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Octagonal symmetry

Octagonal symmetry
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500
Exposure: f/3.9, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flower(purple/violet)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-11 11:05
Viewed: 6250
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This flower of 7 cm is contained in a plane. Its simplicity is extreme, so its beauty is almost abstract: Nature here used drawing instruments to show us how perfection can be achieve with few elements.
I do not its name(1), so I can offer what I have: the image.
I hope you'll like it.
José M.
PS. As I'm living in the same place for the last 22 years and this is the first time I've seen this flower, it must be the TN's effect. And as TN is made of you, I would thank you the effect creation.

(1) Than to Shir Goldberg, I know that this is a Geropogon hybridus.

TAZ, SkyF, phlr, coasties, Dando, aido, marhowie, CTP, jchemas, zeca, anavazao, peter_stoeckl, edal, Janice, extramundi, firelord, thistle, izler has marked this note useful
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To zumoduvas: Gracias por tu comentario...jmp 1 05-26 10:24
To gerhardt: About green castjmp 1 06-09 12:46
To gustavo: Gracias por tus amables comentarios.jmp 1 06-06 15:25
To extramundi: Encantado de saber de ti.jmp 2 05-15 14:33
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To ramthakur: Thank for the commentjmp 1 05-14 07:32
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Hi Jose,
Well captured and Good pov. Very attractive picture - simple, soft, and beautiful. Well done and TFS.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-11 13:14]

Wooooow ! You are the master of geometrical plants. This flower and this composition are smart. Well seen and well done.
Congratulations José and TFS.

Perfect picture!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-11 16:22]

Hello Jose,
this is another great shot of you wonderful flowers. Amazing details and excellent sharpness. POV and presentation is great.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-05-11 16:36]

Yes, I like it very much ! As TAZ already said, you're really the master of geometrical plants. Very simple but so beautiful, with soft colors, good details and very nice POV.
Great shot !

As youve said greaty symmetry and detail

Hi Jose

A lovely clear shot. Nice POV. Very good depth of colour. Light is excellent. Nice BG to compliment the shot. :-)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-12 3:34]

Super stunning!
Perfect DOF and details!
Amaising sharpness!
Wonderful colour!
Very good frontal POV!
Above scale photo!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-12 4:15]

Hi Jose, I love the perfect symetry in this shot, as you say perfection. You have presented it well with good exposure, colours and good control over the depth of field. Very well done and TFS.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-12 4:49]
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Hi Jose,
A beautiful flower, lovely technique, nice DOF to highlight the flower. Good natural colours and a good note. I read your intro and I must say it's quite inspiring.

Hello Jose,
This has perfect light, color, and DOF..
Sharp detail, with the "octagonal" symmetry well seen.
Very well done.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-05-12 14:18]

Hola Jose,
Excellent Macro purple flower my friend.
Great pov,dof,sharpness,focus,lighting,bg and note.Gracias:)

Hola José,
Otra preciosa, hermosa foto en la que muestras simetría, algo que me encanta. Los colores y la flor son delicados y bellos.
Un trabajo excelente

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-05-13 11:19]

Hi Jose,
Quite an amazing flower!Such a perfect shape with everything designed so well and so symetric.As you said..nature at its simplist but so beautiful.Your choice of centering it was a good one.Lovely detail and the DOF important because of the green foilage.Well done and TFS.
Regards, David

Hi Jose,
This is a beautiful and unique looking flower. Nice saturated colors. Detail is very sharp. Soft light was great here. Nice work!

Hi Jose!
Your talent and knack for identifying and then shooting amazing shapes in nature verges on uncanny.
This is a wonderful octagonal shape of a pretty flower which you have captured so deftly here.

Holla jose.
Increible composicion con excelents colors y detalles.
Me encanta la simetria que expresa esta foto.
Muy bien hecha.

Hola Jose,
Tambien conozco esta planta de Israel y creo que es Geropogon hybridus
Tu foto es preciosa con excellentes detalles y nitidez.
Gracias por mostrarnos la belleza de la naturaleza!
TFS - Shir

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-14 12:44]

Hello José! You are very good to find different things and situations. Congratulations! This is a nice composition!

que bonita e estranha flor! As cores e a luz estão muito boas! 5* está mesmo muito boa!
Fica bem Ana:)


Very good detail of the sunbject. I like the Composition, POV, DOF, BG and use of colours. TFS,

Bonita, clara, sencilla, artística, un placer visual y eso que me encanta criticar :)
Gracias por compartirla y un saludo.
PD: Me alegró tu comentario, mi más modesta alegría si te he sido de ayuda en tu elección.

Hi José,
this document of nature is outstanding in its reduction and straightness. Very well taken from a very well decided point of view, with excellent details and perfect contrast. A superb demonstration of the laws of growth in nature that are the basics of human feelings called harmony and aethetical pleasure. Great contribution with a very strong impact.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-05-15 16:29]

Wow, Jose!
It is so beautifull! it looks like a shining star! Thanks for the foto and for the nice explanation!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-15 16:44]

Jose, I love this flower, what a super looking flower. It is so different to anything I've seen before. Well captured too, thank you
Yes, TN does open our eyes to nature around us!!

I know the TN effect very well :-) I had no idea how many different spiders and insects can be found in my neighbourhood. What is a bit scary today I know polish, english and even latin names of creatures which I didn't even notice a year before.

The picture is great. Love the POV and framing, colours and details here.

¡fantástica foto!
Antes había un concurso de fotografía que era sobre las matemáticas en la vida cotidiana, no se si aún se realiza, pero si la presentaras, seguramente lo ganarías.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-07 13:01]

Hola Jose.
Una foto de 8 estrellas, preciosa composicion con magnificos colores ,tonos y detalles, la flor es fantastica, una muy pero muy buena fotografia.

Gracias y espero mas fotos asi como sugerencias, consejos,comentarios y criticas que seran esperados y bienvenidos.

Saludos desde TABASCO MEXICO.

It has very nice symmetry. You did well to see this. And even better to capture it with this DOF. It seems as if there are a slight green cast in the photo. I did a WS to try and correct it. Please let me know what you think.

wow - I remeber to other one with asimilar title - it was excellent and this one is too. the detail is so clear and the colours so good, it is sharp and you have an excellent DOF to throw the BG OOF.... I might have been tempted just to have moved some of the distrcting undergrowth though....

TFS & PT's...


Hola Jose,

Se trata de el Tragopogon porrifolius, precioso especimen, mas aun cuando se presenta tan bien fotografiado.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-25 9:47]

hi jose
really beautiful natural symmetry. i have never seen like this plant. blured background, depth of field, colours, details and focus are great
thanks for sharing

Hallo Jose,

Superb photo of this beautiful flower! The composition is great! Interestig symmetry! Colors are brilliant and make a nice contrast. Sharpness is excellent. I can almost feel the textures of the flower. Great job! Thanks!


Hello Jose,
Good point of view makes this an interesting capture!
Macro work is well done, the background is blurred out to enhance the subject, which has great details and delicate colours...
Good composition with nice lines!
Pablo -

Hola Jose.

Una verdadera flor espectaculo, parece un arreglo de una floristeria por lo cuidadoso de su forma y la has retratado con una muy buena nitidez.

Jose Luis.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-25 0:47]

Hola Jose,
Very beautiful flower and you have captured it with all its glory. Very impressive sharpness and lovely soft colours. Excellent DOF isolates it from the darkish BG and a well chosen top POV to portray it. Very attractive composition. Kudos.

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