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A choir of celendines!

A choir of celendines!
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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: 2009-04-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-14 4:40
Viewed: 4002
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

Last time, I showed you a single celendine; today, I wanted to show you the whole cluster, or as I have named them in my title, a choir. I have termed it 'a choir' because, to me, the flowers have their heads up and appear to be singing.

They look as golden as the sun, and they respond to the sun. When the sun is shining, they spread their petals and smile at the sun; when it is dull, they close their petals in disappointment.

If you would like to know more about the pretty celendine, please see my last post.

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

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To rcrick: A choir of celendines!Royaldevon 1 04-14 14:59
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Hi Bev,yellow you and yellow me today! Beutiful group of celendine,maybe the flowers are a little overexposed,but i know how is terrible this situation! The metallic yellow in the full light of sun is very very hard for all the photographers...and for me too..ehehe...good sharpness and nice choice of point of view! Have a nice day and thanks for share,LUCIANO

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-14 5:27]

Hello Beverley,
This is a beautiful image of pretty flowers.
The colours are vibrant and well saturated.
Excellent POV and DOF.
The flowers are well placed and composed in the frame.
Best regards Siggi


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  • Lay Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 2] (8)
  • [2009-04-14 6:30]

Hi Beverly!
I love the photo, i love the note and i love those pretty flowers! Thank You, I didn´t know the name of the flowers although a knew them!
The picture is great, thanks!

Ciao Bev, lovely flower composition with splendid light and colors, wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ahh yes Bev...I remember well how long you prepare your wonderful frames which enhance the beauty so well. Saw you the other day on TN...welcome home:-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-14 11:39]

Hello Beverley,
Celandines are in full bloom here now and I have been wondering how i could take a shot of the flowers that is interesting to look at. You have found a good solution by taking a shot of a group next to a large stone thak makes a good dividing line and provides a great FG in a fine composition.
The lighting and sharpness are excellent too and I like your artistic touch with the frame.
A fine presentation of the Lesser Celandine and thanks for sharing it.
All the best,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-14 11:45]

Hi Beverley. The colours of spring. I always thing of yellow to be the main one. The celendine live up to this with their bright faces. All wide open and looking at the sun. A good compostion with bright colours. well one TFS.

Hi Bev, a fine capture of these wonderful yellow celendines from nice POV with excellent composition and details.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Beverley,

Beautiful shot well composed and framed, love the bright colours, my wife and I will be back in the old country [Jersey] at the end of aug for 3 weeks, looking forward to some northern hemisphere wildlife, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Beverly,

nice presentation from this flower.
Good pov and fine colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-14 22:30]

Hi Beverley.
Excellent decision of show all cluster of these amazing flowers. I have written that I have such flowers on my garden two. I was mistaken. Ours have more wide petals and round shape. Superb DOF and details of the scene. I like impressive sunlight and vivid nice colours. Bravo. Well done.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-04-15 10:02]

Bev, This is a good shot and lovely colorful details. Great info and lovely view. Ganesh

This is a very nice composition with great light and colours. Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-18 1:32]

Hi Beverley,
a very glowing and bright shot of the yellows against the green. It brings in the exciting contrast. The lines pf flowers give an excellent wavy arrangement.
Well thought and well exploited scene.


Bonjour Bev,
L'excellente maitrise de la lumière fait resplendir les splendides couleurs de cette belle publication judicieusement composée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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