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My daughter gave me one of those packages with a bowl, compost and bulbs of Paperwhite Narcissus a few weeks before Christmas. Though I love them, I have always found they grow too leggy if started off in the house so this time I popped them into the greenhouse with far better results. They then came indoors and remained on the computer room windowsill for several weeks. I tried more times than I can remember to capture an image of them but eventually kept just this one which I think works quite well. The reflection is in the glass of the window as I took this late at night, regardless of what it says in Exif!

A special thanks to cannonfan, Brian 65, Growmore and pamelajean for those very special UAs. To all who looked in and left votes/comments. many thanks too. Your encouragement is very important and greatly appreciated.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Dec 2012 - 10:16 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Windowdressing
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:20 Jan 2013 - 5:30 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General
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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:31 PM

Nice spring image, let's hot it is not too long till we have them in the garden.
Johanna

Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:33 PM

Lovely image.
Sylvia

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:43 PM

A beautiful image of these delicate narcissi, Ann, and don't they smell heavenly Smile Carol

jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

Beautiful spring capture of such pretty and delicate little blooms, all the more special as homegrown with love Grin

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
20 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

Lovely spring image
Effrossini

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:00 PM

Gosh, these are gorgeous!

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:13 PM

Such a pretty image.
I tend to think everything you grow works well.
Love your comp

morpheus1955
20 Jan 2013 - 6:22 PM

Lovely image Ann fabulous colours and detail

Hugh

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

Delicate flowers, great image,
Ali

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95940 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

The back reflection adds a certain touch of magic to the image, Ann

You can always change the EXIF in the edit optionWink

Adrian

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 7:13 PM

Lovely image Ann. Hope mine turn out as well
Jim

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:28 PM

What a wonderful image to see on such a cold winters day.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:42 PM


Quote: The back reflection adds a certain touch of magic to the image, Ann

You can always change the EXIF in the edit optionWink

Adrian

Thanks for that, Adrian. Have changed it to PM which is correct.

Ann

gingerdelight
20 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

Just beautiful, you have captured the whites to perfection!

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:54 PM

I tried that method of using the window at night for a reflection also, Ann: these are rather attractive mulfiheaded narcissi and you have made a fine job in capturing this shot.
Ronnie.

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 8:41 PM

The whites are very well exposed here despite the conditions, nice work.

Best Matt

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:13 PM

Excellent the reflection in the glass adds to the overall composition Ann, a beautiful white Narcissus and a fine display and presentation.

Gary

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:47 PM

What a beautiful capture.
Bob

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 1:25 AM

These are so beautiful-- Lucky you! , well togged too!

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 9:49 AM

Beautiful and subtle shot Ann. paul

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:44 AM

A most elegant image Ann.
Joan.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 1:39 PM

Ohhh...you have shot these beauties well, Ann. They look like they smell wonderful. Do they? Sigh...I miss spring. I remember getting one of these sorta kits at Wilko's. In the box there was potting mix, a pot and nice fat Amaryllis bulb. It went up on my windowsill in Leeds. Come spring, wowww...large red flowers facing different directions like loudspeakers. I was SO thrilled Smile

Andrew

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Jan 2013 - 2:16 PM

Excellent photo like the light on the petals look like silk, slight reflection on the glass sets them off nicely well done Ann, splendid, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 4:39 PM

Absolutely lovely Ann. A cracking shot with excellent detail and colour. I am really looking forward to spring as many of us are.
Ray

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
21 Jan 2013 - 5:07 PM

A beautiful image with fabulous light

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

I just want to smell them Ann
you really have captured these perfectly
Lillian

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 11:25 PM

They seem like precious china!
Ps the vegetarian weevil feeds the birds.

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 7:38 PM

'Lovely color Floral Image' ~ Peter

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 11:12 PM

A very nice image - like the bit of reflection in the window.

Lavina

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 11:44 PM

Excellent shot lovely detail
mike

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 4:21 PM

what a beautiful show of blooms I had a similar package with bowl bulbs etc - great shot - Elizabeth xx

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 7:35 PM

Beautiful image with lovely detail and nicely colour,very well done,
saeid

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:36 PM

I love these flowers and the way they smell - I actually have a couple peeking up from the soil right now! If only it rains.

Anne

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Jan 2013 - 10:49 PM

Beautiful shot with great details -very well taken, Ann -well done.......GrinGrinGrin

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 12:05 PM

superb image ann,super colour and detail,well done.ray

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 9:55 AM

A very well captured image - love the reflections. A

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