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I can honestly say I have not taken that many images that have wowed me so much as the image above. Simple it might be but I just loved the way the separation from the background makes the flower stand out but yet the landscape is there for all to see. I was out with both my cameras and had the 5D and 17-40L on the tripod whilst I "messed about" with the 50D and the 55-250 IS lens....it's this 2nd combination that has nailed this shot.
I include the shooting details as I was quite surprised that F10 could give this effect. When people say its straight out of the camera most people nod and say ok whilst think, oh ye...I have tweaked the levels and applied some sharpening but that is about it and if it prints off like this I will be very happy....

Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Shooting Date/Time 17/05/2010 16:24:55
Owner's Name TheValleyWalker
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/400
Av( Aperture Value ) 10.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1/3
ISO Speed 100
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Focal Length 109.0mm
Image Size 4752x3168
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 55-250 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Candid Canola
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:19 May 2010 - 12:20 AM
Tags:Canola, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Rape seed oil
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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 12:47 AM

Totally agree! I absolutely love the way the flower stalk in the foreground is sharp and clear against the muted background. Excellent work, Patti

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pankaj_dutta
19 May 2010 - 3:42 AM

I love this well done.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 6:24 AM

nice light on your fg rape, and do agree that the bg works by being there but OOF. i would be tempted to tidy the fg stragglers before printing.lesley

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 6:46 AM

Wonderful image,very crisp and the DOF excellent and as you mention sets the subject off a treat !! Very well taken image...

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 7:48 AM

wonderful detail cracking colour love the bg a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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andy210966
19 May 2010 - 7:50 AM

Excellent isolation Alan - a striking and vibrant shot.

Andy

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Alan_Coles
19 May 2010 - 7:53 AM


Quote: Nice light on your fg rape, and do agree that the bg works by being there but OOF. i would be tempted to tidy the fg stragglers before printing.lesley

Thansk for the advice & mod Lesley...much appreciated.

Looks like this is *tumbleweed time* as some on here would say but thems the breaks I supppose...I like innit Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 8:06 AM

great work and final result

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 8:35 AM

Excellent exposure,well taken.
Tom.

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
19 May 2010 - 9:03 AM

Excellent image, Great detail & work-------Gary

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 9:56 AM

excellent - love the way you have isolated the one bloom

Linda

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 10:11 AM

Great isolated bloom and love the shapes created by the bg. Ann

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful light and colour with excellent dof.
Steve.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 12:15 PM

excellent use DOF, and the light is really amazing.

regards
Yung

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 1:01 PM

Love it !!

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Silverzone
19 May 2010 - 1:46 PM

Love the Dof. Sylvia

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 2:19 PM

I can fully understand your pleasure at this result Alan. I too would be delighted if it were mine. I have only one comment---- if you can do this well with a Canon think what you could do with a Nikon ( just for a laugh my friend )!!!
Ron

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 6:20 PM

I like it too Al, great use of DOF and composition.
Gazzawalker Smile

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Alan_Coles
19 May 2010 - 6:45 PM


Quote: I like it too Al, great use of DOF and composition.
Gazzawalker

Though shalt now be known as The Reverend Walker Smile

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
19 May 2010 - 7:55 PM

Good 'un Al and I didn't know you had a 5D as well. I is impressed.

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2010 - 10:12 PM

Like it alot.

Simon.

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