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This Aloe polyphylla sits on a hillside at the University of California, Berkeley Botanic Garden. It is nearly 1 meter wide.

Taken January 27, 2005.

Camera:Canon A95
Title:Symmetry
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:28 Jan 2005 - 6:50 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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pebbles
pebbles  10106 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 6:52 AM

Great abstract shot Patrick, love the crop and the clarity of the shot.

Alethea

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pebbles
pebbles  10106 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 6:52 AM

Great abstract shot Patrick, love the crop and the clarity of the shot.

Alethea

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User_Removed
28 Jan 2005 - 6:53 AM

Brilliantly seen and captured. Click. Ali.

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
28 Jan 2005 - 6:54 AM

Excellent abstract shot!! perfectly done,well taken..

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johnjohn01
johnjohn01  1258 forum posts England
28 Jan 2005 - 6:55 AM

Nice abstract shot

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simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 6:56 AM

Like everyones already said, great abstract shot.
Click
Anne

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bigheart.
bigheart.  10 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 6:58 AM

Excellent.


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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 7:00 AM

1m across, don't need a macro lens then Wink)

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noseprints
noseprints  11576 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 7:05 AM

ah, isn't nature wonderful. nicely captured.

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PatrickSmith
28 Jan 2005 - 7:05 AM

Thanks! This is such a great plant and I definitely did not need a macro lens, more like a wide angle lens! The camera lens was at eye level looking straight down.

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clairabella
28 Jan 2005 - 7:05 AM

Stunning - love the shape and details - fills the frame well.

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vfr400w
vfr400w  1053 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 7:05 AM

Fantastic.

chris

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croberts
croberts  102160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 7:07 AM

just jumped out at me, striking colour and composition. clicked

Chris

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devon-photographic

Well seen, Patrick. Congrats on the HC. Click
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Ian-Jones
Ian-Jones e2 Member 11129 forum postsIan-Jones vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 7:09 AM

Beautiful shapes and colours - a great image.

Ian

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 7:09 AM

Superb patterns and colour, Patrick.
Steve

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leedsgh
leedsgh  10496 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 7:10 AM

Initially thought this one was a Photoshopped spectacular!

Great image!

Like a magic eye pic!

Gav

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duncs
duncs  1028 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 7:10 AM

Great - love it

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icafe
icafe  11 Canada
28 Jan 2005 - 7:11 AM

Excellent composition with natural "highlight" effects of the beautiful colours.
Arthur

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A_Harrison
A_Harrison  10260 forum posts Canada
28 Jan 2005 - 7:13 AM

By far your best shot,It's great!

Allan

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PatrickSmith
28 Jan 2005 - 7:15 AM

Thanks for the HC and all the nice words! I didn't do much to it in PS. Just cropped it and increased overall saturation by about 10%. I did take about 10 photos and chose the best one.

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alexya85
alexya85  10
28 Jan 2005 - 7:22 AM

Stunning shot

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
28 Jan 2005 - 7:27 AM

great shot

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eophotos
eophotos  1026 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 7:36 AM

Brilliant!

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kjs
kjs  10
28 Jan 2005 - 7:42 AM

Excellent.
Click
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Deez
Deez  9
28 Jan 2005 - 7:54 AM

Great shot very eye catching.

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juliem
juliem  9613 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 7:54 AM

Truly eyecatching-click
Julie

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paul162brown
28 Jan 2005 - 7:57 AM

Great shot, love the patterns, well framed. Click. Paul

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alife
alife  1169 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 7:59 AM

And 30 Smile This one draws the eye around and in forever. Like the painting feel to it too.
Al

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AdrianTurner
28 Jan 2005 - 8:11 AM

Lovely graphic shoot, well balanced and very sharp. ........click

Adrian.

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mikears
mikears  1086 forum posts Canada
28 Jan 2005 - 8:12 AM

Awesome detail and pattern - looks like one of my fractals - BUT THIS IS REAL!!.

Nice capture!
CLick
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synaesthesia
28 Jan 2005 - 8:22 AM

Amazing.

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marto65
marto65  12
28 Jan 2005 - 8:27 AM

fantastic pattern, makes my head swirl, well deserved HC

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park my ferret
28 Jan 2005 - 8:44 AM

wow!!!!

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paulr
paulr  10 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 8:47 AM

great detail beautiful pattern shot

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davidentrican
28 Jan 2005 - 8:49 AM

Great shot Patrick - loads of impact.

Dave

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StevenHanna
28 Jan 2005 - 8:53 AM

Nice shot. Love the pattern.
Steven
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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 9:06 AM

great image

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 9:14 AM

Excellent natural symmetry, well done.

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accidental hero
28 Jan 2005 - 9:17 AM

Great shot!!

