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    Default Macro and Flora Image of the Week John Storjohann for week ending Aug. 12th, 2011 - Giant Amazon Water Lily

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    Congratulations John for your Macro and Flora IOTW!!

    Shot early yesterday morning at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, about 7:10 am under a very cloudy sky. 320mm, f/32@1/8. Processed the RAW file in LR; cropped some from the top, boosted clarity and vibrance a bit. Brought the image into PS, touched up some specular highlights from some debris bits on the water, did a little work with Viveza for selective toning. The plants themselves are amazing; the lily pads can grow to be several feet across and can support the weight of a child. The blooms are very large, and both the unopened blooms and the underside of the pads are densely covered with large thorns, creating a contrast between a simple beauty and a strong survival sense. I may process this further and try it OOB as well...looking forward to your thoughts.

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    Congratulations, John! I missed this one, but it is amazing! Well deserved!
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    Congratulations John! A striking image!

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    Congratulations John

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    Lovely image John.

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