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Taken on the shoreline in Malta earlier this year. The Spiny Caper. It took us ages to get the timing right to capture this flower. Depending on the amount of sunshine we were either to early or too late for it. Exposure was difficult too in the bright light. We tried for shots every day for a week, but eventually ..... Smile

A big thank you to all who commented and voted on Spots and crinkles with a special thank you to Alan for his GEA, and Lynne and Trev for their UA's.

Best wishes
Carole

Camera:Pentax K-r
Lens:Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:What a Caper!
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:14 Nov 2012 - 8:06 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Malta, Spiny Caper
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mashwood10
mashwood10 Plus Member 3mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 8:09 AM

I wish I took this !!! Just perfection in every sense. Just had to award you for this one Carole.

Pam GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:12 AM

Superbly captured, Carole. I see many of these beautiful flowers here, and even have one growing out of my boundary wall Smile Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51308 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:19 AM

What a beautiful flower, lovely clarity and colour, Carole.

Dave

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LynneJoyce
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14 Nov 2012 - 8:21 AM

Stunning!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 - 8:40 AM

Absolutely stunning !! You captured it perfectly Carole !! Great photo Smile

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:46 AM

Clearly well worth all that effort!

Ann

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:46 AM

Well worth all the tries, good details and colours in this
regards Richard

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helenlinda
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14 Nov 2012 - 9:05 AM

Such a dainty flower - beautiful colours SmileSmile
Helen

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digital_boi
14 Nov 2012 - 9:38 AM

Eventually indeed GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin a very fine capture well worth the attemps this is spot on excellent

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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14 Nov 2012 - 10:07 AM

That is an amazing flower and captured to perfection Carole
Lillian

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 10:11 AM

a fine capture, beautiful delicate stamen. They remind me of butterfly antennae!

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 10:46 AM

Very well done Carole - I got one of these in Santorini but it was in a dark place
so had to up the ISO but yours is a much better image.
This shows it's beauty so well.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:45 AM

An explosion of stamens from this beautiful flower: detail so well captured, Carole.
Ronnie.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:50 AM

Just gorgeous.
Love the colours.
Very well done Carole.

B.

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:19 PM

It's worth all that time and trouble, Carole. It's a shot that cannot be bettered IMHO. Incredible!

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achieverswales
14 Nov 2012 - 12:21 PM

As you say Carole not the easiest to expose for, excellent light and detail, your patience has paid off.

Regards

Trev.

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Maiwand
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14 Nov 2012 - 12:34 PM

Quality capture Carole. Spot on.
Ron

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:00 PM

fantastic detail carole brilliant colours and light love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:03 PM

Wow, this is gorgeous! Another stunning capture, Carole, love it Smile
Trev Smile

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danbrann
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14 Nov 2012 - 1:04 PM

That's stunning Carole.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:15 PM

Sounds a bit of a caper right enough Carole.
You could have camped out overnight on the shore though,
to get the light in the morning !!
A colourful shot.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:20 PM

It does look like it could be difficult but a superb accomplishment-- such a pretty bloom!

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fificat100
14 Nov 2012 - 1:30 PM

SPECTACULAR! A beautiful flower, well lit, superb detail. Yes, an ACE! SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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morpheus1955
14 Nov 2012 - 1:52 PM

Stunning shot Carole, fantastic detail and colours, superb clarity

Hugh

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AnnChown
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14 Nov 2012 - 3:44 PM

This is gorgeous Carole - excellent detail, light and colour.
Ann

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SUE118
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14 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

A lovely delicate shot.

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Niknut
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14 Nov 2012 - 4:52 PM

Beautiful !!!.....gorgeous light & clarity !!!

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JohnChambersPhotography

The detail is outstanding Carole, what a lovely shot.

John

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 6:02 PM

Beautiful!

P.

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franken
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14 Nov 2012 - 6:23 PM

Beautiful image Carole.

Ken

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lifesnapper
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14 Nov 2012 - 6:24 PM

Great title for this stunning image Carole, well done.

John Smile

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14 Nov 2012 - 7:35 PM

A great title for a great photo stunning.

Bob

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14 Nov 2012 - 7:43 PM

A great caperGrin
Diane

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14 Nov 2012 - 7:47 PM

awesome and I mean this from the bottom of my heart

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netta1234
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14 Nov 2012 - 8:18 PM

Never seen one of these beauties before.A Brilliant image with great detail
NettaSmile

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Brian65
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14 Nov 2012 - 8:28 PM

Well you cracked it in the end, perfect shot Carole.SmileSmile
Brian

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14 Nov 2012 - 9:51 PM

Your patience was rewarded, Carole, wonderful light and detail.

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canonfan
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15 Nov 2012 - 12:30 AM

Stunning capture Carole
Jim

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 - 8:06 AM

Wow Carole, that is one stunner of an image, Peter..

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
15 Nov 2012 - 12:52 PM

Excellent detail .
jj

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Daisymaye
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15 Nov 2012 - 1:06 PM

A gorgeous flower and so worth the wait capturing this shot. Just beautiful!.......Sandy

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 - 3:00 PM

Radiant is the work that comes to mind!
A very inspiring image with so much beauty and elegance in show!

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 3:23 PM

Worth the effort Carole. Superb in every detail. Smile

Gerry

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15 Nov 2012 - 11:20 PM

Beautiful image nice colour and detail.
Allen, Smile

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16 Nov 2012 - 5:28 AM

Superb indeed

Peter

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16 Nov 2012 - 7:22 AM

Very well done Carole - is this the caper that produces Capers?
Jason

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20 Nov 2012 - 8:57 PM

well worth the time and effort .

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Nov 2012 - 10:36 AM

Splendid photo, love the colours, detail in spot on, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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27 Nov 2012 - 10:05 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Carole, this is one of your very best

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JuBarney
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14 Dec 2012 - 7:56 PM

This is a superb shot, well done on your perseverance. (I have PM'd Nick)
Ju

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