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Old Man's Beard

First, THANK YOU to Ann Chown, Brian Curtis and LynnJoyce for their much appreciated User Awards! and to all of you who stopped by to vote or comment! (made up for a frantic storm and a visit to the dentist!)

Some suggested a crop or leaving out the bottle---this I can do one way or the other, and I did make some new images of another bit of fluff and no bottle this afternoon. MAYBE I will post one day soon (unless I sense your are bored) ----- for today, a view from another angle.

Anyone curious about this seed head, size, etc. may look to the previous image.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Feb 2012 - 6:19 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Old Man's Beard
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:20 Feb 2013 - 12:55 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Old man's beard, Seeds, Specialist / abstract
Votes:78

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 12:56 AM

Amazing light and well timed.
Matt

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gajewski
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20 Feb 2013 - 1:09 AM

Wonderful golden light here, Jenn. By the way -- I would argue against taking the bottle out of the picture.
-=\Walter

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Hercules
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20 Feb 2013 - 1:19 AM

Love this picture..

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Ayoob
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20 Feb 2013 - 1:22 AM

Beautiful light and capture ,Jenn.........Grin

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 2:50 AM

Another stunning shot Jennn but, to me, hasn't as much impact as your first version. Agree with Walter re the bottle!
Rgds., Jim

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Feb 2013 - 3:33 AM

Another amazing photo of this weed Jenn !! Excellent light !!

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milky
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20 Feb 2013 - 4:33 AM

Great capture Jenn, fantastic detail and the gold colour, Nice work--------MilkyWink

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 5:03 AM

That golden light gives a wonderful aura to the shot Jenn. Like a few of the others I wouldn't get rid of the bottle either. Nice one!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 5:20 AM

You,ake this gardener's nightmare look like a golden fluffy snowflake !
Lovely.

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leontari
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:35 AM

A superb shot. I like the golden light. Excellent
Effrossini

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:26 AM

fantastic golden light jenn this is a stunner very very nice one Wink
andy

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:31 AM

You have used the light well to achieve a beautiful result.

Albert

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:57 AM

The light is beautiful again Jenn and, to me, the appeal of this image and yesterday's is the inclusion of the bottle. The bokeh on the bottle today is magic. Love the detail in the seeds. I can't compete with these! Smile
Ann

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canonfan
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20 Feb 2013 - 8:47 AM

Excellent work along with beautiful light Jenn
Jim

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM

Personally I like the bottle Jenn as I do this image . - gary

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 9:12 AM

Another fantastic and great image,Jenn,like the detail and light here,very well done,
saeid

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 9:28 AM

Another lovely capture of the 'fluff' Jennn. Whilst the golden light is fine I think,on balance, that I preferred the white light of the previous shot. I felt it better demonstrated the fairy like fragility of the fluff.
Just a thought.
Ron

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franken
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20 Feb 2013 - 9:36 AM

Beautiful!

Ken

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Rende
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20 Feb 2013 - 12:18 PM

Lovely light and DOF, and please keep the bottle! Wink
Rende

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 1:07 PM

The light is exquisite, on both the 'fluff' and the bottle, Jenn.

Dave

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 1:32 PM

This looks like little tentacles reaching out to the sun. Being a lover of glass, I of course, prefer it with the bottle in.

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 1:33 PM

Beautiful light and detail ... Perfect choice of DoF too Smile

gill

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Irishkate
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20 Feb 2013 - 1:54 PM

Quite different from yesterday's with that golden light
and glowing bokeh! A most intriguing seedhead which will lend itself to many
varied images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Feb 2013 - 1:55 PM

Excellent choice of angle and light again Jenn, I like both backgrounds on each and equally well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 2:37 PM

Warmer light in this one Jenn and I really like how the light hits the edges of the seedhead. The bottle stays!

Anne

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 3:44 PM

Another beauty Jenn. I prefer this warmer colour to yesterdays and do like the inclusion of the bottle.
Ray

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 5:12 PM

Touched with gold and very lovely.

Ann

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Hop-A-Long
20 Feb 2013 - 5:51 PM

Beautiful light and colour. The detail is superb.

Andy

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achieverswales
20 Feb 2013 - 6:40 PM

Must say for me Jenn the composition is excellent and the light stunning, leave the bottle.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:48 PM

Fabulous light, quite beautiful.......Sandy

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jackyp
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

Wonderful soft golden light, beautiful capture Grin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44028 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

My only misgivings are the title, Jenn.
I am an old man and I have a beard. My beard looks nothing like this...I wish it did as this is far better than the thing on the end of my chinSad

I like the discreet hint of the bottle in this version...good thinking.

Malc

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gingerdelight
20 Feb 2013 - 7:14 PM

Wonderful detail and light Jenn.
Carol

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janlea
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20 Feb 2013 - 7:17 PM

A beautiful image Jenn, the golden light is lovely Smile
Jan

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Norma
Norma  9 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 7:18 PM

Gorgeous light Jenn, lovely detail

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pluckyfilly
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20 Feb 2013 - 8:27 PM

Think I am with Ron and prefer yesterday's shot but this one is beautiful anyway and has good light

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pamelajean
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20 Feb 2013 - 10:11 PM

Hmmm, a lot of people like the bottle in the shot, Jenn. You go with what you think looks best!
I love the gold colour of this one, it's such a charming subject too.

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20 Feb 2013 - 10:16 PM

What brilliant golden light Jenn - lovely image
Jason

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Jocelia
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21 Feb 2013 - 12:51 AM

So unusual Jenn, an enlighten bloom that shows impact..

Jocelia

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21 Feb 2013 - 12:54 AM

Superb light, wonderful capture!

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2013 - 11:40 PM

Beautiful Light, color, details, & DOF ~ Peter

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26 Feb 2013 - 10:58 PM

Such glorious golden light which makes this image extra special and stand out from the crowd

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