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Many thank for you kind and witty remarks and the votes on the grotty door . More to come from Marrans Smile

This big bud belongs to a very big wildflower near the mozzy lake it vaguely resembles hogweed but is much bigger. Maybe some among you know more. I was fascinated with the giant, baggy buds.

Update: we got the rain now, after 7 weeks of nothing we got torrential rain. Just like you in Britain, only here there is plenty of empty dams and river beds to take it.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Budding Party Popper
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:26 Sep 2012 - 9:07 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Lake, Mud, Wildlife / nature
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:14 PM

Good pov here, Annette, a strange looking plant but excellent shapes, textures and tones. Two interesting versions but v1 has so much interesting detail it gets my vote outright.

Dave

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:18 PM

I was thinking the same as Dave -- a very interesting and creative POV. Very nice images all. I like v3 for a fanciful creation but I think my favorite is V1.
-=\Walter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:20 PM

I have no idea what this plant is but captured as you have it looks quite impressive.
I too tend to like the original at V 1 the best although V 3 is a quite artistic presentation.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:22 PM

I think is is wonderful observation Annette. Your manipulations are in no way an improvement on the original.

Albert

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:13 PM

V1 for me.
Matt

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 10:27 PM

Lovely sharp image Annette V1 for me
Jim

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:29 PM

What a wonderful bud.
Interesting effects in version 3 but it sits well in it's natural skin
in V1. The colour and texture of the bud is just lovely.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2168 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:45 PM

Beautiful and interesting
NettaSmile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:12 PM

Yes,certainly a strange looking one here annette !!
Good set,and go for V1.
Mick.

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Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:51 PM

Is it a Triffid?Wink
V1 for me.
Cliff

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
26 Sep 2012 - 11:59 PM

Oh beaten to it - sure looks like a Triffid to me Wink V1 is stunning and v3 is wonderfully artistic, so they will have to share the vote ... Carol Grin

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 340 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 12:28 AM

Just stunning covers it................


Paul.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 12:50 AM

Being somewhat of a naturalist, i will stick with v1 and wonder what it might be-- I would have mentioned Giant Hogweed-- but.......

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Deep_Bhatia
27 Sep 2012 - 2:40 AM

Well seen and captured, Annette.Deep

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 5:50 AM

Looks like a daucus carota, or wild carrot, Annette, and I love the timing of the capture against the sky, especially V.1. Carol

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 7:14 AM

V1 for me Annette, an interesting subject and captured from a great pov. Not so keen on V2 however, a little bit "in your face"

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:00 AM


Quote: V1 for me Annette, an interesting subject and captured from a great pov

I quite agree

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:00 AM

It looks like an alien Annette! I'd have thought giant hogweed too - which is extremely poisonous. V1 for me. I hope Chris is recovering!
Ann

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:09 AM

If it looks like Hogweed but very much bigger, it is almost certain to be Giant Hogweed. If so, for heaven's sake don't touch it!!!! You'd do yourself and a great many others a huge favour it you use Roundup weedkiller on the newly emerging plant next Spring as it spreads like wildfire. Touching it at any stage of its growth causes massive skin problems. Local authorities over here are working hard to eliminate it.

Goodness, almost forgot to say, fab image!!

Ann

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:26 AM

this is a real find .... gorgeous image

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom991 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM

Impressive - it has the look of a resin sculpture.
Moira

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CaroleS
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27 Sep 2012 - 9:48 AM

Great pov - I like the natural form of V1.
Carole

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:40 AM

Lovely detail Annette, nicely isolated against the sky and perfectly exposed. My preference is au naturel as in v1.

Cheers

Gerry

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 11:24 AM

Very interesting POV Annette. It really helps to give emphasis to the image. V1 for me.
Ron

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digital_boi
27 Sep 2012 - 11:28 AM

from this pov looks like something from the war of the worlds V1 for me fine detail and texture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 11:40 AM

Has to be v1......I think it is a triffid blossomSmile
What ever it is, v1 makes it look very imposing a stately.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
27 Sep 2012 - 1:46 PM

V1. for me very good detail and nice colour, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
27 Sep 2012 - 5:13 PM

An impressive shot.
love it.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 5:23 PM

V1 for me too, love the colours and detail! Cracking imageGrin
Diane

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 6:01 PM

V1 all the way for me Annette, the natural touch Wink

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 9:13 PM

I'm pretty sure its Wild Angelica, Annette, which you can see here.
I like the way you've captured the shape of the bud against the sky.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 8:59 AM

What an unusual bud! V1 today... IB

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