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"Design Perfection"

By RonnieAG
Had very little time for photography yesterday but found a few minutes to pick this specimen for an indoor shot with the standard RonnieAG approach.
I tried to enhance the black b/g but given the complexity of the subject, I may not have been totally successful, so apologies in advance if it falls below acceptable levels.

My thanks to all who offered a comment on Monet.


Tags: Backlit Dandelion Flowers and plants Seed head Indoor shot Available daylight only White card reflector

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30 May 2012 12:12AM
It is stunning Ronnie...Lin

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30 May 2012 12:18AM
Tack sharp Ron, stunning as usual.

Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 12:33AM
Very,very sharp. I tried to darken b/g with one of these and was almost there
but didn't save it! Hard to get round all those 'fringes'!
You've got a great exposure Ronnie.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 May 2012 1:14AM
You should have not been so honest Ronnie,
as I gave it a more than usual Mikbee going over here !!
A couple of ''bits'' still showing round the edges,
but as Kate says it must be hard to do.
Good shot though.
mikemullumby 6 1 3 Australia
30 May 2012 1:31AM
Very nicely done Ronnie
ElmsArt 10 82 1 Scotland
30 May 2012 4:03AM
Mikbee's comment caused me a lot of screen tilting and eye screwing up to try to find those "bits". OK he is right but I now need to go uncross my eyes.

This is a superb piece of work.

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
30 May 2012 5:29AM
To be honest, I would never have the patience to mask a dandelion.
All I can say is that you succeeded very well and my respects regarding sharpness and masking.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 5:55AM
Fantastic image Ronnie. I think you did very well with the masking. To do this with a dandelion I think would require the patience of a saint. Well done
30 May 2012 6:34AM
Have to agree with the last two comments excellent work

netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
30 May 2012 6:53AM
And I agree with the last three comments---Excellent
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 6:59AM
Stunning detail
RLF Plus
6 17 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:18AM
Much better than my effort.
Great detail RonnieGrin
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:25AM
It's a beautiful shot.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:40AM
fantastic detail ronnie wonderful tones and light a real gem nice one Wink
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:59AM
The number of times I have tried a similar shot Ronnie and I came nowhere close to this! Carole
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
30 May 2012 8:01AM
I would never have noticed, Ronnie. If it's not obvious the brain won't process it unless you're specifically looking for it. I wasn't, so this is a beautiful shot.

morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 8:03AM
Stunning image Ronnie, quite beautiful.

30 May 2012 8:05AM
Nice one Ronnie if you had not mentioned about the b/g enhancements we probably would not have noticed but you made all look closely and there is not much to worry about fine detail and exposure

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
30 May 2012 8:41AM
Count every ....minuteWink Ronnie.
Clean as a whistle and so fresh Ronnie, careful Jasmine doesn't swing the "studio" door open and the seeds will fly out the window.

gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
30 May 2012 9:45AM
Looks good to me. - gary
30 May 2012 10:04AM
i had one like this to upload .....
looks like it wont now
this really is good Smile
7 10 10 England
30 May 2012 10:38AM
This is a good one Ronnie.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 10:47AM
It looks superb to me Ronnie, great processing and photography (and honesty)

AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:47AM
It looks perfect to my eye!! Such fine detail throughout against that background. Wonderful work Ronnie!
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
30 May 2012 12:01PM
Stunning capture Ronnie, works so well with the black B/G.


Glyn1 7 4 1 England
30 May 2012 12:48PM
You have made a very dull subject look spectacular Ronnie, Superb shot.

30 May 2012 1:35PM
Beautiful sharp capture Ronnie. A
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 2:05PM
this is stunning Ronnie as I never seem to get them right
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
30 May 2012 3:33PM

Quote:...falls below acceptable levels...
I really don't think so, Ronnie. A top-notch piece of work as always Smile
Trev Smile
30 May 2012 4:19PM
Perfection is in the image Ronnie truly excellent image
moiral 6 12 Scotland
30 May 2012 5:58PM
A beautiful shot which does not fall below your usual standard Ronnie. We used to call these Dandelion clocks - never been sure why. Moira
Ronnie, this is perfection for me !!GrinGrinGrin

You are a master !!

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 6:33PM
Works for me Ronnie, even though it ain't quite spherical WinkTongue

Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 6:35PM
Brilliant Ronnie.

30 May 2012 6:37PM
Great title for this VERY well taken image Ronnie.

John Smile
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
30 May 2012 7:51PM
Thats why they are so succesful.
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 10:14PM
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 11:03PM
Cannot believe you have disabled voting here Ronnie
one that really stands out
perfection springs to mind here
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
31 May 2012 3:04AM
I hate the damned things, but have to admit it is beautiful , especially when viewed as you have so superbly done here Ronnie. Both gardens upwind of me have a profusion of dandelions, so I'm really fighting a losing battle all the time!
Rgds., Jim
31 May 2012 5:06AM
Ronnie, this is as usual the very best, excellent and should say really stunning..

PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 7:30AM
Wow thats a stunning shot. Looks so good on black. The lighting is spot on too. Paul
A shot done to a very high standard, top class, everything you would want to see is there, done to perfection, outstanding work.

Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
31 May 2012 9:40AM
Quite marvellous, certainly a full and delightful specimen here.
Beautiful photographed…….

tmann 11 4 2 United States
31 May 2012 7:26PM
incredible detail - superb in every way
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
3 Jun 2012 10:03PM
It looks like fine and dandy to me Ronnie
Brilliantly photographed to perfection too Grin
16 Jun 2012 5:24PM
I couldn't see anything wrong with this. Superb detail of a fine specimen.

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