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A very big thank you to saltireblue for his UA on ‘The Return’. Much appreciated Grin

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By the way, about the Snapseed I mentioned in yesterday’s upload, that was a free download for my PC. I don’t have an iPhone.

And would you believe it…I’d actually decided to get the paid version of Snapseed if it wasn’t too expensive, and found out that they’d pulled the PC version earlier this year! So one can only get the paid version for iOS or Android. Lame-o-rama. I’ll Google ‘software like Snapseed’ and see what other goodies are out there Grin

For now, here’s a very confused flower. It goes by the names Blood Lily, African Blood Lily, Football Lily, Fireball Lily, Powderpuff Lily…good grief. Or maybe it’s a secret agent with a bunch of aliases.

This was blooming in a small pot on the patio. I wanted to get a deep sharp shot of it so I brought it to the dining room where I could guarantee no air movement. White paper behind flower, cam on tripod, fluorescent tube up on the wall behind me, and poof!

Such a treat when this bloomed. It rarely does!

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/11
Shutter Speed:1/1.3sec
Exposure Comp:+1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
White Balance:Auto
Title:Fireball
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:30 Jul 2013 - 7:07 PM
Tags:Fireball, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, Football, Lily, Multiflorus, Powderpuff, Scadoxus, Specialist / abstract
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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 7:13 PM

Such an elegant presentation Andrew! So beautifully done right down to the name text - A++
Ann

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CarolG
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30 Jul 2013 - 7:16 PM

A stunning bloom, Andrew, and perfectly captured and presented by yourself SmileSmileSmile Carol

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Quoise
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30 Jul 2013 - 7:31 PM

Excellent image, looks fab against the crisp white bg SmileSmile

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Griff2012
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30 Jul 2013 - 7:46 PM

Worth giving the star treatment! Smile

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pamelajean
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30 Jul 2013 - 8:08 PM

Since it rarely blooms, it's great that you have photographed it in all its splendour. Nice work with the background, perfect for all of those spiky bits.

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WhiteRose1
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30 Jul 2013 - 8:12 PM

The presentation is spot on, Andrew, a beauty.

Dave

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Michaela_Solway

Hot stuff Andy.. The b/g brings out the flaming red excellently.Wink

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SUE118
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30 Jul 2013 - 8:24 PM

Whichever Lily this is it's beautiful and I love the colour.SmileSmile

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mikbee
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30 Jul 2013 - 8:37 PM

An elegant flower indeed Andrew.
I prefer the name powderpuff Lily.
I can imagine Lily applying her powderpuff makeup using this !!
Fireball Lily is my second choice.
These redheads can get very feisty when they get going !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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30 Jul 2013 - 8:45 PM

You did all the right things, and the result is superb-- a most wonderful botanical well described with all its names as well----KUDOS---

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30 Jul 2013 - 9:19 PM

Brilliant photo Andy Smile

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BonBon
BonBon  3 Ireland
30 Jul 2013 - 9:59 PM

Love it

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30 Jul 2013 - 10:07 PM

Beautiful separation.
Smile

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johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 10:08 PM

A rather outstanding image well presented.
Regards John.

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30 Jul 2013 - 10:10 PM


Quote: Such an elegant presentation Andrew! So beautifully done right down to the name text - A++
Ann

I agree Andrew.

Ken

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30 Jul 2013 - 10:17 PM

A stunning presentation Andrew.
Joan.

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DolphinLady
30 Jul 2013 - 11:18 PM

Oh Andrew, this is gorgeous...perfection....in my eyes anyway..
Love the presentation & the detail & colour are amazing.
You are so clever.
Hilary..(*-*)xx

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30 Jul 2013 - 11:24 PM

Fantastic shot. Love all it's names. Thank you for the kind comment on my butterfly. Cathy

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30 Jul 2013 - 11:44 PM

WOW!

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Daisymaye
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31 Jul 2013 - 2:43 AM

A lovely image Andrew. Love the white b/g.......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Jul 2013 - 5:02 AM

This is excellent Andrew !! Great choice to have the white back ground !!

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Joline
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31 Jul 2013 - 11:47 AM

The simple presentation shows this off perfectly. Very, very nice!

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31 Jul 2013 - 1:59 PM

Stunning shot of this amazing flower. I actually have one of these and it has only flowered twice in about eight years, now I know why - even better I now have a name for it, so many thanks.
Sandra

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31 Jul 2013 - 9:30 PM

Most impressed...again! Andrew
what a well presented and lovely flower and one
I would really like in my garden
Lillian

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1 Aug 2013 - 12:16 AM

if I could give it a UA it would well deserve it. very stylish and well presented.

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ChristineD
1 Aug 2013 - 3:31 PM

Excellent image and presentation

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1 Aug 2013 - 7:59 PM

Expertly captured and presented.
regards
Yung

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Brilane
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1 Aug 2013 - 8:00 PM

Beautiful detail.
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2 Aug 2013 - 1:04 PM

Right choice of background to show of all those gorgeous spiky bits! Excellent capture!

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2 Aug 2013 - 1:28 PM

This absolutely beautiful is so simple but it works so well I could live with it on my Wall - Elizabeth xx

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2 Aug 2013 - 8:28 PM

Now that's a flower head - superbly detailed A.
Brian.

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2 Aug 2013 - 10:43 PM

I hope you succeed in your quest to find a substitute for snapseed. The detail and colour are spot on in this macro Andrew

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AnneWorner
5 Aug 2013 - 10:45 PM

Beautiful in its simplicity. Striking.

Anne

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