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"About to Drop"

By RonnieAG
There are not so many leaves left on our Wisteria but I felt I'd try a shot of what remained: taken yesterday afternoon with flash against a grey late afternoon sky, this was the result.......a bit of an experiment please be honest should you choose to comment. I have avoided applying any sort of frame deliberately.

My thanks to all who viewed and CandC'd on "Colours of the Seasons", and a very big thank you to Christina {ccb} for her User Award.


Tags: Flash Flowers and plants Wisteria Flash and lighting Daytime shot Bandg is a grey sky

Voters: Willmer, enricopardo, johnriley1uk and 83 more

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1 Nov 2011 12:24AM
Lovely colour and great lighting Ronnie.Well done..Lin

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Nov 2011 12:28AM
Cant get any better than this with this type of shot.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 12:37AM
OK Ronnie,you have made me feel guilty with your call to be honest.
Yes,it was me that stole that jar of sherbet lemons out of Mr Duffs sweetie shop nearly 45 years ago !!
A well lit shot here,and I feel if I have seen the light myself !!
JPatrickM 11 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 12:39AM
Your "experiment" produced a superb and elegant picture Ronnie, and omitting a frame gives a marvellous impression of this spray of leaves hanging in space.Patrick
1 Nov 2011 12:51AM
Lovely shot ron that b/g is something else excellent
A very elegant composition with that wonderful diagonal Ronnie, the subdued colour is just right.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
1 Nov 2011 2:20AM
nicely done...
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 2:23AM
It's beautiful... Love the gold tones in the leaves.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Nov 2011 2:30AM
Lovely light and beautiful on black...........Sandy
1 Nov 2011 2:42AM
Hi Ronnie, lovely use of light and you have captured the image perfectly covering the complete frame. Excellent capture.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 3:24AM
So effecvtive! Love this one.

Beautiful image Ronnie

oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 3:58AM
wonderful light and space Ronnie ,great ideaWink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Nov 2011 5:23AM
Honestly Ronnie, the colour is excellent, the detail is excellent, and the composition is pretty nifty too.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Nov 2011 5:47AM
Very beautiful, Ronnie, wonderful light, and an excellent presentation, well worthy of the award. Carol
Glyn1 9 4 1 England
1 Nov 2011 6:56AM
Very well captured Ronnnie.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 7:30AM
So simple, but very effective RonnieSmile

Might still have liked a frame thoughWink

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
1 Nov 2011 7:54AM
Very effective and eye-catching.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 8:05AM
The colour is excellent and the simplicity of the image is so effective. Carole
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 8:08AM
I like it and believe in all honesty you have done wonders - even got me thinking I might try with our wisteriaWink I dont have a black board thoSad
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 8:21AM
Superb shot Ronnie, fabulous colours and detail.

1 Nov 2011 9:31AM
the colour looks to be spot on Ronnie was worth the attempt...on my monitor i can see some odd shadows bottom left did you clone somehting out ??

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
1 Nov 2011 9:36AM
Good texture and lighting
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 9:43AM
Yes! This has worked extremely well Ronnie - the right amount of detail and colour and the flash has made for a great black background. Well done!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 9:50AM
Thanks, Graham: yes, there were one or two untidy leaves there which I felt added nothing so I cloned them out, but obviously not well enough.
However I have gone back to the original and 'doctored' it.
Thanks for pointing this out.
1 Nov 2011 9:59AM
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 10:01AM
Beautiful colours Ronnie.

AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
1 Nov 2011 10:27AM
The experiment has paid off in bucket loads, Ronnie! A beautifully well balanced composition and the flash throwing the background black has perfected this delightful image.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 10:35AM
Simplicity at its best
1 Nov 2011 10:49AM
Beautiful lighting and colour, well captured.
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
1 Nov 2011 10:58AM
The composition of nature so well captured. The experiment is a huge success and the borderless image makes our viewing all the more enjoyable
9 10 10 England
1 Nov 2011 11:10AM
A successful experiment and a first class result Ronnie.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 12:19PM
So sharp Ronnie, and against the black a very impressive colour
well done and deserving of the UA
Beautifully lit.
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 1:40PM
Works very well without a frame Ronnie, a lovely colour too.
maggieh 9 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 2:08PM
Black background really shows the leaves off. You have caught great detail.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Nov 2011 4:48PM
Wonderful lighting, Ronnie, and captured beautifully as always. Being a warm, sunny day, I've been out to the local park this afternoon testing a new macro lens I bought yesterday - haven't looked at them yet, but I doubt I can match this! Wink
Trev Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
1 Nov 2011 5:11PM
Simple pure excellent photography Ronnie.


AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2011 6:53PM
The light is superb on these yellow leaves - great composition Ronnie!
moiral 8 12 Scotland
1 Nov 2011 7:19PM
I really like this shot Ronnie. Simple but very effective. My wisteria still has most of it's leaves and still quite green just now TongueGrin. Moira
Ray42 10 3 England
1 Nov 2011 7:48PM
Very well taken and processed - very nicely picked out - a well deserved award too
1 Nov 2011 8:12PM
Simple....Crisp n Clear Ronnie ! Excellent work mate Smile
1 Nov 2011 9:10PM
Beautifully realised image, Ronnie. Really striking.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
1 Nov 2011 9:20PM
Perfect, such beautiful colours agaisnt the black bg.
Roly 11 Wales
1 Nov 2011 9:38PM
Eyecatching image Ronnie against that black background.
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
1 Nov 2011 9:41PM
Spot on Ronnie. Great light and colour....Derek
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
1 Nov 2011 9:59PM
Beautiful colour set off by the black b/g, Ronnie. Well capturedSmile
Take care, Pauline
What a superb "experiment" Ronnie, love the light and the colour is lovely
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Nov 2011 12:05AM
what a contrast!
the wisteria stand out and seems to be flying away. there is so much detail and a whole range of yellows that benefit a lot form the black background
Works a treat Ronnie, great diagonal and the golden light on the leaves contrasts so well against the b/g
Ayoob 7 Australia
4 Nov 2011 1:24AM
Very well captured Ronnie,beautiful lighting and colour...........Grin
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
4 Nov 2011 1:34PM
Missed this cracker Ronnie; unusual for me as this sort of thing usually catches my eye. Perfect framing and colouration.

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 6:01PM
Beautiful in its simplicity.

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