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Another image taken at Bodnant Gardens in North Wales earlier this week.
This shrub featured on the televised Chelsea Flower Show programme last night – which is why I know its name!!Smile
V1 is a cropped version of V2 - I was unsure which version to lead with but, I do like to see the beautiful bell shaped flower heads in all their glory!
I also like the composition of V1 - choices, choices - what do you think??
Thanks for all views, votes and comments on my ‘Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Gardens’ upload – very much appreciated, as always!Smile
And special thanks to Lin(sweetpea62) and Jan(janlea) for their treasured User Awards!SmileSmile
Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Date Taken:20 May 2014 - 12:24 PM
Focal Length:67mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Enkianthus Campanulatus
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:23 May 2014 - 1:33 PM
Tags:Bodnant, Close up, Enkianthus, Flowers & plants
Votes:51
Voters:ugly · MalcolmM · digital_boi · CaroleS · ddolfelin · morpheus1955 · CarolG · chrissie3 · Badgerfred · NDODS · Len1950 · barbarahirst · georgiepoolie · kuvailija · rayme330 · TrevBatWCC · kathrynlouise · RobertTurley · ColleenA · Brian65 · MikeGillingham · Jeddahknight111 · capto · Split · taggart · cabbie · EMJAYCEE · andylea · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · janlea · helenlinda · Fred263 · netta1234 · Mollycat · whatriveristhis · dark_lord · Alan_Baseley · sweetpea62 · jovanovic · Nikonuser1 · Holmewood · Irishkate · Nigeve1 · nonur · SimonFletch · mistere · gwynn56 · 213hardy · ali63 · ubaruch · Chinga ·
Views:161
Unique Views:62
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digital_boi
23 May 2014 - 1:53 PM

two very pleasing captures Richard

Graham

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CaroleS
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23 May 2014 - 1:53 PM

I like V2, that lovely green of the leaves offsets the colour of those dainty flowers.

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ddolfelin
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23 May 2014 - 1:57 PM

Brilliant blooms - brilliant pictures!

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morpheus1955
23 May 2014 - 1:58 PM

Two excellent images, wonderful colours and detail, great dof to

Hugh

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 2:06 PM

What an enchanting bloom, Richard, and two superb presentations. Carol

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
23 May 2014 - 2:11 PM

Beautiful set - v1 for me I think.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 May 2014 - 2:16 PM

Excellent images Richard, V2 my favourite, it's a super composition,
Fred.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43921 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 2:23 PM

Two so very pleasing and eye catching compositions with wonderful colour and a certain jena se qua about them. Image two for me please Richard.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 2:40 PM

I surprise myself when I choose v 2 as my favourite
I don't remember ever haven seen this beauty

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kuvailija
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23 May 2014 - 3:01 PM

These two images are something special and excellent ! - Never seen before ! - Very pretty.SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

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rayme330
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23 May 2014 - 3:14 PM

I think I prefer the complete composition of V2 to the closer crop of V1, Richard, but in any case excellent colour and detail. Well done mate.

Ray

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TrevBatWCC
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23 May 2014 - 3:33 PM

What beautiful flowers Smile Both are great versions, I like the inclusion of the leaves in V2, but the crop in V1 concentrates the eye more on the flowers themselves. If I'd to choose, I think V1 just wins it for me Wink
Trev Smile

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kathrynlouise
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23 May 2014 - 4:06 PM

Two beautiful images Richard. V2 for me also GrinGrin

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ColleenA
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23 May 2014 - 4:17 PM

Stunning images ...beautiful flowers and great photography

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Jeddahknight111
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23 May 2014 - 4:41 PM

Very very nice Richard full of lovely soft coloursGrin

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23 May 2014 - 4:53 PM

An unusual beauty.Smile

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23 May 2014 - 5:26 PM

Two beautiful images! WOW!

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EMJAYCEE
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23 May 2014 - 7:06 PM

Choices! I love the close up detail of v1 but like the addition of the leaves in V2 - split vote here Richard.
Joan.

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23 May 2014 - 7:17 PM

brilliant detail and colours richard v1 for me today a real beauty nice one Wink
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janlea
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23 May 2014 - 7:50 PM

Two stunning captures Richard. Love both, but especially V1 with the close-up detail Smile
Jan

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helenlinda
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23 May 2014 - 8:13 PM

Both very beautiful - for me the big picture in v2 gets my vote SmileSmile
Helen

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23 May 2014 - 8:53 PM

Two stunning images, Richard. Perfectly presented.

Fred

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netta1234
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23 May 2014 - 8:55 PM

Both these images are lovely.I've never been to Bodnant,these images and yesterday's make me feel I'd like to visitSmile
NettaSmile

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Mollycat
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23 May 2014 - 9:06 PM

These are beautiful blooms Richard, a really lovely flower. V1 for me please.
Peter.

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23 May 2014 - 9:08 PM

V1 because it's simpler and more to the point. For me, there's a lot in V2 that's unnecessary and distracting.

Alan

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23 May 2014 - 9:26 PM

Both are good but I prefer V1, for the detail and symmetry.

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sweetpea62
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23 May 2014 - 11:13 PM

What beautiful blooms Richard, two great shots..Lin

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23 May 2014 - 11:31 PM

2 excellent captures Richard like bothSmile

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23 May 2014 - 11:48 PM

They are both beautiful Richard. I cannot pick a favourite. Cathy

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Irishkate
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24 May 2014 - 12:45 AM

Stunning flowers and oh that bokeh in V2 - wonderful.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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nonur
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24 May 2014 - 6:44 AM

Gorgeous images, Richard. V2 is my fave.

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SimonFletch
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24 May 2014 - 7:09 AM

Both are very good botanical studies, Richard.
I'll pick V1, because I'm short sighted Grin

Simon
PS: Not a new camera, I carry two bodies. Some, rather unkindly, say I'm the size of two bodies, too...

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mistere
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24 May 2014 - 8:17 AM

2 stunners Richard, excellent work.

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ali63
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24 May 2014 - 8:05 PM

I like them both equally as much SmileSmile

Ali

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Mototaur
Mototaur  226 forum posts England
25 May 2014 - 8:11 AM

Very pretty

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25 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

Beautiful images !

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26 May 2014 - 12:45 AM

What a unique look on them beauties...
IB

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