Plant Scaffolding  

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Uploaded: 04/05/07 8:24 PM GMT
Plant Scaffolding
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The filaments of a dry leaf are exposed, showing some intriguing patterns.


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04/06/07 12:22 AM GMT
I have studied the veins of leaves for most of my later times trying to figure out how one could express any particular leaf in fractals (with no luck). "Scaffolding" is a perfect word, a great title. And I love it that someone else likes the beautiful, unique-yet-the-same pieces of nature... which remind me of our Creator and the people in the world He made.
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"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquering..." Chaucer
04/06/07 12:44 AM GMT
wow, life after death... wonderful design on this leaf
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04/06/07 3:19 AM GMT
amazing idea and great shadows. saw this in the VB and had to say something ;)
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04/06/07 12:21 AM GMT
Richard this is excellent work...gerry
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"The more we come in contact with animals, and observe their behaviour, the more we love them, for we see how great is their care for their young." - philosopher Immanuel Kant
04/06/07 5:52 PM GMT
This is a very interesting shot and I like the way it shows the hidden details not ordinarily seen. You did a great job by showing part of the leaf whole and part in the "skeletal stage "
This is the sort of photo I would frame and hang in my house.
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04/07/07 12:41 AM GMT
Wow, great stuff here. Most of all of it has been said, but I wanted to add that I like the way your mind works and that you brought this into a studio like setting and made the most of the light and shadow was exactly the ideal way to handle this. In my fave folder on my hard drive.

♫ :)PJ ♪

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"If it makes you cry, it goes in the show." Annie Leibovitz (photographer 1949 - )
04/07/07 2:35 AM GMT
This leaf maybe dead, but it still holds beauty. The veins appear lacy and it looks like the whole leaf will soon be that way. I like the lighting showing through the veins causing the interesting shadows. Richard, a most lovely work you can be proud of :)
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I need to catch up on things so can't comment too much. But I love all of your fine images :)
01/15/08 6:22 PM GMT
Wow...this is a REALLY cool image. The clarity with which you've managed to capture the beauty in the latticework of these leaves is just spectacular! I think your lighting is also fantastic hear, where we see the leaf structure itself brightly and clear, but get the shadows of it dancing behind it too. Well done!
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