Naturally Smooth

Challenge #83 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us examples of smoothness in nature, perhaps a flower petal, a leaf, nuts or seed pods, the hard, shiny exoskeleton of a beetle, a pebble at the beach... The subject should appear to be smooth relative to its environment. (Water-worn rocks in a riverbed or beneath a waterfall are acceptable, though we know that up close they are quite rough). Macro and close-ups welcome. Where possible, the subject should be outside in the natural environment. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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It had actually rained - so I trudged out with some light modifiers and the A77. I have no idea what kind of plant this is. Let's call it Awesomitrium Berriellium Two strobes, a white plastic
Submitted: Thursday, 30th January, 2014 23:17 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 17th November, 2013
Focal length: 180 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F9.5
ISO: 160
Notes: Two strobes, a white plastic bag from the food store and a rubber band and a black piece of cloth. No tripod. Those are for wussies ;)
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