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Every Friday night I come past this lovely view, about a mile from home. But I wanted an interesting landscape, not a boring sunset Smile
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Many thanks for all your kind comments and votes for the little hairstreak

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Aug 2013 - 7:27 PM
Focal Length:80mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sun Set Flowers
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:9 Aug 2013 - 5:21 PM
Tags:Dordogne, L'échanleuil, Landscape / travel, Mareuil, Sainte Croix de mareuil, Sunflowers
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:04 PM

Wow! Beautiful, Annette.
Looks great. Maybe I would have brightened the flowers a little but nothing wrong with your interpretation.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2153 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:13 PM

I just love this as it isSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
9 Aug 2013 - 6:16 PM

wow stunning photos. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By christinecilia at 9 Aug 2013 - 6:16 PM

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:17 PM

incredible to see ....
A field of them
2 lovely shots

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:26 PM

Two great images Annette...I love the sky and clouds in V1.....nothing prettier than fields of sunflowers....well captured

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Aug 2013 - 6:28 PM

Now this is a stunner Annette !! Excellent photography here !

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:29 PM

First off I much prefer V1. The sky is subtler, and its ripples are echoed in the rippling sunflower heads. I like the early evening feel, but yes, I'd have added a bit of brightness and contrast to the flowers. They do still glow in low light, I think that's lacking here. Mod to follow.
Composition is spot on, it gives lots of individual little faces in the crowd. V2 has the conventional lead-in but I don't see the same character in it.
Moira

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:34 PM

Such wonderful reminders of our caravan holidays in France in the 80s, Annette!
Thank you.
Richard

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:51 PM

V2 for me Annette, but only by a whisker. I like the military lines of the sunflowers all saluting in the same direction and the way that the ones bottom right area brighter.

Yes there are lots of things at could be done with both images to creat new images out of them, but why?

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:57 PM


Quote: First off I much prefer V1. The sky is subtler, and its ripples are echoed in the rippling sunflower heads. I like the early evening feel, but yes, I'd have added a bit of brightness and contrast to the flowers. They do still glow in low light, I think that's lacking here. Mod to follow.
Composition is spot on, it gives lots of individual little faces in the crowd. V2 has the conventional lead-in but I don't see the same character in it.
Moira

Pretty much agree with these comments Annette. All in all I find V1 a very agreeable composition. I like it very much. Gets my award.GrinGrin
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:58 PM

Oh I love these fields of sunflowers
So beautiful and going for v2
Lillian

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doverpic
doverpic e2 Member 1doverpic vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 7:02 PM

V2 Fantastic image

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 7:33 PM

Two stunning shots Annette, love them both Smile
Jan

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32893 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:37 PM

Two stunningly beautiful images which remind me of the many wonderful times we had travelling through the heart of France especially in the Loire Valley and in particular Samur.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:46 PM

Strange to see sunflowers upstaged by the sky!
So I'd go along with brightening the flowers a little -
nevetheless these are wonderful images with a difference.
Viva la difference! Oh help is it Viva/vive/le/la?????
KateGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:56 PM

Two excellent versions, Annette. A lot of summer heat and lovely sky detail in v1, but I also like the clean fresh sky of v2. I think I might have spent a bit of time cloning out the telegraph pole in v2 but that's just me. UA for v2.


Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:53 PM

Ah, the glorious sunflower fields - so lovely to see such a cluster of them.Smile
Joan

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:34 PM

Thanks for the coordinates, found your place (or nearly) couldn't go down the lane..............very rural...........a bit like us....GrinGrin

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Michaela_Solway
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9 Aug 2013 - 9:35 PM

Simply stunning sunflower scenes.. Par excellence..Wink

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 1:08 AM

V1 for me Annette.
I just think it has a moodier look to it !!
Mick.

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iosatel
10 Aug 2013 - 2:33 AM

W o n d e r f u l !

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 10:08 AM

I see this often , but could not make presentable as this, great.

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
10 Aug 2013 - 3:19 PM

Both images are wonderful, but very different. Love the sky in V1. Two great landscapes. Ann.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 3:35 PM

You are lucky having fields of these beautiful flowers - moi, je prefere v2!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 10:30 PM

V1 is just glorious, Annette, and Moira's modification shows an improvement and more balance.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:35 AM

Fabulous, especially V1!
Rende

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 7:09 PM

Two wonderful images of rural France Annette, I think you should try your hand at landscapes more often if you can produce work as good as this

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
14 Aug 2013 - 7:15 AM

I love the light here!Smile
We have here a lot of fields with sunflowers, too
Regards Valery

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sandk
sandk  2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 9:59 AM

Cracking shot love the colours .

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 11:05 PM

What lovely composition Annette!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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