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Unless seeking a floral shot backlit, I try to avoid harsh direct sunlight and yesterday's late afternoon dull overcast suited capture of this Rhododendron.

My thanks to all who took the time to comment on Design Perfection.....your attention is much appreciated.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:75mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
Title:"Rhododendron"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:31 May 2012 - 12:04 AM
Tags:Dull overcast light., Flowers & plants, Rhododendron
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:175
Unique Views:72

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 12:07 AM

Lovely shape pattern and colour in this flower and taken with your usual expertise Ronnie. - gary

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achieverswales
31 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

Overcast is better Ronnie, used to pray for that when I was doing weddings, love the composition with excellent DOF and sharp as a pin on main subject.

Regards

Trev.

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mikbee
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31 May 2012 - 12:21 AM

Brought out the colours well being dull and overcast Ronnie.
And that is the weather forecast for the next few days !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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sweetpea62
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31 May 2012 - 12:35 AM

You have captured the colours so well Ronnie,a lovely image..Lin

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Irishkate
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31 May 2012 - 1:00 AM

This is excellent. You've got superb camera skills.
Do you judge competitions?
KateGrin

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ElmsArt
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31 May 2012 - 1:07 AM

Beautiful detail, colour and presentation.

Jackie

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 3:09 AM

As Para Handy would say........chust sublime Ronnie!
Rgds., Jim
PS> Be warned, we're sending some lousy weather your way, lots of rain and low to very low temps., we even had a frost warning the other night!

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Ade_Osman
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31 May 2012 - 3:35 AM

Not as good as some of your other images perhaps Ronnie, but these ain't the easiest flowers to shoot well.....

Ade

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samarmishra
31 May 2012 - 5:08 AM

Hi Ronnie, this is again an excellent shot of the purple coloured Rhododendron. Very well taken and presented ..

Samar..

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 6:52 AM

Lovely shot Ronnie, excellent use of dof.

Glyn

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SUE118
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31 May 2012 - 7:04 AM

A beauty indeed.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 7:34 AM

Great arrangement sitting on a bed of its leaves and the lighting is spot on. Paul

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 7:41 AM

wonderful comp ronnie brilliant colours and detail a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
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31 May 2012 - 7:42 AM

Interesting that nature has a pink/orange colour clash! I like the shape of the frame, Ronnie, the main flower echoed by the de-focussed one rear right, and the flower sitting on the leaves looks good, with the leaves extending towards the secondary flower. The brown stalks on the left? they do catch the eye a bit.

Dave

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Lillian
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31 May 2012 - 7:50 AM

Like the image just there to see also in the background Ronnie
another splendid shot and again always so sharp
Lillian

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canonfan
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31 May 2012 - 8:05 AM

A splendid shot Ronnie. The dull and overcast light certainly helps to capture the colours of this beauty
Jim

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:17 AM

The soft overcast brings out the colour to perfection Ronnie, these foreign flowers bloom across Scotland in profusion in places, love them or hate them they have wonderful colour.

Dougie

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NaturesHaven
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31 May 2012 - 8:18 AM

Looks good.........at the Woodhall Spa Hotel in Lincolnshir they have wonderful Rhododendrons all around the grounds, when they are in full bloom the colour is spectacular.TongueTongueTongue

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johnjo58
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31 May 2012 - 8:40 AM

Classic Ronnie
David

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digital_boi
31 May 2012 - 8:48 AM

light was spot on for this on Ronnie the harshness but very welcome sunshine of late made shots for me very difficult ...love the colour of this Rhododendron. Fine sharp detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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31 May 2012 - 8:55 AM

Unusual colour! As you say rightly, the light is ideal for those suble shade of pink.
A fine floral composition.

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CaroleS
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31 May 2012 - 8:57 AM

Good dof Ronnie, perfect light for these lovely rhododendrons - Carole

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mashwood10
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31 May 2012 - 9:20 AM

One of my favourite flowers to photograph. Beautiful colour Ronnie.

Pam GrinGrin

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morpheus1955
31 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

Lovely image Ronnie, gorgeous colour and excellent detail.

Hugh

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geffers7
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31 May 2012 - 10:39 AM

Colourful and crisp Ronnie.
Geoff

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AnnChown
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31 May 2012 - 1:02 PM

The composition is wonderful with the oof flowers in the background echoing the grandeur of the main bloom. Just perfect!
Ann

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danbrann
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31 May 2012 - 1:26 PM

Perfect light for perfect colour Ronnie.

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Big_Beavis
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31 May 2012 - 1:48 PM

Lovely shot Ronnie.
My favourite time is between 7 and 8 and sometimes later, I really like the lighting then. (unless it's raining Wink ).

David

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TrevBatWCC
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31 May 2012 - 2:56 PM

And it's even more overcast today...and wet! Sad A very well composed and framed shot, Ronnie, beautifully lit as always, love those colours Smile
Trev Smile

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Billyray
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31 May 2012 - 3:48 PM

Excellent detail, colour and composition Ronnie. Its a cracking shot.
Ray

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pluckyfilly
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31 May 2012 - 5:11 PM

gerat colour Ronnie

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hasslebladuk
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31 May 2012 - 5:32 PM

What stunning detail Ronnie and the colour is amazing
mike

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tomcat
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31 May 2012 - 6:05 PM

Good to see it spelt correctly for a changeWink

A gorgeous bloom Ronnie


Adrian

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moiral
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31 May 2012 - 6:42 PM

Beautiful shot of this Rhodi, good dof and like the other ones in the bg. Loads in the woods across from me, but they are just starting to open. Moira

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jaktis
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31 May 2012 - 6:49 PM

Well done, you brought up the details well

Peter

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lifesnapper
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31 May 2012 - 6:53 PM

This is a gorgeous one Ronnie, and so nicely Photographed.

John Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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31 May 2012 - 7:49 PM

Very nicely captured Ronnie.
Joan.

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pamelajean
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31 May 2012 - 8:37 PM

A real beauty, Ronnie.
I've been waiting for ages to get an overcast day, and today was the day, just a bit breezy. It works well, doesn't it.

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maryg
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31 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

The light obviously suited this image, perfectly captured Ronnie.

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Glostopcat
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3 Jun 2012 - 10:04 PM

What a gorgeous bloom Ronnie, so clear and colourful

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jujupops
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7 Jun 2012 - 6:28 PM

Another stunner Ronnie, the colours together are gorgeous
Julie

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Cliff1944
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16 Jun 2012 - 5:28 PM

Beautiful colours and detail. These flowers are in much better condition than ours.
Cliff

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