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This poor anemone has a very sad story behind it............... I went for a walk yesterday, heading towards the meadow normally carpeted with wild anemones. Horror of horrors, when I got there I found that the whole area had been bulldozed, presumably preparing the ground for the erection of a new house, and not an anemone to be seen. On closer inspection I found this lone survivor amongst a sea of mud and stones. She was duly rescued and came home with me, placed in a glass and photographed, and here she is, a reminder that not everyone shares the love of nature that I hold very dear to me.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:lone survivor
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:13 Feb 2008 - 6:23 AM
Tags:Anemone, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Plant
Votes:57

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 6:36 AM

Progress always takes centre stage Carol.Shame really but glad you salvaged this little reminder of what was there before.Lovely idea and presentation.
Tom.

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Skye24Blue
13 Feb 2008 - 6:36 AM

Perfect! Love the colours and detail. Sad to hear about them bulldozing wild flower patches though.
Mac

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GalleryGirl
13 Feb 2008 - 6:39 AM

It's a beaut too. Lovely colour. Well done Carol.
Marilyn x

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 6:46 AM

Hi Carol - I felt like this after my treck to Thornton's Force on Sunday! - Stunning image - Jude.

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luxaeternam
13 Feb 2008 - 6:58 AM

A lovely story and a lovely flower for which the simplest of vases is better than the fate it escaped.
Smile Lucy

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 7:34 AM

And so she is imortal by now - such a little beauty and you did so well!
Beautiful image, like the composition.
Jo

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
13 Feb 2008 - 8:29 AM

Great shot, love the hairs on the flower petals.

Nicky

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
13 Feb 2008 - 8:54 AM

Beautiful work and so well presented Carol...

Dave

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2008 - 9:00 AM

It's lovely Carol Smile

Sorry to hear about the destruction of the others. Not everyone respects our precious wildlife or even people too sometimes.

Hope you have a nice day Smile

John

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 9:04 AM

What a sad story Carol..it really shouldn't be allowed to happen! This is a very beautiful image as the one you have left looks so desolate!
Di

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Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 9:08 AM

This must be your entery for the Monthly Photographic Club .

A winner.

Rock

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ChristineL
13 Feb 2008 - 9:24 AM

we had two beautiful and wild set aside fields for at least the thirteen years that I have lived here. Now that set aside is no longer on the government's agenda they are to be ploughed up and the lovely tall hedges have been slashed almost to the ground, it's spoilt the look of the place totally. I shall miss my walks through them in summer with all the buzzing insects and wildflowers. Sad
I'm glad you managed to salvage this to photograph, it's beautiful,
Chris.

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 10:49 AM

Beautiful light and lovely shot of this little flower. As Pete Seeger said in song, "Where have all the Flowers gone?"
Andrew

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
13 Feb 2008 - 10:56 AM

Gorgeous Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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phil87
phil87  7 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2008 - 11:50 AM

Love the colour, good use of background to bring out the colour

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Douglas_George
13 Feb 2008 - 12:14 PM

Morning Carol, love the composition in this the flower leading to the glass, looks good.

Dougie.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 12:33 PM

Oh, I hate when that happens....construction is such destruction to the nature lover. Glad you rescued it.

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Andys0707
Andys0707  6
13 Feb 2008 - 12:46 PM

GREAT IMAGE, NICE WORK, ANDYS0707

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canadamon
canadamon  6 Canada
13 Feb 2008 - 2:01 PM

Nice capture here, well done
Damon

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
13 Feb 2008 - 2:12 PM

You did a beautiful job with this flower.. so well captured

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 2:36 PM

Beautiful capture and a great presentation Carol.
Bob

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13 Feb 2008 - 3:57 PM

nice story & good shot !

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 4:49 PM

Nice composition with the glass being kept nicely out of focus. Well done.

Albert

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PatrickSmith
13 Feb 2008 - 4:53 PM

I'd be so upset. But a nice save by you!

Patrick

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dave1207
dave1207  7 England
13 Feb 2008 - 5:03 PM

You can almost see the sadness in the flower, well done.
Dave.

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 6:02 PM

Glad you managed to save this one, I know how you feel I was gutted when they bulldozed the field of poppies behind my house to build on! Jane

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graceland
graceland  102378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 6:29 PM

Everyone has said this is Great

So ......




WOW WELL DONE

And a User award for u ( :

Last Modified By graceland at 13 Feb 2008 - 6:30 PM

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 6:43 PM

Nice little story to go with a good picture.
Brian

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franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 8:10 PM

Lovely photograph sad story, glad it's spending it's final days with you Carol.
Fran

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SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2008 - 8:21 PM

Beautiful image well composed and lovely presentation
Steve

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piccy  8 Wales
13 Feb 2008 - 9:37 PM

And it's such a beauty too. Sad affair.
Freda

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13 Feb 2008 - 10:10 PM

Fabulous image and great idea.
Nick

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derekv  7 England
13 Feb 2008 - 10:29 PM

So-called progress doesn't really have a heart, does it. Beautiful shot, Carol.
Derek

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User_Removed
13 Feb 2008 - 11:39 PM

Just catching up on lost time on site and I come across your heart rending tale. I was going to say lose the glass and the picture would be better. Then I read your commentary, therefore it stays.
Well shot, well rescued, not to be forgotten.

Stuart

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Cabit  7104 forum posts England
13 Feb 2008 - 11:42 PM

Magic image, nice work.
Dave

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
13 Feb 2008 - 11:43 PM

A well composed shot, glad you rescued it. Shame we aren't all nature lovers
MANDY

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chrissd
chrissd  9304 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 - 5:44 AM

lovely piece of work Carol SmileSmile
chris

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 5:34 PM

Oh dear...glad you found the poor thing, Carol. And immortalised it beautifully too Smile

Andrew

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Hop-A-Long
14 Feb 2008 - 5:36 PM

Fabulous shot. Nice colour and detail.
Andy

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roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 7:45 PM

Lovely story, glad you managed to salvage this one.
Alexandra

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 - 8:26 PM

Well captured..Lol, A lovely flower beautiful colours,It looks good in the glass,in fact it would look good anywere,
Alan

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Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2008 - 9:41 AM

So simple and yet very poignant Carol, the way you've blurred the glass slightly, helps to project the flower too...

Leo

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leons29
leons29  7 South Africa
18 Feb 2008 - 3:44 AM

Stunning !!!
Leon

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