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Natures Goblet

By NDODS    
I came across a group of these empty seed pods whilst out walking with my Support Walker, I would have like to have captured three together, "but 'hey ho' that's nature for you?"

A big thank you to all of you who took time out to look and comment on yesterday's upload 'Soft'. A very big thankyou goes to Darryl (Carper) and Kate (Irish Kate) for presenting me with their much welcomed and grateful User Awards GrinGrinGrin

May you all have a great day ahead of you.

Regards and keep safe Nathan

Tags: Winter Small Seeds Dried Aged Pods Fragile Wildlife and nature

Voters: canonfan, ArtRat, ValSaxby and 105 more

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12 Dec 2012 7:39AM
A lovely simple image with great DOF Nathan

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 7:44AM
Excellent use of depth of field Nathan.

wenzu78 6 7 Malta
12 Dec 2012 7:48AM
Nice macro you got here.


cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Dec 2012 7:59AM
looks like an `Alien' pod GrinGrin...nice macro work Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:01AM
Sharp and detailed as always here Nathan,
A beautifully captured and presented shot
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:03AM
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Dec 2012 8:24AM
SUPERB GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Carol
A lovely depth of field on this capture.
Well done. WesternRed.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:50AM
Homing in on a tiny ghost of summer, this is beautiful. Perfect aperture selection to let it fade away into pastel mist.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
12 Dec 2012 8:52AM
Simple composition but so effective.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 9:00AM
Superb shot Nathan, excellent detail and dof and the exposure is spot on

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Dec 2012 9:05AM
Excellent dof, Nathan. Simple and very effective.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 9:10AM
Great image, love the way the pod is coming out of the BG.

Tibetan 5 3 England
12 Dec 2012 9:22AM

Quote:Excellent dof, Nathan. Simple and very effective.


precise and to the point Dave, spot on, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
12 Dec 2012 9:26AM
What a lovely image! It's really interesting to see the empty centre. And as for 3 - what do you think Photoshop is for!!!Grin
a very beautifully worked image

Good focus Nathan and the use of DOF works well. simple but very effective. NOT simple to capture, nice one like it.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
12 Dec 2012 9:40AM
stunning simplicity Nathan.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 9:43AM
only too happy to take this inviting image to RC
12 Dec 2012 10:02AM
An excellent macro!!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
12 Dec 2012 10:03AM
This is really an absolutely stunning photo Nathan !!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
12 Dec 2012 10:27AM
Very good use of DOF
12 Dec 2012 10:36AM
good dof and a fine capture all round Nathan

12 Dec 2012 10:43AM
Lovely detail and dof Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Dec 2012 11:01AM
Nice use of wide open aperture and selective focussing, Nathan.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
12 Dec 2012 11:19AM
Excellent macro Nathan, dof perfect and deserving those awards Smile
12 Dec 2012 11:31AM
Stunning simpllcity, most effective d.o.f. A superb capture.

exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
12 Dec 2012 11:35AM
Beautiful detail tones & selective focussing Nathan.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
12 Dec 2012 11:50AM
Great dof and makes a rather stunning image.

avacreates 6 448 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 12:01PM
An amazing image - inspirational
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 12:13PM
Well great to see you're back in form.
Another very appealing image with great camera skills evident.
You're an inspiration.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 12:14PM
Happy to be number 50 here! Well deserved... Such a striking shot ... Grin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 Dec 2012 12:26PM
So beautiful Nathan! Top Pro photography mate!


nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Dec 2012 12:28PM
Stunning is the word, a smashing work!
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
12 Dec 2012 12:36PM
Perfectly captured, Nathan. I came across some of these chaps earlier today, but a bit of a breeze made it impossible to get a decent shot.
Bzox Plus
5 2 Bosnia And Herzegovina
12 Dec 2012 12:53PM
Just beautiful image, pleasant color and focus on right place. GrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 1:56PM
A great title for an excellent macro photograph. The bokeh is particularly pleasing. Empty seed pods are among the most attractive of subjects, as you have demonstrated with this fine image.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Dec 2012 2:24PM
Exxquisite focus on this goblet, bokeh is first rate!
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 2:41PM
Very nice macro image..
Good DOF....
Well done...

meniko 7 Cyprus
12 Dec 2012 2:47PM
one of these "pure and simple"
and therefore wonderful - images
thank you,
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 2:51PM
Super macro image Nathan.
Regards, Alf.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 3:15PM
Such a lovely simple composition.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 3:25PM
An image to be proud of.
Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Dec 2012 4:19PM
There may be only one and not the three you wanted, but it's a cracking close-up, Nathan Smile As Cats_123 says, it does look like an alien pod! Wink
Trev Smile
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
12 Dec 2012 4:39PM
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 4:49PM
Very creative macro shot, Nathan, lovely dof.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 6:20PM
The best of your recent flower series, Nathan love that dof.

12 Dec 2012 7:22PM
Fabulous detail and a great title
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Dec 2012 7:36PM
A great macro image .Is it a red campion seed pod?Smile
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:14PM
A truly excellent macro,
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:16PM
Superb image.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:21PM
I like the diffused b/g here and the seed pod being so sharp
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
12 Dec 2012 8:43PM
Perfect focusing and excellent shallow DOF. Great macro work.

12 Dec 2012 8:48PM
Stunning image, lovely detail and tone, finished with great dof........

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
12 Dec 2012 9:13PM
All of the above Nathan stunning simplicitySmile
12 Dec 2012 9:25PM
Lost for words, Nathan! May I just say WOOOOOW!!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 10:51PM
Beautiful close up Nathan, lovely detailed image, can't get much wine in that goblet Tongue , Peter..
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Dec 2012 7:53AM
Fantastic and lovely macro shot indeed,very well done,
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 4:18PM
Super piece of creative photography, simple subject, stunning result, awards well deserved.
Nice one, Nathan.
Darryl. SmileSmile
14 Dec 2012 10:11AM
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
17 Dec 2012 7:52PM
where are the seeds inside ? ..
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 6:35PM
A really lovely shot.
Merry Christmas,

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