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The Bouquet

By gingerdelight    
Something different today! It was my birthday recently and my daughters sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers some of which, incidentally, are still going strong! I thought I'd test out the new camera again to see how it deals with whites and focus. This was the end result. Once again I cannot claim full responsibility as I did have it set on Auto, but I did choose not to have the flash on and just use window light.


I'm pleased you enjoyed all the Swinton Park images and I do have more, but I'll give them a rest for now (thank goodness I hear you all as one voice!!!).

Take care and thanks for your continued support.


Tags: Flowers White Shadow Lily Close up Flowers and plants Floral Stamen

Voters: PeterWoodham, rayme330, canonfan and 42 more

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rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 7:02PM
Focus is wonderfully sharp, Carol with good dof. The whites seem to have come out OK.


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27 Sep 2012 7:08PM
Stunning image with great clarity throughout Carol. Well captured
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1870 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 7:13PM
Very attractive, and good use made of natural light.
I think I might be inclined to crop off the lower petals, up to the tongue-shape below the stamens; but I'm not sure...
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
27 Sep 2012 7:17PM
Looks pretty good to me, Carol, and I normally agree with Moira's crops. I was angling for a 5D MkIII for xmas. No chance of that but I might get the new computer as a second prize GrinGrin

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 7:34PM

Quote:Very attractive, and good use made of natural light.
I think I might be inclined to crop off the lower petals, up to the tongue-shape below the stamens; but I'm not sure...

Version 2 added!
27 Sep 2012 8:24PM
Stunning image, v2 for me
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
27 Sep 2012 8:24PM
Beautiful and lovely images,Carol,well done,
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:36PM
Lovely images,well use of natural light Carol.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:37PM
I love the close up of these flowers but can't stand their smell.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1870 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:50PM
Yes I do prefer V2, it's more immediate. Thanks for the pm.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:12PM
Lovely close up Carol, nice detail and presentation, Peter..
8 10 10 England
27 Sep 2012 9:28PM
Very nice close up Carol - well 2 very nice close ups actully.Smile
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:53PM
Love the crop on V2.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 10:17PM
Superb images with great colourful detail....Phil
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
27 Sep 2012 10:25PM
A lovely image, and I think enhanced by the crop in V2.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 10:38PM
Beautifully sharp Carol and yes I think we're mostly liking the cropped version.
Why can't we see it for ourselves? Even with the crop you've still retained
plenty detail in the petals.
Photographing flowers from a bouquet is a great way of remembering the gift long after the
flowers are gone.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 10:42PM
Pin-sharp and lovely! The crop in V2 works really well too.

CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
28 Sep 2012 6:09AM
V.2 for me, Carol, and such a wonderful scent, too. Carol
Tibetan 5 3 England
28 Sep 2012 8:52AM
Very good detail the stamens are very well defined!; I like both to be honest it's hard to choose between them, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Sep 2012 9:09AM
A wonderful close up shot, Carol, superb details and colour.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 9:41AM
Very nicely captured Carol and V2 now gets my voteSmile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 10:46AM
I like your pov very much and the oof lisianthus in the background. I find lilies so difficult to photograph, but you've managed it so well. I do prefer the crop in v2. As Kate says - why is it so difficult to see it ourselves? Love it - and the new camera is working well.
28 Sep 2012 11:15AM
fine capture detail and clarity spot on

BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
28 Sep 2012 11:27AM
It prolongs the pleasure of the gift of
beautiful flowers and is fun to capture them too.
Very lovely Carol.

FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
28 Sep 2012 12:08PM
Lovely selective focus where it matters Carol,
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 12:24PM
This caught my eye as featured e2Grin
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 12:57PM
Well captured flowers Carol -Helen SmileSmile
28 Sep 2012 3:03PM
A fine composition.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Sep 2012 3:17PM
A lovely close-up, Carol, and I'm with Moira - it does work better in V2 Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann 13 636 17
28 Sep 2012 3:19PM
another of your beauties Carol...................
superb macro work here carol,well done.ray

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