Your best photo

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Arthouse.Ragdoll
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Your best photo

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Hello everyone I thought I'd start a thread because I wanted to see what people's favourite photo (plant related or otherwise) was.

Here are a few of mine just taken with the camera on my phone.
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Don't take many "normal" photographs, most of mine are close-up record shots of cacti.
Here are a few I took in Spain though.

Comares, Andalucía, Spain.
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Storm over La Maroma, Andalucía, Spain.
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Hoverfly on dandelion.
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And the obligatory cactus. Gymnocalycium stellatum.
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This one is mine. tillandsia strapped on some dead tree.
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I like to show off my country as much as i can so here goes...
All photos are taken on my phone (no effects whatosever with minor exposure or contrast changes) either by me or friends. Some are taken on a friend's drone.
These are all my favorite
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Me on the highest church in the middle east. Elevation: 2800m
Me on the highest church in the middle east. Elevation: 2800m
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Kadisha valley in my hometown
Kadisha valley in my hometown
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Cedar region in my hometown
Cedar region in my hometown
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"Road to heaven" in Cedars area in my hometown.
"Road to heaven" in Cedars area in my hometown.
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Cedars area in spring
Cedars area in spring
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Search and rescue training last year
Search and rescue training last year
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A hike last year to kfardebian
A hike last year to kfardebian
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The hidden paradise
The hidden paradise
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Kadisha valley
Kadisha valley
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The famous millenial Cedar forest
The famous millenial Cedar forest
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Afqa
Afqa
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Hike up the ski slopes. Im the short one :D
Hike up the ski slopes. Im the short one :D
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Sawfar in autumn
Sawfar in autumn
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My hometown Bsharri  and kadisha valley hidden by fog only showing the churches
My hometown Bsharri and kadisha valley hidden by fog only showing the churches
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Dad's old car. 1978 french renault r12. 4 mercedes cars have come and gone and she's still running like new. Heck of a spirit on this one
Dad's old car. 1978 french renault r12. 4 mercedes cars have come and gone and she's still running like new. Heck of a spirit on this one
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And of course a cactus photo: natural light hitting G. Pflanzii
And of course a cactus photo: natural light hitting G. Pflanzii
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DaveW wrote: Storm over La Maroma, Andalucía, Spain.
I thought this was taken in Lebanon until i read the caption. It's crazy how much mideterannean countries look alike!
There are more cacti in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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Is that one THE cedar forests from the epic of gilgamesh?
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stefan m. wrote:Is that one THE cedar forests from the epic of gilgamesh?
Exactly! Some of the tree are as old as 2200 years. It's much bigger but this is the only angle i have
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Wow... Ive seen some places here, but no cool photos though....
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The La Maroma one was taken about 5 miles inland from Torre del Mar/Velez Malaga, a bit further along the coast from Malaga. I was staying in a little villa up in the hills away from the touristy coast on the road to Canillas de Aceituna.

https://www.weather-forecast.com/locati ... e-Aceituno

This was Zaffaraya Pass, the way the road goes through the hills inland.
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"In 1979, a cave was discovered near to the Zafarraya Pass (Cueva del Boquete de Zafarraya), with a subsequent archaeological dig unearthing the best preserved remains of Neanderthal man (radiometrically dating back 30000 years) ever found in Western Europe.

Importantly, the find was one of the first pieces of definite evidence showing that Neanderthals co-existed with modern humans for almost 10,000 years, disproving earlier theories that they had been quickly replaced by modern man."

https://eastofmalaga.net/2013/05/24/zaf ... rthal-man/
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stefan m. wrote:Wow... Ive seen some places here, but no cool photos though....
I see very cool pictures, few are of plants, but all are cool. Or at least, people who posted the pictures like them for sure and are proud of them. No reason to reply in a thread only to express a negative opinion. ( Or I completely misunderstood your comment; sorry in this case).
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mmcavall wrote:
stefan m. wrote:Wow... Ive seen some places here, but no cool photos though....
I see very cool pictures, few are of plants, but all are cool. Or at least, people who posted the pictures like them for sure and are proud of them. No reason to reply in a thread only to express a negative opinion. ( Or I completely misunderstood your comment; sorry in this case).
I think he meant he has seen nice places in his country but hasn't taken any cool photos like everyone else. I think...
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Yes, it makes sense Spikylover. I took "here" as "here in this thread". My apologies, Stefam
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If you are into abstracts and use post processing you can use the filter effects available on most processing software. It's always a personal opinion as to if they work however. These two were using filter effects on flowers using Photoshop Elements, but plenty of free similar processing software on the web.

Dandelion. Before.
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Cactus Flower.
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I've got 1000s, don't know which are best ones. Will show you some made in Canada.
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