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A change from critters, this crocus laevigatus is one of the first autumnal crocus species to make an appearance.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:crocus laevigatus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:16 Nov 2012 - 5:12 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife / nature
Votes:85
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Nov 2012 - 5:26 AM

Two beautiful photos Carol ! I hope you do not expect me to choose between them Smile Excellent Smile

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LynneJoyce
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16 Nov 2012 - 5:30 AM

Two lovely images of equal merit.

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jaktis
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16 Nov 2012 - 5:42 AM

Beautiful

Peter

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User_Removed
16 Nov 2012 - 5:46 AM

Aren't those just gorgeous. Beautiful light and crisp detail.

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debu
debu  4 India
16 Nov 2012 - 5:50 AM

A couple of beautiful images.
debu

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:04 AM

Two superb presentations of this white crocus, Carol: I like the original but also what you have done in V 1.
Ronnie.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:34 AM

Excellent Carol, the water drops work perfectly.

Andy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:22 AM

V1 for me it's beautiful.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:27 AM

Wet or dry, they are lovely!

Ann

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helenlinda
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16 Nov 2012 - 7:35 AM

For me the water droplets make the image- so v1 gets my vote SmileSmile
Helen

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:45 AM

two beautys carol wonderful detail brilliant colours love them both so it's half a vote each for me today nice ones Smile
andy

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:00 AM

Beautiful images,Carol,well done,
saeid

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:08 AM

No. 1 is simply beautiful, great processing in replacing the background.

Albert

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moiral
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16 Nov 2012 - 8:10 AM

Beautiful close up Carole. Moira

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6158 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:26 AM

v1 for me carol excellent shots.
steve

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WhiteRose1
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16 Nov 2012 - 8:28 AM

Lovely work and presentation in v1, Carol.

Dave

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Badgerfred
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16 Nov 2012 - 8:35 AM

2 beauties Carol,
Fred.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:53 AM

Well worked with the back ground and good details in the flower Carol
Regards Richard

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barbarahirst
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16 Nov 2012 - 8:55 AM

perfection in my humble eyes...

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Ayoob
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16 Nov 2012 - 9:06 AM

Like both of them ,superb detailed inages ,Carol..........Grin

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CaroleS
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16 Nov 2012 - 9:26 AM

V1 is beautifully presented Carol but V2 captures my vote!
Carole

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digital_boi
16 Nov 2012 - 9:37 AM

great clarity and detail Carol fine captures

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 9:39 AM

V1 for me because of the delicate and detailed image of the flowers and also because of the fine presentation.
ken

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SlowSong
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16 Nov 2012 - 9:52 AM

Beautiful whites.
x

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RajaSidambaram
16 Nov 2012 - 10:27 AM

I could see the real beauty of Crocus in V2.A pleasing pair of flowers, Carol.- Raja.

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TonyDy
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16 Nov 2012 - 10:53 AM

Lovely shots, Carol - I think I prefer the more natural look of V,2
Tony

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Irishkate
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16 Nov 2012 - 11:17 AM

Beautiful crocus and what a great job you've done of changing the b/g in V1.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
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16 Nov 2012 - 11:54 AM

A gorgeous image Carol.
Ann

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 12:24 PM

Quite beautiful Carol.

Gerry

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achieverswales
16 Nov 2012 - 12:25 PM

Stunning quality Carol, V2 is my choice by a short head.

Regards

Trev.

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raygregson
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16 Nov 2012 - 1:23 PM

another top shot carol,superb clarity,well captured indeed.rayWinkWinkWink

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Nov 2012 - 1:37 PM

Great both images, I think this is the crocus they get saffron from which is the stamens! very delicate, lovely detail regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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16 Nov 2012 - 2:47 PM

Beautiful close ups Carol with a stunning V1 presentation with the background removed it's a real star with the lovely water droplets on the petals.

Gary

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Ade_Osman
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16 Nov 2012 - 2:53 PM

Different for you Carol, but still a very worthy upload....

Ade

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ugly
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16 Nov 2012 - 2:56 PM

Great detail nice water droplets...
Very nice DOF...
Top marks...

Dave

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Lillian
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16 Nov 2012 - 2:57 PM

Like them both Carol
lovely details
Lillian

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Nov 2012 - 3:00 PM

Two gorgeous captures, Carol Smile I rather like the more natural background of V2, but love all those water droplets in V1, so I'm torn between the two! I'll have to be half a vote for each...Wink
Trev Smile

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Hop-A-Long
16 Nov 2012 - 3:14 PM

Beautiful shots, V1 is spot on with the droplets and blurred BG.

Andy

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16 Nov 2012 - 3:40 PM

What a beautiful shot Carol both lovely but V1 gets my vote..Lin

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ChristineD
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16 Nov 2012 - 4:50 PM

Two beautiful photos, v1 for me

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Niknut
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16 Nov 2012 - 4:52 PM

Superb !!!.....gorgeous shot !!!

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16 Nov 2012 - 5:44 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! Carol.
Brian

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 5:47 PM

Superb capture and presentation, Carol.

P.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:54 PM

Two crackers Carol. Superb detail and colour with V2 being my favourite. They are both excellent shots.
Ray

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Chinga
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16 Nov 2012 - 8:51 PM

Radiant, charming and well shot Carol,
but look as much as I have been looking not a tinny weeny bug on sight... Grin
You could have dropped at least an ant in the middle... GrinGrin

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16 Nov 2012 - 8:51 PM

Two stunning images Carol... Wonderful work

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18 Nov 2012 - 12:39 AM

these little lenses on the white are wonderful

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prabhusinha
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18 Nov 2012 - 8:36 AM

Does it produce saffron, if not, It's a great set.

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18 Nov 2012 - 12:36 PM

Simply beautiful Carol, I like the way you've presented v1. Our early spring ones will be emerging in around three months time unless we have another prolonged cold spell like we did a couple of years ago

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headskiesfly
18 Nov 2012 - 4:21 PM

Stunning
Rick

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DitoInacio
20 Nov 2012 - 1:12 AM

Carol, it's the most beautiful image i've seed in last month. V1 for me, but both are beautiful!
The colors, details, sharpness, presentation... Marvelous!

regards

Dito

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20 Nov 2012 - 11:00 AM

V1 by a hairsbreadth. Perfect exposure and good clarity with an excellent composition. A

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