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Candy-Striped by KeldBach Candy-Striped by KeldBach
Found this little 'appetizing' beauty at a local cemetery. 105mm macro lens + 36mm extension tube. Five images stacked in Helicon Focus.

Update: it's most likely a Zebra Mallow (Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'). Here's the Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris):





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Mallenroh001 Aug 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
kinda reminds me of peppermint
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:iconkeldbach:
It actually had a faint scent of peppermint :D
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Mallenroh001 Aug 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
ooooh nice
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FSGPhotography Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful!
The colours are gorgeous and the focus and DOF are spot on. I like how all the lines on the petals lead the eye into the centre.
And the detail on the centre of the flower is stunning!
I like the composition, but I feel that the image would be improved if you cropped off some of the right side. It's so blurred that I find it kind of distracting. :P

Beautiful shot. Well done.
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:iconkeldbach:
Thanks a lot for your thoughtful words. I agree that the blurred right side is somewhat distracting and I actually have another version, which is cropped in square, but I eventually ended up preferring this one. I think it looked a bit boring that the center of the flower also became the center of the image ;)

Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to comment in a constructive way :)
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FSGPhotography Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, fair enough. It's always difficult to tell if an image would actually look better with a different crop until you try, especially when the difference is quite minor as in this case. :P

You're very welcome. =)
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Easydreams Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh it's so lovely it looks like cotton candy xD
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:iconkeldbach:
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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pho-t-ographic-s Aug 6, 2010
amazing!
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