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    What am I?

    Okay. So, what am I? A silly old duffer who should know better than to post such... hang on, not me? You were talking about the posted picture? What is it? It is the seed pod of a gum tree which has discarded its cap and is getting ready to disperse its contents. You couldn't care less? Okay, fair enough.
    Thanks for viewing and for any comments posted. It is most appreciated
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    Re: What am I?

    Hi Ken, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. I would have liked to see the entire circle in focus and there is a bit of fuzz at about 4 o'clock that looks sharper than the ring it is attached to. It's a fascinating image that held my attention for some time as I explored the details of the colours and textures. Nice!
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    Re: What am I?

    This is a fascinating object Ken but really does need to be pin-sharp all over to really appreciate it as Frank noted. Still a nice shot tho'

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    Re: What am I?

    There's nothing wrong with macro gum nuts, besides, I'm trying to get gums growing here in Texas

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    Re: What am I? pic for Ms S.

    This sequence of buds through flowering to fruiting of a gum tree at our place is for Steaphany who obviously appreciates the finer things Life has to offer.
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    Re: What am I?

    Thank you Frank and Keith for comments. The sharpening is not the best, as you say. However, position wise, it was a very difficult shot to get without actually removing the bud from the tree. And as we are hoping for self propagation of these trees I preferred not to do that. There was also a cross breeze blowing at the time and I had to try and compensate for that as well. It was the colour which caught my attention. So the shot was a compromise, which as we all know, never really do quite 'make it!' But thanks for your understanding and kind words. Very much appreciated.
    Ken

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    Thank you for posting the sequence, Ken. All the more fascinating now!

    You could try focus stacking without harming the tree I would think?

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    Re: What am I?

    A great series, thanks for posting

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