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My attempt at a bit of 'flower-arranging' ??..........don't think I'd 'graduate' if it were a college course I reckon !!!!.GrinGrin

Actually, they're the left-overs of my wifes bunch of Carnations, which had started to droop, & wither up......so I grabbed 'em before
they hit the bin...........thought they'd make a nice off-beat flower/still-life arrangement ????

Daylight through a window behind, plus a white card to reflect a bit of light into the shadows...& a bit of texturing to add to the sad state of the blooms !!.Smile

Many thanks for the great response to 'Not so Insy Winsy' !!!......& special thanks to Chloe (cocobean) for the valued UA !!!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Oct 2013 - 11:02 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:0.5sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Er.......Oooops !!
Username:Niknut Niknut
Uploaded:3 Oct 2013 - 2:52 PM
Tags:Carnations., Flowers & plants, Still-life
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:03 PM

Fantastic and beautiful image,well done,
saeid

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Mollycat
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3 Oct 2013 - 3:05 PM

Keith a beautifully composed still life arranged superbly.GrinGrinGrin Peter.

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shaznay2013

What an eye catcher! looks a real work of art, love itSmile

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Nikonuser1
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3 Oct 2013 - 3:08 PM

A great still lifeSmile

Cliff

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:10 PM

Wonderful lighting, Keith, though I think you are in need of a few flower arranging classes Wink Carol

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CaroleS
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3 Oct 2013 - 3:11 PM

Brilliant!SmileSmile

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:17 PM

The flowers are perfectly photographed and the textured background adds a beautiful and complementary final touch.

Albert

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briantjjones
3 Oct 2013 - 3:36 PM

Keith, Great image and the texture really adds the icing on the cake.

Brian J.

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Irishkate
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3 Oct 2013 - 4:11 PM

You couldn't have arranged them better if you tried!
A wonderful haphazard still life with a texture which works well with the pewter vase.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
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3 Oct 2013 - 4:13 PM

A still life with stuffed with both creative brilliance and emotive ideals...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
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3 Oct 2013 - 4:17 PM


Quote: You couldn't have arranged them better if you tried!
A wonderful haphazard still life with a texture which works well with the pewter vase.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Great still life and perfect light...well done

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SUE118
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3 Oct 2013 - 4:19 PM

They saw you comming ha ha .Smile

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Caziwinkles
3 Oct 2013 - 4:54 PM

Excellent image - reminds me of 'olden day' pictures my Grandma used to have. Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM

Got the lighting spot on - there's still beauty there.
Joan.

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leontari
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3 Oct 2013 - 5:19 PM

Perfect lighting. Excellent image.
Effrossini

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 5:35 PM

Amassing what you can do with a few dead flowers, greats got Smile

Eileen

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:42 PM

Super still life image!! Nice work!!

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:01 PM

Beautiful still life, Keith
Alun

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barbarahirst
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3 Oct 2013 - 6:07 PM

great colours and really love that jug...

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom93 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:08 PM

Great lighting and detail. The textured backdrop really suits it!

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viscostatic
3 Oct 2013 - 6:12 PM

The light, the surface and the background are brilliant.

phil.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:22 PM

A good composition with nice colours but nobody would put Carnations in a short jug. The flowers work best in a tall vase which supports the stems and heavier heads.
But then the droop they have here wouldn't happen, the photographers dilemma.

Dougie

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:38 PM

Ooooo.....many thanks Colleen for your GE award !!.......I'm well pleased !!Grin

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kathrynlouise
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3 Oct 2013 - 6:42 PM

A fabulous image Keith GrinGrin

Kathryn

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3 Oct 2013 - 7:22 PM

better to stick to photography which you are good at.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

lovely take

David

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mondmagu
mondmagu  474 forum posts Ireland
3 Oct 2013 - 8:24 PM

Super image Keith,great idea.

Des

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jasonrwl
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3 Oct 2013 - 11:28 PM

This is terrific Keith - its the lighting that makes it
Jason

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mikbee
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4 Oct 2013 - 12:08 AM

I think the arrangement is fine Keith !!
Great light.
Great shot.
Mick.

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Skeet1Away
4 Oct 2013 - 12:43 AM

Keith, this is a stunning comp..........that lighting is fantastic. I'm going to add a little UA..


Paul.

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4 Oct 2013 - 1:44 AM

A wonderfully composed image and the lighting is fabulous........Sandy

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4 Oct 2013 - 5:37 AM

Perfect light and composition

Peter

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mlseawell
mlseawell e2 Member 4mlseawell vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 7:10 AM

Keith, brilliant picture mate but ummmm, maybe the misses should handle the flower! Wink

Mark

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Quoise
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4 Oct 2013 - 12:22 PM

Love this Keith....the flower arranging looks perfect to me Tongue

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 3:11 PM

Jason & Paul.....thankyou so much for your UA's.........much appreciated !!Smile

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Nigeve1
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4 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM

Excellent well arranged still life with very good lighting.
Nigel

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UrbaneMagick
5 Oct 2013 - 8:40 AM

Gorgeous image and processing.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 11:00 AM

Thankyou Gareth for your UA !!........well appreciated !

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 11:45 AM

You've got one utterly gorgeous still life here, Keith. The light, colour, detail and processing are simply spot-on Smile

This is much more interesting and fetching flower arranging than what you usually see, I tell you.

Andrew Grin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 12:22 PM

A great attempt!!!
Ju

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 4:13 PM

well arranged indeed.. would do for Miss Marple's murder scene Smile
excellent texture wizardry,too

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
5 Oct 2013 - 6:55 PM

Wonderful lighting in this beautiful image

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2013 - 5:55 PM

Fantastic image, no wonder you got all them awards, just used mine otherwise you would have got it

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6 Oct 2013 - 10:43 PM

Brilliant image, well done..Lin

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AnnChown
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7 Oct 2013 - 2:17 PM

Beautifully done Keith!

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capto
capto e2 Member 2982 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 7:10 PM

That has worked a treat, nice one.Smile

ivor

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myrab
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9 Oct 2013 - 6:25 PM

A very lovely shot.

Myra

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
15 Oct 2013 - 8:41 PM

So, so beautiful! Great work!

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 - 11:33 AM

Superb composition and treatment Keith SmileSmileWink
Don

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rbai2007
rbai2007  3 Argentina
18 Oct 2013 - 6:35 PM

Wonderful still life with very beautiful tones and colours

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Jodyw17
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:15 PM

Beautifully done

Jody

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