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Ben Nevis by dudler at 27/12/2014 - 6:39 PM

Ben Nevis by Sue_R

I know the moon is seductive up there - but keeping it means that you have a lot of relatively dead space at the top... A radical crop, just above the clouds, and I think it would become a far more involving shot. Losing some spaciousness, true, but hitting harder...

amazing light and weather - I bet you're glad you were there just then! I wish we'd had comparable weather in the Midlands today. It's been grey...Sad

By: dudler 27/12/2014 - 6:39 PM

Numbered Play of Light and Shadow by gss at 27/12/2014 - 6:39 PM

Numbered Play of Light and Shadow by nonur

As I told you before, you have such unusual ability to transform a very common subject (usually unnoticed) in a great artistic work. This picture is one of your "flashes of genius"! I really like that! (marked it as favorite)
Silviu

By: gss 27/12/2014 - 6:39 PM

Male Pintail Duck by Trev_B at 27/12/2014 - 6:39 PM

Male Pintail Duck by pdsdigital

Stunning detail, love the droplets of water.

Trev

By: Trev_B 27/12/2014 - 6:39 PM

Arnprior-Ontario-Canada by janlea at 27/12/2014 - 6:36 PM

Arnprior-Ontario-Canada by magyarimage

A superb capture, it looks beautiful with the lovely colours Smile
Jan

By: janlea 27/12/2014 - 6:36 PM

A Valley View by gss at 27/12/2014 - 6:35 PM

A Valley View by 781969

Another wonderful place well taken, love the mountain "hairstyle" ( how looks the cut forest)
Silviu

By: gss 27/12/2014 - 6:35 PM

An Irish Cottage by janlea at 27/12/2014 - 6:34 PM

An Irish Cottage by Irishkate

A beautiful image and scene Kate Smile
Jan

By: janlea 27/12/2014 - 6:34 PM

Lichens and Decomposition by gss at 27/12/2014 - 6:32 PM

Lichens and Decomposition by handlerstudio

Amazing set. Fabulous lichens (here never viewed so big (perhaps in teher is a more humid place). And a good narrative too.
I like also the contrast between the support lines and the organic sahapes of the lichens, but the consonant colors between the "plants" ( are they?) and the painted wood
Silviu

By: gss 27/12/2014 - 6:32 PM

Just FOR fUN by Mos8 at 27/12/2014 - 6:31 PM

Just FOR fUN by gwynn56

As colourful as well spotted

By: Mos8 27/12/2014 - 6:31 PM

October Light. by janlea at 27/12/2014 - 6:30 PM

October Light. by Niknut

A beautiful image Keith with lovely light and stunning colours Smile
Jan

By: janlea 27/12/2014 - 6:30 PM

Ben Nevis by Gary_Macleod at 27/12/2014 - 6:28 PM

Ben Nevis by Sue_R

lovely shot Sue

hope you and Phil had a great Christmas and your both well

By: Gary_Macleod 27/12/2014 - 6:28 PM

Carr Head Sunset by janlea at 27/12/2014 - 6:27 PM

Carr Head Sunset by martin.w

Lovely light Martin with beautiful colour Smile
Jan

By: janlea 27/12/2014 - 6:27 PM

Bizzy bee by gss at 27/12/2014 - 6:27 PM

Bizzy bee by ColleenA

What a close-up, seems taken from another world!

By: gss 27/12/2014 - 6:27 PM

Rooted by andylea2 at 27/12/2014 - 6:26 PM

Rooted by phillG

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

By: andylea2 27/12/2014 - 6:26 PM

Citrus swallowtail by gss at 27/12/2014 - 6:26 PM

Citrus swallowtail by fotobee

Fantastic!

By: gss 27/12/2014 - 6:26 PM

Look East by janlea at 27/12/2014 - 6:25 PM

Look East by chris-p

So beautiful Chris...the colours are breathtaking Smile
Jan

By: janlea 27/12/2014 - 6:25 PM

Carr Head Sunset by chris-p at 27/12/2014 - 6:21 PM

Carr Head Sunset by martin.w

How different it must look right now..

