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Its taken me quiet a long time even by my standards to produce an image like this, but I have to thank the likes of Suehh and Polly470 for my inspiration and whos work I always admire. This was taken yesterday at Harlow Carr after a pleasant day out with my mate Bazmo and our wives. As usual I have been totally blown away by your comments on my previous uploads, and hope this image is to your liking. A big thanks to Shadow House Creations for the texture used as a background.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 6D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 May 2013 - 10:03 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Rhododendron
Username:cabbie cabbie
Uploaded:7 May 2013 - 1:54 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:59 PM

Beautiful detail in every flower a really stunning image...John

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bazmo
bazmo  6 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 1:59 PM

Yes it was a nice sunny day Bob, great image mate Smile nice texture and good lighting. Well worth the wait and effort.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 May 2013 - 2:30 PM

Beautiful image Robert, excellent detail,
Fred.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 2:52 PM

A very pretty image. Well done

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 3:06 PM

Excellent... brilliant

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 3:14 PM

Beautifully done

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 3:17 PM

Good detail, colour and composition!! Nice processing!! Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 4:25 PM

Oh how I miss such flowers while here in sunny Spain - NOT!!!

Made an exception to view your image on the stupidly expensive connection. Lovely shot.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 5:25 PM

Cleverly worked as well as captured. The details and bg of this lovely Rhoddy make for a superb floral image.

Ann

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 5:49 PM

Your excellent control of the whites has produced a stunning floral image Robert, I love it.

Ray

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achieverswales

Stunning capture Bob.

Regards

Trev.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:17 PM

That's really beautiful.. great work!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:18 PM

A most delightful floral composition

Regards Nathan

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:36 PM

Smashing image Bob.

John Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:12 PM

Like the details and textures here Bob, good work
Regards Richard

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:19 PM

Beautifully done, Bob.
ant.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
7 May 2013 - 7:30 PM

Beautiful detail

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Caziwinkles
7 May 2013 - 8:09 PM

This is just lovely! Very well done! Smile

Carol

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:15 PM

Great detail and exposure especially on the flowers. You have done a great job here, nice one!WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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capto e2 Member 2953 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:25 PM

A great result, love it.Smile

ivor

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mooreish
mooreish  2 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 10:17 PM

Pin sharp, Good image well done and thanks for sharing it

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 May 2013 - 4:35 AM

Excellent photo this one !!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:54 AM

Such a lovely rhododendron image.Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:56 PM

wowee, yes, gorgeous !

B.

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GeorgePlatis
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8 May 2013 - 6:47 PM

Absolutely a fabulous composition !
George

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:56 PM

Lovely tones and well chosen POV !

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 3:24 AM

So beautiful Bob. Congrats for the well deserved awards. Sue

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

Beautiful work. Nicely presented Bob.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 1:54 PM

Beautiful work Bob..Lin

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 7:17 PM

Beautiful image

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Lillian
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13 May 2013 - 6:28 AM

So very beautifully captured Bob and presented
Lillian

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Maiwand
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14 May 2013 - 7:01 PM

Superb shot Bob.GrinGrin
Ron

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pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 4:13 PM

A very impressive image, Bob, and the textured background sets it off beautifully. The whites on the rhododendron flowers is well handled, and I like the composition with the downward facing leaves given lots of space at the bottom.

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leontari
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15 May 2013 - 5:19 PM

A wonderful composition, very well presented.
Effrossini

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myrab
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15 May 2013 - 5:42 PM

Fantastic image, love it.

Myra

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Rende
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15 May 2013 - 8:16 PM

Beautiful detail and tones, and that background works very well; a beauty!
Rende

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tonyng
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19 May 2013 - 6:49 PM

Wonderful work. Like the subtle texture.

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Chinga
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21 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Stunning shot! Makes a great composition! Grin
IB

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 9:06 PM

Shadow House Creations produce some wonderful textured layers - the thing to do now is to start to build a file of your own - its amazing what you find when you set out to photograph textures for using in your own work.
Well done with this - it works very well SmileSmile
Helen

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NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 11:55 PM

Good work but be careful its addictive.Smile

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headskiesfly
25 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Wonderful.
Rick

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2013 - 11:49 AM

Well, all your work and attention to presentation has paid off so well, Bob: a beautiful head of rhododendron blooms and so attractively presented too.
Ronnie.

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Pinnace  5 Wales
17 Jun 2013 - 9:03 PM

I detest the expression, but, omg!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 9:31 PM

A superbly taken image enhanced so well by your textured layer! A ++++
Ann

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7 Oct 2013 - 1:29 PM

Lovely processing Bob GrinGrinGrin

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Skeet1Away
22 Apr 2014 - 5:30 PM

Super detail and so well presented, a little gem.......


Paul.

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Golgoon
4 Jul 2014 - 5:59 AM

This one is really great, brilliant on your portfolio.

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