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Hybrid tea rose "National Trust" photographed in situ on the bush during a lull in yesterday's rain.
The background was untidy and the leaves on this bush were badly blighted with black spot, one of the few of our bushes so affected this year.
So the background had to go........hope the result still appeals.

Details: see EXIF.......... (NB. I always find these red roses difficult to capture, but after trying a variety of settings, I find reducing the Exposure Compensation to -2.00 seems to work well, allowing colour and textures to be recorded accurately)

My thanks to all who CandC'd on "The First Sweet Peas" and my special thanks to Graham {digital_boi}, Christopher {snag}, Robert {cabbie} and Jeannette {Starjadiz} for their User Awards...........4 for one image, a record for any of my shots. Thank you all so much.

Ronnie.

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:75mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-2.00
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:No
Title:"Raindrops Keep Falling........."
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:2 Aug 2011 - 12:06 AM
Tags:"National Trust", Digitally altered b/g., Flowers & plants, Hybrid tea, Raindrops, Rose
Votes:90

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 12:08 AM

Good morning Ronnie, what a beautiful rose, gorgeous colour and I love the water droplets.

Hugh

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 12:08 AM

good morning ronnie
wonderful colour brilliant detail and those rain drops set this off a treat a real gem top shot Wink
andy

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 12:17 AM

A beautiful rose, wonderful colour and yes the water droplets complete the picture..Lin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 12:20 AM

Super detail in the water droplets Ronnie.
Looks more like ice !!
Excellent close up.
Mick.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 12:22 AM

Lovely! 5 *****STARs.

Peter

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Daisymaye
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2 Aug 2011 - 12:23 AM

Beautifully captured with the raindrops Ronnie............Sandy

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
2 Aug 2011 - 12:42 AM

Beautiful image Ronnie lovely colour the black back ground sets off the red , well done.
Allen, Smile

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 12:48 AM

You've shown us shots of this rose before Ronnie and it's a real beauty. Superb colour rendition, and those raindrops to add sparkle. Marvellous.
Patrick

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 1:22 AM

For a minute, I thought the rose scent came from the photo, it was so real! Beautiful, Ronnie, and love the waterdrops.
Christina

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 1:22 AM

A gorgeous rain covered rose, so beautiful!
JEnnnnnnn

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 4:26 AM

Something to be said for rain when you get a cracking shot like this, Ronnie! Glorious colour and light and the alteration to the bg has really thrown the Rose details forward perfectly.

Ann

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digital_boi
2 Aug 2011 - 4:50 AM

The rain droplets always do the trick Ronnie and of course the black back ground to help push the image forward. Like yourself i struggle with reds most of the time.Yesterdays excellent image was well worth the 4 awards nice work again

Graham GrinGrinGrinGrin

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Aug 2011 - 5:02 AM

A beautiful presentation of this rose

Peter

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pascalg
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2 Aug 2011 - 5:37 AM

a beauty again Smile

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kirkoid
kirkoid  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:08 AM

Excellent detail and presentation.
Dave

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:26 AM

You see rain has more than one good purpose Ronnie, waters the flowers naturally and gives photographers these little jewels od water to adorn a wonderful rose. The setting is quite perfect, deserves a place in the arcade. Wink

Dougie

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jkennedy
jkennedy  8 Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:33 AM

Stunningly beautiful Ronnie, glorious detail and sharp as a tack. Perfectly presented. Deserves FAR more attention and an award. Great stuff.

Cheers,
Joe

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:34 AM

Very beautiful, Ronnie, the rain drops always enhance an image, like little jewels on a bed of velvet. Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:22 AM

Gorgeous shot and the rose is a lovely colour.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:32 AM

What a beautiful rose - very nicely captured Ronnie

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43598 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:48 AM

Doing away with the bg, (even if it had been OK) serves to focus our attention on the perfect details of the rose and the almost ice-like water droplets, Ronnie. A quality shot indeed.

Malc

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CaroleS
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2 Aug 2011 - 7:56 AM

A lovely rose and those raindrops add the sparkle. Carole

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geffers7
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2 Aug 2011 - 8:35 AM

Beautiful colour and detail Ronnie.
Geoff

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gingerdelight

In those circumstances, getting rid of the background was the only thing to do, and you have presented this wonderful rose beautifully.
Carol

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:04 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Morning Ronnie.

A great image of this rose and you have removed the background very well, something I hate doing. I agree about capturing reds. They often seem to blow out, If you shoot RAW it helps as the detail is usually still there, The camera LCD shows Jpeg IQ and isn't THAT accurate. The histogram being based on a generated Jpeg means that it can be influenced by things like contrast, saturation, picture styles, and the color space that has been set in-camera for Jpegs (sRGB or AdobeRGB).

