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Rain On Grass by Xinoir Rain On Grass by Xinoir
A shot I took 2 days ago after a light rain covered my 1-week overgrown grass. The rain layered over the grass almost like a carpet so I grabbed my camera :dance:
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Severinn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
you rock. i love your plant photos. something ordinary about many of them (not this one), yet filled with a subtle sense of wonder.
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Thanks, what a wonderful comment! :hug:

I'm still a photography novice, but I've known OB, Michael, for quite some time (and Jess, on Yafro) and he was a big inspiration to get me started :D
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:iconseverinn:
Severinn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
thank you for the watch!

I look forward to sharing with you here.
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:iconxinoir:
Xinoir Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
:sun: And thank you for watching me back! Your style is unique and wonderful.. there is so much magic in your nature photos which you capture in the light somehow.

I just went through your gallery and picked up a load of faves, there were just so many that I absolutely loved!! :dance:
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Severinn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
thank you so much. I really appreciate it--it's been a delight reading through your comments. I'm glad you enjoy my work so.

:heart:
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EnchantedDove Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
Nice Shot!!!!!




~LoNgTiMeDeaD~:tombstone:
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:iconxinoir:
Xinoir Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
Thanks, glad you like it! :hug:
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Xinoir Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
Thanks, glad you like it! :hug:
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Fallckolm Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
Amazing and confusing. love it. had to be in my faves.... looking forward to see more
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Xinoir Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
Thanks so much, I'm often amazed at what the camera picks up myself... I appreciate that fave! :hug:
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badman22 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
I love the textures in the refractions of the waterdrops!
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
thanks! I was kind of excited to see how the drops magnified the textures of the grass myself.

The camera pics up so much the human eye cannot :D :nod:
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badman22 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
You're welcome. And that's one thing I love about macro photography. I see one thing, but a lot of times I find another once I download the images. :)
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
So true, recently I took a pic of a small web in some bushes that had collected raindrops and when I looked at the pic on my monitor I saw a little spider was hiding behind it. lol, well, it was pretty exciting at the time :D
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badman22 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
I love when that happens! =D
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Aeires Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
Wow, that's some serious water droplets. :)
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005
Yes! I think the very fine "hairs" on this grass create a water-repellent quality
which causes the water to bead up and also keeps the drops from rolling down to the soil :)
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obsidian-blade Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Xina! Somehing like this could easily be submitted to that Abstract Photo contest... excellent shooting.
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:iconxinoir:
Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005
Abstract? This is real so I'm not sure if it would qualify. Maybe I'll submit it anyway as a fun thing to do... thanks! :hug:
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obsidian-blade Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't you consider O'Keefe's paintings abstract? Same principle.
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
O'Keefe's paintings are considered abstract? really? You're always teaching me or showing me something that wonders and astounds me. I had an O'Keefe watercolor print in my bedroom for about 200 years :giggle:
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obsidian-blade Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I would definitely consider O'Keefe an abstract artist, at least for those works for which she is best known. She was a pioneer in finding the alien in the familiar, a thread I like to think I've picked up in my work as well (and which I think you've done in this piece).
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
You know... I think she was the first to relate the reproductive natures of flowers to that of a woman, and to do so in a loud, yet gracefully unashamed way. It's really hard for me to look at the details of flowers, particularly tropical flowers, without thinking about the female body, my own for instance, in the nicest possible way :nod:
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obsidian-blade Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! It's hard for me to look at flowers and not think of the human reproductive systems in general - she very much brought out the feminine side of that equation very nicely. Perhaps Mapplethorpe did some for the masculine side with his lily series.
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
I forgot about that guy... I know I've seen his work somewhere along the line. I also got the impression the O'Keefe was gay, but I'd have to double-check that. Gay women have done a lot towards emancipating the dark horrors of female sexuality through art, but I'm not sure about O'Keefe. :)
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Sonic7145 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005   Interface Designer
Very Nice
I like how the water drops look!
:clap:
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
thank you, some people have asked me on another board if I sprayed the water on, but no, those are all natural from the rain :D
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Sonic7145 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005   Interface Designer
No problem
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ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
gorgeous! like diamonds in a pea pod!
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
You have the most wonderful way with words, Shiver. I noticed that especially in your journal. I'd love to see more of your writing, I think you've got real talent :nod: :D
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Akay1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
i like the water on the grass...
then you 'take' for me a picture...
thanks...
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
thanks, I was walking on that grass in the early morning and got wet almost to my ankles, the whole lawn was this wet! :)
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Akay1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
i like the 'wet' from the grass rather than 'wet' from the road...
hihihi...
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:iconxinoir:
Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Yes the road is more muddy lol :love:
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:iconselester:
selester Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005   Photographer
beautiful picture
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
thanks!
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sexygraffiti Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
beauuutiful..!
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
thankkk youuu!!!
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:iconcontorted-lyridamson:
hey you take nice shots =)
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Thanks.. I'm experimenting with my camera a lot these days :D
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:iconcontorted-lyridamson:
i see that...you sure have an eye for detail =)
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:iconxinoir:
Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
ty, but the camera pics up far more than my naked eye ever would, that's the wonder of it for me :D
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:iconcontorted-lyridamson:
cool
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curlydragonfly Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
This is so awesome! Perfectly in focus, and the highlights and detail....I just dont know what to say! :+fav: I think that says enough ;)
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Thanks for the comment and I really appreciate that fave, too! :hug:
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kaerless Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Close-up shots rock.
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Thanks! I'm just now learning how to use the macro controls on my camera. This shot was an experiment... I'm pleased with it and will have to remember the settings I used :D
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ButterBallsXe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
I like all the water droplets. It's freaky but makes it look good at the same time.
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Xinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Thanks, those raindrops settled that way on the grass naturally, the whole yard is that way after it rains and it is very wet to walk on! :)
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Make
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Model
C765UZ
Shutter Speed
10/1000 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Mar 18, 2005, 4:49:36 PM
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