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These beautiful Blue Meconopsis (poppies) have just unfurled in my garden. I just love the delicate pattern in the petals as well as that gorgeous blue. Unfortunately there was a slight breeze so I had to up the ISO in order to get a fast enough speed to capture this macro image .Ann.

Have toned down the highlights in V2 but not sure if this has improved things?

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:150mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jun 2013 - 4:44 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blue Poppy petals.
Username:AnnJ AnnJ
Uploaded:10 Jun 2013 - 7:36 PM
Tags:Blue flowers, Close-up / macro, Flowers and plants, General, Patterns., Poppies, Scotland.
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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 349 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Like it would look good on the wall..


Paul.

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franken
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Simple and really effective.

Ken

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Jun 2013 - 7:56 PM

I have to wait another week, beautiful

Peter

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 8:47 PM

Mmm - I agree Ann. Lovely textures.
Ann

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2215 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 9:38 PM

BeautifulSmileSmileSmileSmileI've never seen a blue oneSmile
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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
10 Jun 2013 - 9:56 PM

Have toned down the highlights in V2 but not sure if this has improved the image? I would be grateful for any comments. Ann.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 10:28 PM

Lovely - v1 for me
Jason

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 11:17 PM

Wonderful close up of those gorgeous petals.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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capto
capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 11:23 PM

A good abstract using a close up of the petals. Toning down the highlights has had the effect of increasing the colour density, which I think has helped the l/h petal, but has lost a little detail in the r/h petal. It's a very delicate adjustment and one of a personal preference. Maybe a third image with the adjustment applied to the l/h petal only. You won't please all the people all of the time. But both images are very good in their own right.Smile

ivor

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
11 Jun 2013 - 5:49 AM

I cannot remember ever seeing this one in South Africa Ann Smile It must be lovely !! I like the more intense blue in V2 Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 7:10 AM

V 1 is my favourite

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 9:55 AM

Beautifully subtle blues, delicate detail in these so fragile leaves.
I wonder if you have one with more of the wonderful diagonal running across the frame.

I've neve seen one of these in Scotland.

Dougie

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 8:00 PM

Simple but beautiful Ann..Lin

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
11 Jun 2013 - 11:31 PM

The lesson is always to try harder and with all your constructive comments, this is made so much easier! Thank you, Ann.

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