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Old May 5, 2009, 6:16 AM   #1
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When my wife goes away, I am charged with watering the house plants, among them a beautifully bright pair of plants thatsit on a brightly lit windowsill.

I was surprised to discover that I've been wasting my time on this one, when I shot this macro.

It's obvious now, when I feel the texture, but from more than a coiple of feet away they're completely convincing, and they'd fooled my son as well as me for many years. They have very convincing plastic stems disappearing into a thin layer ofvery convincing imitation soil as well.
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Old May 5, 2009, 9:52 AM   #2
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Great shot, Alan. I've seen a lot of plastic plants that were very obvious. However, my mother used to make floral arrangements from silk flowers and some of those looked very real.


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Old May 6, 2009, 1:45 AM   #3
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Talk about being fooled, I once went up to a spectacular rose bush in a Garden shop in Chicago and started smelling the flowers.

My wife the ever prsent guardian, nudged me and discreetly told me it was a fake. Even the fake water droplets looked very real.

I think you'ver got his macro business down pat.

Very good work.

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