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"Backlit, Bright and Bejewelled"

By RonnieAG
We are looking after my daughter's greyhound 'Mac' for a few days whilst she attends a friend's wedding in Venice.
The weather being indifferent and permitting 'walkies' with waterproofs and brollies only, photography has been limited.

But two very different images from the home base.

V 1: Waterlogged sweet pea (again) captured indoors.
V 2: Mac rushes into the house, seizes one of my wife's teddy bears and uses it as a pillow.

Details for V 1: see EXIF

My grateful thanks to all who visited Loch Lomond with me.......much appreciated.


Tags: Backlit Flowers and plants Available daylight only Black card bandg Indoor shots

Voters: andylea, sweetpea62, kmeric and 80 more

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andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 12:08AM
good morning ronnie
fantastic detail wonderful tones and colour v1 for me today simply stnning nice one Wink
8 Aug 2011 12:15AM
Excellent details Ronnie, beautiful colour and tones on the look of the dog V2.Well done..Lin
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 12:22AM
Another fine floral upload Ronnie,but it is Mac for me tonight !!
Great shot of him,but should it not be a hare he has and not a teddy bear ?
Would love to have seen the greyhounds at Powderhall going round the track chasing a teddy bear !!
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
8 Aug 2011 12:26AM
'Lovely light, tones, color, petal texture, details,' & 'diagonal image frame composition,' in v1, Ronnie. Excellent shot of the handsome Greyhound in v2. Hope that You had a good Weekend.

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
8 Aug 2011 12:28AM
Lovely floral image and what sad eyes on the beautiful dog.............Sandy
JPatrickM 14 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 12:30AM
V2 --- Mac is definitely the star tonight Ronnie. Nothing wrong with the sweet peas, but they aren't cuddling a teddy bear. Does he always go for the same one ?
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 12:36AM
Yes, Patrick, always the same one which he never chews or tosses around, just lies with his head over it.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 1:29AM
Lovely, pale tones in that pretty Sweetpea flower and the waterdrops add their usual special touch which is fortunate, given that we have quite so many of them at the moment! Love that aliteration of the title. Guess "Wet" would rather spoil the flow. Perhaps, "Bejewelled"!?

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 5:00AM
Thanks, Ann: good idea.......have altered the title as suggested by you.
kirkoid 10 1 England
8 Aug 2011 6:07AM
Cracking detail and presentation.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
8 Aug 2011 6:12AM
Two beautiful images, Ronnie, V.1 is so beautiful with that wonderful lighting and the water shining like jewels on the petals. Carol
8 Aug 2011 6:20AM
Beautiful images great colour and I dont think the dog wants to give his toy up, well taken.
Allen, Smile
Louise_Morris 11 2.5k England
8 Aug 2011 6:31AM
Two lovely images Ronnie, love the water on the sweet pea but hard to resist the " bear? What bear?" look from Mac!
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 7:27AM
Mac's certainly a lovely flower.Smile
Ray42 13 3 England
8 Aug 2011 7:38AM
Good morning Ronnie - v1 excellent - like the lighting here -
v2 a delightful shot - a bit of a rascal by the look of him
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 7:42AM
I do so love the sweet peas with the raindrops, but the eyes in V2 captured meSmile Carole
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 8:08AM
oh ..... that look in V2
stokesy 10 8 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 8:17AM
lovely shot ronnie nice lighting and the water droplets add to good all round image,ronnie
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 8:19AM
Sorry, Mac! Never did mean to miss commenting on you and that bear! You have lovely eyes and a great expression.

EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
8 Aug 2011 8:31AM
Definitely a split vote today Ronnie - the perfect V1 and the adorable V2.
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 9:16AM
V1 is excellent as usual Ronnie, but it has to be Mac today! What soulful eyes just pleading with you not to take the teddy away!
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 9:46AM
Two wonderful images Ronnie, I love them both Smile

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 9:48AM
First ..lucky daughter going to Venice for a wedding, but so good to see her Mac as awhile since showing him, a beautiful image and again with the 'snatched teddy' sad thought to see you still have rain there but it looks so good on the Sweetpea Ronnie
two wonderful shots
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 10:25AM
sweet peas are excellent again Ronnie love mac with his bear great expression and the eyes are excellent its my teddy so keep clear grrr

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
8 Aug 2011 10:38AM
Two very different, but equally wonderful, images Ronnie - V2 really made me smile! Grin
Trev Smile
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
8 Aug 2011 11:03AM
Hi Ronnie
Going to lose my judges head and go for V2, you cannot resist those eye's.


AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 11:11AM
I love v2 too; he is so cute! The sweet peas are, of course, wonderfully captured! Smile
teocali 13 442 18 England
8 Aug 2011 12:12PM
Superb Sweet Pea image, Ronnie - just love the backlighting and the sparkling raindrops. However, V2 steals my heart today - what a wonderful soulful look Smile
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 12:26PM
simply beautiful - thats looks a big doggie to have in your home when your not used to having a doggie around but he looks very placid and is a lovely dog to be sure
Herge88 14 40 6 England
8 Aug 2011 2:33PM
Two great images, the expression in version two is priceless.

Best Matt
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
8 Aug 2011 3:14PM
Beautiful pictures.
8 Aug 2011 3:25PM
Two brilliant images, love the drops on the sweet peas and Max's expression.
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
8 Aug 2011 3:27PM
A treat to see both the pretty flower shot, so well taken and presented ..
and the lovely Mac with his cuddly toy.
My whippet loves her 'hairy monkey' best of all.

Shellio 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 3:50PM
V1 is super Ronnie, with nice droplets of water but V2 is my favourite the dog is just so cute, you've really captured his eyes very well.
Niknut Plus
11 3.0k 82 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 4:21PM
Wonderful quality shot, as always !......superb clarity, & 'sparkle'....1st class !
Arvorphoto Plus
11 144 6 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 5:47PM
Superb detail in V1 and who could tell off Mac in V2 with those eyes.
moiral 11 12 Scotland
8 Aug 2011 6:01PM
While V1 is one of your usual beautiful shots, Mac steals the show today. Looks like a big softie Ronnie. Moira
DilysT 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 6:25PM
Love the water droplets Smile
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
8 Aug 2011 6:28PM
2 cracking images again Ronnie, V1 is excellent and V2 is captured just right, love his expression Wink
8 Aug 2011 6:38PM
V1 excellent with the light, colour & detail but being a dog lover myself Mac with that expression wins it for me.
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 6:56PM
This has to be another of those "special" images

8 Aug 2011 7:18PM
V1 a very fresh image and v2 a big soft image .Look at those eyes . have grown 3 tubs of sweetpeas so I'll need to photograph them when it stops raining !!WinkGill
JackieB 11 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 8:36PM
Three votes each from me Ronnie

8 Aug 2011 8:54PM
Fabulous title for a very beautiful image V1 and love the expression captured in V2 Ronnie

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
8 Aug 2011 9:16PM
Two fine images Ronnie, i particularly like the portrait of Mac. I wouldn't trust any of our friends and relatives dogs with those Teddybears though!
8 Aug 2011 9:24PM
A very fine flower shot,Ronnie,you are an expert at these sort of shotsSmile
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
8 Aug 2011 9:47PM
Really lovely, the titles is perfect it really does look be jewelled.
Lovely dog too, he looks very soft and soppy....doubt he is though!
8 Aug 2011 10:09PM
What's left to say? The diagonal composition is perfect and the detail is well up to your high standard. Another masterclass in flower photography Ronnie.

bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 10:15PM
v1 is beautiful love the droplets
v2 made me laugh
Peagreen 11 1 1 England
8 Aug 2011 11:41PM
Beautiful floral image in V1, Ronnie . Wonderful colour and detail and the rain drops really do look like jewelsSmile But its V2 for me. Mac's expression is fantastic and so well captured. Smile
Take care..............Pauline
9 Aug 2011 5:11AM
Morning Ronnie - What a beautiful image with lovely delicate colour and love the water droplets - V2 is wonderful also !

Trout_Man 12 1 30 Wales
9 Aug 2011 9:32AM
A beautiful capture as usual Ronnie, lovely detail Smile Geoff.
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2011 10:16AM
2 Super shots and both top quality work Ronnie ...Phil
Anna62 10 1 Australia
9 Aug 2011 11:14AM
Love the sweetpea Ronnie..but Mac gets my vote today!! Such a gorgeous image of the dog!! Smile
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
9 Aug 2011 12:06PM
Beautiful with the droplets

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
10 Aug 2011 1:23AM
those sweetpeas are a beauty
so well done (light, background...) : beautiful image
wolf1 11 9 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 10:35AM
A great shot of the sweet peas the water droplets work well Ronnie. I suppose I should give Mac a vote as well eh.
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 1:47PM
Great pair of images Ronnie. Like the detail on both. The lighting on V1 is excellent. Paul
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 5:55PM
Beautiful delicate tones and colours in V1 Ronnie - and the greyhound looks a real character.

10 Aug 2011 11:42PM
Really cracking v.1 Ronnie, it has everything. V.2 looks quite a character. Nice he likes his teddy Wink Excellent contrasting duo of pics.
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2011 1:35PM
Very nice lighting and texture, Ronie - I love those water drops, Smile

annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
11 Aug 2011 5:17PM
exquisite light, a diamond speckled white blossom

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