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The weather damaged flower of Helleborus niger or Christmas Rose as it is commonly referred to. Its flowers should of course be pure white but I rather liked the purple splashes on this one. When I used to do watercolour painting it was always the slight imperfections in flowers which attracted my eye and I guess that hasn't changed now it's a camera in my hands.

Thank you one and all who took time to look in, vote/comment on A Touch of Velvet and a special "Thank You" to Yung for his UA. Really did raise my spirits!

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Feb 2012 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Imperfect Beauty
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:19 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
19 Nov 2012 - 9:12 AM

I know what you are saying and I agree totally, and a very nice macro shot this is! like it a lot, nice colours and well presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:22 AM

Superb shot Ann, fantastic detail and colours, great dof too

Hugh

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 10:44 AM

Your own remarks I agree with so much and here the discolourations do add extra interest: fine macro work, Ann.
I guess they will get further weather damaged today.......blowing a gale here with heavy rain.
Ronnie.

digital_boi
19 Nov 2012 - 11:28 AM

fine capture lots of detail Ann nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:55 PM

The touches of colour work very well on the whites, Ann.

dave

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 1:20 PM

The dark purple splashes are rather attractive, I like hellebores, such a pretty flower form. Very well captured Ann.
Carole

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 1:36 PM

Looks lovely with the imperfections, great imageGrin
Diane

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Nov 2012 - 1:57 PM

This will also make a great water colour painting ! Excellent photo Smile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 2:03 PM

I can see what you mean - the purple has made it very special.
Ann

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 2:15 PM

Very pretty close-up with nice dof.......Sandy

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4605 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 2:54 PM

Beautiful !!.....lovely clarity !!!

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 3:05 PM

Excellent detail on this close-up.

Lavina

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 4:15 PM

Worked out well this one Ann it's superb and so beautiful, a fine close up shot.
Gary

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 4:27 PM

Excellent detail Ann. and of course the colours are beautiful - the imperfections making the image perfect.Smile
Joan.

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6535 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

This is a close up of a very high standard indeed. - gary

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:18 PM

Exceptional focus, very impressive image!

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 5:22 PM

Lovely capture with lots of detail Ann
Jim

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
19 Nov 2012 - 7:10 PM

Well it takes you some time to put some thing on but when you do boy is it a good shot the detail in this is outstanding and you are right about the splash of colour it makes the rest stand out more a top shot .
jj

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:36 PM

How perfect this is Ann
such an outstanding macro
Lillian

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM

You like me love the inside of plants and this is super.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Nov 2012 - 7:43 PM

There is a lot of variation on the Helleborus and I think that some of them are really great. A good close up

Peter

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 - 9:20 AM

Another wonderful macro shot Ann.
Brian

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 11:09 AM

An excellent flower close up Ann. A

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 - 11:18 AM

Very lovely this softness... Looks like a water colour.... GrinGrinGrin
IB

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2012 - 9:32 PM

gets boring when they are all the same,well shown.

Techno
Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 10:26 AM

Beautifully made, it comes of no surprise to learn of your interest in watercolour painting it shines through in your photography, nice work Ann.Smile
Regards Mal

1881
1881  2 India
21 Nov 2012 - 4:04 PM

Vary Beautiful image here.
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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:28 PM

This is a beauty Ann. The colour and details are excellent.
Ray

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 9:22 PM

A fabulous close up study Ann, I like the fact that this one shows natures imperfections

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
22 Nov 2012 - 9:29 PM

Lovely image, so different. Ann.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:12 PM

I think of the purple sprinkles like cherry in vanilla ice creamSmile
a beauty!

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 12:37 PM

Beautiful image Ann. Paul

Hop-A-Long
25 Nov 2012 - 1:12 AM

Lovely detail and soft colour. Great macro shot.

Andy

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 4:09 PM

This is beautiful Ann..Lin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 5:46 PM

I couldnt agree with you more about the imperfections making a better image
the splatterings of purple are fabulous back cloth to that wonderful centre piece

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
29 Nov 2012 - 11:39 PM

Lovely image and excellent macro shot,Ann-well done..........Grin

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 6:13 PM

'Superb & Lovely Macro Floral Image' ~ Peter Smile

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