 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmileSmile

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18 Sep 2012 - 3:57 PM

An outstanding presentation Helen,
Geoff

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18 Sep 2012 - 4:23 PM

Thanks Geoff Smile

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18 Sep 2012 - 5:36 PM

Am laughing here Helen. I was looking at the thumbnail and thinking 'that looks like a plant rather than a pencil sharpening'. Then I read the narrative Grin. Great shot. Moira

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Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 6:03 PM

Lovely natural abstract, Helen.

P.

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18 Sep 2012 - 6:09 PM

always so imaginative...

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 6:14 PM

Thanks Moira, Philip and Pascal SmileSmileSmile

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18 Sep 2012 - 9:02 PM

I simply cannot resist photographing begonia leaves, Helen, they have wonderful patterns and colours, and this is no exception.

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18 Sep 2012 - 9:04 PM

Really like the helical pattern and your textures Helen.
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18 Sep 2012 - 10:22 PM

Thanks Pamela and Derek for your comments SmileSmile

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19 Sep 2012 - 12:02 PM

Well seen and captured. Details are extremely good.

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19 Sep 2012 - 12:18 PM

Thanks Tony Smile

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23 Sep 2012 - 9:09 AM

This is devine! SUPER image and a very good title! Grin
IB

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23 Sep 2012 - 9:14 AM

Thanks Isabel Smile

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23 Sep 2012 - 10:32 AM

A marvellous natural abstract Helen, this one deserves an HB awardWink

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23 Sep 2012 - 11:49 AM

Great title for the super shape in this image Helen.Smile
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23 Sep 2012 - 2:24 PM

Thanks Ed and Brian - SmileSmile

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