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30 Jun 2005 11:55AM
Superb poppy shot!

owp 18 168
30 Jun 2005 12:04PM
. . . looks fine to me [having tried the poppy fields and RAW recently] . . I have yet to get to grips with PS RAW . . . . ."Rawshooter essentials" is my fall back at the moment . . any noise reduction here? . . . . .Mike.W
AngelaB 17
30 Jun 2005 12:06PM
Superb !! AngBSmile
cdm36 18 391 7 England
30 Jun 2005 12:06PM
Excellent large version showing good texture on the petals of the poppies, the vibrant red standing out well in all that greenery, the vignette used concentrating the eye well in the centre of the image, nice one Pete, all thats got to be worth an Ec ,lol.

LAF 19 1.7k
30 Jun 2005 12:12PM
The future's bright, the poppies are orange.
normanw 19 66
30 Jun 2005 12:14PM
Although the orange suits the poppies, I can't help feeling there is an overall (slight) orange cast to the whole pic, even the bits that should be just green. Not quite natural looking, but reminiscent of a paintingand very effective.
LAF 19 1.7k
30 Jun 2005 12:15PM
It's the flower of choice for Irish marches.
ejtumman 18 2.8k England
30 Jun 2005 12:18PM
The poppies do look a tad orange.... and the out of focus buds at the front are a bit distracting, along with the one on the right.

Scissors work a treat in situations like this... :o)

I do like the DOF, though...
narni 17 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 12:31PM
stunning image
terry_cavner 17 332 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 12:32PM
A Beauty Pete
exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 12:51PM
A lovely image and d.o.f. beautiful lighting and composition.
firzhugh 17 13 New Zealand
30 Jun 2005 1:19PM
very nice colours and composition
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 1:35PM
beautiful pete
martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 2:20PM
I can live with the orange and most of the buds, but the one on the right across the the poppy is a distraction.
ChazB 17 64 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 3:21PM
Lovely composition and good dof.
GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 4:27PM
Excellent DoF, superb colour and composition!
IanA 19 3.0k 12 England
1 Jul 2005 1:12AM
This is one pic that could be torn to ribbons without upsetting any of the members! Wink)

On the addition of vignette, there's not enough to make the idea work.
The composition is untidy, but even the main focus of it is disturbed by the OOF seed-head that encroaches on the petal. A slight change of angle would have overcome that.
The colour cast seems un-natural and the main poppy is competing with the secondary one below right that shows stronger colour.
The stalk and head immediately left are almost as sharp as the main stalk and spoil any attempt at isolation.
A 10% crop from the bottom would have removed the severely OOF leaf at the bottom of the main stem. If you felt the balance was then changed, you could remove a similar amount from the top!
Send it to Will C and Dan L and see what they say!!

TeresaH 17 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Jul 2005 1:47AM
Hurrah, the Editor has uploaded! Wink
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
1 Jul 2005 3:41AM
Thanks all and thanks for the very honest critique, especially from Ian ...more of this. I wonder if people could cope though? I hope so. Smile
TeresaH 17 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Jul 2005 5:23AM
Yes, bring it on!
acbeat 17 14 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2005 8:50AM
excellent shot great contrasting colours.andy b
csurry 20 9.2k 92
1 Jul 2005 10:05AM
Definitely an orange tinge to the colouring, poppies should be vibrant, plus the main poppy is too central.

Did you load this just to see what people would say?

Yeah I'm with Ian, send it in to one of the mags under another name, how about Ian Andrews Wink)
UserRemoved 18 6.2k 1
1 Jul 2005 10:16AM
Hmmm. I'll let the mod do the talking! Nice subject tho'! Smile
KenTaylor 18 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2005 10:35AM
Bit of tongue in cheek here I think.
Well isolated though and attractive to boot.
tepot 18 4.4k United Kingdom
1 Jul 2005 12:00PM
well i like it!
DP_Imagery 18 24 6 Wales
1 Jul 2005 12:04PM
Whilst it's certainly an attractive image, for me it is let down slightly by the orange area immediately above/behind the main flower head, ie the OOF background flowers. Maybe moving your position slightly to the left would have prevented this as there appears to be a flower-free area of greenery in the right-hand background. All the best, Bruce.
bassan 19 15
1 Jul 2005 12:56PM
Wonderful dof, creating the carpet of red. Compliments the main subject well. A slighter crop on the RHS for me works better.
3 Jul 2005 12:36AM
Excellent photo in the larger version
KathyW 19 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
5 Jul 2005 4:49AM
Nice image to start with - not sure about the colour because I can't seem to get this monitor set up right!
Not managed to get any shots of poppies this year, so couldn't resist fiddling with this one!
Gavin 18 17
10 Jul 2005 1:01PM
It works for me! I like the colours and focus.

ewanrayment 18 718 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2005 12:15AM
Damn being red / green colourblind!

Fantastic shot, love the 'crispness'! Always wondered about putting vignetting in, do you just burn in the corners a bit?
scottydog 18 206
12 Jul 2005 11:15AM
like the image but seems a little soft
cameragirl 18 43 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2005 4:04AM
Great composition. Love the colours and angle used!
tce5 18 61 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2005 12:40PM
Hi Pete
Really like this shot. I would have liked it more if the red poppy on the right of the shot was taken out so there is only the one red poppy in focus. Like the DOF on all the others.
Mavis 20 143 2 England
21 Jul 2005 10:16PM
All getting brave now Ian has put his 4 pennorth in Smile I just love it as a picture and that is how Poppies grow . If you need your Poppies more red as opposed to Orange I compensate by about 2 stops . Nothing really to find disturbing in this one LOL . Love it xx
carriebugg 18 65 England
18 Aug 2005 11:39AM
Love this - the large one is lovely and crisp. Great shot
ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2005 1:10AM
Lovely image, beautiful colours,
MartinM 17 Scotland
12 Apr 2006 12:36PM
Fantastic Photo Pete, love the DOF.Just perfect!

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