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WOW…amazing reception to the last upload! Thanks you all for the votes and fabulous comments…

…and a very special ‘Thank Yooo’ to Joline, CarolG and ChristineD for their wonderful User Awards. Sure put a huge grin on my face Grin

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Now I would normally never upload something unprocessed. I think I’ve done it only once. At a minimum, 10% contrast is what I’d give a shot in the way of processing (cropping doesn’t count). But I kinda like how this looks as is.

Saying that, all crit is welcome…that should go without saying ‘cos I like to know what others’ eyes feel. [Is this a bit dark to anyone?]

This was taken with the new lens yesterday morning. At a nearby hospital (took my mum for a fasting blood test) which has lovely gardens.

This is a thalia…and when I Googled ‘thalia’ I was faced with loads of images of a very pretty lady. Turns out there’s a Mexican singer named Thalia! So I Googled ‘thalia plant’ and managed to find out the exact species. The singer sorta made the flower pale in comparison, though Grin

Andrew

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Minolta MD 50mm 1.7
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
White Balance:Auto
Title:Thalia
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:10 Jul 2013 - 8:29 PM
Tags:Aquatic, Flowers & plants, Purple, Thalia, Thalia dealbata
VS Mode Rating 102 (75% won)
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Votes:46
Voters:andylea · Eastlands · bricurtis · WhiteRose1 · Lillian · John_Horner · EMJAYCEE · ali63 · SUE118 · evap · dmhuynh72 · mikesmith · AnneWorner · taggart · netta1234 · franken · pamelajean · Trev_B · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · johnlw · Alan_Baseley · LynneJoyce · ValSaxby · CaroleA · SlowSong · cabbie · silverbells · soulofharmony · jovanovic · Brilane · CarolG · Hermanus · wrinkles · DolphinLady · CaroleS · RobertTurley · Herge88 · mex · crookymonsta · Joline · Greyheron · Ade_Osman · bliba · Glostopcat · dawnmichelle ·
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Unique Views:51

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:33 PM

wonderful comp andrew brilliant detail and colours love the presentation a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:38 PM

Nicely detailed and projects well from the bg Andrew.
Brian.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:39 PM

You tell an excellent story, Andrew GrinGrin and an amazing flower (guess what I've just been googling!!)

Dave

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:46 PM

How beautiful is this? Well I think this is a real winner
So have a UA from me Andrew
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:48 PM

I've just had a google and I think your image is as good if not better than the illustration there.Smile Have you ever thought of taking up writing as a career Andrew? I love the tales you tell. GrinWink
Joan.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:50 PM

A great image,

Ali

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 8:54 PM

What a pretty plant and you've a lovely capture here.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:09 PM

They have nice gardens everywhere in Singapore and you took the opportunity to capture this amazing close up, well done.
regards
Yng

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

Thalia looks sugar coated-- It is so pretty I do not wonder that you wanted to photograph it--- A brilliant piece of work!

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AnneWorner
10 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

This is amazing almost straight out of camera - very pretty, delicate with nice detail.

Anne


(Thank you for your UA!)

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:15 PM

A Greatv detailed imageSmile
NettaSmile

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franken
franken Plus Member 123450 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:32 PM


Quote: Nicely detailed and projects well from the bg Andrew.
Brian.

I agree Andrew.

Ken

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pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1703 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:32 PM

I'd never seen anything like it, Andrew, and so I did what others have done, googled for it. It's an aquatic plant, so there must have been a pond in the hospital garden. It's so unusual and attractive.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:42 PM

Perfect for me, Andrew: the colours look a bit muted, which I appreciate, a sort of pre-Van Gogh Smile
Regards
Bill

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johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:43 PM

Very nice lovely light and DOF.
Regards John.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 9:51 PM

Lovely image and a nice ramble too!

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65015 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 10:18 PM

Excellent separation from the b/g. Top shot. Smile
x

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soulofharmony
10 Jul 2013 - 10:47 PM

Really Beautiful work


Nikki !!!

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 2:58 AM

Unusual looking flower, Andrew. Nicely taken.
Brian

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 5:31 AM

A divine image, Andrew, and unprocessed, too, what a superb result Smile Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Jul 2013 - 5:41 AM

This is a superb image Andrew !! Excellent Smile

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DolphinLady
11 Jul 2013 - 7:23 AM

Not a lot left for me to say Andrew....I have to agree with all the comments that have been made.
It is beautiful & I shall be looking to see if I can get one for when we re-do the pond rockery.
I love it.
Hilary (*_*)..xx

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 11:53 AM

This is lovely! Like a little fairy candelabra.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 4:06 PM


Quote: I've just had a google and I think your image is as good if not better than the illustration there.Smile Have you ever thought of taking up writing as a career Andrew? I love the tales you tell. GrinWink
Joan.

I love what you said about writing. Thanks GrinGrin

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2013 - 8:57 PM

perfect close up work

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14 Jul 2013 - 7:45 PM

A top quality macro Andrew, you've really mastered that new lens of yours

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