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Ruby Tuesday

By Jasper87  
She would never say where she came from
And yesterday don't matter if it's gone
And while the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night no one knows
She comes and goes
......... Rolling Stones

Another sing-along image for you!

Lots of Fields of Gold (oil seed rape) and Bluebell woods at the moment so trying to introduce another segment of the colour wheel.

These were captured in the Winter Garden in Anglesey Abbey a week or so ago. I like the composition and receding (de)focus but maybe the foreground tulips should have been included in the focus range?

Iso200, f14, 1/100sec, handheld, no camera filters.

Tags: Ruby Tulips Flowers and plants Silver birch Anglesey abbey

Voters: gwynn56, MalcolmM, Badgerfred and 92 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Apr 2014 8:47AM
This a bit different and all the more satisfying for that, Dave; the defocussed immediate f/g and b/g does not worry me, and I guess had you been able to use f/14 at 28mm. rather than 146mm. then all would have been sharp. But as I say, I like the way you have captured the scene. The birch trunks add so much to the scene with contrasting colours and textures.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 8:50AM
The Y-shape tree gives the bite. So long as that is sharp, as it is, I reckon everything else fits into place visually around it.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 8:55AM
Agree completely with Ronnie. The mass of colour is of the utmost importance, the repeated patterns only slightly less so, the detail in the flowers - not a lot. There is of course a point of precise focus: the conjoined birch trunks suggest Fred and Ginger about to waltz across a carpet of petals while their less-gifted co-stars look on. A most engaging thought - and photograph!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 8:56AM
A stunning blanket of colour making a wonderful contrast against the silver bark of the trees. Great photography, very well composed and captured Dave.

Regards Nathan
Richsr 10 91 223 England
29 Apr 2014 8:57AM
Colourful Dave
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 9:03AM
The trees and tulips make such a different colour contrast to what we expect at this time of the year Dave. The tulips were barely open when we went, but here they really do make a carpet of colour. That tree in focus helps to anchor the picture to the left and so they eye moves on from that point into and across the picture - works a treat SmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 9:08AM
The more I look at this the more I enjoy it. It's a very brave image - not just the use of focus, but that strip of trunks and darkness along the top could easily look top-heavy. The fact that the birches rise from among the tulips prevents that. Very clever, thoughtful composition.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Apr 2014 9:19AM
Are these lyrics followed by "She comes in colours everywhere, she coms her hair.. the lady fair," Dave? Or is it from another song of them? Wonderful compo and colours, love those trunks.
29 Apr 2014 9:20AM
well I think we are all of the same mind on this one Dave once my eyes adjusted...a fine result and the tree in the f/g has added a fine bit of textural interest

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 9:23AM
I remember this song from my musical history studies, well, almost, but have to confess do not know it from it's original release, but as a Stones Fan, cracking song and now you have paid homage to it with this beautiful 'Flowerscape' nicely done, vibrant colours.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Apr 2014 9:40AM
A delightful image, Dave, as much as I love bluebells, it's great to see a flower carpet of another colour. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 9:55AM
Wonderful landscape, Dave.

debu 8 India
29 Apr 2014 10:36AM
Lovely image.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 10:51AM
29 Apr 2014 11:23AM
Nice one, Dave, and perfect composition. I probably would've wanted to blur all the flowers during processing!

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Apr 2014 11:25AM
Good choice with the tree being in focus Dave.
I like the texture.
It is nearly as rough as Mick Jaggers skin !!
Good shot.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
29 Apr 2014 11:30AM
Colourful Anglesey Dave !!! have done this myself.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 11:31AM
Can't beat woolybill1's comment! Cracker.
Brave and brilliant!
Think your birthday is around this time of year Dave - forgotten the date
but belated good wishes.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
29 Apr 2014 12:12PM
Wish that was my garden Smile would love to just sit there between the pink flowers.
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
29 Apr 2014 12:46PM
What an amazing colourful image Dave, just love your composition....wish I had another UA to give you...great photography
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Apr 2014 1:20PM
A lovely sea of red. Those trees are beautiful too with their peeling white bark.
mickp 11 9 7 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 1:23PM
Works for me.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 2:00PM
WOW! A joy to the eye! Lovely shot!
Thank you for your comments on Lindos...
A great place you picked in the 70's for your honeymoon...
You are right about St Pauls Bay it's enchanting and great for swimming! Grin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 2:31PM
A wonderful carpet of colour beautifully in contrast with the fine detail of the birch. Very nice Dave.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Apr 2014 2:54PM
It is the white birch ? trunks that give this image a solid foundation-- Brilliant color combination---

Who planted ALL those red tulips?
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
29 Apr 2014 3:49PM
What an interesting Viewpoint Dave. You have chosen the only split trunk as your point of focus. A brilliant choice. An image which deserves all of it's accolades.
29 Apr 2014 5:56PM
I'm singing I'm singing Dave Grin and what a great dof on this image, the Tree in the foreground looks great amid the blur of Pink.