By: chris-p 27/12/2014 - 6:21 PM

Silkwood Autumn Colours by tonyguitar at 27/12/2014 - 6:17 PM

Silkwood Autumn Colours by Glostopcat

Mr. Pablo is a good guy, yet you must keep that trunk on the left. [Looks like birch to me]. It is a visual anchor for your composition. TG

By: tonyguitar 27/12/2014 - 6:17 PM

FIRST CHRISTMAS SHE NEARLY DIDN'T HAVE by Tish1 at 27/12/2014 - 6:10 PM

FIRST CHRISTMAS SHE NEARLY DIDN'T HAVE by Tish1


Quote: Oh dear poor you. A lovely upload Tish and a great partner to your last one. A belated Merry Christmas to you and yours. Wishing you s healthy, wealthy and Happy New Year

Belated greetings to you too, I like the wealthy bit

Tish

By: Tish1 27/12/2014 - 6:10 PM

Robin by KarenFB at 27/12/2014 - 6:09 PM

Robin by bluetitblue

Gorgeous clarity to this image - I feel it could hop out of the computer!

By: KarenFB 27/12/2014 - 6:09 PM

Stonechat  at St Agnes by gss at 27/12/2014 - 6:08 PM

Stonechat at St Agnes by JuBarney

Not only the bird is lovely (and well captured) but I like the bottom plants, they are flowers?
Silviu

By: gss 27/12/2014 - 6:08 PM

FIRST CHRISTMAS SHE NEARLY DIDN'T HAVE by marktc at 27/12/2014 - 6:07 PM

FIRST CHRISTMAS SHE NEARLY DIDN'T HAVE by Tish1

Oh dear poor you. A lovely upload Tish and a great partner to your last one. A belated Merry Christmas to you and yours. Wishing you s healthy, wealthy and Happy New Year

By: marktc 27/12/2014 - 6:07 PM

Fieldfare by DerekL at 27/12/2014 - 5:59 PM

Fieldfare by DerekL


Quote: A splendid shot; we haven't seen any yet this winter.
Ju

Ju, there have been large flocks of these and Redwings eating all the berries on Cannock Chase over the last few weeks. Very timid bird to get close to though.

By: DerekL 27/12/2014 - 5:59 PM

At the River... by BURNBLUE at 27/12/2014 - 5:56 PM

At the River... by BURNBLUE

Thank you Lynne for UA.
SI.

By: BURNBLUE 27/12/2014 - 5:56 PM

MERRY XMAS by barbarahirst at 27/12/2014 - 5:55 PM

MERRY XMAS by maratsuikka

Adorable.....
With best wishes to you too

By: barbarahirst 27/12/2014 - 5:55 PM

The frost is here by LynneJoyce at 27/12/2014 - 5:54 PM

The frost is here by jaktis

Jewel like prettiness like this almost makes Winter worthwhile!

By: LynneJoyce 27/12/2014 - 5:54 PM

The Otherside by rgg at 27/12/2014 - 5:54 PM

The Otherside by Cpt_Hun

Outstanding image.

By: rgg 27/12/2014 - 5:54 PM

At the River... by LynneJoyce at 27/12/2014 - 5:53 PM

At the River... by BURNBLUE

Stunning!

By: LynneJoyce 27/12/2014 - 5:53 PM

Great Spotted Woodpecker by LynneJoyce at 27/12/2014 - 5:52 PM

Great Spotted Woodpecker by ade123

Delighted to be 30 for this lovely shot.

By: LynneJoyce 27/12/2014 - 5:52 PM

An Irish Cottage by LynneJoyce at 27/12/2014 - 5:51 PM

An Irish Cottage by Irishkate

Excellent sky, fascinating landscape.

By: LynneJoyce 27/12/2014 - 5:51 PM

Powder Rush by pentony at 27/12/2014 - 5:51 PM

Powder Rush by pentony

Thank you

Pau

By: pentony 27/12/2014 - 5:51 PM

Bizzy bee by LynneJoyce at 27/12/2014 - 5:49 PM

Bizzy bee by ColleenA

Wow, love this one.

By: LynneJoyce 27/12/2014 - 5:49 PM

A Valley View by LynneJoyce at 27/12/2014 - 5:49 PM

A Valley View by 781969

A lovely vista well captured with great clarity and depth.

By: LynneJoyce 27/12/2014 - 5:49 PM

Silkwood Autumn Colours by LynneJoyce at 27/12/2014 - 5:47 PM

Silkwood Autumn Colours by Glostopcat

A lovely palette beautifully captured.

By: LynneJoyce 27/12/2014 - 5:47 PM

Tree of Life by Philip_H at 27/12/2014 - 5:45 PM

Tree of Life by Diggeo

Inspirational!

P.

