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The Colors of Nature

The Colors of Nature
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-23
Categories: Nature, Macro, Abstract
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-28 1:57
Viewed: 1347
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A close-up of this colorful leaf against the light. I liked the colorful natural veins in this huge foliage.
I chose this POV to gain the diagonal line and the different ways of the other lines.

PP work: added some contrast, sharpened and framed (Photoscape)

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Bonjour Francis Xavier,

Originale carré de nature, avec des couleurs automnales bien marquées.
Très belle présentation cependant,
j'ai fait un WS pour ajuster la netteté.
Merci pour le partage.
Ayez un bon dimanche.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-08-28 3:54]

Good Morning Francis,
The texure of this leaf having assorted colors is looking great. The idea of taking shot against the light is awesome because it's providing emitting luminosity instead of reflecting. A fantastic catch and a fabulous idea, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Francis
excellent macro shot of a leaf. good management of light. it looks like an authentic fabric. pretty range of colors in a splendid pattern. good use of the lines in the composition and artistically presented.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-08-28 6:12]


Grandisoe macro sur cette feuille quelle lignée, quelle couleur, une merveille, le rendu la finesse, tout est parfait.

Bravo et amitié


That is another coincidence that again we are neighbor today, dear Francis!

As far as from the artistic point of view is concerned the picture is well taken but if we consider the structure of veins from a very closeup details look not that promising to me. Just my personal way of looking at that things.
If I were you I would have gone for a better focus and sharpness in such shot, as it may give this work a more 3-D look and a lively feeling. Hope you understand what I mean.

Other than that, this is an original POV with nice management of light. A white thick bordered frame adds elegance to the overall picture.

Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards,

Hi Francis,
It is a pitty that the photo isn't sharp. Otherwise it would be a very strong composition.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-08-28 9:08]

Hello Francis :)

This leaf in the formulation looks the macro fantastically,
then as the piece of the fabric in belts.
Very original composition and interesting realization,
excellent colours and perfect light.
This work looks very flashily.
I like him very much.

Best wishes.

Hello Francis,
I am sure I saw this painting in a gallery before. Vincent vG would be proud of you.

Hello, Francis -
I really like the natural graphic produced by the striations of this leaf, which seems to glow due to the backlighting. Nice diagonal composition. Very creative to see and capture this one. Yolande's WS shows that there could be a little more sharpness. Regardless, overall a very nice image.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2011-08-28 10:41]

Bonjour Francis Xavier,

On pourrait penser à un tableau, l'encadrement en donne l'impression!!!
La nature nous offre souvent de belles occasions, ton regard a su donner à cette feuille tout son côté artistique!!!
Jolie richesse de couleurs, bel effet de texture et superbe symétrie!!!
Bien vu

Hi Francis...nature is amazing. you captured the beautiful patterns very well...


Olá Francis...interesting likes and colors. Very well seen.
Um abraço

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2011-08-28 20:12]

Hi Francis,

You're capturing well this autumnal foliage by an interesting macro and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see the leaf with a fat center pulse and a lot of side pulses that have expanded there. It's impressive in diagonal line of side pulse. And, judging from the seen side, a regular combination of red, green, and yellow of the leaf feels the mystique of the plant.


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-08-28 20:18]

A great abstract image that reveals such textures and color from your fine macro image. The lines of the leaf creates a very artistic composition.

Hi Francis,
Nice close-up and beautiful artistic composition with lovely tone of colors and light,
Nice point of view and nicely framed too,

Hello Francis,a very good close up of this brightly coloured leaf.I had to check your notes as the texture suggests some kind of textile to me.
Good use of the centre line creating the diagonal.
Good framing.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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