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Went for a gentle walk on sunday and was surprised to see most of the fields with new growth.
Rape is one of the main crops in the area ...
but not sure if that is what I have seen.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2013 - 1:14 PM
Focal Length:58mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:New Growth
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 8:09 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:19 AM

Good Mornin Barbara, this is a lovely image, looks just like a warm spring day.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:36 AM

A finem crisp image, Barbs, great to see new growth appearing again. Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:40 AM

Yes, seeing the same here. There's hope...
Nice simple composition, and you actually had some decent light!
Moira

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:43 AM

Alright.

Rock

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good light Barbara, that was a shock can't remember when the light was good for ages. good comp.

John

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:53 AM

Lovely scene actually looks quite warm, I bet it wasn't though Smile

Hugh

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 - 9:13 AM

This is such a nice photo Barbara !! Well done !!Grin Grin Grin Grin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:26 AM

A Pleasingly crisp composition with good lighting.

Albert

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:57 AM

I like the pattern of the furrows which has been brought out well by the lighting. Personally, I wouldn't have so much sky.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:35 AM

Beautiful image with the promise of new growth and hopefully an early exit from winter.
Ronnie.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:37 AM

And a blue sky into the bargain... well done Barbs.

Trev

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:42 AM

Well composed, and all that new growth looks so promising.
Carole

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:04 AM

The mild winter seems to be helping plants along this year.
Such a lovely sight to see new shoots of flowers or crops.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
14 Jan 2013 - 11:42 AM

a nice pale blue wintery sky as the backdrop set this off nicely Barbara always like to see the trees naked to see their intricate structures fine capture trust the leg is well on the mend

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:43 AM

Like the composition here Barbara, not sure what the predicted cold snap is going to do to some of the new growth.

Best Matt

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 12:36 PM

Lovely capture.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:04 PM

I bet it doesn't look like that today! The snow around here this morning seems confined to grassy areas and roof tops, and not settling anywhere else, so not very photogenic - that's my excuse anyway for not venturing out with the camera! A fine capture Barbs, like the squiggly lines in the field on the left hand side Smile
Trev Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:20 PM

Whatever it is it needs to be hardy Tongue although with all the rain it's probably paddy field rice!!

Dave

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:27 PM

GM Modified crops are as hard as nails....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
14 Jan 2013 - 2:13 PM

Muy buena!!!!

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 2:13 PM

Tremendous light helped by the composition with the furrows working hard for you. Rape seems to me is usually spaced out more than this crop but I'm no farmer. You may have noticed.

Dougie

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM

Very lovely, Barbs and pin sharp too. Lots of crops went in in what we farming types refer to as "the back end" and should be well through now, as in your photo.

Ann

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 3:08 PM

Back, having dragged George though to check out the crop. It's Winter Barley!

Ann

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achieverswales
14 Jan 2013 - 3:16 PM

Stunning capture Barbara! One of your best!


Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 3:24 PM

A stunning image --- I like how the lines move in this image--- and all that lovely green!

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Rende
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14 Jan 2013 - 4:00 PM

Lovely composition and gentle colours.
Rende

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4629 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 5:12 PM

Lovely shot !!!.....cracking stand of trees, with some nice lines across the field.....

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

It doesent matter what it is ,It's great to see New growth,Smile
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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:59 PM

I thought oil seed rape straight away, may be a little too early, I do have some bulbs showing well though - well observed Barbs

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hasslebladuk
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14 Jan 2013 - 7:01 PM

A Cracking shot
mike

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lawrenceburrow
14 Jan 2013 - 7:25 PM

It reminds me of a David Hockney painting. Beautiful!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:31 PM

Oh I do hope not BarbsSadSad

Hey nice new avatar............ and what do you have to make your wot-not-stand?
Diane
Beautiful shotGrinGrin

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 10:08 PM

Nice capture of the greenery Babs, Peter..

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:19 PM

A fine winter landscape.
Ken

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 10:24 PM

A stunning image Barbara
Jim

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:00 PM

Wonderful silhouettes...
Now here the green is very fresh and nice ! As up you mentioned mono conversions, here are two filters that don't cost a fortune like nik silver and do the same stuff in a different way!
Topaz b/w is very tweakable and comes with oodles of nice presets, they tend to be either antique or quite graphic. But you will make soon you own
Dxo film pack does colour and b/w film emulation. You can start off with very traditional monos and adapt them as you please. I also like the colour ones a lot. More subtle than topaz.
The price is about the same. Both packs can be tried for a long period for free.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:15 PM

Love this SmileSmile Something so majestic about that stand of trees with nothing behind them and that sweep of the land in front.

Andrew

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
15 Jan 2013 - 3:44 PM

It's more like March than middle January! Good photo!Smile
Regards Valery

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM

Nice tree silhouettes against a blue sky, good to see the new shoots Barbara, nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWinkpleased to make it 70Wink

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akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:27 AM

Simply beautiful and amazing detail. Nice capture.Smile

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