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Promise of Life

Promise of Life
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/3.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers I have Known and Loved [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-06 22:50
Viewed: 1752
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was intrigued by these pods which slowly split open to reveal brilliantly coloured fruits within, each about the size of a thumbnail. It intrigues me that inside each of these little globules there resides an entire magnolia tree and the promise of new life.
PP: flipped horizontal, slight cropping all around, resized and sharpened
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to your comments

pablominto, jan515, vandana2923, PierreFrigon, TheMystic, JohnTulip, lucbus, Emma, Dingo, harpya, OeilMagique, chocolate29, moli, jeffsurepix, Werewolf has marked this note useful
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To SkyF: with ease?Silke 1 01-08 12:45
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Hello Silke, unfortunately, I don't know either what they are, but you did a very nice macro of these pods.

I like the colours, the blured bg, the contrasting colours, and the sharpness.

Nice curve from the grape.

Very well done! Take care, Yan :)

Hello Silke,
Wonderful colour contrast in this nicely composed image!
Well done on macro work, superb details!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Silke,

Wonderful colors and DOF. The details are incredible. The diagonal composition is very good. TFS


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-01-07 7:33]

Haalo Silke ,
Eine wunderbare Farbe ist wundervoll Genomen worden. Gutes licht und Detail. Sehr gute Komposition und ein sehr interessantes Bild.

Hi Silke, beautiful capture. Liked the shallow DOF and colors. Yes, we all live on those promises of life ... :) Vandana

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-01-07 11:26]

Hi Silke,
Interesting study youhave here. Great composition and very colourful.
Well done.

A HQ macro with true and vivid colors; very good sharpness and contrast; perfect background and geometry!

Excellent macro shot. Very clear and detailled.
Well done and TFS.

Great macro, Silke! Basic color-wheel-contrasts work very well here, and the detail and clarity are exceptional. Don't know what it is, but wouldn't taste it to find out if edible...

Super gemacht lieber Silke!! Wunderbar!
Gruss aus Montreal

Dein freund

* spater

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-01-08 6:41]

Hello Silke,
This is a very nice macro with excellent colors, focus and sharpness. I like the composition with the diagonal and the excellent lighting. very well done.

Very nice and 'apart' fruit picture.
No idea also, but good looking picture.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-01-08 7:28]

Hallo Silke,
Eine große Szenerie in einem wunderbaren scharfen Bild. Sehr gute Kontrast und Farben.
Schöne Grüße.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-01-08 17:38]

Excellent macro capture, Silke. Nice colour, beautiful shallow DoF and very sharp... as I like 'em ;o).
Well done, TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-09 6:45]
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Hello Silke,
great close up on those red berries. I find them hard to capture, but you did it with ease. Great sharpness and wonderful details. Love the composition with this great POV.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-01-10 10:15]

Hello Silke

That calls her " Life ", it is all this that enchants us in his birth and beauty that it is any alive being's birth. Beautiful presentation of the nature. Wonderful!
Congratulations for the look,


The blurry background with the crisp focus on the subject and a well composed image always does it for me. Well done.


Hi Silke - Another beautiful berry picture. I love the macro with its fine details and the colour combination of bright red and dark brown against the blurry green. Very well done! A good note, too, as usual. Thank you. And have a good week! - Cheers, Cordelia :)

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-01-17 7:33]

Wow this is fantastic photo! It is my first picture I`m looking at today and it makes my DAY! Great composition, great capture and colours. Is magic to me. Thanks a lot for sharing such a nice picture Silke. Nice one!

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2007-01-18 19:00]

Beautiful for the quality, the colors, the texture, very well done Silke.
It's what we can call, an excellent photographic work.

Hello Silke

A lovely ,well saturated photo.Excellent DOF and POV.The details are sharp and the photo is nicely composed.TFS


I just love this shot! I wonder what it would look like with the white "ghost berry" in the upper right removed...

I have no cloning software - to speak of - so will await your
pleasure. Tfs, J.

Hi Silke,

:) Details and colors are powerful. Well done. Cheers always.


I admit it's impressive tones of those it's a kind of peas look like and very small i believe. But i never saw colorful like that one!
That capture impress!

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