John Smile
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 6:04PM
Nicely done.Smile

myrab 11 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 6:18PM
Very different, but I love it, what a change from all the bluebells.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 6:20PM
cracking colours dave brilliant detail and textures a stunner nice one Wink
29 Apr 2014 6:28PM
Catching your dreams, Dave Smile

29 Apr 2014 7:25PM
One of my favourite songs of all time - I loved the version sung by Melanie, always wanted to be as free as Ruby, but never really managed it! But I digress! This is a great shot - I love the colour.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 7:52PM
All of the above and then some.
Superb image, Dave. The birch tree in the FG provides a great anchor/contrast to the carpet of colour. Perfectly presented.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 9:41PM
Your composition and the depth of focus is excellent here Dave.
Good colour and tonal contrast between the tree trunks and the flowers too.
29 Apr 2014 10:33PM
A delightful bright image, Dave, excellently composed!!
29 Apr 2014 10:37PM

Jenny Smile
30 Apr 2014 7:03AM
Absolutely stunning Dave, beautiful colour Smile
I have been a Rolling Stones fan since 1976 and especially love their 60's material Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
30 Apr 2014 7:24AM
What a great sight

30 Apr 2014 7:30AM
Dave, this looks lovely and I think if you had faded the dof to give detail in the f/g would have spoiled a great capture and comp. The detailing in the bark and trunk to left of shot is splendid. Super image mate.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2014 1:12PM
Excellent DaveSmile

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2014 8:28PM
I like the defocus effect with the tree trunk sharp revealing nice texture.
30 Apr 2014 9:11PM
Excellent shot
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
30 Apr 2014 11:37PM
The soft focus on the foreground flowers doesn't bother me but it certainly forces my eye towards the bark of the tree.
This is a wonderful composition.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
1 May 2014 2:05AM
No, I think the focus is just right, Dave. Stellar image. Wow. And I'm so glad the tree bark is in focus. Gorgeous Smile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 4:16PM
Very unusual Dave, love the colours and in their surroundings
Lovely shot
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 8:14PM

Quote:No, I think the focus is just right, Dave. Stellar image. Wow. And I'm so glad the tree bark is in focus. Gorgeous Smile


Think Andrew has lost it......I cant see any stellaTongueTongue Mind you I do prefer GrolschWink
Lovely shot here Dave.....perfect title, really is ruby colourGrinGrinGrin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 10:10PM
Beautiful colours and it makes a change to the blue and yellows we are seeing a lot of at the momentGrin
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2014 11:04PM
Cracking image, very nicely done Smile.
2 May 2014 8:51AM
Wow. Lots of color and contrast here. Beautifully captured. A
Franko59 6 3 2 England
3 May 2014 7:44AM
I love this image and the title! Just another suggestion not a criticism just to lose the y shaped tree and have the carpet of flowers running straight to the defocussed tree line in more of a panoramic crop? Just a thought but a superb shot as it is! Regards,, Ian
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
3 May 2014 8:54AM

Quote:I love this image and the title! Just another suggestion not a criticism just to lose the y shaped tree and have the carpet of flowers running straight to the defocussed tree line in more of a panoramic crop? Just a thought but a superb shot as it is! Regards,, Ian

Cheers, Ian, always open to suggestions.
3 May 2014 3:08PM
1881 6 India
5 May 2014 6:49PM

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
5 May 2014 7:50PM
Love the composition and colour Dave, and the detail in the Y tree. Nicely different Smile
DilysT 7 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2014 7:22AM
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
6 May 2014 5:11PM
10 May 2014 8:53PM
A stunning blanket of colour against the lovely colours of the tree trunks
xwang 8 56 8
13 May 2014 1:02PM
Stunning colour with kissing trees...Grin She can't go anywhere..Grin
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
19 May 2014 8:34AM
Very pretty pink. Love the landscape scene
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 3:55PM
The colour and bold verticals are very striking and make the image, you composed it beautifully in terms of zooming in. As regards the focus, I'd have liked to see either an even narrower band of in focus, centering on the foremost trunk, or else maybe risking f/22 to try and get it all in focus. I know the latter involves the degrading effects of diffraction but for this type of graphic image I don't think it would be very noticeable.

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