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By RonnieAG
Unless seeking a floral shot backlit, I try to avoid harsh direct sunlight and yesterday's late afternoon dull overcast suited capture of this Rhododendron.

My thanks to all who took the time to comment on Design Perfection.....your attention is much appreciated.


Tags: Rhododendron Flowers and plants Dull overcast light

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
31 May 2012 12:07AM
Lovely shape pattern and colour in this flower and taken with your usual expertise Ronnie. - gary

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 May 2012 12:09AM
Overcast is better Ronnie, used to pray for that when I was doing weddings, love the composition with excellent DOF and sharp as a pin on main subject.


mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 May 2012 12:21AM
Brought out the colours well being dull and overcast Ronnie.
And that is the weather forecast for the next few days !!
Good shot.
31 May 2012 12:35AM
You have captured the colours so well Ronnie,a lovely image..Lin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 1:00AM
This is excellent. You've got superb camera skills.
Do you judge competitions?
ElmsArt 11 82 1 Scotland
31 May 2012 1:07AM
Beautiful detail, colour and presentation.

JimV 11 6 3 Canada
31 May 2012 3:09AM
As Para Handy would say........chust sublime Ronnie!
Rgds., Jim
PS> Be warned, we're sending some lousy weather your way, lots of rain and low to very low temps., we even had a frost warning the other night!
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
31 May 2012 3:35AM
Not as good as some of your other images perhaps Ronnie, but these ain't the easiest flowers to shoot well.....

31 May 2012 5:08AM
Hi Ronnie, this is again an excellent shot of the purple coloured Rhododendron. Very well taken and presented ..

Glyn1 9 4 1 England
31 May 2012 6:52AM
Lovely shot Ronnie, excellent use of dof.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 7:04AM
A beauty indeed.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 7:34AM
Great arrangement sitting on a bed of its leaves and the lighting is spot on. Paul
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 7:41AM
wonderful comp ronnie brilliant colours and detail a beauty nice one Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 May 2012 7:42AM
Interesting that nature has a pink/orange colour clash! I like the shape of the frame, Ronnie, the main flower echoed by the de-focussed one rear right, and the flower sitting on the leaves looks good, with the leaves extending towards the secondary flower. The brown stalks on the left? they do catch the eye a bit.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 7:50AM
Like the image just there to see also in the background Ronnie
another splendid shot and again always so sharp
31 May 2012 8:05AM
A splendid shot Ronnie. The dull and overcast light certainly helps to capture the colours of this beauty
The soft overcast brings out the colour to perfection Ronnie, these foreign flowers bloom across Scotland in profusion in places, love them or hate them they have wonderful colour.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
31 May 2012 8:18AM
Looks the Woodhall Spa Hotel in Lincolnshir they have wonderful Rhododendrons all around the grounds, when they are in full bloom the colour is spectacular.TongueTongueTongue
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 8:40AM
Classic Ronnie
31 May 2012 8:48AM
light was spot on for this on Ronnie the harshness but very welcome sunshine of late made shots for me very difficult the colour of this Rhododendron. Fine sharp detail

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
31 May 2012 8:55AM
Unusual colour! As you say rightly, the light is ideal for those suble shade of pink.
A fine floral composition.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 8:57AM
Good dof Ronnie, perfect light for these lovely rhododendrons - Carole
One of my favourite flowers to photograph. Beautiful colour Ronnie.

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 10:38AM
Lovely image Ronnie, gorgeous colour and excellent detail.

geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 10:39AM
Colourful and crisp Ronnie.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 1:02PM
The composition is wonderful with the oof flowers in the background echoing the grandeur of the main bloom. Just perfect!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 May 2012 1:26PM
Perfect light for perfect colour Ronnie.
31 May 2012 1:48PM
Lovely shot Ronnie.
My favourite time is between 7 and 8 and sometimes later, I really like the lighting then. (unless it's raining Wink ).

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
31 May 2012 2:56PM
And it's even more overcast today...and wet! Sad A very well composed and framed shot, Ronnie, beautifully lit as always, love those colours Smile
Trev Smile
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 3:48PM
Excellent detail, colour and composition Ronnie. Its a cracking shot.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 5:11PM
gerat colour Ronnie
31 May 2012 5:32PM
What stunning detail Ronnie and the colour is amazing
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 6:05PM
Good to see it spelt correctly for a changeWink

A gorgeous bloom Ronnie

moiral 8 12 Scotland
31 May 2012 6:42PM
Beautiful shot of this Rhodi, good dof and like the other ones in the bg. Loads in the woods across from me, but they are just starting to open. Moira
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 May 2012 6:49PM
Well done, you brought up the details well

31 May 2012 6:53PM
This is a gorgeous one Ronnie, and so nicely Photographed.

John Smile
9 10 10 England
31 May 2012 7:49PM
Very nicely captured Ronnie.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
31 May 2012 8:37PM
A real beauty, Ronnie.
I've been waiting for ages to get an overcast day, and today was the day, just a bit breezy. It works well, doesn't it.
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
31 May 2012 10:53PM
The light obviously suited this image, perfectly captured Ronnie.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Jun 2012 10:04PM
What a gorgeous bloom Ronnie, so clear and colourful
Another stunner Ronnie, the colours together are gorgeous
16 Jun 2012 5:28PM
Beautiful colours and detail. These flowers are in much better condition than ours.

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