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Entitled Guilty as I'm afraid I am guilty of subjecting my flowers to torture again. A length of wire was gently inserted up the stem and then wound around a tin whistle which was a convenient diameter Smile

I'm just working on a better method of curling the stems and have another Anenome by side out of water waiting for it to wilt just enough to make it a little more flexible - time will tell if I'm successful.

Camera:Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Guilty
Username:cattyal cattyal
Uploaded:7 Feb 2008 - 7:31 PM
Tags:Anenome, Blue, Curly, Digitally manipulated, Flower, Flowers & plants, Lucisart, Whyeth
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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 7:31 PM

That's just cruel, off to find the website for the RFPS!

Being picky (and you know that I am) there is some debris on the petal to the lhs at the top Wink

Last Modified By csurry at 7 Feb 2008 - 7:33 PM

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 7:33 PM

I agree, cruel!....but very effective Smile Jane

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 7:33 PM

Heavens - I think I'd better go into hiding then Cheryl as my poor flowers have suffered far worse than this before now Smile

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simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 7:34 PM

What a wonderful blue. the petals look very delicate.

It's certainly a novel way to arrange the stem.

Simon

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 7:37 PM


Quote: Being picky (and you know that I am) there is some debris on the petal to the lhs at the top

Yep - expertly spotted Cheryl - I did later remove the debris but this was the best of the shots in the end and maybe I should have removed it with software rather than my fingers! I'll be buying some more for the weekend so shall try to do better Smile

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jaecat
jaecat  629 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Feb 2008 - 7:39 PM

great effect you have used here.

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geniehawk
geniehawk  7181 forum posts England
7 Feb 2008 - 7:49 PM

But at least the flower will survive for ever now!

Beautiful colour and the treatment as always delicately done.

Jeannie.

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
7 Feb 2008 - 8:16 PM

Lovely detail and colour tones presentation lighting and composition.
Pauline.

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phil87
phil87  6 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2008 - 8:23 PM

Beautiful image.

Phil

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 8:31 PM

Lovely detail Alison,we will forgive you just this once Wink
Janet

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 8:50 PM

Great capture and a lovely presentation.
Bob

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 8:54 PM

Well Pete, obviously didn't look at the stray object Smile

But then he's not as picky as me obviously! Wink

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Silverzone
7 Feb 2008 - 9:08 PM

Great effect. Sylvia

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:14 PM

Congratulations on the EC, well deserved! jane

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 9:36 PM

Gorgeous! I love the blue, and what you have done to the stem is very creative and effective. Well done on the EC.

Lisa

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
7 Feb 2008 - 9:52 PM

Its worth cheating,slightly,to get an image like this.Not to mention an EC.Well done Alison.
Cheers
Alan

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 10:02 PM

Thank you again everyone and thank you Pete for the EC Smile

I'm still waiting for another flower to wilt to see if I can get a tighter twist but it's been sat by my keyboard since about 7pm and no sign of it keeling over yet. It's got half an hour and then I'm giving up!

I can live with a bit of debris Cheryl Smile Grief, this was a very sorry bunch of flowers I must admit - I must stop buying from my cheap and cheerful flower man and maybe spend a tiny bit more money in future - maybe....

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 10:38 PM

Superb image well deserving of the EC - congrats. It reminds me of something Japanese in style (is Ikebana the correct term for the art of flower arranging oriental style?) Bruce

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 10:43 PM

Love this image, great detail and I love the twisty stem.
Sylvia

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2008 - 11:52 PM

The detail you have captured in those beautiful colour petals is amazing Alison.
Love the curly stem.
Congratulations on your well deserved EC
Hilary

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
8 Feb 2008 - 12:17 AM

Super detail, colour and presentation.
Dot

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2008 - 5:16 AM

lovely image, nice EC to Smile
chris

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 6:22 AM

Maybe my fave of yours so far, into my faves.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 6:44 AM

Stunning presentation. Carol

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 9:44 AM

Super detail, congrats on your EC too.


Chris

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Raindancer
8 Feb 2008 - 9:49 AM

Congrats on the EC and very well deserved, another stunning shot..... Smile

Rog

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 10:15 AM

Glad Cheryl made a comment about this underneath my own picture, because I hadn't seen this one yet. Well, debris or not, it's a great shot! And I suppose there's something to be said for debris, actually - it's more natural, isn't it. Nature isn't perfect - it's the imperfections that make it so wonderful, often. Anyway - congratulations!

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 10:51 AM

All that cruelty,now see where it's gotten you ..lol
Well done Alison.
Janet

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Gary_Macleod
8 Feb 2008 - 3:39 PM

Brilliant...such invention

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
8 Feb 2008 - 4:55 PM

Well done, Alison. My Mum was always torturing flowers with florists' wire, and you've used it to great effect here. Fabulous clarity on the bloom itself.
Allie

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ann_g  10 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2008 - 5:32 PM

What a gorgeous image, superb.

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2008 - 8:20 PM

Hello everyone and thank you all again Smile

Ikebana - yep, that's the word Bruce - I've something in mind in that style but forgot to take my secateurs to work with me today to nick a bit off a tree! I might pop in tomorrow and give it a light pruning!

I've another Anenome by me all wired up and shall see if it will oblige and wilt before I go to bed. I'm afraid any flower with a hollow stem is fair game though I've been trying Tulips but they're a swine to wire up internally. That won't stop me trying though!

I do have a shot tucked away that has more debris than flower Conrad (well almost) - maybe I'll upload that some time for fun Smile

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franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2008 - 2:27 PM

Impressive work, can see why the Editor singled it out for an award. Simply beautiful.
Fran

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 10:00 AM

You are so full of great ideas Ali,A fine background for this colourful and very detailed flower . The wire was a touch of genius if rather cruel Smile xx

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 9:17 AM

Hello and thanks again.

Indeed I can be a bit cruel Mavis but I'm afraid it just has to be done sometimes Smile Sadly I've nothing in the garden right now that lends itself to the wires so I shall be relatively kind to my flowers for now!

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2008 - 8:14 PM

love the detail in the flower and the curly stem really adds something.lesley

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2008 - 9:10 PM

Hi Lesley and thanks Smile

I've got two bunches of Anemones at the moment which currently show no signs of opening - I'm rather hoping to get the wire out again sometime! I am however getting my regular flower supplier educated and he knows that I like the naturally bendy stems which is handy - getting wire into these things isn't always easy!

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2009 - 11:29 AM

Like the effect, Alison, and super detail and colour in the flower, too.
TrevB Smile

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2009 - 7:37 PM

Hi Trevor and thanks for taking a look. I've not managed to get hold of any really decent Anemones this year and now my flowerman has gone off to India on holiday! So inconsiderate of him Smile I'll have to see what the other sellers have to offer.....

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SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 8:01 PM

Lovely detail and a very clever treatment.

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webdady
webdady  5 United Arab Emirates
8 Apr 2009 - 9:11 AM

nice colour good details.
Shahid

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OMG
OMG  551 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2009 - 12:38 AM

A lovely presentation however cruel you had to be to achieve it! I like the pp work.
Rgds Derek

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96002 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2009 - 7:36 PM

Thank you again folks - it's been a while since I was nasty to flowers - I've a couple of new packs of wires at the ready so shall have to do some more Smile

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2009 - 11:30 AM

Well the cruelty resulted in a an ceptionally good shot - good colour and detail I really like this one - Elizabeth

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