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...I drove across the country to Fife on the east coast with the idea in my head to get some close views of these little flowers with some nice out of focus bokeh in the background.
A few hours later a sore back, dirty knees and mucky boots, I wasn't convinced.
I ended up manipulating this image with another I had taken some time ago, both with the same lens, as it turns out.
It seems my PhotoShop skills are better than my flower photography.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:My First Snowdrops...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:4 Feb 2012 - 8:03 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Fife, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Scotland



Well worth it. AWESOME.

WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 9:11 AM

Nicely done. Snowdrops, snowflakes and primroses out down her (London) - waiting for them to disappear under snow later!!


mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 9:12 AM

Enchanting, particularly the light and bokeh combined. And a beautiful crop too, it gives an airy, spacious feel.

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 9:45 AM

A lovely little composition, Dougie, nicely balanced.
I suppose the technique is the digital equivalent of a slide sandwich; I could never do those either Wink

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 10:10 AM

Bill it's the same principle from way back in the days of Aldis projectors and black masking tape. Two transparencies laid one atop the other, and voila a sandwich slide which we now call a merge and manipulation. It was all being done 60 or more years ago.

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 10:36 AM

Well isolated Dougie good Boken too
Regards Richard

RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 11:48 AM

I always feel a bit more cheery when I see these first spring bulbs appearing and with what you have done here, Dougie, you have produced a heart warming image.

pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 1:56 PM

good result tho DougieWink

derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 2:31 PM

Nice result Dougie. Like the Bokeh.

jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Feb 2012 - 2:33 PM

-25C this morning but no snowdrops, well captured


Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 2:57 PM

This is lovely, no matter how it was conceived. ...........Sandy

unicorn17  6 Scotland
4 Feb 2012 - 4:38 PM

A lovely image !Did you go to Cambo ?i popped over there today to see the snowdrops! The one's I posted were in my mum's garden which is beside Balgay Hill and if it snows its sure to lie there !

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 4:40 PM

Cambo it is Gill. Long way to go for some wee flowers.

fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 7:59 PM

You just need to come up to East Kilbride Dougie. There's an abandoned farm steading not half a mile from us that is covered in them at the moment. Very convincing manipulation by the way.


moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
4 Feb 2012 - 8:28 PM

No snowdrops in my garden Sad. But might take a trip to House of Dun - they usually have a good display. Love the bokeh here, a lovely image.
Ran off over 200 shots yesterday, so have heaps left for rainy days WinkGrin. Moira

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 10:11 PM

Snowdrops were always connected to my birthday - as long as I lived in almost mediteranean conditions in Roumania. Now, here in Tuningen we have siberian temperatures (today -21°C) - no snodrops far and wide. Today is my birthday. So thanks for this lovely pair of drops from heaven.

Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 - 10:23 PM

A very fine image! Good work. IB

5 Feb 2012 - 9:45 AM

Beautiful. Love your work Dougie

Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 3:34 PM

Nowt wrong with this lovely shot !!!.....looks like you've achieved your aim !!

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