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Last of the few.

By Niknut
The last few Poppy stragglers on the edge of a farmers field, from a couple of weeks ago.......

The shot is with a Samyang 8mm fish-eye, with the nearest Poppy about 3" in front of the lens.......I wanted a strong
'presence' of the Poppies, but retain the sky/clouds with the backlighting from the sun......hope you like.......Grin

Thanks everyone for the C&C's on 'Hartsop in Patterdale', & to Martin & Robert for the UA's......well appreciated !!!!!

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6 Oct 2012 11:40AM
A beauty! a great shot with the fisheye.


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widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 11:40AM
think it works really well the closeness of the poppies with the sky in the background makes for a striking imageSmile

czech 6 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 11:50AM
Like it! Lighting and clouds enhance it.
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 11:55AM
Like this a lot, love the fish eye view! Grin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 12:05PM
Great use of fish-eye lens emphasizing the beauty of these lovely poppies.
The lens gives a lovely rounded effect to the whole image.
6 Oct 2012 12:07PM
great FE image love it

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 12:15PM
Lovely light here and the fish eye really helps to put the emphasis on the remaining poppies.
Clever choice of lens.......the result excellent.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Oct 2012 12:44PM
Love the low viewpoint Keith, this is where a Fish-eye comes into its own, composed and exposed perfectly.


6 Oct 2012 12:56PM
Beautiful image, like this a lot,
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Oct 2012 2:36PM
This tells me where the flowers grow, and who lives within-- a wonderful image!
Herge88 11 40 4 England
6 Oct 2012 3:15PM
Great use of a fisheye lens here, a very pleasing image.

Best Matt
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
6 Oct 2012 3:16PM
Now this is exactly how a fisheye should be used, Keith. An obvious effect without being overdone. Excellently taken and composed to bring out the best of the main subject without losing any of the impact created by the sky.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Oct 2012 3:33PM
A great result with the fish-eye, very well achieved, Keith. Carol
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 3:46PM
A cracking creative image, Keith, first picture i have seen with the samyang lens, looks preety sharp to me.Wink
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
beautiful like the fly two great shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 4:16PM
I am not normally an enthusiast for ''fisheye'' images but I could easily change my mind with shots like this. Well done.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 4:19PM
An extremely beautiful photograph, one which is not only beautifully composed, but has been given a third dimension with the use of this wonderful 8mm Fisheye Lens. Love it.

Regards Nathan
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Oct 2012 4:46PM
Very effective use of the lens, Keith, emphasis on the poppies but keeping the field and sky in shot.

9 10 10 England
6 Oct 2012 4:48PM
The poppies dominate with their wonderful colour.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 6:20PM
The fish eye has done a good job here Keith - it stood out in the thumbnails as one of interest and it didn't fail to please!
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:32PM
a great picture and agree with all the fisheye making a big difference.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:32PM
Such a beautiful picture, love poppies just wish I had taken this shot
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 9:17PM
Works well with the fisheye Keith !!
Super shot.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
7 Oct 2012 1:45AM
This is so absolutely beautiful! Great work here, I love it! Patti SmileSmileSmile
7 Oct 2012 10:32AM
Shows perfectly why a FE lens in the right hands can deliver images with impact. Superb shot, Keith.
Excellent title too.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:03AM
Wow! I lovely the comp and the perspective you have got from the FE lens. Excellent work on a very clever shotGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:28AM
Love this one - it's different.
The has complimented our own eye in spotting the possibility here Keith. Great work Sir.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 4:38PM
Fantastic image Keith.
7 Oct 2012 4:59PM
Love that great use of a fish eye...Steve
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
7 Oct 2012 5:47PM
A great POV and use of lens

7 Oct 2012 7:54PM
Great use of fish-eye lens, you have acheived what you set out to do. A lovely capture
mooreish 6 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 9:24PM
Stunning, What a great Lens
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Oct 2012 10:09AM
a wonderful effect, makes them POP!
8 Oct 2012 1:08PM
Superb image !!!

Tibetan 6 3 England
8 Oct 2012 5:48PM
Very pleasing image love the highlighted Hover Fly in the poppy, poppies are my favourite flowers, we have lots, like the use of the fish; eye works very well on this shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Wendyp 5 England
8 Oct 2012 6:19PM
Beautifully composed and lovely fish-eye, the detail of the Poppies is superb. I like it!

8 Oct 2012 7:32PM
Superb image..Lin
Franko59 6 3 2 England
8 Oct 2012 7:39PM
A smack in the eye image ,superb ,,,regards Ian Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 8:20PM
Many thanks to Patti, Alun, Ryan, Brian, & Ian for all your UA's.......your thoughts are very gratifying, thanks again !!.Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
9 Oct 2012 4:52PM
I wanted a strong
'presence' of the Poppies, but retain the sky/clouds with the backlighting from the sun......hope you like.......Grin

And you have achieved it without question. A brilliant shot. Can I please join the line up of UA's ??
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 5:09PM
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 5:21PM
Cheers're very generous !!!
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 9:16PM
Use of the fish eye-- brilliant. paul
13 Oct 2012 11:22AM
Yes, they are last of the few..... Excellent composition!Smile Just super!!!!!!! By the way, now I am finally convinced that the earth is round!Wink
Regards Valery
13 Nov 2012 8:22PM
Cracking shot and thanks for the lens detail.Wink
jameswburke 16 13 Ireland
19 Feb 2013 12:27PM
Great shot. v

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