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Bit of an experiment today - taken yesterday with our Christmas Tree as a background.
Took ages to get the lights in anywhere near the best position to get the stamen details unobscured!
Thanks for all views, votes and comments on my 'Tortoiseshell at Threave House Gardens' upload - very much appreciated as ever!Smile
Quite frosty here in the Black Country at the moment.
A Very Happy Birthday to Joan(EMJAYCEE)!!SmileSmileSmile
Have a good day,
Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Dec 2013 - 5:25 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1.3sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Christmas Cactus
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:20 Dec 2013 - 8:58 AM
Tags:Christmas cactus, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
Votes:41

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digital_boi
20 Dec 2013 - 9:07 AM

its a very fine plant well worth the effort

Graham

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Nikonuser1
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:07 AM

Nice capture RichardSmile


Cliff

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ddolfelin
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:16 AM

Good picture!

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Badgerfred
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:24 AM

Fine shot Richard, very colourful,
Fred.

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helenlinda
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:30 AM

I hope it is still out for Christmas Day - well captured
Helen

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ali63
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:46 AM

A great image of this lovely Cactus,

Ali Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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20 Dec 2013 - 9:50 AM

Well worth the effort Richard to get this lovely capture.
Joan.

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RonnieAG
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20 Dec 2013 - 10:41 AM

A most attractive and original Christmas image and your attention to detail has paid off so well.
R.

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CarolG
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20 Dec 2013 - 11:00 AM

What a great capture, Richard, most effective Smile Carol

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Mollycat
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20 Dec 2013 - 11:28 AM

The experiment worked. Stunning picture Richard. Grin Peter.

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achieverswales
20 Dec 2013 - 11:43 AM

Very good Christmas capture Richard.

Regards

Trev.

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Caziwinkles
20 Dec 2013 - 11:49 AM

This is fab Richard - well worth the effort.
Those Christmas lights make fab bokeh.
Well done indeed. Smile

Carol

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gwynn56
gwynn56  377 forum posts England
20 Dec 2013 - 11:56 AM

beautiful image Smile

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Irishkate
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20 Dec 2013 - 12:02 PM

What brilliant bokeh that experiment has produced!
Well done Richard.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
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20 Dec 2013 - 12:41 PM

A super shot and love the BG
Ju

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brian17302
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20 Dec 2013 - 1:28 PM

Experimenting is good & your persistance has paid off
A super image with those coloured tree lights Richard

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Lynniesefforts
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20 Dec 2013 - 1:37 PM


Quote: The experiment worked. Stunning picture Richard. Grin Peter.

A wonderful Christmas image RichardGrin

Lynette Grin

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Dec 2013 - 2:02 PM

A very colourful Christmassy shot, Richard, well worth the effort! Smile
Trev Smile

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mikbee
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20 Dec 2013 - 2:31 PM

Well set up here Richard.
A colourful shot.
Mick.

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ukgubbi
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20 Dec 2013 - 3:18 PM

Very vivid. I like the bokeh at the bg.

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kuvailija
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20 Dec 2013 - 3:29 PM

The Colours! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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leontari
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20 Dec 2013 - 3:38 PM

A fascinating Christmas image, Richard. I love the vivid colour.
Effrossini

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NDODS
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20 Dec 2013 - 3:40 PM

Stunning photography, I particularly like the bokeh Richard.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
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20 Dec 2013 - 3:40 PM

Your patience paid off Richard, a great Christmas image, full of colour and detail. Very well done.

Ray

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kathrynlouise
20 Dec 2013 - 5:14 PM

A beautiful image Richard GrinGrin

Kathryn

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20 Dec 2013 - 5:47 PM

Excellent work Richard! Great details and beautiful bokeh on the lights of your Christmas tree!
Regards,
George

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capto
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20 Dec 2013 - 6:09 PM

A very creative festive image.Smile

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LynneJoyce
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20 Dec 2013 - 6:27 PM

The works extremely well because it is so seasonal, love it.

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netta1234
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20 Dec 2013 - 8:07 PM

A lovely Christmas imageSmile
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jacquig
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20 Dec 2013 - 11:31 PM

A really festive capture, Richard. I love the bokeh. Smile

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Holmewood
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20 Dec 2013 - 11:42 PM

I really like it. Very well done. Cathy

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