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RETIRED!! But still haven't had a minute to myself yet ! All those things I am going to do..Photograph things other than flowers..learn to speak French because I got thrown out of lessons at school for bad behaviour..make my husband a decent stew where the dumplings don't drop to the bottom ! Loads more on the list as well. This is a close up of another one of the many flowers in my mum's garden which is a picture right now; I am just sad she isn't here to see it. Now I intend to spend more time catching up on all your portfolios. Wishing you all a happy week ! I am sorry I have been away for so longSmile

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Username:dianah dianah
Uploaded:27 Jul 2009 - 9:43 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:45 AM

I'm in first - [little things please little minds!!] to congratulate you on your long awaited retirement. Hope you had a super send off. Wishing you a long and healthy one.
Super detail Di and wonderful vibrant colours.
Helen

Last Modified By helenlinda at 27 Jul 2009 - 9:47 AM
morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:49 AM

Vibrant colours, superb detail, great image.

Hugh

motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:02 AM

Great colours and texture.
Scott

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:05 AM

stunning

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:08 AM

Superb choice of shooting angle and POV on this Di.The detail is so crisp-- its wonderful.
Welcome to retirement land but dont be surprised if you find time appears to go faster than ever and you still dont do half that you wanted to. It is great fun tho.
Ron

casson
casson e2 Member 8casson vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 10:16 AM

Lovely colours and detail.
john

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:20 AM

Welcome to the world of retirement ~ it's a great life but important to keep the body and mind active. This is a simply beautiful image of what you do so well Di ~ I look forward to the results of expanding your photographic horizons.

Albert

whiteswan01
whiteswan01 e2 Member 6whiteswan01 vcard England
27 Jul 2009 - 10:25 AM

superb so sharp
great colour

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:25 AM

I agree Albert's well-chosen words to the letter. Now you will be really busy - and enjoy every moment!
Bill

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:41 AM

Congratulations on your retirement! Now you won't have a minute to spare! Carol

cider
cider e2 Member 10cider vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 10:42 AM

Yes this is beautifull

crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6705 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:53 AM

Another stunning image from your mother's garden, what lovely memories you will have. No doubt you are cramming everything in at the end of term as you have always done, come September the real retirement will start! Enjoy.
Sandra

dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 11:00 AM

Thank you to everybody. I just seem to be so busy all the time..maybe it will become more relaxing in September ! Smile

newbegining
newbegining e2 Member 5newbegining vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 11:07 AM

lovely colours it speaks for it self,great image
sally

Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10257 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 11:08 AM

Wonderful detail and colour.

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 11:09 AM

Very strong image

viscostatic
viscostatic e2 Member 8viscostatic vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 11:11 AM

Great to have you back Di with another stunning image. I have no doubts that you will enjoy every minute of your well deserved retirement.

Phil.

franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 11:29 AM

Welcome back, this is beutiful.

Ken

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 11:46 AM

Lovely image. wonderful colours and detail.
Cheesey.

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 12:01 PM

Great colours and details.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 12:08 PM

I hope your retirement is as happy as mine has been. The secret is to be selfish and really, really enjoy all the things you never had time for, and take naps whenever you feel like it. You will find all kinds of interesting things opening to you.

Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 10202 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
27 Jul 2009 - 12:18 PM

Although I'm working from an old laptop today, I can still tell this is a stunning image Di, well captured, Adrian

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 12:32 PM

Like a blue sun rising in a pink sky, a new dawn. We were thinking of you at the weekend, reckoned you were retired now. Many congratulations, this is the beginning of the rest of your life, but don't necessarily expect to get everything done - we've never been busier!
Moira

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 12:35 PM

This is a superb close-up with loads of detail and colour. As for your retirement - enjoy! Life becomes even busier though and you'll probably never be in!!

Ann

Bigtoe
Bigtoe e2 Member 6Bigtoe vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 1:32 PM

Beautiful flowers these, cheers, Tony.

