By mrswoolybill
One of the glories of winter. I've actually desaturated this a wee bit to tone down the original colour, which really was quite gaudy.
I'm regarding this as primarily an abstract.
Taken with one hand while hanging on to bushes with the other, the dogwood is on a steep bank.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Dec 2012 7:31AM
Love the plant in winter because of the colour, obviously. Wonderful capture in every way, well worth the trouble taken.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 7:32AM
What a great photo of this beautiful wood !! I have never seen it before and find it fascinating !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Dec 2012 7:34AM
I love dogwood, bringing a touch of colour to winter's very dreary days. Perfectly captured, Moira. Carol
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:47AM
It's a real joy to see in winter. Makes a great abstract Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:48AM
Thanks folks. It's an early upload because we are back at work for the next week. Will try to look in here when I can.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Dec 2012 8:42AM
Always a good feature plant with its reds and golds well worked here Moria
Regards Richard
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
14 Dec 2012 8:44AM
love th slightly blurred bg....can just imagine you hanging on for dear ife, and Bill nowhere to be seen!!! WinkGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 8:44AM
Red, rich and rather regal GrinGrinGrin

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Dec 2012 8:58AM
The 1.8 is perfect, gives a great bg and the desaturation is spot on.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Dec 2012 9:32AM
We have Dogwood in our garden too Moira, certainly bright and very Christmas Grin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 9:49AM
Excellent capture of the gorgeous red Dogwood, so distinctive. Makes a great abstract image. Moira.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
14 Dec 2012 10:37AM
I wonder if dogwood is what's growing around my local pond. It's gorgeous in snow - really red.
14 Dec 2012 11:34AM
A fantastic burst of colour to waken us from the winter doldrums Moira. I just love the abstraction of the reds against the shallow focus on the background plants. I'd consider this for a print?

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
14 Dec 2012 12:24PM
Yes, we have this here, too. It glows against the snow in winter.
Beautiful abstract.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Dec 2012 1:07PM
A very pretty abstract Moira.......Sandy
Herge88 11 40 4 England
14 Dec 2012 1:44PM
Glorious reds in this Moira, oddly I think the defocused background would make a great abstract image in its own right.

Best Matt
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Dec 2012 2:01PM
Now this is an example of something that needs to be in colour, and glorious it is. Unbelievable that it is slightly desaturated. Choice of f/stop is perfect to create the shallow dof that renders such a soft yet intricate background. Like this a lot.
Be careful when you're out there hanging on to things to get photos Smile

It comes into it's own in winter very colourful and you have captured it very well with one hand ...where was Bill he could have helped. lol.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 2:51PM
Brilliant, Moira, simple effective composition, but great camera skills, the background is what makes the image for me, quite superb.
Well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Dec 2012 3:12PM
Yes it brightens the day up Moira. It is now 3.10pm and is black dark outside and not much better inside.
14 Dec 2012 4:41PM
I love the vibrance of that red Moira, it works so well with the muted plaer colour behind.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Dec 2012 4:44PM
rich reds ---Osier dogwood me thinks!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Dec 2012 4:56PM
A lovely colourful capture Moira, just the thing on a dismal, grey, wet & foggy day like today Wink
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 5:22PM
Something I certainly couldn't do as I have too much hand shake, but you done really well with this SmileSmile
Well composed and an excellent abstract Moira
14 Dec 2012 5:32PM
A smashing piece of Work Moira, VERY well done indeed.

John Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Dec 2012 6:51PM
Strong colours and patterns

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:10PM
This dogwood is always a delight in winter, so bright and cheery, and crying out to be photographed.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 10:54PM
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
15 Dec 2012 8:20AM
This is toned down? Wow -- what color.
15 Dec 2012 1:46PM
Just my cup of tea, Moira! Love it!Smile
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
15 Dec 2012 4:36PM
it is an abstract, Moira. great bokeh too.
have you considered to flip it left to right? I'm sure you did it!

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Dec 2012 4:45PM
I'd heard of dogwood but I've never seen it nor looked up what it looks like. It's beautiful! Wonderful close-up, Moira SmileSmileSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2012 5:01PM

Quote:have you considered to flip it left to right? I'm sure you did it!

Yes, I checked it out and I much prefer the original! This seems sadder, more down-beat.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Dec 2012 12:06AM
the colours are intriguing? Did you tone down the grey Wink
a great abstract!
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
16 Dec 2012 5:59AM
beautfiful abstract!
16 Dec 2012 9:43PM
An impressive photo - focus in just the right place and a great background.

Humblebee 6 1 England
21 Dec 2012 10:24PM
One of our most amazing bushes adding glorious colour to winter, and a super shot to prove it ... Carol Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Dec 2012 9:37PM
Who says winter colours have to be all brown, green and grey, a very bright and eyecatching winter plant image Moira and not a berry in sight!

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