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Giving this one a go having felt the previous 3 images really didn't strike a chord with fellow epz members in general. Thanks, however, to all who took time to look at them and leave their comments/votes.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jul 2012 - 3:49 AM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Red In Sunshine, Shadow & Rain
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:19 Aug 2012 - 6:34 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General
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Votes:75

Comments

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 6:38 PM

My favourite cut flower, the gerbera, Ann, and you have certainly done it justice here, a beautiful image. Carol

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 - 6:38 PM

Striking and vibrant. Super capture.

P.

mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 6:39 PM

A lovely capture, well controlled exposure which would be quite difficult given the varied shadows and sunlight. As for previous images...just going back to have a look but after eight years on this site I soon realised you can't please all of the folk all of the time and as long as you like the shot, then that's all that matters (though I know it's a nice feeling to get approval from others)
Mike

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 6:47 PM

Love the light and shade on this one, so much more interesting that an evenly lit flower image.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 6:48 PM

I've also gone back to see why - and I would add to Mike's comment that it is also holiday time and people are away. It is hard when you feel that you have worked hard on an image or a series and there are fewer responses than usual, but this should certainly strike anyone looking at it - vibrant, well composed and with shadows, sun and shadows it ticks a lot of boxes - but more than anything - I like it SmileSmile
Helen

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 7:27 PM

I am amazed that you should think your previous 3 images did not strike a chord they achieved 40, 70 and 68 votes respectively. Personally I would be highly delighted if I achieved even 40 votes.

Albert

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Aug 2012 - 7:47 PM

A real beauty,
Fred.

digital_boi
19 Aug 2012 - 7:58 PM


Quote: A lovely capture, well controlled exposure which would be quite difficult given the varied shadows and sunlight. As for previous images...just going back to have a look but after eight years on this site I soon realised you can't please all of the folk all of the time and as long as you like the shot, then that's all that matters (though I know it's a nice feeling to get approval from others)
Mike

a wee winner ver nice work Ann

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 8:05 PM

Vibrant flaming orange against the black makes this zing from the screen. I'd maybe prefer it without the shadows but this is a lovely image, Ann.

Dave

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 8:25 PM


Quote: I am amazed that you should think your previous 3 images did not strike a chord they achieved 40, 70 and 68 votes respectively. Personally I would be highly delighted if I achieved even 40 votes.

Albert

Thanks, Albert! I removed a couple of images though as neither came anywhere close to 70 or 68! I think the weather has at last got to me. Back to yet more heavy rain and a garden which is flooded! So many think comments and encouragement though should get me back on track!

Ann

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 8:31 PM

Well shot and presented ,as usual.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 8:37 PM

Aside form the fact that this is superbly photographed, sharp and clear, true to life colors, the dappled shadows give this an artistic flare that is so appealing!

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM

What a stunning colour and wonderful light.well done Ann,great capture..Lin

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
19 Aug 2012 - 9:11 PM

A lovely capture, like the added extra of the shadows

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 9:17 PM

Stunning shot Ann, fabulous colour and light, wonderful light too.

Hugh

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 9:25 PM

A beautiful gerbera captured with shadows falling across the petals......an original idea which has worked very well, Ann. Full marks for that as well as for a top quality floral shot.
Ronnie.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 9:33 PM

lovely colours and light Ann.
regards
Yung

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2012 - 11:11 PM

Love the shadow play Ann in this excellent image.
Joan.

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 - 11:39 PM

Beautiful image and stunning colour
Jim

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
19 Aug 2012 - 11:51 PM

Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Smile

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:39 AM

We had torrential rain on Friday and Saturday. Thought of you and your garden and wondered what the weather was like with you, obviously the same as usSad Well controlled reds Ann as it looks as though it was in the very bright sunlight that seems to accompany heavy rain showers. I like the shadows, very well captured and presented.
Carole

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:54 AM

I love the light and shadow on this bloom Ann! It's a fine image.
Ann

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:05 AM

love what the sunlight has done for this beautiful bloom

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:42 AM

so beautiful

Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 9:12 AM

A beatiful image Ann Smile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 1:40 PM

Featured E2 image just now--still wonderful!

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 2:05 PM

Lovely shot! Great colourGrin
Diane

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 10:23 PM

"Magnificent {A+++++} & Brilliant Macro Floral Image!!" ~ Peter Smile

GordonLack
GordonLack e2 Member 5GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 - 6:47 AM

Simply Beautiful Ann, Well captured

Gordon

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 - 6:59 AM

Beautiful light and shadow at play. Lovely image. IB

cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:07 AM

Brilliant lighting. Good shot.
chris

Last Modified By cjl47 at 21 Aug 2012 - 8:08 AM
ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 10:42 AM

First off, GORGEOUS shot with the mix of elements - light, shadow and rain. Second, it stands out so well against the black, Ann! Well done on wiping out the background. Third, love your title Grin

Andrew

PS Votes have numerous variables. Day of the week, time of the year, time of the day, what people are going through, etc. Don't let it determine the quality of your image. That aside, I'd be STUNNED if I got anywhere near the number of votes your last few images got Smile

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 3:24 PM

Votes and comments certainly tell you this is well liked Ann,
as I thought the previous one's told?
so beautifully captured with the shadows and droplets
different, and like it
Lillian

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:12 AM

Love the rich depth of colour Ann. paul

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 3:31 PM

Well Ann, 55 clicks should tell you how much this one is appreciated. Its an excellent shot, full of glorious colour and fine detail. Love the shadows across the petals.
Ray

howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:04 AM

Deep colours,Finedetail Love it AnnSmile
Iain

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:12 PM

A rather stunning floral display captured in such away that you have highlighted this intensity of this beauty even further

Regards Nathan

NobbytheNobster
25 Aug 2012 - 11:09 PM

Excellent shot, some nice shadows going on here Smile

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 4:53 PM

Simple, but so effective and beautiful.
Johanna

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:09 PM

A gorgeous gerbera photographed and presented in all its glory

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM

A red stunner love it !!

elainebaker
6 Sep 2012 - 10:07 PM

Excellent Smile

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 3:28 PM

How vibrant and eye catching.
Super shot.

B.

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
24 Nov 2012 - 11:41 AM

A very beautiful photo, lovely light and shadow, smashing colour, I must find time to go through your portfolio very nice, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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