A fuchsia (from my new hanging baskets) by phil_howcroft

A fuchsia (from my new hanging baskets)

This is s fuchsia from one of our 'new' hanging baskets (if you recall the I had the others stolen)

I was worried about doing a fuchsia that is mainly white against a white background, but I set my camera to aperture priority, selected a wide aperture, Auto white balance, set the AV compensation to +1.67 (two thirds) and then clicked a few shots

I put the saturation up a little in post processing.

The end result is quite pleasing. I'm pleased there is detail in the white petals.

I think I feel a fuchsia fest coming on as I have another plant that looks equally as nice

BTW : the white background is my garage door (they dangle down near the door)

wow. this is very beautiful.
July 20th, 2011  
So pretty!! :)
July 20th, 2011  
love fuschias Phil - normally I like the deep pink ones best, but this is pretty and works a treat against the wite background, great job in processing
July 20th, 2011  
Oooh yes!! Love it Phil! Hope you got these baskets secured well and truly....good for you to try again! A fave!
July 20th, 2011  
Love it! Beautiful, soft pink against the white background.
July 20th, 2011  
Beautiful!
July 20th, 2011  
That is so delicate and pretty, Phil. Hope your new baskets stay safe
July 20th, 2011  
Did you secure the baskets so they would not get stolen? Beautiful shot.
July 20th, 2011  
Pretty in pink.
July 20th, 2011  
This is such a delicate colour Phil & in wonderful detail too , lovely ! You can see why they are likened to ballerinas !
July 20th, 2011  
Fantastic against the white background (even a nott so romantic one!!) - what do you mean AV compensation? All that photo course and we didn't mention that!
July 20th, 2011  
Forgot to say Fave!
July 20th, 2011  
I could just look at this all day. A fave for sure. Its great that you've told us how you took this shot, makes it easier for when I copy your idea. :O)
July 20th, 2011  
..you done well balancing all your whites and fuchsias in one simple yet beautiful shot.. good work fella.
July 20th, 2011  
Gorgeous shot, your careful planning has paid dividends and great that you have got new baskets now. My dad loved fuchsias so this is a special trip down memory lane photo for me. Has to be a fav!
July 20th, 2011  
Simply beautiful Phil!!
July 20th, 2011  
great capture! lovely shot, love the fushia plants always :-)
July 20th, 2011  
About as perfect as you can get. Beautiful dreamy quality. Incredibly beautiful plant. Fav
July 21st, 2011  
We told you we liked it! Congrats on the pop page! :-)
July 21st, 2011  
Beautiful and gorgeous color!
July 21st, 2011  
This is beautiful!! FAV.
July 21st, 2011  
What a lovely, delicate shot. It looks so soft on that white background and those subtle pinks. Nicely done.
July 21st, 2011  
Gorgeous shot! Fave!
July 21st, 2011  
@sparkle thanks Juliette, I was really pleased with the final result
July 21st, 2011  
@cornbread10 Angie thank you for your very kind words
July 21st, 2011  
@Cherrill cheers for the pop page comment cherrrill, I very rarely browse that page...I think I have only been on it twice before ...nice for you to tell me :)
July 21st, 2011  
@swilde sue thanks for your dreamy words...your praise of my image is very much appreciated :)
July 21st, 2011  
@whippeteer cheers Frances, it was difficult to get right 'in camera', but I just did what I've picked up over the years :)
July 21st, 2011  
@nimi @samantherzz @ronah @timandelke @deens @ronah @sleepdozer57 @guifam @judithg @nimi @timandelke @happypat @miley89 @seattle @anron @kerristephens

thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments,faves and helping me make a rare appearance on the PP
July 21st, 2011  
BEAUTIFUL!
July 22nd, 2011  
Exquisite!
July 22nd, 2011  
Gorgeous shot! So well done and very nice of you to explain how you did it! Fav.
July 22nd, 2011  
Fantastic shot! Loving the white on white. Very delicate.
July 22nd, 2011  
Beautiful!!!
July 22nd, 2011  
So beautiful. Congrats on the PP!
July 22nd, 2011  
@deniseescovino @roejan @alia_801 @snipsnap @hiddencreek @egad

thanks for all your kind comments, it's surprising what being on the PP does for new visitors to your pages :) , many thanks again
July 22nd, 2011  
FANTASTIC!! A favorite for me!
July 24th, 2011  
Ooh!! Fave fave fave!!
July 27th, 2011  
Cant stop looking at this photo! beautiful
August 21st, 2011  
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