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These backlit grasses and knapweed seed heads made me think of a firework display.
A bit of an odd ball shot which I expect to bomb as they say........but we'll see.......don't be nice, if you think it should be trashed, please say so as I shall not be offended ( well, perhaps only a weeeeee bitSadSad).
Due to family visiting, I may not be around that much later today.

My thanks to all who took time to view and comment on Celebrate Those Who Made The Clyde Great.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D600 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon FX 28-300mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:135mm.
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Nature's Fireworks"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:29 Aug 2013 - 2:00 AM
Tags:Backlit., Flowers & plants, Grasses, Knapweed seed heads
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:172
Unique Views:70

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 2:19 AM

Some great contrasts in this well done image, the fluffy white makes a good foil for the seeded grasses! NICE!

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Ayoob
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29 Aug 2013 - 2:27 AM

Like this image a lot ,excellently captured and presented , Roonie.....Grin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 4:06 AM

Actually, I think this works quite nicely. The contrast of light and dark, sharpness and soft background, and light and dark is strong. Good photo.

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Aug 2013 - 4:13 AM

This is a lovely image Ronnie !!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8169 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:05 AM

The perfect title, Ronnie, and most definitely a 'keeper' Smile Carol

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LynneJoyce
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29 Aug 2013 - 6:54 AM

Bomb? I think not. I love it!

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 11008 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:57 AM

Superb framing, very well captured with lovely light.

Nigel

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 6:57 AM

Well, it's very different and I like it, Ronnie!
The title is spot on!
The subject sits well at the front of the image.

Richard

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3225 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:32 AM

Great title and a lovely coloured image Smile
NettaSmile

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SUE118
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29 Aug 2013 - 7:33 AM

I think you should keep it Ronnie it's a lovely shot and a clever title.Smile

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User_Removed
29 Aug 2013 - 7:41 AM

Excellent detail & title. Grin

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Badgerfred
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29 Aug 2013 - 7:43 AM

Like the composition and detail in this one Ronnie, fine shot,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 7:51 AM

I can't believe you would ever trash any of your wonderful images.
Each one stars.....for different reasons

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51221 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:26 AM

Beautifully backlit, Ronnie, and your analogy is spot on.

Dave

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:26 AM

The backlit seed heads are wonderful Ronnie along with the golden grass the result is a fine image (nae bullshit) SmileSmileSmile

Rod

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Caziwinkles
29 Aug 2013 - 8:33 AM

Why would this bomb? Ronnie this is a beauty - lovely lighting and detail - and your title totally fits the bill. Smile

Carol

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geffers7
geffers7 Plus Member 437 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:40 AM

I think its a very interesting shot Ronnie with lots of texture and tone.
Geoff

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:40 AM

Definitely not to be trashed, Ronnie there is a lot of lovely detail and texture to admire here. Grin

Ray

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digital_boi
29 Aug 2013 - 8:42 AM

It works well. You have got some good detail and light and the title is spot on


Graham

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EMJAYCEE
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29 Aug 2013 - 8:45 AM

Very lovely light showing how beautiful the grasses are.
Joan.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43843 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 8:55 AM

Backlit and blooming beautiful Ronnie. It is an image which not many of use me included would have considered, but you my friend have captured a real beauty within.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 9:07 AM

Lovely image Smile

Eileen

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CaroleS
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29 Aug 2013 - 9:18 AM

Two contrasting textures and beautiful light and detail - love it!

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Lillian
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29 Aug 2013 - 9:46 AM

Love the light here Ronnie, the whole image is glowing!
also looks like you have varnished the grasses to shineGrin
added with the flower heads..perfect
Lillian

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
29 Aug 2013 - 10:12 AM

Certainly wouldn't trash it Ronnie. The back light has worked really well giving some great contrast. The detail is spot on nicely done Ronnie.

John

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Fefe
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29 Aug 2013 - 10:13 AM

Its beautiful Ronnie, fabulous light and detail!
Diane

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Nikonuser1
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29 Aug 2013 - 10:23 AM

I like this Ronnie it works extremely well, a great capture, like the lightingSmile


Cliff

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:00 AM

So nicely composed and lovely light.

Ann

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Irishkate
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29 Aug 2013 - 11:15 AM

Comparing these sparklers of nature to fireworks is a good one.
The back lighting is lovely and there are so many images we can do
using simple grasses and seedheads.
I was inspired by LynneJoyce's set recently with some lovely images
and have a few from my holiday.
So get out there and take some more - we all sem to like them.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
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29 Aug 2013 - 11:28 AM

Good lighting on this

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29 Aug 2013 - 11:33 AM

Which came first..the title or the photograph. both excellent.

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29 Aug 2013 - 12:09 PM

Nice backlit image!! Too good to bomb , Ronnie!!!!

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nonur
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29 Aug 2013 - 12:16 PM

Great title, a lovely well lit detailed shot, Ronnie. You better keep it.

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achieverswales
29 Aug 2013 - 12:25 PM

I uploaded a similar image some time ago and it did very well, excellent lighting and subject Ronnie.

Regards

Trev.

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29 Aug 2013 - 3:58 PM

The combination of dark bg and contrast in the light make this work very well, Ronnie. I cans ee why you were reminded of a firework display.

Malc

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29 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

Well, I certainly wouldn't bin this, Ronnie! In fact, I'd be chuffed if I'd taken it! Smile Lovely lighting here, and it does rather look like a firework display Wink
Trev Smile

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29 Aug 2013 - 4:00 PM

Love the lighting and your title....well captured

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mikbee
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29 Aug 2013 - 4:14 PM

Yes,I think it works rather well too Ronnie !!
Good one.
Mick.

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hasslebladuk
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29 Aug 2013 - 5:28 PM

Cracking shot lovely back light excellent
mike

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29 Aug 2013 - 5:42 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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29 Aug 2013 - 6:03 PM

you captured the light really well Ronnie.
have a good weekend,
Yung

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29 Aug 2013 - 6:48 PM

Love the Light and depth of colour Ronnie, lovely comp', and I'm a big fan of a well lit Plant with a dark natural BG.

John Smile

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29 Aug 2013 - 9:22 PM

Excellent imaginative image Ronnie.Smile Fireworks indeed.
Brian.

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29 Aug 2013 - 11:30 PM

Lovely capture of detail and colour.
Regards John.

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adrian_w
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2 Sep 2013 - 8:09 AM

Well worth keeping. I love the backlighting effect.
My only comment is that it's a little bit fussy; itcould do with one or two of the grasses removing , or recomposing them slightly to make it more balanced.

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8 Sep 2013 - 1:02 AM

I like it very much Ronnie, this is what greeted me when I visited Prestbury Hill nature reserve briefly this afternoon, unlike you I did not take any shots!Blush

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