yellowbear

11 Jan 2009 28,715 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Flower 2

Flower 2

Not as sharp as it should be perhaps, but I quite like it anyway.

Flower 2

Not as sharp as it should be perhaps, but I quite like it anyway.

comments (23)

  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2009, 00:08
..and so do I, Bill. It's very interesting (oops, not supposed to say that, am I? wink ) Seriously, I do like the subtle textures in this.
Bill Phillips: Interesting is the ultimate curse tongue
It is selectively sharp - and because the sharpest part is at the front (ie. closest to the camera) you have my admiration for taking a very fine photograph
Bill Phillips: That is very kind of you to say so Sir Tiff
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2009, 01:08
sharpness is not an absolute vurtue in photography, Bill. Well made shot indeed.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Viktor. Perhaps i should have pretended this was deliberate smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2009, 01:23
You got it wrong bill, this is great image soft focus and depth of field makes it captivating
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2009, 01:44
Works for me, Bill.

Umh...how did you train all those white swans to put their heads together that way?
Bill Phillips: They do look a bit like swans! I hadn't noticed tongue
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2009, 03:24
Bill I think it's very good image
Bill Phillips: Thanks Vintage...and in b&w too wink
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Jan 2009, 05:01
An excellent pic- up and down- in harmony! A beautiful sunday to you (Ik ga naar Amsterdam)!
Bill Phillips: Thank you...will you see the Lady of the Polder?
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 11 Jan 2009, 05:49
I like the softness. It enhances the delicate feel of the image.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Jessie, pleased you like it
''Selective subtle blur'' ... It's a new technique just coming into fashion.

Very pleasant composition.
richard
Bill Phillips: I must remember that, I have quite a lot of pictures that have suddenly become fashionable tongue
And I like it too ! Bravo !
Bill Phillips: Thanks Zeb
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2009, 10:06
As Viktor says sharpness isn't everything, but I think in this case it would have been better sharper, or at least with one small bit in focus. Nonetheless it is a delightful image.
Ingrid
Bill Phillips: I'm not quite sure how i managed not to get anything sharp. It looks to have focussed on the bud in the foreground, but even that isn't sharp! And i hadn't touched a drop either!
Nice shot, the flower stands out beautifully from the background.
This one would have brightened up those old gardening books.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Sheila. It should have been sharper, but I still quite like it!
works far better not been sharp for me Bill, lovely shotsmile
The sharpness is where it should be Bill. Lovely shot!
THE SHAPE OF THIS FLOWER IS WONDERFUL!
Bill Phillips: It is rather nice, I have no idea what it is
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2009, 13:24
many great things were discovered undeliberately, like v-i-a-g-r-a (shutter didn't allow me to post the comment with this word normally written ) or penicillin.
One of the best pictures Ti posted, per his admission, was a result of a mistake. http://nikondslr.shutterchance.com/photoblog/See_you_later..._/
There is nothing wrong in admitting a mistake. Real men do it all the time. Though, I know one guy who notoriously refuses to do so, our lame duck W.
Bill Phillips: I have just had a look at Ti's picture. It is a wonderful mistake! I won't get started on the lame ducksmile
  • Chad Doveton
  • location location location.
  • 11 Jan 2009, 13:47
Extremely well lit, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Me or the picture Chad?
i like it too
Bill Phillips: Thank you I'm pleased you do
  • Stormy
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2009, 14:59
Looking at this makes me feel sad. I guess all great art evokes emotions well done. sad smile
Bill Phillips: Thank you for your comments, I hope I haven't made you too sad smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2009, 15:26
I like it too Bill. The black and white contrast works well for this forlorn flower!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Beth. I much prefer this one to my effort yesterday.
Yes and I like it as well Bill, much better than yesterdays. This really does work in B&W.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Brian, I agree smile
What a beautiful shape Bill
Just catching up on your images. Love the b/w series, and this one is my favorite. (:o)
Bill Phillips: Thanks Roz. I rather like this one too

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera PENTAX K100D Super
exposure mode A-DEP program
shutterspeed 1/180s
aperture f/6.7
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 180.0mm
Croome in winter 2Croome in winter...
Croome in winter 2Croome in winter...
Lake at Packwood ( oh very imaginative title!)Lake at Packwood...

Warning