The Begonia

A photo challenge from Lost in Translation: Once Over

I like this photo challenge as I quite often am not satisfied with a photo I have taken and want to try and capture the feeling or mood when I was attempting to get what I wanted.

Here is the original – the closest of many photos to what I hoped to achieve.
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What I wanted but just couldn’t adjust my camera to the right settings to achieve was a dark background in order to fringe highlight the small hairs on the begonia leaves and stems. Once I had manipulated the image to what I desired, I then removed some of the elements that I didn’t want in the photo with cropping and cloning.
This is my final result.
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Black and White Sunday: Texture

I thought for a while what I could do for Lost in Translations Black and White Sunday theme of Texture. I like collecting Begonias as their leaves are so different but is mainly the colour of the leaves that is the draw card for people. I wonder how many look closely at the leaves?

Here is a selection of the few plants I have in my sun room.
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This one has lots of little hairs
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The leaves have little lumps and bumps
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Some leaves grow quite big
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Some are small. This one also has fine hairs all over the leaf.
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As an afterthought, I should show the some of the leaves in colour

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour

I have gone for a plant theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour look here for other fabulous all one colour photos.

Some photos are close, some are just some of my favourites.

My abstract banana leaf

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The red leaf of the Red Cordyline

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The old Fan Palm frond

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The fern frond all in a line

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I love Zinnias

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And Roses

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Red berries in the morning sun

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The wonderful yellow Day Lily

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One of my favourite Australian native plant, the Purple Fringe Lily

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