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Lacy Shadows

By LynneJoyce  
I haven't uploaded and Saturday Shadows for a while so here are some images of a phenomenon that occurs when there is strong, direct sunlight through our bedroom window in the morning. The clarity of the lacy shadows is dependent on how close the Begonia leaf is to the curtain, the closer the leaf, the sharper the shadow.

It is a visual feast that constantly changes, so capturing it was fun and challenging, especially as I did it with two curious German Shepherds in close attendance. Hand held with my macro lens, various settings tried. Thanks for looking and I hope you like at least some of them.

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

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
30 Nov 2013 3:26PM
I can see you had a ball playing around Lynn! GrinGrin They are all lovely. V1 and V6 vie for first place with me Smile

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30 Nov 2013 3:30PM
A very interesting and well spotted take on the subject Lynne once again well done

30 Nov 2013 3:30PM
You must have had fun capturing these images
V 8 is my favourite....
It's a good idea Lynne and one I might say has been worked well good creative captures and well presented, v1 been my fav....have you a fav,
30 Nov 2013 3:36PM
Great set of captures.

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 3:37PM
No favourite John, just grateful when I manage to capture anything at all with the ever changing light! You know what it is like, you set up the shot and the moment you click the light changes, the curtain blows in the breeze or a German Shepherd nose intrudes into the image!
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
30 Nov 2013 3:54PM
1-5-8 stand out from the beautiful creative set Lynne, excellent photography.


fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
30 Nov 2013 4:11PM
Brilliant set of images on an imaginative theme.

ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
30 Nov 2013 4:13PM
Good grief...Vs 1, 6, 7 and 9 are stunning, Lynne. I gotta say I've never seen shadows 'printed' on leaves like this before seeing yours. And I have no idea what's going on in V10 with those little blobs, but I like it!

By the way...

Quote:...or a German Shepherd nose intrudes into the image!

...too funny GrinGrin

For me V1 is the absolute winner here. Followed closely by V9.

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 4:16PM
The "little blobs" are my attempt at creative digital framing Andrew, but "little blobs" works as a term for me!

I have lots and lots of images that feature German Shepherd noses!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Nov 2013 4:25PM
12 lacy uploads Lynne and not a pair of frilly knickers in sight !!
I suppose the nearest to them will be the red pair in V10.
They must belong to Eve,as Adam has laid his fig leaf on top of them.
Dunno what the two German shepherds and their sheep are doing in attendance,
but I hope V10 was an image their noses did NOT intrude into !!
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
30 Nov 2013 4:25PM
A fascinating set, Lynne, with V's 6 & 9 being my pick of an excellent bunch. Carol
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 4:36PM
V1 closely followed by V9 for me lynne out of this excellent set of creative images.
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
30 Nov 2013 4:50PM
Great idea and well executed, lovely images. A german Shepherd nose in the mix would have been interesting SmileSmile

7 10 10 England
30 Nov 2013 5:05PM
Well the whole set is brilliant Lynne but V10 and V4 are my top pics.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
30 Nov 2013 5:28PM
A brilliant set Lynne, I think you led with the right one...
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3533 Canada
30 Nov 2013 5:34PM
Nice idea. 9 and 10 stand out for me.

9 because of the curtain detail, and 10 because its more abstract.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
30 Nov 2013 6:26PM
A different and excellent collection here.

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 6:27PM
Creative I must say first off Lynne
Just the thought laying in bed thinking these out/upWinkBlush
Hmmmm has to be 2 and 10
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 7:25PM
Lovely creative images Lynne but just thinking of the dogs nose made my laugh.SmileSmile
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
30 Nov 2013 7:49PM
Incredible set of very detailed images, so well presented!!!! Great work!!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 8:17PM
I can't view all images (4) but the ones I can see I like very much and congratulate you on a very arty set
GarrathE 8 4 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 8:35PM
These will make a lovely momento when we are in Spain and it's an outdoor tree!
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1833 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 8:47PM
It just had to be photographed, Lynne, it's a wonderful phenomenon that has produced such interesting patterns. V6 is my favourite.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
30 Nov 2013 8:53PM
An unusual set ,but I do like them,a clever idea
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 10:12PM
A super series Lynn with 1,6,7, and 9 my stand out images.

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 10:33PM
Fascinating images SmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Nov 2013 10:47PM
!&2, 8 and 9 and 12. fantastic patterns, there was also a very nice vignette!
Didn't find the dogs Smile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 2:20AM
A really interesting idea and one I shall copy some winter's day.
Great artistic set with V4, 6 and 9 taking my fancy.
1 Dec 2013 7:23AM
A lovely set Lynne, with interesting view points showing the wonderful Light through the Leaves. A wise choice for V1, and for me, the best of a good bunch.

John Smile
1 Dec 2013 9:00AM
Well thought out, Lynne!
Original and very interesting images.

capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 9:21AM
A very creative set, well taken.Smile

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 10:34AM
Lovely set Lynne GrinGrin........ Great minds think alikeGrinGrin I like the full frame ones V4 and V12. But I love the colours and light in V1.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
1 Dec 2013 11:22AM
Lovely, lacey leaves. Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
1 Dec 2013 1:36PM
A very beautiful set, Lynne - it's hard to pick a fave, they are all equally delightful! Smile I think it'll have to be one twelfth of a vote for each! Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 3:27PM
You've proved how to take so many images from one scene Lynn and I'm going with v1 as my favourite. Smile
2 Dec 2013 4:05PM
A lovely set but V 10 is the best. A nice idea indeed.
2 Dec 2013 5:46PM
Love the creativity and coloursSmile Being a bobbin lace maker, the lace is either a net curtain or, as suggested knickersWink
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 6:13PM
I have not yet reached the stage where my knickers would cover an entire window!
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2013 6:22AM
Awe-inspiring images Lynne! Grin
Something very feminine and passionate about the red lacy V1 and V5 (in my view)
V2,6,9,12 are my pick just because they are green... Each image is stunning in their own right... Grin
Beautiful set Lynne,
xwang 7 55 8
3 Dec 2013 8:06PM
Amazing images, excellently done. You know, our local club's competition submission is structure this week. I thought of putting a leaf under the light to get the structure out.. but I was being lazy, never did it, instead I submitted the Leeds market roof outside Barbara's shop... This is closer to the beautiful 'thing' is my mind...I love the red colour one...very artistic.
Superb textures in everyone of these 12 processed captures. Magic work well done Lynne.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 4:57PM
Great set of images, fabulous colours and textures, very well done

Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 8:33PM
How on earth do you do it? fantastic work Joyce, thanks for your hard work.Smile
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2013 9:37AM
You are a very talented photographer .Because of the way you post a dozen or so images I quite often miss them at the time . All are worth an upload individually ....Phil
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2013 9:45AM
No Phil, I'll stick to my themed posts when I can gather a set. Too much pressure uploading daily.
termite53 3 8 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2013 12:49PM
Amazing Lynn, cannot choose between them
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2013 7:09PM
Not only seeing them but you have captured them beautifully too. My fav is v1.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
8 Dec 2013 7:33PM
What a fabulous set Lynne, such wonderful intricate details, pattterns and light caught through these leaves which has really accentuated their beautiful colours. You've really excelled yourself here although I think Mikbee and Lifesnapper were probably disappointed that these were not the type of lacy shadows they'd hoped to see!Grin
moiral 6 12 Scotland
9 Dec 2013 1:26PM
You have certainly captured some lovely shadows and patterns Lynne. Moira
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
9 Jan 2014 12:12AM
Wonderful light in each image of the series.

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