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"Near and Far"

By RonnieAG
I tried to capture this wild flower meadow with the distance showing just sharply enough to identify it. ........ looking across Paisley to the Kilpatrick Hills and beyond.
I was quite pleased with the result (although I feel I could do better next time) and I had thought at the time that there were more wild flowers than seems to be the case.
For those interested and who have keen eyes, Ben Lomond can be seen in the far distance above the right hand HRF.

My thanks to all who commented on Blowin' in the Wind, and with special thanks to Graham {digital_boi} and Kate {Irishkate} for their much appreciated UAs.


Tags: Landscape General Orchid Wild flowers Grasses Paisley Buttercups Ben lomond Gleniffer Braes

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16 Jul 2013 12:33AM
Lovely image Ronnie, these wild flower meadows are reducing year by year, which is a shame,

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Jul 2013 2:05AM
Wonderful--and I like seeing the wildflowers in the field-- just growing there, they seem so exotic to me!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 4:40AM
I love meadows and this panorama is excellent Ronnie !!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
16 Jul 2013 5:20AM
Lovely view trough the field of wild flowers.

A note: I have series of shots from Hattusha uploaded, Ronnie. Please check pages 2 (the last two) and 3 of my portfolio. Thank you for your kind comment and interest!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Jul 2013 5:39AM
A beautiful panoramic scene, Ronnie, with that lovely orchid in the foreground. Carol
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Jul 2013 6:19AM
Nature near the city, Ronnie.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:22AM
Yes, this works, excellent capture.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 6:58AM
brilliant comp ronnie wonderful detail super colours a belter nice one Wink
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:03AM
This works well Ronnie - very well done - and love the bit of bright colour with the flowers in the foreground. Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:19AM
An unusual take on an orchid pic Ronnie and all the better for that. Do you realise that by taking the orchid in such a clearly identified location will have every clicker in the vicinity tramping to the spot?
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
16 Jul 2013 7:24AM
This is a brilliant and also Beautiful panorama RonnieSmile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:27AM
A lovely idea Ronnie and one which has worked well. The orchid is a beauty.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:38AM
Lovely shot of the meadow Ronnie.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Very nice indeed
16 Jul 2013 7:43AM
It looks like that plastic sheet has come into its own again, today, Ronnie!!Wink
There is just so much to see in this excellent panorama from top to bottom and side to side.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 7:47AM
Summer in the city Ronnie !! Nice shot GrinGrinGrin

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:51AM
A pleasing image with the wild flowers in the foreground. Softening the industrial background leading into that lovely blue sky. It looks like summer.Smile
Regards John.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:55AM
Really well captured, especially with the orchid in the foreground.
9 10 10 England
16 Jul 2013 8:06AM
A location to preserve - lovely view with the orchid.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:12AM
Very calming scene Ronnie
and taken with such expertise...wonderful fore
into the distance...great pov
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 8:40AM
It did indeed, Richard.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 8:50AM
A great image Ronnie, like the placeing of the orchid and the 2 white pillars,Smile

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
16 Jul 2013 10:10AM
Looks ever so lonely...............needs a few friends............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 10:26AM
Excellent combination of the country and the city with the hills beyond.
I've always thought of heaven as a wild flower meadow!
Lovely orchid.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
16 Jul 2013 10:31AM
I think you have just about covered the whole of Scotland with this one Ronnie.It has been so well thought out and executed
16 Jul 2013 10:49AM
The dark side overlooks the light side here Ronnie know the area well was an old stamping ground of mine as I was born in Paisley and my first girl friend lived not far from the right hand white tower block to the eat of your shot.

A very much different view than most would take so great composition a very fine result

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 11:06AM
An interesting and very well crafted composition Ronnie, however I do feel that there is too much going on, I simply do not know where to start from. "Is the Orchid the main star in this huge production?" or "Is it up to those guys in the wings namely the rolling hills to make it a show stopping performance?"

REgards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Jul 2013 11:49AM
A very good idea, Ronnie, and very difficult to find the right combination of plants/flowers especially from the prone position. I think this works well in panorama mode.

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 12:02PM
Nice work.
The buildings do distract ..
Well taken..

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 12:32PM
Rugged and wild here Ronnie.
(Just like Paisley !!)
Good shot.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Jul 2013 12:40PM
Captured with a good POV

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 1:26PM
You certainly conveyed the distance of the far mountains

The wee flowers are an added bonus Ronnie

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
16 Jul 2013 3:10PM
A nice combination showing Nature and Man close by!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Jul 2013 3:49PM
Looks like you were down on your hands and knees to capture this Ronnie! A great viewpoint though, with good depth of field (no pun intended!) Wink
Trev Smile
xwang 9 56 8
16 Jul 2013 5:16PM
It's a very difficult one, well taken.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:34PM
A very natural image captured here Ronnie, always good to see wild flowers in their natural setting
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
16 Jul 2013 6:37PM
Well planned and composed Ron

16 Jul 2013 6:52PM
Great title for this Man V's Nature shot Ronnie.

John Smile
16 Jul 2013 7:19PM
Beautiful image Ronnie Smile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 7:29PM
Lovely image Ronnie, great composition and pov, like this a lot

16 Jul 2013 8:58PM
Ronnie, another lovely it just me or is there a huge number of buttercups this year....

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Jul 2013 12:24AM
amazing DOF and what a wonderful combined panorama!
17 Jul 2013 5:52AM
A front to back pano Ronnie. Very well achieved. A
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 12:19PM
super shot
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 9:04PM
A wonderful view with the lovely foreground
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Jul 2013 5:59PM
This flower meadow should be a haven for insects, you've composed this shot so well with the big city in the background

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