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Thanx to Brian and Ronnie I have learned the secret of black cardboard - so my wife had to hold it behind these Iris lilies in our garden for my first experiment Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Nov 2012 - 10:16 AM
Focal Length:13.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Natural Iris Arrangement
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:7 Nov 2012 - 3:11 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General
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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
7 Nov 2012 - 4:10 AM

Beautiful image nice colour well captured.
Allen, Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 4:48 AM

Very well done, Herman: a beautiful result from the use of a black card and with quite stunning irises growing in situ as subjects.
The vertical arrangement of the three blooms could not be better, and I like the inclusion of the leaves as a framing at the foot.
Detail and colour immaculate.
Ronnie.

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tonyguitar
7 Nov 2012 - 5:06 AM

Slate grey; the perfect counterfoil colour for these lovely blooms. Very pleasing. TG

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macromal
macromal  2
7 Nov 2012 - 5:14 AM

Herman the way that the light has caught on these Iris`s is just heaven, a very well taken picture....Mal.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
7 Nov 2012 - 6:05 AM

Lovely colours and light here Herman.
Well done. WesternRed.

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l1z
l1z  1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 7:11 AM

lovely colours Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 7:25 AM

wonderful light and colour herman brilliant detail love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 7:29 AM

A super capture and team effort.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2167 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 7:36 AM

Well done,this look's beautiful,it's great that we learn from others on this site.
NettaSmile

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 7:47 AM

Another suggestion, use a photographic programme with a flood-background facility .

A winner.

Rock

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
7 Nov 2012 - 7:48 AM

Great shot there Herman, a very good presentation worth the effort, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Nov 2012 - 8:13 AM

Beautiful capture Herman,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 8:27 AM

wives are invaluable....Wink

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
7 Nov 2012 - 8:41 AM

Blooming lovely!Smile

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
7 Nov 2012 - 9:01 AM

Superbly captured and beautifully presented Herman, love the colour combination of these two gorgeous lilies ... Carol Grin

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:05 AM

excellent light and lovely colours
regards
Yung

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:43 AM

Stunning image, great colours ,nice light and lovely detail..
saeid

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 10:07 AM

This works so well SmileSmile
Helen

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digital_boi
7 Nov 2012 - 10:30 AM

fine image the black b/g always works a treat

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 11:06 AM

Lovely arrangement with blackboard magic, Herman. You'll be using Ronnie's kitchen sink method next Tongue

Dave

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marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 11:10 AM

Yet another beautiful image.

Mary

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User_Removed
7 Nov 2012 - 11:24 AM

Really beautiful contrasts in colour and beautiful composition - almost like a minimalist zen flower arrangement. Lovely.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 12:02 PM

Superb shot, fabulous colours and excellent detail, beautifully captured and presented.

Hugh

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 1:41 PM

Excellent composition, the colours work very well together.
Ali GrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 2:19 PM

Spot on Herman, i think the black BG works well my friend. Thanks for your kind comments.
brian

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 2:42 PM

fantastic Iris shot.. will have to wait till spring for the next ones Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 2:52 PM

Forgot to say.. I just looked up yougberries, they derive indeed from dew bery brables rasberries and blackberries. Sound very appetizing. Well ours are common French brambles .. thorny but the berries are very good in years with sufficient rain.
the stem is the same
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braam_%28plant%29

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 3:16 PM

Lucky 2 get 2 together.

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koowac
koowac  3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 3:45 PM

Wonderful capture. Great idea with the background GrinGrin

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 5:22 PM

Excellent shot Herman, super detail, colour and lighting. The black card worked a treat, I use a couple of bulldog clips to hold the card up against the fence when I can, if not its handy to have a wife isn't it.
Ray

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 7:44 PM

Beautiful Herman, great light, colour and detail, Peter..

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 8:04 PM

Very lovely arrangement. Beautiful lighting, detail and colour.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 8:47 PM

Gorgeous capture.

P.

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 340 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 9:17 PM

Very nice, great colour tone and detail........


Paul.

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thedon1941
7 Nov 2012 - 9:28 PM

Great image with terrific colours. Don

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 11:15 PM

Fantastic image Herman. Lovely colour
Jim

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debu
debu  4 India
7 Nov 2012 - 11:39 PM

Excellently presented.
debu

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

LOVELY! Grin
IB

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 2:20 PM

Beautifully done, wonderful colour and light...

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Sundowner2005

A great photograph keep up the good work.SID.

Last Modified By Sundowner2005 at 9 Nov 2012 - 3:44 AM

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 6:33 AM

Superb Herman.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Rob

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