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  #206 Chlorophyll
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Blechnum orientale L       ©2018 RobertLavker
Panasonic DMC-GX7       3rd place, 161 points
1/4s, ?, ISO 125, ?, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: RAW files converted with Adobe RAW. Decreased shadows, decreased highlights, increased contrast; curves; filter-unsharp mask. Used same settings for 5 images that only differed in focus. Loaded 5 files into stack and aligned layers; auto-blend the layers.       Extra Info: 5 images at different focal planes were taken of this fern with a Minolta 100mm F/4 Macro MD Mount Manual Focus Lens attached to a Minolta Bellows III. Images were stacked and blended to yield the final photograph of the fern.
 
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dodrizzt
Oct 3, 2018
    Very nice image Robert, congrats on your 3rd place :)

ysal
Oct 2, 2018
    Beautiful subject and image. Congrats!

jomari
Oct 2, 2018
    Congratulations on 3rd place, Robert. This is so very well done.

Mepo
Oct 2, 2018
    Congrats - This must have given you a lot of satisfaction.

Lo
Oct 2, 2018
    Beautifully done Robert. Congratulations.

mrsawyer
Oct 1, 2018
    Congrats on your 3rd place. This was my #1.

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jomari
Oct 1, 2018
    Beautiful work with the focus stacking. Nicely composed image. High in my faves.

mrsawyer
Oct 1, 2018
    Great find. Such a beautiful pattern. DOF is perfect, as is the focus and lighting. high fav.

Mepo
Oct 1, 2018
    A worthwhile result from your efforts.

Elyod
Oct 1, 2018
    Very eye-catching, great sharp subject and good dof. Right on theme.

cookiejar
Sep 30, 2018
    Those curly ends are really beautiful.

Lo
Sep 30, 2018
    This is beautifully photographed, with great detail and composition as well as a lovely background that really compliments the subject. Well done!

dodrizzt
Sep 30, 2018
    Simply beautiful. Your effort paid off, the nice plant stands out from background in a 3D-esque effect. Some zones slightly blown out but here doesn't matter for me, adds to the nice lighting. A very minor fault are some odd background textures at the top center, probably from stacking. But the image is lovely, great job!

ysal
Sep 28, 2018
    What a beautiful little plant. Nature's art always takes my breath away. Nicely done. A stronger bokeh would bring out the subject even more. In my TT.
Edited on Sep 30, 2018

SteveBee
Sep 28, 2018
    An interesting subject. Kudos on the focus stacking. I wish the lighting was softer to reduce the highlight glare that killed the color and detail other than the backlit hairs.

aoc46
Sep 28, 2018
    Love the plant, hate the busy background.
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