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Ten Daffodils

By NDODS    
Whilst out walking yesterday along a section of the Saxon Shore with Julie and Kizmet we came across this clump of Daffodils. An unusual place to find these beautiful flowers, "Maybe there is a hidden story or message behind then?"

Thank you all so very much for you kind comments and votes following yesterday's upload 'Still only 20p'

Not a good night last night, but getting on with it.

I hope that you all have a fantastic day whatever that nay entail

Regards as always NathanGrin

Tags: Flowers and plants Ten Daffodils Lone Wilderness

Voters: Derek_Fearn, Suzicoo, fentiger and 101 more

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
11 Apr 2013 9:33AM
A well composed image of real contrasts.


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Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 9:34AM
The daffodils bring brightness to a bleak area, like the use of selective colour.
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 9:39AM
Super colour pop against the grey day behind.
Keep getting on with it Smile and be as bright as the Daffodils.

Best wishes
wenzu78 4 7 Malta
11 Apr 2013 9:41AM
Nice yellow touch there Nathan ...

I see it as a break in monotony - contrasts as fentiger mentioned well enough.

cheers mate

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
11 Apr 2013 9:43AM
Perfect colour popping, Nathan, well spotted, composed and captured. Hope your day is better than last night. Carol
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
11 Apr 2013 9:44AM
The yellows work really well against the bleak backdrop hope you have a better day Grin All the best

Another great image, love the colour popping it emphasizes the bleak background wonderfully.

11 Apr 2013 9:48AM

Quote:The yellows work really well against the bleak backdrop hope you have a better day Grin All the best


Rod has it spot on

11 Apr 2013 9:49AM
Like this Nathan, excellent work,
11 Apr 2013 10:04AM
I like the selective colour, here. Nice work and effective.
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
11 Apr 2013 10:06AM
Interesting use of colour popping here, I like that. It's well executed with no spots missed, well done.

The only thing I can suggest is to consider flipping the image horizontally, so as to create a left-to-right "diagonal" with the flowers, rather than one that goes from right to left, top to bottom. I think this would probably result in a more uplifting image. Let's look up, not down!

Take care Nathan and keep them coming! Smile

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
11 Apr 2013 10:13AM
The selective colour works really well Nathan.

KDC 4 5 6 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 10:21AM
Sorry to be the kill joy here, I feel it's too dull overall.
The Daffodils could be brighter to make them pop out more.
Everything else about the pic is really nice.
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 10:28AM
Excellent use of colour popping ..Phil
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
11 Apr 2013 10:30AM

Quote:Super colour pop against the grey day behind.
Keep getting on with it Smile and be as bright as the Daffodils.

Best wishes

I like to share Stuart's comment and sentiment, Nathan.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
11 Apr 2013 10:41AM
I like what you have done here Nathan !! For me the grey must be 'overwhelming ' to prove a point Smile
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
11 Apr 2013 10:42AM
Cleverly colour popped! Like both versions. Would actually have liked to see the origional - you know I love full colour!

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
11 Apr 2013 10:44AM
interesting composition and processing....much to consider SmileSmile
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 10:49AM
Brilliant shot Nathan, the selective colour really works well here

11 Apr 2013 10:56AM
i like what you havedone here
11 Apr 2013 11:01AM
Nicely done Nathan, selective colour works well here.
Take care.

Jenny Smile
11 Apr 2013 11:19AM
Excellent use of selective colouring, Nathan and left and right hand views!
You've been lucky to see 10 daffs out together!!
Hope you're feeling better today.
11 Apr 2013 11:33AM
I really like the selective colouring. I think the BG needs a lot more contrast though
platzy 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 11:34AM
A very effective image Nathan it's usually yellow on a blue backdrop but the grey overcast background does give a little more impact, superb presentation.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
11 Apr 2013 11:42AM
A great capture Nathan. I like the yellow colour pop...hope you have a great dayGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 11:50AM
I think your spring message is conveyed with those brave daffodils opening into a grey world
at the moment. Let's hope that sun comes out soon, then everything will be sunny and bright.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 11:54AM
I agree with Kate - but you've perfectly captured the essence of this dreadful spring Nathan!
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 11:58AM
A lovely bright touch of spring!
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 12:01PM
Nice image Nathan.
Regards, Alf.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 Apr 2013 12:06PM
Nicely 'popped', Nathan. The L to R alignment of the heads works best for me.

