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By chase
...just before Lawnmower Man turned up Wink
Taken early yesterday morning as the dew was still on the grass...not so much down & dirty but down & damp !!
I do like soft focus stuff but never really got into it,so I thought I would give it a go to see what happened.

F4.5 manual mode
1/2500th sec with camera rested on the grass.
ISO 200
W/B cloudy
Spot metering from the petals.
Raw file converted in C1
Levels adjusted,colour balance tweaked & border added in Photoshop.

Thanks for taking the time to look.
Janet xx

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

Voters: piccy, jeanie, Briwooly and 104 more

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bobalot 13 10 England
30 Apr 2009 7:21PM
love these shots Janet and never had a go myself, now on my list of things to try, great work.

Rgds Bob

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celestun 16 29 14 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:23PM
Gorgeous shot, I'll have to try one of these days!

Well done!

geniehawk 13 181 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:25PM
Beautifull! Love the dof and muted colours, great work.

jimmypaton 11 19 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 7:30PM
very good indeed
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:32PM
Spot on detail.
30 Apr 2009 7:33PM
Beautiful image.
BeiK 14 7 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 7:34PM
Very good shot, good white and I like the accompaniment from the odd grasses with dew drops on.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 11 Wales
30 Apr 2009 7:36PM
Lovely image and perspective.
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
30 Apr 2009 7:43PM
I've taken loads of shots of the daisies in my lawn but none of them have come out like this! That's why they're all safely stashed on the hard drive Smile
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 7:44PM
a lovely capture Janet
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:45PM
This works well Janet, the angle and the focus are perfect.

chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
30 Apr 2009 7:51PM
Thankyou all.
Alison...not easy to do,especially when you have a Jack Russell sniffing at the lens wondering what you are doing laid flat out on wet grass..then standing on my back to get a better view of the action Wink

Janet xx
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
30 Apr 2009 7:59PM
Ah - Janet, you know you have to suffer for your art! Shame there was no-one there to photograph you and your assistant! At least with the Sony I don't have to get down on the grass - I'm not too keen on this getting wet lark......
fishing 12 4
30 Apr 2009 8:02PM

Quote:Very good indeed

chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
30 Apr 2009 8:02PM

Quote:Shame there was no-one there to photograph you and your assistant!

Thank goodness for small mercies !!
You gotta get down there Alison...don't go commando though...use a bin bag to lay on....unlike me Wink
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
30 Apr 2009 8:10PM
I'll practice on the carpet and see if I can get my head back far enough to see through the viewfinder - it doesn't move very far which can be a bit of a nuisance at times Smile

And I've plenty of bin-bags so shall remember that.....
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
30 Apr 2009 8:45PM
Layabout.Smile Good result Janet - I like the dew droplets in this too.
Have you tried a horizontal flip for a L to R stem angle.
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:11PM
Beautifully simple and wonderfully effective.
ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:11PM

30 Apr 2009 9:15PM
Nice and Soft. Love the detail in the droplets.
Excellant work
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:15PM
a ittle bit of summer

Sezz 15 619 15 England
30 Apr 2009 9:19PM
That is really beautiful Janet, like the background and water droplets too!

Sarah x
Tonyd3 15 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 10:48PM
wish i could get this low to the groundSmile nicely done Jan

iancam 11 23 England
1 May 2009 4:23AM
Beautiful image
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
1 May 2009 5:03AM
An enchanting image, Janet, the water droplets make it that extra special. Carol
Ray42 12 3 England
1 May 2009 7:03AM
Excellent work - well picked out
cdm36 16 391 7 England
1 May 2009 7:31AM
Tis a little beauty Smile

harrattp 13 11 4 England
1 May 2009 8:35AM
Superb image with fantastic POV and use DOF.

SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
1 May 2009 8:35AM

Steve_S Plus
14 181 3 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 8:54AM
Lovely capture Janet, great DOF
sunshot 15 24 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 12:41PM
really is a wonderful image here Janet, well captured

chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
1 May 2009 4:48PM
Thankyou all,your comments are always appreciated..a special thanks to Jon for his coveted User Award Smile
Brian..not tried the flip,I suppose we read from left to right so it should work Wink
Janet xx
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
1 May 2009 5:40PM
a beauty Janet....

Techno Plus
11 4.7k 8 England
1 May 2009 5:44PM
Quite beautiful..

Julian 15 76 3 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 6:59PM
Hi Janet
Well I'll echo what others have said. It's a lovely little shot EVEN IF YOU DID GET DAMP!
MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
1 May 2009 7:32PM
Just love this Janet, great presentation

Pegon 14 78 1 England
1 May 2009 10:34PM
A beauty Janet.
juldon 16 78 England
1 May 2009 10:42PM
Janet you take some of the best flower shots I have ever seen....this is no exception.

Julie xx
Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 2:54PM
wonderfully delicate , and a perfect plane ,

chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
2 May 2009 3:02PM
Thankyou everyone.

Dave..all I need to do now is master a good technique for applying texture,then I'll be happy Wink

Janet xx
Rock 17 10 2 England
3 May 2009 7:43PM
A superb delicate capture.

baker58 16 101 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 11:33AM
Very nice. Particularly like the dew drops.
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
9 May 2009 12:33AM
Beautiful, Spot on! Click!!!

jgmford 12 England
9 May 2009 6:36AM
Great close up capture, lovely soft effect, great colours.
Glynn Plus
14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2009 9:43PM
Very simple and very well done - Beautifully presented Janet

chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
10 May 2009 12:36AM
Thankyou all for your comments & votes,a special thanks to Glynn for the U.A.
Trying to get some new stuff together,just become the proud owner of a brand new set of studio lights so I will need some practice Wink
Janet xx
pennyspike 16 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
10 May 2009 1:02PM
This has a lovely glow to it. Pleased to bee 100.

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