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Maybe not quite a circle but you get my drift.
I can't remember this flower's name - please let me know you experts.
Thanks to all for looking in at Bark & Sunflower. A big thank you to Fred for his generous User Award.
The brolly was from an Avon catalogue in case the girls want to know.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2014 - 1:20 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Circle of Life
Username:Irishkate Irishkate
Uploaded:28 Aug 2014 - 9:44 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Hoverfly, Osterospermum
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 9:45 AM

The way that stem is so bent this flower was really chasing the light, a great shot Kate. - Gary

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Shaji84
28 Aug 2014 - 9:46 AM

Quite an interesting picture there! Especially with the circle Smile

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 9:47 AM

Good picture, Kate.
I thought it might be a type of Cosmos but I'm not going to guess because I'm bound to be wrong!

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digital_boi
28 Aug 2014 - 9:52 AM

good one Kate nice dof detail and the wee visitor cast a tad of shadow its all here

Graham

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 9:56 AM

A beautiful osteospermum, Kate, and I love both the curved stem and the tiny visitor, great spot and capture. Carol

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barbarahirst
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28 Aug 2014 - 10:13 AM

Works well.....

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Aug 2014 - 10:35 AM

I like this image Kate - excellent

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 10:38 AM

This is superb Kate, lovely depth of colour and a wonderful composition.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 12:08 PM

Super Kate, like the title, really like this a lotSmile

Cliff

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 12:23 PM

Beautifully graceful lines in this. It looks a bit like an osteospermum to me.

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rontear
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28 Aug 2014 - 12:23 PM

Landing zone KateSmile
Ron

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 12:46 PM

Stands out well Kate.
And surprised to hear Avon is still on the go.
I have not had an Avon girl knocking on my door for years !!
Mick.

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peekay2001
28 Aug 2014 - 1:07 PM

a great find and perfectly captured..

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 1:32 PM

Seems to be curling into the light - well captured Kate.
Carole

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Daisymaye
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28 Aug 2014 - 1:39 PM

Such a lovely image.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 1:45 PM

A very pretty flower and love the curve as it reaches for the light.
Joan

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 2:33 PM

a delightful slice of life here!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 2:34 PM

I see Carol has ID'd it for you, Kate.
Doesn't whether it's coming or going, a bit like myself these days.
And it lovely shot it is.
R.

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28 Aug 2014 - 2:44 PM

IT IS DAINTY QUIRKY AND SUPERB well taken



billy

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28 Aug 2014 - 3:47 PM

Not only a beautiful composition but I also like that the colours of the fly are repeated in the colours of the inner part of the flower (don't know what that is called in English Wink). Smile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4660 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 3:50 PM

Lovely shot !!.....love the shapes & clarity in this beauty !!Smile

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28 Aug 2014 - 4:59 PM

Nice Image Kate. I like it a lot!

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netta1234
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28 Aug 2014 - 6:22 PM

Yes Kate I do like this one a lotSmile
nettaSmile

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 8:27 PM

Well spotted, Kate... a remarkable image, very well exposed.

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janlea
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28 Aug 2014 - 9:21 PM

A really beautiful capture Kate, I like it a lot Smile
Jan

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Fred263
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28 Aug 2014 - 9:42 PM

Stunning image, Kate. Great colours , textures & comp. Perfectly presented.

Fred

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28 Aug 2014 - 10:13 PM

Superb Kate - very well seen and captured
Jason

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fazzer
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28 Aug 2014 - 10:34 PM

Great title and really nicely taken using the exposure control and dof to highlight the flower and fly perfectly
Regards SmileSmileSmile

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Lynniesefforts
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29 Aug 2014 - 1:11 AM

That is beautiful Kate..one of my many favourite flowers, I have them growing here in a big pot, but don't know the name of them either... a lovely image with the critter as well.

Lynette GrinGrin

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29 Aug 2014 - 9:48 PM

Perfect title for the perfect picture. Great workGrin
Ryan

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