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A selection of Lavender ...''will you take my photo''... in the flowers
All versions just enjoying being there...
Hand held...grab shots before being noticedBlush


My very special thanks go to Annette, Darryl and Mike for your User Awards

on yesterdays lavender selection, and to you all for your comments

Hope that you are enjoying the sunshine

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2013 - 1:45 PM
Focal Length:340mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Taking my own photo!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:13 Jul 2013 - 2:34 PM
Tags:Chinese tourists, Flowers & plants, General, Lavender, Mayfield Lavender Fields
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:253
Unique Views:109
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 2:38 PM

stunning especially v1 with the contrasting VIBRANT RED DRESSES

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 2:40 PM

Japanese/ Koreans love this stuff !!!!! Lillian.Smile
Ron.

morpheus1955
13 Jul 2013 - 2:40 PM

Wonderful series of images Lillian, well spotted and captured

Hugh

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 2:41 PM

Ron, carn't they be Chinese...this time?Wink

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 3:00 PM

I do like girls Lillian,
that like to get in the middle of the action !!
A colourful set here.
Mick.

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 3:15 PM

brilliant set lillian belting colours and detail v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 3:15 PM

The set portrays a lovely Summer atmosphere. SmileSmileSmile
Regards John.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Jul 2013 - 3:18 PM

You sure enjoyed yourself in this stunning location Lillian !! Excellent photos !!

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 3:24 PM

Another superb set, Lillian - the contrast between the lavender and their vibrantly coloured clothes is wonderful!

Richard

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 3:38 PM

Some interesting candids from the lavender fields, Lillian.
A wonderful place to have seen.
Ronnie.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
13 Jul 2013 - 3:39 PM

Like these Lillian, that red dress really catches the eye,
Fred.

dudler
dudler Critique Team 11211 forum postsdudler vcard England475 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 3:47 PM

V1 for the colour, V2 for the reaction. And the iPad is intereting as a photo device!

I never use lenses this long - well, hardly ever - and so have little idea of how well my Alpha 900 would stabilise the shot. But it woudl certainly have a go, I think... An interesting split between the two firms that began IS with film cameras, and have stuck with putting it in the lens, and all the rest, who put it in the body.

They say lens IS works better with long lenses: but body-integral works with every lens.

Sorry for this techie digression on a lovely set of shots.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 3:47 PM

Love this set Lillian, and a super choice for V1. Looks like you had a Field Day with this lot Smile

John Smile

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:00 PM

A great set..
The cameraman makes me smile..
Great work..

Dave

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:02 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:05 PM

Love these lavender shots Lillian - and really like the candid's!

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
13 Jul 2013 - 4:08 PM

4 beautiful shots lovely colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:15 PM

Well done Lillian! Super candids of people having fun! Smile
Ann

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:15 PM

Some great shots from the lavender field LillianGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:24 PM

I can see from today's set this was indeed the Lavender field I visited last year with Maiwand and another friend, I recognise the pagoda in the VariantWink good colorful set

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43923 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:36 PM

An interesting and very colourful set of images Lillian, I particularly liked image number two, the young chap looks quite startled, as if he has been caught in the act....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:48 PM

I think they're probably Japs Lillian - they're the guys that always place great importance on having their pics taken in any place they visit! I love the colourful shots and especially V2 - think you've been spotted. Wink
Joan.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 4:59 PM

Great set of candids, Lillian - I bet it's wonderful wandering through all those lovely smelling flowers! Wink
Trev Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 5:03 PM

This looks very familiar, Lillian GrinGrin Oriental ladies in red clothes taking each others photos on their ipads! Not entirely successful yesterday, only half-a-dozen rows in flower at the moment, the main crop is about 10 days off. Took a few but nothing spectacular then a cub scout pack descended and started racing up and down the rows!! Not very well sign-posted either...

Dave

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 5:14 PM

Another super series Lillian, V2 for meSmile

Cliff

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 5:41 PM

Wonderful set Lillian. That purple carpet of flowers is amazing V2 for me also Grin

Kathryn

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 5:41 PM

Catching people taking photographs of themselves or having others take photographs of them is always amusing and you have caught out these ego-clickers beautifully in a lovely setting.

Caziwinkles
13 Jul 2013 - 6:04 PM

Stunning set Lillian - loving the clash of clothing with the lavender. Smile

Carol

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 6:18 PM

Stunning set fantastic colours and contrast . great work Smile

Rod

moiral
moiral  4 Scotland
13 Jul 2013 - 6:19 PM

Gorgeous sea of purple here Lillian and so special to get folks enjoying themselves in it. Love all of these shots.
No, don't have camera back yet, using the 450D Sad. Moira

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 6:33 PM

another wonderful set

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 7:04 PM

V1 for me
Ju

carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3194 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 7:30 PM

A fantastic set of candid images, looks like they have been taken in the orient. Well spotted, Lillian, and superbly presented.
Nice work.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 7:40 PM

A super series Lillian, I can see why the lavender fields attract so many people.

Ray

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 7:41 PM

Some delightful candids here Lillian.

Albert

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1703 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 7:45 PM

I like the way you fill the frame with the lavender, Lillian, and the diagonal line of the girls in their colourful clothing.
In V3 it looks like someone was overcome by the heady perfume.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 - 7:52 PM

Great shots V3 for me Smile

Eileen

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42430 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
13 Jul 2013 - 7:56 PM

Great set of images Lilian. We had a similar group at our local poppy fields a couple of years ago - they had one hat between them and kept passing it round them all to pose in amongst the poppies!! GrinGrin Lou

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7222 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 8:06 PM

Cracking set Lillian that red dress stands out against the purple

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 8:10 PM

Great set of images, the scent must have been very heady,

Ali

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 8:18 PM

Excellent candids, Lillian.

V2 made me chuckle...I don't think that was before being noticed Grin

But V4 is my favourite simply because of the way that lady is holding the invisible trout. "That's not the way, lady!"

Andrew

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 8:27 PM

This is a Brilliant set,Did they smell nice LillianSmile
NettaSmile

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6306 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 8:55 PM

Nice set Lillian - Great work as usual!!

tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 10:22 PM

I bet those fragrance would stay with you for days. Nice set Lillian.

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 10:57 PM

Superb images Lillian, still wish I had been there to experience the colours and fragrance. GrinGrin

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2013 - 1:08 AM

Superb candids with you photographing the photographers in their vivid colours!
It must have been a sight for sore eyes - a don't know where to start situation!
KateGrinGrinGrin

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:35 AM

no 4, so hilarious... have seen that all the time in Malaysia Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 11:27 PM

I'll go along with Big Ron and Joan, they look like Japanese to me. I'm glad to see that you've given the red Japanese girls their time in the epz spotlight

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