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Anemone Blanda

By ElmsArt
Saw this growing in a heap of rubble just outside the village of Falkland in Fife last Spring. However rough the conditions looked it must suit this flower as there were a whole lot more all looking very healthy in bud ready to open.

Have not been on line much at all as we have been busy working in our garden here. Thank you all for the comments and votes on Fern Flower and Kaleidoscope. They are all very much appreciated.

Tags: Blue Flowers and plants Anemone Close-upandmacro

Voters: NaturesHaven, martinjp, dhandjh and 23 more

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dhandjh 6 6 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 9:04PM
Crystal clear shot - lovely!

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ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 9:09PM
Though a striking thumbnail, once opended large, I felt a little disappointed and hope you don't mind me asking and offering maybe a little c&c?

Did you use a tripod? The subject looks slightly blurred and I wonder whether you would have benefited from the use of a tripod? ...and maybe the use of mirro lock up or a remote?? Maybe (only maybe) a slightly different angle would have given the viewer a slightly less conventional and therefore more interesting view?
ElmsArt 11 82 1 Scotland
16 Jun 2012 9:50PM
Thank you dhandjh

Thank you Mike. No, did not use a tripod. It was hand held. I was out with my two grand daughters taking them to see Mary Queen of Scots at Falkland Palace that day Grin. Keeping an eye on a 5 and 10 yr old (Especially the 5 yr old who does not know the meaning of take yout time) meant one camera, two lenses and little time for either.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Jun 2012 9:57PM
Mike's advice is sound although I have to admit I seldom use a tripod for outdoor floral just seems to get in the way. In fact, I often take flowers on dull or rainy days, like today, when I end up take the shot one handed, a brolly held in the other.
Nevertheless, a nice find on the tip, and with having to look after the children, this was probably more of a snatch shot, and thus not a bad effort.
Having said all that though, keep in mind Mike's suggestions ( he is without doubt an expert floral photographer and his portfolio is well worth some scrutiny).
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 9:59PM
Beautifully framed even if tripod would have improved sharpness.
No easy job watching children so you're forgiven for something we all do!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 10:49PM
Lovely colours,I never use a tripod myself, with flowers imposible to get position. Well done.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Jun 2012 11:16PM
This shows a most stunning blue!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 Jun 2012 2:00AM
A fine shot despite being tripodless !!
17 Jun 2012 2:28AM
Good advice from Mike, but still a very nice shot.
I have but never use a tripod, although no doubt they will be useful for planned shots,


Thanks for your comments, didn't see the edge until after upload, down to operator error I'm afraid Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 6:33AM
A really top quality photograph sorry that I can't express myself ant further due to my range of movement.

Regards Nathan
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 9:03AM
Lovely work.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
17 Jun 2012 5:46PM
'Superb color, tones, fine details, & Lovely presentation' ~ Peter Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Jun 2012 11:51PM
I agree with mike on the composition, although I can see a lot of merit in this shot,too. The birds eye view helps with the fine texture of the petals.
I frankly admit that my camera gear (5 pounds of 300 mm, 5 pounds camera and macro, 5 pounds of other lenses and sometimes the long tele @ 8 pounds ) puts me off tripods. Too heavy.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
5 Jul 2012 2:29AM
Very nice young girl,,

Tibetan 6 3 England
11 Jul 2012 2:54PM
Just got my new reading glasses today, nice clear cut photo love the colour and the stamens are perfectly defined great macro, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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