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Check out the stem and leaves of this tiny bloom...

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2012 - 11:41 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Deceptive Bloom
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:6 Mar 2013 - 8:05 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:09 AM

Very nice babs...

Dave

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:10 AM

wonderful detail barbara brilliant colours and tones not sure about the spikey bit's a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:13 AM

Must be the female of the species, beautiful but spiky! A great image Barbara, excellently captured!

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 - 8:15 AM

Pin sharp detail and great colour
Steve

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Canonshots
6 Mar 2013 - 8:15 AM

Reminds me of Goethe's poem (set by Schubert) about the boy and the rose -

"But the youth, impatient, culled
Rose among the heather.
Rose stung sharply as he pulled
But her days, alas, were told;
Wounded both together."

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:18 AM

Very beautiful and lovely image,Barbara,very well done,
saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1025 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM

One way tio stop the local kids picking your flowers... Wink
Moira

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:37 AM

Some of the most alluring beauties can also be spiky. Nice shot.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

Bit prickly
and a lovely shot Barbara
Lillian

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:41 AM

Good to see a bit of colours this morning Barbara, certainly look spiky
Regards Richard

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

A few spikes guarding the beauty!
Joan.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 9:00 AM

Beautiful floral shot and presentation, Barbara: detail and colours perfect.
Ronnie.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 9:18 AM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 9:25 AM

Super image Barbara, excellent detail and colours

Hugh

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43930 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 9:42 AM

Ideal flowers to give the OH on the occasion of the divorce, I guess.Grin
Any idea what they are, Barbara?

Malc

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 9:59 AM

Looks a bit like an osteospermum, Barbs, they are in flower here at present. Osteo leaves are very similar, but not usually so spikey. Carol

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 10:00 AM

Yikes........... would fancy arranging them bad boy'sTongueTongue
Lovely image BarbaraGrin
Diane

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Mar 2013 - 10:08 AM

Lovely photo of these deceptive but beautiful flowers Barbara !!

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digital_boi
6 Mar 2013 - 10:39 AM

painful if you grabbed one for sure good detail trust you are on the mend

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 10:42 AM

A wonderful floral composition with a nasty surprise.. Great colour and detail Barbara.

Regards NathanGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 11:07 AM

Nicely composed

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 11:33 AM

Lovely 'triple' arrangement, Barbara. Definitely best photographed in situ Smile

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 11:44 AM

Deceptive indeed - such a stunning flower but hands off!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 11:54 AM

A lovely cheery image today Barbara.

Best Matt

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
6 Mar 2013 - 12:05 PM

Excelente detalles y colores.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 12:12 PM

Sharp and well detailed with a pretty pastel colour and quite beautiful

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achieverswales
6 Mar 2013 - 12:49 PM

They are well protected with those spines Barbara, love the composition.

Regards

Trev.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 1:15 PM

It does look rather deceptive, with the lovely flowers, yet spiky leaves! Lovely capture, Barbs, and very nicely presented Smile
Trev Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 2:06 PM

The stem looks very prickly. But such a lovely bloom.......Sandy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 2:14 PM

Lovely and bright, like it a lot.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 2:22 PM

A bit of colour and a bit of nasty. I wouldn't like to grab a handful of these.

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User_Removed
6 Mar 2013 - 3:41 PM

Super image Barbara.
Alf.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 3:49 PM

Ouch! That one doesn't want to be a cut flower!

Anne

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 3:52 PM

A lovely image Barbs,would not like to touch those spikes..Lin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 4:20 PM

No casual picking of those flowers! Lovely image though.

Ann

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
6 Mar 2013 - 4:57 PM

Looks a little prickly, but the flowers are beautiful ... Carol Grin

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JohnChambersPhotography

Look but don't touch looking at those stems, nicely capture Barbara,

John

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4611 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 5:07 PM

Great shot !!!.....lovely clarity !!!!!

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 5:41 PM

Very nice vignetting and the matching frame border is a nice touch.
-=\Walter

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 5:46 PM

Fascinating Barbara.

John Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 5:59 PM

Nice, sharp focus, love the colors!

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 6:19 PM

A Beautiful image with lovely detail and colourSmile
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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 - 6:19 PM

A wonderful image Barbara, superb detail and colour Smile
Jan

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 - 6:33 PM

Lovely composition and image, Barbara.

P.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 7:15 PM

A super image, nicely composed

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 6:27 AM

Excellent

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 2:13 PM

It seems to say, just look, don't mess up with me. Lovely compo and presentation.

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Ayoob
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8 Mar 2013 - 1:01 PM

Gorgeous shot ,Barbara......Grin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 12:14 AM

Roll on spring!
Love the fine detail here!

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