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as it's the longest day tomorow i tought it would be good to celebrate the sun this one is from conder green hope you like it
many many thanks for all the cc for a beach i'll never tyre of they are all so very very much appreciated Wink
andy

Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:solstice
Username:andylea andylea
Uploaded:20 Jun 2011 - 7:30 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Landscape / travel
Votes:160

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soulofharmony
soulofharmony e2 Member 4soulofharmony vcard Norfolk Island1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:34 PM

what a perspective ...!!!!!
super image ...


Nikki !!!

SpiroSpiteri
SpiroSpiteri e2 Member 4SpiroSpiteri vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:35 PM

Andy, Andy, Andy! Love it - such a nice idea not to mention very well taken!

Gets my vote mate..

SPi x

AJG
AJG e2 Member 6AJG vcard Scotland
20 Jun 2011 - 7:40 PM

Stunning!

Richard_OSullivan
Richard_OSullivan e2 Member 426 forum postsRichard_OSullivan vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:41 PM

what a brilliant shot, so simple yet very effective.
Great inspirational shot Andy.
Rick

ATHERTON
ATHERTON e2 Member 6ATHERTON vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:43 PM

gives that warm feeling inside great shot
kev

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:44 PM

Exceptional Andy a shot in a million
well done
Lillian

jackitec
jackitec e2 Member 6jackitec vcard Spain
20 Jun 2011 - 7:45 PM

Great shot and yes we are heading back to winterSad

Jack.

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 8137 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:50 PM

Wel Andy you must have got down and dirty for this shot. Excellent POV and such a nice take on the dandelion clock.

Trev

pdcche
pdcche e2 Member 4pdcche vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 - 7:50 PM

Stunning Andy, great angle of shot, what a beauty.. Peter

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8152 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:57 PM

A superb image, Andy, this will go far. Carol

Dors-pics
Dors-pics e2 Member 5Dors-pics vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 - 7:57 PM

Wow! another golden beauty!
Doreen.

baclark
baclark e2 Member 53740 forum postsbaclark vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 7:59 PM

Stunning Andy I love it!!
Barbara

Shellio
Shellio e2 Member 3Shellio vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:05 PM

Wow, this is a stunning image Andy, excellent work!
Shell

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:05 PM

Fantastic Andy.Well done..Lin

HeathMcDonald
HeathMcDonald e2 Member 3HeathMcDonald vcard England
20 Jun 2011 - 8:05 PM

Nicely captured, like the fine details.

HeathSmile

Glyn1
Glyn1 e2 Member 5Glyn1 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:09 PM

Its a cracker Andy, love the comp and superb colour.

Glyn

raywalker
raywalker e2 Member 4raywalker vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 - 8:10 PM

deserves the votes to pour in.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:11 PM

Hope your back is OK after bending to capture this beauty, Andy: very original approach and very artistic too.
Ronnie.

mondmagu
mondmagu e2 Member 474 forum postsmondmagu vcard Ireland
20 Jun 2011 - 8:13 PM

This is superb Andy.Beautiful detail.Nice to see someone is getting sunshine,it is miserable here in Dublin.

Des

JackieB
JackieB e2 Member 4JackieB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:29 PM

Great effect you have created here Andy, I especially like the top part of the clock. Superb

Jackie

imagio
imagio e2 Member 8imagio vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:36 PM

Wow this is awesome Andy, love the angle

Bernie

ANNIEKERR
ANNIEKERR e2 Member 3ANNIEKERR vcard Ireland
20 Jun 2011 - 8:37 PM

Oh waow Andy - love it!!! Smile

lianna
lianna e2 Member 5lianna vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:41 PM

OMG WOW!!!! i actually said that out loud to the point my partner came and looked and went WOW too!!! Andy this is an absolutely superb image!!! I LOVE it!!!! x x x

AshTree
AshTree e2 Member 51702 forum postsAshTree vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:50 PM

What a spectacular shot! Andy you have excelled yourself with this one!!! Fabulous!
Theresa

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
20 Jun 2011 - 8:50 PM

Absolutely stunning shot Andy. Moira

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 8:59 PM

This is quite different from your usual, Andy. It is such a dramatic view of a dandelion - superb!
Christina

Alvar
Alvar e2 Member 8Alvar vcard France2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 9:14 PM

Great to see your lovely images again Andy
Alvar

Martyn_U
Martyn_U e2 Member 6Martyn_U vcard England
20 Jun 2011 - 9:28 PM

Simply brilliant Andy.

Martyn

DaveMead
DaveMead e2 Member 5DaveMead vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 9:32 PM

Clever stuff Andy, brilliant work.
Dave

franfoto
franfoto e2 Member 7franfoto vcard England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 10:17 PM

A spectacular shot.

