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First off, I loved the comments in the ‘Difficult Cat’ upload. And I’m glad you liked it, Cassiecat Wink

[Ed, so weird about the postal scratchy cat!! Perhaps in a past life it was someone who had its mail delivered all late or damaged and stuff Grin ]

Second, the furry yellow caterpillar is transforming. It’s now made a bright yellow double-walled home on the ceiling of the plastic container. I’ve taken pics as best I can through the plastic and with available light without bothering the fella too much. Will upload at some point. Today I noticed a couple of ants on and in the box. Got rid of ‘em and placed the box in an oval serving dish with a shallow moat around it to make sure nothing gets to my ‘baby’. I swear…short of changing its nappy, I’m paying way too much attention to this caterpillar Grin I’m just so looking forward to seeing what it turns into!

Ok ok…enough rambling. Here’s the 2nd entry to last month’s EPZ ‘Flower’ competition (‘160 minutes’ was the other one, as you know). I was happy with this at the time. But after uploading it I found myself going, “Why?”. I mean, I like the image but I don’t think it’s competition standard. But hey, we live and learn, eh? Hope you like these lilies. They smelt WONderful, by the way.

A Smile

Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Lilies in the Night
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:11 Apr 2012 - 9:29 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Flora, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Lilies, Night, Scented, Sinatra, White
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bertie1983
11 Apr 2012 - 9:32 PM

beautiful image
lou
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cabbie
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11 Apr 2012 - 9:36 PM

Spot on well done

Bob

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8756 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 9:38 PM

That's lovely, Andrew, and white on black works extremely well. Is that a little droplet on the leaf?
Looking forward to the yellow caterpillar's metamorphosis. You look after it!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 10:27 PM

A real class act Andrew, such wonderful lighting, clarity and presentation. I agree with Pamela regarding the black background, it works perfectly and shows these beautiful lillies at their best

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Michaela_Solway
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11 Apr 2012 - 10:33 PM

Stunning capture.. Wonderful light and presentation.. Top class

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Growmore
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11 Apr 2012 - 10:35 PM

It looks good to me, beautiful work. Gary

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EMJAYCEE
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11 Apr 2012 - 11:09 PM

Was just about to write "looks good to me" and then noticed Gary has said the same thig - so that's settled then - IT'S GOOD.WinkWinkWink
Joan.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 11:11 PM

These are beautiful lilies-- love how you have showcased them!

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mikbee
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11 Apr 2012 - 11:24 PM

Good luck with the caterpillar nappy changing Andrew.
I had enough trouble changing my daughters over twenty years ago,
and she has only two legs !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Irishkate
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11 Apr 2012 - 11:35 PM

So sharp and detailed. Very beautiful. Love the little droplet on leaf.Grin
Kate

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RonnieAG
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11 Apr 2012 - 11:54 PM

Beautiful floral image, beautifully and artistically presented.
Ronnie.

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debu
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12 Apr 2012 - 12:34 AM

Lovely image.
debu

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photophantom
12 Apr 2012 - 1:29 AM

Excellent lighting and close up
Dennis

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 6:22 AM

A stunning flower, Andrew, and perfectly presented. Good luck with your 'baby', I do hope he/she comes up to expectations, and isn't something very dull and boring Smile Carol

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andylea
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12 Apr 2012 - 8:02 AM

brilliant detail andrew wonderful light a beautiful capture top shot Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 8:56 AM

I do like this a lot Andrew - the black background works perfectly, and it's a good rich, dense black. The white petals are quite a statement against it. But best of all, that little jewel of a water droplet on the leaf - perfect.
But I am now left with the mental image of changing a caterpillar's nappy, that will stay with me all day...
Moira

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ChiliMan
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12 Apr 2012 - 11:15 AM

Thanks, all Smile

Pamela, yup, that is a water droplet (I think!) on the leaf. So nice and round, isn't it?? I only noticed it when viewing the shot on the computer. Don't know where it came from considering there doesn't seem to be water anywhere else on the plant!

Moira, lol...sorry for the mental image Grin It's a tricky thing changing a furry caterpillar's nappy. You gotta wear gloves when you lift up their legs.

Mick, lemme tell you...technological advancements are really something...the kind of nappies they make nowadays...two legs, six legs, octo-wrap, millipede-madness...they have something for everyone!

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Joline
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12 Apr 2012 - 12:09 PM

I think it's all been said and then someSmile

As to the image....it is beautiful.

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franken
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12 Apr 2012 - 12:25 PM

Wonderful image Andrew!

Ken

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Lillian
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12 Apr 2012 - 1:26 PM

A beautiful image Andrew
Lillian

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jayatu
jayatu  3 India
12 Apr 2012 - 3:01 PM

very cleverly taken

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CaroleS
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12 Apr 2012 - 3:37 PM

That is a lovely image Andrew, with superb light - Carole

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helenlinda
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12 Apr 2012 - 4:02 PM

Beautiful against the black - and I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures of the caterpillar
Helen

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cassiecat
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12 Apr 2012 - 4:35 PM

good seeing the large version of this, as i hadnt noticed the little water droplet. very pretty. lesley x

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Niknut
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12 Apr 2012 - 4:42 PM

Beautiful quality shot !!!

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AnnChown
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12 Apr 2012 - 6:35 PM

I love white flowers - it has great detail against that black background.
Ann

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AnneWorner
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12 Apr 2012 - 6:50 PM

Elegant and beautiful against black.

And I'm working my way from back to front, so now know the caterpillar has metamorphosed - you should check in about 12 days for the emergence. Often the pupae turns an ugly black before this, and you think it's dead - well, it's not, it's just "ripe" Smile

Anne

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14 Apr 2012 - 5:57 PM

Two shining stars with all those fine shades of white you could ask for ticks allmthenrightmboxes

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evelen
evelen  9 England
18 Apr 2012 - 6:26 PM

beautiful image .
eve.

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