In fact, the red channel (in the raw data) rarely clips on a typical DSLR with a normal daylight exposure, because the red sensitivity is very low (about 1.5 stops darker than green). If one was to reduce exposure till the red histogram no longer showed clipping, then the actual raw red channel would be very underexposed with a poor SNR. Result: noisy red flowers!

Here is a link to the complete article over at Luminous Landscape:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/optimizing_exposure.shtml

Regards Steve.

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Lillian
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2 Aug 2011 - 9:16 AM

Wonderful rose and with the raindrops there Ronnie it has given an extra feel of beauty
with the black background perfectGrin
Lillian

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spaceguy
spaceguy  7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 - 9:18 AM

What a perfect capture Ronnie, wonderful picture...Mal.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:22 AM

It looks so good Ronnie.

regards
Yung

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:25 AM

simply beautiful. and thanks for the hint with -2 compensation!!!

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Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:58 AM

Exquisite rose, Ronnie Smile

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achieverswales
2 Aug 2011 - 11:06 AM

Clasic rose capture Ronnie, nice one mate.

Regards

Trev.

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viscostatic
2 Aug 2011 - 11:29 AM

I agree Ronnie, a very difficult colour to capture correctly. Thanks for the advice. This is a beautiful result.

Phil.

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barbarahirst
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2 Aug 2011 - 11:59 AM

Those drops are like diamonds

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TrevBatWCC
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2 Aug 2011 - 12:00 PM


Quote: ...I always find these red roses difficult to capture...

Funny you should say that, Ronnie, I find photographing and processing poppies difficult. My Coming in to land to ages to get something like. If I desaturated the colours it brought back detail in the petals, but the colours looked wishy-washy. Increasing the saturation lost detail in the petals! Sad So, well done here, in getting this beautifully captured and presented, and like the raindrops, too, which enhance an already super image Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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2 Aug 2011 - 1:26 PM

More perfect beauty Ronnie.
Joan.

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 3:34 PM

Really stands out against the black b/g and great to see the water droplets, Ronnie.
Shell

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
2 Aug 2011 - 5:30 PM

A very beautiful shot Ronnie. I want to remove background from a shot, but haven't a clue what to do. Moira

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 5:34 PM

Mmmmmm.....a corker !.....just 'dripping' with quality ???????.WinkWink

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:59 PM

Another beautiful bloom Ronnie, you must have a fantastically colourful garden

Jackie

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beckybookins
2 Aug 2011 - 7:11 PM

Wonderful Rose Ronnie Grin

Becky

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:16 PM

Another superb shot Ronnie. Excellent detail and colour. Thanks for the tip re 'exposure compensation', I shall certainly be giving that a try.
Ray

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bromley-smith
2 Aug 2011 - 8:19 PM

A wonderful image Ronnie, excellent work.
Tony

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:31 PM

Quality shines through here again Ronnie, very interesting info from sherring re the the red channel,
Geoff.

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2 Aug 2011 - 9:10 PM


Quote: I find photographing and processing poppies difficult

I found poppies really difficult same as Trevor they looked ok'ish on screen but printed all the detail showed as red blobs - you did well with this beautiful rose shot

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MikeGreaves
2 Aug 2011 - 9:52 PM

Another stunning flower image,you do these so well,Ronnie Smile
Mike

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lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 3:54 AM

So beautiful and amazing capture. Fantastic!

Fred Grin

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Dilys
Dilys  3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2011 - 6:08 AM

Lovely image with beautiful colouring. Love the Black B/G, well presented
Kathy

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3 Aug 2011 - 10:42 AM

Bejewelled rose Ronnie ,lovely.

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
3 Aug 2011 - 5:50 PM

fantastic detail of this red beauty - a real stunner. Wonderful Ronnie
Tammy

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4 Aug 2011 - 11:37 PM

Lovely! What more to say? A

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Sybalan
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5 Aug 2011 - 11:32 AM

Beautiful rose, love the raindrops

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wolf1
wolf1  4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2011 - 7:22 AM

A very nice shot, love the raindrops and th background.
Andy

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7 Aug 2011 - 4:36 PM

Yup the isolation worked well and the raindrops add that little extra.

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Glostopcat
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8 Aug 2011 - 9:08 PM

Simply stunning Ronnie, such gorgeous colour and super presentation. The raindrops further enhance this top class image

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TraceyPaper
15 Oct 2011 - 9:48 AM

A truly beautiful shot Grin

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