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 1:34 PM

Dinah, this is an absolute beauty. I love the color combination, clarity and cropping. Wonderful to have you back in the mix. I am sure you will accomplish all those wonderful goals during your retirement, just don't try to do them all at once. After all, what is the hurry? Set your pace. So glad you are taking time to "smell the roses" ! God bless, Patti

dianah
dianah e2 Member 824474 forum postsdianah vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 1:39 PM

Thank you Patti and everyone else. I need lessons in slowing down I think but I will get there eventually.
Di

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 1:46 PM

A distinctly different viewpoint.

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 2:10 PM

Beautiful close-up.
Brian

photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 2:13 PM

excellent work Di,it's beautiful
Dennis

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 2:28 PM

But you are back with a bang. An oustanding image.

gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 3:15 PM

Oh my goodness! This is just superb! Well done!
x Carol x

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 4:37 PM

Magic detail and colour Dianah...Bill

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 4:43 PM

beautiful capture
regards
Yung

Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 961 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 4:46 PM

Simply knew this was one of yours. Wonderful composition and super colour. Congrats on retirement. Enjoy.
Paul

CraigJones
CraigJones e2 Member 5CraigJones vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 4:47 PM

Beautiful detail and colours well done

Craig

BERTRAM
BERTRAM e2 Member 6BERTRAM vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 4:48 PM

Stunning close up shot.
Dave

nigele1
nigele1 e2 Member 10nigele1 vcard
27 Jul 2009 - 4:51 PM

Your focussing and composition are very precise, this is a gorgeous image.

Nigel

susanbarton
susanbarton e2 Member 6susanbarton vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 5:18 PM

An absolutly super shot Dianah, fantastic closeup

Enjoy your retirement I am 17 months into mine and I don't have a spare minute, but I am doing what I want!

Susan Wink

churchill123
churchill123 e2 Member 10233 forum postschurchill123 vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 5:29 PM

Hi Di

Congratulations on your retirement, will catch up with you soon. Haven't been around for a while myself. Beautiful full frame image
Linda
x

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 5:34 PM

Absolutely beautiful.
Joan.

sable
sable e2 Member 6sable vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 5:52 PM

Well welcome back to the epz family and a warm welcome to the retired family where we never do have the time!! This is a beautiful image - vibrant colour - crisp and clear - a very nice crop - Elizabeth

cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 6:41 PM

nice work.lesley

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 6:46 PM

Bright and cheerful as always Di, the picture's nice too.

John Smile

GeorgeRusky
GeorgeRusky e2 Member 9GeorgeRusky vcard 4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 6:58 PM

Hi Dianah
What a funny coincidence: I learn French too Smile
Going to Paris is my long-term dream and as the French speak French, I have to be prepared to communicate with them in this language.
We may meet in France one day Smile
As for your changes, I meen, retirement.
I hope you will definitely find what to occupy your time with, right?
Please, let me know what you are going to start doing, OK?
Oh, the picture...
It's very good, as the other you PF's ones.
Cheers
George

bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 7:18 PM

This is a super piece of work Dianah. Love the choice of crop.
John.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 7:18 PM

Like the details and tones in this Di - congratulation on your retirement. Regards Richard.

Mikelane
Mikelane e2 Member 7Mikelane vcard Wales
27 Jul 2009 - 8:12 PM

Stunning close up dianah,brilliant detail too regards
Mike xx

Portknockie
Portknockie e2 Member 1048 forum postsPortknockie vcard Scotland
27 Jul 2009 - 8:19 PM

It is a beauty...Dianah...as for the stew..Delia can helpWink

Don

videotec
videotec e2 Member 6videotec vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 - 8:21 PM

What a georgeous image--I really like this super
Pete

fatherpie
fatherpie e2 Member 6fatherpie vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 8:44 PM

Hey - Happy Retirement! May it be long and full of wonders. Lovely bright colourful image to start this new stage in your life too
Kind Regards
Dave Smile

Anjantoo
Anjantoo e2 Member 6Anjantoo vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:09 PM

Dumplings sound good to me! When my Mom made dumplings they used to swell so much on the top of the stew there used to be about a 4" layer of solid dumpling!