By: Philip_H 27/12/2014 - 5:45 PM

Cappadocia Balloons by MalcolmS at 27/12/2014 - 5:45 PM

Cappadocia Balloons by SteveOh

Looks remarkably familiar, I have a couple in my PF similar to this, even have some of the same balloons. Great experience and a fantastic sight with all of the balloons in the air.

By: MalcolmS 27/12/2014 - 5:45 PM

Coal Tit by DerekL at 27/12/2014 - 5:44 PM

Coal Tit by dave1967

Cracking image Dave.
Well exposed whites and sharp detail.

Derek

By: DerekL 27/12/2014 - 5:44 PM

Double Trouble! by Richsr at 27/12/2014 - 5:44 PM

Double Trouble! by K4RL

Perfer the colour version of the two
Regards
Richard

By: Richsr 27/12/2014 - 5:44 PM

winter berries by WintonPhotography at 27/12/2014 - 5:43 PM

winter berries by Beverleycole

This would make a beautiful Christmas card. Excellent shot.

Regards, Ewan Smile

By: WintonPhotography 27/12/2014 - 5:43 PM

Venetian Movement by Richsr at 27/12/2014 - 5:43 PM

Venetian Movement by rontear

Like the use of the fish eye here Ron.
R

By: Richsr 27/12/2014 - 5:43 PM

Boxing Day by whipspeed at 27/12/2014 - 5:40 PM

Boxing Day by whipspeed

Thanks Harriet

By: whipspeed 27/12/2014 - 5:40 PM

Harrods by Night by victorburnside at 27/12/2014 - 5:39 PM

Harrods by Night by edrhodes

Very nice.

By: victorburnside 27/12/2014 - 5:39 PM

Rough Blackpool by Philip_H at 27/12/2014 - 5:38 PM

Rough Blackpool by chensuriashi

Particularly like V1 & V2 - super captures Grin

P.

By: Philip_H 27/12/2014 - 5:38 PM

Rough Blackpool by senn at 27/12/2014 - 5:38 PM

Rough Blackpool by chensuriashi

spectacular takes; .. three winners here

By: senn 27/12/2014 - 5:38 PM

Bowie 12 by comma at 27/12/2014 - 5:36 PM

Bowie 12 by DeLone

excellent

By: comma 27/12/2014 - 5:36 PM

Waiting Faithfully by senn at 27/12/2014 - 5:36 PM

Waiting Faithfully by bwlchmawr

bet it's yours Andrew .. WinkGrin

best wishes

By: senn 27/12/2014 - 5:36 PM

Aphrodisias, Turkey by senn at 27/12/2014 - 5:31 PM

Aphrodisias, Turkey by MalcolmS

.. or "Efes" in Turkish; .. region of my childhood; .. once the sky blue was pretty clearer WinkGrin .. TFS mate

By: senn 27/12/2014 - 5:31 PM

winter by CarolineFlynn at 27/12/2014 - 5:25 PM

winter by ernestdonal79

Beautiful scene with lovely colours Smile

By: CarolineFlynn 27/12/2014 - 5:25 PM

Mitre Peak - NZ by Niknut at 27/12/2014 - 5:17 PM

Mitre Peak - NZ by MaryFaith

Wow !!!....impressive !....wanna be there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Grin

By: Niknut 27/12/2014 - 5:17 PM

The Otherside by mdconnors at 27/12/2014 - 5:16 PM

The Otherside by Cpt_Hun

Tremendous sense of atmosphere.

By: mdconnors 27/12/2014 - 5:16 PM

Rose leaf, beautiful than its flower by ramki_thepower at 27/12/2014 - 5:16 PM

Rose leaf, beautiful than its flower by ramki_thepower


Quote: We often advise people posting in this gallery to use a smaller aperture for this kind of shot: your picture is the exception that proves the rule, as it has pin-sharp detail where it matters. The drop in the middle of the leaf is perfect.

I suggest a less central composition, and tidying p the background. I'm going to post a mod with some background cloned out, and other parts darkened with the burn tool. I also reduced saturation for green and yellow, so that the strong colours of the stalk behind the leaf aren't a distraction.

One other thought - although the ISO wasn't set terribly high, it looks as if there's quite a lot of noise here. Have you applied aggressive sharpening, I wonder?

I can upload the original raw file and share it to you. Would you be able to help me with a better processing. I think post processing is something I really lack in...

By: ramki_thepower 27/12/2014 - 5:16 PM