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Thak you all so much for the tremendous response on yesterday's upload, I was simply amazedSmile
A change today from the bugs and beasties, a couple of flower images.

This lovely wildlfower, a member of the daffodil family, is a most welcome sight in Autumn when its appearance is triggered by cooler temperatures and the first rainfalls of the season in the Mediterranean region. Narcissus serotinus is tiny and only grows to around 20 - 30 mm. It is also a solitary wildflower appearing to be 'dotted' around in the areas where they grow. The leaves appear in the spring well after the flowers have died back having appeared the previous year. October to December are the best months to look for this little gem.

V.2 is tecoma capensis or cape honeysuckle. Cape honeysuckle is a winter flowering, vine-like shrub from South Africa. It can be used as a climbing vine or barrier hedge, trained as a specimen shrub, or used as a ground cover on steep slopes or rocky banks. Throughout autumn and winter Cape honeysuckle produces clusters of brilliant red-orange to scarlet tubular flowers, each about 2" long. If pruned to maintain as a shrub, it can reach 10' or more in height and half as wide. If left to scramble, Cape honeysuckle can cover 25' or more.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:narcissus serotinus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:12 Jan 2013 - 6:47 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash, Flash / lighting, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Lighting, Narcissus
Votes:90
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abeeror2
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12 Jan 2013 - 6:56 AM

Both very stunning!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Jan 2013 - 7:01 AM

Wow Carol !! You can do flowers as well !! These are excellent captures, especially V2 is amazing Smile Your narcissus looks a bit different to the ones we have here, which looks more like daffodils Smile

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tomcat
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12 Jan 2013 - 7:25 AM

Mornin' Carol,
A fine pair of bloomsSmile
V2 has a sort of abstract feel to it - must be the orange, bursting out of the screenWink

Yup - up with the lark to an overnight frost and a brisk East wind - cloudy

Mrs T is at work, so I got up to make her a cup of teaGrin - in fact I am going to run her into work to save defrosting her car

Adrian

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bobsblues
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12 Jan 2013 - 7:34 AM

Love V1 but V2 is special a fantasic colourful shot .well done you Carol.
Rob

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 7:39 AM

What beautiful and lovely set of images,Carol.V2 is my favorite ,like the colour and detail here,very well done,
saeid

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barbarahirst
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:21 AM

V1 is really beautiful
V2. The coloursj are stunning
They should have gone up seperately

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leontari
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:26 AM

Stunning capture Carol as usualSmileSmileSmile
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marktc
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:30 AM

Two wonderful images Carol, v1 is absolutely beautiful!

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LynneJoyce
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:31 AM

To my morphine addled brain they both look stunning, but V1 is my favourite.

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mrswoolybill
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:32 AM

V1 for me - three flowers always seem to work together, they have individual characters but balance each other. Reminds me of a singing trio.
Moira

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
12 Jan 2013 - 8:35 AM

Beautiful flowers Carol. No 1 is so delicate.

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rontear
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:53 AM

Interesting flora Carol, a mine of information too !!!!
Ron.

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Badgerfred
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12 Jan 2013 - 9:05 AM

Beautiful images Carol, great detail in both,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
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12 Jan 2013 - 9:18 AM

Okay, I give up, I can't see the wee beasties anywhere!! Tongue Two beauties, Carol, with v1 and the 'power of three' just pipping it.

Dave

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12 Jan 2013 - 9:39 AM

Two lovely captures both are so beautiful Carol.
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andylea
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12 Jan 2013 - 10:10 AM

fantastic colour and light carol brilliant detail has to be v2 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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12 Jan 2013 - 10:36 AM

Two excellent images.

ivor

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sparrowhawk
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12 Jan 2013 - 10:50 AM

beautiful

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RonnieAG
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12 Jan 2013 - 10:59 AM

Very interesting intro about the two species, Carol, and of the two images V just pips it for me as I love the way you have managed to arrange the three blossoms in the frame.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 11:01 AM

What a glorious little flower in V1. So envious! The colours in V2 are beautiful too. Helps brighten a dreary sort of morning here!

Ann

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
12 Jan 2013 - 11:11 AM

gorgeous flowers, love the information Carol, have a wonderful w/end Smile

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achieverswales
12 Jan 2013 - 11:27 AM

Equal votes as they are both excellent Carol, the colour in V2 awesome.

