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This Spring Snowflake (Leucojum Vernum) is one of the hardest flowers to capture I have found.......I am not entirely happy with this one and there is some pollen staining of the petals, but I thought I'd give it an airing.
As I mentioned before this small flower is NOT related to snowdrops, but rather to the large decorative Amaryllis.

My thanks as always to all who commented on Lily.

Ronnie.

Camera:Canon Powershot G9
Lens:Canon zoom 7.4 - 44.4mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:7.4mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/13sec
Exposure Comp:-1.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
Title:"Spring Snowflake.....Leucojum Vernum"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:27 Feb 2012 - 12:25 AM
Tags:Artificial lighting, B/g digitally altered, Flowers & plants, Indoor shot, Snowflake.
Votes:85

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 12:27 AM

Well I would be delighted with this fine image Ronnie. - gary

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achieverswales
27 Feb 2012 - 12:28 AM

Composition is excellent and also the composition Ronnie, it is sharp where it should be and lighting excellent my friend.

Regards

Trev.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 12:35 AM

Can't help the pollen staining Ronnie.
A ''natural'' image.
Good colours and well presented too.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 12:42 AM

all part of the flower, ronnie, love how you have climbed under t he flower and shown us the pretties inside!

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 12:44 AM

Excellent shot Ronnie,beautiful image,well done..Lin

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 12:49 AM

Beautiful image with superb detail and colours,very well done,
saeid

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 12:54 AM

Nice one Ronnie, beautifully captured. I must try this view when our "Loddon Lilies" flower later on.
Patrick

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 1:23 AM

Not an easy subject Ronnie, because of all the whites, but I don't think you've done badly with it mate....Next time try dropping the exposure by half a stop or so and see if that keeps the burned out areas under control a little better......Still a very worthy image of an upload though mate....

Ade

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Shibram
Shibram  4 India
27 Feb 2012 - 4:52 AM

Excellent image & work.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 5:27 AM

You have done this little beauty proud Ronnie. The pollen can drive you nuts with all the spring bulbs. I keep a little paint brush with me to try and brush it off. Not always easy though Smile

Magic.

Barry

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 5:35 AM

Super photo of a challenging subject Ronnie
David

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:26 AM

I think you've done very well with this, Ronnie, getting just enough detail in the centre of the little flower, and the pollen staining is only nature, so is not a problem, nothing in nature is perfect. Carol

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:47 AM

A little cracker Ronnie.

Glyn

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rontear
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27 Feb 2012 - 7:02 AM

Detailed botany Ron, pollen is very natural.
Ron.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:40 AM

It's a very pretty capture Ronnie.

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JenniCh
JenniCh  932 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:47 AM

A beautiful image, the detail is impressive as, has been commented on above, not the easiest subject - I stand corrected on the species, we learn something everyday and thanks for putting me right on that .............. you should be really proud of this one!
Jenni

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samarmishra
27 Feb 2012 - 7:51 AM

Hi Ronnie, this is an excellent image, excellent details in the shot throughout the frame.. Excellent shot as ususual with the black background.

Samar..

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 8:04 AM

These are so pretty Ronnie, a first class image, whites are difficult, so very well done - Carole

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 8:10 AM

I think it is very special, you have been able to capture this beautiful flower that has a glissen on the petals
and those green tips are enchanting. Superb……..Jocelia

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 8:22 AM

Lovey detail Ronnie, I'd be happy if it were mine Smile

Sarah *

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 8:37 AM

Superb shot Ronnie, fabulous detail, I would be more than happy if this was mine Smile

Hugh

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gingerdelight
27 Feb 2012 - 9:08 AM

A bit of pollen never hurt anyone, ask any bee!!! Wink
A superbly captured image Ronnie!
Carol

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Lillian
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27 Feb 2012 - 9:12 AM

All natural Ronnie, and with such a superbly taken image it really glimmers
as always an image I would love to have
Lillian

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 9:25 AM

Lovely silky texture Ronnie. Excellent pov and comp. Ideally without the pollen but still a beautiful capture.

Dave

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digital_boi
27 Feb 2012 - 9:26 AM

Good morning Ronnie good light and superb contrsting colours a very nice plant dont think other than the one you posted before i have ever seen one

Happy new week

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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27 Feb 2012 - 9:35 AM

excellent light and exposure - I believe it must be tricky to take such an upside down flower

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barbarahirst
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27 Feb 2012 - 10:18 AM

Such a pretty bloom
Captured beautifully

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Oliverpants
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27 Feb 2012 - 10:27 AM

Really lovely. Ann

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:02 AM

Hard to get it perfect when you're this close Ronnie, I'm never as happy in this close, it's anew world for me. You're in my favourites queue next to Pete the Editor's image this morning.

Dougie

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pascalg
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27 Feb 2012 - 11:34 AM

superb again

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:40 AM

Wonderful super-close-up image, Ronnie! Texture, colours and details all 1st class. I love these flowers and have some quietly expanding clumps of them in my garden. Might post a couple of shots one day soon, but none as close as this!

Ann

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 3:32 PM

A super image, Ronnie, and beautifully captured of course....imperfections or not! Wink
Trev Smile

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twelvemegs
27 Feb 2012 - 4:30 PM

Its a fine shot Ronnie.
Delicate and detailed.

David

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pluckyfilly
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27 Feb 2012 - 5:29 PM

I am sure I have never seen one of these pretty flowers before, we learn something new every day on epz - I am glad you have shown us this picture, I shall look out for these snowflakes in future.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 - 5:36 PM

Cracking piece of work Ronnie, i'd like this in my PF.Wink
Shaun

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tomcat
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27 Feb 2012 - 6:11 PM

Quite like the OOF foreground petals, with the rear ones in focus
Works a treat Ronnie

Adrian

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evelen
evelen  9 England
27 Feb 2012 - 6:33 PM

beautiful image .
eve.Smile

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:34 PM

A stunning image that stands out really well, Ronnie.
Shell

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:50 PM

Top shot Ronnie. I could go on forever about it but what's the point . Have my UA instead.

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Trev_B
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27 Feb 2012 - 7:16 PM

A wonderful shot Ronnie, getting the exposure and detail right on snow drops is hard enough so this must have been even harder.. well done.

Trev

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Billyray
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27 Feb 2012 - 8:37 PM

What a superb shot Ronnie. Loads of detail and excellent colour.
Ray

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moiral
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27 Feb 2012 - 8:58 PM

Have never seen one of these before Ronnie. Beautifully taken shot. Moira

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EMJAYCEE
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27 Feb 2012 - 10:05 PM

I think it's a smasher Ronnie.
Joan.

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Michaela_Solway
27 Feb 2012 - 10:28 PM

Lovely dainty colours on this one which I find appealing

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Karen_Summers
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27 Feb 2012 - 11:10 PM

lovely Ronnie the colour just pops

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Glostopcat
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1 Mar 2012 - 9:01 PM

You've captured this pretty little flowers delicate beauty perfectly

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SmartAS
SmartAS  5 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2012 - 12:13 AM

Hi Ronnie. Thanks for the Snowdrop comment. You have a stunning Portfolio, the Orchids are beautiful. Good work.

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