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Dappled in Dew

Dappled in Dew
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Flowers, River
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-05 11:39
Viewed: 3251
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Have you ever had a moment when you look through the lens and almost cannot press the shutter? Or when you look at the image on screen and think: I dare not touch even the tiniest detail of this?
I had both those reactions today. And it doesn't even matter if *you* don't agree with me!

You see, I had a very early morning meeting (6:45 a.m.) with potential clients. On the way home, I thought I'd stop and stretch my legs beside the river for a few minutes before continuing and planting myself in front of the computer again.
And there it was:
one look,
one moment of bated breath,
one click...

Tech: converted from RAW & resized, sharpened edges
and debated a LONG time before daring to sign it,
because this was not created by me, but for me ... ... ...
and you.

Thanks for being there.

nglen, eqshannon, lovenature, gracious, pierrefonds, anel, angybone, peter_stoeckl, jmirah, bobair has marked this note useful
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To bobair: Peterborough et alSilke 2 10-11 21:24
To anel: Der ThumbnailSilke 1 10-06 06:11
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-05 11:55]

Hi Silke. I do agree with you. the wild flowers look like the have been arranged but nature has do it for you.nice colours and detail. well seen. TFs.
Have a good weekend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-05 12:47]

very nice floreal composition !!!!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-05 12:55]

Hi Silke,

Beautiful natural arrangement of these lovely wildflowers. The yellows and bluish-purples are magnificent against the green leaves. Nature does a better job than we do. The large rock is a perfect component of this shot.


There is something in the photo almost unsee-able and perhaps symbolic and I am not sure what it is. It is a non existent vertical linear something or other...dotted with colors and then a horizontal attraction less evident. It is almost as a pointing per perhaps a version of a cross....hard to describe. Perhaps there is something spiritual about it as symbolic....chances are you saw it as well...

Hi Silke
Nature is healing! A glance and scent or a view. This is a moment in time, a moment in nature. I can smell the earth and plants here...it's so fresh.
Thanks for sharing "your moment" with me.

Hello my friend,
I really amazed with a shady place near the river like this and the photo can really turned up with such clarity and details, I really take my time to go through it! really a good shot!
exposure and focus is spot on! well done
have a really good weekend, Silke!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-05 21:29]

Hello Silke

It is amazing to think that the moment is now frozen in time and you were able to share it with all of us.This is a beautiful composition ,both by you and Mother Nature.I love the stream side feel of it.The wildflowers in bloom are beautiful.The focus and details are excellent.You done good! lol.


Hi Silke,
Yes, I am looking through my monitor, and my finger has become numb on the mouse.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

Hi Silke,

A nice image of the flowers on the edge of the river, the photo has a very good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-06 5:39]
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Hallo Silke,
Sehr feines Bild, so natürlich und subtil. Man muss es aber sehen. Der Thumbnail sagt hier nicht viel aus. Die Uerberraschung belohnt denjenigen, der nachschaut: ein poetisches und malerisches Bild. Gut gemacht.
Liebe Grüsse

So lovely!
I really love this shot...it's a peaceful scene wonderfully composed with splendid colors. Beautiful

Hi Silke,
a very pleasant tranquillity in this gentle picture.
Thank you for sharing that precious moment.
My best regards,

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-10-06 20:09]

Hi Sike,
A beautfully composed photo. Excellent color and POV. Very well captured.


Hi Silke,
I have had moments like you describe as well but then I shoot so as to have a reminder just the same.As good as our cameras are they can not really capture your mind's eye or the true nature of your subject but until we can make downloads from our minds to our computers a photo will just have to do.A simple and mellow looking subject that you have captured well and I for one one like it.Have you ever been to Peterborough and taken photos there,I ask because looking at your photos I see you have been in a fair number of places in Ontario and Peterborough is my home town,but not since '81.Thanks for sharing and I hope your hand gets better.I have one of those Wacom pads as well but find it difficult to use. Bob

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