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A Burst of Blue by Meowgli A Burst of Blue by Meowgli
After several weeks of on/off exploration of various bluebell woods in the region waiting for the right conditions and for the flowers to be at their peak, this weekend I finally managed to get the shot I've had in mind since the start of the season.

In all I ended up using 5 exposures in the blend for this shot though this was mainly to remove my finger from the image and reintroduce the sun in its place (the idea being to minimise flare as much as possible). Painstaking work but I'm pretty happy with the end result so I guess that makes it worthwhile :)

Canon 40D, Sigma 10-20 @ 16mm f/16
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:iconwildphotographer221:
WildPhotographer221 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! Such a beautiful scene, and so well composed. =)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Photographer
much appreciated, thanks!
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:iconwildphotographer221:
WildPhotographer221 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. =D
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Photon-graph Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, beautiful ! Hows it goin Adam ? I've been away a while.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Photographer
Hey Shaun, yeah surviving! Looking forward to some time for a holiday and some proper photography, so bored of this area's landscape but it's all about the money to make it happen at the moment haha... been anywhere nice?
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Photon-graph Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi mate.

Yeah know what its like to have to save for a holiday. I saved for a good 6 months solid to fund my trip to Canada. Have uploaded a few shots in the last few days. Got quite a few more.

Regards. Shan.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Photographer
Lookin good so far :)
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:iconzufalls-foto:
zufalls-foto Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful image. The sun burst turned out perfect.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconzufalls-foto:
zufalls-foto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome:)
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Bluebels are actually quite a mission!
Nice results =)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010   Photographer
Yeah, surprisingly tricky aren't they? I'm actually halfway through writing an article for my site with a few pointers I picked up while shooting them this season :) Thanks!
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Have you noticed they change colour when they've been in the sun?
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   Photographer
Yeah they appear much more magenta in hue, especially when the light is the warm light of sunset as you see here.
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d-rngd Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
And the morning breaks. Haha. Nice shot!^_^
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Photographer
Thanks! (and it's sunset btw)
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d-rngd Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Ah, really? haha, it looks more like morning to me. xD
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juanfox94 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student Photographer
wow, amazing! =D
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sup Adam! Featured you in my journal, here [link] :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   Photographer
Cheers big guy :D
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ahhh, the final result! Absolutely fantastic mate, love that light, and sunburst. Need to ask you some questions on this.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Photographer
Cheers Phil :D
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shatinn Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
It is a wonderful picture no question about it. Like a way a sunburst 'conected' with a lit up fern. =D
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Photographer
Thanks Tunde :D
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inshaala Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yarg, Nice job, and i remember you mentioned the technique a while back - may have to try it sometime. Comes out great!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Photographer
Thanks mate, bit fiddly but worth it I think..
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:iconancoben:
ancoben Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Beautiful
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
really great shot :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
As stated,superb lighting and a awesome capture.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks Pete!
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Gil-Menel Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I'm no expert but this is really a lovely shot. And it's also great to know all the work behind it, it adds to its value!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thank you!
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Gil-Menel Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
You're welcome!
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pestilence Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Lovely!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks mate!
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james-dolan Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great blending and composition mate. The light detail on the plant on the right is a really interesting focal point.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks James :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   General Artist
nicely composed and great light man, very nice :nod:
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Cheers matey :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   General Artist
welcome chap :D
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pixelcraft Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Very natural, I might add....something you wouldn't want to alter in photoshop in any way
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:iconpixelcraft:
pixelcraft Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
What a lovely photo you have. :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks very much :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Dayum! You've nailed it this time mate, very very impressive!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks man!
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
great shot adam!! its nice to see the final!!! i really like it!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
Thanks Dani!
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
mucho grande!
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