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Dungeness, June 29th.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D AF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jun 2012 - 3:59 PM
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Viper's Bugloss
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:30 Jul 2012 - 8:42 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Transport


NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 8:49 AM

Yet another hauntingly beautiful image captured in a photographers coastal heaven. "Or should that be haven?"

Regards Nathan

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 8:51 AM

Fabulous composition and dof Bill! This is wonderful - and FLOWERS taken by woolybill1! Whatever next - I'll just have to award you my UA in recognition!! SmileSmile

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:27 AM

I like the soft bokeh with this lens, makes a shot like this really work.


TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:28 AM

A pretty looking flower, and nicely set against the background, which is just enough out of focus yet showing us its environment Smile
Trev Smile

SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:41 AM

Great shot and like the boat in the background.

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 11:54 AM

Ah yes Bill,the Viper's Bugloss here.
Or for the Botanists among us we know it as Echium Vulgare.
(Well,I did not know if it was a flower or a snake you uploaded so I had to consult Mr Google !!)
Good shot.

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 12:01 PM

Lovely image with the blurry suggestion of a boat in the background. Thank you for giving me a name for this as yet unidentified (by me) flower. I will, henceforth, always refer to it as Echium Vulgare rather than as 'that pretty blue spiky thing' as in the last.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 30 Jul 2012 - 12:02 PM
PattiW  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 12:20 PM

Love the old wooden ship in the BG, makes the image for me although the flowers are beautiful! PattiSmile

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:10 PM

The out of focus boat certainly makes for a great backdrop, but... flowers, Bill ! TongueGrin


Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:35 PM

Like the selective focus here Bill with the hint of the boat in the bg.

Best Matt

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:43 PM

Well taken against that out of focus boat Bill SmileSmile

franken Plus Member 133590 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 3:02 PM

Excellent work Bill.


ps, I did something similar today although the out of focus background is a young lady. I've not had time or the energy to convert it from raw yet, if it's any good I'll upload it.

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:11 PM

Super colour Bill, and nicely composed.

John Smile

saltireblue Site Moderator 55003 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:31 PM

No idea if your title is the name of the flowers or of the boat, Bill. Or perhaps it is the marie Celeste? (The boat, not the flower!) And...not a fjord fjesta in sight.Grin

Excellent results on the dof front. Out of focus, but still recognisable without being distracting, and still a central part of the whole. Am I making sense?


Last Modified By saltireblue at 30 Jul 2012 - 6:33 PM
carper123 Plus Member 3414 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:22 PM

Brilliant piece of creativity Bill, thats a great example of dof work, brilliant.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
31 Jul 2012 - 7:01 AM

nicely focused
superb colour too

VivienO  5 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 - 9:08 PM

Works so well with the dof and haunting blur of an old boat in the background. I'm guessing it's Dungeness by the other-worldly feel.
Pleased you liked the petrified forest Bill. Was the tide out revealing the ancient tree stumps when you and Moira visited?

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