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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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Voters:handlerstudio · gallero · S_Psharma · gwynn56 · Ayoob · wwandrag · jaktis · CarolG · Diggeo · ColleenA · goso · Andysnapper · Caziwinkles · dven · HarrietH · Ray42 · abeeror2 · longhoss · gary_d · jackyp · DicksPics · pronabk · marktc · Lillian · jennialexander · Derek_Fearn · Badgerfred · boov · andylea · Nikonuser1 · ChiliMan · chrissie3 · craggwildlifephotography · NaturesHaven · Brian65 · Meheecho · Tish1 · HuddersfieldHil · WhiteRose1 · anglingandyq · Alan_Baseley · ali63 · RonnieAG · mossy · georgiepoolie · PhillipMinnis · maggietear · cazzycool · Arty · Nikdubs · morpheus1955 · Joline · annettep38 · SammyRatFan · luckybry · digital_boi · NDODS · sable · Mrsbass · GeorgePlatis · capto · thedaddy · JuBarney · mex · mauriceegan · nonur · lonely_oryx · danbrann · Philip_H · netta1234 · saeidNL · widtink · sparrowhawk · jdinne · canonfan · janlea · 213hardy · mooreish · Big_Beavis · Fefe · myhappyplaces · leontari · footloose · uzi35mm · tonyng · LexEquine · pamelajean · YorkshireSam · BIGRY1 · kuvailija · Chinga · darrenwilson41 · Jat_Riski · AnnJ · Glostopcat ·
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 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
gallero  4 Venezuela
18 Mar 2013 - 3:21 AM

Maravillosa.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 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 Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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  2 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 Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 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
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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  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:53 AM

Excellent work

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HarrietH
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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 Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 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 Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 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 Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

Nothing common about these Herman, lovely.

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Lillian
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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
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM

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


Cliff

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ChiliMan
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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  7 England
18 Mar 2013 - 8:35 AM

V1 for me - beautifully simple.

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18 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

v1 for me to , lovely reflective shots
well done
David

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 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
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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

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

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 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
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:27 AM

Exellent composition Herman SmileSmile

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 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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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  246 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
18 Mar 2013 - 10:07 AM

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

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cazzycool
cazzycool  6 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 10:22 AM

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

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morpheus1955
18 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM

Beautiful images, wonderful colours and detail, fabulous reflections

Hugh

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annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 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  7 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  2 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

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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 Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 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
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 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:30 PM

Two Gorgeous images Herman,and thank's for the medical adviseSmile
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saeidNL  5 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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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
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 Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 8:10 PM

Two wonderful images Herman. I love them both
Jim

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18 Mar 2013 - 8:20 PM

Two lovely images Herman, my favourite is V1 Smile
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myhappyplaces
19 Mar 2013 - 6:42 AM

Simply beautiful

Carol

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19 Mar 2013 - 7:21 AM

Two splendid captures Herman. Superb light and reflection. I like both themSmileSmileSmile
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footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 8:10 AM

Top marks ,great shot.
Dennis

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19 Mar 2013 - 3:02 PM

very sharp, I love the reflection

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19 Mar 2013 - 5:17 PM

Like them both Herman.

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LexEquine
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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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22 Mar 2013 - 9:44 PM

Lovely shot! Pristine reflections as well! IB

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