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Also known as the Cape Primrose, this specimen was shot indoors yesterday again using available daylight at the window, reflected light from white card and with black card for b/g. I thought of cloning out the pot but decided against it.

I'm not certain what you will make of it! Sometimes I look at it and like it, then at others I'm not so sure. So any comments either way will be completely acceptable.

(PS. This plant can be easily propagated by taking a single leaf, popping it in water for two or three weeks by which time it will have developed roots, then potting up. This specimen was propagated in this way only last September)

Details: ISO 200, 1/6 sec. at f/ 25.0 with Exp. Bias of -1.67. Colour balance was set at 7690K to get most accurate colours, but even at that increasing the blue very slightly on the flowers selectively was required.

Many thanks to all who took interest in "Superstar", and a special thanks to both "andylea" and "digital_boi" for their UAs.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 24-120mm. at 90mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:"Streptocarpus"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:12 Aug 2010 - 12:06 AM
Tags:And, Available, Cape primrose, Daylight, Flowers & plants, Indoor shot, Light, Mauve, Only., Pot plant, Reflected, Streptocarpus
Votes:71

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ironman
ironman  5
12 Aug 2010 - 12:09 AM

Great lighting.Crisp leaf detail.Nice work.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 12:11 AM

Good morning Ronnie, what a lovely colour and the detail is spot on a beautiful capture.

Hugh

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 12:13 AM

Ronnie you take such beautiful floral images and you make it sound so easy, the lighting is perfect and the colour is so very eye catching. - gary

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 12:18 AM

Great shot Ronnie, used to grow these years ago.

David

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debu
debu  4 India
12 Aug 2010 - 12:43 AM

Lovely image with beautiful detail and colour.
debu

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 12:47 AM

No need to clone out the pot Ronnie,it is fine as it is.
Good contrast in colours with the green and blue.
Good write up too.Now I am away for the dictionary to find out what that propogated means !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 12:55 AM

good morning ronnie
i dont know how you manage to get the lighting so spot on brilliant detail and wonderful colurs make this capture a real beauty Wink
andy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 12:55 AM

Just love the colour - my top favourite in Streptocarpus in fact! Have 7 of these, all from 1 leaf, as it's possible to cut across and make quite a number of new plants by potting up all the small sections! What cheap-skates we are!!! Anyway, love the image. Have tried several times to capture this lovely plant and never been happy with my results, so quite envious!

Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 1:19 AM

Stunningly finished! Are you making a book?

Jennnnn

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Imagephotographics

Morning Ronnie - beautiful image with wonderful colour and lovely light & thanks for the tip !

Chris

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Daisymaye
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12 Aug 2010 - 2:06 AM

Beautiful image Ronnie. Lovely light and colour........Sandy

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lesliea
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12 Aug 2010 - 2:19 AM

Beautiful image great colours and light, well captured.
Allen,

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CherryMartin
12 Aug 2010 - 3:04 AM

Outstanding image.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 6:38 AM

A wonderful image, Ronnie, perfect light, great colour, and I like the inclusion of the pot. Very well captured and presented. Carol

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 - 6:50 AM

A fabulous capture, Ronnie, nothing wrong with the pot being included, a very well captured and presented image.
Roy

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polly470
polly470 e2 Member 525 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 6:54 AM

Ronnie - this is stunning - I think the glow is simply beautiful and the backlight and detail is superb...!
Pauline

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 7:00 AM

A top class shot Ronnie - the detail is pin sharp and the colour contrast of the flowers against the black bg makes it leap out

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Rock
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12 Aug 2010 - 8:07 AM

Well worth staying up to the witching hour to enter this shot.

Rock

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barbarahirst
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12 Aug 2010 - 8:15 AM

What wonderful colours
Great image

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TonyWatson
12 Aug 2010 - 9:02 AM

Excellent work Ronnie
Doc

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 9:15 AM

perfectly lit and beautifully presented. You do these so very well Ronnie

Linda

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 9:58 AM

What more can be said Ronnie - Linda (Mynett) has put it perfectly and I am in full agrement.
Joan.

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jaktis
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12 Aug 2010 - 11:20 AM

A lovely presentation

Peter

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Herge88
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12 Aug 2010 - 11:25 AM

Love the lighting in this, nice presentation too.

Best Matt

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digital_boi
12 Aug 2010 - 11:43 AM

excellent lighting Ronnie the whole thig just glows excellent work click

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mrjt  8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 - 1:09 PM

Ronnie, This is one of your best images to date in my opinion...Jack

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TyChee
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12 Aug 2010 - 1:46 PM

Wonderful color and lighting!
Ty

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tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 1:49 PM

perfect color and light!
Thomas

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pamelajean
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12 Aug 2010 - 2:22 PM

I like it because it looks so natural.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 2:24 PM

What a stunning colour. A top quality image, Ronnie, very beautifully lit. Agree that it works with the plant pot left in. Top quality as always.
TrevB Smile

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TerryMcK
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12 Aug 2010 - 2:39 PM

Good work here, Ronnie.
Terry

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gabriel_flr
12 Aug 2010 - 2:45 PM

Superb and natural colour and great contrast with the black background Ronnie! It was a good idea to use a small apperture getting depth over the whole flower.
gabriel

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12 Aug 2010 - 2:48 PM

Beautiful detail/color and dof here Ronnie,
Geoff.

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jim5955
jim5955  5 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 - 3:34 PM

Great colour and detail

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WindowonWildlife
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12 Aug 2010 - 6:50 PM

Stunning Ronnie,the detail and colours are just wonderful...

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Dave_Holdham
12 Aug 2010 - 7:11 PM

Beautiful image, well captured

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
12 Aug 2010 - 7:57 PM

Beautiful colours,it looks stunning against that black background.

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
12 Aug 2010 - 8:07 PM

Superb Ronnie Smile
Julie

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pluckyfilly
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12 Aug 2010 - 8:10 PM

in this instance the pot doesnt matter a jot as its such a beautiful shot anyways with good colour and detail

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bluetitblue
12 Aug 2010 - 8:53 PM

Good colours nice shot.

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
12 Aug 2010 - 9:18 PM

perfection ! gill

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UBOAT
UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
12 Aug 2010 - 10:50 PM

Wow amazing picture Ronnie. Perfect colour and lighting and amazing detail.

connor

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2010 - 4:23 AM

Morning Ronnie,
When I saw the title I thought it was some kind of disease....lol, and find it is a fascinating plant instead, you have photographed it beautifully as usual, and IMHO there is no need for any misgivings, I agree with those speaking positively about the inclusion of the flowerpots rim!
Rgds., Jim

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13 Aug 2010 - 7:54 AM

Looks perfect to me Ronnie, the colour is beautiful and the reality makes me feel I can smell these Primrose from here.

Dougie

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17 Aug 2010 - 7:52 PM

Lovely image. Great lighting detail and colour......Derek

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20 Aug 2010 - 10:16 PM

A beautifully arranged and presented image Ronnie. I'd never heard of streptocarupus before today, it sounds more like a muscle that a sportsman might damage than a flower!

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