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White Rose

By ringyneck  
I spent most of the weekend chopping down all the overgrown shrubs from my garden and
found this dwarf Rose hidden amongst it's giant cousins.Another bonus is my pond is now twice the size...amazing how fast things get overgrown.
This is a double upload as I was going to go with the 2nd one as I thought the background in the 1st was distracting but then thought I had cropped too much.......I can never make decisions and when I do it's always the wrong one.!!
I hope between the 2 you might like the flower.

Please see LARGE + F 11

Hand held @ f4,1/400, iso 100 and 105mm.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: newbegining, barbarahirst, cjl47 and 52 more

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29 Jul 2009 9:19AM
love the dashs of pink, the background works well,great image

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 9:22AM
Looks like we have both been photographing in the rain
cjl47 10 4 3 England
29 Jul 2009 9:23AM
Beautiful bloom,
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 9:25AM
Superb capture,the detail and clarity are excellent.......................

Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
29 Jul 2009 9:30AM
Decisions decisions eh? I like both versions. The crop in V2 is a little close and you could always have darkened the bg in V1. The shot of the flower itself has excellent light and detail with lovely raindrops. If I had to choose I would go for V1 with darker bg but thats just me.
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 9:39AM
Thanks for looking...... options round here...hammering down at the moment...and it looks like the same for at least another 5 days after as well...the Test Match is here !!!!!!
Paul.....I tried darkening it and ended up with a solid black so cropped as I thought it was a waste.....then went in TOO close.

A very attractive and well shot photo: the flower really comes out of the screen. Great lighting and I love the droplets. JNC
9 10 10 England
29 Jul 2009 9:44AM
Lovely flower and lovely presentation.
Beautiful pair of well presented close-up's. Lovely fine detail and superb colour. I like them both.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 9:52AM
Lovely rose shot,bet your glad you cleared your garden now? Brian
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2009 10:23AM
A super rose, Keith, glad you found it amongst the undergrowth and captured it. V.1 for me. Carol
29 Jul 2009 10:30AM
Beautiful detail in these,V1 for me too.

Jean x
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 10:43AM
Blimey ...looks like I got away with it..thanks for looking and commenting.
PAUL..Brilliant MOD...everyone take a look please.

BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
29 Jul 2009 10:47AM
Beautifully photographed, Keith!

Great focus, exposure control and processing. Well done indeed!

Both versions work really well, although I think I'm leaning more towards V2 for the extra detail. The crop is a little tight, though.

Paul's mod is pretty cool, although he couldn't have done it without a cracking shot to start with!

Richsr 11 91 223 England
29 Jul 2009 10:51AM
Love the details and light in this - good tones too.
Regards Richard.
29 Jul 2009 11:20AM
Lovely image, great light and detail,
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 11:38AM
Beautiful image with superb detail and colours V1 for me great composition love the droplets
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Jul 2009 11:55AM
Another stunning image, Keith, cracking detail, especially large. Has to be V1 for me, I think it's a bit too tight in the frame in V2...and as above, love the water droplets. Excellent.
TrevB Smile
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 12:43PM
Really great comments...thanks.

Mrswoolybill has mentioned how slow things are on here recently it only her and me that think so.

bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 1:03PM
beautiful, love the raindrops
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Jul 2009 2:04PM
2 great captures of with awesome detail. ........Sandy
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 2:07PM
Exquisite work.
Cormy 10 3 England
29 Jul 2009 2:37PM
Very subtle image,superbly lit.Wonderful detail.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Jul 2009 3:17PM
These are both truly beautiful images of this lovely little rose. Though tight, I don't find the crop in V2 any problem, neither do I find the bg in V1 a problem either. The mod was indeed interesting, but not in the least better than your already 1st class image. Oh, and yep, I too am being driven a little loopy with how slow the site is at present!

Silverzone 10 2 England
29 Jul 2009 3:28PM
Just beautiful images. Sylvia
Kerniggit 9 2 1 England
29 Jul 2009 5:02PM
A white rose is always a winner Smile never red for this Yorkshire Lass LOL

Of the 2 i like v2 as it makes you look at the deail. The water drops make it extra special.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 8:04PM

Quote:Decisions decisions eh? I like both versions. The crop in V2 is a little close and you could always have darkened the bg in V1. The shot of the flower itself has excellent light and detail with lovely raindrops. If I had to choose I would go for V1 with darker bg but thats just me.

I was looking at V1 and thinking I might have cropped a little closer then found V2 and have to say I like it far better the surrounding area in V1 is doing nothing for the final picture - V2 love it and wouldnt change a thing V1 I definitely think a further crop was necessary - final decision V2 heheh!
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 8:58PM
It's V1 for me I like the space around the rose & the BG is not an issue for me
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 10:47PM
Lovely closeup love the red tinge to the petals and the drops of rain

Ray42 10 3 England
30 Jul 2009 6:54AM
Nice shot and Paul's mod is very good
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Aug 2009 6:24PM
Two beautiful images, v1 is my preference here, I love the clarity and those rain drops

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