Leafy veins

By ColleenA
Another image from my photo exam/assignment from Sunday at Kirstenbosch gardens. We were told to capture 15 diverse subjects as close as we could get... ie filling the frame... this is my attempt at a back lit leaf. V 2 and 3 more of the same... these are uncropped and no tweaking etc allowed on PS or Picasa for the exam, only framed.Grin
Thank you to Tish for her UAGrinGrin

Tags: Leaves Macro Flowers and plants Kirstenbosch gardens

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johnke 5 223 15
9 Apr 2013 5:03AM
Well I like V1 because thats all I can see, its very well composed and exposed, well done...John

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
9 Apr 2013 5:11AM
Lol you were too quick John, the versions are now uploaded,I like your eagernessGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
I like V1 best. These are lovely renderings of a leaf, Colleen. Flowing pattern made into composition.
gwynn56 6 87 England
9 Apr 2013 5:48AM
nice capture showing the flowing lines on the leaf Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Apr 2013 6:04AM
Three really great images Colleen !! So little to choose between them - so I will go with V2 - a bit more stem accentuating the flow of the veins from the stem more Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Apr 2013 6:28AM
Three beautiful images, Colleen, with V.3 being my choice for today. Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
9 Apr 2013 7:31AM
Three lovely detailed images.
I often think that we take photos of flowers ,and I am sure that there's a lot more details on leavesSmile
9 Apr 2013 7:36AM
Great macro lovely detail top class Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 7:48AM
3 super shot's and I hope you did well.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:02AM
Lovely light captured on the set Colleen
9 Apr 2013 8:13AM
Love it, superb macro shot. Hope the exam went well.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 Apr 2013 8:16AM
Really nice Colleen I love all three but V1 for me , hope the exam went well Grin

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:35AM
Great images Colleen - I love the lighting. Smile

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Apr 2013 8:41AM
Lovely sinuous lines and tones, Colleen. Three excellent studies in green.

Amazing images.

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 9:33AM
Worth getting out of bed for Grin. Like Herman V2 has the edge for me, not sure if it is because the angle is slightly different.............. Either way, they are all nice and crisp............... A gold star from teacher today GrinGrinGrin

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
9 Apr 2013 9:49AM
I would not want to be the examiner if I had to chose between these three. - gary
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 10:05AM
A great series of close up's Colleen, great lighting, and a simple but very effective comp. V1 just takes it for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 10:19AM
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
9 Apr 2013 11:20AM
Three super images. I like the composition and exposure of V1 but they are all very good!!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 1:13PM
Excellent work,

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 1:14PM
v1 works best for me - Helen SmileSmile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 1:42PM
Incredibly beautiful photography

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
9 Apr 2013 3:00PM
Three beautiful images,
9 Apr 2013 4:05PM
Too good pattern.
xwang 9 56 8
9 Apr 2013 4:55PM
I quite like V3's crop.. beautifully taken.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 Apr 2013 4:56PM
Makes a great pattern pic, Colleen Smile
Trev Smile
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 4:56PM
Well taken Colleen, lovely shots.
9 Apr 2013 5:28PM
Excellent captures Colleen !
9 Apr 2013 6:40PM
Wonderful images Colleen
9 Apr 2013 7:24PM
Fabulous images Colleen. I like V1 the best
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Apr 2013 7:40PM
Version one for me like the colours and veins from this angle Colleen
Regards Richard
9 Apr 2013 8:10PM
Three excellent images, Colleen. I like the fully framed V3, that makes a sublime abstract.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:25PM
Love them Colleen, the curvaceous veins make them very sensual - the green is vibrant and the composition is superb.
CHRISB911 12 54 1
9 Apr 2013 8:35PM
v1 for me excellent image
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Apr 2013 10:20PM
v1 is very good but v2 is my favourite, i like the two subdivisions. This is your best botanical achievement so far, you have found wonderful compositions here.
JanieB43 9 47 6 England
10 Apr 2013 3:58PM
Cracking set of images Colleen.......I love V3 the best as it fills the screen with a beautiful stripey abstract of nature.........

Just one niggle if I may - I would've cloned out the small brown spot top left of V1 Blush ( it tends to draw my eye out of the frame..no offence meant just constructive criticism Wink )

Thanks for the GEA too Wink....

JanieB43 9 47 6 England
10 Apr 2013 4:05PM
Sorry Colleen I meant to say User Award not GEA Blush
11 Apr 2013 12:31AM
Excellent. All three are really nice images. I tried this a few years ago but think that I was the only person that enjoyed the results, so maybe they were not as good as I was thinking they were. SadSad
Ayoob 7 Australia
11 Apr 2013 12:58AM
Superb detailed images ,Colleen........GrinGrinGrin

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