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Candid Canola

By Alan_Coles
I can honestly say I have not taken that many images that have wowed me so much as the image above. Simple it might be but I just loved the way the separation from the background makes the flower stand out but yet the landscape is there for all to see. I was out with both my cameras and had the 5D and 17-40L on the tripod whilst I "messed about" with the 50D and the 55-250 IS's this 2nd combination that has nailed this shot.
I include the shooting details as I was quite surprised that F10 could give this effect. When people say its straight out of the camera most people nod and say ok whilst think, oh ye...I have tweaked the levels and applied some sharpening but that is about it and if it prints off like this I will be very happy....

Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Shooting Date/Time 17/05/2010 16:24:55
Owner's Name TheValleyWalker
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/400
Av( Aperture Value ) 10.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1/3
ISO Speed 100
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Focal Length 109.0mm
Image Size 4752x3168
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF

Tags: Landscape Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Canola Landscape and travel Rape seed oil

Voters: JPatrickM, PattiW, pankaj_dutta and 24 more

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PattiW 11 24 2 United States
19 May 2010 12:47AM
Totally agree! I absolutely love the way the flower stalk in the foreground is sharp and clear against the muted background. Excellent work, Patti

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I love this well done.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
19 May 2010 6:24AM
nice light on your fg rape, and do agree that the bg works by being there but OOF. i would be tempted to tidy the fg stragglers before printing.lesley
19 May 2010 6:46AM
Wonderful image,very crisp and the DOF excellent and as you mention sets the subject off a treat !! Very well taken image...
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 7:48AM
wonderful detail cracking colour love the bg a cracker nice one Wink
andy210966 9 4 119 Wales
19 May 2010 7:50AM
Excellent isolation Alan - a striking and vibrant shot.

Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
19 May 2010 7:53AM

Quote:Nice light on your fg rape, and do agree that the bg works by being there but OOF. i would be tempted to tidy the fg stragglers before printing.lesley

Thansk for the advice & mod Lesley...much appreciated.

Looks like this is *tumbleweed time* as some on here would say but thems the breaks I supppose...I like innit Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 8:06AM
great work and final result
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 May 2010 8:35AM
Excellent exposure,well taken.
19 May 2010 9:03AM
Excellent image, Great detail & work-------Gary
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 9:56AM
excellent - love the way you have isolated the one bloom

Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
19 May 2010 10:11AM
Great isolated bloom and love the shapes created by the bg. Ann
19 May 2010 10:44AM
Beautiful light and colour with excellent dof.
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 12:15PM
excellent use DOF, and the light is really amazing.

19 May 2010 1:01PM
Love it !!
19 May 2010 1:46PM
Love the Dof. Sylvia
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
19 May 2010 2:19PM
I can fully understand your pleasure at this result Alan. I too would be delighted if it were mine. I have only one comment---- if you can do this well with a Canon think what you could do with a Nikon ( just for a laugh my friend )!!!
Platchet 10 5 8 Wales
19 May 2010 6:20PM
I like it too Al, great use of DOF and composition.
Gazzawalker Smile
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
19 May 2010 6:45PM

Quote:I like it too Al, great use of DOF and composition.

Though shalt now be known as The Reverend Walker Smile
Roly 10 Wales
19 May 2010 7:55PM
Good 'un Al and I didn't know you had a 5D as well. I is impressed.
11 12 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 10:12PM
Like it alot.


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