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Just back from a short but enjoyable break in Cornwall. Will catch up with you all later.

A spectacular lilac opium poppy that appeared unexpectedly in my garden to my great delight. I had to Google to get its name, Violetta Blush.
Two versions.
1/500sec @ f4, ISO200.
Pamela.

Camera:Fuji S9600
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Violetta Blush
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:18 Aug 2009 - 2:42 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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gingerdelight
18 Aug 2009 - 2:45 PM

Let me be the first to welcome you back! These images are lovely, and what a find in your garden, no wonder you were delighted. V2 is an interesting image and very well presented, however, V1 just "does it" for me!
x Carol x

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janty66
janty66  7 England
18 Aug 2009 - 2:45 PM

Beautiful image, love v1.. What a perfect name too.....

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 2:51 PM

The details and colours and the composition are wonderful.

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Imagephotographics

What a beautiful image - love V1 against the black back-drop - great shot !

Chris

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brays296
brays296  5 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 - 2:54 PM

V1, very pleasing to the eye.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 2:55 PM

great shot
Great detail My vote today goes to V1
Barbs

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stevoe_mc
stevoe_mc  5 Scotland
18 Aug 2009 - 2:55 PM

Really like theses 2 shots, love the colours and all the petal details , the black background is my fave. I uploaded a geranium last night can you have a look and ay waht you think?
Steven

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jaktis
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18 Aug 2009 - 3:02 PM

A typical opium with its wonderful details

Peter

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6692 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 3:04 PM

Good to see you back Pamela, hope you had a good trip. The background in V2 is so unusual but V1 is a stunner. It's amazing what appears in the garden, presumably courtesy of the birds!
Sandra

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 3:21 PM

like v1, v2's too in my face!!! pretty image well captured and composed...

Martin.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 3:42 PM

What a stunning flower, Pamela, a wonderful colour and V.1 is presented so well. Not sure I go too much on V.2, though, too many hard lines behind such a beautiful soft poppy. Carol

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 - 3:45 PM

Beautiful Pamela, love V1 its so pretty.

Trish x

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 4:27 PM

V1 is beautiful and gets my vote.
Joan.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 - 4:42 PM

both superb, it looks like a bonnet in the thumbnail
bunSmile

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 4:45 PM

What a beauty , caught my eye right away, wonderful detail and colour saturation , so well presented. V1 for me.
Regards Mary

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1005 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 4:47 PM

V1 for me, she stands out so elegantly. In V2 the cold blue drains her of colour a bit for my eye.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 5:01 PM

Gorgeous - colour, detail, presentation - - -
Bill

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
18 Aug 2009 - 5:06 PM

Superb detail in this very fine image.
Cheers
Alan

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Sylviwhalley
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18 Aug 2009 - 5:16 PM

Gorgeous imege, beautiful colours, light and detail. I prefer v1.
Sylvia

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CaptainTweaky
18 Aug 2009 - 5:45 PM

Just beautiful - and really nicely presented and composed - the black background with the radiant pink is superb.
David

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 5:46 PM

Thanks to you all, it's good to be back.
I feel I may have chosen the wrong colour for V2's background, but thought I would run it by you. Agree with Moira.
SANDRA: I have the birds to thank, then.

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2009 - 6:14 PM

two lovely shots
john

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
18 Aug 2009 - 7:03 PM

So delicate and pretty, version 1 for me.
Annette

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Alan_Baseley
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18 Aug 2009 - 7:09 PM

2 beauties,
Alan

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 7:36 PM

No. 1 is quite gorgeous image as for No. 2 ~ I pass.

Albert

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 8:25 PM

Gorgeous flower Pamela . No wonder you were pleased. Love the delicate colour and the frilly inner petals . Version one definitely love the black background xxxx

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GalleryGirl
18 Aug 2009 - 8:48 PM

Beeeaaaauuuuuttttiiiiffffuuuuulllll! Lovely detail and pastel colours.

