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Thank you all for your very positive comments yesterday, at my age the last thing I want is nasty emails just for trying to help people improve their photography, I was thinking to be honest of leaving the site, but after yesterdays comments by you all I will continue to give comments and try to help people to improve! But still will not say a photograph is good if it is not.

Today some more Cactus and flowers grown in the Cactus house in Dyffryn Gardens.

Kindest regards

Trev.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Aug 2012 - 12:48 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Dyffryn Gardens Cactus
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:26 Aug 2012 - 11:00 AM
Tags:Brazil, Cactus, Dyffryn gardens, Flowers & plants, Macro, Mexico
Votes:36
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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digital_boi
26 Aug 2012 - 11:11 AM

Are V1 and 2 the same?...V1 looks like one of those colouful plants that you see in fish tanks great colour and details Trevor...V4 my winner today. Keep up the good work and comments,

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
26 Aug 2012 - 11:16 AM

Hi Graham Mate, subtle difference! Look at the background.

Regards

Trev.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:20 AM

I especially like V1 for its great colours and detail; wonderful image Trev.
Rende

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:22 AM

A rather stunning cactus, Trev, and very well captured, as are this whole set. Glad you have changed your mind about leaving ePZ, we all seem to go through periods when we wonder what we are doing here, then things get back on an even keel and we wonder what all the fuss was about Smile Carol

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:22 AM

I can't differeniate bewtween V1 & V2. It is lovely cactus and well composed image.
V3 - two flowers on diagonal, filling the frame beautifully.b/g leaves nicely defocussed.
V4 - this is the kind of flower I find least easy to compose - the largest bloom dominates quite nicely
with good detailin leaves and flower.
V5 - my favourite of this set - good composition with flower against dark b/g.
Cactus leaves and 'fringed' edges beautifully detailed.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 664 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 - 11:43 AM

Great set.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:43 AM

V1 is wonderful with all that detail and the patterns of the spines.
I have learned a lot on this site, and critique is one of the very positive attributes of this site when it is given. I enjoy your comments and critiques. I quite agree, if you don't want to hear what others think of your photo, don't put it up in a public forum. Keep up the good work!

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 12:02 PM

sharp in more ways than one. lovely images.
ant.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 12:15 PM

Think I prefer V 2 to V 1, Trev......not so sure the blue creeping in V 1 fits........V 2 seems to be more colour harmonious. But the patterns created by that alloe are wonderful and the details are so well captured.
Love V 3 and the orchid at V4 is beautifully captured.
Ronnie.

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 12:33 PM

Beautiful superb close ups Trev, love them all with their splendid colours and fine detail.

Gary

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
26 Aug 2012 - 12:56 PM

Like all these Trev, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 12:59 PM

Not sure about V1 and V2 but only because I have just ditched one of these from my conservatory. Love that bright blast of colour in V3 and also that well captured orchid in V4.SmileSmile
Carole

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franken
franken e2 Member 113096 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 1:03 PM

Another fine set Trev and I'm glad you've decided to stay.

Ken

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2167 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 1:16 PM

This is a great detailed set with v2 being my favourite with all the matching colours,and great texture.
Glad to hear that you changed your mind about leaving the site as I am looking foreward every day to see your brilliant photos,And I also look foreward to your comments on my photos,as you have been verry helpful since I joined.Keep on sending honest comments as that's the best way for us all to learn.
NettaSmile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 1:37 PM

Torn between 3, 4 & 5, but 3 wins just by a smidge on composition and colour for me.

Glad to hear that you have decided to stay.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 26 Aug 2012 - 1:38 PM

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 1:46 PM

Has to be V2 and definitely V4 such detailed images
must say would not like to fall on one though.. looks a bit spiky
Lillian

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NDODS e2 Member 33063 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 3:02 PM

An extremely impressive set of images Trev, Image Number II gets my humble vote simply because of the delicious striking colours.

Regards Nathan

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 3:47 PM

A fine set, Trev, and think V3 & V4 have to be my faves Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
26 Aug 2012 - 4:06 PM

my eyes now good Trevor can see the difference now must have been too early on a Sunday morning....no nothing to do with them being blood shot!!!

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 4:48 PM

We are on this site to try and improve ... you have helped me endless times ...THANKYOU

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 5:32 PM

When I saw V1 I thought we were in an aquarium with exotic plants waving and weaving around - and honestly Trev I've only had one glass of sherry!!
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
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26 Aug 2012 - 7:38 PM

The 'aquarium' effect of v1 looks great to me Trev, and the plant has more space to breathe than in v2. 3 & 5 are close runners up, but not so keen on the bg of v4.

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ValeryAst
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26 Aug 2012 - 8:34 PM

I have difficulties with choice, Trev...they all are perfect!Smile
Regards Valery

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Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
26 Aug 2012 - 9:41 PM

Trevor. I was sad to hear that you had been thinking of leaving the site, but understand your feelings, I have considered going twice.
A great set. I see the difference in V1 (blue in background) and V2 (brown). but only a snapshotter would see this. Eric. Wink

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29 Aug 2012 - 8:09 PM

A cracking compilation of cacti images, what a wonderful array of varieties and all captures containing such pin sharp detail, excellent clarity and colours

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