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Saw this growing in a heap of rubble just outside the village of Falkland in Fife last Spring. However rough the conditions looked it must suit this flower as there were a whole lot more all looking very healthy in bud ready to open.

Have not been on line much at all as we have been busy working in our garden here. Thank you all for the comments and votes on Fern Flower and Kaleidoscope. They are all very much appreciated.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Anemone Blanda
Username:ElmsArt ElmsArt
Uploaded:16 Jun 2012 - 8:47 PM
Tags:Anemone, Blue, Close-up/macro, Flowers & plants
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dhandjh
dhandjh  2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 - 9:04 PM

Crystal clear shot - lovely!

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 9:09 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Though a striking thumbnail, once opended large, I felt a little disappointed and hope you don't mind me asking and offering maybe a little c&c?

Did you use a tripod? The subject looks slightly blurred and I wonder whether you would have benefited from the use of a tripod? ...and maybe the use of mirro lock up or a remote?? Maybe (only maybe) a slightly different angle would have given the viewer a slightly less conventional and therefore more interesting view?
Mike

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ElmsArt
ElmsArt  782 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 9:50 PM

Thank you dhandjh

Thank you Mike. No, did not use a tripod. It was hand held. I was out with my two grand daughters taking them to see Mary Queen of Scots at Falkland Palace that day Grin. Keeping an eye on a 5 and 10 yr old (Especially the 5 yr old who does not know the meaning of take yout time) meant one camera, two lenses and little time for either.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 9:57 PM

Mike's advice is sound although I have to admit I seldom use a tripod for outdoor floral shots......it just seems to get in the way. In fact, I often take flowers on dull or rainy days, like today, when I end up take the shot one handed, a brolly held in the other.
Nevertheless, a nice find on the tip, and with having to look after the children, this was probably more of a snatch shot, and thus not a bad effort.
Having said all that though, keep in mind Mike's suggestions ( he is without doubt an expert floral photographer and his portfolio is well worth some scrutiny).
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 16 Jun 2012 - 9:58 PM

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 9:59 PM

Beautifully framed even if tripod would have improved sharpness.
No easy job watching children so you're forgiven for something we all do!
KateGrin

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 - 10:49 PM

Lovely colours,I never use a tripod myself, with flowers imposible to get position. Well done.
Elena.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 11:16 PM

This shows a most stunning blue!

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mikbee
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17 Jun 2012 - 2:00 AM

A fine shot despite being tripodless !!
Mick.

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 2:28 AM

Good advice from Mike, but still a very nice shot.
I have but never use a tripod, although no doubt they will be useful for planned shots,

David

Thanks for your comments, didn't see the edge until after upload, down to operator error I'm afraid Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33146 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 6:33 AM

A really top quality photograph sorry that I can't express myself ant further due to my range of movement.

Regards Nathan

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 9:03 AM

Lovely work.

Ken

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 5:46 PM

'Superb color, tones, fine details, & Lovely presentation' ~ Peter Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 11:51 PM

I agree with mike on the composition, although I can see a lot of merit in this shot,too. The birds eye view helps with the fine texture of the petals.
I frankly admit that my camera gear (5 pounds of 300 mm, 5 pounds camera and macro, 5 pounds of other lenses and sometimes the long tele @ 8 pounds ) puts me off tripods. Too heavy.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 2:29 AM

Very nice young girl,,

Aidan,,

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Jul 2012 - 2:54 PM

Just got my new reading glasses today, nice clear cut photo love the colour and the stamens are perfectly defined great macro, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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