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Indoor shot........this gladiolus was leaning over in a vase by the window and I liked the effect of the back lighting from the sun streaming in.
The b/g is vegetation in the garden.
I don't like the harsh light from direct sunlight for floral shots but here I felt the areas of light and shade were interesting.
However, it's not one of my better floral shots and I had been considering binning it but thought I'd see what you might say before doing so.

My thanks to all who commented on The Gaze.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron Macro 90mm. Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:90mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Gladiolus....2"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:18 Sep 2012 - 12:08 AM
Tags:Back lighting, Flowers & plants, Gladiolus, Indoor shot, Vignette.
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:207
Unique Views:75

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 12:10 AM

Beautiful floral shot.
Matt

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Skeet1Away
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18 Sep 2012 - 1:18 AM

Very nice lighting lovely capture.....



Paul.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 1:21 AM

OH! OOOOHHHHHH this is breathtaking! Splendid colors and LIGHT!!!

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johnjo58
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18 Sep 2012 - 5:24 AM

Always a joy Ronnie, well done for trying something different
David

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NDODS
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18 Sep 2012 - 5:36 AM

A very informative foreword, and 'flaming heck' Ronnie, I thought my screen and burst into flames. Stunningly intense warming colours in a fusion of beauty. A truly wonderful spectacle, which you have captured at its very pinnacle of beauty.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 5:38 AM

DO NOT bin this, Ronnie, it is beautiful Smile Wonderful light and the background is just perfect. Carol

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netta1234
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18 Sep 2012 - 6:26 AM

What ever you do ,do not bin it.This is Gorgeous with lovelty light and I like the darker tone on the edge of the petals.
NettaSmile

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Lillian
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18 Sep 2012 - 6:59 AM

You have the light perfectly Ronnie
don't even think of binning!!!
sharp, colourful and magical!
Like that background too
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 18 Sep 2012 - 6:59 AM

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SUE118
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18 Sep 2012 - 7:31 AM

It's a super shot Ronnie.

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morpheus1955
18 Sep 2012 - 7:33 AM

Beautiful image Ronnie, fabulous colours and light

Hugh

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achieverswales
18 Sep 2012 - 7:34 AM

Like the light creating shadows and the background is natural Ronnie, nice one.

Regards

Trev.

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CaroleS
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:08 AM

That backlighting is creating some lovely detail and shadows.
Carole

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gingerdelight
18 Sep 2012 - 8:12 AM

An absolute beauty Ronnie!
Carol

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WhiteRose1
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:30 AM

If you had cloned out the right hand bloom I think this would have been picking up awards, Ronnie. The lighting and colour, accentuated by the vignette, make this well worthwhile saving.

Dave

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fentiger
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:30 AM

I have really enjoyed looking at this exquisitely beautiful image.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:32 AM

whoah!!!
What beauty and the lighting is wonderful

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EMJAYCEE
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18 Sep 2012 - 8:35 AM

My pleasure to be back and able to view your lovely work Ronnie.
Joan.

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:38 AM

Beautiful - an excellent shot

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM

beautiful natural colours and light Ronnie, well presented and captured.
regards
Yung

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rayme330
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18 Sep 2012 - 9:04 AM

Glad you didn't bin it, Ronnie, spectacular as usual.

Ray

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digital_boi
18 Sep 2012 - 9:05 AM

the mixture of the light and shadow makes this a fine capture Ronnie certainly not one for the bin thats for sure

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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luckybry
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18 Sep 2012 - 9:59 AM

awesome grt details

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Sep 2012 - 10:02 AM

Nice balance of colours light and shade! well balanced shot, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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mikesmith
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18 Sep 2012 - 10:31 AM

Well controlled exposure Ronnie, yellows not always easy
Mike

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 10:32 AM

Beautiful yellows to golds.
Very much worth showing us Ronnie, a lovely
capture.

B.

