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We went to a friend's annual open garden this afternoon (in between showers!) and I spied this beauty growing in a very shady area - it must be one of the last this year. I have tweaked the levels and sharpened slightly but other than this it is as captured. I would like to dedicate this one to Ronnie who captures the most beautiful floral images and whose recent comments have been a great help!

Thanks to everyone for your continued support and comments.

Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2012 - 3:06 PM
Focal Length:59.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Aquilegia
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:24 Jun 2012 - 7:12 PM
Tags:Aquilegia, Bloom, Flora, Flowers & plants, Garden, Shade, Spring
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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 - 7:16 PM

A lovely sharp and well detailed image that stands out against the background Carol
Jim

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:16 PM

A beautiful flower, Carol, well captured. Carol

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:18 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A beautiful image. Perhaps I would have cloned out the unopened flower in the top RH corner which is a tad distracting.

Albert

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gingerdelight
24 Jun 2012 - 7:25 PM


Quote: A beautiful image. Perhaps I would have cloned out the unopened flower in the top RH corner which is a tad distracting.

Albert

Thanks Albert, I wanted the image to appear as taken, however I can see what you mean and have uploaded a V2 for you!
Carol

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cabbie
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24 Jun 2012 - 7:29 PM

Yes v2 for me far less distracting well done

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:32 PM

A beauty Carol - and I also think v2 is an improvement!! Smile
Ann

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:36 PM

brilliant comp carol fantastic detail and colour the cracking v2 for me today nice one Wink
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:45 PM

v2 looks good, Carol, beautiful delicate detail.

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digital_boi
24 Jun 2012 - 7:54 PM

fine work Carol you should have put this up tomorrow it would have been UA from me lovely capture i like both light colour and detail in the whites is spot on definately up there with the dark side TongueWink


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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 8:06 PM

Two Beautiful and lovely image,very well done,
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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 8:37 PM

Personally I think No. 2 is an improvement Carol.

Albert

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 9:43 PM

Graceful in it s own composition as well as yours-- a beauty!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 10:31 PM

A lovely shot, probably better with the additional bud removed, Carol.
Ronnie.

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 - 11:35 PM

Very good shot Carol, V2 looks better, no distraction, well done.
Elena

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 11:53 PM

The sharpness is amazing. Don't know if you used a tripod.
The natural image was good but more pleasing without the bud.
Clear distinction between white and cream - very well captured Carol.
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 6:11 AM

Such excellent details and colours in this floral image. It's not easy deciding sometimes between "real" and what pleases someone's eye! I rather like V1 but this time have to agree that removing the bud has made a difference to the comp.

Ann

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 7:18 AM

V2 definitely worked better, a lovely image.
Carole

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:31 AM

Ah, yes V2 is the one. - absolutely beautiful.Smile
Joan.

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 - 8:40 AM

Cracking details captured here, Carol, V2 for me.
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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 3:01 PM

Gorgeous shot, lovely light, nice detail with or without the unopened Bud.

John Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 3:23 PM

Pleased to click this lovely shot to 30.
I do prefer the V2 without the other flower bud.

B.

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 3:47 PM

A very beautiful and detailed capture, Carol, and think V2 works better with the distractive bud cloned out Wink
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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
25 Jun 2012 - 7:52 PM

Bud doesn't bother me Carol. Either way a beautiful shot. Lovely delicate colour. Moira

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 3:52 PM

Holy cow...the detail and exposure are AWESOME, Carol.

Now I tend to not clone out things but I have to say that V2 does work better here.

Andrew Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 3:41 AM

V2 for me too. Isn't the cloning brush wonderful?

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2012 - 11:48 PM

So beautiful, clear, fresh and natural Carol, it's v2 for me too

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