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A hibiscus from Florida. Apologies for yet another floral offering, but this one had some lovely shadows and I thought it appropriate for shadow Saturday.

My grateful thanks to all who commented and voted on Aquilegia and especially to RonnieAG, achieverswales and mikesmith for their User Awards.

Cheers
Carole

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jun 2013 - 3:57 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Shadow play
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:22 Jun 2013 - 5:03 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Hibiscus
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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:17 PM

The lighting brings out the textures well

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:19 PM

Good shadows!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:20 PM

What a beautifully lit and detailed capture, Carole, it really leaps out from the screen Wink
Trev Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53997 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:28 PM

Good detail retained on the petals. Very pretty.
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:40 PM

Captured in glorious light, Carole, what a beautiful colour. Carol

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:43 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
22 Jun 2013 - 5:45 PM

Never apologise for beauty like this Carole !! Excellent Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 5:55 PM

Beautiful colour and light, Carole.

P.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 6:03 PM

Wonderful detail, colour and shadows.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
22 Jun 2013 - 6:05 PM

excellent Carole fine capture great light and shadow

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 6:17 PM

Beautifully lit and captured in exquisite detail and petal textures, Carole: one to be proud of.
Ronnie.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Jun 2013 - 6:17 PM

Beautiful texture in the flower

Peter

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 6:39 PM

Superb detail captured in this beautiful image.

Albert

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
22 Jun 2013 - 6:42 PM

What a lovely image Carole - and I like the shadows on this one! Lou

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mauriceegan
22 Jun 2013 - 6:43 PM

Beautiful image, excellent colour and detail
Maurice

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 6:52 PM

Beautifully detailed and exposed Carole. A cracking good capture.GrinGrin
Ron

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
22 Jun 2013 - 6:53 PM

Beautiful light and colour Carole. A stunner. Moira

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2105 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 7:32 PM

This is a beautiful image with lovely colour and detailSmile
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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 8:08 PM

The light shows the petals textures off beautifully.
Brian.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8687 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 8:28 PM

Perfect light for the hibiscus, it jumps out of the screen.
Still waiting for mine to flowerSad.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 8:50 PM

A superb capture of this gorgeous specimen. Excellent detail and colour, I love it.GrinGrinGrinGrin

Ray

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achieverswales
22 Jun 2013 - 8:50 PM

Excellent again Carole.

Regards

Trev.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 9:19 PM

wonderful light and shadows carole belting colour a real cracker nice one Wink
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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
22 Jun 2013 - 9:24 PM

beautifully lit and detailed capture GrinGrinGrin

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capto
capto e2 Member 2603 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 10:16 PM

You have controlled the harsh light well, it brings out the best in the textures.Smile

ivor

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 10:52 PM

You would not have got many shadows here today Carol.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 10:56 PM

Excellent shot showing lovely detail and color
mike

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LynneJoyce
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22 Jun 2013 - 11:28 PM

Beautiful.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 1:57 AM

Simply, superb! Love the light, sharpness and colour.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 8:52 AM

Super detailed shot with lovely colour.

Ray

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lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:08 AM

Fantastic capture of this wonderful Flower Carole, it's all about Lighting and comp' for me, and you've used both superbly.

John Smile

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sable
sable  5 England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:42 AM

for me no need to apologise for floral presentations - this is beautiful I love the colour and the way the bloom is coming out of the shadows - Elizabethxx

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bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 10:00 AM

Stunning shot Carole so clear and sharp.
Rob

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ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 10:34 AM

WOW. Now that's one beautiful and VERY detailed shot of a hibiscus, Carole. The detail in the petals is amazing!

And I'm with Elizabeth...apologise not for floral offerings!!

Andrew SmileSmile

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JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 5:06 PM

A beautiful bloom so well captured in that light.
Ju

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:34 AM

a wonderful hibiscus!

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Glostopcat
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30 Jun 2013 - 8:16 PM

A real class act Carole, such wonderful light, vivid colour and presentation

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