On The Table... ...

By woolybill1
....in my brother's conservatory, last week-end. I did not take the full kit-bag on our family visit; we were blessed with some beautiful light that made me regret leaving the macro lens in Northumberland, so I just did the best I could with what was available. Misswoolybill (who had joined us from London) took a few photos of me lying on my back on the floor trying to get far enough back to take this picture; I was laughing so much I'm surprised that I got any results at all, apart from backache Smile

200mm, 1/400th sec. @ f6.3, ISO 200, -1.7EV

Tags: Flowers and plants I really have no idea Humour and fun

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Well you got the shot which is the main thing Bill. A great one at that, with the back lighting bringing out the colours so well, really god image.


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cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
22 Jun 2008 8:53AM
wonderful capture with super colour and lighting
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Jun 2008 8:59AM
Superb use of dof Bill.Lovely work.
Cormy 10 3 England
22 Jun 2008 9:07AM
Love it Bill,the lighting is tremendous.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 9:08AM
Bill this is really and truly the best of your pictures I have seen, amazing back light adds to its mystery. Excellent
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 9:09AM
lovely backlit
22 Jun 2008 9:14AM
Love the backlighting Bill and the out of focus background, lovely image,
22 Jun 2008 9:31AM
Lovely shot, unusual take which has worked well. Tracey
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 9:37AM
Wow Bill, this is exceptionally good! What a great flower shot, super light and beautiful composition. Very well done!
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
22 Jun 2008 9:40AM
Beautiful lighting.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Jun 2008 10:01AM
I will go along with everyone else and say this is an absolute cracker Bill.for all the obvious reasons however you get no extra points for degree of difficulty. Super. I love it.
22 Jun 2008 10:05AM
Superb capture!
samsalt1 11 34 4
22 Jun 2008 10:15AM
What a very nice composition Bill and very well taken under the circumstances.
I have to admit to finding the light spots in the background a tad distracting though, especially the one top left but that is a minor point.

sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 10:23AM
superb light and detail

wyatturp 12 2 England
22 Jun 2008 10:52AM
Nice clean light

22 Jun 2008 11:12AM
That's a lovely image to wake up to on a wet Sunday morn Bill, very good use of the light, the way it plays off the edges of the plants, fine image, Adrian
Paree 13 616 3
22 Jun 2008 11:22AM
its pure magic,

what is it?
is it speedwell?
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Jun 2008 11:26AM
Excellent DOF and backlighting
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Jun 2008 11:54AM
To often photography is planned like a regimental campaign down to the last detail, but this proves with a bit of time and discomfort and by the sound of it a lot of fun you can still come out with a great shot like this, great looking image well done Bill. - gary
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 12:18PM
Lovely colours, comp and light.
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 12:50PM
Yes great lighting.

robway 13 318 Wales
22 Jun 2008 12:57PM
The side/back lighting is superb and the halo effect on the nettle is excellent. The dof is also good leaving the eye to concetrate on theplants.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
22 Jun 2008 2:31PM
this is beautiful...
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 2:55PM
Fantastic light and colour.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
22 Jun 2008 3:05PM
really lovely light Bill and subject
LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
22 Jun 2008 3:27PM
...cue button 'send to favourites'. Superb shot Bill.
Smile Lucy
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 4:01PM
yep bill should always take all your gear you never know lol.
this is a good shot though with a nice bit of light,
proz 13 205 United States
22 Jun 2008 4:22PM
My EPZ friend, this is a materful composition and capture. Light and DoF could not be finer.Brilliant Bill
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
22 Jun 2008 5:07PM
Stunning shot bill really superb colour and lighting excellent work .
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
22 Jun 2008 5:08PM
so lovely... love the light and color..
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
22 Jun 2008 5:49PM
I love how the backlighting is creating a beautiful glow all around the leaves & flower of the nettle.
Not sure what the orange flower is, but it is very lovely.
A wonderful composition Bill.
RobinF 11 83 1 England
22 Jun 2008 5:55PM
This such a great shot Bill! Well worth the backache Smile
regards, Robin
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
22 Jun 2008 6:46PM
Great capture Bill, hope you recover soon.

22 Jun 2008 7:17PM
In my eyes one of your finest old chap
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
22 Jun 2008 7:29PM
Lovely definition Bill.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 8:16PM
Beautiful image Bill. Love it!
Marilyn x
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Jun 2008 8:20PM
What we have to do to get that pic Bill !!!!! It usually is worth it tho'.Good effort here with the lighting.Nice colours too.Last time I was lying on the ground taking a pic,I fell asleep.It was after a 12 hour nightshift tho'.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
22 Jun 2008 10:02PM
Nice backlight...didn't know you were a flower man...is there no end to your talentsSmile
imagio 11 12 1 England
22 Jun 2008 11:10PM
Superb Bill

TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 7:10AM
great light
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
23 Jun 2008 1:28PM
Great shot, super lighting. All sorts of thought come to mind with you taking this one.

graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 5:40PM
I like this it is a super picture !!
SRSmith 10 1 United States
23 Jun 2008 8:25PM
Stunning work!
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
23 Jun 2008 8:46PM
love the light...wonderful
24 Jun 2008 7:08PM
Beautiful light, plus a variety of plants, not just a close up. Francois.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
26 Jun 2008 11:28PM
sweet DOF Smile

tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 11:07AM
Excellent shot Bill and makes a wonderfully artistic image; superb DOF, composition and backlighting; just a slight shame for me with the hard vertical edge bottom left
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jun 2008 12:43AM
A first class night shot Bill, this one is a real cracker
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
6 Jul 2008 2:14PM
Very pleasing image with the colours, backlighting and out of focus background. John

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