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silver dollars
Copyright ©2008, Marianne Decker Win ¤

Photographer: Marianne Decker Win ¤
Folder: Marianne
Uploaded: 2008-Jul-26 21:02 EDT
Current Rating: 10.00/1 (Weighted rating: 8.40)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus ED 50mm f2.0 Macro
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: 6.3
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Tripod/Monopod: Yes
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Exquisite light Marianne. Do you have more images of this subject matter?

E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eł) HoF Win ¤ $ at 11:47 EDT on 2008-Jul-27 [Reply]


very beautiful and sharp image.

Rina Kupfer Win ¤ at 12:28 EDT on 2008-Jul-27 [Reply]


Marianne, this is spectacular, one of the best images I've seen here of late. Great light, great exposure of the shadows, nice bokeh and focused in the right place - ie nice compo. Ans an interesting subject, what is it anyway? Definite 10. Cheers.

Geno Sajko HoF Win ¤ $1 at 19:29 EDT on 2008-Jul-27 [Reply]


I like the delicate lighting, colours and 'feel' of this image. In the centre area of the image I see some artefacts, maybe from masking or is this a tight crop of a much larger image?

Nigel Armes HoF Win ¤1 at 20:47 EDT on 2008-Jul-27 [Reply]


Wow, you all amaze me. At one point I was having second thoughts about posting this and intended to take it down. I'm glad I didn't..:)

Edwin, of the many I took there are only 2 survivors. The other is a different perspective and has issues. I had hoped to get another chance today for some re-takes but we had storms all afternoon. Hopefully I can keep the dust off long enough to take more:)))

Rina, thank you!

Dorothee, as delicate as they are, you can touch them. I was rather surprised none tore on me as I peeled off the outer layers. Thank you for your kind words.

Geno, that was very generous, thank you. I don't know what they're called, I only know them as silver dollar. In the spring the plant has beautiful bluish/purple flowers that eventually turn into this brownish not so pretty disc which houses the seeds. Once you peel away they outer skin you are left with this lovely silvery white disc that feels like parchement.

Nigel, good eyes! I didn't see that, thank's for pointing it out. This was taken in a window with a screen and unfortunately the screen showed in the bg. I tried to isolate it and apply a gaussian blur but obviously didn't cut in close enough to catch everything. I can fix that.

Marianne Decker Win ¤ at 21:55 EDT on 2008-Jul-27 [Reply]


Reminds me of Asian windowpanes that used paper for glass. A real beauty.

James Irwin ¤ ¤ at 23:18 EDT on 2008-Jul-27 [Reply]


Thank you very much James.

Marianne Decker Win ¤ at 06:50 EDT on 2008-Jul-28 [Reply]


And I love the color. I t is a nice feeling image...

jeff eichen HoF ¤ at 11:08 EDT on 2008-Jul-28 [Reply]


a hint of Miro' in nature ...well seen!

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 12:25 EDT on 2008-Jul-28 [Reply]


Very well done, Marianne. Colors and light are beautiful and you managed to get enough of the leaves into the focal plane which I am sure was extremly difficult.

Klaus Er HoF Win ¤1 at 15:10 EDT on 2008-Jul-28 [Reply]


Jeff, dee vee, Klaus, thank you very much for your comments.

Marianne Decker Win ¤ at 06:56 EDT on 2008-Jul-29 [Reply]