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Wild Flowers

Discussion in 'Nature' started by heatherthevet, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. heatherthevet

    heatherthevet TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 13, 2011
    I'm thinking about packing my bag and heading into the hills for a couple of hours if I can today, I saw a great patch of soft thistles I'd like to catch. They are a few feet away from these bluebells

    [​IMG][/url] Bluebells by heather_t_vet, on Flickr[/IMG]
     
  2. heatherthevet

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  3. heatherthevet

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    I did get out and about, the light was pretty bad but I think I got one or two decent pictures. I also left my keys up the hill on the grass, so had to climb all the way back up again with camera, tripod et al after I got to the car and couldn't get in! I'll put a pic or two up once I've chewed through them.
     
  4. heatherthevet

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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Beautiful blues and violets, Heather. Looks like a good place to get away.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    nice

    Nice flower shots everyone.
     
  7. Phoenix

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    Phoenix Gonzales
    I specially love the 1st photo Bluebells. The vignetting really accentuates the overall photo.
     
  8. heatherthevet

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  9. Phoenix

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    Phoenix Gonzales
    I always find the images you take of flowers to be beautiful not only IQ wise but also regarding composition and contrast.
     
  10. heatherthevet

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    Aug 13, 2011
    Thanks Phoenix :)
    I'll take credit for the composition ( I rarely crop) but the contrast etc is Aperture 3 really. I have a great big pile of pictures I need to go through and process, so I'll hopefully have more up here soon.
     
  11. tomrock

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    Sep 18, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    The first Bluebells picture is especially great!!
     
  12. robertmwilliams

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  13. Phoenix

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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Very nice image Robert, I really love the detail in the shot and the tones you used for the B&W.
     
  14. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Very nice shot, particularly like the background spot. It really highlights the flower. I used to know what these were called, but alas, I've forgotten. All I remember is that they are pink, look like demented bunny rabbits and can cause great distress to horses if they eat them.
     
  15. robertmwilliams

    robertmwilliams TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 28, 2011
    Thanks.
    They do look a little like rabbits don't they :)
    I had though they were some sort of clover flower.
    Here is the color version.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertmwilliams/6443338465/" title="Random Stuff - 1 - NEX-5N - E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS by Robert M. Williams, on Flickr"> 6443338465_2274739ab7_z. "640" height="425" alt="Random Stuff - 1 - NEX-5N - E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS"></a>
     
  16. Phoenix

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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Both photos look great, and it's a great example of expression change when presenting in b&w or color are great images, the b&w has a more classic, gothic and almost surreal or abstract expression whereas the color has a more modern flower and almost macro-like feel to it :)