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Irishkate
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18 Sep 2012 - 12:02 PM

The light on this is lovely Ronnie.
The mix of warm colours is beautiful -
definitely not for the delete button!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
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18 Sep 2012 - 12:41 PM

This is beautiful, the colour is just lovelyGrin
Now I am going to contradict myself because I have just said in a comment that I am not a vignette person................. But in this way its lovelyGrin
Dont bin itSad
Diane

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TrevBatWCC
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18 Sep 2012 - 12:51 PM

This is a beauty, Ronnie, love the lighting - I certainly wouldn't bin this if it were mine! Wink
Trev Smile

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Ade_Osman
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18 Sep 2012 - 1:19 PM

More fabulous flower imagery Ron.....

Ade

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WindowonWildlife
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18 Sep 2012 - 1:33 PM

Wonderful detail and presentation Ronnie, excellent work mate.

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raygregson
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18 Sep 2012 - 1:55 PM

superb image ronnie,well captured.ray

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FeatherFriend
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18 Sep 2012 - 2:16 PM

I really like the effect you have here Ronnie, for me the shadows add to the structure of the composition, the detail and colour is as always superb,
Geoff.

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danbrann
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18 Sep 2012 - 2:27 PM

The master at work. fantastic Ronnie.

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pluckyfilly
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18 Sep 2012 - 2:29 PM

nicely backlit still retaining the colour

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EAS
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18 Sep 2012 - 3:46 PM

Binning this would have been such a shame! Glorious in its light and colour.

Ann

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Scottishlandscapes
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18 Sep 2012 - 3:47 PM

A wonderful feeling of inner glow Ronnie.

Dougie

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Porthos
Porthos  5 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 4:30 PM

This is a fine shot Ronnie. It deserves better than you binning it. Really nice light and colourful detail....Derek

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mashwood10
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18 Sep 2012 - 4:36 PM

My goodness Ronnie - don't bin it !!!! STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL.GrinGrin

Pam

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NaturesHaven
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18 Sep 2012 - 4:38 PM

These flowers are so difficult to photograph.........nice shot..........GrinGrin

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Niknut
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18 Sep 2012 - 4:48 PM

Beautiful shot !!!!.....lovely effect from the backlighting !!!!!

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annettep38
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18 Sep 2012 - 4:53 PM

wonderful warm honey colours enhanced by the back light. the vignette is discreet and lovely.

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moiral
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18 Sep 2012 - 5:29 PM

I like it very much Ronnie. Like the position the flower is lying in, the lovely warm colour and the back lighting. Glad you decided not to bin it. Moira

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18 Sep 2012 - 5:33 PM

Gorgeous colouring here Ronnie, a really lovely image.

John Smile

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canonfan
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18 Sep 2012 - 6:28 PM

A fantastic shot Ronnie
Jim

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 11:05 PM

This is really beautiful.. Ronnie. I love the silky feeling of the flower, the light and colour are excellent as always.
I love this flower, and tried to grow them once,but failed. I learnt that they need very good sun light..
BTW, thank you for your comment on the bouySmile.

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Billyray
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19 Sep 2012 - 10:38 AM

Glad you didn't 'Bin it' Ronnie, its a cracking shot. Love the colour and detail. Is it by any chance the same flower as ''Orange and Lemon''?
Ray

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RonnieAG
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19 Sep 2012 - 11:04 AM

Yes, Ray, the same Gladiolus as Orange and Lemon but the red colour has faded a bit.
Ronnie.

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bill33
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19 Sep 2012 - 7:43 PM

I think the back lighting works in your favour here Ronnie, the variation in colour and the detail in the petals look fantastic, glad you did not bin this one, well done my friend, Bill.

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AnnChown
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20 Sep 2012 - 2:01 PM

Stunning!
Ann

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Glostopcat
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22 Sep 2012 - 7:31 PM

The lighting works perfectly and the colour is simply glorious, you'd have been a foolish man to have binned this

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