Marilyn x

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 9:41 PM

It's has to be V1 the colour, detail in the flower & the presentation are wonderful, but V2 really does not do it for me sorry
V1 wins
Glynnis

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franken
franken e2 Member 123108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 10:39 PM

I find version 1 works best for me as it is easier on the eye. Version 2 is too much in your face.

regards
Ken

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FeatherFriend
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18 Aug 2009 - 10:57 PM

A beautiful presentation Pamela, V1 for me,
Geoff.

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alansdottir
18 Aug 2009 - 10:57 PM

So pretty! I tried to grow some of these - or something similar - a year or so ago - but the slugs got them. Happy slugs, at least! Carol

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 11:28 PM

Excellent subtle detail rendition. V1 for me too Pamela.

Nigel

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6530 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2009 - 11:31 PM

Its V1 for me, so well positioned in the frame with nice natural colour. - gary

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 12:54 AM

Definitely V1 for me, lovely colours and detail.

Hugh

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 2:14 AM

Thanks for the view of this lovely version-- would love to be growing it in my garden!
Jennnnnnn

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hellsbells8868
19 Aug 2009 - 9:15 AM

A striking Poppy, fabulous detail, v1 for me..

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 12:18 PM

Super colours Pamela,with glorious light.
Nice shadows too.
Good ones.
Mick.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 4:42 PM

what a beautiful bloom, love the frilly texture of the delicate petals and the black bg is best for me

Linda Wink

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 5:24 PM

Please forgive me for lack of comments, but lots of catching up to do here since coming back from holiday! A super image, Pamela, not sure about the blue background in V2, but V1 is gorgeous...a real cracker, super detail.
TrevB Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 8:56 PM

I appreciate your visits, votes and comments, and also your response to V2, it has been very helpful.

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Glostopcat
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19 Aug 2009 - 9:13 PM

V1 is a real stunner Pamela, the black background works perfectly and you've made the most of the natural light

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 9:30 PM

V1 for me Pamela, it's a beauty.
Pete.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
19 Aug 2009 - 9:40 PM

Lovely image.

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bricurtis
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19 Aug 2009 - 9:54 PM

V1 is a super image Pamela - that green centre is such a lovely contrast to the Lilac petals and the detail is superb.
Brian.
I can't quite get my head around V2 - sorry.Smile

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2009 - 11:02 PM

Excellent presentation ,wonderful light and Beautiful colour.
PS.It's really very nice to hear from you again,Pamela.Thank you for your comments and all your kind help since I started EPZ.xiaoli.

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OMG  651 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 1:50 AM

Glad you had a good trip Pamela. V1 is beautifully presented and the detail, colour tones and exposure is superb. I hope you don't mind my saying V2 to my eyes is Yuk! The colours just don't work.
Please speak to me again Smile
Derek

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Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
21 Aug 2009 - 6:52 PM

The light and shadows and all the different shades of pink look great against the black b/g Pamela. It's definitely my favourite of the two.

Val

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viscostatic
22 Aug 2009 - 8:11 PM

A beautiful flower expertly photographed Pamela but I do prefer the more traditional V1.

Phil.

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23 Aug 2009 - 6:34 AM

WHOA...

A...

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videotec  6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2009 - 5:36 PM

Amazing images V1 stands out best for me, both great work
Pete

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pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 12:50 AM

Many thanks to you all.

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 1:07 AM

a pretty and unusual poppy. v1 for me looks great on the black bg.lesley

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tazisdylan
30 Aug 2009 - 8:21 PM

Loving version 1. Great colours, detail and framing.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2009 - 9:18 PM

Thankyou Pete, Lesley, David, Brian, Derek, Bernie, Greg, dogsbody, Marie and Jason.

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photophantom
4 Sep 2009 - 2:55 PM

excellent v1 Pamela. I like what youd done in v2
Dennis

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evelen
evelen  9 England
7 Sep 2009 - 6:26 PM

beautiful flower,excellent shot.
eve.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2009 - 10:29 PM

Thankyou Hilary, Mara, Sue, Dennis and Evelyn.

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sharlotte51
14 Sep 2009 - 6:17 PM

Really delicate petals, love the composition!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2009 - 9:13 PM

Thankyou Martin/Iryna, Jon and Stephen.

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