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 By: Joggie van Staden  
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Photographer Joggie van Staden  Joggie van Staden {Karma:41700}
Project #58 Concentricity Camera Model Nikon D70
Categories Macro
Nature
Still Life
Film Format Digital RAW
Portfolio Macro
Fungi
Patterns of Decay
Lens Nikon  105mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Uploaded 1/25/2006 Film / Memory Type Lexar  1GB
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 2851 Shutter 1/125
Favorites Aperture f/22
Critiques 15 Rating
5.95
/ 5 Ratings
Location City -  Ballots Bay
State -  WESTERN CAPE
Country - South Africa   South Africa
About Lichen growth on a forest tree. No cropping with limited enhancement of contrast, brightness and sharpening in PS.

Used the Nikon SB-R200 flash system with one flash held at almost 90 degree angle to accentuate the texture.
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There are 15 Comments in 1 Pages
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Malules Fernandez Malules Fernandez   {K:54810} 10/16/2008
Excellent!! Congratulations!!

a hug,
Malules

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Fabio Keiner   {K:81109} 5/26/2007
excellent and very beautiful

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 2/17/2006
well my friend. many congrats for the front page and the particular natural texture
cheers
roby

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 2/9/2006
congratulations dear Joggie!!! made front page again!!!!!!!
Marian

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Nigel Watts.   {K:5304} 1/26/2006
Perfect title, amazing photograph
Never know with your photographs if they are macro, micro or from under the microscpe
Nigel

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Gayle's Eclectic Photos Gayle's Eclectic Photos   {K:91109} 1/26/2006
hi and congrats for FP FC image!...wonderful entry for the nature pattern project...love the earthy hues,the textures and how you composed...great exposure and post edit work,Joggie.....best regards,gayle 7+

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Joggie van Staden Joggie van Staden   {K:41700} 1/26/2006
Thanks Guilio - much appreciated.
Joggie

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Giulio Rotelli Giulio Rotelli   {K:28441} 1/26/2006
wow, l'anteprima non rende onore ad una foto del genere: si capisce che ha una bella scala cromatica, ma fino a che non si apre non ci si immagina quale sia il livello del dettaglio.
un piacere per gli occhi..

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Ann Nida Ann Nida   {K:45248} 1/26/2006
That's really interesting Joggie. they must be very sensitive to be used for monitoring air quality. Good use. Thanks for the info.

Cheers - Ann :)

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Joggie van Staden Joggie van Staden   {K:41700} 1/26/2006
Thanks Ann, what is interesting is that the biggest living organism happens to be a fungus and some of the oldest are estimated to be lichens. They are also excellent indicators to air pollution and are used for monitoring air quality.

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Joggie van Staden Joggie van Staden   {K:41700} 1/26/2006
Thanks Guiseppe, firstly for your valid comment and secondly congratulations with you featuring as critique of the day. The three dimensionality that you refer to is exactly what I tried to accomplish here. I was using the built-in flash and the ringflash for most of my uploads until now. One of the problems with both is the unidirectional quality of the light, often resulting in a flat image, especially with subjects like this one where you cannot separate the subject from the background through selective focusing - the subject becomes the background too.

The Nikon SB-R200 close-up flash system allowed me to put one of the two small flash units at an angle to create some soft shadows and the three dimensions you noticed. Not yet where I would want it - I was alone and would have liked somebody to hold a reflector on the other side to soften it up just a little bit. I am currently testing the system for a review article for Nikon (South Africa) and are still new with the system. Hope to improve it in future. Thanks again for your keen interest and helpful comments.
Joggie

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Ann Nida Ann Nida   {K:45248} 1/26/2006
Oh how unusual. Before I read your desription I was sure this was underwater coral. It has similar elements to coral. Anyway it is indeed a silent invasion as it appears to be creeping ever forth toward the tree in layers. Wonderful patterns and great contrasting colours. I really do enjoy your work Joggie. Also congratulations for making the front page critique today.

Cheers - Ann :)

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Giuseppe Guadagno Giuseppe Guadagno   {K:34002} 1/25/2006
Imageopolis Featured Photo Critique Sometimes the title makes the picture. But your pick has more merits: colours, composition, the usual clearness and a tridimensional feeling that comes, I suppose, from the three levels composition an the stark contrast of dark outlines and highlights on the "leaves". Is that right?

Giuseppe

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FERDINAND DOTREMONT   {K:6612} 1/25/2006
Very well seen and captured, great colours, good sharpness.
Congrats.

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 1/25/2006
Hi Joggie, not only silent, but also probably very slow...:) Great natural colours, and a very well composed close-up shot. Yes. nature sure is beautiful...:)

Cheers,

Hugo

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