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There are not so many leaves left on our Wisteria but I felt I'd try a shot of what remained: taken yesterday afternoon with flash against a grey late afternoon sky, this was the result.......a bit of an experiment really........so please be honest should you choose to comment. I have avoided applying any sort of frame deliberately.

My thanks to all who viewed and CandC'd on "Colours of the Seasons", and a very big thank you to Christina {ccb} for her User Award.

Ronnie.

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:20mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Yes
Title:"About to Drop"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:1 Nov 2011 - 12:07 AM
Tags:B/g is a grey sky., Daytime shot, Flash, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, Wisteria
Votes:86

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 12:24 AM

Lovely colour and great lighting Ronnie.Well done..Lin

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NeilWigan
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1 Nov 2011 - 12:28 AM

Cant get any better than this with this type of shot.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 12:37 AM

OK Ronnie,you have made me feel guilty with your call to be honest.
Yes,it was me that stole that jar of sherbet lemons out of Mr Duffs sweetie shop nearly 45 years ago !!
A well lit shot here,and I feel if I have seen the light myself !!
Mick.

Last Modified By mikbee at 1 Nov 2011 - 12:38 AM

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 12:39 AM

Your "experiment" produced a superb and elegant picture Ronnie, and omitting a frame gives a marvellous impression of this spray of leaves hanging in space.Patrick

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hasslebladuk
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1 Nov 2011 - 12:51 AM

Lovely shot ron that b/g is something else excellent
mike

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Scottishlandscapes
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1 Nov 2011 - 12:52 AM

A very elegant composition with that wonderful diagonal Ronnie, the subdued colour is just right.

Dougie

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pascalg
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1 Nov 2011 - 2:20 AM

nicely done...

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Chinga
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1 Nov 2011 - 2:23 AM

It's beautiful... Love the gold tones in the leaves.
IB

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Daisymaye
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1 Nov 2011 - 2:30 AM

Lovely light and beautiful on black...........Sandy

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samarmishra
1 Nov 2011 - 2:42 AM

Hi Ronnie, lovely use of light and you have captured the image perfectly covering the complete frame. Excellent capture.

samar..

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 3:24 AM

So effecvtive! Love this one.

Ann

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful image Ronnie

Chris

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oll1e
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1 Nov 2011 - 3:58 AM

wonderful light and space Ronnie ,great ideaWink

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WhiteRose1
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1 Nov 2011 - 5:23 AM

Honestly Ronnie, the colour is excellent, the detail is excellent, and the composition is pretty nifty too.

Dave

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CarolG
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1 Nov 2011 - 5:47 AM

Very beautiful, Ronnie, wonderful light, and an excellent presentation, well worthy of the award. Carol

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 6:56 AM

Very well captured Ronnnie.

Glyn

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 7:30 AM

So simple, but very effective RonnieSmile

Might still have liked a frame thoughWink

Adrian

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fentiger
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1 Nov 2011 - 7:54 AM

Very effective and eye-catching.

Albert

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CaroleS
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1 Nov 2011 - 8:05 AM

The colour is excellent and the simplicity of the image is so effective. Carole

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 8:08 AM

I like it and believe in all honesty you have done wonders - even got me thinking I might try with our wisteriaWink I dont have a black board thoSad

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morpheus1955
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1 Nov 2011 - 8:21 AM

Superb shot Ronnie, fabulous colours and detail.

Hugh

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digital_boi
1 Nov 2011 - 9:31 AM

the colour looks to be spot on Ronnie was worth the attempt...on my monitor i can see some odd shadows bottom left did you clone somehting out ??

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
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1 Nov 2011 - 9:36 AM

Good texture and lighting

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gingerdelight

Yes! This has worked extremely well Ronnie - the right amount of detail and colour and the flash has made for a great black background. Well done!
Carol

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RonnieAG
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1 Nov 2011 - 9:50 AM

Thanks, Graham: yes, there were one or two untidy leaves there which I felt added nothing so I cloned them out, but obviously not well enough.
However I have gone back to the original and 'doctored' it.
Thanks for pointing this out.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
1 Nov 2011 - 9:59 AM

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viscostatic
1 Nov 2011 - 10:01 AM

Beautiful colours Ronnie.

Phil.

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AshTree
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1 Nov 2011 - 10:27 AM

The experiment has paid off in bucket loads, Ronnie! A beautifully well balanced composition and the flash throwing the background black has perfected this delightful image.
Theresa

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barbarahirst
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1 Nov 2011 - 10:35 AM

Simplicity at its best

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SteveMoulding
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1 Nov 2011 - 10:49 AM

Beautiful lighting and colour, well captured.
Steve.

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PhilT2
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1 Nov 2011 - 10:58 AM

The composition of nature so well captured. The experiment is a huge success and the borderless image makes our viewing all the more enjoyable

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EMJAYCEE
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1 Nov 2011 - 11:10 AM

A successful experiment and a first class result Ronnie.
Joan.

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Lillian
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1 Nov 2011 - 12:19 PM

So sharp Ronnie, and against the black a very impressive colour
well done and deserving of the UA
Lillian

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
1 Nov 2011 - 1:10 PM

Beautifully lit.
JNC

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 1:40 PM

Works very well without a frame Ronnie, a lovely colour too.
Shell

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 - 2:08 PM

Black background really shows the leaves off. You have caught great detail.
maggie

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TrevBatWCC
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1 Nov 2011 - 4:48 PM

Wonderful lighting, Ronnie, and captured beautifully as always. Being a warm, sunny day, I've been out to the local park this afternoon testing a new macro lens I bought yesterday - haven't looked at them yet, but I doubt I can match this! Wink
Trev Smile

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achieverswales

Simple pure excellent photography Ronnie.

Regards

Trev.

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AnnChown
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1 Nov 2011 - 6:53 PM

The light is superb on these yellow leaves - great composition Ronnie!
Ann

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moiral
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1 Nov 2011 - 7:19 PM

I really like this shot Ronnie. Simple but very effective. My wisteria still has most of it's leaves and still quite green just now TongueGrin. Moira

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 7:48 PM

Very well taken and processed - very nicely picked out - a well deserved award too

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1 Nov 2011 - 8:12 PM

Simple....Crisp n Clear Ronnie ! Excellent work mate Smile

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Tynnwrlluniau
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1 Nov 2011 - 9:10 PM

Beautifully realised image, Ronnie. Really striking.
Alun

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Anjantoo
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1 Nov 2011 - 9:20 PM

Perfect, such beautiful colours agaisnt the black bg.
Jann
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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
1 Nov 2011 - 9:38 PM

Eyecatching image Ronnie against that black background.

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 9:41 PM

Spot on Ronnie. Great light and colour....Derek

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 9:59 PM

Beautiful colour set off by the black b/g, Ronnie. Well capturedSmile
Take care, Pauline

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jujupops  4 England
1 Nov 2011 - 10:33 PM

What a superb "experiment" Ronnie, love the light and the colour is lovely
Julie

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2 Nov 2011 - 12:05 AM

what a contrast!
the wisteria stand out and seems to be flying away. there is so much detail and a whole range of yellows that benefit a lot form the black background

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Michaela_Solway

Works a treat Ronnie, great diagonal and the golden light on the leaves contrasts so well against the b/g

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4 Nov 2011 - 1:24 AM

Very well captured Ronnie,beautiful lighting and colour...........Grin

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2011 - 1:34 PM

Missed this cracker Ronnie; unusual for me as this sort of thing usually catches my eye. Perfect framing and colouration.

Fraser

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 - 6:01 PM

Beautiful in its simplicity.

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