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Now then, people, the incidental dragonfly shots two uploads ago…remember how I was actually out to photograph some clemati at the time?

What? You don’t remember? After that riveting story I spun in my dragonfly upload?? SACrilege, dahlings…

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…and with that little drama out of the way, here’s one shot which survived and turned out okay.

Is the image too dark?

And please, hold your applause for my stellar titling once again. You’ll make me blush.


Andrew Grin

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Pentacon 50mm f1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1 1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
White Balance:Auto
Title:Clematis
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:25 Oct 2013 - 5:26 PM
Tags:Aristata, Clematis, Clematis aristata, Flowers & plants, White
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Views:137
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2268 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 5:38 PM

It is beautiful Andrew...the white petals stand out so nicely against the dark background....and of course we remember what you wrote day before yesterday, we hang on every word you say.... Great photographyGrin

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ChiliMan
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25 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

Thanks, Colleen Wink

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CarolG
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25 Oct 2013 - 5:42 PM

Just purfick, Andrew, dark enough to make the little clem flower stand out so well SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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ChiliMan
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25 Oct 2013 - 5:44 PM

Ta, Carol Smile

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SlowSong
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25 Oct 2013 - 5:48 PM

What a beautiful little flower. I do so prefer little hidden gems like this rather than the "hit you in the face" flower images. Just white against greens. Gorgeously simple.
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ChiliMan
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25 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM

Gosh...thanks, Chris Smile

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AnnChown
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25 Oct 2013 - 6:06 PM

Not too dark at all Andrew. The white really stands out against the background and I do like the oof flowers and buds. Just luverly! Smile

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ChiliMan
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25 Oct 2013 - 6:09 PM

Thanks, Ann Smile I darkened it to make the whites stand out but then it looked so dark in the thumbnail so I was like, "Hmm..."

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Mike_Smith
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25 Oct 2013 - 6:26 PM

Beautiful image, no its not too dark on my screen. Wish my Clematis would grow as good, i have three with the dreaded clematis wilt, ended up digging them out

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Hermanus
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25 Oct 2013 - 6:28 PM

Really a beaut this one is Andrew Smile White on green is always a winner - especially when taken by an expert like your humble unassuming self GrinWink

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WhiteRose1
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25 Oct 2013 - 6:40 PM

Too dark... no way... my favourite colour combo, white on dark green.

Dave

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pamelajean
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25 Oct 2013 - 7:02 PM

Not too dark, just perfect.
Yes, I remember the dragonfly that was meant to be a clematis.
The plural of clematis is clematisesGrinGrinGrin!

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25 Oct 2013 - 7:54 PM

A beautiful image Andrew.

Ken

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25 Oct 2013 - 8:00 PM

In a word " Perfection ". Peter.

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25 Oct 2013 - 8:29 PM

Looks good to me Andrew - good depth in this.

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25 Oct 2013 - 8:57 PM

No it's not to dark it's a superb capture.Smile

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25 Oct 2013 - 9:13 PM

SmileBeautiful and delicateSmileSmile
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25 Oct 2013 - 9:54 PM

One miner to another........."is it dark down 'ere?"
Other miner......."Dunno...I cant see!"


yeah I know...... old as the hillsTongueTongueTongue

Lovely just as it is AndrewGrin
Diane

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25 Oct 2013 - 10:00 PM

Just perfect Andrew with an amazing title! Cathy

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25 Oct 2013 - 10:24 PM

Andrew this is just perfectSmile
Joan.

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25 Oct 2013 - 10:36 PM

Once again--- the only word I can think of is STUNNING!

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26 Oct 2013 - 7:55 AM

I think it is perfect, Garrath thinks it is too dark. See, we are all different!

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26 Oct 2013 - 8:01 AM

Beautifully poised, posed and composed, Andrew. Lovely dof and certainly not at all too dark!
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Michaela_Solway

Gorgeous Andrew.. The crisp flower stands out nicely against the dark b/g with the DOF nicely melting away.
Michaela

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26 Oct 2013 - 12:46 PM

It is perfect! The dark background is the perfect foil for the lovely white clematis.

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ChiliMan
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26 Oct 2013 - 4:35 PM


Quote: One miner to another........."is it dark down 'ere?"
Other miner......."Dunno...I cant see!"

Nooo...

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26 Oct 2013 - 4:42 PM


Quote: Not too dark, just perfect.
Yes, I remember the dragonfly that was meant to be a clematis.
The plural of clematis is clematisesGrinGrinGrin!

I know, but I'm afraid the English language has got it wrong. Here are the correct versions for plurals:

clematis - clemati
rhino - rhini
moose - meese

Wink

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26 Oct 2013 - 8:55 PM

The lighting is perfect Andrew as is the presentation, jolly fine work old chap

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27 Oct 2013 - 6:01 PM

Fabulous delicate capture

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27 Oct 2013 - 7:36 PM

Excellent bokeh, fantastic capture.Wink

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6 Nov 2013 - 6:25 AM

SUBLIME! Love the green background as well! Wonderful image produced... IB

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10 Nov 2013 - 8:37 AM

Love the contrast, I have taken quite a few bokeh lions shots of them... What are they?

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