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Something stirs in the forest by night.........but it's only me and my flashgun.

Many thanks to all who commented on Softly, Softly.

Ronnie.

(PS.......by way of explanation: I had seen these flowers by day in a shady part of Pollok C. Park's forest but felt a flash shot by night would carry more impact.......so on one June evening after a heavy shower I picked my way into the forest late at night when there was still a little light left in the sky........having lived by the Park for 40 years I know every nook and cranny intimately so had no difficulty retracing my steps to the part of the forest where these blooms were growing up against an old decaying wall. I had to illuminate the foxglove with a torch to allow the camera to autofocus. The result is above...........R)

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:70mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Fired.
Title:"Foxglove"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:12 Aug 2012 - 12:04 AM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Forest., Foxglove, Night time soiree, Pollok country park, Raindrops, Wild flowers
Votes:Voting Disabled

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 12:13 AM

Excellent result of your new method
I can just imagine that flash in the night Smile Dear Ronnie, I hope you only do it in a moonlit night, far away from worried neighbours. Although during the Olympics the rest of the nation was probably glued to the TV screen.

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achieverswales
12 Aug 2012 - 12:16 AM

Must say Ronnie, the flash has brought out some excellent detail, love the droplets and colour.

Regards

Trev.

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 - 12:20 AM

Keep on flashing Ronnie an excellent result

Bob

Last Modified By cabbie at 12 Aug 2012 - 12:21 AM

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 12:41 AM

Your lighting method works very well Ronnie !!
Super colours.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 12:49 AM

You really mastered the wonderful colours and details in the Foxglove when you decided to use the flash. Impressive!

Ann

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debu
debu  4 India
12 Aug 2012 - 1:08 AM

Lovely image.
debu

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PattiW
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12 Aug 2012 - 1:50 AM

Stunning! Patti Smile

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Deep_Bhatia
12 Aug 2012 - 3:54 AM

Beautiful image, Ronnie. Deep

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 5:48 AM

Such beautiful wild flowers, Ronnie, I do wish they grew here. A wonderful capture, love the tale of you creeping around the forest at night Smile Carol

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 5:51 AM

Love the detail, and the mental image as well Grin

Barry

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 6:46 AM

What a marvellous show of foxgloves.

Albert

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 7:15 AM

Excellent detail - and a good tip too

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 7:21 AM

Well worth the night expedition Ronnie
as this is very striking and so detailed
is that a wee bug at the very top? looks like some legs tooSmile
Lovely contrast and details shown up with the flash
Lillian

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 7:35 AM

Oh dear - I have heard about the sort of people who go stalking flowers in the depth of night!

Lovely shot Ronnie - the detail is excellent and the night photography certainly shows the beautiful flower off to its best.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 7:47 AM

A rather beautiful piece of work, clearly one which is so very 'parfait' in the use of Flash, brilliantly captured, with just the right amount of illumination descending upon this sodden Foxglove, which has provided a rather dense background.

REgards Nathan

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AnnChown
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12 Aug 2012 - 8:01 AM

I'm still smiling at your description - and there is no cure! Smile but it was well worth the expedition as this close up is beautiful and, once again, those raindrops really make the image.
Ann

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 8:28 AM

Another gorgeous image captured on the 'Night Shift' Ronnie, and I can imagine the scene as you took this.

John Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
12 Aug 2012 - 8:38 AM

Superb Ronnie, your late night forage into the forest was well worth the effort.

John

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 9:13 AM

SmileSmileBeautiful result,I though we had more Foxglove this year,they must like all the rain we've had.
Netta

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JohnChambersPhotography

Things that stir in the night what is it, who is it, It's Ronnie doing what he does best...taking good captures the way he likes to take them, by these results everyone will be out at night . good work well presented.

John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 9:23 AM

"Stalking" is very apt terminology. Bright and well saturated colour with no flash burn-out, Ronnie.

Dave

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 9:33 AM

Your hunter gatherer instincts coming to the fore Ronnie. Better than the local supermarket any day of the week. Just watch out for the local Polis they take a dim view of flashers in the woods.

Dougie

great shot BTW and the flash lights up the trumpets nicely.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 - 9:35 AM

A super fersh image. Gill

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CaroleS
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12 Aug 2012 - 10:06 AM

That foxglove is laden with flowers, they do seem to have flourished in our wet 'summer'. Love the lighting Ronnie.

Carole

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barbarahirst
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12 Aug 2012 - 10:12 AM

fab. detail

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digital_boi
12 Aug 2012 - 10:41 AM

A very illuminating tale of your night time frolics in the woods Ronnie I fear the dark side has much to answer for. It would appear the lamp-post hugging has subsided only to be replaced with even more forays in the dark world of the wood flashers.

Fine result TongueTongueTongueWink

Graham

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 12:39 PM

Admire your dedication Ronnie and it paid off with a wonderful image.
those rain drops are lovely on th fpxglove.
KateGrinGrin

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carper123
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12 Aug 2012 - 1:20 PM

Luv it Ronnie, the colours and detail are amazing, well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 2:24 PM

The result is SUPERB, Ronnie. I have to say that the flowers on your photo look better than the real ones I see everyday...stunningly beautiful colour and excellent detail.

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taggart
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12 Aug 2012 - 2:26 PM

Excellent, Your 7000 has picked up an amazing amount of detail---very impressive!

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TrevBatWCC
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12 Aug 2012 - 2:57 PM

Think if I went lurking and flashing in our local park in the middle of the night I'd get arrested! Wink It's worked well for you here though, Ronnie, a very nice capture, and the raindrops really add to the shot Smile
Trev Smile

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Chinga
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12 Aug 2012 - 3:30 PM

Fresh and cool this image, the fly is a bonus as well. IB

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jaktis
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12 Aug 2012 - 5:03 PM

Excellent details on the gloves, very much flowers

Peter

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 - 5:04 PM

Lovely colour Ronnie. Lot of blooms too !SmileSmile

Pam

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luckybry
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12 Aug 2012 - 5:16 PM

first class

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 6:38 PM

Ah, so it you they are looking for thenWink

Thanks for your recent kind comments RonnieTongue


Adrian

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 6:53 PM

Excellent Ronnie,well done..Lin

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rayme330
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12 Aug 2012 - 7:35 PM

Really well done, Ronnie. Excellent detail and colour.


Ray

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pamelajean
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12 Aug 2012 - 8:12 PM

Beautiful wet foxglove, Ronnie, but flashing in the woods?????
Did you hear about the two old ladies who met a flasher?
One fainted and one had a stroke!
(Think about it).

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gingerdelight
12 Aug 2012 - 8:46 PM

An excellent capture Ronnie!
Carol

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 8:17 AM

Wow you've caught this this brillianlty. bg really shows it up well and the detail is super. paul

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Cliff1944
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15 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

Excellent detail. You seem to make a habit of these night shoots!
Cliff

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27 Aug 2012 - 12:35 PM

The flash has certainly highlighted the vibrant colour of these beautiful foxgloves and brought out some wonderful detail which is accentuated by those raindrops. Flashing again have you no shame man, what are we going to do with you!WinkGrin I certainly wouldn't go out taking photos alone in woodland at night over here unless I was accompanied by the man mountain that is the Big O, many of the local spots I visit are well known for dogging and cottaging during the hours of darkness!Tongue

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