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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 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 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 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 10:36 AM

Well isolated Dougie good Boken too
Regards Richard

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 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 Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 1:56 PM

good result tho DougieWink

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

Nice result Dougie. Like the Bokeh.

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Feb 2012 - 2:33 PM

-25C this morning but no snowdrops, well captured


Daisymaye Plus 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 Plus 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  11631 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  5 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 Plus Member 8brownsilent 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 5987 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 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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