Viper's Bugloss

By woolybill1
Dungeness, June 29th.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 8:49AM
Yet another hauntingly beautiful image captured in a photographers coastal heaven. "Or should that be haven?"

Regards Nathan

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 8:51AM
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
I like the soft bokeh with this lens, makes a shot like this really work.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
30 Jul 2012 10:28AM
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
10 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 10:41AM
Great shot and like the boat in the background.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Jul 2012 11:54AM
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
10 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 12:01PM
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.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Jul 2012 12:20PM
Love the old wooden ship in the BG, makes the image for me although the flowers are beautiful! PattiSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
30 Jul 2012 1:10PM
The out of focus boat certainly makes for a great backdrop, but... flowers, Bill ! TongueGrin

Herge88 11 40 4 England
30 Jul 2012 1:35PM
Like the selective focus here Bill with the hint of the boat in the bg.

Best Matt
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 1:43PM
Well taken against that out of focus boat Bill SmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 3:02PM
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.
30 Jul 2012 6:11PM
Super colour Bill, and nicely composed.

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
30 Jul 2012 6:31PM
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?

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 9:22PM
Brilliant piece of creativity Bill, thats a great example of dof work, brilliant.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
31 Jul 2012 7:01AM
nicely focused
superb colour too
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 9:08PM
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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