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Deep Red Cactus by switch-sgfx Deep Red Cactus by switch-sgfx
EDIT: Decided to enter this into the APN Natural Textures Contest! Wish me luck. ;)

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Shot in a friend's back garden. I liked the repeating patterns in this and that's what I tried to isolate.

Heavily warmed in Photoshop hence why I submitted it to Darkroom. =P

All comments/critique appreciated!

EDIT: Woot! Thanks for all the support on this one, glad people like it. :)

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Location: Ferring, West Sussex (south England, UK)

Equipment:
Nikon D40
Nikkor Micro 55mm f/3.5 non-AI
Hoya Pro-1D UV Filter


Postwork in Photoshop CS3 (sharpen, 100% warming filter).

Glitched EXIF data as I'm using an old lens.
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:iconjuliagracearts:
JuliaGraceArts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the DOF and the color in this! Also the diagonal and spiral composition. What a great capture.

I featured your piece in my "Full Spectrum Feature" [link]
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:icongeko78:
geko78 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome DOF!
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured in the 9th issue of Artistic Assortments! Please fav the article if you like it and pass it on! :)
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:iconmoxmonica:
MoxMonica Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured in my journal and also in a news article: [link]



:new:PLEASE FAV THE NEWS ARTICLE SO MORE PEOPLE WILL SEE YOUR WORK!!! (at the bottom of the article click on "add favorite"...)
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010   Photographer
:dance:
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:iconanuf:
AnuF Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :thumbsup:
i really like it ))
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010   Photographer
Thank you. :) And thanks for the favs!
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010   Photographer
:wave: Hi!
Your wonderful picture is featured in my journal: [link] :aww:

Greetings, Marco
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010   Photographer
Thanks so much. :)
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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:iconamydutza:
amydutza Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
awsome...:love:
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Photographer
Thanks. :)
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:iconroyalcoaster:
royalcoaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
amazing detail, i love it! :iconeeeeeplz:
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Photographer
Why thank you. :)
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:iconroyalcoaster:
royalcoaster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
^_____^
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:iconblued0d0:
BlueD0D0 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
this is awesome
the angle is just perfect :D
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot. :) And thank you for the fav!
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:iconblued0d0:
BlueD0D0 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
you're welcome
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:iconautophocus:
autophocus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awwwwwwesome shot, Luved the colors soo much... :peace:
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot. :) And thank you for the watch, I appreciate it!
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:iconroxysweetie7:
roxysweetie7 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous!
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009   Photographer
Why thank you. :)
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:iconuae4u:
uae4u Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
really wonderful :thumbsup:
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009   Photographer
Haha thanks a lot. :) And thanks for the fav!
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:iconuae4u:
uae4u Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderfully done.
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   Photographer
Why thank you. XD
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:iconpuppykit:
Puppykit Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
:clap: awesome photo!
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Photographer
Hehe thank you! Glad you like it. And thanks for the fav. ^^
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:iconpuppykit:
Puppykit Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
your very welcome :)
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:iconfal-name:
fal-name Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Photographer
feature [link] :blowkiss:
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconlostimages:
LostImages Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Ãnother good photo with great details!
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:iconorchidfeehan:
OrchidFeehan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Featured: [link] :heart:
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009   Photographer
:dance:
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:iconwmholt:
wmholt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
This is beautiful. I love the colors and I also love how each leaf/petal is ringed with light, almost like a silver lining around a cloud hiding the sun.
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009   Photographer
Well thank you. :) I appreciate the comment.
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:iconrebacan:
Rebacan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Nice pattern, good focus and good composition. Something about it bothers me but I don't know what. Maybe it's the intensity.
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Photographer
Could be. :D Like I say I warmed it a lot. But it didn't seem to work without that. ^^;

Thank you! And thanks for the fav. :)
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HypnoFrogs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
I love how very isolated this picture is... we don't get the full flower, but that's really not needed with the intense detail, color, and pattern. Nice job! I kinda just wanna keep on staring at it- it makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and sooo ready for summer! :D
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot, glad you like it. :)
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Mar 12, 2009, 3:40:29 PM
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