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3rd Place<br>Symmetry<br>by Traveller
23-FEB-2008 Traveller

3rd Place
by Traveller

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Michael Puff04-Mar-2008 20:28
Really superb, Trav. While the center initially grabs my eye, I think I'm most satisfied by those lovely sweeping lines of the petals. -Michael
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Mar-2008 18:11
Fantastic! Sam Attal
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Mar-2008 02:17
What a cool, colorful pattern this makes, I love the soft lines radiating out. --mlynn
Canon DSLR Challenge26-Feb-2008 04:39
Awesome image Traveller -- AussieDawg
jnconradie25-Feb-2008 09:32
Glorious in its elegance, simplicity and beauty. One of your best - EVER - in my opinion. From the thumbnail, I would have been inclined to say "Cat" or "Techo" or one of those guru's. Compliments Regards Nico
Canon DSLR Challenge25-Feb-2008 00:31
Cool, high-key flower, Trav. ~Lydia
Canon DSLR Challenge24-Feb-2008 20:12
Actually, Bob, (and thanks Sharon), I was lost in Oceanside Ca, talking to my brother back east and he was making fun of the fact that I won't buy a GPS Navigation System.

I was insisting that it's kind of fun to be lost, you never know what you'll see or find and then I told him, "Hey, there's a place up ahead, Harbor City Cafe`, looks interesting, I think I'll stop and it's time to eat anyway."

It was a lovely place full of nice and friendly people. Good food too. But just outside the front door, off to the side, there was a patch of flowers and I went, Son of a Gun, those are pretty...especially the one off to the side all by itself.

So, under a gray and leadened sky, in blustery wind, I squatted there in the grass, getting as close as I could with the lens, shooting off a few images....this one was with the on board flash, I did not take the time to set up with the 580EX.

As to the self portrait, I had pretty much pulled an all-nighter, needed to shave and clean up having driven a couple of hundred miles and worked myself silly....but for the longest time I've wanted to do a Michael Puff kind of Portrait...and if I stopped and showered and what not, I knew I would not do I popped the tri-pod, used the ever handy tiny remote control, stood there and fired off a few.

Most of them came out pretty decent.

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Best Wishes, Traveller
elips24-Feb-2008 17:37
Wow! This is fantastic, Traveller! Perfect for a centered composition with great detail! ~Sharon
Canon DSLR Challenge24-Feb-2008 12:33
Very pretty Traveller, lovely colours and interesting composition. Is this a flower arrangement?
~ Regards Melbob