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Challenge #27 in the Voter awareness.... series. Hosted by barb_s.
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Second upload of image. From suggestion: Right side cropped to eliminate some distraction. Grass stem cloned from image to right of flower.
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Submitted: Thursday, 29th November, 2012 02:54 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 4th August, 2011
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 160
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