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Thank you so very much for all your great comments and votes following yesterdays upload 'Reflective Journey'

Another image outside my comfort zone. Capturing flowers for me and I am sure so many others is somewhat of a challenge. There is simply so much to think about, it's a bit like playing chess I suppose, one false move.....

Not a good night, but hey ho life goes on in the Bungalow.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead.

Everything went fine yesterday at the hospital, I am off back later on to have some repeat X-Rays on my leg/ankle after I received a telephone called from Orthopaedics last night

Regards Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Apr 2013 - 12:38 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Something from the Garden
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:8 May 2013 - 9:27 AM
Tags:Flower, Flowers & plants, Garden, White
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:31 AM

A delightful puff ball of a bloom.

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Suzicoo
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8 May 2013 - 9:31 AM

Great image even if it is out of your comfort zoneTongue
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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:33 AM

Purity.
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morpheus1955
8 May 2013 - 9:36 AM

Lovely image Nathan, excellent dof, beautifully captured

Hugh

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debu
debu  4 India
8 May 2013 - 9:36 AM

Beautiful image and lovely presentation.
debu

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 May 2013 - 9:45 AM

Beautiful Nathan, perfect exposure,
Fred.

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digital_boi
8 May 2013 - 9:50 AM

good one Nathan normally just as you are about to press the button the wind gets up a very please burst of white

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
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8 May 2013 - 9:52 AM

Superb capture and presentation, Nathan. Lovely dof as well.
Effrossini

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:56 AM

Beautifully captured Nathan - white flowers are not easy
Helen

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Holmewood
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8 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

Great shot. Hope everything goes well

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Jocelia
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8 May 2013 - 10:18 AM

Wow!!! what a beauty Nathan, most unusual….GrinGrin

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lesliea
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8 May 2013 - 10:23 AM

Beautiful macro image well captured.
Allen, Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

A well lit floral image Nathan, have a good day,

Ali SmileSmile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

Great image Nathan lovely lighting , the flowe is nicely isolated Grin

Rod

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WesternRed
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8 May 2013 - 10:39 AM

It reminds me of a Chrysanthemum. They had ones the shape of a ball.
Well done Natham. WesternRed.

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User_Removed
8 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

A beautiful picture, nicely done.

Lucien. Smile

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WhiteRose1
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8 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

The principles are the same, Nathan, I can't believe anything is out of your comfort zone.

Dave

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achieverswales
8 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

Excellent capture Nathan, Nature at its best.

Regards

Trev.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

Much though I hate to contradict you, this is a beautiful floral image and clearly you are master of a wide range of subjects!

All the best today. George and I are off to our local hospital tomorrow to get his eyes sorted. Don't we live in fun times?Grin

Ann

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johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 11:44 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Nathan, thank you for the Compliment, it was very kind, I did try and get an accolade for you but EPZ would not accept my suggestion sorry. Flowers as you say are not as easy but it's good to try new things. I have always found on this type of image to make it a little darker , maybe F/11 with the same speed would have given a little more detail. But a dam good effort and don't give this up please. Regards John

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

Nicely captured

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

I nice capture Nathan, very pretty flower....good luck with the xraysGrinGrinGrinGrin

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cats_123
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8 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

white is never easy to capture...this looks just grand Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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8 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

A super close-up, Nathan - you'd expect photographing flowers to be easy, as they're not going to get up and run away! But they still tend to move right when you press the shutter Wink Nice onw, mate Wink
Trev Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

What a beauty this is Nathan - both the flower and your capture of it !!

