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Something out of my comfort zone which I hope you will like.

Thank you all so very much for all the open and honest critiques and for the great modifications. I was quite amazed how one image could attract so much attention. I certainly learned a great deal which I will put to good use in future photographic ventures.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me it is going to be a rather chilling day after a rather bad night.

Regards as always Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Apr 2013 - 2:35 PM
Focal Length:115mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Floral trio...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:19 Apr 2013 - 8:30 AM
Tags:Bottles, Cherry blossom, Flowers, Flowers & plants
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:35 AM

I think you made the right choice of lead image, Nathan, though all are most beautiful, with perfect backgrounds. Carol

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Apr 2013 - 8:37 AM

Like all 3 Nathan, excellent work,
Fred.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Apr 2013 - 8:37 AM

This is lovely Nathan !! Two really lovely images !!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:43 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Like the soft light and tones Nathan and good boken too.
For me the bottle needs to be soften off a bit as thats were your eye ends up, Version 3 is the wrong choice of bottle as the lines make it too dominant.
Good to play
Regards Richard

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Deep_Bhatia
19 Apr 2013 - 8:44 AM

Nice images with beautiful comp & arrangement.

Deep

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:44 AM

Definitely in your comfort zone now!!
these are great shots Nathan, and the use of different bottles
really stunning, like them all
Lillian

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:50 AM

Three superb images Nathan, I think you can now very firmly put these into your comfort zone SmileSmileSmile

Regards

Hugh

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
19 Apr 2013 - 8:50 AM

Lovely images but I think it's V3 for me, slightly richer colour.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:57 AM

3 great images Nathan, like the use of different bottles, V1 just edges it for me.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile



Cliff

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 9:06 AM

Out of ,your in, spot on exposure , try different comps ...... brilliant

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mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:14 AM

Like all 3 nathan, 000 are better than 00.
cheers phil.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:15 AM

Nice diagonal line to the flowers Nathan a great composition with subtle pinks and the bokeh is wonderful, adds so much here.

Dougie

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:15 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

V1 works best for me - partly down to composition and processing, mainly down to choice of bottle. It's the simplest and best balanced, to serve as an anchor, to prevent the flowers from wanting to topple over on the screen.
I like the sense of the flowers leaning leftwards, rather yearningly, sadly. I'd like to see a bit of light catching them here and there, you've gone for a very understated look but it's also a wee bit flat, it needs just the odd flash of light touching the petals to give them definition - but not a lot.
I love your background. Just the beauty of light.
Moira

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franken
franken e2 Member 113056 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:21 AM

These are lovely Nathan.

Ken

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Ayoob
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19 Apr 2013 - 9:39 AM

GORGEOUS !!!!!!! Like them all , Nathan........GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
19 Apr 2013 - 9:55 AM

very pleasing hope the weekend is good for you and all improves

Graham

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:58 AM

Well these are all are interesting images.
Such pretty blossom..and really like the bottles.
A gripe not I add about the photography, but the cut off stem in V2 and V 1..
For some reason it just looks wrong to me artistically.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:59 AM

I like all three today Nathan.
Moira maybe has a point with the bottle in V2 looking as if the flower might topple
but I love the bokeh in V2.
I love all three bottles and hope you'll take more images including them.
Keep up the good work - you sure give us variety.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:04 AM

Nice work Nathan, love the bottles , you high lighted so well ...John

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Bzox
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19 Apr 2013 - 10:11 AM

Beautiful! Excellent lighting and color.

Zoran

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GeorgePlatis
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19 Apr 2013 - 10:13 AM

Wonderful set of fabulous compositions, Nathan!
George

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:25 AM

Such a pretty, dreamlike quality to these, especially V1 which I think is perfectly composed.

Ann

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achieverswales
19 Apr 2013 - 10:40 AM

V1 for me Nathan, the Bokeh is awesome.

Regards

Trev.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
19 Apr 2013 - 10:50 AM

Excellent work!! Lovely soft colour.
Effrossini

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 10:57 AM

May I suggest you re-adjust your comfort zone, this so delicately beautiful, great DOF.

