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OK, so here is the first shot I took in this poppy field. It is quite a well known field, and I wanted a magical image capturing a beautiful sky, the sea, cliffs and the flowers - a rare sight! When I got there I found less flowers than expected, and thought most had come and died off due to the poor weather at the time. It took me a while to find this composition, and I ended up waiting for over an hour for the light to be just right Grin a nice place for a wait!

Overall I am pleased with this shot, and only wish when I had revisited the location a couple weeks later (see other poppy image) I had more time to set up a shot like this, with more of a foreground interest. What do you think?

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Lens:Tokina 12-24mm f4 ATX Pro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:12mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4
Aperture:f/13
Shutter Speed:1/8sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:m
Metering Mode:manual
White Balance:auto (adjusted in RAW)
Title:poppies the first time
Username:dplatt2000 dplatt2000
Uploaded:14 Sep 2012 - 10:32 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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DanielaS
DanielaS e2 Member 2DanielaS vcard Romania3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 10:47 AM

I think you captured everything you wanted in the first place. This view is really beautiful and the moment is perfect. Congratulation!
Daniela

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 9452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 11:28 AM

Well worth all the effort

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 11:48 AM

In my view a near perfect image. The balance between the foreground poppies and distant view is just right, as is the light and exposure. Lovely top pic, Ian

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 12:06 PM

Nice lush landscape.
Matt

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 1:03 PM

Both sky and poppies are spectacular, it's a really eye catching image with more than enough floral interest and a nice lead in line to the horizon.
Al

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 5:08 PM

I much prefer this one to the other. The larger flowers in the foreground supply a subject to the expansive background. Now do you have one with a single dominent flower?

Paul

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dplatt2000
dplatt2000 e2 Member 2dplatt2000 vcard
14 Sep 2012 - 6:15 PM

thank you everyone, I must say I wish I had found this site sooner, it really is great Grin Paul, I don't have one with a single flower, to get the composition I was looking for I had to include a bunch of them, maybe that's one for next year! My only quibble with this is I wish I had got this composition, but two weeks later when all the flowers were in bloom (as in the other shot) However I was massively rushed and couldn't...I did intend to return again, but the weather turned and by the time I got my chance the delicate flowers had been all but ruined by the incessant wind and rain - another lovely English summer Grin

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