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Nice capture and presentation, Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Rende
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8 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

Luscious macro Nathan; makes me want to put my nose in it Wink
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:32 PM

A lovely little poofy flower Nathan. I'm not a big flower person myself. But you did a great job with it. Thank you very much for looking at my last image and commenting. I appreciated your honesty on them. Have a good day, hope that ankle mends fast.......Sandy

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Jenny-D
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8 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

You should step outside your comfort zone more often Nathan Smile this is very lovely Smile

Hope your day goes well.
Jenny Smile

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bobhowell
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8 May 2013 - 1:45 PM

When I opened this photo I immediately said thats nice. Then a second look confirming not only nice but great detail. Good luck with x-rays and all.. bob

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 1:51 PM

Very nice Nathan could have been a bit sharper, next time don't pick white ones they are so bloody hard. SmileSmileSmile
Gary

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 2:14 PM

Lovely shot Nathan, sorry missed some of your shots, got a huge problem with my eyesSad hopefully soon sorted out

Best wishes to you Patty

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 2:25 PM

A great well composed image,nice one Nathan!
Dennis

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 2:50 PM

You choose a difficult colour to capture.
A bit less light would probably have give more detail.
Good composition coming in from bottom corner.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 3:14 PM

A nice image Nathan, I think it's good to go out of your comfort zone sometimesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


all the best

Cliff

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Caziwinkles
8 May 2013 - 3:47 PM

Super composition in this beautiful image Nathan. You have done very well here - I think it is a bellis perennis - from the daisy family? Smile

Carol

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:06 PM

Nothing nicer than a white flower against a dark background - well done Nathan and I hope your various hospital trips go well.
Ann

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williamsloan
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8 May 2013 - 4:22 PM

a really great capture.

billy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:30 PM

A very interesting flower, well captured!

Thank you for your User award, most appreciated!

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lifesnapper
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8 May 2013 - 5:39 PM

A very cheery upload Nathan, hope you soon feel as bright as this lovely Flower.

John Smile

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GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:48 PM

Lovely crisp image Nathan .... good control of the whites Smile

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8 May 2013 - 5:54 PM

Beautiful capture, Nathan!
George

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:01 PM

This is not only "something from the garden"Nathen ,this is a beautiful ball of white flower with lovely detailSmileSmileSmileSmile
nettaSmile

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8 May 2013 - 6:06 PM

Fingers crossed on the X-ray results, Nathan.

Lovely capture of this spiky puffball Grin

So true what you said about capturing flowers. All too often I'll notice something in the background later on and go, "Bah...if only I'd stepped a bit to the left and shot this..."

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andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:34 PM

brilliant comp nathan a belter nice one Wink
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Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:41 PM

A very beautiful pompom Nathan - great vibrant white and super detail.

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banehawi Critique Team 10933 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2940 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:45 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hope you feel well Nathan.

This one is not terribly sharp. Assuming you were say 10 feet away, f/5.6 would give you 0.17 feet in front, and the same behind your chosen focus point. So a smaller aperture, and underexposing slightly might have given you a better result. I downloaded it a tried sharpening with little luck, so the original may need to be sharper. The flower sort of "glows", which will affect sharpness. This is not uncommon with white and yellow flowers, so lots of practice to keep you busy!


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8 May 2013 - 8:31 PM

Superb pure white and yellow. Very very beautiful,Nathan !GrinGrinGrin ---- I sincerely hope that you feel better tomorow!!!!!!!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.

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SUE118
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8 May 2013 - 8:57 PM

Beautifully captured.

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maggietear
8 May 2013 - 9:20 PM

White flowers can be tricky but I like the overall "pure" effect.
Thanks for the mono suggestion on my Goth, I'll have a go at it(but not very good at doing these kind of things - yet!)the coming days!
Take care
Maggie

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Bloomin' lovely Nathan. (there's allways one, & it's usually me) A good photograper would have got the whole head sharp, a great photographer knows when to break the rules. Keep on breaking photo rules, but try to lay of the bones for a while. Best regards, Si

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Deep_Bhatia
9 May 2013 - 6:22 AM

Gorgeous flower.

Deep

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Chinga
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9 May 2013 - 8:16 AM

A joy to look at! Grin
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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 5:18 PM

This is beautiful its nice to hear someone say its not easy photographing flowers because at my club quite a few people think that its dead easy and my work is often overlooked as being too subtle for outside competition even though I have a scoring range from17?20 to 20/20 recently Keep up the good work - Elizabeth xx

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16 May 2013 - 2:11 PM

Wonderful detailed image.....Grin

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