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The Cosmos Shallop

The Cosmos Shallop
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Copyright: Mushtaq Hussain (mushtaqhussain) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 62 N: 3007] (13921)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-16
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Unique POV [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-24 12:27
Viewed: 1668
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Folks

This was the day that I drove the children to Hanna Valley which is our sole recreation place and escape from city craziness!! however while coming back I spotted some road side cosmos and did some snaps.
Here I intentionally used wider aperture but higher shutter to compensate the wind in order to get some dreamy effect around the popped one pink cosmos flower.

Thank you very much for visiting.
My Best Regards.

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Salam Aziz Dostum,
Son derece etkileyici ve göze hoş gelen bir çekim ve sunum.Işık ve renkler muhteşem.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-10-24 13:28]

Hi Mushtaq,
I adore cosmos. This flower is so ethereal!
Excellent focus letting the others in a nice blur.
Pretty good photo of wide nature! Annie

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-10-24 13:40]

HI Mushtag, what a little lonesome beauty along the roadside which you have seen. It is so delicate, wonderfully composed.I love the blurry background. Very nicely framed, too.
Have a good week, dear friend
Regards Rose

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-10-24 13:43]

Hi Mushtaq,
What a demonstration of shallow focusing!
You succeeded to emerge a single flower in sharp focusing against a blurred green BG.
Very neat work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-10-24 16:32]

Hi Mushtaq,

Selective focus is always an interesting exercise, and this works well. Your main subject is is well placed in the frame and sharp. The blurring in the background creates an almost abstract impression.

Best regards,

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-10-24 16:49]

dear Mushtaq,
I feel comfortable breeze of early autumn, and delightful light in September too,
lovely composition and pretty colors are superb,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-10-24 18:50]

Boa noite Mushtaq
great to have you back...and your good nature mood always very singular. Love the bg and that little flower on focus. Your note is very interesting to me. thanks.
Life goes on with all its sadness / joy, pain/ hapiness..., um abraço

Superb lighting, mood and Dof! The color is stunning with perfect focus- lovely shot my friend!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-10-24 21:58]


quelle finesse, quelle image, ces fleurs dans ce décor, ces tiges qu font un effet de fuyance, grandisoe captage.

Bravo et amitié


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10640)
  • [2010-10-24 22:48]

Salaam Mushtaq,
Yes, here I find the lonely cosmos and it is lonely like me that is enjoying the autumn winds. Here you did well focus the one, in beautiful bokeh of the rest, charming and TFS.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-10-25 1:51]

Salaam Mushtaq!
A wonderful composition. I love how you captured the scene: focus on the pink flower, the protagonist of the image, and bokeh effect around!
Splendid warm colours.
Perfect frame.
Very well done my friend.
ciao! Vanda

Good Morning Mushtaq,

Your intention has been thoroughly fulfilled!
The photograph has a dreaminess about it, from the blurred but pleasing b/g. The single, sharp flower is a star, and nicely positioned in frame!
Something like his would make an excellent pattern for material.

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

Hi Mushtaq
wonderful and artistic presentation.
fabulous soft colors.
the image was well captured and composed with the blurry field at BG enhancing the clarity of a single pretty pink flower.

Hello mon ami Mustaq,

Quelle brassée de couleurs! Subtile émotion pour ce cosmos glorieux lové dans ce superbe BG flou.
Excellent cadrage et encadrement.
Agréable semaine à vous. Merci.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-10-25 3:59]

Hi Mushtaq...
Nice shot with so nice focus...
Beautiful presentation...

There you go Mushtaq , must have been difficult to get that one in focus with the sway of it in the breeze , congrats on this one , well as in your previous posting the light is as fabulous , the most important aspect here is that you pinned the whole flower just as it should appear: neatly captured and whole ( alright ,i like them that way ,,,no surprise ,,, he he ) as i often remark and do myself you framed your subject in line with the environment it evolves , here it is as evocative surrounded by its peers as it could be in a tighter close-up , the cosmos is a formidable flower that makes for terrific photographs i reckon,
thanks for sharing my friend and be prudent out there with the family,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-10-25 9:50]

Hello Mushtag :)

Flowers cosmos on background gentle it grows green it looks delightfully.
Pretty composition in perfect and very showy realization...congratulations!

Best wishes.

Salam Mushtaq,

The Cosmos flower is emerging as a 'hero'!
Great light and perfectly managed exposure for such kind of shot.
I like the focus on the flower where the other fallen heroes add to the overall mood into the capture.
Great sharpness and well chosen POV too.
Good job!

best regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-10-25 11:27]

Hi Mushtaq,beautiful composition and colurs.Like a painting.TFS.Necla.

ASAK, Mushtaq. A elegant and artistic composition with contrast , depth of field and excellent exposure. The colors have tones, varying hues, texture. A befitting tribute to cosmos flowers. Cheers.

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  • shams (26)
  • [2010-10-28 3:01]

awesome capture!

Mushtaq Bhai Zabardast,

Well focus with super color composition, very nice DOF.
Background on your subject is looking amazing.



Hi mushtaq. I like the way this picture was captured. The tact sharp focus is stunning and the razor thin DoF allows the blurry and yet defined background be seen in a 3D manner. Good depth and fine graphism.
Regards - Jusni

CiaOo Mushtaq

A delicate colour palette is well reproduced!
The composition works well with the stem in the diagonal, close-up work is fine with a good focus on the subject...


Sergio ♥

Hello Mushtaq, thanks for explaining how you achieved this effect,it was very successful imo.
The Cosmos flower stands out perfectly against the blurred bg.
An excellent presentation.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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