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For Viktor


Last week in a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

He wanted me to capture the back-lit flower without the butterfly.


For Viktor


Last week in a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

He wanted me to capture the back-lit flower without the butterfly.


comments (42)

Looks a bit like a thistle.

I love the light. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thistles all over the place, yes, John! I have grown to love them, especially when they're in bloom. Years ago I even did a stitchery of them for my MIL! smile Thanks.
Oh Ginnie, I love this one! A likey in every way.
Ginnie Hart: You have made my day, Mary. Thank you kindly.
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 17 Sep 2008, 01:32
nice shot! nice rimlight on these silhouetted 'plants' ( sorry, i don't know what they're called.. grin )
Ginnie Hart: They're thistles, Rian, or better known as weeds, I'm sure. But I have always loved them. Thanks.
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 17 Sep 2008, 03:22
Amazing! Nuff said!!!
Ginnie Hart: Your "nuff said" is always enough, Ada. Thank you!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 17 Sep 2008, 03:29
A very pleasant shot, dear, but it lacks the pure magic of the "Field of Dreams".
Ginnie Hart: Oh well, Viktor. We win some and we lose some! But I had fun anyway. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Sep 2008, 04:02
Ha!
Who says thistles are just loathsome weeds!

Beautiful work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ray! Who says??!! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 17 Sep 2008, 04:06
So pretty, Ginnie...you know me, I'm glad he requested it without a butterfly.
smile
Ginnie Hart: He still wasn't totally thrilled, Sherri, but it was in the collection of Farm Day photos, so I decided to use it. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 17 Sep 2008, 06:18
The thistle the farmers pest and the photographer friend
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Vintage. smile
Love the backlight and great processing! No need for a butterfly in this one ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gina, for stopping by again!
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 07:22
I love this shot Ginniesmile
The tones and the detail are stunning.
Well done Musketeersmile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Musketeer. Thank you.
Nice backlight Ginnie and perfect metering. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bram.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Sep 2008, 08:05
Yes, I like the backlight, too, and the atmosphere of such a warm late-summer-evening! Looking at those flowers (a kind of thistle?) and their surroundings I always have to imagine bees and butterflies and... "alles kreucht und fleucht" (all is creeping and flying)!
Ginnie Hart: HA! "Alles kreucht und fleucht." I really like that, Philine. Thank you. smile
I like this but I like the butterfly one even more.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Bill, truth be known. But don't tell VZ.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Sep 2008, 09:11
My kind of image Ginnie smile Great use of light and DOF. Beautiful light in the buds.

Have a nice day!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Frida. Thank you kindly.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 17 Sep 2008, 10:04
Love the green tones to the image. Well done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie.
Ha! VZ is becoming a bit thorny ... in the nicest of possible ways of course.
;-) ;-) richard
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Richard, you're right. grin
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 17 Sep 2008, 11:10
I do love the thistle, especially when backlit. There is a melancholy here too that I appreciate.
Ginnie Hart: A melancholy. Yes, Ruth, I think you're right. Thanks for that good word today.
Oh yes, you've done it again Ginnie, go to the top of the class.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You know how to make my day, Brian (and make me blush). Thanks.
I like this Ginnie. Welldone.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sesan.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 13:02
Oh flower of Scotland......
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought of that, Padraig, but maybe you're right. At least a relative! smile
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 13:38
are you saying that Viktor is a prickly thistle Ginnie? lol

mal
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. You didn't hear ME say that, Mal. grin
How beautiful Ginnie - your work is getting better and better! smile
Ginnie Hart: I'll take that as a compliment, Jen. smile Thanks.
This pictures has a very good dof, and light.Bye
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Enfome.
Nice lighting here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
The beauty of thistles. Just don't kneel on another as you shoot as I have done.
Very good shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll keep that in mind, Michael. But truth be known, because of a bum knee, I almost never kneel any more, so maybe I'm safe! smile
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 16:39
Can't make up my mind which is better! Both very lovely indeed Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I'll take that as a compliment, Deji. smile Thanks.
  • Donica
  • Belgium
  • 17 Sep 2008, 16:58
You know I don't always like the muted tones but this shot is fantastic!! Maybe it is because of the melancholy feel as Ruth mentioned. I would love to see this on a wall in a nice frame smile
Ginnie Hart: I think that could be arranged, Donica and I do take that as a big compliment. Maybe this should be one of the 5 I get from WHCC?!
I like this sort of low-sun backlighting Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm beginning to like it more and more, Chris, and to actually look for it! Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 17 Sep 2008, 18:21
Ginnie ... very nice .. the lens flares makes a great mood
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Klaus. I love it when the lens does that. smile
Very nice, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, thank you, kind sir.
  • Picturit
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Sep 2008, 19:22
Prachtig tegen-licht (backlight), the tones are just a delight, a joy for the eye, postcard quality again.
Ginnie Hart: Ontzettend bedankt, Astrid. So glad you like it.
Beautiful tones. This I like.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kunle!
  • mary
  • 17 Sep 2008, 20:03
Oh Ginnie, that is so beautiful!!!
Ginnie Hart: Oh Mary! Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Sep 2008, 20:20
The scottish national flower is a beaut. As always I like a good backlit picture and this is great.
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought of the Scottish national flower until someone else mentioned it, Louis. When we were in the Highlands a few years ago, we actually brought some plastic thistles home and have them displayed in a beautiful spot. They always warm my heart. Thanks for the reminder.
  • Travis
  • United States
  • 17 Sep 2008, 21:13
You made your fans very happy with this one...me included. Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Travis, for stopping by and commenting! That means a lot to me.
  • Albert
  • Spain
  • 17 Sep 2008, 22:07
Wonderful Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 22:36
Love the green - straight out of the enchanted garden ;o)
Ginnie Hart: It sure FELT enchanted, Mike! Thank you.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 22:51
The backlighting on the thistles and the blurry little circles are what make this special for me. Lovely shot Ginnie.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. Thank you, Ingrid!
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 18 Sep 2008, 06:51
Nice tones with clear details.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Arash, again.
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 18 Sep 2008, 16:14
nice Ginnie. what kind of flowers are these? and are those thorns??
Ginnie Hart: They're thistles of some sort, Claire...that's all I know. I didn't get close enough to see if they were prickly, though.
Very nice - I love the rim of light smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aksel.
lovely light inside...
great dof too...

nice one

regards from indonesia

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