Fran

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 10:19 PM

Stunning image.

Ann

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 10:38 PM

A real stunner Andy even in thumbnail, but large is fantastic.
Joan.

Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 10202 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
20 Jun 2011 - 10:45 PM

Awesome Andy, what a great idea and execution.
Adrian

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 545 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 10:57 PM

Just when i thought I'd seen all the possible takes on the simple dandelion, you post this corker of an image! Wonderful photography Andy, m8.
Alun

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 11:40 PM

This is BEYOND FANTASTIC!
Jennnn

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 11:47 PM

A first class close up Andy.
Excellent stuff.
Mick.

BarryC123
BarryC123 e2 Member 643 forum postsBarryC123 vcard Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 11:51 PM

Great shot, Andy.

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
20 Jun 2011 - 11:53 PM

Just stunning Andy.
Allen.Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 11:54 PM

Stunning capture Andy Smile
Helen

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 12:21 AM

Lovely image Andy...........Sandy

TONKSPHOTO
TONKSPHOTO e2 Member 4TONKSPHOTO vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 1:26 AM

Very striking Andy......John

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Jun 2011 - 5:36 AM

Superb light and comp

Peter

Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 6:20 AM

Simply superb Andy - love it !

Chris

gabriel_flr
gabriel_flr e2 Member 4gabriel_flr vcard Germany
21 Jun 2011 - 7:35 AM

Yes! the artist heart, Andy! great idea to combine two different topics: dandelion and golden Sun, the result is fantastic!

Gabriel

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:06 AM

Absolutely stunning Andy, I love it Smile

Hugh

Ray42
Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:08 AM

An excellent and stunning shot Andy - very creative too - congratulations on the well deserved UA's

franken
franken e2 Member 123319 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:40 AM

Superb!

Ken

gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 9:50 AM

Wow Andy! This is just superb! Very well done indeed!
Carol

digital_boi
21 Jun 2011 - 10:58 AM

Yes well i will never tyre TongueWink of images like these Andy its a cracker well done mate a real pleasuree to view GrinGrinGrin

Graham

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 - 11:09 AM

You've made a dandelion's rosette look like a piece of art.
It's a most surreal beautiful piece of work presented. Bravo!
IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 21 Jun 2011 - 11:10 AM
Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 5Len1950 vcard England
21 Jun 2011 - 11:24 AM

Stunning effect, a great shot Andy.

Len

Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 12:01 PM

Im positively drooling here Andy!!! That is MAGNIFICENT!!!!!

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 12:25 PM

Top of the class with this true winner

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 12:30 PM

knew it was your from thumbnail Andy, this is a stunning.
regards
Yung

Shootme
Shootme e2 Member 5Shootme vcard England
21 Jun 2011 - 12:43 PM

Superb! Brilliant stuff Andy, well done.

Jim.

johncob
johncob e2 Member 4johncob vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 - 12:51 PM

Andy Very cleaver and well done. John

Devon_Wild
Devon_Wild e2 Member 4Devon_Wild vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 2:03 PM

Mighty fine image Andy, quite superb............Rob

Techno
Techno e2 Member 61011 forum postsTechno vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 2:28 PM

Brilliant idea that works brilliantly, top shot my friend.Wink
Regards Mal

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 2:35 PM

Excellent shot!
Kaleena

luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
21 Jun 2011 - 2:41 PM

pure class
bryan

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 3:27 PM

If I had my award to give this would be well in the running actually think it would get it, mate,brilliant,

Aidan,,

User_Removed
21 Jun 2011 - 4:16 PM

A very clever picture.

Lucien

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 - 4:27 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! what more can i say, except BRILLIANT!!
Brian

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10505 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 5:28 PM

Well worthy of all the votes and comments.

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 - 6:24 PM

stunning image andy,your pov is awesome,well done indeed.ray

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
21 Jun 2011 - 7:00 PM

An amazing image with fabulous light.
Have a well deserved UA on me.

Last Modified By ChristineD at 21 Jun 2011 - 7:01 PM
LexEquine
LexEquine e2 Member 8LexEquine vcard United States19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:10 PM

"TOP Shot!"...LEx Smile

saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:40 PM

Good Evening Andy
WOOOOOO
What stunning image love the colour ,detail and light in this one,very well done,
saeid

Yogendra
Yogendra e2 Member 11Yogendra vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 - 8:40 PM

Superb.

Anjantoo
Anjantoo e2 Member 6Anjantoo vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 9:21 PM

Absolutely stunning work Andy!
Jann
xxx

acousticmist
21 Jun 2011 - 9:29 PM

Excellent shot, well done..............Martin

Lesley1959
22 Jun 2011 - 12:08 AM

Simply stunning!!

