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Happy new year to you all Smile
hope you had a better holiday than me. for those who wonder why I haven't been out with the camera much: done with 70% of my stocktake now.. but then tomorrow we'll have the full crew again so it should go faster. Spent most of the morning changing the VAT in my invoices, price lists etc.

here is a photo from Sunday morning.. just after the rain in my favourite hunting ground. no bugs now, hardly a bird but still even now nature looks good.

many thanks for the mod to Martin. He and Brian are absolutely right about the dust. Yes I know photoshop although LR4 does the leveling for me. I noticed a colour shift in his mod which was not corresponding to the real light but the contrast was a definitely better.
Also big thanks for all your kind wishes and votes. Netta certainly wins the prize for the most unusual new year's wish.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikkor 135 1:2 DC Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2013 - 12:31 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:rainy sparkle
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:1 Jan 2014 - 10:56 PM
Tags:Bokeh, Flowers & plants, Rain, Water, Wildlife / nature
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 10:59 PM

supreme bokeh and details to die for! Loving this!

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 11:09 PM

May as well start off 2014 with jewels like this, Annette.
Good job - don't work too hard.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 11:33 PM

Lets hope the weather changes Annette, hope you a good holiday and all the best for 2014 Smile
Ron

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Badgerfred
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1 Jan 2014 - 11:52 PM

Happy New Year Annette, lovely image,
Fred.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 11:55 PM

As an ex main dealer sales manager I appreciate the joys of stock taking. Lovely to see your still able to take excellent pictures. Grin Peter. My parts manager hated taking stock.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 11:58 PM

Beautifully observed and taken Annette.
Wishing you a more relaxed time after all this stocktaking.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
2 Jan 2014 - 12:51 AM

Perfectly focused and composed!

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ukgubbi
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2 Jan 2014 - 1:05 AM

Well observed and presented. lovely

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 1:15 AM

No bugs or birds but still a lovely image. - gary

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 1:52 AM

Nature's own jewels......wonderful!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 2:15 AM

A beautiful image and one that so many would never have spotted as a potential subject, me finks, Annette.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
R.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 4:34 AM

Gorgeous SmileSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Jan 2014 - 5:48 AM

Oh how we need those drops here Annette !! Heatwave conditions here - but I still prefer this to freezing cold and wet weather Smile A really lovely imageGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 6:21 AM

Beautifully captured, Annette, we too have no bugs around at present, I think they're hiding from the abnormal amount of rain we are experiencing this winter. Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 7:01 AM

Beautiful subtle colours, lovely composition and a nice wet sparkle. I don't think that I will be able to resist a mod though.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 7:32 AM

Like little pearls....

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DicksPics
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2 Jan 2014 - 8:08 AM

Beautiful colours and detail!
Richard

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 8:15 AM

Good mod..........gives the image more POP...............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 8:38 AM

A most beautiful image, the bokeh and selective focusing making for a wonderful dreamy thought evoking composition which works so very, very well Annette.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 8:48 AM

A lovely image AnnetteSmileIt wont take you long again until you finished stock take.
I used to have to do that when I worked in Woolworth many yrs ago,And I remember some one coming in and say "why don't you use carbon paper and keep the copy for next time" not as simple as that is it.Smile
NettaSmileSmileSmileSmile

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tonyng
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2 Jan 2014 - 9:20 AM

Nature's own sparkles.
Happy New Year.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 440 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 9:59 AM

Beautiful image for 2014. The light and mood are lovely.
Alun

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WhiteRose1
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2 Jan 2014 - 10:44 AM

Shine bright like a diamond as Rihanna sang Smile The dof accentuates the effect.

Happy New Year, Annette, all the best for 2014.

Dave

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digital_boi
2 Jan 2014 - 11:39 AM

love the dof excellent Annette

Graham

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 11:50 AM

very lovely image.
Happy New Year to you.

B. Smile

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achieverswales
2 Jan 2014 - 12:50 PM

Natures decorations photographed beautifully Annette.

Regards

Trev.

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Maiwand
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2 Jan 2014 - 3:49 PM

Lovely capture Annette. Dont work too hard!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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2 Jan 2014 - 4:01 PM

Happy New Year!

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tomcat
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2 Jan 2014 - 6:20 PM

So simple Annette, but so effective

The only VAT's over there are the ones you splosh about in with the grapesWink

Adrian

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2 Jan 2014 - 9:03 PM

Sparkling - lovely.Smile

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2 Jan 2014 - 10:04 PM

Lovely shot Annette. Happy New Year. Cathy

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4660 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 3:22 PM

Gorgeous shot !!......lovely & sparkly !!

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Mototaur
Mototaur  126 forum posts England
4 Jan 2014 - 3:27 PM

Very pretty. Natural jewels

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2014 - 4:25 PM

The raindrops with the light reflected in them sparkle like tiny jewels in this eyecatching images. Natures beauty perfectly captured on camera

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