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Uploaded: 08/06/13 3:43 AM GMT
The Unedited Version
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So after spending the better part of an evening messing around with this image I ended up with this. Adding the fake sky technique just didn't look right. Adding a textured background would have just raised too many "why did you do that?" questions that I'm not prepared to answer at this time. Actually editing the photo that had the correct camera settings didn't cross my mind until after I was done and it was too late to go back by then.

Enjoy and your comments welcomed.


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08/06/13 7:15 AM GMT
scottish thistle I haven't seen any of this since I left home, wonder if I will ever see it again, thanks Wendell!!
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Art is art and everything else is everything else Ad Reinhardt
08/06/13 8:02 AM GMT
A lot of waste on the left side...

cropping it off would highlight the thistle better

good one though
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"Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured"
08/06/13 12:14 AM GMT
Even these prickly thistle's can make a for a good capture. You do have alot of empty space on the left, but otherwise it's a good one my friend. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
08/06/13 1:28 PM GMT
We are always after you to do a little more cropping, Wendell. Do you actually give a crop? :)
You could flip it and have too much on the right side.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
08/06/13 1:52 PM GMT
I would love to see a macro of that thistle - there are some interesting textures on the underside. I agree about the cropping but I like the upward angle.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
08/06/13 2:57 PM GMT
I like it just as it is and the detail in the thistle is very good and the white background helps to make the flower stand out in this capture.8/10 that's not bad mate lol.
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08/06/13 3:03 PM GMT
I don't like thistles, but the little birds do, so we have to let some of them grow, we use to much spray around here. I've never seen one up close though, this shot I like. Nice!
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08/06/13 10:02 PM GMT
Sometimes the un-edited version is always the best. The lighter background brings in more focus to the thistle on the right. Makes a nice simple desktop too. Very well done, Wendell.
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08/07/13 2:51 PM GMT
I still thinks a great capture, really like the detail and textures you've got in this close up
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Have a Beautiful Bright Day, Skates
08/09/13 11:34 PM GMT
A great capture Wendell. Never seen a thistle of this particular kind. It has a lot swirls in it.
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Life's moments are sweet. I just want to capture all that I can of them.

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