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    succulent

    Because of chronic water shortages here to beautify the place Mrs Ucci has all these cacti and succulents in pots strategically placed around the yard. (Her other strategem she uses, which seems to work better in the beautifying stakes, is to keep me in doors out of sight of passersby as much as possible!)
    Anyway this is the flower on one of her potted succulents. No, haven't the foggiest of what it is called other than a 'pink thingy!' As I type this an ethereal voice floated over the ether from the direction of MRs Ucci's pc, " I think it is a Bromelaid. Of which there are 7 families and hundreds of species!" So there you go. Sorry I asked her. Like, bromelaid, lemonade, who cares? A pink flower is good enough ID for me.
    Don't know if it is of interest but it was a hand held shot with the 300mm lens using 1/100s, f/5.0, ISO 100
    Thanks for viewing and any comments you may care to post.


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    Re: succulent

    I think the 'pink thingy' is a great name for it. And the shot is just fine, the spiky things on the leaves give the added impression this is not one of those 'touchy feely' flowers.

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    Re: succulent

    What a funny strategy :lol:
    I really liked this pinki thingy very much; will that violet buts bloom out?
    Regards

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    Re: succulent

    Hi Ken,

    Considering the iso of 100, it seems quite noisy.

    I would definitely recommend downsizing before any sharpening and/or raising the threshold.

    I like the composition, focus and exposure.

    HTH,

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    Re: succulent

    Hi Dave
    Thanks for the feed back. I have just down loaded Topaz detail 3 which I tried for the first time on 'pink thingy'. Could it be that in a first flush of enthusiasm I have pushed it too far and made the whole shebang too noisy?
    Cheers
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    Re: succulent

    Quote Originally Posted by ucci View Post
    Could it be that in a first flush of enthusiasm I have pushed it too far and made the whole shebang too noisy?
    Could be, Ken, could be

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