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Old Aug 31, 2010, 5:17 AM   #1
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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I suppose in some abstract way there might be some symmetry here. I just dont see it. To me symmetry is when you can draw an invisible line and have identical parts on both sides of that line. This is similar to a seagull that someone posted. There is a symmetry but just not shown in the photo.
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There is a great deal of symmetry here. Symmetry doesn't have to be bilateral. As I indicated with my posting of the red wheel, radial symmetry is perfectly valid. Each of these cacti or whatever they are exhibit radial symmetry.

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Old Aug 31, 2010, 6:11 PM   #4
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Thanks calr, that was part of my thinking as well. Echeveria are succulents.

Bynx I was using the following definition (maybe I should have indicated this in the posting?):

"symmetrical (Bot. of a flower): having a structure which exhibits a regular repeated pattern of the component parts."

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I think a straight on shot of the flower would have shown the symmetry better in the first shot. But I like the different take on the shoot out
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I stand corrected. I had a whole different idea of what was asked for.
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Old Sep 5, 2010, 8:57 AM   #7
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I enjoy the way the members here creatively interpret the challenges. I'm pretty easy that way. I think this is a nice example of that.
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Like others noted, the radial symmetry might have been enhanced a tad by a more straight-on shot but quite attractive nonetheless.
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