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Dahlia 'Preference' captured at Lanhydrock House.

Back to floral shots today as it is my birthday tomorrow and Nick and I shall be out all day, trying out a new limited edition Pentax lens I have treated myself to. Just hope the light is reasonable.

Thank you all for recent comments and votes.

Best wishes
Carole

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-r Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Oct 2012 - 2:22 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:My 'Preference'
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:9 Jan 2013 - 1:16 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dahlia, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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Votes:93

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:39 PM

Beautifully presented, Carole. Happy birthday for tomorrow, hope it all goes well.

Dave

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:42 PM

My WORD. Hands down, one of THE most stellar floral portraits I have EVER seen, Carole.

Happy Birthday in advance!

Andrew Smile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 1:42 PM

A delicate and lovely image
Have a great day tomorrow
Steve

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

Delicious!Grin

Many Happy Returns come tomorrow.

Ann

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christinecilia
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9 Jan 2013 - 1:44 PM

wow lovely photo like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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PattiW
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9 Jan 2013 - 1:50 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

Happy birthday with the new lens, hope you'll enjoy both tomorrow! A gorgeous dahlia shot, so well done as usual!

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:24 PM

Stunning,and beautiful..Lin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:27 PM

Absolutely stunning, Carole, and well worthy of the awards, and more. Happy birthday for tomorrow, and have a wonderful day Smile Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:35 PM

Superb image and happy birthday for tomorrow, good luck with the lens, have fun.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:39 PM

So beautiful and well presented.......GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 3:34 PM

Beautiful Carole. Like a fine oil painting.

Happy birthday tomorrow. Mine on Friday. Smile

Gerry

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 3:38 PM

Superlative

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4602 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:09 PM

Gorgeous shot !!...faultless quality.......

Enjoy your day tomorrow Carole.........

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:25 PM

First of all, Happy Birthday for tomorrow, Carole, hope it's a good one! Grin
This a cracking capture, and combined with the beautiful presentation, makes it a winner with me, and I'm just going to have to part with my UA....Wink
Trev Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Wow top class capture, the detail is amazing so well presented. many happy returns for tomorrow.

John

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

Beautiful image, well done.


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AnnChown
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9 Jan 2013 - 5:27 PM

You've processed this perfectly Carol! Congrats in all the awards and best wishes for a happy birthday tomorrow - I hope you have a great day.
Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:34 PM

fantastic work carole brilliant detail love the bg too a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:44 PM

Have another trophyGrin Its a gem!!!
Diane

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RonnieAG
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9 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

SUPERB, Carole.
R.

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lifesnapper
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9 Jan 2013 - 5:57 PM

Fab' piece of work Carole, this is you doing what you're best at Smile

John Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:06 PM

Superb focus and exposure Carol. You have given a powerful image which is rightfully gathering and attracting a lot of awards.GrinGrin
Ron

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franken
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9 Jan 2013 - 6:08 PM

Wonderful work Carole.

ken

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 6:23 PM

JUST BEAUTIFUL!

P.

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achieverswales

One word STUNNING Carole, happy birthday.

Regards

Trev.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

The awards say it all, Carole, love what you've done with this dahlia.

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Lillian
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9 Jan 2013 - 7:48 PM

Outstanding shot and processing here Carole...have a great day tomorrow
and fun with your new toy
Lillian

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:00 PM

Many happy returns for tomorrow, Carole

Hope you have a good 'unWink

What a superb upload and some well deserved awards tooTongue

Adrian

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DalesLass
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9 Jan 2013 - 8:10 PM

So very beautiful.

Jude

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 8:40 PM

Well presented Carole, have a great birthday and hope the lens gives good photos for you, Peter..

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User_Removed
9 Jan 2013 - 9:04 PM

Super image, love the background.
Regards, Alf.

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hasslebladuk
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9 Jan 2013 - 10:24 PM

First class shot well done
mike

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taggart
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9 Jan 2013 - 10:42 PM

Congratulations for ALL those awards, too many to count!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:45 PM

Well Carole looks like being a great birthday for you with all these User Awards -
a stunning image.Beautifully sharp and love the little buds.
B/g perfect.
Have a great birthday.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Jan 2013 - 4:50 AM

This is a stunning and most excellent photo Carole !! very very well done indeed !! may you enjoy a happy birthday today with lots of spoiling from family and friends Smile

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fentiger
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:37 AM

The number of User Awards says it all

Albert

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LynneJoyce
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10 Jan 2013 - 8:32 AM

Happy birthday nd congratulations for getting so many well deserved awards.

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ugly
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10 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Happy Birthday for Tomorrow...

Very nice work again...

Dave

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10 Jan 2013 - 11:17 AM

Happy Birthday Carole, one super image,
Fred.

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danbrann
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:02 PM

I hope your new lens can produce work like this. Excellent.

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EMJAYCEE
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10 Jan 2013 - 12:20 PM

Very lovely Carole and have a very happy birthday.
Joan.

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bricurtis
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM

Superb - beautiful detailed flower on a well textured bg. Congrats Carole.
Brian.

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martfaulkner
10 Jan 2013 - 6:32 PM

Terrific shot Smile

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:50 PM

Glorious image Carole! Congrats on all the well deserved awards, hope you've had a wonderful birthday x

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Brian65
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10 Jan 2013 - 7:08 PM

Fantastic image Carole. Have a great day tomorrowSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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tonyng
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10 Jan 2013 - 9:46 PM

Exquisite work Carole. Smile

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morpheus1955
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11 Jan 2013 - 11:03 AM

Fantastic shot, superb detail and colours and I love the presentation

Hugh

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Excellent photo of this excellent flower love it, many happy returns for tomorrow, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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mondmagu
mondmagu  474 forum posts Ireland
11 Jan 2013 - 2:20 PM

Thats a beauty Carole,lovely rich colour and the bg texture is fab.

Des

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 2:27 PM

Very beautiful .. excellent background, too.
Sorry, this is a very late happy birthday, I was very tired yesterday after work, just cooked the meal and went to sleep.

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NeilWigan
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11 Jan 2013 - 4:45 PM

Back on safe ground with a beauty Carole ,hope you had a good birthday and best wishes from us all. Neil ,Joan and Charlotte.

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Rock
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11 Jan 2013 - 8:50 PM

I have a feeling that this is a very popular work of photographic art.

Happy Birthday !

It's mine on Monday.

T'old Rock

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ChristineD
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12 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

Happy Birthday

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SteveMoulding
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12 Jan 2013 - 10:13 PM

Simply beautiful. Worthy of all the awards.
Steve.

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Daisymaye
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13 Jan 2013 - 12:33 PM

This really is very beautiful and so deserving of all the awards Carole........Sandy

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42347 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
13 Jan 2013 - 5:17 PM

No wonder you got all those awards Carole, here's another one!!! Hope you had a good birthday. Lou

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HarrietH
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16 Jan 2013 - 3:20 PM

One of Dad's favourites. I used to know its name but time has passed and so has the name.... Beautiful.

Harriet

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jackyp
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19 Jan 2013 - 12:04 PM

Absolutely stunning, superb detail and texture work Grin

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Glostopcat
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21 Jan 2013 - 7:21 PM

So beautiful and artistic and presented to perfection, I had a number of this variety growing in my back garden until early November when the first frosts of the year killed them

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Big_Beavis
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24 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM

Beautiful !

David

and a belated Many Happy Returns

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