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Here is what we hoped for for weeks!!
a bit of rain. took it with the 300mm in the set - aside, well pleased about the wet stuff. Slight vignette applied.


Many thanks to you all who commented and voted on the big brown flutterby Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:tamron sp adaptall 2 300mm f2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2012 - 11:34 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:a dream of summer rain
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:31 Aug 2012 - 12:32 PM
Tags:Cornflowers, Flowers & plants, Rain, Summer, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:77
Voters:LynneJoyce · mrswoolybill · morpheus1955 · Newdawei · woolybill1 · taggart · senn · ValeryAst · NaturesHaven · canonfan · barbarahirst · Cliff1944 · helenlinda · carper123 · PattiW · TanyaH · CaroleS · stuart1963 · Hazelmouse · NeilM · CarolG · marktc · christinecilia · andylea · digital_boi · pamelajean · SlowSong · Alan_Baseley · martin174 · Margaret101 · RonnieAG · twelvemegs · Niknut · gwynn56 · cabbie · geffers7 · Rapido57 · Skeet1Away · ChiliMan · Snapitt · Lillian · mikesmith · nutmeg66 · Arty · Maiwand · Herge88 · bryseab · WindowonWildlife · netta1234 · Irishkate · bricurtis · trev0re · AlanPerkins · saltireblue · buxton · Humblebee · EAS · jasonrwl · DalesLass · gajewski · aniamoore · WhiteRose1 · Deep_Bhatia · fentiger · pronabk · Mike_S · DanielD · Tynnwrlluniau · Tibetan · Badgerfred · elainebaker · Silverzone · cptdaniel · Philip_H · Glostopcat · MandyD · DicksPics ·
Views:237
Unique Views:98

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 12:35 PM

Stunning image.

You hoped for rain? You would have been welcome to the rain that has made this the wettest summer in 100 years over here! We are sick to death of rain.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1188 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 12:42 PM

Idyllic. soft light on wet grass and flowers.
If you want some rain, we have some to spare...
Moira

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:00 PM

An astonishingly beautiful meadow-- love how you processed this!

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senn
senn Plus Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:00 PM

nice view ..

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
31 Aug 2012 - 1:00 PM

You take amazingly beautiful photos of wild flowers! I want to say it is very beautiful!Smile


Regards Valery

Last Modified By ValeryAst at 31 Aug 2012 - 1:01 PM

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:09 PM

We've had nothing but rain this summer.............rain rain go away............it is nice sunny today.........GrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 1:18 PM

A beautiful and colourful display of these wildflowers Annette. You have captured them well
Jim

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barbarahirst
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31 Aug 2012 - 1:31 PM

such happy colours ... for me

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:51 PM

How lovely to have rain at last - adds a freshness to the colours here SmileSmile
Helen

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3194 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:53 PM

Luv it Annette, very creative and colourful, love the dof you have achieved.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

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PattiW
PattiW Plus Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:57 PM

Nothing is prettier than a field of wildflowers! Love the blurring of the flowers in the BG. Great color combinations. Patti Smile

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CaroleS
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31 Aug 2012 - 2:09 PM

I am not going to comment on the rain. Now that wonderful range of colours that is so well captured.
Carole

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KevSB
KevSB  111478 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 2:14 PM

Excelent shot , so many colours, I may have cropped the strong blurred colours on the edge but it's personal taste, still very good

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 3:00 PM

A glorious image, Annette. Still no rain here Smile Carol

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 3:01 PM

Its a GemGrin Love every thing about it!
Diane

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christinecilia
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31 Aug 2012 - 3:01 PM

lovely colours great dof like.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 3:07 PM

simply lovely.

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digital_boi
31 Aug 2012 - 3:31 PM

superb eye pleasing capture fine colours and detail the slught vignette adds

A pleasure to view Annette

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1703 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 3:58 PM

Your use of differential focus has made this a magical meadow, Annette.
I don't mind the rain, it saves me having to water the garden!

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65015 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:04 PM

Just one of the prettiest flower pictures I've seen on here.
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martin174
martin174 Plus Member 927 forum postsmartin174 vcard United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 4:55 PM

Delightful.
Martin

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Margaret101
Margaret101 Plus Member 4Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 5:03 PM

Wonderful. It's what the ideal meadow is made of. Extremely Pretty!!

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RonnieAG
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31 Aug 2012 - 5:07 PM

BEAUTIFUL.
Ronnie.

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twelvemegs
31 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

Delightful image Annette.

David

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5937 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:17 PM

Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away Plus Member 362 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:48 PM

Stunning dof, very nice work as always Paul.


Paul.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:53 PM

Oh my...what an image. Beautiful colours and focus, Annette, and totally a perfect crop Smile

Andrew

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Snapitt
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31 Aug 2012 - 5:57 PM

Beautiful wildflower image Annette. Love the mixture of colours.

Jane

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Lillian
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31 Aug 2012 - 5:59 PM

Magnificent Annette
all those colours...you really have found a wonderful field
Lillian

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nutmeg66
nutmeg66  5 England
31 Aug 2012 - 6:36 PM

It's so pretty!

(Fed up with rain here...)

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Maiwand
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31 Aug 2012 - 6:55 PM

Wonderful wild flower display Annette. Beautiful.
Ron

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netta1234
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31 Aug 2012 - 7:48 PM

SmileSmileBeautifulSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:26 PM

Beautiful summer meadow image.
The cornflowers seem to say 'Notice me'.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:40 PM

Excellent - love the Cornflower blue - beautiful.

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trev0re
trev0re  2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 8:43 PM

Beautiful SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44675 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:05 PM

Shades of an old Victorian style wild flower garden. Gorgeous.

Malc

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
31 Aug 2012 - 9:19 PM

Simply super, Annette, such beautiful colours ... Carol Grin

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 10:20 PM

Wonderful array of colours and great focus. Just a bit worried about anyone wishing for rain .... ! Grin

Ann

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31 Aug 2012 - 10:22 PM

Wonderful colours and superbly captured Annette - a classy shot
Jason

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31 Aug 2012 - 10:54 PM

Annette,
These colors are STUNNING!
-=\Walter

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WhiteRose1
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31 Aug 2012 - 11:10 PM

Not a lens I would think of using on a field of flowers but what an excellent result. A wonderful mix of colours and shapes.

Dave

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Deep_Bhatia
1 Sep 2012 - 3:58 AM

I like the blend of various colors together. Deep

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1 Sep 2012 - 7:38 AM

Simply beautiful ~ a joy to view.

Albert

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 - 9:51 AM

What a stunning, beautiful image Annette.

Mike.

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DanielD  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 10:31 AM

Lovely piece of nature

Daniel

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1 Sep 2012 - 11:47 AM

What a beautiful image! Excellent camera work.
Alun

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
1 Sep 2012 - 11:57 AM

Well Annette I would sooner be in your flower meadow than cutting next doors ten foot high hedge, and it looks like summer has gone as the leaves are going red yellow & brown. this is how it used to be in most meadows when I was a Child so am pleased they are coming back, a lovely photo great colours nicely presented as always, I put it to my favourite regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Nature at it's best.

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elainebaker
1 Sep 2012 - 7:21 PM

Lovely image soft and gentle SmileSmile

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9 Sep 2012 - 9:25 PM

What a wonderful array of beautiful bright summer colours, a real joy to view

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:08 PM

Hello, im Lucy (Fefe's Daughter) I would just like to say i love your photo! stuck out as being so pretty! SmileSmileSmile

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DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:59 PM

I've just seen this image, Annette!
Absolutely beautiful!
The colours are fantastic - roll on Summer!!SmileSmileSmile

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