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On a recent trip to Pembroke I managed to get a few shots of this lovely Knapweed, which is growing on the
cliff-tops near Castlemartin..........I wanted to include the cliffs in the b/g to establish the plants location, so
with my Nikon P6000 set to 28mm & Macro, & focusing on the nearest flower-heads I came up with this shot,
which I'm quite pleased with..............there was a small gale blowing at the time, so I'm surprised to get a
decently sharp image from about 6 shots at it ??.....& trying to stop being blown over the cliff edge too !!..Grin

Many thanks for all the C&C's for 'Evening at Morston Quay'....your opinions are well appreciated !!!!.Smile

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P6000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jul 2012 - 4:47 PM
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/3.6
Shutter Speed:1/127sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Coastal Knapweed.
Username:Niknut Niknut
Uploaded:8 Jul 2012 - 12:55 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Pembroke. Cliffs. Knapweed. Plants.
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Votes:61
Voters:Alan_Baseley · annettep38 · digital_boi · User_Removed · paskinmj · achieverswales · martinjp · RonnieAG · BIGRY1 · Dors-pics · PattiW · PinkK · mex · Herge88 · WhiteRose1 · cats_123 · tomcat · ChristineD · helenlinda · Philip_H · taggart · Scottishlandscapes · marktc · ComfortablyNumb · coastem · kojack · andylea · Michaela_Solway · pamelajean · UrbaneMagick · sable · zapar40 · Irishkate · GillyB · NeilWigan · maggie9 · sweetpea62 · Gerryrys · Wendyp · Glostopcat · lifesnapper · Brian65 · 213hardy · posty57 · EAS · walk8 · Big_Beavis · ChiliMan · LynneJoyce · mlseawell · Porthos · Snapitt · mikbee · Badgerfred · Skeet1Away · jaktis · Lillian · PaulLiley · darrenwilson41 · Cor · Jocelia ·
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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 1:12 PM

a floral firework, it really shines against the backdrop that you positioned so well.
Just never step backwards!!!

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digital_boi
8 Jul 2012 - 1:12 PM

fine contrasting colours lots of detail and great dof

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 1:15 PM

Great differential focus and composition.
Matt

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 1:50 PM

Very well composed coastal capture, and with the selective focussing from wide aperture concentrating the eye on the blooms but with enough b/g "soft detail"'to locate the image.
Ronnie.

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 1:59 PM

Great composition. I love the detail of the flowers against the sea and cliff back drop. Excellent image!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 2:29 PM

Such a lovely image, love that the flower is the main focus Grin

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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 3:04 PM

Great selective focus and good use of dof, make this shot a winner.

Best Matt

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 3:34 PM

Wonderful depth, and clarity of the flower, Keith.

Dave

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96326 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 3:37 PM

Just right for some passing butterfliesTongue

Adrian

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snappersue
8 Jul 2012 - 4:06 PM

Great dof. Well taken. Sue

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ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
8 Jul 2012 - 4:07 PM

Great focus and composition.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 4:16 PM

Well captured Keith - Helen SmileSmile

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 4:32 PM

Good choices made for this image!

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 4:39 PM

It's one thing when the wind blows, sometimes you have to watch when it stops....Ooooopps.

Lovely colour here Keith a bit like the Scottish Thistle.

Dougie

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Michaela_Solway

Super vibrant splash of colour against the cliff backdrop.. Even in the windy conditions

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1704 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 9:03 PM

The backdrop makes this for me, excellent.

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 9:33 PM

very sharp & still here to ell the tale :-p

Beautiful colour!

Gareth

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 10:27 PM

An excellent shot -beautiful colour and detail xx

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 11:02 PM

Glorious burst of colour.
Didn't know these flowers by name Knapweed
because as Scottishlandscapes says they are like the thistle.
Good format to show it's location.
Superb.
KateGrinGrin

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 12:06 AM

As ED"glostopcat " would confirm, a favourit with the butterfly's.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 11:19 AM

Glorious colour and a great back drop,well captured..Lin

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 3:21 PM

A nice perspective.

Gerry

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5938 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 5:42 PM

Thankyou Kate for your UA.....I appreciate your thoughts !!!

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Wendyp  2 England
9 Jul 2012 - 5:49 PM

A good DOF and striking colours making a lovely picture.

Wendy

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posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 6:26 AM

Beautifully framed an shot. Love it keith.

Barry

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 12:19 PM

Very succesful result and so glad you weren't blwon over that cliff!

Ann

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 5:04 PM

This really is perfectly composed and the front two flowers are so sharp!

Andrew

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LynneJoyce
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10 Jul 2012 - 5:50 PM

Stunning colour, wonderful shot.

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mlseawell
mlseawell  5 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 - 6:09 PM

Nice shot! Great composition!

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Porthos
Porthos  5 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:22 PM

Lovely comp and colour....Derek

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 12:23 AM

Looks very preka--procar--pricar----prika.--bleeding high up Keith !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Jul 2012 - 7:58 AM

A great POV giving it a superb depth

Peter

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 9:59 AM

Wonderful image with such clarity
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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 7:22 PM

With the bokeh it gives such a sense of depth. Love it. Paul

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