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33 Comments |
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem July 14, 2015
Well done.
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin July 21, 2015
...lovely edit :-)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita December 19, 2015
beautiful...congrats on the Award.
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic April 12, 2016
Great shot! Voted in Favorite Flower.
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson June 29, 2016
Beautiful.
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography August 29, 2016
like it!
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 December 05, 2016
Very impressive....Congrats on your award Petr!!!!!!!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 February 17, 2017
Fabulous image.Brilliant work
Svenergy72
 
Svenergy72 February 26, 2017
Simply stunning! How great can a shot be? THIS great! :-)
nathaliemedeiros Platinum
 
nathaliemedeiros April 18, 2017
Great Shot.Regards.Nat :O)
Jdmccranie Platinum
 
Jdmccranie December 10, 2017
Such cool processing!
WilmaWolf
 
WilmaWolf January 12, 2018
Awesome!
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana September 01, 2020
Nice work!
omninsurance PRO
 
omninsurance March 06, 2021
Stunning
omninsurance PRO
 
omninsurance March 06, 2021
Stunning
Thupaqe17 PRO+
 
Thupaqe17 June 12, 2021
Such a beautiful photo
HeatherRaheb
 
HeatherRaheb July 20, 2021
Stunning
alinemiranda_8743
 
alinemiranda_8743 April 20, 2022
๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
DragonHart
 
DragonHart April 23, 2022
beautiful
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jw719 April 25, 2022
Congratulations on your Peoples Choice win.
tomgatewaygdisis PRO+
 
tomgatewaygdisis May 20, 2022
Nice!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 23, 2022
Very nicely done , voted Earth Day 2022
thecosmolab
 
thecosmolab June 01, 2022
So beautiful. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ nice shot.
Candice Stolen Moments
 
Candice Stolen Moments June 18, 2022
beautiful
Mainemanjim Ultimate
 
Mainemanjim October 23, 2022
Awesome photo!
Taoskitty PRO+
 
Taoskitty January 26, 2023
Brilliant work
diannechapman_5606 Ultimate
 
diannechapman_5606 February 15, 2023
beautiful
sophiedv
 
sophiedv November 06, 2023
Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘
Melindadague Platinum
 
Melindadague November 06, 2023
Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on the win!
vladimirvasilyev Platinum
 
vladimirvasilyev November 06, 2023
Congratulation! Nice shot.
debrakaufman
 
debrakaufman November 07, 2023
beautiful photo!
catherinecordoni
 
catherinecordoni November 11, 2023
Lovely lilac colour \u2764\uFE0F!
bobhosack
 
bobhosack Mar 10
This is fantastic!
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took the photo when visiting my house (located in a little town Velka Bystrice, approx. 300 km far from Prague) where I was staying for a few days in the beginning of the summer 2015. The house (a used to be farm) has a courtyard with a little flower garden and the photo was taken right there.

Time

It happened on June 29 at 15:28:17. The day was marvellous, a real summer day, sunny and pretty warm. After a lunch I took a short rest and then took my camera and entered the courtyard where the blue flowers attracted my attention.

Lighting

The sunlight was pretty strong. Fortunately the flowers were in the shadow of a stone wall (separating my courtyard from the courtyard of my neighbour) where the light was not so strong.

Equipment

My Sony Alpha MII with Sony Carl Zeiss 50mm, F1.4 mounted was used when taking the photo. No other equipment was involved.

Inspiration

When I entered the courtyard and looked around, the blue flowers climbing the stone wall and glowing in the shade attracted my eyes. Probably every photographer knows that "call of the wild" that invokes the desire of taking photos.

Editing

Yes, I did - that's clearly visible and is the easier part of the answer. To answer the second part of the question it is necessary to say that I use Linux as the operating system and GIMP with many plugins and scripts as the editor. The main tool I used in this case was GIMIC. Unfortunately I do not remember the exact procedure of using GIMIC with some other plugins and scripts.

In my camera bag

My bag is not very big, which means I just carry the lenses that could be the most useful ones. The outstanding Minolta 200 f2.8 is almost always therein, the aforementioned Sony CZ 50, f1.4, then the Minolta 100 f2 and Sony 16-50 f2.8 are also therein and all together form my basic stuff. The camera I use is the Sony A77II and newly A6300.

Feedback

Well, from what I have described above it should be clear that the conditions under which the was taken are very common as beautiful flowers can be found everywhere. It is therefore quite difficult to draw any specific conclusions in such a case. One can just say: Keep your eyes (and mainly mind) wide open to see the beauty around!

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