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I was lucky to catch the magnolias at all this year... I'd been closely following their progress in the "Volksgarten" park here in Duesseldorf for a couple of weeks and managed to knacker my dodgy ankle again just as they were coming good! Happily though, thanks to my best beloved managing to find a parking space within hobbling distance of the appropriate entrance to the park, I did manage a session after all - and surprised myself at the range of shots I managed to get from a single point! Wink

This particular one was taken with my telephoto lens and I cropped it to square format because I felt it suited the shapes involved. I love how magnolias so flamboyantly announce spring with their masses of flowers and really like how the remaining petals of this flower seem to protect the heart of it while opening up to the emerging leaf and welcoming the progress of the season...

Technical details:
Exposure: ISO 200, 1/320th sec. @f6.3
PS Elements: "Darken highlights" colour curve applied, distracting blemishes cloned out/removed via healing brush, cropped to square format. Sharpened/bordered/framed.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon 70 - 200 mm L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Magnolia
Username:CathyI CathyI
Uploaded:4 May 2011 - 7:38 PM
Tags:Close-up, Flowers & plants, Green, Leaf, Macro, Magnolia, Pink, Seasons, Spring, White
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RickFreid
RickFreid  3 United States
4 May 2011 - 7:41 PM

Beautiful!

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
4 May 2011 - 7:51 PM

excellent detail
Tammy

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2011 - 7:51 PM

Thanks very much!

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2011 - 8:34 PM

Superb Cathy.!!!!!
Alvar

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cabbie
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4 May 2011 - 9:27 PM

Spot on well done

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

Thanks very much!

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Len1950
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5 May 2011 - 9:55 AM

A beautiful image with the centre nice and sharp.

Len

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CathyI
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5 May 2011 - 10:22 AM

Thanks very much!

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PhillipMinnis
PhillipMinnis e2 Member 485 forum postsPhillipMinnis vcard Australia4 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 12:06 PM

What a stunning magnolia image! Beautifully presented! Top notch!


Cheers

Phil

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4392 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 4:30 PM

Superb & beautiful close-up !.....nice arrangement within the frame, & the detailing on those central, er, 'thingy's' (?), is spot on....1st class !

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 5:00 PM

Thanks very much!

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 7:10 PM

Wonderful detail....be careful of those ankles Smile

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Thanks very much, and I'll do my best! Smile

Last Modified By CathyI at 5 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53469 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2011 - 3:12 PM

Very nice image of the life cycle of a magnolia Smile

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CathyI
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9 May 2011 - 5:02 PM

Thanks!

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gixxergirl46
9 May 2011 - 5:32 PM

simply stunning work...

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2011 - 7:09 PM

Thank you very much!

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