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I find these Phlox blooms a difficult subject and I am not 100% happy with these but I thought I'd share them with you......their the best of many attempts.

V 1: Inside........a single stem captured in the usual way at the KS studio.
V 2: Out............a clump of the Phlox caught in the last sun of the day and deliberately underexposed.

Many thanks for all the kind comments on From The Burrell and with extra special thanks to Kate {Irishkate} for her User Award.

Ronnie.

Lens:Nikor 24-120mm. and Sony 18-55mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:75mm. and 55mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.5 and 5.6
Aperture:f/22.0 and 18.0
Shutter Speed:1/6 and 1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1.00 and -3.00
ISO:200 and 160
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA and Pattern
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Inside ...... Out"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 12:05 AM
Tags:Available daylight, Black card b/g, Flowers & plants, Indoor shot, Outdoor shot, Phlox, Pink herbaceous plant, Underexposure., White card reflector
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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

You are being a bit hard on yourself Ronnie.
They look fine to me !!
Good light and well coloured too.
Mick.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Aug 2012 - 12:13 AM

Excellent images Ronnie, like the colour and detail in both,
Fred.

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:21 AM

Composition lighting and colours are excellent Ronnie, agree that sometimes you are too hard on yourself.

Regards

Trev.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:22 AM

Whilst I understand your difficulty with the outside shot- the inside one is perfect for me.. The light and tones could not be better, sharpness is everywhere. The only trifling point might be the contrast between the green and the black but the I wouldn't know how to mprove this.
As to v2 it is the multitude which puzzles most of us. Where do you crop, how close do you get.
I think your solution to let the surrounding greens disappear is successful , but it must have been difficult to find the right frame.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:25 AM

As a mass of flowers they do look difficult to capture
in a pleasing composition.
Singled out your image is perfect Ronnie.
Good on the diagonal against the black.
Green border suits beautifully.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:52 AM

The single stem is beautiful and up to your high standard in my view, and V2 works well too. - gary - gary

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taggart
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24 Aug 2012 - 1:30 AM

A most beautiful gathering of pink and green-- and a great experiment!

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lesliea
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24 Aug 2012 - 3:55 AM

Beautiful image Ronnie well taken.
Allen, Grin

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:37 AM

The problem with Phlox is the lack of contrast in the individual flowers, but you have done extremely well with these images Ronnie. Your usual high standard Smile

Barry

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:50 AM

My favourite flower from the herbaceous border, Ronnie, and with such a glorious scent, too, two super captures. Carol

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 6:32 AM

Two lovely images Ronnie, gorgeous colours and light, definitely V1 for me Smile

Hugh

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Ray42
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:30 AM

Comp is very good and the sharpness - they look a little dark to me on my screen - full marks for posting

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andylea
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:37 AM

brilliant colour and detail ronnie wonderful light inside for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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fentiger
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:40 AM

The diagonal composition plus beautifully captured flowers makes for a most enjoyable image.

Albert

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SUE118
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24 Aug 2012 - 7:41 AM

Gorgeous colours.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Aug 2012 - 8:07 AM

Think also you are being a tad hard on yourself Ronnie. Both are wonderful, the light is superb as is the colour and detail. Am drawn to V2 lovely.

John

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NaturesHaven
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24 Aug 2012 - 8:12 AM

Gorgeous...........GrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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24 Aug 2012 - 8:46 AM

As Barry points out the flower is rather amorphous, although well captured with the darker exposure in v2. v1 was definitely the way to go. Colour, aspect, and presentation very good, Ronnie.

Dave

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EAS
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24 Aug 2012 - 9:07 AM

These are very pretty. Interesting reading the above comments and I doubt I have anything else to add! I've just planted a small clump of white Flox in hopes they decide to multiply - it's a plant I have failed with a few times before!

Ann

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MalcolmM
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24 Aug 2012 - 9:09 AM

Great colours & like the subdued lighting.
Malcolm

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Lillian
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24 Aug 2012 - 9:20 AM

Has to be V1 for me Ronnie, to my mind you could not have presented this any better!
some lovely light has been captured
beautiful angle, colour and set against the 'famous Ronnie background'
perfect!
Lillian

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rontear
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24 Aug 2012 - 10:19 AM

V1 for me Ronnie, angled beauty.
Ron.

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barbarahirst
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24 Aug 2012 - 11:19 AM

I hate to say this but inside wins today ..

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CaroleS
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24 Aug 2012 - 11:58 AM

I think you have done an excellent job Ronnie - they defeat me! I like the detail and light in V1 but you have captured lovely light in V2 as well. They are both winners to me!
Carole

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digital_boi
24 Aug 2012 - 12:09 PM

V1 wins for me today Ronnie i like the subtle lighting which has still allowed the petal details to be seen clearly

Graham

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Cliff1944
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24 Aug 2012 - 1:20 PM

V1 for me - another success from the KS studio!
Cliff

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TrevBatWCC
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24 Aug 2012 - 1:43 PM

Well, I'd be 100% happy if these were mine! Wink Two beauts, Ronnie, think V1 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile

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24 Aug 2012 - 1:52 PM

v1 is stunning Ronnie. The dark background really shows the pink phlox off to its best. v2 is also beautiful, but I had to choose, so v1 it was!
Ann

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FeatherFriend
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24 Aug 2012 - 2:02 PM

V1 for me Ronnie but I like both, lovely detail and colour and I like the presentation as it is,
Geoff.

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johnjo58
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24 Aug 2012 - 2:17 PM

Super as always Ronnie
David

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rayme330
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24 Aug 2012 - 3:09 PM

As soon as I saw this I knew it was one of your, which means you are developing your own recognisable style.
Excellent.

Ray

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Chinga
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24 Aug 2012 - 3:27 PM

Delightful images, V1 is my favorite. An impecable image! IB

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Scottishlandscapes
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24 Aug 2012 - 3:46 PM

V1 is a delight Ronnie, lovely composition too coming out of the corner like that.

I have to say that my first reaction was, what the flox is that?

Dougie

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lifesnapper
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24 Aug 2012 - 5:20 PM

A touch of the WOW! factor here Ronnie Smile

John Smile

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JOKEN
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24 Aug 2012 - 6:07 PM

First class work,Ronnie

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carper123
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24 Aug 2012 - 6:46 PM

Superb variants Ronnie, but v1 by a mile, love everything about it. Do you ever take a bad picture?
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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24 Aug 2012 - 8:04 PM

V1 looks good to me, Ronnie, but I know what you mean, clusters of flowers aren't the easiest to deal with, and you did the right thing here by isolating one stem.

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NDODS
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24 Aug 2012 - 9:34 PM

Two belters Ronnie, I must say I am drawn towards the singled stem, as it lends itself to more of my attention.

Regards Nathan

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24 Aug 2012 - 10:15 PM

V1 for me ,light and colour ,classic Ronnie AG.

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25 Aug 2012 - 12:12 AM

Two ace images. Lovely colour against the black. Prefer V1 Smile
Lavina

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26 Aug 2012 - 12:02 AM

Two beautiful images Ronnie,Well done..Lin

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27 Aug 2012 - 1:03 PM

Not happy with these, I'd be over the moon if they were mine. You are your harshest critic Ronnie and I see nothing wrong with these at all, they are up to your usual consistently high standards that you've set on here over the years.

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