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Taken in the gardens(outside and not in a hothouse!!) of Tresco Abbey in the Isles of Scilly and couple of weeks ago.
This flower, protea cynaroides or king protea is, apparently, the national flower of South Africa, where it grows in abundance.
Many much appreciated thanks for all views, votes and comments on my 'Gotcha' upload!Smile
And a special thank you to Richard(DixPix) and Terry(terryxc) for there coveted User Awards!SmileSmile

Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2013 - 1:35 PM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Protea Cynaroides
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:31 Oct 2013 - 5:13 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Protea Cynaroides, Scillies, Tresco Abbey Gardens
Votes:67

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 5:16 PM

An amazing half profile portrait of this beautiful flower.

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helenlinda
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31 Oct 2013 - 5:19 PM

Beautifully captured SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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barbarahirst
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31 Oct 2013 - 5:21 PM

top of the class with this beauty....

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 5:27 PM

Excellent Image Richard!! I like the dark background which makes the sharp and detailed flower stand out so well!! Nice work!!

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Irishkate
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31 Oct 2013 - 5:29 PM

An outstandingly beautiful flower Richard.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 5:29 PM

Oh my, what a stunning flower, Richard, and you certainly have done it justice with this beautiful presentation. Carol

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31 Oct 2013 - 5:34 PM

Excellent detail in this beauty Richard,
Fred.

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JuBarney
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31 Oct 2013 - 5:35 PM

A beautiful detailed shot
Ju

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sweetpea62
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31 Oct 2013 - 5:54 PM

A stunning detailed shot Richard of this beautiful flower..Lin

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ali63
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:12 PM

A wonderful image of this exotic flower,

Ali

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:15 PM

What a very beautiful flower - the thumbnail looked good, but large is just stunning! Wink
Trev Smile

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rayme330
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:21 PM

Delicate colours and super sharp detail make for an excellent image, Richard.

Ray

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EileenH
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:25 PM

Beautiful imageSmile

Eileen

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marshfam19
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:31 PM

A really lovely image. Well captured.

MaryGrin

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morpheus1955
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:36 PM

Superb image, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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Glostopcat
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:56 PM

What a fabulous floral image Richard, I like the angle you've taken this one from and the pin sharp details captured

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GeorgePlatis
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31 Oct 2013 - 6:57 PM

Fabulous capture of this magnificent flower with these magical details and colours that make me staring at it for a long time, Richard! Great presentation, great work !
Regards,
George

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anglingandyq
31 Oct 2013 - 7:02 PM

A superb image Richard

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Brian65
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:04 PM

Wonderful detailed shot Richard, beautiful flower.Smile
Brian

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ColleenA
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:04 PM

Beautifully captured Richard...yes one of South Africa's beautiful protea's....nice details and pov, well done

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Trev_B
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:11 PM

Wonderful clarity and super colour, Well done ****.

Trev

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Nikonuser1
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:12 PM

Excellent RichardSmile

Cliff

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Caziwinkles
31 Oct 2013 - 7:24 PM

This is beautiful Richard - such amazing detail and great DoF. Smile

Carol

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31 Oct 2013 - 7:24 PM

A very beautiful image Richard.

Myra

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Billyray
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:26 PM

Its a cracking shot. Superb detail with excellent colour.
Ray

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DixClix
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:29 PM

Excellent image, ****, really clear and such sharp detail!
Mick

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leontari
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31 Oct 2013 - 7:36 PM

Detail, colour and presentation make an excellent image Richard. A really amazing capture.
Effrossini

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brian17302
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31 Oct 2013 - 8:23 PM

Wonderful image Richard

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fificat100
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31 Oct 2013 - 8:47 PM

Fantastic detail on this lovely flower, Richard. Beautifully taken and presented.

Lavina

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johnlw
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31 Oct 2013 - 8:49 PM

A pin sharp beauty well doneSmile
Regards John.

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nonur
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31 Oct 2013 - 9:27 PM

A superb detailed shot, Richard.

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EMJAYCEE
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31 Oct 2013 - 9:30 PM

Superb detail.Smile
Joan.

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Fred263
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31 Oct 2013 - 10:01 PM

A stunning macro image with a great POV, Richard.
Fred

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achieverswales
31 Oct 2013 - 10:01 PM

Superb clarity and composition Richard.

Regards

Trev.

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capto
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31 Oct 2013 - 10:33 PM

A well detailed image of this impressive flower.Smile

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netta1234
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1 Nov 2013 - 8:19 AM

This is a beautiful flower with some lovely detail.
Last day of my half term.With not such a good weather,
NettaSmile

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Lillian
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1 Nov 2013 - 10:31 AM

Wow! Richard that is most impressive
lillian

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1 Nov 2013 - 3:36 PM

Oooooo how much detailGrinGrinGrinGrin Fabulous!
Diane

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Potra
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6 Nov 2013 - 11:45 PM

Wonderful macro Richard. Stunning flower.
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