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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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Comments


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

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29 Jul 2009 9:22AM
Looks like we have both been photographing in the rain
cjl47 8 4 3 England
29 Jul 2009 9:23AM
Beautiful bloom,
chris
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 9:25AM
Superb capture,the detail and clarity are excellent.......................

Tony.
Paul_cats 10 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.
Paul
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 9:39AM
Thanks for looking......

Barbara....RAIN...no 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.

Cheers,
Keith
A very attractive and well shot photo: the flower really comes out of the screen. Great lighting and I love the droplets. JNC
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
29 Jul 2009 9:44AM
Lovely flower and lovely presentation.
Joan.
Beautiful pair of well presented close-up's. Lovely fine detail and superb colour. I like them both.
Steve.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 9:52AM
Lovely rose shot,bet your glad you cleared your garden now? Brian
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 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 10 315 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.

Keith
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 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!

Bill
Richsr 9 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,
Sylvia
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 11:38AM
Beautiful image with superb detail and colours V1 for me great composition love the droplets
Alexa
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 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 10 315 18 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 12:43PM
Really great comments...thanks.

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

keith
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 1:03PM
beautiful, love the raindrops
bunSmile
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
29 Jul 2009 2:04PM
2 great captures of with awesome detail. ........Sandy
29 Jul 2009 2:07PM
Exquisite work.
Cormy 9 3 England
29 Jul 2009 2:37PM
Very subtle image,superbly lit.Wonderful detail.
Cheers
Alan
EAS 7 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!

Ann
29 Jul 2009 3:28PM
Just beautiful images. Sylvia
Kerniggit 8 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.

Debs
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 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.
Paul

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!
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
Glynnis
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 10:47PM
Lovely closeup love the red tinge to the petals and the drops of rain

Susan
Ray42 8 3 England
30 Jul 2009 6:54AM
Nice shot and Paul's mod is very good
Glostopcat 10 255 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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