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'Untouched' Magnolia

'Untouched' Magnolia
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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/04/20 'Untouched' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 3:25
Viewed: 1024
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

With over 200 species of Magnolia, ranging from all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes, there has to be bloom that everyone will appreciate. This was taken form the gardens of Fishacre.

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Bom dia Steve,

Beautiful magnolia and colors,
Excellent background and natural light.

Hi Steve, the Magnolia shortly before opening is beautiful - I like the light fall on the front petal, looks nearly like begging for the sunshine.
Its a very nice color of a Magnolia - have to find a spot in our garden.
Kindest regards - Monika

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10640)
  • [2012-04-20 6:06]

Hi Steve,
Beautiful close up of this magnolia, it is against light and well lit, exposed also composed nice the colours are much attractive, TFS.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-04-20 6:27]

Hi Steve!
Excellent macro shot. Nice play of lights and shadows. Excellent DOF:
Perfect the choice of the vertical format.
Well done: congratulations.
Have a niceWE.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Steve,
Beautiful close-up of this lovely Magnolia shorly before opening,
Excellent details , tone of colors and light,
beautiful shadow and contrast at Contre-jour.
Nicely done.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-20 7:38]

Hi Steve!

Good sharpness, backlight, color, and shallow dof with nice repetition of the bg circles of confusion. A good entry in the untouched theme. All I would do, is add a little saturation. Tfs!

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-04-20 8:31]

HI Steve, I love Magnolia and this is a very beautiful and perfect capture of this blossom.Very good work.Have a nice weekend, too dear friend
Regards Rose

Awesome macro! Great lighting and nice framing. Good dof with nice details and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Ciao Steve, great macro of lovely magnolia with fantastic colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-04-20 11:58]

I like this dark colour of magnolia, nice shot with sharp details and blurred BG

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-04-20 12:24]
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Hi Steve,good choice for this weeks theme.I like your DOF & how you chose to fill the frame with the Magnolia.There are two area's I would work on with PP work. [1] I would darken your background by selecting the flower then choose inverse to darken evenly all of the background,I think it would make your main subject stand out more. [2] I would select the brown bulb part & lighten it a little.Just my two cents worth
you can agree to disagree with it, I understand if this were not an out of camera shot,I would not need to make any suggestions.

Hi Steve,

The tight frame is putting the flower in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the magnolia. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Except for some parts of this lovely Magnolia flower (going to bloom in the days to come) are tend to OE but overall the picture worked well for me, Steve :O))

Good focus and perfect sharpness with amazing POV and well kept DOF.
The colors are natural and clarity is well shown.
A vertical frame suits the composition well, in addition to the fact that the picture makes a nice contribution to Friday's theme.

Best regards,

Not bad at all Steve , remember it is 'untouched' and this is the topic behind the theme today, i know you can put this already pleasant composition into an even more exquisite presentation with minor adjustments at most.
A little oe'd there under and at the tip of the bulb but a minor issue really .
With respects to today's exercise and compliance with it i think in earnest that you have done a pretty good job my friend .
Have a great weekend,

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-04-21 4:13]

Really nice dof... though some area are abit hot :)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-21 6:49]


Fantastique ce mangolia sueprbe iamge et compo quelle belle fleur toute allongée et quelle forme et ce rose cette finesse, sueprbe captage.

bravo et amitié


good morning Steve,

Excellent detail of the flower of Magnolia,
newly hatched this button easily pick a nice light.
Well done for this.
Have a nice Sunday.


Good pov to show some backlighting to the flower. Nice dof and good details.

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