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By RonnieAG
One from yesterday in the garden.........apart from a slight vignette, cropping to square and a border applied, this one is straight from camera with no mucking about.
I am just sorry that most of my shots are repetitive and somewhat homespun......... it's just that I haven't been able to move much from the home area this year.

My thanks to all who commented on Chilling Out and special thanks to Morag {MoragM} for her UA: also special thanks to Lillian for her UA for my image Summer Sundae.


Tags: Roses Flowers and plants Side lighting In situ capture White card reflector Abbeyfield Gold

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
29 Jul 2012 12:20AM
Early bird Ronnie, triangle of colourSmile

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jul 2012 12:35AM
lovely sunny tones of yellow... amazing what you can do with your new camera.

Ronnie I take most of my shots around home in 5 m radius and in walking distance from work... Sometimes one is just to busy, not to mention fuel prices Sad
As too experimental DOF in the meadow, I have done the same with the 300 3.8 in the drizzle today and it was well worth it. much lighter, too.
Even an 85 1.4 does the trick Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Jul 2012 12:44AM
Ronnie 90% of my images are taken within 3 mile of home that's why I do not do so many landscapes these days as I have exhausted all the local scenes.

This is a beautiful image taken with your usual expertise in floral images.

Regards. - gary
29 Jul 2012 12:51AM
very nice photo!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Jul 2012 12:55AM
Well, to add my two cents--- most of my shots are taken with in a very short distance rom my house-- like maybe half a block if we had blocks, the bridge is .2 miles-- way far to lug a tripod, etc, but I do it sometimes---

sad to say , most of our roses surrered from too much heat lately-- so I do appreciate yours! thank you!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 1:13AM
I love the composition and the spots of red on the roses! IB
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
29 Jul 2012 3:30AM
Like Jenn (Taggart) my roses did poorly this year due to the exreme heat so I am thrilled that you have shared these beauties of yours with us, Patti Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Jul 2012 3:39AM
So healthy looking with that glimpse of leaves as well as the glorious blooms! Make are beautiful image.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2012 5:04AM
Such a wonderful display of roses you have, Ronnie, would love to see some images of your garden Smile. Carol
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Jul 2012 6:23AM
Beautiful Rose Ronnie expertly photographed.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Jul 2012 7:04AM
As long as you enjoy taking them, Ronnie, that's the important thing. A beautiful display again.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:11AM
Beautiful image Ronnie, fabulous colours.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:34AM
your roses are beautiful ronnie and these are crackers nice ones Wink
Ray42 10 3 England
29 Jul 2012 7:35AM
Absolutely beautiful
29 Jul 2012 8:13AM
Beautiful image Ronnie, and one that is eternal.

John Smile
This is clean as a whistle Ronnie, love the way the focus softens towards the back, so gently. Nothing homespun about this lovely image.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:53AM
Your roses are a delight Ronnie, please keep sharing themSmile
9 10 10 England
29 Jul 2012 8:58AM
I love "home spun" Ronnie if that's what you want to call them, but to me they are exceptionally beautiful images.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 9:02AM
A natural composition Ronnie, but you've captured it beautifully. What a delight to have these in your garden.
Thank you for your mod to my nasturtium yesterday; I like it very much and I think there are two schools of thought on the images if you read the comments! If you have the energy, please keep the criticisms coming.. Smile
Good capture Ronnie, good detail lovely colour, Sometimes shots come from near or far the main thing is you enjoy them I have gone miles to get a shot and got nothing then again on my doorstep got a unexpected delight .Well captured well presented, good work as always.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Jul 2012 9:44AM
You dont need to go frome home when you have such Brilliant Rose Bushes in your garden,I would love to see some images of your garden.
This is brilliant again today ,lovely colour,look's like a little flower arrangement in a showGrin
29 Jul 2012 10:06AM
nice composition and dof setting Ronnie allowing for the fading sharpness works so very well you are lucky they have stood up to all the weather of late they are n excellent condition

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Jul 2012 10:14AM
Stunning composed capture Ronnie, these flowers are so beautiful how could we get tired of looking at them.


barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 10:45AM
such true beauty
29 Jul 2012 11:30AM
So pretty Ronnie. You just keep on repeating !!!! A joy to look at your lovely results !GrinGrinGrin

29 Jul 2012 11:47AM
Beautifully composed image of real roses in a garden. A
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 12:25PM
Great that you can get a pleasing arrangement without having to cut the roses.
I love the perfection of flower images with black or defocussed backgrounds but
here you've managed a lovely grass b/g and leaves not detracting from your lovely roses.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Jul 2012 12:45PM
A very beautiful natural arrangement of your roses, Ronnie, and proof here you don't need to venture far to get a good shot Wink
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 2:00PM
no apologies necessary Ronnie this is a superb bouquet from in your garden
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 3:59PM
Thought that I commented here earlier Ronnie
so not sure what is happening
a beautifully captured cluster of roses
and not a bit of 'black spot' in sight!!
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
29 Jul 2012 4:17PM
Repetitive and homespun?? Tosh, man. No-one here on ePz takes better floral images than you Ronnie. They are always a delight to view.
This one is either very cleverly composed, hence the title, or the title has been very cleverly thought of to match the imageGrin

Excellent lighting, brings out the detail so well.

BTW, have you thought about getting Morrisons to deliver your cut flowers when you need them? Might save you a journey. You must be a platinum customer by now...Wink

Richsr 11 91 223 England
29 Jul 2012 4:46PM
They stand out well Ronnie and in good condition too despite the weather
Regards Richard
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
29 Jul 2012 6:44PM
Lovely colours and great roses

Glyn1 8 4 1 England
29 Jul 2012 10:09PM
Beautiful flowers Ronnie, your garden is a credit to you Wink

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 10:15PM
Great image Ronnie, not a bad title either, like the dof and some of the roses imperfections, so glad you have left them untouched, well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileWink
Ayoob 7 Australia
30 Jul 2012 12:52AM
A beautiful detailed image ,Ronnie.......Grin
30 Jul 2012 10:52AM
Superb capture as usual Ronnie,well done..Lin
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
31 Jul 2012 8:16AM
You are a Master of the floral shots Ronnie.
These natural roses are very lovely.
Well done with the garden and the capture.

I also have to do much from home due to a chronic bad back.
Glad we have this lovely hobby and the online company.

1 Aug 2012 10:56AM
Another fantastic shot Ronnie.
You should never apologize for repetitiveness if images end up home spun. Not always possible to get out in the field doing what we love to do, and theres no reason why beautiful images cant be taken at home like this one Smile

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Aug 2012 7:16PM
No apologies necessary Ronnie, this is a beautiful floral image. I haven't been to that many locations this year either, hence why most of most photographs are of insects which are abundant locally

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