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An image from last year taken at The Eden Project..we only live a short distance from there and go quite regularly.
A beautiful summer day and just managed to capture the sunlight on the petals.
Still not able to get out much but am hoping for some improvement very soon. Thank you so much for all your mails and comments..it is so good to hear from so many people again.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2008 - 1:34 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:**Eden**
Username:dianah dianah
Uploaded:4 Feb 2011 - 2:02 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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Comments

achieverswales

Excellent lighting exposure and defused B/G.

Regards

Trev.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 2:06 PM

A gorgeous Good Morning image--

Jennnn

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
4 Feb 2011 - 2:09 PM

Lovely detail and well presented.

Len

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 2:11 PM

A bewautiful image of a beautiful flower, the background is a little noisy, though. I envy you living so close to the Eden Project, I visited many moons ago, and would love to see it again. Carol

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13320 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 2:19 PM

Superb image,
Alan

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 2:23 PM

A beautiful flower, very well captured with fine detail and preservation of petal texture. Fine shot, Di.
Ronnie.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Feb 2011 - 2:34 PM

Superb, great detail captured,
Fred.

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 2:46 PM

Beautiful flower good detail and colour.

dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 2:50 PM

Thank you everybody for your comments. You are right Carol..the background is a little noisy. I actually prefer it normal size but I am not sure that I can change how the photo comes up..doe anybody know ?Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 3:16 PM

Stunning ... I like it as it is .... perfect for me

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 3:36 PM

Excellent close up with fine detail,very well done,
saeid

franken
franken e2 Member 113056 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 3:39 PM

Lovely macro.

Ken

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 3:41 PM


Quote: Thank you everybody for your comments. You are right Carol..the background is a little noisy. I actually prefer it normal size but I am not sure that I can change how the photo comes up..doe anybody know ?Smile

The Large V comes up as default Di - this image does look better in Normal.
Brian.

dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
4 Feb 2011 - 4:13 PM

your work is beautiful as always

Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 4:22 PM

Very nice indeed Smile Geoff.

Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 4:57 PM

Perfect for me also !!!
Alvar

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 5:31 PM

fantastic detail cracking colours di a stunner nice one Wink
andy

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 6:13 PM

Such a beautiful specimen Di, glad to see you uploading again

dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 6:14 PM

Thank you again everybody..so good to hear from you. If the LARGE version comes up as a default..does that mean that it can't be changed ?Smile
Di

deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 6:52 PM

My fav type if Iris this is lovely and you have the detail in the white not easy to do great Smile

Charlotte

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 6:58 PM

Lucky you to live so close. I love iris, and this one is particularly choice.
( I just sent you a PM about the photo size.)

Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 7:19 PM

Gorgeous petal detail

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 7:29 PM

Very beautiful image with excellent detail and colour.
Joan.

rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 7:29 PM

Well taken. Beautiful detail.
Rob

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 8:17 PM

A truly beautiful floral image.

Albert

Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 8:31 PM

A beautiful image, lovely detail. Well taken
Pauline

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 8:49 PM

AN excellent capture of this lovely flower

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 11:24 PM

Superb light, tones and detail Di - roll on Spring!
Sylvia

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 6:47 AM

Beautiful!

Ann

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 - 9:56 AM

hello di,superb as allways,your trade mark,well done.ray

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 11:10 AM

This is very lovely.
How I would like to visit the Eden centre.
Well done Di.

B.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 2:11 PM

Good details colours in this Di, well captured.
Regards Richard

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Feb 2011 - 6:42 PM

It must be great to have it close

Peter

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 9:07 PM

Beautiful and delicate colours on these petals Di
Helen

bayleaf1
bayleaf1  4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 - 9:18 PM

A very fine Iris capture.
John.

