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Not my usual thing...

By saltireblue    
...but thought Id try something different, well, different for me.
A rhododendron in my garden back-lit by low evening sun. Taken using the long end of the 70-200 + 2x convertor to focus only on the one leaf, leaving the others oof. Didn't have to do anything to the bg - this is straight out of the camera. High shutter speed as there was a breeze...

Nowhere near the quality of those that can do this properly, but I quite like it, and it shows I am interested in the 'softer' things, not just straight lines and hard things like buildings and girders.

Many thanks for the comments on my last upload, all very appreciated.


Tags: Backlit Rhododendron Flowers and plants Its green Not really my thing

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 1:36PM
Experimentation has two routes, yours has gone in the right direction. An imaginative and inventive image which I love to see.

Regards Nathan

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Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jul 2013 1:56PM
Lovely composition and light; beautifully done.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 2:40PM
A simple but effective imageSmile

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 3:12PM
Nice to see your soft side Malc !!
Wonderful light.
Well taken.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Jul 2013 3:57PM
WOW! Impressive use of light and excellent details resulting!!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 4:25PM
This is very appealing, Malc. Especially the back lighting and the o/o/f elements in the foreground. It's good to be different!
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 4:44PM

Quote:WOW! Impressive use of light and excellent details resulting!!

Nice shot Malc , great light Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 5:18PM
how wonderful
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Jul 2013 5:40PM
Soft yet spikey !!! Smile Smile Smile Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 6:31PM
May not be your usual thing but you've created an excellent capture here Malc. The light is wonderful.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Jul 2013 7:23PM
A cracker Malcolm. If I could be bothered I would tell you how good it is.................
Taff 13 59 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 9:09PM
Well I for one really like it. Simple but lovely portrait Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 9:26PM
Well observed and beautifully captured.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 10:50PM
Works really well Malc you great big softie WinkWinkGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Jul 2013 9:50AM
Well, looks good quality to me, Malc! A fine piece of work here Wink
Trev Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 1:01PM
Going soft in your old age Malc?.......
What next, ladybirds?... rainbows and daisies?

Clearly you are bored with your Kerplunk, make sure you put it away properly.... marbles can be a dangerous thing........................especially if you lose themWink

Lovely capture MalcGrin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Jul 2013 5:46PM
Like the leaf vain patterns that the light has brought out here Malc.
Regards Richard
Superb use of the long lens and shallow focus. We tend to try for allover sharpness far too often. Shallow focus really concentrates the eye on the detail and the wonderful greens.


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