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This is with apologies to Moira, in whose Roundhead soul there flourishes a healthy contempt for prettiness...( wash my mouth out with soap and water ) ... I promise an early return to The Dark Side, Moira Wink

Camera:Mamiya M645 Super
Lens:Mamiya Sekor 150mm f3.5 N
Recording media:Fuji Velvia 50
White Balance:Custom
Title:"And Suddenly it's Spring!"
Username:whatriveristhis whatriveristhis
Uploaded:21 Apr 2014 - 6:56 AM
Tags:Durham High Wood, Flowers & plants
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 7:27 AM

A beautiful springtime capture with glorious colour and depth Alan...

Regards Nathan

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:14 AM

Have we been studying Monet recently? I expect Herself will counter with a touch of Goya Blush
I'm a bit more of a Breughel man myself Blush
Regards
Bill

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Griff2012
Griff2012 e2 Member 2346 forum postsGriff2012 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:15 AM

Masterful composition and exposure - proper 'pretty' images of bluebells are really hard to achieve, Alan. Anyway you have managed to include some darker element - there's a wood goblin lurking in the bottom right hand corner (the stump looks like a head and shoulders profile to me Wink ) Jacqui

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:17 AM


Quote: Have we been studying Monet recently?

No, but I expect he's been keeping an eye on me.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:21 AM

This is GorgeousSmile
NettaSmile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1090 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:24 AM

I may not espouse prettiness (and I was never fond of Velvia colours), but I have reverence for light. That's what this is about, light dancing on shiny little surfaces, fluttering in the breeze.
Tricky composition, with the path and dark trunks at the top of the frame - that little trunk bottom right gives balance. But crop it off entirely and there's a nice landscape composition.
I have a bluebells shot lined up for the town calendar next year, but one shot is quite enough...
Moira

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 2124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:24 AM

Really nice springtime image Alan. You didn't pick any did you I notice a wet weather front approaching NE England and you know what they say about picking bluebells. GrinGrinWink

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 9:23 AM

Pretty indeed... Very in the moment

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 9:46 AM

Beautiful!

Ken

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104246 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 10:27 AM

do you do skipping too? WinkGrinGrin

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 10:29 AM


Quote: Do you do skipping too? WinkGrinGrin

I often skip-to-ma-loo, my darling.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 11:08 AM

Bluebell woods, one of the joys of nature. Brings back lots of happy memories Alan. Lovely to see.
Peter.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 11:54 AM

So well framed - bluebells are wonderful but always tricky to get a composition.
The inward curve of the tree trunks and those leafy branches work beautifully
and then there are the bluebells themselves.
I'm not ashamed to love .prettiness'.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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21 Apr 2014 - 12:04 PM

I, too, would like to see it with the little stump cropped off.
It is like a flowing river without it. And who said blue and green don't go together!!!!!!

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 12:24 PM


Quote: I, too, would like to see it with the little stump cropped off.
It is like a flowing river without it. And who said blue and green don't go together!!!!!!

Well I certainly didn't. Nor did Gauguin.
But I'm afraid the stump stays put, Joline.Wink

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 12:34 PM

I love that bit of blur on the brightly lit branch. I think of that breeze Moira mentioned. It looks like you may have stepped off the beaten path to capture this beautiful shot. I hope you trod carefully.

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peekay2001
21 Apr 2014 - 2:14 PM

full of beauty and life..
i can understand its value even though I live at a place which is green through out the year..
It must have pleased many a souls..

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 2:34 PM

Spring has certainly spring when you see floral carpets like this, Alan!

Richard

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 2:47 PM

A great bluebell woodland scene, great light, like this a lotSmile

Cliff

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2014 - 8:24 PM

Don't seem to have many bluebells around here, more's the pity. The blues and greens are beautiful together and the dark tree trunks add structure and depth.
L

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WhiteRose1
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23 Apr 2014 - 7:48 AM

Little stump 'out' for me as well, Alan, it attracts the eye too much when the image is all about light and colour.

Dave

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2014 - 7:52 AM

you want the stump out, you have to go through me first...

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AlexAppleby
23 Apr 2014 - 8:48 AM

Nothing nicer than a bluebell wood - except for a beautiful shot of the bluebell wood that you can take home and look at for a long time to come. This is sublime and I would have loved to have been there to see this view.

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