Lesley

DanielD
DanielD e2 Member 4DanielD vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 1:16 AM

well ... that's mean a good picture

Regards Daniel

xwang
xwang e2 Member 531 forum postsxwang vcard 7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 11:52 AM

Very creative image, I have never seen anybody taken this kind of seeds in this way before... Excellent!

kinfatric
kinfatric e2 Member 10550 forum postskinfatric vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 1:52 PM

Very different

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 6:47 PM

Simple but very effective. A brilliant well conceived shot, Andy. Well deserved of all the awards. Sorry about the late comment but still trying to catch up with everybody.
Steve.

agingrocker
agingrocker e2 Member 5agingrocker vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 10:02 PM

Stunning shot Andy
Antony

PaulLiley
PaulLiley e2 Member 5PaulLiley vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 10:06 PM

What a brilliantly innovative shot. So dramatic Andy. paul

wolfy
wolfy e2 Member 1136 forum postswolfy vcard United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 - 11:08 PM

Congrats on all the awards andy, lovely shot, very well captured!

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 11:26 PM

Lovely work in every way Andy.

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2011 - 8:43 AM

Outstanding photographic art. A wonderful image. A

SecRATary
SecRATary  3 Wales
23 Jun 2011 - 10:01 AM

An outstanding image Andy !

One to be REALLY proud of.

Cheers ...

Dave (R.A.T.S.)

Last Modified By SecRATary at 23 Jun 2011 - 10:01 AM
gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2011 - 7:37 PM

A very fresh, creative approach to this subject -- deserving of the awards.

PhillipMinnis
24 Jun 2011 - 5:59 AM

Andy, this is absolutely stunning! A worthy award-winning image! Brilliant colours, silhouette and composition! Breathtaking!


Cheers

Phil

unicorn17
unicorn17 e2 Member 6unicorn17 vcard Scotland
24 Jun 2011 - 4:23 PM

AMAZING !!! A true awards winner. Gill

sedonamoonshine
sedonamoonshine e2 Member 5sedonamoonshine vcard England
24 Jun 2011 - 6:39 PM

that is just magical !!!!! beautiful colours and such a great subject - thank you for your comments which are really appreciated have a good weekend - Jean

James_C
James_C e2 Member 536 forum postsJames_C vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 11:14 AM

What a super shot. Absolutely brilliant.

James

Source
Source e2 Member 4Source vcard
27 Jun 2011 - 8:19 AM

A stunner!One of my favorites of yours.
-source

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2011 - 4:43 PM

one word only ............ wow

Tracey_McGovern
Tracey_McGovern e2 Member 6Tracey_McGovern vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2011 - 9:46 PM

Absolutely stunning image - love it.
Tracey

JustDucky
JustDucky e2 Member 3JustDucky vcard Canada
28 Jun 2011 - 3:14 AM

great art work AndySmile
Tammy

Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 7Silverzone vcard England
29 Jun 2011 - 5:41 PM

As I have been away in Europe visiting the grandchildren I missed this upload. You may like to know that I as I was scrolling down the image I thought the top half of the image made a beautiful image also. sylvia

ronnibobs
ronnibobs e2 Member 5ronnibobs vcard United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 - 11:10 AM

stunner

Michaela_Solway
Michaela_Solway e2 Member 4Michaela_Solway vcard
3 Jul 2011 - 12:02 PM

a stunning and wonderful image- has all elemeWinknts and more-

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2011 - 7:13 PM

A real stunner Andy, this is straight out of the top drawer

viscostatic
viscostatic e2 Member 8viscostatic vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jul 2011 - 10:38 PM

A beauty.

Phil.

SteveH1978
SteveH1978 e2 Member 5SteveH1978 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2011 - 12:02 PM

An absolute stunner, wonderful composition and exposure.

Steve

ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 5:27 PM

WOW, how did i miss this stunning shot and genius idea, more to the point how did the editors of EPZ miss this, because i am sure had they seen this superb piece of work you would have got an Award for it.

Well done that man .

Ian

MartPics
MartPics  8 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 - 5:29 PM

I'd missed this one, glad I found it! Nice work.

Martin.

Drippingsoul13
Drippingsoul13 e2 Member 886 forum postsDrippingsoul13 vcard United States
28 Jul 2011 - 4:01 AM

freaking sweet shot man Smile

JanetKenyon
JanetKenyon e2 Member 4JanetKenyon vcard
22 Aug 2011 - 9:01 PM

Wow!! Smile Really love your pictures. Janet Smile

cabmanstu
cabmanstu e2 Member 3cabmanstu vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 - 4:39 PM

WOW!! Enough said !

Stu.

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
19 Jan 2012 - 9:07 AM

Lovely detail with a great backlit subject and marvellous colour. Excellent. WesternRed.

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