Friday, 15 January 2010

Best of the Year 2009



City daily photo bloggers are selecting their best photo of the year today. This is my choice from the photos posted in this blog. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

14 comments:

  1. A very nice photo, such a beautiful place.

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  2. lovely textures and depth of field - nice one!

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  3. A very nice composition. The cones looked burnt.

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  4. AB, yes they were burnt in a bush fire months before this photo was taken ... this particular bush didn't go on to live another day ... most do.

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  5. Lovely image. What his nibs is doing - get up nice and close, low f-stop, foreground in sharp relief, background just a blur.

    Really nice technique.

    I commented on my post today that I did not enter because increasingly for me it is not just the image but the way I can combine it with the text. I feel I have a use-by date in this community, unfortunately.

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  6. Julie, I love that low f-stop stuff -- you know I still don't use it -- I just click to portrait on my camera and get up close as it has the same effect without me having to learn complicated camera settings.

    Don't think it matters regarding the balance of image and text. BMJ is hardly a model CDP Blog either ... I'm only posting 3 times a week, it's not much of a city around here. Even though it's called a city it's mostly bush and if I keep going as I plan the poems are as important as the image ... however it's definitely a photo blog and I've revived it to get out and do better photography.

    If people like what they see they can keep visiting ... I'm sure they will keep visiting your blog in droves.

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  7. A lovely shot and somehow brings Australia to me. I've not seen cones like this in Europe.

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  8. Beautiful photo. Excellent choice for “Best of.”

    Is it a banksia? The wonderful thing about Australian flora is that for some while fire may kill the parent plant, the seeds need fire to regenerate. Nature at work.

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  9. Jilly and Vicki, yes it is the Australian native banksia. Their 'open mouths' show that they did indeed spit out seeds in the fire so new little ones could get started.

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  10. Lovely picture, its always amazing again to see how nature works.

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  11. Hi, nice photos and nice blog. A warm hello from Oman.

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  12. I don't think I've seen this one before. I like all the "mouths", they could be baby birds, lots of little Kermit the Frogs, any number of things. I know you love banksias.

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  13. Paula, I love the images you just conjured up from this image.

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