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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
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183 mm
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Apr 26, 2010, 7:46:26 PM
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Garden Delights by Meowgli Garden Delights by Meowgli
Spring details in an English country garden...

The warm light of a hazy sunset catching the yellows of that tree in the background is what drew me to this scene as I thought it would balance the fresh yellows of the foreground daffodils rather nicely.

Something a little different I guess, thoughts and crits welcome as always.
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Shirabelle Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
So lovely :love:
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Interesting compo, think it works rather well though. Nice shot man!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Photographer
Cheers bud :D
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shatinn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Love the yellow background bokeh but I feel a bit takes attention away from the daffies. But this is just me.:)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Photographer
Thanks Tunde... yeah I guess I was trying to avoid posting a "typical" daffodil shot, got hundreds of those for my stock sites already :)
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d-rngd Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Quite honestly the most beautiful garden I've seen yet. ^_^ Woohoo!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Photographer
Cool, glad you like it! :D
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d-rngd Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Haha yeah, I like how the tree trunk stands unceremoniously among the flowers. xD
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:iconancoben:
ancoben Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Beautiful
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
:)
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See, I love the colours of the flowers and the trees in the background. But I'm especially intrigued by the blue shadow on the trunk of the tree in the middle. It's fits so perfectly.
God sure does know what He's doing!!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
Thanks! I guess shadows are generally 'cooler' in terms of colour temperature, can make for a nice contrast :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful. Lovely every day scene :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
:)
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Great slective DOF & color. Unique composition too. :D
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
Thanks mate, from time to time I get that feeling of being a compositional rut so am always looking for fresh ways to look at things :)
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Yeah dude. It gets that way from time to time. A bit of experementing goes a long ways! :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
Not just in photography either :eyes:
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:iconcollectiveone:
collectiveone Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
touche' :D
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PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the depth of field you've used for this shot and the contrasts between the texture and harshness of the bark against the repeated verticals of the flower stems and the wonderfully coloured background bokeh. Makes me think of the aged, gnarled and immortal against the young, fresh and transient.
Great photo :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
Cool! Glad it could inspire these nice thoughts :)
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Delnum Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! Love the use of colours! :heart:
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
Thanks!
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Delnum Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Sry, I should be some kind of more exactly in my description:

The tree and the foreground look very cold because of the bluish tones.
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
Thanks and no worries :)

Do you see that as a bad thing or a good contrast?
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I like this complementary contrast between yellow and blue, but I think it does not support this typical spring feeling, it is like a late winter shot for me :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
Fair enough, cheers for the feedback :)
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
no problem :)

Well, I feel kind of bad to say some more thing, but maybe you'll agree;

I just miss some space on the left, because of the left down corner where you cut the flowers a bit away.

On the right down corner this is no problem because the flowerbed seems to go on anyway (one has to cut somewhere there) but on the left it has got its "natural end".

Well maybe it would destroy some tension in the image and it looks quite better how it is, you know the setting and everything around this composition better than I do, I suppose :D
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
Don't feel bad, I appreciate feedback :pat:

I can see what you're saying. I have about 10 shots of this scene, playing around with depth of field and framing. I have the shot you describe, but in the end this one had the best overall "feel" and balance to it so I didn't mind chopping the flowers off too much.

I found that when you could see the edge of the flowers on the left the eye tended to want to follow them out of frame, wondering what's out of shot. This way I feel the eye travels to the background more smoothly :)
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I see :)
So, I seem to learn from you in this moment, never thought about that (that the flowers could lead away the eye) before, thanks!
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Beautiful light.

Cold one the one hand, but warm like spring in the background!
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