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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Comments


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.

Dougie

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cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
22 Jun 2008 8:53AM
wonderful capture with super colour and lighting
Neil
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Jun 2008 8:59AM
Superb use of dof Bill.Lovely work.
Tom.
Cormy 9 3 England
22 Jun 2008 9:07AM
Love it Bill,the lighting is tremendous.
Cheers
Alan
MickyMc 9 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
Mavis
dmhuynh72 9 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,
Fred.
22 Jun 2008 9:31AM
Lovely shot, unusual take which has worked well. Tracey
brownsilent 10 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!
Johanna
Rogerex 10 32 12 Australia
22 Jun 2008 9:40AM
Beautiful lighting.
Roger
danbrann Plus
12 636 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!
Gill
samsalt1 10 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.

Sam
sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 10:23AM
superb light and detail

marc
wyatturp 11 2 England
22 Jun 2008 10:52AM
Nice clean light

Doug
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 12 616 3
22 Jun 2008 11:22AM
its pure magic,

what is it?
is it speedwell?
pareen
22 Jun 2008 11:26AM
Excellent DOF and backlighting
gary_d 9 576 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
22 Jun 2008 12:18PM
Lovely colours, comp and light.
Cheesey.
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 12:50PM
Yes great lighting.

Keith
robway 12 318 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.
John
22 Jun 2008 2:31PM
this is beautiful...
22 Jun 2008 2:55PM
Fantastic light and colour.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
22 Jun 2008 3:05PM
really lovely light Bill and subject
22 Jun 2008 3:27PM
...cue button 'send to favourites'. Superb shot Bill.
Smile Lucy
newy17 11 273 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,
ian
proz 12 205 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 9 1 Wales
22 Jun 2008 5:07PM
Stunning shot bill really superb colour and lighting excellent work .
Mike
22 Jun 2008 5:08PM
so lovely... love the light and color..
DolphinLady 11 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.
Hilary
RobinF 10 83 1 England
22 Jun 2008 5:55PM
This such a great shot Bill! Well worth the backache Smile
regards, Robin
glyndwr 9 66 10 Wales
22 Jun 2008 6:46PM
Great capture Bill, hope you recover soon.

Robert
22 Jun 2008 7:17PM
In my eyes one of your finest old chap
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
22 Jun 2008 7:29PM
Lovely definition Bill.
Dennis
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2008 8:16PM
Beautiful image Bill. Love it!
Marilyn x
mikbee 10 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'.
Mick.
Joline Plus
10 27 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 10 12 1 England
22 Jun 2008 11:10PM
Superb Bill

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

Nicky
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 5:40PM
I like this it is a super picture !!
SRSmith 9 1 United States
23 Jun 2008 8:25PM
Stunning work!
bliba Plus
11 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 10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
26 Jun 2008 11:28PM
sweet DOF Smile

Dianna
tigertimb 9 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
Tim
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Jun 2008 12:43AM
A first class night shot Bill, this one is a real cracker
John_Humphreys 11 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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