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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



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

Regards Nathan


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.



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


Great shot and like the boat in the background.

mikbee  8 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.


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


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



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

Best Matt


Well taken against that out of focus boat Bill SmileSmile


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.


Super colour Bill, and nicely composed.

John Smile

saltireblue Site Moderator 55114 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway31 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

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


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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