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Weird Beauty

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 10 June 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Another image of this weird onion.

NIKON D300 5/2 seconds F/36.0 ISO 100 105 mm


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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Very strange plant, indeed. I like the composition but I think that the small triangle in top right corner where background shows itself is a bit disturbing. I would also like to see more details in the flower. Definitely an interesting flower worth taking photos.

10 Jun 2010 11:05am

@Tomas Turecek: I know what you mean about that little triangle. I wish it were larger. But, if it is distrubing, maybe it goes with this disturbing plant. The flowers would have more detail had I taken the picture using a darker bg--I used white and the flowers are white. See Ronnie's take on this image in the next comment.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I really like the comic-style simplicity you have processed into this - it matches so well the 'character' of the beast. More than an image, Anita - an entertainment !

10 Jun 2010 11:09am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks! I like your take on this image.

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States


10 Jun 2010 4:04pm

@Dutch: Good word for it.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This strange straggly beauty is marvelously positioned in the frame.
Love the outlines...looks like you've wonderfully "colored within the lines."
Marvelous shapes, marvelous image !! One of my favorites.

10 Jun 2010 8:34pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Again, it's not just the subject, it's the care with which you compose your photos that impresses me.

10 Jun 2010 10:26pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done anita.

10 Jun 2010 11:09pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

I like how this particular image generates thoughtful conversation...and I like how different artists see the image from their own perspective. This, IMO, is the sign of a GREAT work of art.

As I viewed today's image, my eyes started at the upper right hand corner and followed the stem down to the blossom; then my eyes bounced all around trying to enjoy the fun lines and details in the weird blossom. HOW FUN!

To me, your processing is a wonderful choice for this strange, but truly fascinating plant. And the composition...love it!

11 Jun 2010 1:08pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Fun indeed! A flower with a mind of its own! I would like to see the entire stem in the frame. Lovely bg!

11 Jun 2010 1:57pm

Bo Mackison from United States

This is a work of art. I love the lines, how my eye followed the plant form top, around, to the bottom.
How did you process this? What texture did you use? I've never tried textures before, but so many of your photos are captivating. I'm quite enthralled!

3 Aug 2010 3:52pm

5/2 seconds
ISO 100
105 mm