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My wife pushed me to upload this Smile I am not too sure about this. Some plumes in the making from a variegated reed bush in our garden. When mature they go all curly and unusual - will do a follow up when that happens Smile
I really do appreciate every vote and comment on the red lily yesterday Smile Thanx to Jeff [ cats 123] for his mod. I love it when you guys take liberties with my images that is why I open them for mods Smile
Have a fabulous Wednesday Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2013 - 4:58 PM
Focal Length:57mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Blowing in the Wind
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:24 Apr 2013 - 4:09 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Reed plumes
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 4:26 AM

Simple but very beautiful.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 4:49 AM

Do you mean the famous song by Joan Baez ?? great.

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derrymaine
24 Apr 2013 - 5:21 AM

stunning texture, great close up shot

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Apr 2013 - 5:25 AM

Good diagonals

Peter

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macromal
macromal  3
24 Apr 2013 - 5:51 AM

A great title, difficult to take movement but well caught Hermanus, like it....Mal.

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
24 Apr 2013 - 6:07 AM

images are happening around us all the time, we fail to notice them. lovely image. thanks to your wife. regarding painted storks i have other images, pl give me your mail id , i will send them

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 6:16 AM

This is very magical... Grin
It is the kind of image that just leaps out at you...
IB

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:21 AM

Very effective Herman, nicely done

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:21 AM


Quote: Do you mean the famous song by Joan Baez ?? great.

My thoughts, too, Herman, and look forward to seeing it as it opens. Carol

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104246 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:35 AM

Actually, Bob Dylan's lyrics...(and one of my favourite's) GrinGrinGrin


Herman...you know you should always listen to your wife!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin



Quote: How many roads most a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea ?
Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free ?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn't see ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky ?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry ?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:39 AM

Works for me Herman, simple but effective.

Andy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:41 AM

Nice capture.....Very effective Herman, Grin....like your title

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 6:58 AM

Timed it just right and the selective focus is spot on.

Richard

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Caziwinkles
24 Apr 2013 - 7:00 AM

Great image! Your wife knows a good thing when she sees it! Take note Herman! Tongue

Carol

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kathrynlouise
24 Apr 2013 - 7:02 AM

Nice shot Herman. I'd like some breeze today, got sunburnt yesterday Blush

Kathryn

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
24 Apr 2013 - 7:27 AM

Lovely capture Herman sipmple but very effective SmileSmile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:37 AM

love the colours herman brilliant pov a real beauty nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:39 AM

Good to see those words from Bob 's song....
And yes....listen to that wife of yours

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:57 AM

The answer my friend is with the wife GrinGrin A high contrast B/W of this might work. I like this one though Smile

Rod

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platzy
platzy  2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 8:04 AM

The grass reeds are positioned well and show good movement and the DOF makes them really stand out, a superb image Herman.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
24 Apr 2013 - 9:11 AM

Wonderfully simple. Love the gentle colours.

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morpheus1955
24 Apr 2013 - 9:14 AM

Cracking shot Herman, well spotted and captured

Hugh

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 9:22 AM

A great image, Herman - I knew someone would upload the song lyrics!!Wink

Richard

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 10:05 AM

A great image I love it,

Ali

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User_Removed
24 Apr 2013 - 10:15 AM

Nice image Herman, look forward too the followup.
Regards, Alf.

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mauriceegan
24 Apr 2013 - 10:16 AM

Great image Herman, Im with Cats123 when I saw this thought of the Bob Dylan song, one of my favs. and im humming it now GrinGrinGrin
Maurice

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Deep_Bhatia
24 Apr 2013 - 10:54 AM

Lovely image,

Deep

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 11:09 AM

A wonderfully wispy image Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
24 Apr 2013 - 12:03 PM

Like it a lot Herman and it also works in mono as the mod shows.

Regards

Trev.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 12:20 PM

I did a mod where I

1. Reduced brightness
2. Did a bit of sharpening
3. Cloned out some odd bits, top left.

I hope you like it

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 12:55 PM

I have to agree with your wife! This is quite lovely.
By darkening the background as Lonely oryx did, it brings out even more of the beauty.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
24 Apr 2013 - 1:08 PM

Herman! I just made a mod,but I dont know if it is better at all, maybe not. But I tried because you asked. I like very much to tinker in the photosop. Its crazy but fun. --- Best regards from Finland!GrinGrinGrin -- JukkaBlush

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silverfoxey
24 Apr 2013 - 1:31 PM

Less is more in this shot Herman, close-up shot works really well. Also like the various mods of your shot from others.
regards James.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 1:45 PM

Lovely composition in this shot Herman, your wife has very good taste as it is a some-what relaxing image to look at.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 1:51 PM

This is wonderful how you have focused on the reeds leaving the bg soft and oof--You choice to make the reeds fill the left hand corner works well , too!

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
24 Apr 2013 - 2:14 PM

Nice.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 3:15 PM

Again a simple but very effective image Herman, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
24 Apr 2013 - 3:21 PM

A wonderful image, Herman, very efective and ...listen to your wifeSmileSmileSmileWink
Effrossini

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 6:00 PM

And she was right too!

A pleasing image, Herman.

P.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM

Beautiful image, Herman !
George

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

Simple and so beautiful I love this kind of image - Elizabeth xx

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

A really lovely shot Herman, very nice Smile
Jan

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 9:05 PM

lovely how they dance in the wind

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thedon1941
24 Apr 2013 - 9:45 PM

This is a great image Herman. So well executed. Love the composition. Don

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 12:18 AM

Nice one Herman,it works a treat.
Dennis

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Ayoob
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25 Apr 2013 - 2:50 AM

Very effective Herman . Fabulous image very well done.......GrinGrinGrin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 4:50 AM

A simple and lovely photo, Herman.

Peter

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fandangofandingo

I like these type of pictures..understated yet gives a real feel of nature in all its beauty. I love it , Herman

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