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...but thought Id try something different, well, different for me.
A rhododendron in my garden back-lit by low evening sun. Taken using the long end of the 70-200 + 2x convertor to focus only on the one leaf, leaving the others oof. Didn't have to do anything to the bg - this is straight out of the camera. High shutter speed as there was a breeze...

Nowhere near the quality of those that can do this properly, but I quite like it, and it shows I am interested in the 'softer' things, not just straight lines and hard things like buildings and girders.

Many thanks for the comments on my last upload, all very appreciated.

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jul 2013 - 7:24 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Not my usual thing...
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:7 Jul 2013 - 1:28 PM
Tags:Backlit, Flowers & plants, It's green, Not really my thing., Rhododendron
Votes:32
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 1:36 PM

Experimentation has two routes, yours has gone in the right direction. An imaginative and inventive image which I love to see.

Regards Nathan

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 1:56 PM

Lovely composition and light; beautifully done.
Rende

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 2:40 PM

A simple but effective imageSmile


Cliff

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 3:12 PM

Nice to see your soft side Malc !!
Wonderful light.
Well taken.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 3:57 PM

WOW! Impressive use of light and excellent details resulting!!

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 4:25 PM

This is very appealing, Malc. Especially the back lighting and the o/o/f elements in the foreground. It's good to be different!
Regards
Bill

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 4:44 PM


Quote: WOW! Impressive use of light and excellent details resulting!!

Nice shot Malc , great light Smile

Rod

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 5:18 PM

how wonderful

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 5:40 PM

Soft yet spikey !!! Smile Smile Smile Smile

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franken
franken e2 Member 113047 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 6:31 PM

May not be your usual thing but you've created an excellent capture here Malc. The light is wonderful.

Ken

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9472 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 7:23 PM

A cracker Malcolm. If I could be bothered I would tell you how good it is.................

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Taff
Taff  959 forum posts Scotland
7 Jul 2013 - 9:09 PM

Well I for one really like it. Simple but lovely portrait Smile

Taff

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 9:26 PM

Well observed and beautifully captured.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2013 - 10:50 PM

Works really well Malc you great big softie WinkWinkGrin
Jason

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:50 AM

Well, looks good quality to me, Malc! A fine piece of work here Wink
Trev Smile

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 1:01 PM

Going soft in your old age Malc?.......
What next, ladybirds?... rainbows and daisies?

Clearly you are bored with your Kerplunk, make sure you put it away properly.... marbles can be a dangerous thing........................especially if you lose themWink

Lovely capture MalcGrin
Diane

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 5:46 PM

Like the leaf vain patterns that the light has brought out here Malc.
Regards Richard

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2013 - 8:01 AM

Superb use of the long lens and shallow focus. We tend to try for allover sharpness far too often. Shallow focus really concentrates the eye on the detail and the wonderful greens.

Dougie

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