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Had very little time for photography yesterday but found a few minutes to pick this specimen for an indoor shot with the standard RonnieAG approach.
I tried to enhance the black b/g but given the complexity of the subject, I may not have been totally successful, so apologies in advance if it falls below acceptable levels.

My thanks to all who offered a comment on Monet.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:130mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/2sec
Exposure Comp:-1.00
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:No
Title:"Design Perfection"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:30 May 2012 - 12:05 AM
Tags:Available daylight only, Backlit, Dandelion, Flowers & plants, Indoor shot, Seed head, White card reflector.
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:227
Unique Views:98

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 12:12 AM

It is stunning Ronnie...Lin

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Granddad
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30 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

Tack sharp Ron, stunning as usual.

Dave.

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Irishkate
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30 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

Very,very sharp. I tried to darken b/g with one of these and was almost there
but didn't save it! Hard to get round all those 'fringes'!
You've got a great exposure Ronnie.
KateGrin

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mikbee
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30 May 2012 - 1:14 AM

You should have not been so honest Ronnie,
as I gave it a more than usual Mikbee going over here !!
A couple of ''bits'' still showing round the edges,
but as Kate says it must be hard to do.
Good shot though.
Mick.

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mikemullumby
30 May 2012 - 1:31 AM

Very nicely done Ronnie

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ElmsArt
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30 May 2012 - 4:03 AM

Mikbee's comment caused me a lot of screen tilting and eye screwing up to try to find those "bits". OK he is right but I now need to go uncross my eyes.

This is a superb piece of work.

Jackie

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annettep38
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30 May 2012 - 5:29 AM

To be honest, I would never have the patience to mask a dandelion.
All I can say is that you succeeded very well and my respects regarding sharpness and masking.

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canonfan
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30 May 2012 - 5:55 AM

Fantastic image Ronnie. I think you did very well with the masking. To do this with a dandelion I think would require the patience of a saint. Well done
Jim

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cabbie
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30 May 2012 - 6:34 AM

Have to agree with the last two comments excellent work

Bob

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netta1234
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30 May 2012 - 6:53 AM

And I agree with the last three comments---Excellent
NettaSmile

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dven
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30 May 2012 - 6:59 AM

Stunning detail
dven

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RLF
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30 May 2012 - 7:18 AM

Much better than my effort.
Great detail RonnieGrin

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SUE118
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30 May 2012 - 7:25 AM

It's a beautiful shot.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 7:40 AM

fantastic detail ronnie wonderful tones and light a real gem nice one Wink
andy

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CaroleS
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30 May 2012 - 7:59 AM

The number of times I have tried a similar shot Ronnie and I came nowhere close to this! Carole

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WhiteRose1
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30 May 2012 - 8:01 AM

I would never have noticed, Ronnie. If it's not obvious the brain won't process it unless you're specifically looking for it. I wasn't, so this is a beautiful shot.

Dave

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morpheus1955
30 May 2012 - 8:03 AM

Stunning image Ronnie, quite beautiful.

Hugh

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digital_boi
30 May 2012 - 8:05 AM

Nice one Ronnie if you had not mentioned about the b/g enhancements we probably would not have noticed but you made all look closely and there is not much to worry about fine detail and exposure

Graham

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rontear
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30 May 2012 - 8:41 AM

Count every ....minuteWink Ronnie.
Ron.

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Scottishlandscapes
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30 May 2012 - 9:01 AM

Clean as a whistle and so fresh Ronnie, careful Jasmine doesn't swing the "studio" door open and the seeds will fly out the window.

Dougie

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gary_d
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30 May 2012 - 9:45 AM

Looks good to me. - gary

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barbarahirst
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30 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

i had one like this to upload .....
looks like it wont now
this really is good Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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30 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

This is a good one Ronnie.
Joan.

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johnjo58
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30 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

It looks superb to me Ronnie, great processing and photography (and honesty)

David

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AnnChown
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30 May 2012 - 11:47 AM

It looks perfect to my eye!! Such fine detail throughout against that background. Wonderful work Ronnie!
Ann

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achieverswales
30 May 2012 - 12:01 PM

Stunning capture Ronnie, works so well with the black B/G.

Regards

Trev.

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Glyn1
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30 May 2012 - 12:48 PM

You have made a very dull subject look spectacular Ronnie, Superb shot.

Glyn

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accipiter
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30 May 2012 - 1:35 PM

Beautiful sharp capture Ronnie. A

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pluckyfilly
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30 May 2012 - 2:05 PM

this is stunning Ronnie as I never seem to get them right

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TrevBatWCC
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30 May 2012 - 3:33 PM


Quote: ...falls below acceptable levels...

I really don't think so, Ronnie. A top-notch piece of work as always Smile
Trev Smile

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hasslebladuk
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30 May 2012 - 4:19 PM

Perfection is in the image Ronnie truly excellent image
mike

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
30 May 2012 - 5:58 PM

A beautiful shot which does not fall below your usual standard Ronnie. We used to call these Dandelion clocks - never been sure why. Moira

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mashwood10
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30 May 2012 - 6:24 PM

Ronnie, this is perfection for me !!GrinGrinGrin

You are a master !!

Pam

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tomcat
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30 May 2012 - 6:33 PM

Works for me Ronnie, even though it ain't quite spherical WinkTongue


Adrian

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Gerryrys
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30 May 2012 - 6:35 PM

Brilliant Ronnie.

Gerry

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lifesnapper
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30 May 2012 - 6:37 PM

Great title for this VERY well taken image Ronnie.

John Smile

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NeilWigan
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30 May 2012 - 7:51 PM

Thats why they are so succesful.

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JOKEN
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30 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

tHE QUALITY OF YOUR LENS IS WELL SHOWN IN THIS REMARKABLE AND SIMPLE PIECE OF WORK.
kEN

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Lillian
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30 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Cannot believe you have disabled voting here Ronnie
one that really stands out
perfection springs to mind here
Lillian

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JimV
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31 May 2012 - 3:04 AM

I hate the damned things, but have to admit it is beautiful , especially when viewed as you have so superbly done here Ronnie. Both gardens upwind of me have a profusion of dandelions, so I'm really fighting a losing battle all the time!
Rgds., Jim

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samarmishra
31 May 2012 - 5:06 AM

Ronnie, this is as usual the very best, excellent and should say really stunning..

Samar..

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PaulLiley
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31 May 2012 - 7:30 AM

Wow thats a stunning shot. Looks so good on black. The lighting is spot on too. Paul

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JohnChambersPhotography

A shot done to a very high standard, top class, everything you would want to see is there, done to perfection, outstanding work.

John

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Jocelia
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31 May 2012 - 9:40 AM

Quite marvellous, certainly a full and delightful specimen here.
Beautiful photographed…….

Jocelia……...

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tmann
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31 May 2012 - 7:26 PM

incredible detail - superb in every way

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Glostopcat
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3 Jun 2012 - 10:03 PM

It looks like fine and dandy to me Ronnie

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jujupops
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7 Jun 2012 - 6:26 PM

Brilliantly photographed to perfection too Grin
Julie

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Cliff1944
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16 Jun 2012 - 5:24 PM

I couldn't see anything wrong with this. Superb detail of a fine specimen.
Cliff

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