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Taken this morning at North Meadow, Cricklade, and English Nature site about 20 mins from Swindon.

The field was under water just a few weeks ago, flooded after heavy rains, now it is awash with these rare flowers.

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Snakes Head Fritillary
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:22 Apr 2007 - 9:07 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Snakes head fritillary, Wild flower
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chris_taylor
chris_taylor Junior Member 9161 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Apr 2007 - 9:11 PM

Excellent shot Phil.
Where in Cricklade is North Meadow ?
Chris.

Last Modified By Dave at 22 Apr 2007 - 9:14 PM

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
22 Apr 2007 - 9:16 PM

Nice photo of this beautiful flower. I went there yesterday afternoon and also took some nice pictures. What an amazing place.

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 9:17 PM

A truly wonderful shot..colour, lighting..detail.
Di

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 9:19 PM

Beautiful Phil/love the colour and detail in this shor.Gorgeous.
Tom.

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 8GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 9:23 PM

Love the DOF to make the flower jump off the shot
Glynnis

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RogBrown
RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 9:49 PM

We've got these in our garden & it never occurred to me to take a shot of one! Well done.
Rog

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2007 - 10:06 PM

Wonderful shot of this rare flower!


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jonlonbla
jonlonbla  8 England
22 Apr 2007 - 10:20 PM

Excellent .. superb treatment and sharpness / selective focus.
John

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baker58
baker58  11101 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Apr 2007 - 10:36 PM

A beauty! Lovely detail and complimentary background.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2007 - 6:48 AM

Superb shot Phil.
Ron

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2007 - 11:53 AM

Nice presentation, simple yet effective.

regards
Ken

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2007 - 12:22 PM

Lovely.

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
23 Apr 2007 - 12:43 PM

A well-deserved HC, Phil. What a gorgeous shot of this beautiful flower. Tremendous DoF, just perfect.
Allie

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Lawrence
Lawrence  11195 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2007 - 1:24 PM

Well composed and excellent detail

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didgpix
didgpix  8
23 Apr 2007 - 5:42 PM

Beautiful shot of a very lovely flower. Perfect dof, excellent colour and detail, well deserving of the HC .
Les

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chrissd
chrissd  9304 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 - 6:19 PM

congrats, this is an excellent image
chris

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 - 6:22 PM

Superb image phil.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2007 - 6:47 PM

lovely.
snakehead is my favourite

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dionne
dionne  1029 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 - 7:42 PM

An excellent piece of focusing! Congrats on the HC!!!

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2007 - 9:25 PM

Congrats on the HC, excellent shot! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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tavm
tavm  731 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Apr 2007 - 6:18 PM

Great shot. Nice DOF
My wife had one of these in the garden, I stepped on it yesterday when I was trying to take photos of the moon!...

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
1 May 2007 - 8:17 AM

I would love to see these in the wild.......never been lucky enough to. This is beautiful Phil, gorgeous colour and detail.

Congrats on your very well deserved HC too, lovely work.

Ali

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2007 - 1:18 PM

wish to be there one day

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