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"Christmas Tulips"

By RonnieAG
Not one of my best for sure but I thought I'd give it an airing as it is the best of about 20 takes (the rest already consigned to trash) and the result of a wet afternoon's work.
May yet get consigned to trash though.

My thanks to all who commented on my last posting Gold at the End of Day.


Tags: Red Tulips Flowers and plants Indoor shot Available daylight only KS Studio Black card bandg white card reflector Christmas gold spray

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Dec 2012 12:13AM
Rich warm colors-- nice to see during winter!

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Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
29 Dec 2012 12:27AM
What on earth are you talking about.
I would say this is fantastic, with colours so deep and bright.
Love the way the light has caught the leaves at the top and back.
This has great impact to me...GrinWink

29 Dec 2012 12:44AM
I totally agree with Jocelia, Ronnie.
A great shot indeed, and guessed it was one of yours from the Gallery thumbnails.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Dec 2012 1:02AM
They are very lovely and with your black b/g superb.......Sandy
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 1:04AM
Wonderful Ronnie and I'll bet just one image.
Don't know how you achieve such perfection.
I've tried your method but always have to resort
to methods taught in Macro workshop.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
29 Dec 2012 3:39AM
Tulips at Christmas. what a crazy world isn't it Ronnie! No need for any trashing thoughts in my opinion!
Rgds., Jim
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Dec 2012 4:54AM
This is another of your stunning images Ronnie !! Very well done my friend !
29 Dec 2012 6:00AM
Beautiful image Ronnie great colours and detail well taken.
Allen, Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Dec 2012 6:14AM
Looks like you were doing the same as me yesterday, Ronnie, some indoor floral photography due to the wet weather Smile. How lovely to see tulips in bloom at Christmas. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Dec 2012 6:35AM
A KS special, Ronnie. The light on the foliage gives a lovely depth and the reds have some excellent shades. What is obvious though, is the care you have taken in getting such a good arrangement of the blooms, size, shape and orientation.

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Dec 2012 8:02AM
The intense red is so well recorded, it is a sensual firework
29 Dec 2012 8:10AM
An impressive picture, Ronnie with such rich colours.
Some good advice/information contained in the 'tags'!

cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 8:10AM
Yet another belter Ronnie all the best for the new year.Looking forward to 2013 and some more top class images

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Dec 2012 8:10AM
This is lovely Ronnie ,I love the light on the gold leaves,and they do look beautiful with a black bgSmile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 8:33AM
wonderful colours ronnie to brighten up a grey and wet day Smile brilliant detail love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Dec 2012 8:33AM
Trashed? Somehow I doubt that!! Grin Glorious colours and light.

29 Dec 2012 8:47AM
29 Dec 2012 8:56AM
Gorgeous vibrant Red Ronnie, not always easy to Photograph. A lovely image indeed.

John Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 9:11AM
A stunning rich and welcoming floral arrangement composed and captured magnificently Ronnie.

Regards Nathan Grin
9 10 10 England
29 Dec 2012 9:49AM
You are far too hard on yourself Ronnie - nine out of ten would think they had hit the jackpot if they could produce work of this standard.
29 Dec 2012 9:52AM
A good result for your efforts Ronnie. I also find tulips very difficult en masse - they lend themselves to images of individual blooms much more easily for me. A
Tibetan 6 3 England
29 Dec 2012 10:05AM

Quote:You are far too hard on yourself Ronnie - nine out of ten would think they had hit the jackpot if they could produce work of this standard.

I know I would Ronnie, looking at my rubbish flowers, not seen a bad flower shot of yours that I can remember, congratulations on the awards well deserved, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 10:05AM
Fiery reds very well captured Ronnie.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
29 Dec 2012 10:16AM
I feel to enhance this super presentation further would be to not use a border just the ePz black background.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Dec 2012 10:35AM
Thanks for that, Rock: in fact, I do sometimes offer a shot without any border.......this one would suit such such treatment.
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 10:42AM
Nice colour and arrangement Ronnie.
29 Dec 2012 11:09AM
good reds Ronnie of one my favourtite Christmas blooms i have two large vase's full of them but gave them away to relatives who had stayed overnight forgot to try a few captures before giving them away. Nout worng with this fine light and colour KS wins through again.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Dec 2012 11:12AM
Great lighting and presentation
Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
29 Dec 2012 11:18AM
Red and Black go together well, simply beautiful Ronnie: wish my trash bin had images like this.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Dec 2012 11:50AM

Quote:A KS special, Ronnie. The light on the foliage gives a lovely depth and the reds have some excellent shades. What is obvious though, is the care you have taken in getting such a good arrangement of the blooms, size, shape and orientation.


I agree most excellent work.


Mike_S 7 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 12:25PM
Well for me this is a delightful image which I would be pleased to have taken myself.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 12:37PM
It's a lovely arrangement, Ronnie and with the black background you cannot go wrong.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 1:04PM
Lovely image Ronnie, fabulous colours and light

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
29 Dec 2012 1:45PM
Going with a bang !! Ronnie, a blast of colour !!
29 Dec 2012 2:34PM
29 Dec 2012 2:49PM
Very vibrant with such detail Ronnie, a stunning photo!
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 3:09PM
Excellent KS Studio work Ronnie, you have captured the deep reds beautifully
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 3:47PM
I do like Jocelia's 'telling off' and have to agree with her comments! No trash for this image, I hope Ronnie! Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Dec 2012 4:06PM
Not one of your best? I'd be chuffed if it were mine! A super capture and presentation Ronnie, along with your uploads I've missed over Christmas Smile
Trev Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 4:18PM
Thought these were poppies..... Dah
Certainly not to be binned
STUNNING !!! They ARE one of your best Ronnie !! So beautiful my friend.GrinGrinGrin

29 Dec 2012 5:59PM
Superb Ronnie, excellent work as always mate Smile
29 Dec 2012 7:40PM
Excellent the colours are so rich also the light and b/g are spot on
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Dec 2012 9:13PM
Great capture Ronnie.
Absolutely fabulous RonnieGrinGrin

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