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The Wild Flowers

The Wild Flowers
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/16, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-11-28 5:18
Viewed: 2556
Points: 24
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The Wild Flowers

This image of delicate and wild flowers is dedicated to those who lost their precious life and who fighting with life in the hospitals in yesterdays mindless and useless terrorist attack in Mumbai. Some times its very difficult to understand these fellows, whose act inadvertently changes so many people's life for ever. What are they going to achieve by these dastardly acts. Hope soon the PEACE returns in our life.

Coming to the image, these wild flowers I found in an vacant site of a layout and as it was raining continuously, I bought them indoors to make this image. I used diffused window light to get those delicate colors and structure of these lovely flowers. I will be happy if somebody can ID these flowers.

I worked really hard on exposures and post-processing to get accurate colors of these flowers, also used the light to illuminate the interior of the flowers also.

matatur, NinaM, oanaotilia, uleko, eqshannon, tuslaw, anel, livius, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
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A beautifully executed capture and a fine tribute to those victims of yesterdays terrorism Nagaraj, hope the wounded ones recover soon.
The diffused daylight under open shade conditions provided excellent illumination for these delicate flowers, I readjusted the white balance in my WS to achieve a slightly different colour scheme, hope you will approve my friend.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-28 6:46]
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There is something very beautiful, an evanescent quality in this picture, it's hard to put the finger on it but you have succeeded. I can feel the pain and melancholy of those touched by the events in Mumbai, I can feel the beauty and hope resting on fragile and filled with light tiny flowers. I love the softness created by the diffused light, I love the pastel purple of the flowers with dew drops and the composition is superb. A gem. Thank you Nagaraj, this is beautiful.


Hello Nagraj
I am later with the news, but I hate all this horible events.
Beautiful imagine, oil-paint like, simple, haw should be for such moments.Ireally like this.
Kind regards, Oana

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-28 7:23]

Hello Nagaraj,
Dreadful news from Mumbai and a very fine tribute to the innocent victims of this dreadful crime. These flowers are gorgeous in the gentle light and showing fine details and beautiful colours.
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-28 8:35]

Hi Nagraj,
Very nice capture of this flowers.I liked POV,natural colors and use of light a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

The subtle colours make magic with this one..It is minimalist in a way...but simple in it's beauty!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-11-28 19:48]

Beautiful image Nagaraj, and a wonderful tribute to those who lost their lives in such a terrible act of cruelty.
Composed very well with beautiful colors and just the right amount of exposure. TFS.

Hello Nagraj

A simple composition but evocative and very beautiful.
The colours are terrific.
Wonderful use of light.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Well done.


Hi Nagraj,

Yes we all join you in paying our tributes to the victims of reckless act in name of terrorism.While I post my comments it seems the drama has finally come to an end at Mumbai.

The picture of the flowers of subdue colours are very impressive, its well executed.TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-11-29 3:54]

Hello Nagaraj,
It was worth to work hard on this picture of fine flowers. The result is of great delicateness. The decentred composition is pleasant and the background of great subtility with the special light you caught and the shaded violet color. Very artistic shot, indeed.
Thanks a lot

Hello Nagaraj
the best tribute in memory of the victims with the hope that this does not happen again. Great shot, very expressive

Bonjour Nagaraj,
Très belle et artistique publication très bien composée et sous une belle lumière qui fait ressortir les détails et resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-05 1:54]

Hello Nagaraj,
a nice splendid composition of these soft and pretty flowers.
the petals have a very special and unique feature.
Well seen in a different style.


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