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THIS ARE CONKERS, AND THEY LOOK LIKE CHESSNUTS BUT ARE UNFORTUNATELY NOT GOOD FOR THE TABLE! Tongue
MAY I SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO LEON (see his comment bellow), FOR HIS KEEN EYE SPOTTING THAT THE "NUTS" IN THIS IMAGES ARE NOT CHESSNUTS - THEY ARE IN FACT CONKERS (CHESSNUTS LOOKALIKE) BUT NOT GOOD TO EAT! IN FACT YOU'D BE "NUTS" TO TRY AND EAT THEM AS I'M TOLD THEY ARE POISONOUS! THANKS LEON! AFTER COMPARING THEM TO THE ONES I HAVE AT HOME... THERE IS A DIFFERENCE! Grin I THINK CAROL AND A FEW OTHERS SPOTTED IT AS WELL! Grin Grin

Following my theme on "Nuts", this two shots were taken last year in Alexandra Palace - North London
Thank you to everyone who has voted and remarked on the last two "Nutty" uploads Grin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2011 - 9:51 AM
Focal Length:195mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:More nuts!
Username:Chinga Chinga
Uploaded:14 Nov 2012 - 12:20 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Nature, Specialist / abstract
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:36 PM

Oooo I can almost feel the gloss on those chestnutsGrin
Diane

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achieverswales
14 Nov 2012 - 12:41 PM

Must say Isabel both captures are excellent, the DOF used on V1 is great providing a perfect defocused background, for the knowledgeable way they have been taken have my UA. The lens in use is excellent for the price, I use mine a lot.

Regards

Trev.

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izida
izida  5 Turkey
14 Nov 2012 - 12:46 PM

Guzel calisma...

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:50 PM

Great to see conkers again, Isabel, V.2 gets my vote for the 'natural' look. Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:50 PM

brilliant comp isabel wonderful detail and colour v2 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:30 PM

Two well coloured nutty uploads Isabel !!
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:40 PM

Superb focus on the nuts and a most beautiful bokeh!

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:43 PM

Nice colour and detail.. beautiful shot!

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Silverzone
14 Nov 2012 - 1:46 PM

Nice Autumnal images. May I add that the write up is referring to Sweet chestnuts and the images are of Horse chestnuts and not edible. Sylvia

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:52 PM

Two well taken shots, very different. V1 takes it for me Smile

Lavina

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
14 Nov 2012 - 2:37 PM

May I point out these are horse chestnuts which are conkers!and are not edible, do not mistake them for the common chestnut which is edible, and has a pointed shape rather like an onion, conkers are poison and could make you very ill indeed if not kill. having got that out the way! yes two very good shots of conkers like both good light and detail, well done just change the narrative please! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 3:02 PM

Both versions are excellent and you have captured that lovely rich colour and shine on the 'conkers', well captured and indeed found before children find themSmile
Carole

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 - 3:13 PM

Two excellent photos Isabel !! I love V1 especially for the special setting Smile Great work Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 3:56 PM

A colourful complimentary background to go with a fine image of the conker, Isabel.

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
14 Nov 2012 - 4:00 PM

I would like to add that in ww11 we used to collect conkers for the war effort! they were used to make high explosives, so all school children used to collect sacks of them, which would be collected by the local council, just another bit of information, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
14 Nov 2012 - 5:32 PM

For a minute there I thought Leon was going to say to fire at the enemy - I know we were hard up at the time, but using conkers is just plain ridiculous, glad I read on Wink ... two lovely images Isabel, and I go with v2,

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evelen
evelen  9 England
14 Nov 2012 - 6:24 PM

two great shots Isabel, i collect conkers every year did you know if you put them in a corner of your rooms they keep spiders from comming into the house.
eve.Smile

Last Modified By evelen at 14 Nov 2012 - 6:25 PM

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williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:04 PM

really beautiful well capturedSmileSmile

billy

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thedon1941
14 Nov 2012 - 8:06 PM

Two superb shots Isobel. V2 for me. Don

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marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:49 PM

A great pair of images Isabel!

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ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:34 AM

This is a nice comp well done...

Dave

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