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On Saturday I played around a bit with some Hibiscus flowers Smile
V2 - four in a row Smile
Thanx so much for all the comments and votes on the sitting cow yesterday - we enjoyed reading them SmileGrin
Have a great day and week !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2013 - 3:47 PM
Focal Length:29.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:Common Hibiscus
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 3:15 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Hibiscus
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:21 AM

Hi Herman, I like the simplicity of V1 best. Once again, I like the flower on the glossy black surface with the dark reflection. The composition, detail and color really are beautiful. We seem to be on opposite schedules.......you are getting going as I get ready to go to bed, but we seem to submit most of the time around the same time.

Peter

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gallero
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18 Mar 2013 - 3:21 AM

Maravillosa.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:26 AM

Beautiful flower image. I like v1.

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Ayoob
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18 Mar 2013 - 4:05 AM

Two gorgeous shot with beautiful reflection , light........Grin

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jaktis
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18 Mar 2013 - 5:28 AM

Lovely presentations

Peter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:29 AM

It may be common, Herman, but such beautiful flowers, and I love V.2. Carol

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:52 AM

Nice concept and beautiful realization. Wonderful, George.Grin

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1122 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 5:55 AM

Wow Herman, an awesome image... your best to date.... V1 my best

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:41 AM

Luvverley shot Herman and a great reflection.

Andy

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Caziwinkles
18 Mar 2013 - 6:47 AM

Herman - these are amazing. Truly outstanding. V1 for me in it's simplicity. Smile

Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:53 AM

Excellent work

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 3254 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
18 Mar 2013 - 6:54 AM

I love these flowers, ours are not out yet. I am drawn more to V2, but both are beautiful.

Harriet

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longhoss
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:17 AM

Superb images Herman
lovely reflections
V1 my favourite today
Glyn

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:28 AM

Two lovely and well taken images Herman, they are both equally good. - gary

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jackyp
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18 Mar 2013 - 7:35 AM

Truly beautiful images Herman, I love V2 such lovely colours and details Grin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:55 AM

Beautiful images of one of my favourite flowers, Herman!
Out of your garden, I presume!!Smile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

Nothing common about these Herman, lovely.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:06 AM

Beautifully captured shot
Lillian

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Badgerfred
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:13 AM

V1 for me Herman, 2 super images,
Fred.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM

V1 for me super shot, Herman great reflection, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM

I love hibiscuses and this one is a beaut. Love how you've shot this, Herman Smile

Lovely line-up in V2 too!

Andrew

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
18 Mar 2013 - 8:35 AM

V1 for me - beautifully simple.

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 567 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

v1 for me to , lovely reflective shots
well done
David

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 8:55 AM

Two cracking images -- great light and colour. V1 is just gorgeous
Steve

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Brian65
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:55 AM

Fantastic images Herman, love what youve done with the reflections.
Brian

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 8:58 AM

Love the simplicity of V1, love the composition of V2, what? no V3 I was on a roll there Grin

The dark background and reflection is absolutley perfect for this flower; it enhances its delicate colours.

Tish

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:18 AM

Both are beautiful and skilfully done Herman The colours are wonderful and the reflections superbSmileSmileSmileSmile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:20 AM

Two beauties, Herman, I'm drawn to the line up of v2 but they are easily good enough to have been shown separately.

Dave

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
18 Mar 2013 - 9:27 AM

Exellent composition Herman SmileSmile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:35 AM

These are superb images Herman , very well done,

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:39 AM

Very competent floral images, Herman, with the solo flower in V 1 the version ticks all the boxes for me: beautifully exposed, detail and colours recorded perfectly and with the subject nicely placed in the frame.
Ronnie.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:41 AM

V1 for me, ive been told odd numbers make better compositions than even, not sure how true this is.

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maggietear
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18 Mar 2013 - 10:07 AM

beautifully captured image, the reflection is really subtle, Herman!
Maggie

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cazzycool
cazzycool  5 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 10:22 AM

Both versions are beautiful, love the first one best! GrinGrin

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM

Beautiful images, wonderful colours and detail, fabulous reflections

Hugh

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:30 AM

Common? you must be kidding. They are fantastic!!!
prefer v1, I have given it some thought why!
- the beauty of the single flower
- i would refer to have the complete reflection in v2.

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digital_boi
18 Mar 2013 - 12:00 PM

V1 for me today Herman fine detail and reflection

Happy new week
GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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18 Mar 2013 - 12:07 PM

Two very well crafted floral compositions Herman.

Nathan

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sable
sable  5 England7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 12:22 PM

Two very nice images and I like them both but V1 is my all out favourite - Elizabeth xx

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 12:37 PM

Can't decide between the two this morning Herman, both are beautifully shot with lovely reflections.

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GeorgePlatis
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18 Mar 2013 - 1:08 PM

Beautiful images ! V1 is my favorite .
George

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18 Mar 2013 - 2:11 PM

Lovely image and detail.Smile

ivor

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18 Mar 2013 - 2:38 PM

Super shots but esp. love V2
Ju

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mauriceegan
18 Mar 2013 - 3:05 PM

This is absolutely beautiful Herman, stunning image
Maurice

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:15 PM

Ah..you've got all the colours, Herman. They are so lovely and taken well. V1 is my favourite.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 3:36 PM

Lovely due. With V2 I would have liked to have seen more of the reflection

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netta1234
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18 Mar 2013 - 4:30 PM

Two Gorgeous images Herman,and thank's for the medical adviseSmile
NettaSmile

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:07 PM

Two fantastic and colourful images indeed,V2 ismy favorite,verywell done,
saeid

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18 Mar 2013 - 7:36 PM

Both lovely HermanGrin

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18 Mar 2013 - 7:40 PM

beautiful

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canonfan
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:10 PM

Two wonderful images Herman. I love them both
Jim

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janlea
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:20 PM

Two lovely images Herman, my favourite is V1 Smile
Jan

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myhappyplaces
myhappyplaces e2 Member 4myhappyplaces vcard United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 - 6:42 AM

Simply beautiful

Carol

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
19 Mar 2013 - 7:21 AM

Two splendid captures Herman. Superb light and reflection. I like both themSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 8:10 AM

Top marks ,great shot.
Dennis

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ukgubbi
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19 Mar 2013 - 3:02 PM

very sharp, I love the reflection

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:17 PM

Like them both Herman.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:56 PM

Superb Color, Clarity, & Compo ~

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YorkshireSam
20 Mar 2013 - 4:24 AM

I just agree with what they all said, they left nothing new to add .

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21 Mar 2013 - 7:57 PM

I love the presentation on them both but V1 is a stunner!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Chinga
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22 Mar 2013 - 9:44 PM

Lovely shot! Pristine reflections as well! IB

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