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Roadside flowers

Roadside flowers
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm APO, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-29 18:57
Viewed: 3924
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken along the roadside near White's Ferry, MD. I mistakenly left the ISO on 1600 from a previous set of pictures taken near dusk, so noise is a major problem. The good news was that I could shoot at high speed, as this flower was blowing in the wind. I have no idea what kind of flower this is. Macro shot, NEF (RAW).

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To coasties: Noise removedAlan_Kolnik 1 05-30 11:51
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Hi Alan, a nice shot, I like the out of focus flower in the back, the good DOF and details on the foreground flowers.
Saludes, Iris

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-30 1:21]

Hi Alan, this must be a type of daisy. Always so beautiful and exquisite, whether large or small. Good details and nice BG too. Well done.

Hi Alan my first thought was this is a common Daisy (Bellis Perenis) then I noticed the join of the flower stalks which rulled that out as the former comes up in a single stem from the basel rosete.what I can say is that it is in the daisy family Compositae, and is very well captured, it seems to work well with the OOF BG even with the very minor noise. TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-30 3:48]

Hello Alan!
Very nice shot.DOF,BG,lighting and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Good composition Alan. I am working from my notebook tonight and I can't see any noise. All I can see is a wonderful macro of a pretty daisy. Nice work.

Very good shot, Alan-
The soft colours are very nice. Well composed and good details. The noise are under control.
Very well done.

hello:) beauty flowers:) I love them much:) also POV:) colours:) great job!


Plain, simple and striking. Nice use of the DOF. Very well done, Alan.

It's a good thing, Alan, that you had the ISO set at 1600. On a windy day, you need a very fast shutter speed. You ended up with a perfect exposure which gave a sense of depth to the picture and a smooth and pleasing background. I like the fact that we see the flower in different stages, from closed bud to "faded" (being out of focus, the flower in the back can serve as the faded one). Well composed. Well done.

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