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The first of the annual explosion of Snakes-head Fritillary at North Meadow, Cricklade have started to break ground.
Still a couple of weeks away from being all out and in the glory, but a few early starters are begining to flower.
In this stage it is easy to see how they gained the name Snakes-head.
This was taken today, but I plan to return when more are out and in later development.
I resisted the temptaion to clone out the yellow flower in the foreground, in the end I thought it worked in well with the overall shot.

Many thanks for viewing yesterday's Toad close up, and a very big thank you to Stace for his UA, very much appreciated.

Phil

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:First Fritillary
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:27 Mar 2011 - 8:33 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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ickle_janie
27 Mar 2011 - 8:34 PM

beautiful

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alfie99
alfie99  6 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 8:35 PM

delightfull image...aled

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franken
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27 Mar 2011 - 8:51 PM

Beautiful image Phil.

Ken

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Gillspam
Gillspam  6 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2011 - 8:57 PM

Very nice, great DOF control.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 9:09 PM

I really like the composition, I think the odd blade of grass and flower add to the natural fell of the composition. If it is too clean I think the photo becomes sterile

Johnjo

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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 10:08 PM

Gets a thumbs up from me Phil, look forward to seeing them in full bloom.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 10:28 PM

Went here last year, got some excellent images best display for years the warden said. Looks as if a good start Phil. Ron.

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Maiwand
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27 Mar 2011 - 10:36 PM

Looking forward to seeing these again Phil.
Ron

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 10:59 PM

Stunning, pleased to give you the 30th vote.
Jann
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 12:59 AM

Perfect exposure, light, composition, and everything else, Congrats for the award!
JEnnnnn

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 5:59 AM


Quote: Perfect exposure, light, composition, and everything else, Congrats for the award!
JEnnnnn

My thoughts too,, Phil. Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 7:58 AM

gosh are these in bloom already, simple but effective shot

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 8:35 AM

ahhh..... it is that time of the year again....Smile

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 8:50 PM

Great image Phil
Steve

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 10:27 PM

SUPERB: many congrats. on the HC.
Ronnie.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2011 - 8:08 PM

A first class image Phil, congratulations on the HC award. I visited North Meadow last year and the display was really spectacular

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