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This was taken about three weeks ago not far from where I live in Rotherham. The sun flowers were growing in a maize field which is grown as a cover crop specifically for game-shooting.

Hit F11 if you view large

Tone mapped one exposure in Photomatix
F13@ 1/4sec
ND Grad
Raw ISO 500 (forgot to change it)
Tripod


Cheers for looking.

Mark.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:24-105 L @ 24
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Reaching For The Sun
Username:MarkT MarkT
Uploaded:4 Oct 2007 - 11:44 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Maize, Rotherham, Stone, Sun flowers, Sunrise
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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 11:51 AM

Great colors and sky!
Ty

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 12:13 PM

Lovely shot.Well found.
When ever i`ve stopped for sunflowers they`ve always been stragly closeup---and a good sky to go with it.

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 12:24 PM

The yellows look really good contrasting with the green. The suns rays look good peeking through too

Sean

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 12:52 PM

Nicely done mate, love the sun just poking through too.

Paul

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 12:54 PM

Thanks folks - worth the bollocking from the farmer for scaring his pheasants Wink

Mark.

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RationAssasin
4 Oct 2007 - 12:59 PM

Great capture, love the colours and the subject matter. Well done.
Cheers Colin

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caotiquemind
4 Oct 2007 - 12:59 PM

Absolutely stunning work.

Noe

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 - 1:04 PM

Terrific. John.

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User_Removed
4 Oct 2007 - 1:08 PM

Just superb Mark, really top quality image.

Regards
Dave

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Scoff_Too
Scoff_Too  7
4 Oct 2007 - 1:09 PM

Super Shot Smile Wonderful colours.
Lorraine

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GaryR
GaryR  71348 forum posts England
4 Oct 2007 - 1:25 PM

Really nice. The colours are beautiful.

Gary.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 1:31 PM

Great colour and comp love the detail

Brian.................................

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FredF
FredF  7 France
4 Oct 2007 - 1:34 PM

Lovely lansdcape, great colours and subject.

Fred

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 - 1:44 PM

Superb composition, good colours and love the sky

Graeme

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culturedcanvas

Quality shot. Impact straight from the thumb!

Dan

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Mike Gray
Mike Gray  10382 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 - 2:17 PM

This is nice Mark.

Mike

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 2:18 PM

Fabulous image. Absolutely gorgeous.
Martin

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 2:35 PM

Cheers folks.

Mark

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davidcollins
davidcollins e2 Member 9103 forum postsdavidcollins vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 2:49 PM

a cracking shot.

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LongDucDong
4 Oct 2007 - 3:11 PM

Proud to be the 30th! Superb shot!

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 3:45 PM

A really cracking image.
Love the colours,light and sky.



~Alley~

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
4 Oct 2007 - 4:05 PM

Terrific shot!

Jouko

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
4 Oct 2007 - 5:57 PM

lovely all the way through

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GalleryGirl
4 Oct 2007 - 9:00 PM

Stunning capture and sky. Marilyn x

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 9:07 PM

Thanks for the comments/clicks folks. Smile

Mark.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2007 - 11:00 PM

I really like this one Mark - I haven't seen any sunflowers this year at all Sad
I like the close-up of the flower in the fg and then the rest receeding into the distance - beautiful colour all round - excellent work!

Sez *

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csr  7 England
4 Oct 2007 - 11:25 PM

Cracking shot well done
Chris

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Eric_Hendershot

Nicely spotted & captured, Mark. Well done!

Eric

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 7:46 AM

Too colourful by half for Rotherham Smile

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 8:39 AM

Lol, Dave if I moved my camera 90° to the left you would be able to to see Maltby pit (still working), and just out of the shot is my pet whippet Wink

Mark.

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 8:40 AM

Pits and whippets ..... Eeeee how you Northener's live.

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keith_yorkie
5 Oct 2007 - 9:43 AM

superb Mark!!!!

Keith....

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chesh  1045 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Oct 2007 - 12:18 PM

Top shot Mark,
Dave

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 1:53 PM

nice one Mark

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2007 - 10:02 PM

Excellent, well done on the EC

rob

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2007 - 9:06 AM

Congrat's Mark!

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2007 - 9:24 AM

Wow - cheers Pete! Smile Smile Smile

Mark.

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Ian_Sweet  892 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2007 - 8:48 PM

Awesome mate, many congrats on ya EC.

Regards

Ian...

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rusmi
rusmi  1035 forum posts Italy1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2007 - 8:54 PM

congrats on the EC, you got already 3 in a few weeks, well done!

TOM

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martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2007 - 9:59 PM

Well done again Mark, your 3rd now....and all for very different images.

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2007 - 11:42 PM

One of th ebest sunflower shots I've seen in a long time, congrats on the EC jane

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S_Boulding
7 Oct 2007 - 9:22 AM

thats stunningly good

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2007 - 9:51 AM

That's a beauty Mark & so deserving of an EC,well done!
Janet

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2007 - 11:21 AM

Thanks folks, I'm chuffed to bits with the comments/clicks and the EC of course Smile

Mark.

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pacman
pacman  1029 forum posts Ireland
7 Oct 2007 - 6:43 PM

superb

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AidanT  749 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Oct 2007 - 7:04 PM

Great HDR image

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2007 - 7:17 PM

Thanks Pacman, Aidan and the clickers Smile

Mark.

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willf1  951 forum posts
9 Oct 2007 - 11:44 AM

Lovely, punchy colours. A thumbs up from me.

Tony

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 12:01 PM

Thanks Tony.

Mark.

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Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 1:29 PM

Thiss is sweet mark and is well deserving of the EC..
The colour and the comp of the flowers is sublime imho and petes called this one right on the nose with the award

Dave

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2007 - 11:41 AM

Cheers Dave, appreciate your comments Smile

Mark.

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MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2007 - 8:41 PM

Well done on the EC, Mark - - happy to get you one nearer the ton!! Smile

Fran xx

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2007 - 9:11 PM

Cheers Fran - it's now got the most votes in my PF Wink

Mark.

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Gaz_H  8150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 10:43 PM

Amazing shot there Mark - just magical. Congrats on the EC. Very well deserved.

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2007 - 6:51 PM

Cheers Gaz Smile

Mark.

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sugarbird  10223 forum posts South Africa
16 Oct 2007 - 6:38 PM

Superb

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2007 - 8:31 PM

Cheers Jill - my first ever photo with 100 clicks!

SmileSmileSmile

Mark.

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TanyaBright
29 Oct 2007 - 12:40 AM

Beautiful image. Congrats on EC.
Tanya

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2007 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Tanya Smile

Mark.

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Kassia
Kassia  6 United States
19 Nov 2007 - 1:56 PM

This is really gorgeous.

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2007 - 4:38 PM

Cheers Kassia.

Mark.

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Skye24Blue
16 Jun 2008 - 3:30 PM

That's one amazing shot, Mark. Perfect!!!
Mac

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