Oleg_Lobzin
5 Feb 2011 - 10:32 PM

Amazing detail. Delicious colors. Nice work.
Regards, Oleg.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 1:14 AM

Beautiful capture Diana

regards
Yung

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 1:53 PM

Hi Diana, a lovely detailed shot and to your usual high standard, shame about the noise in the BG but you could improve this by running the blur tool set at 100% over the BG only, that would get rid of most of it,
Regards,
Geoff.

Hebe
Hebe  6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 - 3:52 PM

Hi Dianah, this is a lovely shot - I really like the textures and lighting here.

Dave_Holdham
6 Feb 2011 - 6:14 PM

Beautiful detailed image Smile

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 9:59 AM

Such a delicate flower Dianah. The detail is fantastic . xxx

dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 2:10 PM


Quote: Hi Diana, a lovely detailed shot and to your usual high standard, shame about the noise in the BG but you could improve this by running the blur tool set at 100% over the BG only, that would get rid of most of it,
Regards,
Geoff.

Thank you Geoff and everyone else ! HELP!!!!! Blur tool set at 100% over just the background.. I haven't a clue how to do that. Who is willing to give me some lessons in Adobe Photoshop ! GrinGrin
Di

photophantom
7 Feb 2011 - 3:05 PM

fab close up of this gorgeous flower Di
Dennis

NobbytheNobster

Excellent close up Smile
Ricky.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 10:02 PM

A beautiful, detailed flower shot.

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 1:09 AM

Beautiful details and tones in this shot Diana.
Barbara

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 1:19 AM

The lighting exposure and clarity are all 1st class, a very fine image indeed. - gary

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 10:37 PM

Such a lovely capture of this gorgeous iris, Di. Regarding the use of the blur tool: you should have a tool palette on the left hand side in photoshop, two columns of tools. The blur tool is about halfway down the left column. Some of the buttons share tools, so you might find it's showing as Sharpen or Smudge. Right click on the button to select the blur tool. At the top of the screen you'll see Strength set at probably 50% - click on the arrow to open a slider to adjust to 100%. Then just brush over the area you want to blur. To change the size of the tool you can increase with this key: ] and decrease with [. Hope that all makes sense Smile.
We're going to Eden tomorrow, haven't been for ages.
Thanks so much for favouriting my latest upload!
Theresa

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2011 - 7:58 AM

A superbly captured image, Di, wonderful details and colours.
Roy

panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2011 - 3:54 PM

Hi Diana, thank you for your kind wishes, I can't wait to get my other eye done, I have probs viewing my monitor. I can see that this is a super shot with great subtlety and definition, nice one !

Regards Phil

franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2011 - 6:52 PM

A beautifully defined floral Di, those paper thin petals look so luminescent in that light.

Fran

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2011 - 2:22 PM

Beautiful macro with lovely tones in the whites.
Rende

Andree_Borrel
14 Feb 2011 - 3:09 PM

First class, excellent border

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2011 - 7:14 PM

Will write soon but I get so tired xxx

jeanmarie
jeanmarie  5 England
17 Feb 2011 - 12:41 AM

beautiful and delicateSmile

astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2011 - 11:27 PM

I agree, good lighting exposure and indeed a very good DoF
Astyag

Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
21 Feb 2011 - 4:02 PM

Lovely lighting and textures Di and I particularly like the warm glowing centre.

Val

astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 8:54 AM

Lovely close up, like the details. Glad to see you uploading again
Astyag

Adrian_Reynolds
31 Mar 2011 - 2:14 PM

Captured with an artists eye, love the furled petals, agree with all above,
hope all is well with you Di,
Adrian

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 4:49 PM

What a beaut. And you're so lucky to be living near to the Eden Project!

Andrew

graceland
graceland  92376 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 4:54 PM

Grin Seen my iris pic ?

akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2011 - 8:13 PM

Excellent macro work.

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2011 - 1:00 AM

just magic

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 8:35 PM

beautiful detail a superb quality shot

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 7:13 PM

currently E2 featured photo

Hop-A-Long
17 Mar 2012 - 10:11 PM

Beautiful image.

Andy

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