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Backyard Aliens

Posted by
Magda (Vancouver, Canada) on 25 September 2008 in Plant & Nature.

I thought it's time to have a little break from my girls! ;) Here is something very simple and "boring".... I haven't had time to get creative lately and/or had the time to pull something from my "old" files so this will have to be for now..... :)

NIKON D80 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 100 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful and clear photo Magda. Love the texture that shows in B&W

25 Sep 2008 7:02am

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

I like this. Great composition, and i like the texture in the dead flower heads. Has a nice 'moody' atmosphere which suits the decay. Lovely.

25 Sep 2008 12:03pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Definitely NOT boring. I love these flowers even as they fade away for the year. What program do you use for B&W conversion? I have yet to be satisfied with any of the images I've tried to convert.

25 Sep 2008 12:54pm

@willow: Willow, I use Corel most of the time. I have Lightroom but haven't had much time playing with it..... I've seen some B&W converions around here that blow me away so I just keep trying. :)

leslie from norwich, United Kingdom

Not at all boring, simple image but stunning in B & W
p.s as for B & W conversion i use DXO film pack its brilliant - Les

25 Sep 2008 4:13pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

Sombre et triste histoire !

25 Sep 2008 4:23pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

I like simple!! this is AWESOME Magda - just beautiful!!! By no means boring.

25 Sep 2008 9:13pm

Iris from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Lovely image Magda - certainly not boring.

25 Sep 2008 10:38pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Boring this is not!!! Excellent mood to this excellent image!

25 Sep 2008 11:27pm

Bill from Belton, United States

Simple is sublime! Lovely shot and B&W is exactly right for it!

26 Sep 2008 1:03am

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une belle composition et une jolie maitrise sur la teinte, bravo, j’aime beaucoup.

26 Sep 2008 6:16am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Perfect conversion!

26 Sep 2008 8:10am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I can't find anything boring in this photo! The DOF is perfect and the colortoning very good for the farewell of these flowers!

26 Sep 2008 8:10am

Siam from Chaingrai, Thailand

Un seul mot : SUPERBE !

26 Sep 2008 8:30am

Behzad from Tehran, Iran

I think this is not that boring. good focus, cool picture

26 Sep 2008 3:18pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

stunning in B&W, amazing making something most would see as old and fading look so beautiful

27 Sep 2008 12:20am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

great shot.

27 Sep 2008 2:14pm

Annie from Bordeaux, France

Très beau noir et blanc !
Very beautiful black & white !

19 Oct 2008 1:26pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is the kind of flower shot I love.

5 Nov 2008 3:59pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you! And thank you for visiting! :)

NANNE from Netherlands

I like to see your very fine photo's. Great!

Nanne from Friesland

21 Nov 2008 10:07pm

NIKON D80
1/125 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
180 mm (35mm equiv.)