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Another of my Aquilegia taken using the flash set up...one softbox & one umbrella.
This time against a black bg which always seems to saturate the colours a little more.
Re-calibrated the monitor,so this shouldn't look too dark & the whites look nice & clear to me....fingers crossed I have the calibration better this time Wink

F16 manual mode
1/320th sec with tripod
ISO 100 (LO1)
W/B flash
Raw file sorted in C1
Levels adjusted & crop for better composition in Photoshop.

Thankyou for your help on yesterday's image & many thanks for looking in today.
Janet xx

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Columbine
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:12 May 2009 - 10:52 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants
Votes:81
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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

Brilliant capture,wonderful colours
Steve

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 10:58 AM

A beautiful image, excellent presentation. Carol

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f8
f8  109169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

A well handled, and delicate, subject Janet, my only suggestion would be to take a bit more of the stem off the bottom to make the image float.

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 11:10 AM

This is stunning Janet......so very beautiful.
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TrevBatWCC
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12 May 2009 - 11:13 AM

Stunning colours and super quality, Janet, and very nicely presented, too...and even better still viewed large!
TrevB Smile

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akh
akh e2 Member 101142 forum postsakh vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 11:19 AM

Beautifully done.
Tony

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 11:25 AM

Gorgeous image Janet, lovely detail and lighting
Steve

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 11:29 AM

Phew...I'm so glad you are not telling me it's dark this time,hopefully I have things sorted Smile
Thankyou all for your comments & votes.
Janet xx

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harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 12:00 PM

Another beautiful image Janet.

Paul

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thetriguy
thetriguy  9 United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 12:09 PM

A beautiful Colorado flower.
Best, Bill

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 12:29 PM

This is so lovely , the colour saturation is just perfect and a beautiful composition, quite striking
Mary

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markharrop
markharrop  10191 forum posts England
12 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

The larger shot is simply fantastic, the texture you have captured are brilliant.
Mark

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greatdog
greatdog  6 England
12 May 2009 - 1:02 PM

Great shot,sharp with lovely colour,Dane.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 1:04 PM

Like it Janet the black background works a treat

Brian................................

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 1:17 PM

Superb!
Fabulous light and focus revealing great detail and colour.

Robert

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 1:18 PM

Thanks all.
Janet xx

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
12 May 2009 - 1:20 PM

Simply beautiful; colours, textures, angle, detail, etc . . . a work of art.

Tel*

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bobalot
bobalot  7 England
12 May 2009 - 1:37 PM

just a perfect image , love it Janet.

Rgds Bob

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Alan_Baseley
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12 May 2009 - 1:41 PM

Superb shot,
Alan

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hellsbells8868
12 May 2009 - 1:56 PM

Beautiful against the black background, wonderful detail, textures and colours.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 2:58 PM

Incredible details and such wonderful colours, beautiful image.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 3:11 PM

beautifully captured macro with nice lighting and colours
regards
Yung

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motorsportpictures

Stunning textures,. with smashing detail.
Scott

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Karrol
Karrol  529 forum posts England
12 May 2009 - 5:15 PM

Superb!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 5:20 PM

Impressive stuff here
I have a lot to learn

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
12 May 2009 - 5:42 PM

a beauty Janet............

Jouko

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dawnUK
dawnUK  6 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 - 5:50 PM

Beautiful Image looks lovely against the black backround.stunning.
Thats one thing we dont have yet colour calibration for the monitor but its next request in letter to santa..lol
Dawn

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 5:51 PM

I think this flower needed a black BG Janet - looks superb in the frame. The texture in the white petals is first class and the lighting has produced a nice graduation in the blue petals.
If at first....................................... Smile
Brian

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 - 6:20 PM

Janet,how beautiful. I can almost smell it Wink

Betty

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 6:58 PM

Thanks all.

Brian...people tell my I'm trying Wink

Janet xx

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cdm36
cdm36  10390 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 7:55 PM

I do love these, going to have to spirit some out the garden when I have time Smile

Chris.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 8:22 PM


Quote: Brian...people tell my I'm trying Wink

I never did then! Wink

I reckon its the b/g that makes it Tongue

Really....on a serious note....beautifully done Janet.


~Alley~

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12 May 2009 - 8:44 PM

Maybe I wont upload mine after seeing this gem. Quality work Janet
Mike

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12 May 2009 - 9:14 PM

Very nice what a bright blue colour it is too
Glynnis

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chris-p
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12 May 2009 - 9:25 PM

A gem .......

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GillyB
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13 May 2009 - 12:36 AM

Lit to perfection Janet, the black bg really makes the colour and detail sing out!

gill

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13 May 2009 - 1:33 AM

Simply beautiful Janet. helen

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2009 - 10:51 AM

I am a man of little words, Quality.
regards
tony

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13 May 2009 - 4:58 PM

JUST LOVE THE COLOURS ON THIS ONE NICE WORK
TED

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2009 - 5:22 PM

Thanks to all & a special thankyou to Ted for his User Award.
Janet xx

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danbrann
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13 May 2009 - 5:53 PM

You have done so wellto retain the detail in those whites and yourphotographic expertise as produced a wonderful image.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2009 - 7:27 PM

Quality work. The lighting is excellent as is the exposure and the focusing. A stunning presentation Janet.
Fran

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viscostatic
13 May 2009 - 7:34 PM

Beautiful detail.

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14 May 2009 - 2:26 PM

What a wonderful image! The colours glow and against that black background it's a real knockout.

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15 May 2009 - 11:10 AM

Had to come back with my UA for this Janet - one of your best.
Brian.

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2009 - 11:17 AM

Thankyou all.

Many thanks for your UA Brian,I'm flattered........
Janet xx

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15 May 2009 - 11:00 PM

What a beauty.

David

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Snapitt
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18 May 2009 - 9:23 PM

A really beautiful image Janet, so crisp and such gorgeous colours.
Thank you for your comments on my Common Blue Butterfly. Yes, I do seem to have over-brightened the image, also, it was a fairly close crop. Hope to improve when I get more familiar with Photoshop.
Jane

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23 May 2009 - 6:10 AM

Very striking . Clear, bright colours xx

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Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 8:41 AM

Love the lighting in this one Janet.

Alan

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cameragirl
29 May 2009 - 8:53 PM

Perfect lighting, detail and composition! Beautifully captured!

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