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Silent Trumpet

Silent Trumpet
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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA 4-5.6 50-200mm ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-01 4:41
Viewed: 1329
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was attracted by the possibility of getting a pleasing backdrop while I was walking around scanning an angle to shoot the ‘posture’ of this trumpet look-alike yellow flower. The background was a lake under the shade of trees at Likas Sports Complex jogging track near Kota Kinabalu.

The light under a shaded area was nice enough to give me a good illumination for a low ISO and good shutter speed without any harsh looking part of my subject. I decided on a large opening for the background I wished to make and also to draw more attention to the substance part of the flower and the bonus water drops. I was more than happy to see the result that happened to be good enough without much ‘mouse’ work.

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Hi Ramdan...HA! You get to be surrounded today by two lovely ladies, so I hope you are a good boy! This is nice, would have liked the focus to be on the flower, instead of the stem, but nice colors!

hello Ram
how are you?
very nice macro shot
good composition
nice colour

Manuj Mehta

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-08-01 4:49]

I really like the PoV, composition and the crispness of the waterdrops. I think I'd have liked a bit more detail on the flower too -- you can do that with a lot less speed and a lot more dof -- f/ll would have been great
Fun to have you as a neighbour in the gallery

Hi Ramdan,
superb compo of beautiful flower,
excellent clarity and sharpnes on leaves and droplets,
i realy love the combination of dark bg and rich vivid colours of flower,
welldone amy dear friend and tfs,

Hi Ramdan,
I like the detail in this shot especially the water drops on the stem. The composition is nice and your POV is perfect for this shot. Nice greens and yellow color as well. Nice work.

  • ating76 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 228] (841)
  • [2008-08-01 5:41]

Hi Ramdan,

I'm getting used to seeing your work on flower images. And I like them a lot. Something about this photo just does not seem to measure up to your usual high standards. It's probably the POV but I understand that you would like the waterdrops to be part of the focus in the photo. However, it draws away the attention and focus from the flower.



hi ramdan

i like your pov, the colours are bright and clear also. the focus seems to be on the leaves and not the flower itself. i like the detail and the water droplets.

regards c.d.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-08-01 10:11]


comme une trompette toute jaune, mangigique imagece cette fleur avec les goutte d'eau, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-08-01 18:07]

Assalammualaikum Bos,

naha.. olumis tomod ti bos, waig dau, warana dau, oinsanan la..
ogumu dah kumin nga amu oku koilo nonggiris.. he.. he

great macro shot & composition



Beautiful composition Ramdam. Great details

Hi Ramdan,
Beautiful macro flower nicely composed and presented with great colors and very sharp picture, Excellent POV' and details, lovely waterdrops and light.

You did well here Ramdan. I like the focus where it is, maybe a tad bit more on the flower would be good, but i think you know that :) The black background was a perfect choice for contrast. Well presented composition.
- Vincent

hi Ramdan

Very nice macro shot with great bokeh. Your focus away from the flower but to the leaves is intentional? I would prefer focus on the flower.

Perfect light control. tfs


Hai Tobpinai,

Santik bah gambar ko nie, tapi kalu sia perhati bogia nga, itu tear drops yang nampak macam dominan dalam gambar ko ni tau, macam kontras sama ko punya tajuk. Kontras antara warna sangat menarik, detail juga amat jelas pada ranting, daun, kucup bunga, tetapi kelihatan agak kabur pada kelopak bunga.



p/a jangan marah kio.

Salam Bro,

Bunga ni bro kalau photographer tak ambil gambar bunga ni tak sah jadi photographer..hehehe

Nice shot bro...sibuk masih ni bro..sorry lambat catch up.

c(")c(") Salam Hormat,

 CM

Ramdan Hi:
Marvelous color and amazing detail with the water. Your composition is impressively presented.
Wonderful note, as well
Congratulations, nicely done.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-08-16 20:41]

Salam Ramdan,
a lovely light play with great dark BG. The flower is very impressive and stunning. Well thought and well executed. Well taken opportunity and grabbed instantly. This allamanda is very photogenic compared when it is on the street.
Two water droplets are stunning.


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