Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-Winner Birma/Andy

A photo challenge starting January 5th 2009. One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Aster has been appointed moderator of this forum in recognition of her commitment to making it great fun. This does not prevent others from setting challenges!

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One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Participants should provide basic camera data (body, lens, ISO, mode, exposure over-ride or WB settings), and details of raw processing and subsequent PP.
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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby Birma » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:19 am

Hi Mike - I've done a few small prints of the Poppies for my wife's classroom. She is still deciding if the colour fits with the decor at home :)
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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby Ossie » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:52 am

Wonderful images here but Birma's poppies especially of the field are outstanding.

Where I live although an agricultural area any colour in fields is usually Rape seed or Linseed or Borage and so it was great surprise to come across a local seed developer cultivating a field of sweet peas. The scent from these was amazing.


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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby Birma » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:21 am

Wow Ossie! Astonishing :shock: . Looks like I've a new photo ambition to add to the list :) . Love those sweet pea pics.
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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby aster » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:27 pm

Ossie, what a field of joy! :D

I was as astonished as Birma when I sawmthe sweet pea field; the varying colours of the individual plants striked me first. Lovely!

Thanks for sharing.

Good luck on the Sweet Pea mission, Andy. :D I'm sure you'd make a legend of their shooting as well....


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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:48 pm

This isn't a fair challenge! We've got some masters of floral photography on PCA! And to top all that: I'm allergic to grasses :(

Just kidding of course (except about the allergies I'm affraid).

Great new subject Yildiz!

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby sury » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:02 pm

Fantastic contributions so far. This one is off to a good start.
At least this challenge will be stress free for me :) based on the posts so far.
All I am going to do is sit back and enjoy the contributions. :)
This is so out of (above - to be specific) my league. :D

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby aster » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:18 pm

sury wrote:Fantastic contributions so far. This one is off to a good start.
At least this challenge will be stress free for me :) based on the posts so far.
All I am going to do is sit back and enjoy the contributions. :)
This is so out of (above - to be specific) my league. :D

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Hi Sury, :)

Please don't undermine your photography skills with flowers. We've seen some nice contributions from you in other threads.: )

Can I interest you in photographing fishermen with rods in their hands perhaps? All you'll have to do is be easy on yourself and photograph those who are actually fishing. : )
Easy enough, no?

Here's the link to that challenge:
Fishermen Fishing with Rods / Salmon Fishing In The Yemen


Good luck! :D


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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby sury » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:57 pm

Yildiz,
Thank you for your kind words. I certainly will participate and my apprehension
was intended to be a compliment to all postings, albeit in my round about way.
These postings are certainly pushing me to try harder. :D

Thanks for pointing to the other challenge about fishermen. I will certainly will
take up that assignment as well, since I have a visit to beach area scheduled for
this Sunday. Perfect timing.

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:56 am

Sury, I reckon you among one of the floral masters on PCA. For this fact alone you have to contribute! ;-)

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby aster » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:41 am

sury wrote:Yildiz,
Thank you for your kind words. I certainly will participate and my apprehension
was intended to be a compliment to all postings, albeit in my round about way.
These postings are certainly pushing me to try harder. :D

Thanks for pointing to the other challenge about fishermen. I will certainly will
take up that assignment as well, since I have a visit to beach area scheduled for
this Sunday. Perfect timing.

With best regards,
Sury


Yes, I had a notion that you were complimenting the enetries, Sury... :D but I still wanted to make sure that you had and idea of what we thought of your work which really has changed in the due course of the past months.( I'm in no posistion to judge of course!) :)

Would only delight in seeing your work!

Mark expresses my thoughts exactly. : )

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby sury » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:33 am

mvanrheenen wrote:Sury, I reckon you among one of the floral masters on PCA. For this fact alone you have to contribute! ;-)


Mark,
I am humbled and honored by your kind sentiments. I will post some soon. :)

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby sury » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:35 am

Yes, I had a notion that you were complimenting the enetries, Sury... :D but I still wanted to make sure that you had and idea of what we thought of your work which really has changed in the due course of the past months.( I'm in no posistion to judge of course!) :)

Would only delight in seeing your work!

Mark expresses my thoughts exactly. : )

Yildiz[/quote]

Thank you.

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby sury » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:54 am

Here are some from the hike on Saturday. These are from "drier" (semi-arid)
California. From the state park north of Santa Cruz, California. Hopefully give
you balance with the lush greens you would typically see when we say fields.


I did not know till couple of days ago that an Artichoke if left on the plant, will bloom
into a (beautiful flower)

Artichoke Flower:
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Cactus Flower:
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Inspired by Andy (Birma), an Andy'esque field of wild flowers:
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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby aster » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:33 am

Hi Sury, :)

These are very nice. Artichoke is especially interesting. Like cauliflower when left on it is own it blooms into a spectacular flower. I'm glad Andyesque ventures are paying of as good shots. : )

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: NEW-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers/Fields"-ends Aug 30

Unread postby Birma » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:44 am

Very nice Sury - I like the Andy-esque flowers :)

Might you cactus flower be a Thistle?
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