Love the colours in this image.
Jann
xxx

shandoor
shandoor e2 Member 5shandoor vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 9:18 PM

Oh wow absolutely superb congrats
Alexa

Cabit
Cabit e2 Member 7104 forum postsCabit vcard England
27 Jul 2009 - 9:22 PM

A stunner Di, enjoy your retirement, not had a stew for ages, must have a word with the lady of the house.
Dave

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2009 - 10:00 PM

Wonderful detail and beautiful colours. Happy retirement! Smile
Rende

MandsH
MandsH e2 Member 7MandsH vcard England
27 Jul 2009 - 11:37 PM

Pin sharp close up
Mandy

User_Removed
28 Jul 2009 - 5:45 AM

bright vivid and powerful

William

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 7:17 AM

Grand shot.

Rock

ChristineL
28 Jul 2009 - 8:04 AM

A lovely vibrant close up Di, have fun and lots of 'you' time,
Chris.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2009 - 5:44 PM

HAPPY RETIREMENT!!!!

SmileSmileSmileSmile

GORgeous frame-filling close-up, Di, but I've got one niggle: you've made me hungry with the talk of that stew. Bah...

A...

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Jul 2009 - 7:19 PM

hi di,another superb image,nice to have you back.ray

ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2009 - 1:05 PM

Stunning detail and colour, I really like the square crop.
Charlotte

Nettles
Nettles e2 Member 7Nettles vcard England
29 Jul 2009 - 1:43 PM

Good luck with your retirement but don't expect to have any spare time as it all gets eaten up!
Lovely shot, so clear and colourful.
Annette

Last Modified By Nettles at 29 Jul 2009 - 1:43 PM
FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2009 - 1:47 PM

Congrats on your retirement Di, so .........you finally made it Wink
Do hope you enjoy it and find time to do all the things you never had time for before, an excellent close up here, superb focus and color to your very high standard,
Geoff.

Last Modified By FeatherFriend at 29 Jul 2009 - 1:48 PM
brianhaslam
brianhaslam e2 Member 8brianhaslam vcard England
29 Jul 2009 - 8:33 PM

Congrats again, looks like a clean start.

Pegon
Pegon e2 Member 978 forum postsPegon vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2009 - 9:45 PM

Lovely detail, colour and texture captured here Di. Congratulations on your retirement, soon you'll be wondering how you found the time to go to work. Smile
Pete.

Andree_Borrel
Andree_Borrel e2 Member 7Andree_Borrel vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 - 6:49 PM

My pleasure to be the 90th, as ususal first class

rmr
rmr e2 Member 7rmr vcard Wales
31 Jul 2009 - 9:29 PM

beautiful as ever dianha ,hope you"r keeping well in you"r retirement
mark

franfoto
franfoto e2 Member 7franfoto vcard England32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 8:58 PM

Retirement....well earned I'm sure. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do Di.
Another beauty from you.
Fran

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 12:50 AM

A gorgeous close up, the colours and detail are first class. I hope you have a fulfilling and enjoyable time now that you've retired, I look forward to seeing lots more of your pics now, Ed

somnathchatterjee

well done.

Hebe
Hebe e2 Member 7Hebe vcard United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 - 8:56 PM

What a beautifully composed and presented image Dianah, the colours are gorgeous. I would also like to wish you a very happy retirement. Enjoy every minute.

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 9:55 PM

Just beautiful Di - gorgeous colours and pin sharp detail of the central rosette - just like a kaleidescope picture.
Sylvia

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2009 - 9:49 PM

so pleased to make this excellent well detailed shot 100
Neil

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2009 - 10:31 AM

I love this and am giving it my user award.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 10:53 PM

... and perhaps visit Germany??? Your welcome anytime.
Beautiful close up,
Johanna

Rubydooby
Rubydooby e2 Member 6Rubydooby vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 - 9:19 PM

You hardly need this vote but I shall give it to you anyway, for another superb image...you really are cracking at these flowers!
Ruby

Dotrob
Dotrob e2 Member 9Dotrob vcard Wales
16 Sep 2009 - 8:06 PM

Super image.
Dot

StuartGLoch
StuartGLoch e2 Member 7StuartGLoch vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 - 6:03 PM

wow, this is stunning! stu ;o)

photodesigner
photodesigner e2 Member 4photodesigner vcard United States
27 Jun 2010 - 8:36 AM

WOW! Magnificent!!!

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