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been out taking lots of pics,in between the rain,so should have some different bits to show soon.untill then its a lovely flower,shouldnt treat flowers like that another month i will be begging for them to return.!!

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:28-135
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:another from the garden
Username:NeilWigan NeilWigan
Uploaded:20 Oct 2010 - 12:38 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 12:41 AM

love the comp neil cracking colour and detail a belter nice one Wink
andy

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 12:42 AM

Super shot Great colour and detail, and a nicely managed black background. Nice one.
Patrick

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 12:46 AM

A beautiful capture of a most lovely dahlia. Wonderful colour and detail.........Sandy

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photophantom
20 Oct 2010 - 12:47 AM

excellent close up
Dennis

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eviemay
eviemay  4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 - 12:48 AM

Another beauty to add to your portfolio. Malcolm

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
20 Oct 2010 - 3:35 AM

Beautiful image Neil! Congrats.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 4:08 AM

Beautiful shot of this cactus dahlia, Neil: the inclusion of the two buds gives a nice balance and the black b/g which you know I favour does work so well. Excellent detail and colours.
Ronnie.

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 4:52 AM

Lovely flower.Perfect capture.

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Nikola
Nikola  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 5:22 AM

Well detailed macro shot, Great image.

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
20 Oct 2010 - 7:35 AM

Superb colours in this great capture.
Robert

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 - 8:33 AM

Superb macro with excellent colour and detail.

Mark.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 9:02 AM

Such a beauty

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 9:21 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The bloom itself is lovely, very photogenic. However the background cloth can still be seen...did you use flash? I also find the foliage distracts the eye from the main focus which should be the bloom. Have a look at your e-mail...I've sent you my take on this one and I would be interested to see what you think. Don't forget, this critique is intended to help your photography/processing skills...you already get plenty of "hits and votes"

I have cloned out all the foliage and then selected the background with the magic wand and set at 20 pixels. Once highlighted I have gone into adjustments....then colours then hue/saturation. Alter the lightness to -100, click OK and that saturates the background making it solid. Added a border and hey presto. Now I know not everyone likes my flowers and that fact that they seem to float in mid air...I'm just offering you critique on how you could (in my mind) improve an already good shot still further.

Cheers

Mike

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shush
shush  3 Canada7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 9:47 AM

Good capture……great colours.

I am intrigued what ‘mikesmith’ modified version looks like. Any change you could post this for all of us to see?

Sushil

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 10:07 AM

mike thanks for the advice will give it a go always willing to listen and learn from people i trust.yours, neil.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
20 Oct 2010 - 10:11 AM

A superb image!
JNC

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shush
shush  3 Canada7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 10:14 AM

Hi Neil – I just received a PM from Mike and he is happy to upload his modified version. If it is okay with you then could you please edit this upload info to allow mods?

Sushil

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 10:20 AM

mike /shush ,i am a bit thick how do i change to allow the mod.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 10:34 AM

Neil
go into edit and then you should be able to allow mods. Have you received my e-mail yet?
mike

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 10:40 AM

yes got the email ,looks great worth frameing

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JeniTLC
JeniTLC  6 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 - 11:57 AM

Agree with Mike Smith's comments but the flower itself has lovely detail and colour.

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 12:40 PM

Splendid detail Neil - good work...Bill

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 2:24 PM

Now then Lad, another fine shot !

Rock of YORK.

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TonyWatson
20 Oct 2010 - 2:30 PM

Nice image Neil
Doc

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
20 Oct 2010 - 2:33 PM

The black background works really well with this lovely flower.
Annette

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 3:41 PM

A beautiful image... the flower is stunning!!! like the fact that there is the bud in the top right too - it is nice to see the contrast of how such a big beautiful flower comes from such a small bud!!

The black background works superbly to enhance the flower, yes you can see the cloth (but only if i angle my screen lol) i wouldn't worry so much about it!!!

Superb work x x x

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 3:51 PM

Lovely composition, lighting and colour.....Derek

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KevinWalsham
20 Oct 2010 - 4:37 PM

a cracking detailed shot

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 5:09 PM

Excellent composition

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akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 5:17 PM

Stunnig macro work. fantastic rich colours and perfect detail. Besutifully taken.
Akhtar

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 5:21 PM

Excellent capture & image rendition, Neil, of this lovely flower...Peter

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Andree_Borrel
20 Oct 2010 - 6:13 PM

Round of applause for class

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
20 Oct 2010 - 7:26 PM

Lovely colours and details in this one.

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dusfim
dusfim  4 Malta
20 Oct 2010 - 7:52 PM

Superb in all details Neil. I wish that I can work with PS. Well done.

Dusfim

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 8:00 PM

Another beautiful capture, Neil, love the colour and the bud that is just opening to reveal the first pink petals of the new flower!!
Pauline

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 - 8:20 PM

Lovely detail and colours. Works well against the black background.

Vivien

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gingerdelight
20 Oct 2010 - 8:37 PM

Just beautiful!
Carol

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bones316
bones316  3
20 Oct 2010 - 9:05 PM

Super shot great colour.......Adam

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bromley-smith
20 Oct 2010 - 10:38 PM

Beautiful bloom and stunning image Neil.
Tony

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lesarnott
lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2010 - 11:36 PM

Definately a stunner!
Les

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 10:38 AM

This is an excellent shot,
Rob

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RajaSidambaram
21 Oct 2010 - 1:22 PM

One more excellent presentation - Raja.

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
21 Oct 2010 - 4:43 PM

What a beautiful dahlia, love the colour Grin
Julie

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2010 - 4:54 AM

Wow, this is gorgeous Neil, beautifully shot and presented, my pleasure to make it a round 60 votes!
Rgds., Jim

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2010 - 7:02 AM

Lovely flower shot. A

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2010 - 7:29 PM

This one is for the National Geographic botanical section.
Amazingly good photogrphy, light, color, detail.
Catherine

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Source
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26 Oct 2010 - 10:33 PM

Beautiful clarity
-source

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 11:14 AM

Dahlias do make lovely subjects Neil, so many varieties too, this is nice and sharp and not too saturated. Mike has a point about the background but having slipped up like you in the past, I know a lot depends on your monitor calibration, as to whether you can see it or not.
Cheers...Leo

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