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By RonnieAG
Something stirs in the forest by night.........but it's only me and my flashgun.

Many thanks to all who commented on Softly, Softly.


( way of explanation: I had seen these flowers by day in a shady part of Pollok C. Park's forest but felt a flash shot by night would carry more on one June evening after a heavy shower I picked my way into the forest late at night when there was still a little light left in the sky........having lived by the Park for 40 years I know every nook and cranny intimately so had no difficulty retracing my steps to the part of the forest where these blooms were growing up against an old decaying wall. I had to illuminate the foxglove with a torch to allow the camera to autofocus. The result is above...........R)

Tags: Forest Raindrops Wild flowers Foxglove Flash and lighting Pollok country park Night time soiree

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Aug 2012 12:13AM
Excellent result of your new method
I can just imagine that flash in the night Smile Dear Ronnie, I hope you only do it in a moonlit night, far away from worried neighbours. Although during the Olympics the rest of the nation was probably glued to the TV screen.

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 Aug 2012 12:16AM
Must say Ronnie, the flash has brought out some excellent detail, love the droplets and colour.


cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 12:20AM
Keep on flashing Ronnie an excellent result

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 12:41AM
Your lighting method works very well Ronnie !!
Super colours.
Excellent shot.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 12:49AM
You really mastered the wonderful colours and details in the Foxglove when you decided to use the flash. Impressive!

debu 8 India
12 Aug 2012 1:08AM
Lovely image.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
12 Aug 2012 1:50AM
Stunning! Patti Smile
12 Aug 2012 3:54AM
Beautiful image, Ronnie. Deep
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Aug 2012 5:48AM
Such beautiful wild flowers, Ronnie, I do wish they grew here. A wonderful capture, love the tale of you creeping around the forest at night Smile Carol
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 5:51AM
Love the detail, and the mental image as well Grin

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
12 Aug 2012 6:46AM
What a marvellous show of foxgloves.

Ray42 10 3 England
12 Aug 2012 7:15AM
Excellent detail - and a good tip too
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 7:21AM
Well worth the night expedition Ronnie
as this is very striking and so detailed
is that a wee bug at the very top? looks like some legs tooSmile
Lovely contrast and details shown up with the flash
Suehh 11 39 6 England
12 Aug 2012 7:35AM
Oh dear - I have heard about the sort of people who go stalking flowers in the depth of night!

Lovely shot Ronnie - the detail is excellent and the night photography certainly shows the beautiful flower off to its best.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 7:47AM
A rather beautiful piece of work, clearly one which is so very 'parfait' in the use of Flash, brilliantly captured, with just the right amount of illumination descending upon this sodden Foxglove, which has provided a rather dense background.

REgards Nathan
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 8:01AM
I'm still smiling at your description - and there is no cure! Smile but it was well worth the expedition as this close up is beautiful and, once again, those raindrops really make the image.
12 Aug 2012 8:28AM
Another gorgeous image captured on the 'Night Shift' Ronnie, and I can imagine the scene as you took this.

John Smile
jdinne 15 16 England
12 Aug 2012 8:38AM
Superb Ronnie, your late night forage into the forest was well worth the effort.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Aug 2012 9:13AM
SmileSmileBeautiful result,I though we had more Foxglove this year,they must like all the rain we've had.
Things that stir in the night what is it, who is it, It's Ronnie doing what he does best...taking good captures the way he likes to take them, by these results everyone will be out at night . good work well presented.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Aug 2012 9:23AM
"Stalking" is very apt terminology. Bright and well saturated colour with no flash burn-out, Ronnie.

Your hunter gatherer instincts coming to the fore Ronnie. Better than the local supermarket any day of the week. Just watch out for the local Polis they take a dim view of flashers in the woods.


great shot BTW and the flash lights up the trumpets nicely.
12 Aug 2012 9:35AM
A super fersh image. Gill
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 10:06AM
That foxglove is laden with flowers, they do seem to have flourished in our wet 'summer'. Love the lighting Ronnie.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 10:12AM
fab. detail
12 Aug 2012 10:41AM
A very illuminating tale of your night time frolics in the woods Ronnie I fear the dark side has much to answer for. It would appear the lamp-post hugging has subsided only to be replaced with even more forays in the dark world of the wood flashers.

Fine result TongueTongueTongueWink

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 12:39PM
Admire your dedication Ronnie and it paid off with a wonderful image.
those rain drops are lovely on th fpxglove.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 1:20PM
Luv it Ronnie, the colours and detail are amazing, well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
xwang 9 56 8
12 Aug 2012 2:24PM
The result is SUPERB, Ronnie. I have to say that the flowers on your photo look better than the real ones I see everyday...stunningly beautiful colour and excellent detail.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Aug 2012 2:26PM
Excellent, Your 7000 has picked up an amazing amount of detail---very impressive!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Aug 2012 2:57PM
Think if I went lurking and flashing in our local park in the middle of the night I'd get arrested! Wink It's worked well for you here though, Ronnie, a very nice capture, and the raindrops really add to the shot Smile
Trev Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 3:30PM
Fresh and cool this image, the fly is a bonus as well. IB
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
12 Aug 2012 5:03PM
Excellent details on the gloves, very much flowers

Lovely colour Ronnie. Lot of blooms too !SmileSmile

luckybry 8 3 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 5:16PM
first class
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 6:38PM
Ah, so it you they are looking for thenWink

Thanks for your recent kind comments RonnieTongue

12 Aug 2012 6:53PM
Excellent Ronnie,well done..Lin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 7:35PM
Really well done, Ronnie. Excellent detail and colour.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 8:12PM
Beautiful wet foxglove, Ronnie, but flashing in the woods?????
Did you hear about the two old ladies who met a flasher?
One fainted and one had a stroke!
(Think about it).
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 8:46PM
An excellent capture Ronnie!
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 8:17AM
Wow you've caught this this brillianlty. bg really shows it up well and the detail is super. paul
15 Aug 2012 5:23PM
Excellent detail. You seem to make a habit of these night shoots!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 12:35PM
The flash has certainly highlighted the vibrant colour of these beautiful foxgloves and brought out some wonderful detail which is accentuated by those raindrops. Flashing again have you no shame man, what are we going to do with you!WinkGrin I certainly wouldn't go out taking photos alone in woodland at night over here unless I was accompanied by the man mountain that is the Big O, many of the local spots I visit are well known for dogging and cottaging during the hours of darkness!Tongue

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