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Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-09-15 19:17
Viewed: 3575
Points: 16
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Indian paintbrush

Is a perennial member of the figwort family and can be found in alpine meadows, well drained slopes, open subalpine forests and open woods.

This little beauty can be found growing in central and southern Alberta. The irregular lobed bracts range in colour from scarlet, reddish orange, pinkish, occasionally yellow.

I capture this flower while on our hike Saturday.

Hand held

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Wonderful capture,lovely colored,great macro.

nice composition, but i can also see some grains in background, it may be because of digital zoom.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-16 10:06]

Hi Janice,

This beautiful picture that we introduce today.
Beautiful flower. Interesting and description provided.
Best regards,

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2009-09-17 22:54]

Hi Janice,

Very vivid image! The colour of the bloom almost demands a new name. It's not just pink, it's kind of "International Pink." The photo might have benefited from a higher ISO, so that you could have stopped down the aperture to f/10 or so, and held the focus a bit better with a faster shutter speed. A tripod or monopod would probably have helped as well. (And, no, I don't generally walk around with those things either! :))

See you,

Bonjour Janice,
Agréable publication bien composée dans un cadrage serré permettant d'apprécier relativement bien la finesse des détails malgré, me semble-t-il un léger manque de profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Janice,
I really like these flowers. They look so delicate, but they stand out so powerfully in nature. You captured it as I remember seeing them while on my vacation through Oregon. The details are wonderful and the colors are kept true. The shalow DOF gave the BG a nice texture.

Very nice, Janice. I love Indian paintbrush and you've captured this very well. I probably would have banged the contrast hearder, but I think I prefer this more delicate approach.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-19 17:31]
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Hi Janice,
I have tried over and over to get a decent image of Indian Paintbrush and fail every time. Look at this beauty absolutely love the color and the fine detail. Now that I have commented on this wonderful image, I need to make reference to your comment on Not for Everyone, what is this MEN thing? LMAO.
You know you love us. Maybe not dripping with urine.

Hi MCF Janice,

Impressive close-up capture of this marvelous beauty from great POV. The clarity, details and composition are all flawless. An inspiring capture indeed.
TFS and have a nice day and new week MF!


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