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The Arrangement

The Arrangement
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-15
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-25 2:43
Viewed: 2892
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On 15th February, I went out to explore the forest near my vilage with the hope of seeing and capturing some birds. I walked through the entire forest on a narrow trail leading to another village.
No birds. No insects. Nothing.
As I neared the village on the other side of the forest, my eyes fell on a small patch of tiny plants sheltered under a rock. I stopped and examined them. The roundish leaves of one of them were at various stages of aging and decay. Another had just burst into its spring form in mid February and was resplendent with fresh green leaves.
I took two shots of that little cluster for the heck of it.
Today I processed one of them and here it is.
There is no subject, no theme, no learning about life forms.
It is just an arrangement of inocuous leaves young and old, living their lives sheltered under an inocuous little rock in the hills of north India.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-25 3:06]

Eheheh Ram,now you could understand what the europeans photographers live in winter. No butterflies,no insects,just poors flowers...and this pic it's a symbol of a photograph desperate..eheheh...but it's a great pic,a very nice collage of colors token whit a sharpness at the top. Don't worry,you live in a magic country for the nature! Have a nice day and thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Ram,
Yes,these little plants do have aesthetic appeal.I think I would have been tempted to do a little 'gardening' here though (ie remove the bright grasses from underneath etc) juast to perfect it.
Its possible the colouration in the leaves here is due to a mineral deficiency in the soil,although its hard to say since I'm not sure of the species. They look a little like some kind of Ranunculus (Buttercup) perhaps.
Interesting shot.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-25 6:25]

Hello Ram!

As Luciano wrote - this is something like late autumn in Europe. Much worse in North Europe. We still have got snow now! So even fresh, alive leaves are very valuable for me during these hard times. I like your note and picture.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-25 6:47]

Hello Ram,
This is a beautiful and natural arrangement,looking very artistical and which make the delight of the one who sees it. The light which falls on these colorful leaves is very fine and you caught it excellently. I'm always pleased to see pictures, which look so simple, but require the eye of a person to bring it in evidence.
Thanks a lot
Have a nive evening

Hi Mr. Ram,
A beautiful and well thought capture of these beautiful leaves of some plant I don't know. Very good use of flash. Sharp details and nice framing. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-25 12:45]

Hello Ram,
Beautifully composed.The contrasting colors are very eye catching.
A sure sign of spring to come! Sharp as a tac with great DOF.
Very interesting notes!!
Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-25 13:06]

Hi Ram. This is how it goes some times i have walked by the local river and not seen anything , maybe my eyes weren't wide open. Any way you still have a brightly coloured picture of the fress leaves. All taken with fine detail . wel ldone TFs.

Hello Ram
very beautiful nature shot, nature can be a great artist
I like the different colors of the leaves, old and young, together on the same place
scharpness and lighting are excellent
very well done

Lovely colours of inocuous leaves young and old, living their lives sheltered under an inocuous little rock in the hills of north India. If possible try to remove the distractions like dry leaves and twigs. tfs.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-03-28 12:33]

Hello Ram !
Often we do not need much to make wonderful pictures, and you prove it to us with this beautiful photo ! I love all the different colors of the leaves, red, freen and brown, and so nicely arranged. Natue is such a great artist, and you managed to capture its beauty on your picture. Very well done in all simplicity !

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