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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.

V2 ADDED AT MOIRA'S (MRSWOOLYBILL) SUGGESTION

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.

Carol

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

Voters: PeterWoodham, rayme330, canonfan and 42 more

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Comments


rayme330 Plus
4 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.

Ray

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27 Sep 2012 7:08PM
Stunning image with great clarity throughout Carol. Well captured
Jim
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 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...
Moira
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 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

Dave
gingerdelight 9 298 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...
Moira



Version 2 added!
Carol
27 Sep 2012 8:24PM
Stunning image, v2 for me
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
27 Sep 2012 8:24PM
Beautiful and lovely images,Carol,well done,
saeid
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:36PM
Lovely images,well use of natural light Carol.
Elena
SUE118 Plus
7 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
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:50PM
Yes I do prefer V2, it's more immediate. Thanks for the pm.
Moira
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:12PM
Lovely close up Carol, nice detail and presentation, Peter..
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
27 Sep 2012 9:28PM
Very nice close up Carol - well 2 very nice close ups actully.Smile
Joan.
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:53PM
Love the crop on V2.
Matt
phil99 Plus
9 45 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 10:17PM
Superb images with great colourful detail....Phil
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
27 Sep 2012 10:25PM
A lovely image, and I think enhanced by the crop in V2.
x
Irishkate Plus
5 33 92 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.
KateGrinGrinGrin
EAS 6 1 13 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 10:42PM
Pin-sharp and lovely! The crop in V2 works really well too.

Ann
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
28 Sep 2012 6:09AM
V.2 for me, Carol, and such a wonderful scent, too. Carol
Tibetan 3 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.
Roy
CaroleS Plus
5 366 3 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 9:41AM
Very nicely captured Carol and V2 now gets my voteSmile
Carole
AnnChown Plus
6 197 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.
Ann
28 Sep 2012 11:15AM
fine capture detail and clarity spot on

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 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.

B.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
28 Sep 2012 12:08PM
Lovely selective focus where it matters Carol,
Geoff.
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 12:24PM
This caught my eye as featured e2Grin
LovelyGrinGrin
Diane
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 12:57PM
Well captured flowers Carol -Helen SmileSmile
Helen
28 Sep 2012 3:03PM
A fine composition.
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 Plus
11 567 16
28 Sep 2012 3:19PM
another of your beauties Carol...................
superb macro work here carol,well done.ray

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