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 12:06PM
2 great images Nathan, like the poppingSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 12:07PM
Yes I would be tempted to turn up the colour , but its a grey day and maybe the colour is spot on for the atmosphere
Hope the day gets better as it goes on Nathan SmileSmile
Tish1 Plus
3 16 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 12:13PM
Beauty in the bleak............. This composition tells a story of its own, I love the way you have retained the colour of the daffs.

gwynn56 4 87 England
11 Apr 2013 12:17PM
as you say an unusual spot to find them , as for not a good night I hope things improve for you ,
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 12:23PM
I like the image just the way you have presented it, keep up the good work Nathan, I hope the rest of your day goes well,

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
11 Apr 2013 12:27PM
Like it Nathan with left to right as we read makes good composition, these flowers over the last ten years are all over Wales.


Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
11 Apr 2013 12:32PM
Very effective selective colouring Nathan. Beautiful composition as well.
11 Apr 2013 12:38PM
Nice processing

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 12:46PM

Quote:A well composed image of real contrasts.


I agree, the contrast between the colour popped flower heads and the industrial background is very striking.
11 Apr 2013 12:53PM
I think they contrast nicely with the grey - a sign of Spring perhaps. But a pleasing image.
11 Apr 2013 12:56PM
I think that you may have pulled a grad filter down too far and it's taken some of the contrast out of the Daffs Nathan, apart from that it works I prefer the 1st one.

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
11 Apr 2013 1:42PM
Makes me wonder who planted them and why. Do people bury their pets here maybe? Well spotted Nathan and captured........Sandy
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
11 Apr 2013 1:57PM
Like the use of the selective colour for the flowers Nathan, going with V2 flip
Regards Richard
johnke 3 223 15
11 Apr 2013 2:07PM
The Daffs popped up so you pooped them, so whats wrong with a pop here and there Nathan. I like your image , Popping Daffs...John
Gypsyman 6 662 England
11 Apr 2013 2:09PM
I like it as is, Nathan. keep them coming. Eric.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Apr 2013 2:28PM
Ours have popped all over-- love the yellows, saying spring, even on you seaside walk!
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 2:37PM
Work well, excellent..... (wish I knew more PS doh!)
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 3:37PM
cracking work nathan v1 just nicks it for me today nice one Wink
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 4:31PM
Must have taken an age to pop!!
lovely both ways Nathan
Phantom7 10 29 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 4:44PM
Having read the comments above,i have to disagree with some critique,although I do respect the persons comments as thats the right thing to do.

Knowing Nathan as a close friend I know how he works.In my opinion he has captured the moment in time,which is I would say what photography is all about for me.

I know this area well having freezed my butt off with Kizmet.

For me its a thumbs up.

xwang 7 55 8
11 Apr 2013 5:02PM
I prefer V1. I like the flowers facing to one direction.. feeling like in the wind..
11 Apr 2013 5:28PM
As ever learner I must admit , a Superb idea that works.I don't care if the weather is bad or good,because the remote is controlled by God only.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Apr 2013 5:38PM
Great presentation with the flower heads colour-popped - think I go for V1, with them all looking left to right! Wink
Trev Smile
11 Apr 2013 5:56PM
Beautiful capture, process and presentation !
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
11 Apr 2013 7:35PM
This is beautiful NathenSmile
footloose 5 1 England
11 Apr 2013 7:45PM
A touch of spring! great shot Nathen
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
11 Apr 2013 7:47PM
A good use of selective colouring

JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 9:08PM
I love the way you have just kept the yellow; well worked.
mooreish 4 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 9:55PM
Like how you done this, they pop!!
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 7:46AM
Stunning image with great use of selective colour Nathan
4 3 7 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 6:27PM
Excellent colour popping here. You have chose a good subject and presented it very wellGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 9:10PM
Very striking Nathan!
There is something very emotive about this image. The beauty of the flowers and the all the goings on in the background... Very good shot. IB
13 Apr 2013 12:35AM
As you say ,an unusual place for daffodils but it works; the contrast between the two colours looks great Nathan!

Thanks for your comment on my dog at the train window; it's always interesting to see what people say, it's often quite different to what I think. It

is so good that everyone has different ideas on what an image can say to them

Have good weekend
Nice composition the two colours go well.
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.
RobinF 10 83 1 England
14 Apr 2013 6:44AM
Brilliant use of this technique Nathan, lovely complimentary colours grey and yellow!
kind regards,
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Apr 2013 6:54PM
Superb use of selective colouring Nathan, most apt as spring so far has been so dull and grey, the daffodils give us hope for the weeks to come and show us that winter is on its way out. The ton is up so time for you to raise your bat to the pavilion!Wink
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
21 Apr 2013 9:45AM
Excellent work Nathan.
It has more detail, like colouring & detection of flower ..


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