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My Hellebores (which normally hang their heads) are so full of bud this year that the first flower on each spray has been pushed upright as you can see from the moisture drops.

The dreaded chicken pox has caught up with the twins so yet another little blip on my time as they are now home from school!

My grateful thanks to you all for your kind 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:19 Jan 2013 - 11:17 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Shades of Green
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:8 Feb 2013 - 10:15 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Hellebore
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:26 AM

A beautiful hellebore, Carole, and now nice to see one head raised, they are such shy little blooms Smile. Perfectly presented, as always. Carol

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 10:29 AM

A wonderful delicate image the colour is beautiful
Steve

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

How lovely to see their heads up SmileSmile
Helen

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:40 AM

Lovely details and glorious range of green shades. Good luck with the twins. My Granddaughter caught the Chicken Pox some months back. Not a lot of fun all round!

Ann

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 10:41 AM

Superb shot in everyway

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:44 AM

They make such excellent subjects at this time of the year when the garden is otherwise fairly colourless: I do love this greenish/yellow variety and you have captured this one so well, Carole.
The higher ISO has introduced some noise but it just adds to the slightly misty effect achieved with your processing.
A lovely image in every way.......they don't come much better than this.
Ronnie.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:48 AM

Love this, Carole Smile Lovely detail and tones, well presented.

Lavina

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Suzicoo
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8 Feb 2013 - 10:49 AM


Quote: How lovely to see their heads up SmileSmile
Helen

Yes it seems to be a good year for hellebores
love the subtle green on this
Suzicoo

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:04 AM

I love the softness you have put into the image, yet you have retained the sharpness of the anthers! So suitable for this subject! A First Class Image!

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:05 AM

beautiful colour and tones carole belting detail and light a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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achieverswales
8 Feb 2013 - 11:25 AM

Beautiful Carole.


Regards

Trev.

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mex
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8 Feb 2013 - 11:27 AM

Very nice hue on this carole.
cheers phil.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54172 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:36 AM

I love the softness in the middle of the flower. Gorgeous greens.
x

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:36 AM

Lovely shot Carole..and like the Background here
suits perfectly
hope the twins are OK soon.
remember you two are off to Croatia next week!!!Wink
Lillian

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

This is absolutely stunning Carole !! I love the soft and gentle touch here !! Better chicken pox now than later - I got it at age 58 !! Nearly departed this life SmileGrin

Last Modified By Hermanus at 8 Feb 2013 - 11:52 AM

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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:56 AM

Lovely Grin.

Good luck with the pox - my twins woke up with it on 2 January 2012 - what a start to a new year!!!

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JuBarney
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8 Feb 2013 - 12:12 PM

A really lovely image.
Hope the twins are better soon.
Ju

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85836 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:15 PM

Perhaps a sign of better days ahead CaroleSmile

I suppose if the twins are going to succumb to owt, beter to get it out of the way in one goWink

Adrian

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:38 PM

A beautifully worked image the soft pastel like hues adding to the charm.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 1:01 PM

This is so very visually pleasing, both in color and composition. Gorgeous work.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41025 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 1:09 PM

Beautiful soft green tones, Carole.

Dave

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digital_boi
8 Feb 2013 - 1:12 PM

fine work Carole excellent capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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mbc2151
mbc2151  4 United States
8 Feb 2013 - 2:42 PM

Fabulous+++

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Maiwand
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8 Feb 2013 - 2:46 PM

Stunning composition in green Carole. Some lovely delicate shades.
ron

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1213 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 2:47 PM

So beautiful

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 2:55 PM

A very beautiful presentation, Carole Smile
Sorry to hear about the Chicken Pox - I'll never forget having it when I were a lad, not very nice at all Sad
Trev Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 3:06 PM

Seems chicken pox is doing the rounds again my brothers grandchildren have it as well - this Hellebore is gorgeous and beautifully taken

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lonely_oryx
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8 Feb 2013 - 3:20 PM

Ace lighting

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SUE118
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8 Feb 2013 - 3:46 PM

Very nicely captured.Smile

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
8 Feb 2013 - 4:12 PM

This is very pretty.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4493 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 4:17 PM

Lovely shot !!!.....gorgeous range of various green tones.........

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ChristineD
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8 Feb 2013 - 5:00 PM

A wonderful delicate image

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:19 PM

Almost a mono in green, Carole. I like it a lot, it's so beautiful.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

Very VERY good image Carole, wonderful feel to this one, and a very well composed piece of Work all round.

John Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 6:01 PM

Just beautiful.

P.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 6:50 PM

Beautiful image i seem to remember that these are a christmas flower but i could be wrong

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 6:58 PM

A breath taking image of this blossom-- like your limited palette!

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 7:57 PM

This is so very beautiful. Green flowers have a strange, eerie feel. Green is after all the colour of magic, of the fairy world. And it runs right through the frame here.
Moira

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Irishkate
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8 Feb 2013 - 9:05 PM

Beautifully captured, a lovely colour and the background noise or not looks like a chosen texture
toning so well with the flower.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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8 Feb 2013 - 10:17 PM

Very, very beauiful Carole.
Joan.

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9 Feb 2013 - 9:18 AM

A lovely and delicate image.Smile
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9 Feb 2013 - 11:33 AM

Beautifully composed Carole - and I do like all those green shades. Mine are about to open up, so I hope to get some good specimens like these.
Ann

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fentiger
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9 Feb 2013 - 5:27 PM

A soothing image that is a pleasure to view.

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10 Feb 2013 - 3:55 PM

Lovely tones

Peter

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23 Feb 2013 - 2:42 PM

Absolutely beautiful Carol Grin
Julie

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23 Feb 2013 - 10:16 PM

Wonderful. Well deserved awards.
Johanna

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24 Feb 2013 - 6:15 PM

A beautiful image Carole, hopefully this is a reminder that spring is just around the corner

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14 Mar 2013 - 8:34 AM

What a dreamy shot, Carole Smile

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