Tish

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 11:31 AM

A terrific trio, Nathan!Smile
Hope you feel better, soon.
Regards,
Richard

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Jenny-D
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19 Apr 2013 - 11:39 AM

Nathan, these are really lovely images, particularly like V1.
Take care

Jenny Smile

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 11:48 AM

Excellent series, Nathan and effective use of dof.

Ray

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 11:51 AM

Nice well lit set here Nathan.

Best Matt

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williamsloan
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19 Apr 2013 - 11:52 AM

well done a nice one.

billy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 12:37 PM

Superb Nathan, love the bottles...stunning!!!!!GrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 12:38 PM

3 great images all well presented, have a relaxing day Nathan.

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Hi Nathan, hope you & K are improving. Love the contrast between Verticals & Diags. Thanks, Si

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queengu21
queengu21  4 Israel
19 Apr 2013 - 1:36 PM

All 3 are so delicate and beautiful
Ely

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 2:46 PM

Beautiful Nathan it's another message in the bottles, it's spring and i'm still alive and to see some colour after this long winter is lovely. Wait a minute must check
with the wife to see if i'm still alive, she said yes but i'm a very miserable git and a pain up the arse. Blush
Gary

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 2:58 PM

Beautiful images Nathan and some good comments here on how to add that little zest........Sandy

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 3:25 PM

3 lovely shots Nathan, take care,

Myra

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Chinga
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19 Apr 2013 - 3:29 PM

All three are commendable and very beautiful... Grin
IB

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
19 Apr 2013 - 3:33 PM

Simple and beautiful again , Nathan!GrinGrinGrin And a very nice bokeh too!SmileSmileSmile ---- Jukka.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 3:37 PM

A littler bit more light in the flowers for me but a fine set, and some useful hints, Nathan.

Dave

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 3:54 PM

Great set, Nathan, and think V1's my fave...just 'cos I like the bottle...Wink
Trev Smile

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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 4:45 PM

Beautiful bokeh, colour and soft light, great set of images Nathan.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 5:55 PM

Very pleasing set, Nathan - with V1 being my favourite.

P.

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1881
1881  2 India
19 Apr 2013 - 7:03 PM

CLASSIC WORK.


regards -sanjeev -

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:10 PM

Lovely images NathanGrin

Rod

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19 Apr 2013 - 7:10 PM

Super images & esp. V1
Ju

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EMJAYCEE
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19 Apr 2013 - 7:21 PM

Subtle differences but they are all beautiful.
Joan.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:28 PM

Version 1 Nathan. There is a beautiful softness to me and perfection has just about been reached.

Last Modified By danbrann at 19 Apr 2013 - 7:29 PM

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:24 PM

I just want to know where on earth you found cherry blossomSad
Think it might show its face in june at this rateTongueTongue
Such pretty imagesSmileSmile
Diane

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 9:00 PM

It's good to push yourself and look to work outside of your comfort zone, you have created three very pretty images Nathan with beautiful muted colours and soft focus in all the right places.

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mauriceegan
19 Apr 2013 - 9:26 PM

BBeautiful flower creating a beautiful image
Maurice

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nonur
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19 Apr 2013 - 10:05 PM

Soft and elegant with lovely bottles and bokeh.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 11:02 PM

Superb color floral Still life Image Set ~ Peter Smile

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
20 Apr 2013 - 2:39 AM

A lovely backdrop of this still with good composition of budding flowers
in a nice shapely bottle. Well done Nathan. WesternRed.

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20 Apr 2013 - 3:49 AM

Colleen is right, U are quite comfortable even out of zone.

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Swarnadip
Swarnadip  3 Canada
20 Apr 2013 - 8:36 AM

classic shot!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:11 PM

I thought that was Kate's Smile and it is beautiful, simply and pleasing!

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BIGRY1
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21 Apr 2013 - 7:27 PM

Great colour tones. Very simple but very effectiveGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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mugshotmyk
25 Apr 2013 - 6:50 PM

Just an utter delight, Nathan. Well done.

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Glostopcat
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28 Apr 2013 - 8:16 PM

Some beautiful still life images of which v1 is the pick

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