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I think this is a Germander Speedwell but am not sure. It is just another from the few wildflower pictures I took last summer. I did try cloning out the half petal in the foreground, but it didn't look right and neither did cropping to leave it out. Perhaps somebody might do a mod.
Settings: F/6.3 1/800sec ISO400 manual @420mm handheld

Thank you so much for your great response to my Buttercup upload - really appreciated Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:CanonF4L 300mm IS + 1.4x extender
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Summertime Blues
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:19 Jan 2010 - 9:21 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General
Votes:39
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What a lovely image - beautiful !

Chris

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2010 - 9:27 AM

Super image very well done
Harry

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 9:39 AM

A beautiful image, Sylvia, love blue flowers! Not sure if it is a germander speedwell, though, they are usually very low to the ground. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 9:54 AM

Colour is beautiful, BG is spot on Sylvia, it all adds up to a lovely composition so why bother with cropping/cloning. Its great.
Ron

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 10:18 AM

Lovely image , looks as if it will be a while before we get to spring and summer, more snow on the way.

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maryg
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19 Jan 2010 - 10:27 AM

Just a quick mod cropped out the petal had to crop away the frame as the grey shadow bled into the image. Definitely looks better the way you framed it.
Mary

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 10:39 AM

A wonderful image the colour and depth superb thanks for sharing Colin

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 10:55 AM

you have gone the same way as me today with a flower/plant shot and its a beauty

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teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 10:56 AM


Quote: Just a quick mod cropped out the petal had to crop away the frame as the grey shadow bled into the image. Definitely looks better the way you framed it.
Mary

Hi Mary
That looks much better - many thanks for the mod. I really tried to remove it myself, before adding the border, but somehow I just couldn't get it to look natural - perhaps I was being too pernickety Smile
Sylvia

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 2:19 PM

What a gorgeous presentation Sylvia.
Bob

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 3:06 PM

Beautiful image,lovely light and colour,nicely presented too.
Great work Sylvia................

Tony.

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photophantom
19 Jan 2010 - 3:21 PM

Superb work Sylvia, gorgeous close up
Dennis

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Graham_P  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 4:07 PM

Lovely summertime image Sylvia,
looks great just as you posted it,
Graham.

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gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 5:24 PM

A very dainty looking image. - gary

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 6:19 PM


Quote: Lovely summertime image Sylvia,
looks great just as you posted it,
Graham.

Hi Graham
Thank you so much for the super mod - exactly what I set out to try and do, but just couldn't get it right. This is perfect Smile
Sylvia

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
19 Jan 2010 - 6:31 PM

Beautiful..simply beautiful.
Robert

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19 Jan 2010 - 6:37 PM

beautiful vibrant colours,
fish.

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Steve_S
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19 Jan 2010 - 7:04 PM

Lovely summers image Sylvia, I don't like winter so this has warmed me up a little!
Steve

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19 Jan 2010 - 8:32 PM

Lovely flower presented so well.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 9:31 PM

A lovely blend of blues and greens and superb bg Sylvia, diffused to bring out the detail of the flowers
Richard

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19 Jan 2010 - 10:29 PM

Very tender and beautiful,
Johanna

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f8  119169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 11:58 PM

Great capture Sylivia,like the way you've caught the blue (not gone pink) I have made a mod for you taking out the half petal and blurred the b/g more.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2010 - 9:22 AM

A great shot - and I have to agree with Ron's (Maiwand) comments - the clone out mods done does improve it slightly

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teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2010 - 9:57 AM


Quote: Great capture Sylivia,like the way you've caught the blue (not gone pink) I have made a mod for you taking out the half petal and blurred the b/g more.

Hi Stuart
Thank you for taking the time to produce this lovely mode - the slightly blurred background add a lovely effect Smile
Sylvia

Thank you everybody for you comments, clicks and all 3 mods - it is very helpful and interesting to see what others can add to one's image - a great learning help.
Sylvia

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20 Jan 2010 - 4:49 PM

Another lovely image captured Sylvia, the blue flowers looking beautiful against the soft green hues of the bg.
Re the title : Another excellent track : )

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20 Jan 2010 - 8:29 PM

Lovely summer image Sylvia, very well composed, excellent detail on the two central flowers, blue being my favourite colour, set against the soft greens, roll on the sunny days.
David

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 3:20 PM

Great shot Sylvia; love the light and the details of the little blue flowers; just a slight shame for me with the prominent background stalk running right up the middle
Tim

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