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By RonnieAG
Indoor shot........this gladiolus was leaning over in a vase by the window and I liked the effect of the back lighting from the sun streaming in.
The b/g is vegetation in the garden.
I don't like the harsh light from direct sunlight for floral shots but here I felt the areas of light and shade were interesting.
However, it's not one of my better floral shots and I had been considering binning it but thought I'd see what you might say before doing so.

My thanks to all who commented on The Gaze.


Tags: Vignette Flowers and plants Back lighting Gladiolus Indoor shot

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 12:10AM
Beautiful floral shot.

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18 Sep 2012 1:18AM
Very nice lighting lovely capture.....

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Sep 2012 1:21AM
OH! OOOOHHHHHH this is breathtaking! Splendid colors and LIGHT!!!
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 5:24AM
Always a joy Ronnie, well done for trying something different
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 5:36AM
A very informative foreword, and 'flaming heck' Ronnie, I thought my screen and burst into flames. Stunningly intense warming colours in a fusion of beauty. A truly wonderful spectacle, which you have captured at its very pinnacle of beauty.

Regards Nathan
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Sep 2012 5:38AM
DO NOT bin this, Ronnie, it is beautiful Smile Wonderful light and the background is just perfect. Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
18 Sep 2012 6:26AM
What ever you do ,do not bin it.This is Gorgeous with lovelty light and I like the darker tone on the edge of the petals.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 6:59AM
You have the light perfectly Ronnie
don't even think of binning!!!
sharp, colourful and magical!
Like that background too
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 7:31AM
It's a super shot Ronnie.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 7:33AM
Beautiful image Ronnie, fabulous colours and light

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Sep 2012 7:34AM
Like the light creating shadows and the background is natural Ronnie, nice one.


CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:08AM
That backlighting is creating some lovely detail and shadows.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:12AM
An absolute beauty Ronnie!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Sep 2012 8:30AM
If you had cloned out the right hand bloom I think this would have been picking up awards, Ronnie. The lighting and colour, accentuated by the vignette, make this well worthwhile saving.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
18 Sep 2012 8:30AM
I have really enjoyed looking at this exquisitely beautiful image.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:32AM
What beauty and the lighting is wonderful
9 10 10 England
18 Sep 2012 8:35AM
My pleasure to be back and able to view your lovely work Ronnie.
Ray42 10 3 England
18 Sep 2012 8:38AM
Beautiful - an excellent shot
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:47AM
beautiful natural colours and light Ronnie, well presented and captured.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 9:04AM
Glad you didn't bin it, Ronnie, spectacular as usual.

18 Sep 2012 9:05AM
the mixture of the light and shadow makes this a fine capture Ronnie certainly not one for the bin thats for sure

luckybry 8 3 Scotland
18 Sep 2012 9:59AM
awesome grt details
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Sep 2012 10:02AM
Nice balance of colours light and shade! well balanced shot, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 10:31AM
Well controlled exposure Ronnie, yellows not always easy
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
18 Sep 2012 10:32AM
Beautiful yellows to golds.
Very much worth showing us Ronnie, a lovely

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 12:02PM
The light on this is lovely Ronnie.
The mix of warm colours is beautiful -
definitely not for the delete button!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 12:41PM
This is beautiful, the colour is just lovelyGrin
Now I am going to contradict myself because I have just said in a comment that I am not a vignette person................. But in this way its lovelyGrin
Dont bin itSad
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Sep 2012 12:51PM
This is a beauty, Ronnie, love the lighting - I certainly wouldn't bin this if it were mine! Wink
Trev Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
18 Sep 2012 1:19PM
More fabulous flower imagery Ron.....

18 Sep 2012 1:33PM
Wonderful detail and presentation Ronnie, excellent work mate.
superb image ronnie,well captured.ray
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
18 Sep 2012 2:16PM
I really like the effect you have here Ronnie, for me the shadows add to the structure of the composition, the detail and colour is as always superb,
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
18 Sep 2012 2:27PM
The master at work. fantastic Ronnie.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 2:29PM
nicely backlit still retaining the colour
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
18 Sep 2012 3:46PM
Binning this would have been such a shame! Glorious in its light and colour.

A wonderful feeling of inner glow Ronnie.

Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
18 Sep 2012 4:30PM
This is a fine shot Ronnie. It deserves better than you binning it. Really nice light and colourful detail....Derek
My goodness Ronnie - don't bin it !!!! STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL.GrinGrin

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
18 Sep 2012 4:38PM
These flowers are so difficult to photograph.........nice shot..........GrinGrin
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 4:48PM
Beautiful shot !!!!.....lovely effect from the backlighting !!!!!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Sep 2012 4:53PM
wonderful warm honey colours enhanced by the back light. the vignette is discreet and lovely.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
18 Sep 2012 5:29PM
I like it very much Ronnie. Like the position the flower is lying in, the lovely warm colour and the back lighting. Glad you decided not to bin it. Moira
18 Sep 2012 5:33PM
Gorgeous colouring here Ronnie, a really lovely image.

John Smile
18 Sep 2012 6:28PM
A fantastic shot Ronnie
xwang 8 56 8
18 Sep 2012 11:05PM
This is really beautiful.. Ronnie. I love the silky feeling of the flower, the light and colour are excellent as always.
I love this flower, and tried to grow them once,but failed. I learnt that they need very good sun light..
BTW, thank you for your comment on the bouySmile.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 10:38AM
Glad you didn't 'Bin it' Ronnie, its a cracking shot. Love the colour and detail. Is it by any chance the same flower as ''Orange and Lemon''?
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 11:04AM
Yes, Ray, the same Gladiolus as Orange and Lemon but the red colour has faded a bit.
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
19 Sep 2012 7:43PM
I think the back lighting works in your favour here Ronnie, the variation in colour and the detail in the petals look fantastic, glad you did not bin this one, well done my friend, Bill.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 2:01PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Sep 2012 7:31PM
The lighting works perfectly and the colour is simply glorious, you'd have been a foolish man to have binned this

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