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Daisy (I)

Daisy (I)
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My photos >= 100 points part II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-08 6:54
Viewed: 3332
Points: 120
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We've severe stroms going almost continuous for past one week, and still going on.
Not much to do outside :(
So, your garden or neighbour's garden can serve good object to take photos in-between when storms are stopped :D
There is no doubt that I love flowers, and love to take there pictures in every possible form.
This daisy plant, I took almost 100s of photo, and not one is alike to second.
It also gave me a good chance to practice lot of various exposures, DOF and get really artistic shots of daisy flowers.
So, you can say its a Daisy mania for now..hehe
These are simple shasta daisy flowers.
What I admired is their capability to sustain in storms...
I felt sad looking at their wounds after hail storm, but next day they were back staright...
I was sad when they were almost on ground in heavy rains, but next day they were back staright...
What a wonderful world, and beautiful daisy :)

Tech talk:
Morning indirect light, and too much windy situation (almost 15-20 miles).
Need lot of patience to wait for that little moment when wind slows down for a seconds.
I used 400 ISO with larger shutter speed to get this shot.
Focus on one flower, and rest all gradually blurr.
Little curve adjustment, and with Neat Image Digital Noise reduction.

Have a wonderful Sunday
There is a flower, a little flower With silver crest and golden eye, That welcomes every changing hour, And weathers every sky.
Author: James Montgomery

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Hello Vandana!
Perfect focus and beautiful flowers!
Great colours and and lovely your point of view!
Best regards!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-06-08 7:11]

Hola Vandana,
precioso trabajo y foco,
buena composición y detalles.
colores, agradable pov.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-06-08 7:25]

Another nice flower shot, Vandana. Technically near-perfect (as always I dare say) but I have one nit-pick: though in general I prefer wide aspect shots, in this one I'd crop more from the right and a bit from the bottom to avoid (most of) the two unsharp ones on the right. To my liking, there is a bit too much empty space in the compo you used.
But hey, that's just my 2 cents.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-08 7:36]

Hi Vandana

Good repetition of the daisies, with the dark bg making the colours 'pop;, and accentuating the graphism. Well done!

Hola amiga.
Buenos detalles y excepcional colorido, muy bien tratado.
Buen bg y encuadre.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2008-06-08 8:10]

Hi Vandana,
These daisies are splendid! I can't mine to come out!
The sharpness and details are amazing, wonderful colours and POV.
Very well done

Hi Vandana
first of all an happy sunday to you
thanks for this beautiful flowered shot
very nice and great in foreground and lightness

this is beautiful vandana :)
love the depth and colors
excellent sharpness and control


Hello Vandana

Beautiful look of these daisies.
beautiful post and great theme
a look of high quality,
beautiful colours, perfect clarity and sharpnes,
nicely blured bg,


impressive and beautiful flower photo,Well composition,Clearly subject,Well capture moment in real condition,Sharpness overall on subject,Good color and good bokeh.Interesting work,TFS.

Hi Vandana,

Yes, I see, this is the way to do it - I just have to practise a bit more.
Indeed, a lovely picture!


Hello Vandana,
What a wonderful daisies and what a wonderful capture of daisies...
Selahattin E

Just amazingly sharp Vandana! Really excellent work on this one! love the DOF on this shot! Could be a little bit more bright, but that's just me! or maybe my monitor! Good work!

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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2008-06-08 12:41]

nice shot............white subject with the dark background give very cool look. mine one is coming up in couple of dayz in purple shade. but I dont think so that it can compete with urs.

hope to see ya

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-06-08 13:10]

Hello Vandana,Wonderful image of these beautiful flowers.
Regards Rose

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-06-08 13:28]

Hello Vandana,

that is really beautiful!! an impressing composition and a very interesting picture with that interesting color.
Best regards.


superb sharpness and details you captured Vandana, the beauty of the Daisy pretty stands out from the shallow DOF.well captured.

Love the composition, DOF and the BG that enhances the flowers.

Excellent composition and focus on the one daisy! Very well done, as always, Vandana!
Best regards,

hello Vanadana ji
lovely presentation of one of the most beautiful flower.
Crystel sharp and focused. lovely golden covered with soothing white.
nice Depth of field
nice Dark BG
Thanks for sharing

Manuj Mehta


enfoque y composición bien logrados te felicito

Excellent shot. Nice use of DOF. Nice angle.

Personally, I would have liked a little more brightness. Please check workshop I have posted..




Hi Vandana,
beautiful daisies, you can make daisy chain sometimes, sometimes they tell you if she/he loves me or loves me not, sometimes you can have them as a camomile tea:)
beautiful colours, perfect clarity and sharpnes,
nicely blured bg,
welldone and tfs,
:) ltr

Hello Vandana,
You doing great capturing this flowers my friend.Like me sometime i also took many of shoot in different angle,different perspective,different DOF and etc in one subject.But this one is good enough for me.I'm impressed with the details here,the sharpness,the contrast of the color and light and the DOF too.Amazingly good!one of a kind shot my friend.Well done.


Thanks for the wonderful critiques on my "CAT Episod 1" picture.