Paul

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MarkyMarc
MarkyMarc  9498 forum posts Canada
28 Jan 2005 - 9:18 AM

Very well done, a really eye-catching image.

-click-

Marc

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michellec
michellec  10
28 Jan 2005 - 9:33 AM

Outstanding shot. Crisp detail and wonderful pattern, well seen

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KirstyG
KirstyG  9
28 Jan 2005 - 9:36 AM

Fantastic shot. I too thought it had been worked digitally. Well taken.

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ian.daisley
28 Jan 2005 - 10:21 AM

Well - I wish I'd have taken it...damm Smile
Fantastic shot.
Ian.

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PatrickSmith
28 Jan 2005 - 10:28 AM

Yes, it is all natural. Here is a link to a plant database and its photo.

http :// hortiplex.gardenweb.com/plants/p1/gw1043027.html (Cut and paste it into the browser and remove the spaces)

Ian, I wish I had taken half the photos on this website, so you're not alone!

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Yogendra  10 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 10:39 AM

Stunning image, Superb.

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JohnHorne
JohnHorne  91023 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 12:01 PM

Very well seen. Click.
John

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Steinmachine
28 Jan 2005 - 1:25 PM

Excellent shot Well Done
Derek

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rf  10 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 1:29 PM

great shot well done click

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tigerminx  10237 forum posts South Africa
28 Jan 2005 - 1:57 PM

Awesome.
Bruce.

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banehawi
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28 Jan 2005 - 2:49 PM

Gorgeously simple.

W

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mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 3:02 PM

Excellent. Stands out a mile in the thumbnails.

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AngieLatham
28 Jan 2005 - 3:51 PM

Just stunning. Fantastic colours and sharpness.Welcome to EPZ Smile
click
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starstriders
28 Jan 2005 - 5:12 PM

Great work. Love these shots.

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nell  10
29 Jan 2005 - 8:07 AM

Fantastic work.

Lucy

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annaliese  10421 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2005 - 10:09 AM

superb!

annaliese Smile

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funkymarmalade
29 Jan 2005 - 3:21 PM

Wow! that's one giant succulent! Well taken.
Angi
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bismah  1045 forum posts
30 Jan 2005 - 2:49 AM

superb detailsss ! i can see u r too goood in takin pics of plants. well done patrick

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Falconer  9
30 Jan 2005 - 11:56 AM

stunning!!!!!

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paulstefan  10509 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2005 - 2:34 PM

Absolutely gorgeous abstract, Patrick
cheers, Paul

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PatrickSmith
31 Jan 2005 - 6:40 AM

Thanks for all the comments. This has taught me a good lesson, but I still have a lot to learn when I look at the works of so many people who contribute to the website!

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sharonc  11369 forum posts
1 Feb 2005 - 12:44 AM

This is great - would look great as a big poster Smile
Sharon

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jasonewell  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2005 - 1:53 PM

Quality shot.
Jason

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woodlark e2 Member 10538 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2005 - 3:26 PM

How did I miss this ?
Such a strong image and pattern. Great work!
Karl

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16 Feb 2005 - 11:06 AM

superb!!!!!!!!!

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17 Feb 2005 - 3:10 PM

This was made by nature?? Fantastic.

And a fantastic shot.

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joggievs  10
25 Feb 2005 - 2:56 PM

Outstanding. Sharp, crisp and beautiful saturated colours. This Aloe only occurs on the highlands of Lesotho, Southern Africa and is on the Red Data list for endangered flora. It is targeted by plant poachers - one can see why.
Joggie

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Joanie  9
16 Apr 2005 - 2:50 AM

Great photo. Crisp, clean and great colour.

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shed  10586 forum posts England
31 May 2005 - 6:44 AM

Great image. Nice colours etc.

Andy

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maribela
maribela  9
14 Sep 2005 - 12:26 PM

Simply breathtaking!

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VintageRed
7 May 2006 - 2:34 AM

Well seen pattern. Nick.

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PatrickSmith
8 May 2006 - 7:45 AM

Thanks for looking in. I think this will be in the EPZ book.

Patrick

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megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
19 May 2006 - 7:54 AM

How did I miss this one.....Beautiful!

Will look for this when the book arrives...Smile

Have a good weekend, Paddie.....Suzan Smile

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PatrickSmith
22 May 2006 - 6:33 AM

Thanks Suzan! I can't wait to see the book too.
Patrick

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davidsaenzchan
22 Feb 2008 - 2:14 AM

Hey Patrick, have you tried converting this into B&W? I think it would be an awesome conversion!!!

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PatrickSmith
4 Apr 2008 - 3:51 PM

Thanks David, I'll have to try that out.

Patrick

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