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Spotlight on 4 leaf clover!

Spotlight on 4 leaf clover!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 6:41
Viewed: 3261
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hell Everyone,

Today I am posting a lovely pink clover.
I positioned the camera to capture its attractive leaves as well. At first, I thought it was a four leaf clover but then realised that a bud was giving the impression of a fourth leaf ... ah, well! Four leaf clovers are reputed to be lucky! I will have to find a black cat instead!

I took this shot in the early evening when the low sun was casting a spotlight on the flowers and illuminating their petals beautifully.

A little further knowledge from Wikipedia:
Clovers are a valuable survival food, as they are high in protein, widespread, and abundant. They are not easy to digest raw, but this can be easily fixed by juicing them or boiling them for 5-10 minutes. Dried flowerheads and seedpods can also be ground up into a nutritious flour and mixed with other foods. Dried flowerheads can also be steeped in hot water for a healthy, tasty tea.

Many thanks for your visit.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph.
Bev :-)

pp cropped, sharpened, adj levels, added borders and signed.

uleko, MMM, eqshannon, Pitoncle, gracious, nglen, pekkavalo1, gerbilratz, japiey, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-25 7:11]

Hello Bev,
Excellent close capture of this Red Clover in beautiful light. Great sharpness and lovely natural colours and I like your composition. Personally I don't think a frame should attract the attention more than the subject so here I find this dark frame rather to dominant. Otherwise no complaints! :-)
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-25 7:19]

Hi Beverley
Well composed image.Good POV and sharp image.Light and colors are very nice.
TFS MIchel

The red and pink clovers are very well known for their healing abilities...even as far as being researched in cancer! I had only small patches of them in my 20 acres of wilderness...most of my clover was white...and somewhat boring, so the pinks and reds showed up well..We used them in teas..ahhh the good old mountain days..I miss them and your picture today really strikes an old familiar chord. Well seen and a fine image for the start of my day! Thanks Bev.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-25 7:56]

Hi Bev,
nicely composed shot, very much like the natural colours and the low POV...i've yet to find a four leafer though!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-06-25 8:02]

Hi Beverley,
splendid flower with details and great sharpness, very well done,
Regards Siegfried

Bonjour Bev,
Le sujet de ta composition est bien mis en valeur d'une part avec une belle opposition de couleurs et d'autre part par la finesse de ses détails et l'exactitude de sa coloration.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-25 10:58]

Hi Bev,a simple field flower transformed in a great artwork,very excellent colors,sharpenss and details,great idea for a great pic,my best compliments,Luciano

Hello Bev,
Nicely composed and framed on this beautiful Red Clover in good sharpness, excellent exposure and focus with great details
many thanks for this sharing
my best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-25 12:06]

Hi Beverley . You have a very nice picture of the clover with good detail and bright colours. I like the pose you have captured with the flower behind. All set of in a nice frame. i may have left the pink colour out of it but thats just me. well done TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-25 22:34]

Hello Beverley

Just marking the post for now


Hi Bev,

Very good capture of this Clover which sadly isn't four leaf. Great POV and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours.



Really good close up, the colours are natural, the light is good giving full reign to the shades in the petals. It's good to be able to see the darker veins... nice work!!

Hi BR,

Good capture of the flower in superb lights.
Excellent frame concept.
Enjoy the days..


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-29 3:29]

Hi Beverley.
Amazing picture of a very nice flower and scene at whole. Great lights, superb sharpness and details of the flower petals and nearest leaves, fine vivid colours. I also like impressive framing and composition of the image. Perfect job. My compliments.

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