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Though I love all the various varieties of Narcissus in my garden I do have to confess that Nature, in my opinion, saves the best to last! Here they are, 2 beauties in full bloom at the moment, Narcissus Poeticus var recurvus better know by their common name, Pheasant's Eye Narcissus. Sadly, it's impossible to share the glorious scent which goes along with their beauty.

Please forgive my lack of visiting this site of late. Struggled for a while trying to get to grips with the new camera, with which the above image was taken, so hope you agree I might be getting there! Garden seems over-run with weeds after such a long, cold spell and now it's too hot to work. Some people are never pleasedTongue

A big Thank You to Andylea for his greatly appreciated UA for my previous upload.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 May 2012 - 6:27 AM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Pheasant's Eye Narcissus
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:24 May 2012 - 11:25 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 11:27 PM

I agree you are at ease with the camera judging by this fine image. - gary

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 11:31 PM

excellent floral composition!

morpheus1955
24 May 2012 - 11:31 PM

Lovely image, you sure have got to grips with your new camera, beautifully captured and presented image.

Hugh

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5147 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

This is not a narcissus with which I can say I am familiar, Ann, but what a beauty it is with those "pinned back" petals.
Nice to see you back on site again, amd I hope you get enjoyment and satisfaction as you become more familiar with the new camera.
Ronnie.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 12:03 AM

A beautiful capture and presentation Ann,you have got to grips with your new camera,pleased to see you back..Lin

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 12:17 AM

Wonderful image, I can even feel the smell!SmileSmileSmile

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 1:23 AM

Yup--- I think you have learned your new camera--- Nice job on these Pheasant's Eyes!

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 May 2012 - 4:55 AM

A good composition showing the beutiful details

Peter

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 6:49 AM

Th composition here is stunning! Lovely image.

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 7:08 AM

brilliant detail ann wonderful colour and textures love the comp a beauty nice one Wink
andy

saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 7:27 AM

What beautiful and lovely image,Ann,very well done,
Saeid

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 8:10 AM

A lovely image Ann, we saw very few narcissus this year and these are a lovely variety. Looks like you are getting to grips very well with the new camera to meSmile Carole

digital_boi
25 May 2012 - 9:37 AM

Nice one indeed Ann pleasure to view

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51246 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 9:57 AM

A beautiful flower and very well captured, Ann. The shape in the frame is very good and the dark background shows them off a treat.

Dave

Rock
Rock Plus Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

A Pleasure to view Lass.

Rock

Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
25 May 2012 - 1:32 PM

A gorgeous image Ann.

Len

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 3:15 PM

My humble star for this beauty

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 3:55 PM

Really lovely against your soft, dark b/g.
Well done Ann.

B.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 5:09 PM

Beautifully taken Ann - my favourite too!
Ann

NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 9:28 PM

A lovely presentation Ann great pov.

Adderwatcher
26 May 2012 - 9:33 AM

Beautiful capture Ann!
Scott

Michaela_Solway
26 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

Beautifully arranged .the dark b/g shows them off perfectly

AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2012 - 8:38 PM

They are a pair, looking out at something, and making us wonder what it is. Your images make me realize how I miss my garden. The drought last summer was hard on a lot of plants. None of my narcissus bloomed this year Sad

Anne

lesliea
lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
27 May 2012 - 12:03 AM

Beautiful image Ann nice colour well captured.
Allen,

samarmishra
27 May 2012 - 1:31 PM

Hello Ann, this is really a nice capture, at times it is difficult to capture White coloured flower but you have captured the details very nicely.. Excellent..

Samar..

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2012 - 6:28 PM

'Superb & very Lovely Floral Image rendering,' Ann~

~ Peter Smile

1881
1881  3 India
27 May 2012 - 7:37 PM

NICE shot
SANJEEV

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2012 - 9:22 PM

That is one brilliant shot Ann, you have got to know the camera...and the new computer as wellWink
so clever, outstanding shot
Lillian

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 Plus Member 735 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

so beautifully taken Ann
regards
Yung

Growmore
Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2012 - 10:48 PM

So you have a new camera to Ann and getting to grips with it, and with lovely results looking at this splendid detailed capture.
Gary

Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2012 - 5:12 AM

Supurb Ann, good luck and have fun with your new equipment………Jocelia

Jekaro
Jekaro Plus Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
28 May 2012 - 8:43 PM

Wonderful composition and colours, Ann, a cracking capture.
Roy

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 6:59 PM

This is a wonderful flower image - great composition, sharp with lovely color and an unobtrusive but complementary background. Fine work Ann. A

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:31 AM

Beautiful image. Such good detail Ann. paul

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Oct 2012 - 2:50 PM

You have some lovely flower shot always well detailed and nicely presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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