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Yes, really not my style... probably bomb!!

But at least I can say I tried something different!...arty I thinkBlush or maybe not?
a fern unfolding so be prepared a few flowers coming soon, as remember
I went to Wisley Gardens. my apologies in advance, just wanted to try something else
hand held with high ISO..very dark in glass house

My thanks go to Uma, Ruth and Bill for your Awards yesterday
and for everyone's comments

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Dec 2013 - 1:27 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Because I could!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:12 Dec 2013 - 8:32 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Fern, Flowers & plants, General
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:224
Unique Views:93

Comments

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:35 AM

I do like the detail.
Great image.
One I would walk by with out seeing..

Dave

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:36 AM

stunning detailed shot

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:37 AM

Yes - artistic, Lillian.
Great selection of focal point to get that much detail, too.

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:40 AM

I don't think you should apologise for something as artistic as this excellent image Lillian. The repeated curly shape, coupled with the creative use of depth of field make for a very pleasing image.
I look forward to more of your floral adventures. Grin

Ray

Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:44 AM

Great stuff Lillian...yes different....yes arty...I like the almost abstract feel, and the lovely sweep of those fronds

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:46 AM

It's always good to leave ones comfort zone Lillian, I have done that a few times myself lately, rather satisfying .....what you have achieved is breathtakingly beautiful, lovely shapes, spirals and delightful bokeh. I wish I had another UA....well done, one I wish I had capturedGrinGrin....look forward to your flowers

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:47 AM

A super image, Lillian, well done you Smile. And looking forward to seeing the flower images, too, especially as they were taken at Wisley Wink Carol

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:56 AM

brilliant detail lillian wonderful colour and tones a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44317 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 9:07 AM

An image which lends itself to a great photographic mindÖ

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 9:36 AM

Makes a pleasing abstract Lillian - when I saw the thumbnail I thought of a question mark.Smile
Joan.

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 9:38 AM

It doesn't matter just have a go, always good to try something out of your comfort zone. I like the way you've got the background in focus it means the eye goes straight to it.Smile

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21184 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 9:43 AM

Works really well with the detail against the out of focus fern leaves in the background, very well judged image.
Nigel

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 9:46 AM

A beautiful nature shot, Lillian: the patterns created by the three overlapping fern stems with the focus concentrated on the middle one makes an excellent image.
What surprises me though is that at f/11 I'd have expected more of the terms to be in focus.......I thought you might have needed something more like f/5 to achieve the effect you have.
Just shows I have a lot to learn.
R.

SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:19 AM

I too wondered about f11 not giving a much deeper dof, guess that's a 100mm macro lens?
You did very well to hold that steady for 1/50th sec - pin sharp image...

Simon

PattiW
PattiW  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:28 AM

Fantastic detail and dof! Patti

morpheus1955
12 Dec 2013 - 10:32 AM

Superb image Lillian, fabulous detail, well spotted and captured

Hugh

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:47 AM

Lovely picture Lillian. Could be a scroll from an ancient manuscript. GrinGrin Peter.

almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 10:52 AM

A very pretty abstract, it's great to try new things and even better when they turn out as good as this!

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 11:02 AM

A beautiful capture
Ju

achieverswales
12 Dec 2013 - 11:22 AM

Nothing at all wrong with this Lillian, perfect example of how to take a selective focus image.


Regards

Trev.

fotobee
fotobee Plus Member 2fotobee vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 11:22 AM

Very good composition, like the spirals superimposed on each other.
Regards
Martin

HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 5279 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
12 Dec 2013 - 11:34 AM

I really like it.

Harriet

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 11:41 AM


Quote: Very good composition, like the spirals superimposed on each other.
Regards
Martin

Martin...not superimposed
just how I took it and from camera
with a little moving around to get where I needed to be for effect
thanks everyone, as really thought would
go down like a lead balloon...but I liked itGrin
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 12 Dec 2013 - 11:42 AM
SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 11:52 AM

They Came from Outer Space................Smile

Caziwinkles
12 Dec 2013 - 11:59 AM

This ia a lovely natural image Lillian - I love the detail on those unfurling leaves - those tiny ltitle hairs. Smile

Carol

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 12:21 PM

Like this Lillian, well capturedSmile


Cliff

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 12:35 PM

Five ferns unfurling,
and a partridge in a pear tree...

