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You're The Only One

You're The Only One
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Copyright: Jean Michel Peers (JeanMichel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 87 N: 938] (2864)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos with titles of songs, 50 - 60 points (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-06 4:19
Viewed: 5305
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A love declaration doesn't ask always for lot's of roses. Just a simple daisy, growing quietly in the grass can do!
The most common species found in our region, as in many parts of the world. The french name "Pâquerette" is related to the fact that these little flowers come generally around Easter (Pâques). They grow in prairies and in lawns. They develop very quickly, spreading seeds around and around from year to year. Botanical name comes from the latin "bellis" (beautiful) and "perennis" (perennial).
Evening light, hazy sun and a bit of crawling in the grass.
Shot and adjusted in RAW mode, converted to jpg.
Cropped and mirrored to place the flower on the right side, USM (200 - 0,8 - 0), framed and reduced to site size.

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Very, very nice Jean Michel. The placement of the daisy to the right is superb. The OOF BG is fantastic. This is a super shot. Nice work. TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-06 4:56]

Jean Michel, superb! So simple a flower can be so beautiful. I love how the main flower is so sharp, and the others fadde into the blurred BG. Well done. TFS.

This is very nice Jean.
Good use of selective DoF with the other flowers nicely out of focus.
Beautifully composed with good exposure and detail. TFS

Wooooo.. it's my favourite way to show flowers... with limited DOF. Great light and composition. What a pity I cannot give more pionts! Regards, Astrid

This is so beautiful !! very simple, understated but very very effective. Comp is great, and the OOF flowers put more focus on the main flower.

well done

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-06 9:25]

Wow, Jean Michel this is stunning! This composition is perfect and so is the sharpness!

Very well done and thanks for posting.

Beautiful capture, Jean Michel, the single flower stands out very well, good DOF and whites nicely handled. Spring is finally in the air ;-))

Très joli... une profondeur de champ idéale pour ce genre de photos... et je vois que vous avez "gradué" pour passer à la Canon 20D qui donne un piqué vraiment parfait, Félicitations!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-06 12:26]

Superbe image printanière, Jean-Michel. Ici on les appelle 'Marguerites' et on effeuille les pétales une par une: "J'me marie, j'me marie pas" ;-)
Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: superbe.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète.
Merci bien.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-06 12:55]

Nice composition, very good photo.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-06 14:24]

Très jolie composition et joli coup de diaphragme.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-06 15:55]
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Hi Jean Michel, congrats on the new camera, I'm sure you'll love it. It's a nice composition and the POV is great - in amongst them. Very nice.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-06 16:28]

What a beautiful composition Jean Michel! Perfect idea with one sharp flower and blurred ones on BG. Sunny and joyfull.

Such a pretty capture, so simple. Excellent composition. Well done.

Plain composition, but it still works. Good POV and sharpness.
Well done.

Very striking composition. Exceptional use of the DOF and it creates a lovely effect. Thi sreally has impact. Perfect!

Very beautiful daisy and image Jean. BG is well done and suggestive. The detail in the perfect flower is . . . perfect! Good posting, thank you.

Très jolie scène printanière Jean-Michel. Avec un sens de la composition qui ne se dément pas d'une prise à l'autre, celle-ci figure en bonne place parmi mes favorites. Très bon piqué et superbe arrière-plan.

Absolutely stunning. The single daisy centred out from the rest. Lovely. The blades of grass really add a good foreground. Well worth rolling around on your stomach for.
Would love to hang this photo in my house.

What is this, Jean Michel? Your F-717 must be crying at home, with this new toy you have.
The first one is really good, and advices a very good work to come! Nice compo with overlapped layers of focus. Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-17 20:30]

Jean Michel, this is really great. Excellent use of dof, great pov.

A tender, delicate and nice declaration.

Excellent compositon, blurred bg, colors and sharpness.

Simple et belle photo.
Une de mes fleurs préférees.
J'espère toujours qu'il en pousse dans ma pelouse mais en vain.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-04-23 2:54]

Une superbe composition, à la PDC très bien maitrisée.
Excellente netteté et couleurs agréable, c'est une réussite.
Félicitations pour ce cliché et ton nouveau jouet!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-24 14:49]

1 plus 3 - great compo, works well, holds the eye, in focus single flower on strong node, no nits, love it.
Thanx for the mail, I know it is long overdue, but I see you are as scarce here as I. Same to you, if you ever make it down here, I have my e-mail

Very pleasant capture Jean with effective DOF. This is very nice, good work.

Jean,excellent colors and DOF I like it! Good contrast for your subject
Well done!

Best regards.


It's an artistic shot Jean!
DOF you managed is great.Perfect composition.
Very well done!Thanks for sharing.


"daisy" means Malgosia in polish language:) really I like this name and also this photo:) so sensitive for me:) sooooo great and peaceful:) thx for this shot


Wonderful, fabulous, beautiful, spectacular.
I love it!

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