Thorny

Challenge #43 in the The Mystic Look of Mundane Life series. Hosted by Saswata.
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Thorns on a stem of rose, a cactus or a thorny-devil ? What does come to your mind when you think 'Thorny' ? (open for any other explanation)
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Unknown (to me) thorn bush that my wife took clippings of and spray painted flat black.
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Submitted: Sunday, 11th November, 2012 17:17 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 11th November, 2012
Focal length: 9 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
Notes: My first attempt at still life (I think). Used two flashes, one bounced off the ceiling and one with a red film over it for the gradient color in the background. Played with white balance in camera, too. Image straight from the camera, then resized.
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