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Old Jul 31, 2007, 5:16 PM   #1
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I've been trying to get decent shots of the poppies just across the road for a month, ever since bill43210 posted his on 27th June ( bill43210 wrote:
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....if you get out of bed Alan you can also get a poppy close-up
It's been too windy until today, though I've had several attempts. It's still a bit breezy today, requiring horrible compromises over shutter speeds & depth of field. But the sun's out, and I needed to soak up some medicinal broad-spectrum radiation.

I did get some closeups, Bill, and I've posted one in the 'closeups' forum.

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Old Jul 31, 2007, 5:19 PM   #2
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The clouds are for you, bahadir. I hope you're getting pretty ones yourself at present.
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Old Jul 31, 2007, 5:24 PM   #3
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There areEU 'setaside', and UK 'Countryside Stewardship' schemes in operation in this field, and the great straw muncher had considerately been along just beforehand, allowing me easier access to the poppies...
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...and the monster leaves cuboid droppings, instead of cylindrical ones of the golden or black variety...
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Wonderful series. Tastefully restrained. Gives room for the viewer´s participation

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I like these shots Alan, they are very good, but I think you should check the levels on the first image, hope you don't mind me saying so.
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alex james wrote:
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...should check the levels on the first image...
Yes, you're quite right. I spent some time trying to compromise between theclouds and the crop, but I haven't got it right yet.

Later...now replaced with a brighter version. Any better?
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Much better.
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Hope you don't mind Alan I sent you my changes to your lovely photo, just levels dodge & burn.
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Wow! Well it's over the top for my taste, but a great work of art. Thanks!
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