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I've learned a lot the past few days re definition of an abstract {thank you Willie(banehawi)}
and enjoyed and was inspired by mods done to my Riverside Museum images.
My goodness we can learn a lot on this site.
Special thanks to Billy for User Award and to all who voted for Boat Abstract
which wasn't strictly speaking an abstract at all!!
Today an Ox-Eye Daisy image with a bit of bokeh texture added.
Hope you all have good week ahead.
Kate

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jul 2013 - 1:46 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Searching for Light
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:29 Jul 2013 - 12:15 AM
Tags:Bokeh, Flowers & plants, Manipulated, Nature, Ox-Eye Daisies, Texture
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 12:35 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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AnnJ
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29 Jul 2013 - 1:04 AM

Just lovely Kate. Ann.

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 349 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 1:46 AM

Cool pov Kate, love the tone. A super image..........very nice work again.

Paul.

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Benlib
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29 Jul 2013 - 1:59 AM

The bokeh pumps it up. Like the simplicity of this abstract. Enjoyed it.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 4:43 AM

Nice work Kate. Well done.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 5:52 AM

A beautiful image, Kate. Carol

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma e2 Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 6:14 AM

Astunning beauty nice composition vry well captured.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:09 AM

Well done Kate - and the bokeh works well.
Ann

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:15 AM

This is so beautiful Kate,I like it.
I often think that the back of some flowers are nice and we always take a photo of the front side.
NettaSmileSmileSmileSmile

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:22 AM

Great DOF and bokeh together with lovely toning make it delicate and beautiful, Kate. Well done!

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barbarahirst
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29 Jul 2013 - 7:28 AM

Looking good

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:29 AM

Works well Kate, especially with the solitary in focus bloom

Adrian

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 2406 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:55 AM

I love this Kate the toning works really well GrinGrinGrin

Rod

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 8:30 AM

Your low POv and the light makes this an excellent shot, Kate.
Very well done.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 29 Jul 2013 - 8:30 AM

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Like this a lot, the rising diagonals convey hope, aspirations, optimism. It's dynamic, there's a sense of movement in breeze. The toning is attractive, but a bit sombre - I'd like to see a little bit more brightness and contrast, not to spoil the atmosphere but to lighten the sky a little and let the white of the central daisy sing out more clearly.
One other detail - the thin dark stroke in the frame is good, but I'd get rid of the little sharp bits of cut-off leaves rising from the base line, just a bit left of centre. They drag my eye downwards, when the real direction here is upwards.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 29 Jul 2013 - 8:34 AM

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Caziwinkles
29 Jul 2013 - 8:44 AM

Love the lighting here Kate - my eye is drawn instantly to the brighter foremost daisy in an upward glance so this composition definitely works. Would look lovely on a wall. Smile

Carol

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:21 AM

A lovely image, Kate well thought out and presented.

Ray

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 10:17 AM

One of your very best Kate. The low point of view allowing one to enjoy this superb composition from a perspective one would not normally find. The detail throughout is wonderfully crisp and well defined, whilst your choice of processing adds to the charm and appeal so very much.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 10:28 AM

Excellent Kate, a great image, well capturedSmile


Cliff

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WesternRed
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:15 AM

A nice angle and good Bokeh effect with the light showing through the middle flower.
Giving it an overall softness. Well done Kate.
WesternRed.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 11:32 AM

This is really pretty.

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digital_boi
29 Jul 2013 - 11:57 AM

like this a lot Kate very well done

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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29 Jul 2013 - 12:27 PM

Very arty, Kate.

Dave

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mikbee
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29 Jul 2013 - 1:19 PM

I do prefer my flowers when they have a bit of a ''grotty'' look to them Kate !!
A nice look to these ones here.
Mick.

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jackyp
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29 Jul 2013 - 5:12 PM

Truly beautiful Kate, love the soft tones and bokeh Wink

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myrab
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29 Jul 2013 - 6:34 PM

This is lovely Kate, the colour tones are lovely.

Myra

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:33 PM

I find this very restful Kate - nice gentle shape and tones.
Joan.

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29 Jul 2013 - 7:48 PM

I love this Kate!
Carol

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marktc
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:54 PM

Simply superb Kate

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Michaela_Solway
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:23 PM

I like the colour of the bokeh & the angle of the flowers, super back lighting & nicely presented.. One of your best.. Very pleasing image


Yes, more kayaks to come Wink
Michaela

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 8:03 AM

Yes, V2 works better for me, the light is cleaner-looking (as is the frame at the bottom!). Thanks for the pm.
Moira

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BIGRY1
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30 Jul 2013 - 8:34 PM

Very simple but very effective. The brighter V2 has the edge for meWinkGrin
Ryan

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Potra
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2 Aug 2013 - 3:07 AM

Splendid image, Kate. It is adorable!
M

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 5:32 PM

This in my opinion is one of my favourites of your Kate.
On this occasion number 2 nails it.

It has "PRINT ME LARGE " all over it.

Aidan,,

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