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Something different today! It was my birthday recently and my daughters sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers some of which, incidentally, are still going strong! I thought I'd test out the new camera again to see how it deals with whites and focus. This was the end result. Once again I cannot claim full responsibility as I did have it set on Auto, but I did choose not to have the flash on and just use window light.

V2 ADDED AT MOIRA'S (MRSWOOLYBILL) SUGGESTION

I'm pleased you enjoyed all the Swinton Park images and I do have more, but I'll give them a rest for now (thank goodness I hear you all as one voice!!!).

Take care and thanks for your continued support.

Carol

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Sep 2012 - 3:44 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Bouquet
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:27 Sep 2012 - 6:53 PM
Tags:Close up, Floral, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Lily, Shadow, Stamen, White
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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 7:02 PM

Focus is wonderfully sharp, Carol with good dof. The whites seem to have come out OK.

Ray

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canonfan
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27 Sep 2012 - 7:08 PM

Stunning image with great clarity throughout Carol. Well captured
Jim

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 7:13 PM

Very attractive, and good use made of natural light.
I think I might be inclined to crop off the lower petals, up to the tongue-shape below the stamens; but I'm not sure...
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41123 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 7:17 PM

Looks pretty good to me, Carol, and I normally agree with Moira's crops. I was angling for a 5D MkIII for xmas. No chance of that but I might get the new computer as a second prize GrinGrin

Dave

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 7:34 PM


Quote: Very attractive, and good use made of natural light.
I think I might be inclined to crop off the lower petals, up to the tongue-shape below the stamens; but I'm not sure...
Moira

Version 2 added!
Carol

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ChristineD
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27 Sep 2012 - 8:24 PM

Stunning image, v2 for me

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saeidNL
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27 Sep 2012 - 8:24 PM

Beautiful and lovely images,Carol,well done,
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HELANA
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27 Sep 2012 - 8:36 PM

Lovely images,well use of natural light Carol.
Elena

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:37 PM

I love the close up of these flowers but can't stand their smell.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:50 PM

Yes I do prefer V2, it's more immediate. Thanks for the pm.
Moira

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pdcche
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27 Sep 2012 - 9:12 PM

Lovely close up Carol, nice detail and presentation, Peter..

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 9:28 PM

Very nice close up Carol - well 2 very nice close ups actully.Smile
Joan.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 9:53 PM

Love the crop on V2.
Matt

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 844 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:17 PM

Superb images with great colourful detail....Phil

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:25 PM

A lovely image, and I think enhanced by the crop in V2.
x

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:38 PM

Beautifully sharp Carol and yes I think we're mostly liking the cropped version.
Why can't we see it for ourselves? Even with the crop you've still retained
plenty detail in the petals.
Photographing flowers from a bouquet is a great way of remembering the gift long after the
flowers are gone.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
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27 Sep 2012 - 10:42 PM

Pin-sharp and lovely! The crop in V2 works really well too.

Ann

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 6:09 AM

V.2 for me, Carol, and such a wonderful scent, too. Carol

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Sep 2012 - 8:52 AM

Very good detail the stamens are very well defined!; I like both to be honest it's hard to choose between them, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Jekaro
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28 Sep 2012 - 9:09 AM

A wonderful close up shot, Carol, superb details and colour.
Roy

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CaroleS
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28 Sep 2012 - 9:41 AM

Very nicely captured Carol and V2 now gets my voteSmile
Carole

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AnnChown
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28 Sep 2012 - 10:46 AM

I like your pov very much and the oof lisianthus in the background. I find lilies so difficult to photograph, but you've managed it so well. I do prefer the crop in v2. As Kate says - why is it so difficult to see it ourselves? Love it - and the new camera is working well.
Ann

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digital_boi
28 Sep 2012 - 11:15 AM

fine capture detail and clarity spot on

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
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28 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

It prolongs the pleasure of the gift of
beautiful flowers and is fun to capture them too.
Very lovely Carol.

B.

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FeatherFriend
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28 Sep 2012 - 12:08 PM

Lovely selective focus where it matters Carol,
Geoff.

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Fefe
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28 Sep 2012 - 12:24 PM

This caught my eye as featured e2Grin
LovelyGrinGrin
Diane

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helenlinda
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28 Sep 2012 - 12:57 PM

Well captured flowers Carol -Helen SmileSmile
Helen

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prabhusinha
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28 Sep 2012 - 3:03 PM

A fine composition.

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TrevBatWCC
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28 Sep 2012 - 3:17 PM

A lovely close-up, Carol, and I'm with Moira - it does work better in V2 Wink
Trev Smile

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danbrann
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28 Sep 2012 - 3:19 PM

another of your beauties Carol...................

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 11:00 AM

superb macro work here carol,well done.ray

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