Regards

Trev.

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TonyDy
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12 Jan 2013 - 11:33 AM

Superb shots, Carol.
Tony

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Joline
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12 Jan 2013 - 12:04 PM

Two very welcome images for this cold, damp day.

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Irishkate
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12 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

Two absolute gems Carol and a great botany lesson too.
When are you bringing out that book?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
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12 Jan 2013 - 12:30 PM

Two images with impact, love V1.Smile
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AnnJ
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12 Jan 2013 - 12:31 PM

Exquisite!! What more can be said?! Ann.

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ChiliMan
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12 Jan 2013 - 1:03 PM

Hey hey!! I think we have V2 over here, Carol Smile And now I know what it's called...lol. I've never been able to photograph it successfully but you've done really well here and I love the dreamy look.

The little ones in V1 (great shot) are so sweet. I would never have guessed they were Narcissus!

Andrew

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 - 1:04 PM

A delightfully delicate capture.

P.

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Daisymaye
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12 Jan 2013 - 1:26 PM

Both beautiful. The orange colour is awesome........Sandy

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zazzycat
zazzycat  8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

Stunning in their simplicity, Carol - a lovely set piece with the petals so sharp they almost look like silk!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Jan 2013 - 1:45 PM

Two splendid photo's carol, a virgin in white, and the lady in red both delightful, regards Leon, 3c. here Carol, freezing Brrrrrrrrrr!.....GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
12 Jan 2013 - 1:53 PM

excellent Carol you are on a roll

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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12 Jan 2013 - 2:00 PM

Both r great but V2 is superb.

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12 Jan 2013 - 2:14 PM

the composition of v1 is just perfect Carol with lovely detail. v2 is a flower I've never seen, but beautifully coloured - it looks tropical.
Ann

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TrevBatWCC
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12 Jan 2013 - 2:53 PM

Proof that you can do flowers equally as well as bugs! Two beauties here, Carol Wink
Trev Smile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
12 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM

Both lovely and a wee reminder of warmer days in Crete ! Gill

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lonely_oryx
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12 Jan 2013 - 4:39 PM

Both well composed but v1 is a bit special

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Brian65
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12 Jan 2013 - 5:11 PM

Fantastic Carol, glad you took these before the bugs got to them. SmileTongueWink
Brian

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12 Jan 2013 - 5:56 PM

A couple of Beauties Carol, justice done indeed Smile

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12 Jan 2013 - 7:00 PM

Beautiful work Carol.

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12 Jan 2013 - 7:08 PM

V2 is my winner Carol
what a great shot
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:44 PM

Two cracking shots Carol with V1 being my favourite. Excellent detail and colour.
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12 Jan 2013 - 9:27 PM

Great shots Carol. When they stand out in the thumbnail you just know they are going to be good.
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13 Jan 2013 - 4:52 AM

You do flowers every bit as brilliantly as your bugs and beasties Carol, great explanations too, seems like the Cape honeysuckle could be a bit of a problem if not kept severely in check! BTW for my pick it has to be V1!
Rgds., Jim

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13 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

Beautiful flower images Carol. A

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13 Jan 2013 - 8:43 AM

Excellent to see a wildflower this time of the year!

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headskiesfly
13 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

Delicate, beautiful and well presented.
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13 Jan 2013 - 12:58 PM

Wonderful flower shots. I adore the colours in V2. IB

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13 Jan 2013 - 5:22 PM

What a lovely tender flower, love it.
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evelen
evelen  9 England
13 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

beautiful flower images carol.
eve.Smile

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13 Jan 2013 - 6:58 PM

Simply superb.

Rock

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jaktis
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13 Jan 2013 - 8:33 PM

A lovely balance in v1 and stamen details in v2

Peter

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samarmishra
14 Jan 2013 - 2:23 AM

Hi Carol, two excellent images.. and worth getting award from my master, he is very choosy so getting from him is really good.. according to me... Great shots..

Samar..

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14 Jan 2013 - 10:52 PM

Two beautiful images Carol, both a real joy to view as we are back in the grip of winter.

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Meheecho
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15 Jan 2013 - 8:56 AM

Wonderfully sharp images
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mohanramyaa
20 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

wow carol! this is simply amazing! really don't know how you took such a fantastic shot! well done Smile

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