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Say it with flowers

Say it with flowers
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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-12
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, 50mm f/1.8 II
Exposure: f/2, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Incredible Bokeh, Friday theme 2011-11-04 "Bokeh" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-12 8:52
Viewed: 2897
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear friends,

The last Friday's theme with bokeh led me to revisit my files taken last summer. So I decided to make a new serie of my wishes cards with theme: Say it with flower.

Raw photo converted in JPEG. Not really work on this one. Just an accentuation of contrast and sharpen.
(Exposure compensation -1/3)

Thank you for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

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And you have said it with flowers Annie.

The DoF really works and with some nice bokeh in the background. The sharpness of the flower that appears to be the main focal point is good and the colours are nice and rich.

Nice work,


hi Annie,

This makes a perfect Christmas card... It the holiday season colors the green,, red and white. Now to the technical comment. The focused FG is improved by the blurred flowers in the BG. Well done... and TFS


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-12 9:17]

Hi Annie,
Nice vivid colors of this lovely natural bouquet with a stunning bokeh BG. I like the green cast all over! Great performance of this 50mm at f/2!
Very neat work enclosed in this elegant 3D frame.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

Wow wow Annie , quel joli bokeh et bouquet , j'ai rarement vu les petites cercles se former en bas à droite , ça du grand bokeh , le plus ouvert est l'ouverture plus efficace est le rendu du bokeh et la profondeur de champs, c'est net ou il se doit et la saturation des couleurs est optimale ,les tons sont intenses , le rouge se démarque si bien . Oh oui, dites-le avec des fleurs , bien pensé comme idée et c'est superbement exécuté ,bravo pour ton trvail ,
Mes respects,

Hi Annie
fabulous bouquet of red flowers adorned with beautiful green spear leaves. the bokeh BG is just amazing and it adds pleasant light on the flowers.

Another wonderful floral capture with such colorful bokeh, Annie!

Amazing details and perfect placement of the flowers within the frame.
Good use of natural light and exposure is beautifully handled.
Great work!

Thanks and regards,

Hi Annie,
A wonderful presentation of these flowers. The bokeh adds that bit of extra to the photo and created a dream like feel to the photo. The white balance is perfect with just the right amount of blue to keep the leaves green and natural. Maybe a slightly smaller aperture would have worked as well. It would've allowed for just a few more in focus flowers. Not sure it would still give you this bokeh.


C'est un petit bijou cette photo, le bokeh est juste merveilleux !
Belle carte de voeux avec un beau message, j'aime beaucoup ce festival de couleurs , belle harmonie de vert et de rouge, idéal pour les fêtes de fin d'année.
Excellente netteté et très bonne réalisation globale.

Hello Annie
Lovely shot captured with beautiful bokeh and lovely diffused light while the contrast colors of red and green makes it one lovely contribution to the bokeh theme.
Have a Nice Weekend.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-12 11:17]

Bonjour Annie,
Red over green is always eye catching and you've beautifully composed this image using both rival colors. Fine focussed subject and bokeh is interesting. A lovely snapshot, well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

Hello Annie, the striking bright red flowers against the green make a wonderful composition.
The contrast of the flower shapes with the sword like leaves adds to the shot;and the bokeh is beautiful.
The flowers look like Crocosmia[?]
You certainly know how to 'say it with flowers.'
Best wishes Jean.

Bonjour Annie,

Merveilleuse présentation avec un Bokeh exceptionnel et les ronds satinés!!! c'est du grand Art.
Superbe lecture sur cette image, une symphonie de couleurs ordonnées;
Estimable clarté l'ensemble de la composition est extra.
Bravo et merci.
Bon Weekend.

Such a pretty shot, Annie!!
I love the red of the flowers in contrast to the blues and greens... Very nice sharpness on the petals, lovely bokeh and I like the angle of the leaves. So very nice.. Many thanks and warmest wishes,

Hello Annie,

beautiful composition of these flowers. I really like the lighting and how it makes the colours appear cooler and restful. Effective DOF, focus and framing in this wish card format.

- Jan

Hi Annie...beautiful shot....excellent focus ond the flower with nice blur to the background. It is nice to be able to get down to F2.0...nice work.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-12 19:40]


Fantastique cpatage et image quelle ensemble fleuir, quelle fleur ce rouge et e vert avec le ronds brillantas en fond fantastique cpatage, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Wonderful light and tones
Wonderful grace !

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-11-13 14:40]

Hi Annie,
Nice vivid colors of lovely natural bouquet with a stunning bokeh BG. Well done & TFS.

Olá Annie
You are rthe owner of a special light...that are always present in your photos...as asecret of your world...also I like the singularity of this green and blue...good focus and unual color harmony
um abraço

Ahhhhhhhh OMG...how did I miss this one??? Adding you to my Bokeh Theme! The color!!! one of my favorites of all time! This is a shot that takes your breath away for sure! You have achieved some incredible balance with this shot! LOVE the abberation in the lower right hand corner, really a work of art! Love the framing also, very nicely done! One of your BEST ever Annie!

Bonsoir Annie,
Magnifique 'Bokeh'bien présenté et composé,
Excellent point de vue et détails,
belle netteté et lumière avec une excellent ton de couleurs,
Excellent arrière-plant flou...

Hi Annie,

Really amazing in case of colors, contrast, DOF and bokeh
Love the sharpness on red flowers and green grass
And those circle of lights on BG, F/2 works great
Best wishes

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2011-11-14 2:59]

Beautiful image Annie.
I like so much how it look like with this really greatly blurred BG. Great colors.
Regards - Tom:)

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-11-14 9:56]

Hello Annie :)

The beautiful, red flowers and green leaves in the miraculous light
which they look on the blue background beautifully.
The very showy composition, I like him very much!

My best wishes.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-11-14 10:16]

Ola Annie
Excellent sharpness and, also, an amazing color contrast, with a perfect bright, and an elegant composition. Wonderfuly chromatic reminding me the impressionist paints.
My compliments,mb

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2011-11-14 12:06]

J'aime beaucoup cette couleur bleu/vert où explosent les fleurs rouges sur un bokeh très réussi !!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-20 1:01]

Hi Annie,

Missed this one. Good sharpness & superb use of a very shallow dof. Excellent bg bokeh, nice repetition of the circles of confusion, & wonderful colour & saturation. Merci!

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