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.

Malc

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

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Comments


NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 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 Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jul 2013 1:56PM
Lovely composition and light; beautifully done.
Rende
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 2:40PM
A simple but effective imageSmile


Cliff
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 3:12PM
Nice to see your soft side Malc !!
Wonderful light.
Well taken.
Mick.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
7 Jul 2013 3:57PM
WOW! Impressive use of light and excellent details resulting!!
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 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!
Regards
Bill
widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 4:44PM

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

Nice shot Malc , great light Smile

Rod
7 Jul 2013 5:18PM
how wonderful
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
7 Jul 2013 5:40PM
Soft yet spikey !!! Smile Smile Smile Smile
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
7 Jul 2013 6:31PM
May not be your usual thing but you've created an excellent capture here Malc. The light is wonderful.

Ken
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
7 Jul 2013 7:23PM
A cracker Malcolm. If I could be bothered I would tell you how good it is.................
Taff 11 59 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 9:09PM
Well I for one really like it. Simple but lovely portrait Smile

Taff
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 9:26PM
Well observed and beautifully captured.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 10:50PM
Works really well Malc you great big softie WinkWinkGrin
Jason
8 Jul 2013 9:50AM
Well, looks good quality to me, Malc! A fine piece of work here Wink
Trev Smile
Fefe Plus
4 21 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
Diane
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 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.

Dougie

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