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A close inspection of the interior of a red poppy in my daughter's garden.

My thanks as ever to all who commented on Peaceful Haven.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:200mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.33
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:No
Title:"Heart of the Matter"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:26 May 2012 - 12:03 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Macro, Poppy, Red, Vignette.
Votes:93

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:06 AM

'Outstanding {A++++} & Vivid Supermacro View' ~ LEx Wink

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:08 AM

Great close up Ronnie.
Amazing detail of centre and nicely cropped.
Bags of punch in colours of the poppy itself.
Hope your back is beter.
KateGrin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:08 AM

It looks like it's on fire, Ronnie.
I won't be the only one to sing its praises, but I think it's an exceptional image and gladly give it my UA.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

An exquisite shot of this richly colored poppy--right AT the HEART!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:11 AM

that is a very vivid floral detail. It really jumped out at me and little did I suspect it was yours. ( I suspected Jenn Smile)
Very well composed and absolutely striking!
A poppy flag!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:13 AM

Super detail with this close up Ronnie.
The centre looks like a Jelly Tot sweety !!
(Wondered what happened to these ?)
Great shot.
Mick.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:14 AM

Now this really is what you call close, amazing Ronnie. - gary

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

Thank you all for this almost immediate response, and a special big thank you to Pamela for her User Award which is so greatly prized.
Ronnie.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:30 AM

Superb Ronnie wonderful colour and detail,..Lin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:35 AM

And a big thank you to you too, Annette, for the second UA.......both so much appreciated, esp. as I was in two minds about posting this image at all.
Ronnie.

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DilysT
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26 May 2012 - 12:37 AM

Stunning sharpness!

Dilys Smile

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achieverswales
26 May 2012 - 12:51 AM

Another Ronnie masterpiece!

Regards

Trev.

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
26 May 2012 - 1:29 AM

Outstanding Ronnie

Bob

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 3:05 AM

Wow!!!! Ronnie this is magnificant. You certainly deserve all your accolades….
Congratulations……
Jocelia…...

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digital_boi
26 May 2012 - 4:59 AM

The UA's well deserved Ronnie fine detail surrounded by Tongues of fire a fine capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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jaktis
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26 May 2012 - 5:53 AM

A good close up with this DOF

Peter

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tonyguitar
26 May 2012 - 6:43 AM

Beautiful rich colour and something new. Nature sometimes repeats a design. Purple center looks like a starfish. Sharp!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33146 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 7:37 AM

A fantastic photograph, full of natural colours and great detail.

Regards Nathan

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pascalg
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26 May 2012 - 7:41 AM

superb!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 7:46 AM

Strong close crop, Ronnie, it does look good enough to eat. Lovely texture and colour.

Dave

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 7:50 AM

WOW! This is a real stunner! Excellent in all respects!

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 7:58 AM

A beauty!

Ann

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 8:04 AM

Ronnie, they certainly don't get better than this
Pure magic and perfectly captured
Lillian

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 - 8:07 AM

Amazing shot Ronnie
Jim

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CaroleS
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26 May 2012 - 8:08 AM

Beautiful detail and wonderful light - Carole

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hobbo
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26 May 2012 - 8:29 AM

FANTASTIC.......it has all been said.

My kind of shot.

Hobbo

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moiral
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26 May 2012 - 8:51 AM

Wow, simply stunning macro Ronnie. Moira

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 8:55 AM

Wonderfully rich colours Ronnie, grand work my friend.

Dougie

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JohnChambersPhotography

Rich in colour with superb detail, good framing well presented, it's Ronnie's has to be, outstanding image.

John

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rontear
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26 May 2012 - 9:38 AM

Purple Tarantula !! Ronnie. Superb detail.
Ron.

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Michaela_Solway
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26 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

Wonderful frame filler.. Sharp centre focus full of textures and colours.. Superb

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lil48
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26 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

Beautiful detailed image

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
26 May 2012 - 12:17 PM

Wow! thanks for your lovely comment !I took pics of Kew and Chelsea but that was my favourite from the holiday !!!!Gill

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

excellent, love the rich colours and comp. congrats on the userawards.lesley

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AnnChown
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26 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

Superbly placed and taken Ronnie - a beauty of an image.
Ann

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26 May 2012 - 2:20 PM

just like a huge spider fantastic shot

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Geoffers
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26 May 2012 - 2:21 PM

Wonderful colours and fine details.
A great close up image Ronnie.
Regards. Geoff.

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Ayoob
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26 May 2012 - 3:41 PM

Great work ,Ronnie .beautiful light and presentation..........Grin

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 4:30 PM

Stunning close-up, Ronnie - I never seem to have much success trying to photograph poppies Wink
Trev Smile

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 5:26 PM

Golly, that's going deep in the abyss....Great detail and sharpness, good stuff...

Ade

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26 May 2012 - 6:11 PM

A fine splash of colour and detail Ronnie

Adrian

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26 May 2012 - 8:36 PM

Superb capture, Ronnie.
Alun

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

A bold image. The DoF choice means your petals are blurred but that way they cleverly frame the centre, an effect reinforced by the square crop and the contrast with the bitingly sharp centre is good. You have the light falling almost like a spot light on the interesting centre which as Dave says, looks edible (wrong type of poppy Dave! Wink ). I think it clever and striking and memorable.
Regards
Al

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lostnspace2011
27 May 2012 - 12:53 AM

What fantastic detail Ronnie, very nice indeed Smile Great colour

Mark

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2012 - 1:57 AM

Your floral shots are always impressive Ronnie, but this is outstanding even for you, as all the awards testify to!
Rgds., Jim

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twelvemegs
27 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

Incredible detail in this close up Ronnie.

David

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27 May 2012 - 1:01 PM

Lovely Ronnie.I was about to snap one this morning but it was too windy. Took a clematis instead which has more protection.GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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28 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

This is gorgeous SmileSmile

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28 May 2012 - 6:52 PM

A fabulous floral framefiller Ronnie, the detail and colours are simply glorious. The master of flower photography is right at the top of his game

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29 May 2012 - 7:23 PM

wow amazing shot

paree

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30 May 2012 - 1:31 PM

Outstanding. A

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4566 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom62 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 9:03 PM

Oooooo....impressive detail in this beauty, with the rich colour providing the impact....1st class !

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jujupops  4 England
7 Jun 2012 - 6:20 PM

What a stunning close up Ronnie Grin
Julie

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