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Arty Farty Cosmos

By cattyal  
Another Cosmos - one of the first pics I took yesterday evening and now that particular flower is pretty much done for.

No joy with tonight's efforts - the lights need servicing so I guess I'll have to sort that out - in the meantime I must get up into the loft and get the cool-lights back down Sad

Tags: Flower Flowers and plants Cosmos

Voters: MattB1987, Dave_Collier, AlanPerkins and 13 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Sep 2012 10:11PM
Arty Farty works for me, Alison: a beautiful image, the wide aperture singling out the leading petal edge for particular attention.

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cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
25 Sep 2012 10:28PM
Thank you Smile I do enjoy doing this sort of thing - I just don't do it often enough!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 10:59PM
Having learned to do macro images,
I'm still getting used to selective focus.
I guess it takes a lot of skill.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 4:34AM
Love the softness of this Alison nice work .Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 8:03AM
arty farty ... for sure
love its delicateness especially
Wilco54 6 192 1 Luxembourg
26 Sep 2012 8:13AM
The sharp leading edge and the overall unusual composition really make this! The colour palette is wonderful. No flash- was this naturally lit? Beautiful.
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
26 Sep 2012 8:35AM
Thanks again folks Smile

More luck than judgement half the time Kate - especially as my macro lens is a tad iffy but as I can't stretch to a new one at the moment I'll live with it Smile

It was lit with my recalcitrant studio light(s) - a bit over-lit for the first few shots (I work by trial and error for flower pics rather than use the meter) - but it worked out nicely. The light then refused to play and wouldn't fire for most of the remaining shots Sad
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
26 Sep 2012 8:47AM
Fantastic - a big wall print if ever I saw one
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
26 Sep 2012 11:03AM
Give those lights a good kick and a talking too I think Ali Grin Actually this is a rather attractive image, I like how you've selected your focus point and how you've let the DOF fall off so well.......Good piece of work in my book missus.....Well done to you!

Ade Wink
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
26 Sep 2012 10:28PM
Back again - finally - I'm trying to put my skeleton back together again and he's proving trickier than expected!

Thanks again folks - maybe I'll see how this prints up next time one of those cheap print offers turn up (yes, I'm a cheapskate)!

Thank you Ade for award - very much appreciated Smile I've decided to ignore the lights this evening - I had enough frustration with them last night and decided to take the evening off Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Sep 2012 1:29PM
Like the edge focus on this Alison good soft tones too
Regards Richard

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