I diverge as ever, lovely detail and some soft bokeh Lillian.

Dougie

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 1:31 PM

The selective focus has made this an outstanding image-- Good choices made!

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 1:35 PM

Oooooo its lovely Lillian.......so sharp and I love the colours and compGrinGrinGrin
Diane

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 1:48 PM

I think this is an excellent image, Lillian.
I love the crispness of the main subject and the depth of field elsewhere.

Richard

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 2:44 PM

This is just beautiful Lillian. Love the colours and detail. Superb GrinGrin

Kathryn

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 3:09 PM

Yes,very un-Lillian here Lillian,
but works a treat I think.
I thought they were little bugs at first !!
Mick.

vickyf
vickyf Plus Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 3:18 PM

I like this, but won't encourage you as I suspect you're going to be too good at plantsSmile I'd be tempted to crop a bit off the right hand side and would also have liked to have seen a series with different focus points e.g. front frond in focus etc. That's me being fussy - it's a really nice image.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 433 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 3:18 PM

We love this sort of thing Lillian - a wonderful image with great camera skills in evidence.
KateGrinGrinGrin

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54997 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 3:32 PM


Quote: ...but I liked it

That's the important thing.
And I like it too...

Malc

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 3:51 PM

Very different for you Lillian but it's still a winner, you must be so pleased with this image SmileSmile

Ali

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
12 Dec 2013 - 3:55 PM

stunning macro shot lovely dof lillian. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 4:10 PM

Lovely almost abstract image Lillian. Super focus and exposure.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 5:25 PM

A photographers photograph Lillian.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 6:06 PM

Super dof Lillian, and such great subject matter these wonderful things make. A very successful image and a Job well done Smile

John Smile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 6:56 PM

Definitely not one to bomb, Lillian - a great close-up capture. When I first looked at this, I saw lots of caterpillars all curled up and lined up! Grin
Trev Smile

capto
capto Plus Member 32704 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 7:03 PM

The most difficult part of getting this image was in seeing it in the first place, so give yourself a pat on the back.Smile

ivor

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
12 Dec 2013 - 7:13 PM

Amazing composition, Lillian.
Effrossini

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 7:29 PM

This will not bomb Lillian, its a great close up shot

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 7:31 PM

Fabulous composition Lillian ! Great details and colours!
Regards,
George

Alda
Alda Plus Member 246 forum postsAlda vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 7:35 PM

This is so beautiful GrinGrinGrin

EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2013 - 7:47 PM

Lovely imageSmile

Eileen

marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 7:50 PM

Beautifully done Lillian

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 8:16 PM

A beautiful detailed imageSmile
NettaSmile

jacquig
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2013 - 9:39 PM

Pin sharp with a lovely soft focus mirror of the curling in the background, which works really well. I think it is a very artistic capture. Smile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2013 - 6:50 AM


Quote: What surprises me though is that at f/11 I'd have expected more of the terms to be in focus.......I thought you might have needed something more like f/5 to achieve the effect you have.
Just shows I have a lot to learn.
R.

Ronnie clearly doesn't have that lens. You can set it at F22 and still not get much more depth of field in a macro shot like this.

Nice macro shot. Interesting that you chose the middle frond to focus on.

thedon1941
13 Dec 2013 - 11:48 AM

And it worked very well Lillian. Don

jennialexander
13 Dec 2013 - 3:43 PM

Superb detail
Jennixx

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2013 - 9:01 AM

LOVE this kinda shot. Very well done, Lillian SmileSmile

Andrew

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 8:59 PM

I see that you've attempted to emulate epzer Taggart who specialises in these type of shots, a very fine attempt indeed which has gained her approval

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