Hello Vandana
Nice flower composition and beautiful colours and frame!
Excellent done my dear friend!
You realy begin to be a Fower Queen !
Smiles and have a good Sunday


Excellent dof my friend. Lovely image.

hello dear vandana
how r u!

very lovely shot
very nice focus and dof
good colors and whites on dark bg
good pov
i like the sharpness and clarity


Hi Vandana,

Beautiful capture, especially I like the different focus of the flowers from in your composition. TFS

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-06-09 4:24]

Great focus work Vandana. I love the single daisy taking the foreground with lovley detail and all his friends gradually blurring back, Lovley whites . I agree I love the strength these beauties have to withstand the volatile weather. Excellent.
Warm Regards

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-06-09 4:26]

Hi Vandana
The keen fotograpger like you can create marvels from vey little. Great detail and texture

Superb flower arrangement Vandana.
With expert focus and composition.
Love the diffuse lighting.
Well done.
- Vincent

hi vandana, excellent point of view, great depth of field and colors, a nice post.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-06-09 9:54]

Hi Vandana,
Very great shot of these daisies with perfect focus and details clear. A real beauty. Thanks

Wonderfull image Vandana,
greeat details and light, excellent work,
very nice composition...


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-06-09 14:47]

Hello Vandana:)
Great capture, well composed and very nice choice of DOF.
Well done:)
:) later

Hallo Vandana.
Good looking picture of this Margriet flower.

hello Vandana,

beauty in the field.. a lovely shot again.. well capture with good focus and sharp detail.. love it. very well done.

regards, terry

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-06-10 4:15]

Hello Vandana
Your Daisy's are very strong to handle all sorts of June weather :) Ours have yet to come out.. we are just a few weeks behind you guys!

Very pretty DOF and sharpness... Hope your weather improves! Heard of a twister outside Chicago yesterday! Yikes


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-06-10 4:43]

Very sweet and simple -- and remember: "daisies never tell" :)
I like the light here and the details in the flower are superb

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful composition,congratulation.
Best regards,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-06-10 6:10]

wonderful delicate compo.


Hi Vandana:
I really like the idea of the focus on one flower here, it really makes the flower pop out nicely and enhances the stereo effect. the focus is razor sharp on the flower and the colours are rich with a nice defused light.. well done ...Thanks .Roman:0)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-06-10 14:53]

Hello my dear...

Great shot of the little flowers, I love the details here, so fine and clear, great contrast and colours too... a perfect shot for a greeting card, :D so you going to create one with it? :P

Have a nice day,


Hello Vandana, lovely capture of the daisies. The middle one very sharp and the other with lens blur. I like this, making the middle one prominent.
Very sharp, even though you were in the wind.
Every time we are ready to press on the shutter when photographing flowers, the wind starts blowing. Murphy's law!

Cheers, Yan :)

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-06-10 22:21]

Hi Vandana,
Wonderful shot of these daisies. The focus and detail is very good. Excellent sharp colors and great pov.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-06-11 0:30]

Fantastic!! My favorite flower and just an excellent picture! I love this. TFS and have a great day!

Hi Vandana,
High contrast with stunning effect ... black background and white flower ... perfect combination. You've captured this well using just enough DOF to showcase the flowers. Well composed ... excellent work! tfs

Hi dear friend,
beautiful posting with your special touch in it.
Lovely textures and light in it.
A pleasure to admire it.
Best wishes,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-06-11 9:10]

hi Vandana

Very good use of DOF for this macro shot, really nicely spaced apart with the front sharp flower taking a lead. Nice muted background.

tfs, bill

Hello Vandana
Great focus,lovely daisy.
Excellent perspective with good point of view.
Well done my friend.TFS

Hello Vandana!
Another excellent shot!Well done!

Hi Vandana,
This is a wonderful example of selective focusing. Superb. I have nothing but full of praises. Greetings! Danilo

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  • viawia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
  • [2008-06-11 13:31]

A very beautiful composition of the shasta daisies vandana. I also like daisy shots but I am not as good as you when capturing white flowers. This is excellent and I like the way you composed it to blur all but the daisy in front. Well done!


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-06-11 13:32]

ciao vandana...bellissimo scatto..ottimo soggetto..bel pov...grande composizione e ottima macro...complimenti.

Hello Vandana,
Fantastic shot of my favorite flower, excellent
composition and very good pov, beautiful colors, nice
clarity, superb sharpness and good depth of field, well

Hi Vandana, splendid daisies, perfect focus with lovely blurry BG, good details ad excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Vandana,
I love very much daisies....
Wonderful contrast background and lighty shot...
Nice composition, good details.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi Vandana.Beautiful daisy and beautiful macro.
Best regards, Bosko.

Hello Vandana,

Pin sharp details in the central flower!
Even the dust on the white petals is visible, hehehe...
Effective point of view and the subject stands out well on the blurry back!

Pablo -

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-26 9:53]

The sharpness and details are amazing, wonderful colours and POV.Well done.

Great Shot!

The outline of the flower in focus speaks a lot of the sharpness which in one word is "amazing" !
Also the amount of light in the pic is just right to give that calm and composed effect!
Great shot in all.


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