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The colors of nature
Posted By: NaClH2O, 08-22-2012, 05:21 PM

Welcome to another Weekly Challenge!

The challenge this week is to show the colors (or colours) of nature. Sunrise, sunset, flowers, tropical fish, butterflies, autumn foliage..."purple mountains majesty" or the "wine dark sea"... the possibilities are endless. A new photo or one from your archives, show me the Mother in all her glory.

Have fun and make my job judging really difficult!

The fine print....
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread. If it's not obvious, explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme.
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge closes after 7 days, then allows for a day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax (or Samsung DSLR) camera will do.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, the winner will PM the #2 winner and pass the baton to that person to be the judge.

Challenge will end Thursday August 30th 12midnight US EDT.

Previous 13 Challenge Subjects: 203 - Two of a Kind, 204 - Beyond the Beauty Strip, 205 - Color Monochromes, 206 - Electricity, 207-Stop Action, 208-The path of water, 209 - Song Lyrics, 210 - Center It, 211-Abandoned, 212 - Trees, 213 - Fences, 214 - Physical Strain, 215 - The Daily Grind

Here's a few to start things off
Mid spring foliage


Autumn on the Bronx River


Koi


Tulips


NaCl(have fun and make my job hard!)H2O

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Before the storm...

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This remains one of my all time favorite photos of what mother nature can do.


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Iris Wide Open

Though I'm a sucker for a good sunrise, and almost entered one, flowers are another colorful subject. I shot this for a Single In... challenge, using a Vivitar (Komine) 28mm/2.8 wide open. This lens also shows off nature's colors. Rhododendron in the background was also blooming.

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Taken from the cliffs next to the Minack theatre in Cornwall Uk.




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I was almost going to do a sunset but had a look at one of my more recent tiny tiny flower shots from the back yard and really like the colors so here ya go.


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Well, I wasn't going to play this one but remembered a shot I took for Single in August and thought it might fit:

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Like Mar I am pulling a Single In August entry for this one:


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