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It is with a very heavy heart I upload this image and it is a tribute to my late mother.

Mam lived in her home for sixty years and she planted these white bells when she moved in, she always looked forward to seeing them as she said summer was just round the corner when they bloomed.

This is the first year in all that time she will not see them.

It was not easy taking these images but I thought I had to do it for her.

V2 is A small section of them which the image does not do justice.

Thanks for looking.

Regards. - gary

Lens:Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:For you mam
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:13 Apr 2012 - 6:42 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51
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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 6:52 PM

a wonderful and moving trbute gary love the light and detail in v1 its a special shot nice one Wink
andy

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cantona43
cantona43  8851 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:01 PM

two glorious shots Gary, i am sure your mam will be so proud of these and your tribute to her
Neil

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:01 PM

How wonderful that they have flowered all these years.
A lovely tribute to your mother Gary Smile
Helen

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:01 PM

Lost my Father last year mate so can fully understand your sentiments behind this image, well done on V1 BTW, it just needs a butterfly or a few moths sat on it Wink

It gets easier, so I'm told?.........Ade

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:18 PM

A beautiful tribute.
The annual reminders are always difficult.
Moira

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woolybill1
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13 Apr 2012 - 7:26 PM

A moving tribute, Gary, in the best possible way. Superbly photographed.
And you mam was right!
Regards
Bill

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luckybry
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13 Apr 2012 - 7:27 PM

grt image your mother will be proud of this one

Gary

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 7:40 PM

They are very lovely and what a special memory they make.

Ann

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NeilWigan
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13 Apr 2012 - 7:57 PM

i think she would be happy with V1 Gary a lovely shot.

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buxton
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13 Apr 2012 - 8:35 PM

Lovely tribute and images, your mam would be very proud.
Martin..

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 8:38 PM

Your Mum would have loved these shots of her flowers, Gary: anniversaries of this sort are always hard to get through.
The clump is nicely captured but the solo stem featured in V 1 is my favourite.
Ronnie.

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RockArea
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13 Apr 2012 - 8:53 PM

A very beautiful image and a fine tribute, Gary.

David

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:01 PM

Love version one Gary, a fitting tribute to your Mother and a nice way to preserve her memory.

Best Matt

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SlowSong
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13 Apr 2012 - 9:44 PM

They're so pretty, and seem to glow. What a lovely remembrance to have of your mum.
Chris

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 9:53 PM

Gosh Gary, where has that year gone.... I guess maybe it has seemed a lot longer for you though, I am sure your mam would have loved this image, and what a lovely memory it brings of happy days with her at home. A very touching message it brings, take care.

Linda

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 10:37 PM

Its six months since we lost my mother Linda but the flowering of the bells was an important time of year for Mam which makes it a hard time for us, but knowing how much she loved them I just thought it right to show them.

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13 Apr 2012 - 10:37 PM

You've done your mother proud Gary, this is a fitting tribute to remember her by, I'm sure all of the epzers' would echo these sentiments, all the best my friend, Ed

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pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 10:58 PM

I think it's very touching that you find memories of your mother in these white bells, Gary, and I'm sure there are several other things that bring back beautiful memories like this, too. Take some indoors, put them in a little vase and light a candle by their side, then send your love to her.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 12:41 AM

a fine tribute, Gary - you couldn't do better. Your Mam lives on in your flowers.

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mikbee
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14 Apr 2012 - 1:12 AM

A fine tribute Gary.
I am sure Mam would have been proud of them !!
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 2:59 AM

These must be a glorious vision-- one I am sure your Mam will see in her heavenly dreams. Thanks you for sharing them with us!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 9:29 AM

Lovely tribute and fantastic images,Gary , your mam would be very proud.
Saeid

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14 Apr 2012 - 10:34 AM

two superb images gary,love the dof in v1.ray

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14 Apr 2012 - 10:48 AM

lovely tribute to your mum !! my thoughts are with you

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Lillian
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14 Apr 2012 - 3:37 PM

Beautifully captured Gary, in both
and wonderful to remember your mother in another way as well
there will be so many different occasions
Lillian

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 4:22 PM

Very lovely.
Such a pretty image and tribute to your dear Mum.
There are flowers that especially remind me of my late Mum
too.
They live on with such.

B. x

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14 Apr 2012 - 6:33 PM

A super tribute Gary - but these beautiful flowers are something to look back on and smile...
Ann

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 6:35 PM

'Two Superb & lovely Flower Images,' Gary, & a wonderful remembrance & tribute to your Mother~

~ Peter

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14 Apr 2012 - 7:10 PM

A beautiful tribute to your Mam,v1 for me,

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14 Apr 2012 - 7:23 PM

A wonderful tribute Gary, well done you!

Len

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14 Apr 2012 - 7:47 PM

A beautiful flower, beautifully captured, a photograph of the highest degree,

Regards Nathan

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14 Apr 2012 - 9:56 PM

V1 is Great & very moving tribute Gary.

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15 Apr 2012 - 7:21 AM

Vi is a great capture and a fine tribute. A

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15 Apr 2012 - 9:20 AM

A lovely tribute for your mum. Gary

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15 Apr 2012 - 11:39 AM

Excellent Gary! Wonderful images. V1 is so delicate and graceful. Your mum will be proud that everyone around the world has the chance to see her gorgeous flowers thanks to her son. Smile
Carol

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15 Apr 2012 - 11:46 AM

Beautifully taken Gary; a loving tribute.
Rende

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15 Apr 2012 - 4:12 PM

Lovely thought, lovely shot.
Brian

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16 Apr 2012 - 1:56 AM

[quote]V1 is Great & very moving tribute Gary.

AYOOB

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18 Apr 2012 - 1:19 AM

Gary just managed to find your portfolio.so many Gary somethings - kept getting wrong one.
So sorry to hear you've recently lost your Mam.
These are beautiful flowers and I'm sure sh'd be happy you are remembering her this way.
sincerely
KateGrin

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