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not sure how sharp this is - looked ok on my screen but when I go to upload its questionably not as I would have liked OH well!

many thanks for all c/c's on the Rhododendren of yesterday always appreciated and special thanks to Maiwand (Ron) for his User Award
thanks one and all

had a bad night guess where I am going todaySad

Brand:Leica
Camera:Leica V-Lux 3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 May 2012 - 11:01 AM
Focal Length:72.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.2
Aperture:f/4.2
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-0.66
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:finally
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:8 Feb 2013 - 12:03 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:12 PM

A super image of Solomons Seal!! Perfectly sharp where it needs to be, on the plant itself only, giving it separation from the background which is nicely out of focus.
I like it a lot!

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 12:13 PM

Very pretty and very green! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
When I get back from this break I am going back to green!
IB

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:19 PM

Looks fine to me regarding sharpness, Ann, and it's a fine shot of this spray of Solomon's Seal, the b/g nicely OOF.
Sometimes when downsizing file size for this site, the sharpness of the original is lost, but when one tries to sharpen the smaller file size, the effect is exaggerated and artefacts are introduced........so I find resharpening of the smaller file size usually to be undesirable.
However you need have no fears regarding this one.......just fine as it is.
Ronnie.

Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 12:22 PM

I think this is a cracking image, pin sharp where it needs to be and a good composition
Steve

chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
8 Feb 2013 - 12:25 PM

Lovely - I like the way it crosses the picture.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:29 PM

Looks pin sharp to me, Ann, an excellent image. Carol

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:47 PM

Deliciously cool.
Ronnie's comment is spot on. I really don't share the current taste for what I see as excessive sharpening, I see it very often as counter-productive. This has a gentle, natural smoothness.
Moira

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:53 PM

I echo the sentiments about sharpening....less is more in most cases. Over sharp images look so unnatural to me. This is beautiful.
Good luck today....hope you feel better soon.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 1:41 PM

The image looks sharp to me, Ann. Lovely green tones.

Dave

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 2:52 PM

Lovely shot Ann. I find myself reminded of the old nursey rhyme-- Mary Mary Quite Contrary-- 'with pretty maids all in a row'. GrinGrin Excellent.
Ron

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
8 Feb 2013 - 2:57 PM

Looks fine on my monitor Ann. no problems here, like it what ever it is I don't know this one!, well taken, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 3:01 PM

Very beautiful Ann...the sharpness looks spot-on to me, not under or over done Smile
Hope you're soon feeling better Sad
Trev Smile

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 3:02 PM

Wonderful detail.
Ali

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 3:04 PM

A wonderful image and well captured Ann. Yes its sharp to me
Jim

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 3:28 PM

Lovey details in the leaves

Gypsyman
Gypsyman  3659 forum posts England
8 Feb 2013 - 3:36 PM

Ann, Solomon was wise enough to know this is a great capture of his Seal. Eric.

digital_boi
8 Feb 2013 - 3:51 PM

looks fine on my screen Ann fine capture with good detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 4:02 PM

Very nice work Ann, i too love the detail in the leaves.
ShaunSmile

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 4:05 PM


Quote: Deliciously cool.
Ronnie's comment is spot on. I really don't share the current taste for what I see as excessive sharpening, I see it very often as counter-productive. This has a gentle, natural smoothness.
Moira

don't often do 'quote' but this is so correct Ann
well shot
Lillian
Hope that you got on OK at Dr's and you feel better now

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33139 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 4:44 PM

A beautiful image one which has been clearly thought through and composed. The range of green hues are most refreshing.

Regards Nathan Grin

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 4:46 PM

Absolutely sharp Anne and they look so delicate hanging there. A super image for which i am delighted to be no 30

achieverswales

Looks great to me Ann excellent composition.

Regards

Trev.

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:17 PM

A lovely image,hope today will be better than last night for you,take care,Smile
NettaSmile

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:42 PM

Chin up galSmile

For some reason, I always like to see an odd number of items and these number elevenWink


Adrian

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

fantastic detail ann brilliant colours and tones a real stunner top shot Wink
andy

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:58 PM

Look pretty damn good to me Ann... hope you are felling better soon.

Trev

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:22 PM

Lovely colours and textures. Looks great to me!

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 5:45 PM

All of the above and then some.

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:24 PM

Tried taking these once and it did not turn out like yours. Well done Ann.

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:30 AM

spot on to me too Ann

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