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Always thought this was a Tiger Lily, but it is very spotty and alien looking. An overlay added to block out some intrusive flowers and show off this eye catching lily.

I very much appreciated the response to my Barn Owl and a big thank you to pamelajean, Maiwand and jasonrwl for their User Awards.

Thank you for your timeSmile

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2
Lens:OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ii R
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Aug 2013 - 12:07 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lily
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:20 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Lily
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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 9:12 AM

Fabulous ....

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

One amazing image Carole !!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 9:39 AM

Great image!
Diane

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 9:58 AM

Excellent floral shot and presentation, Carole, with the orange flower standing out almost in 3D against the darker b/g tones.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx
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20 Aug 2013 - 11:05 AM

Beautiful detail

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WhiteRose1
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20 Aug 2013 - 11:45 AM

Reminds me of 'Les Folies Bergere', Carole, lovely dancing presentation.

Dave

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netta1234
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20 Aug 2013 - 11:53 AM

A Lovely detailed imageSmile
NettaSmile

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franken
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

Stunning work here Carole.

Ken

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PattiW
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:07 PM

Excellent! so beautiful! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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fificat100
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:20 PM

Beautiful! Lovely detail and well presented.

Lavina

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LynneJoyce
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:26 PM


Quote: Excellent floral shot and presentation, Carole, with the orange flower standing out almost in 3D against the darker b/g tones.
Ronnie.

Ronnie has said it all.

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EMJAYCEE
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20 Aug 2013 - 12:43 PM

Beautiful presentation Carole.
Joan.

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barbarahirst
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20 Aug 2013 - 1:01 PM

looks like it is dancing!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 2:09 PM

whatever it is, it is a star among lilies!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 2:31 PM

You captured a lovely image Carole.......Sandy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 3:34 PM

A great image.


Ali

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 3:47 PM

Like the good details and colours in this Carole, well worked
Regards Richard

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

The perfect presentation, Carole. Carol

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:04 PM

Wow! Clear as a bell! Smile
Johanna

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nonur
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20 Aug 2013 - 4:30 PM

This so lovely a shot, Carole. Superb!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:37 PM

Stunning capture Carole. Sharp as a new pin, great DOF, a fabulous colour and good presentation.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 5:15 PM

A very beautiful lily...and so beautifully captured and presented, Carole - think I might just have to part with my UA here...Wink
Trev Smile

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pamelajean
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20 Aug 2013 - 5:58 PM

It looks like a Tiger Lily to me, Carole, and beautifully presented. I can see what you mean about it looking "alien", almost like it has spindly legs.

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lifesnapper
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20 Aug 2013 - 6:09 PM

WOW! fabulous image Carole, I can smell the scent from here Smile

John Smile

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tomcat
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:09 PM

Something very sensuous about itSmile

Top shot


Adrian

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richmowil
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20 Aug 2013 - 7:29 PM

Excellent Image!!

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brian17302
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:14 PM

Great presentation
Regards Brian

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ColleenA
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:50 PM


Quote: Something very sensuous about itSmile

Top shot


Adrian


Quote: WOW! fabulous image Carole, I can smell the scent from here Smile

John Smile

Simply stunning...an amazing pov

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pluckyfilly
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:54 PM

Fantastic colour with superb detail

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Mike_Smith
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20 Aug 2013 - 9:53 PM

Stunning image, beautiful colour

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Irishkate
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20 Aug 2013 - 11:49 PM

An exqisite beauty Carole with those upturned petals almost defying gravity.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
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21 Aug 2013 - 11:27 AM

I can smell it from here. A fine example.

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mikbee
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:10 PM

I am feeling in a romantic mood today Carole.
This looks like a tropical fruit that some dusky,grass skirted native girl
has tenderly and sensuously peeled for her hubby's tea.
However,she can try all she likes to please him as he will still head off to the pub
afterwards and leave her to wash the dirty dishes.As she ponders on the tropical
view looking out her grass hutted kitchen window(which of course has no glass in it ),she has
still not twigged as to why that saucy hussy of a woman next door leaves shortly after
her hubby does and follows him down the road !!
OK.romancing time over.
A well coloured shot here.
Mick,

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ChristineD
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21 Aug 2013 - 4:51 PM

An amazing image

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Brian65
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21 Aug 2013 - 5:39 PM

Just PERFECT!! Carole, love it.
Brian

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Aug 2013 - 6:29 PM

Excellent details on the lily

Peter

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 8:48 PM

Gorgeous colour and detail Carole - love the shape too.
Brian.

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AnnChown
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21 Aug 2013 - 10:05 PM

Super colour and detail Carole.

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:06 AM

Excellent piece of macro work xx

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ChiliMan
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22 Aug 2013 - 11:37 AM

I don't think this lily could be presented any more perfectly, Carole. I am in awe. Your processing is simply spotless (not counting the spots on the lily).

Andrew Smile

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Niknut
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24 Aug 2013 - 3:31 PM

Superb !!.....you can almost reach in & touch it !!!.....amazing clarity & rich colour !!

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