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Photographed by my patio window. I have lightened the background from the grey shade they so often are straight out of the camera.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jun 2013 - 4:37 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:2sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Nigella
Username:flowerpower59 flowerpower59
Uploaded:25 Jun 2013 - 7:48 AM
Tags:Blue, Close up/macro, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Flowers and plants, Love in a mist
Votes:27
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1025 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 8:02 AM

Fiona this is very simply stunning, I'm jumping in straight away with my UA and I suspect that it won't be the only one here.
Things that make it special - the clean light and the open background; the precision of those crazy squiggles at the centre of the flower. The tension of the two diagonals of stem and flower, relieved by all the other lines; the way the foreground green spikes drift into softness, enough for atmosphere but not enough to be a distraction; the way you've gone in close, at that oblique angle - it conveys optimism, but also questions, uncertainty.
I suspect that some people would prefer this a little darker on the petals, but it's about the light for me, first and foremost.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 25 Jun 2013 - 8:02 AM

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digital_boi
25 Jun 2013 - 12:15 PM

simply superb

Graham

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unniwilliams
25 Jun 2013 - 1:35 PM

top class in every way; clean, clear, composition, light and colours

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
25 Jun 2013 - 2:43 PM

Stunning! Beautifully lit.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 7:47 PM

Very pretty Fiona,that plain bg looks good against the pretty blue of the Nigella.
Enough detail on the flower,good colour & a drop of softness to the green bits.
Nicely done as this is a difficult flower to get a good composition on,knowing what to include or exclude as far as the greenery is concerned.......a bit like Gladiolii...where to stop ! Wink

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lblythe e2 Member 1lblythe vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 - 9:35 AM

Delicate and beautiful. Difficult to add a new slant on such a familiar subject but you done it and done it so well.
Linda

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