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Many thanks for the wonderful welcome backings, people Smile

I'm halfway through my visiting of pfs but I thought I'll upload this in between.

Another heliconic offering from the garden.

This one's a rostrata and these bloom like nobody's business. There are always at least 3 hanging around. Actually, I really should cut down the ones which've long since flowered and dried 'cos there are way too many shrivelled up 'carcasses' around. Which, I've noticed, would make great shots in mono against the right background.

I've always liked these at THIS stage or even earlier. When the inflorescence is still at the 'spear' stage and the bracts still haven't started to sequentially open up.

Here you've got 2 bracts open, although I suppose the basal bract doesn't count. AAAAAANYWAY, seems like I've started talking to myself here...SO...I shall go and catch up with more pfs!

Hope you like. Check out the little ant running along the top!

A Smile

Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Portrait of a Heliconia - 2
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:29 Apr 2008 - 6:44 PM
Tags:Distichous, Flora, Floral, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Ginger, Heliconia, Pendant, Portrait, Portraits / people, Rhizome, Rostrata
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bzbee
bzbee  10100 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 6:49 PM

lovely bold presentation

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
29 Apr 2008 - 6:50 PM

A simple but striking image and the ant is a wonderful addition

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6685 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 6:50 PM

The simple presentation is spot on and the ant's cute. Sandra

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willgriffiths
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29 Apr 2008 - 6:57 PM

Another great one.
Will

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PLCimagery
PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 6:57 PM

Good stuff!

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proz
proz  9205 forum posts United States
29 Apr 2008 - 6:58 PM

good crisp shot Andrew, could be a lobster claw Smile

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 6:59 PM

love the little ant lol very simple and so effective,lovely.

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pascalg
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29 Apr 2008 - 7:07 PM

superb presentation !
vibrant colours...

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:13 PM

beautiful in its simplicity, gorgeous colour and the meat on the veg is cute...lol Smile
ian

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luxaeternam
29 Apr 2008 - 7:14 PM

So that's what it's called. Lovely shot Andrew. I like the angle you've chosen.
Smile Lucy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:17 PM

Superb presentation, and just love the ant!! Carol

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ESP
ESP  726 forum posts England
29 Apr 2008 - 7:22 PM

Simply Chillitastic Wink

Sara

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:32 PM

Already a strong image with bold colours but it's the little fella crawling along that put's this in a league of it's own

Mike

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
29 Apr 2008 - 7:35 PM

Fantastic shot and detail. Just love it!

Gregor

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 7:41 PM

Great shot Andrew..wonderful colour and detail ..looks superb against the white. I have checked out the ant..made me smile !
Di

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 - 8:06 PM

Excellent presentation lovely colours,
and a well captured ant,
Alan

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
29 Apr 2008 - 8:09 PM

Lovely shot, great colours.

Nicky

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 8:19 PM

Excellent shot! Nice presentation.
Ty

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 8:52 PM

An effected image so simple but works
Glynnis

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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 9:39 PM

Beautiful, crafted image. Wonderful work Andrew! - Robin

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29 Apr 2008 - 9:50 PM

I've missed your sense of humour, your individual style of grammar, and most of all your pictures.

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
29 Apr 2008 - 10:16 PM

Outstanding - the ant makes this for me. Have an award Smile
Allie

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2008 - 10:34 PM

NIce the way this looks like a hot spear, an yet is a wonderful flower

Jennnn

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Bodiewil
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29 Apr 2008 - 10:50 PM

Stunning work great colours

Dave

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DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 12:08 AM

This is absolutely stunning boyo.
Wonderful colours & detail ,& I so love how you have positioned it in the frame.
Congratulations on your awards, well deserved.
Hilary Smile
PS...I did see the ant...

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Skye24Blue
30 Apr 2008 - 3:38 AM

Heavenly heliconia! This is so good, Andrew.
Mac

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 8JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 5:53 AM

Must be something to see these in profusion, a really colourful plant.......amazing what these ants get up to!
Rgds., Jim

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 8:25 AM

Oh my...two awards!! Thanks so much, Possum and Mike SmileSmileSmileSmile

And thanks for all the comments and clicks, everyone else Smile

Andrew

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
2 May 2008 - 7:40 PM

Absolutely superb comp.... lovely colours and love the detail... i can imagine a very close crop on this creating a wonderful abstract too... 2 for the price of 1 lol.... well done.
Karen Smile

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2008 - 12:02 AM

Hi Andrew,
Fantastic abstract/flower compostion.Love the way the ant is walking along the top,angles,look of pleating,colours/tones and presentation.take care,AnnWink

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6 May 2008 - 10:54 PM

A splendid image Andrew, like the inclusion of the ant

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2008 - 5:55 PM

great stuff my friend

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