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Chris Calohan

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Nature's Fireworks
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:24:03 PM »

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Re: Nature's Fireworks
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 10:45:21 AM »

This looks like a species of agave that grows outside my window here in southern AZ that absolutely fascinates me. I've taken numerous photos; can't get the lighting right.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 10:59:54 AM »

It's Egyptian Papyrus Grass shot at Kanahapa Gardens in Gainesville, FL. My biggest difficulty in making this shot work is not having an adequate contrasting background. The grass grows in thick clumps making the addition of a black dropcloth or the such impossible.

This is the kind of environment I am referring to:

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 10:00:03 PM »

Good shot, Chris, and good caption. I laughed (but the half-bottle of red wine might have contributed to my loss of reserve).

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Re: Nature's Fireworks
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 02:33:10 AM »

That is a wonderful shot of really intriguing plant.
Thanks for sharing Chris.

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Re: Nature's Fireworks
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 04:24:59 AM »

I hope you weren't flattening the grass in the pursuit of this image which is very intriguing?

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Re: Nature's Fireworks
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 05:35:19 AM »

Stunning, ...seems to jump in my face!
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Re: Nature's Fireworks
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 09:04:28 AM »

About as radical as I ever get with a plant is to use a plant clamp to steady it for a macro. I have a great respect for nature.
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