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By RonnieAG
Also known as the Cape Primrose, this specimen was shot indoors yesterday again using available daylight at the window, reflected light from white card and with black card for b/g. I thought of cloning out the pot but decided against it.

I'm not certain what you will make of it! Sometimes I look at it and like it, then at others I'm not so sure. So any comments either way will be completely acceptable.

(PS. This plant can be easily propagated by taking a single leaf, popping it in water for two or three weeks by which time it will have developed roots, then potting up. This specimen was propagated in this way only last September)

Details: ISO 200, 1/6 sec. at f/ 25.0 with Exp. Bias of -1.67. Colour balance was set at 7690K to get most accurate colours, but even at that increasing the blue very slightly on the flowers selectively was required.

Many thanks to all who took interest in "Superstar", and a special thanks to both "andylea" and "digital_boi" for their UAs.


Tags: Light And Available Flowers and plants Daylight Mauve Reflected Pot plant Streptocarpus Cape primrose Indoor shot Only.

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ironman 8 1
12 Aug 2010 12:09AM
Great lighting.Crisp leaf detail.Nice work.

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 12:11AM
Good morning Ronnie, what a lovely colour and the detail is spot on a beautiful capture.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
12 Aug 2010 12:13AM
Ronnie you take such beautiful floral images and you make it sound so easy, the lighting is perfect and the colour is so very eye catching. - gary
12 Aug 2010 12:18AM
Great shot Ronnie, used to grow these years ago.

debu 8 India
12 Aug 2010 12:43AM
Lovely image with beautiful detail and colour.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Aug 2010 12:47AM
No need to clone out the pot Ronnie,it is fine as it is.
Good contrast in colours with the green and blue.
Good write up too.Now I am away for the dictionary to find out what that propogated means !!
Super shot.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 12:55AM
good morning ronnie
i dont know how you manage to get the lighting so spot on brilliant detail and wonderful colurs make this capture a real beauty Wink
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
12 Aug 2010 12:55AM
Just love the colour - my top favourite in Streptocarpus in fact! Have 7 of these, all from 1 leaf, as it's possible to cut across and make quite a number of new plants by potting up all the small sections! What cheap-skates we are!!! Anyway, love the image. Have tried several times to capture this lovely plant and never been happy with my results, so quite envious!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Aug 2010 1:19AM
Stunningly finished! Are you making a book?

12 Aug 2010 1:46AM
Morning Ronnie - beautiful image with wonderful colour and lovely light & thanks for the tip !

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Aug 2010 2:06AM
Beautiful image Ronnie. Lovely light and colour........Sandy
12 Aug 2010 2:19AM
Beautiful image great colours and light, well captured.
CherryMartin 10 10 United States
12 Aug 2010 3:04AM
Outstanding image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Aug 2010 6:38AM
A wonderful image, Ronnie, perfect light, great colour, and I like the inclusion of the pot. Very well captured and presented. Carol
12 Aug 2010 6:50AM
A fabulous capture, Ronnie, nothing wrong with the pot being included, a very well captured and presented image.
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 6:54AM
Ronnie - this is stunning - I think the glow is simply beautiful and the backlight and detail is superb...!
Ray42 10 3 England
12 Aug 2010 7:00AM
A top class shot Ronnie - the detail is pin sharp and the colour contrast of the flowers against the black bg makes it leap out
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
12 Aug 2010 8:07AM
Well worth staying up to the witching hour to enter this shot.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 8:15AM
What wonderful colours
Great image
12 Aug 2010 9:02AM
Excellent work Ronnie
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 9:15AM
perfectly lit and beautifully presented. You do these so very well Ronnie

9 10 10 England
12 Aug 2010 9:58AM
What more can be said Ronnie - Linda (Mynett) has put it perfectly and I am in full agrement.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
12 Aug 2010 11:20AM
A lovely presentation

Herge88 11 40 4 England
12 Aug 2010 11:25AM
Love the lighting in this, nice presentation too.

Best Matt
12 Aug 2010 11:43AM
excellent lighting Ronnie the whole thig just glows excellent work click
mrjt 12 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 1:09PM
Ronnie, This is one of your best images to date in my opinion...Jack
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
12 Aug 2010 1:46PM
Wonderful color and lighting!
tmann 13 4 2 United States
12 Aug 2010 1:49PM
perfect color and light!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 2:22PM
I like it because it looks so natural.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Aug 2010 2:24PM
What a stunning colour. A top quality image, Ronnie, very beautifully lit. Agree that it works with the plant pot left in. Top quality as always.
TrevB Smile
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 2:39PM
Good work here, Ronnie.
12 Aug 2010 2:45PM
Superb and natural colour and great contrast with the black background Ronnie! It was a good idea to use a small apperture getting depth over the whole flower.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
12 Aug 2010 2:48PM
Beautiful detail/color and dof here Ronnie,
12 Aug 2010 3:34PM
Great colour and detail
12 Aug 2010 6:50PM
Stunning Ronnie,the detail and colours are just wonderful...
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
12 Aug 2010 7:11PM
Beautiful image, well captured
Roly 10 Wales
12 Aug 2010 7:57PM
Beautiful colours,it looks stunning against that black background.
Superb Ronnie Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 8:10PM
in this instance the pot doesnt matter a jot as its such a beautiful shot anyways with good colour and detail
12 Aug 2010 8:53PM
Good colours nice shot.
12 Aug 2010 9:18PM
perfection ! gill
UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
12 Aug 2010 10:50PM
Wow amazing picture Ronnie. Perfect colour and lighting and amazing detail.

JimV 11 6 3 Canada
13 Aug 2010 4:23AM
Morning Ronnie,
When I saw the title I thought it was some kind of, and find it is a fascinating plant instead, you have photographed it beautifully as usual, and IMHO there is no need for any misgivings, I agree with those speaking positively about the inclusion of the flowerpots rim!
Rgds., Jim
Looks perfect to me Ronnie, the colour is beautiful and the reality makes me feel I can smell these Primrose from here.

Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
17 Aug 2010 7:52PM
Lovely image. Great lighting detail and colour......Derek
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Aug 2010 10:16PM
A beautifully arranged and presented image Ronnie. I'd never heard of streptocarupus before today, it sounds more like a muscle that a sportsman might damage than a flower!

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