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Setaside bliss



after abundant rain, this setaside was a cosmos paradise. The rain made the colours even more beautiful

after abundant rain, this setaside was a cosmos paradise. The rain made the colours even more beautiful
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18 Comments | Report
tranini Platinum
 
tranini February 17, 2015
Joiawesomen the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
spacenut
 
spacenut February 25, 2015
Beautiful wildflowers
annetteflottwell Platinum
annetteflottwell February 25, 2015
thank you it is a great spot one year it was too dry but usually it is great.
Kundry
 
Kundry July 08, 2015
m e r a v i g l i a ! :)
nancysmalleydegroot
 
nancysmalleydegroot November 28, 2015
I love this photo!!!
Barbaka
 
Barbaka September 15, 2016
Really Really Beautiful! Wonderful Balance of Clarity and Blurred Combinations! Very Nicely done!!!
annetteflottwell Platinum
annetteflottwell September 09, 2018
merci beaucoup, pour moi c'est le plus joli souvenir du Périgord noir
Workshopphotos
 
Workshopphotos September 15, 2016
Inspirational and uplifting
Caustin17
 
Caustin17 February 19, 2017
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
annetteflottwell Platinum
annetteflottwell September 21, 2018
thank you so much
kasper Platinum
 
kasper March 01, 2017
Congratulations. Beautiful. Wow. Terrific. Colors, composition, light , just perfect.
annetteflottwell Platinum
annetteflottwell September 21, 2018
thank you so much
maxparisot Platinum
 
maxparisot September 09, 2018
Magnifique
annetteflottwell Platinum
annetteflottwell September 09, 2018
merci beaucoup, pour moi c'est le plus joli souvenir du Périgord noir
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 16, 2018
Beautiful image! Congrats on your finalist award!
annetteflottwell Platinum
annetteflottwell September 20, 2018
thank you so much
PhillipJGordonPhotography
 
PhillipJGordonPhotography September 20, 2018
Outstanding!
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annetteflottwell September 21, 2018
thank you so much
Hood
 
Hood July 13, 2019
Absolutely beautiful!
KristinaOers
 
KristinaOers October 04, 2019
Lovely!!!
Sun-Bee
 
Sun-Bee January 11, 2020
Beautiful creative shot!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography November 12, 2020
I am utterly enchanted by the shot! The depth of field and composition are simply magical!
RafaTakami
 
RafaTakami October 17, 2022
I looove this, so pretty!
Ruslan_Lavrentyev
 
Ruslan_Lavrentyev October 26, 2022
So peaceful and beautiful.
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 October 31, 2022
Very pretty
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Behind The Lens

Location
not far from where i used to live in the north of the Dordogne, it was a beautiful setaside where I returned many times. That particular year it was more beautiful than ever, it was taken in the drizzle and the forest behind ade a nice dark background
Time
around midday 11.30
Lighting
it was overcast and rainy. great for flowers :)
Equipment
a 1988 vintage Tamron 300mm f2.8 with manual focus :) it is still one of my favourites, was a Canon when I bought it second hand in 2001. bought a ring for my Nikons and use it stil here in Costa Rica it was on my D3x
Inspiration
i went to this place to look for insects and stood in awe.. it was amazing. I got soaked that day, stalking an hour through the wet flowers in the drizzle to find good angles.Started with my marco lens.. no good, walked back to the car to get the 300mm. I took a bout 40 photos, it was actually quite tricky to line up something nice, i.e. not too much foreground bokeh and a good background
Editing
As usual, some small contrast and highlight adjustments in Lightroom and cropped some off the bottom. I am no fan of extensive processing, it shows and to me as a traditional photographer it doesn't look right. I like to see a good picture through the lens.
In my camera bag
these days it is a 12mm Iowa or the Nikon 18 3.5 (old :) ,my battered Nikkor 24-70 , the 70-180mm macro and the Tamron mentioned above or my 1995 500mm Nikkor. if I expect to take people shots or by night I take an 85 1.4 or the 55 1.2 (ancient) and leave the tele @ home Gotta ge that 200-400 repaired.
Feedback
look for flowers on the wayside. In paddocks that look forgotten, in meadows or less than perfect gardens. Try to grow your own mixed wildflowers.. I need some traditional cosmos to improve my mix. Do not take pics on a very sunny day. I have hundereds of pics of that particular meadow and all the sunny ones lack contrast and depth

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