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I understood this form of Rudbeckia to be an annual and grew them from a packet of seeds last year. Perhaps down to the less severe winter, they are growing strongly once again and will be a bonus in a rather challenging corner of the garden, not least because they came as a free gift from Thompson & Morgan! They are named "Chim Chiminee" and with their hairy appearance do remind me just a little of a sweep's brush which I expect is the reason for the name. In both images I have removed the cluttered bg and replaced it in PS.

Forgive my not having looked in of late. The arm problem continues. The weather too has made my photographic efforts very limited, so these 2 images are from Autumn 2011.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Oct 2011 - 3:39 AM
Focal Length:5.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Time for a Shave?
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:26 Apr 2012 - 12:33 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants
VS Mode Rating 103 (83.33% won)
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Voters:CarolG · helenlinda · NobbytheNobster · sweetpea62 · Len1950 · CaroleS · nikshot · barbarahirst · digital_boi · mex · Sylviwhalley · taggart · Alan_Baseley · Growmore · DeSilver · bagman · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Adderwatcher · LynneJoyce · graceland · martinjp · imagio · Lillian · Niknut · JohnChambersPhotography · FeatherFriend · pamelajean · Philip_H · morpheus1955 · annettep38 · Sue_R · WhiteRose1 · jaktis · Fefe · jennialexander · SUE118 · Ade_Osman · EMJAYCEE · goso · nicedayout · PattiW · dmhuynh72 · gingerdelight · hasslebladuk · LexEquine · Michaela_Solway · Anjantoo · KBan · PaulLiley · NeilWigan · raygregson · PinkK · hary60 · AnnChown · Jekaro · Oleg_Lobzin · Billyray · ChiliMan · Glostopcat · Brian65 · Rock · NaturesHaven · RTDS · Big_Beavis · lesliea · brownsilent · Paul_cats · bpearson3 · AnneWorner · rpba18205 · 1881 · RonnieAG · costas · GillyB · cabbie · terry_cavner · jujupops · Glashutte · canonfan · sable · PhillipMinnis · Tibetan ·
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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 12:48 PM

Interesting pov in v1, but its v2 with those wonderful rich velvet petals that ets my vote SmileSmile

26 Apr 2012 - 12:49 PM

Lovely image Ann, hope your arm improves soon....oh and the weather too Smile

sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 12:55 PM

Beautiful colour and brilliant details Ann,hope you improve soon..Lin

Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
26 Apr 2012 - 1:01 PM

Beautiful images Ann, love the light in V1 and details in both.


CaroleS Plus Member 468 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:03 PM

Do hope your arm improves Ann, so restricting - a lovely bright image in V1 but it is those textured petals in V2 that gets my vote today. Looks like they will provide you with a lovely strong splash of colour in the garden - Carole

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:05 PM

love that 12hour stubble ...
Sorry to hear your arm still not sorted x

nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:06 PM

Lovely detailed and colourful image.


26 Apr 2012 - 1:15 PM

Two good captures here Ann V1 stands out for me as i love the detail light and the shadow hope the arm gets better soon


taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:48 PM

v2 makes me want to get some seeds for this variety-- lovely!

Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:55 PM

Super pair,

Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 2:33 PM

Lovely shot in one Ann, but V2 has more to say in the composition it's so very beautiful.

DeSilver Plus Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 2:50 PM

Lovely fine detail and stunning colours.


26 Apr 2012 - 3:17 PM

Beautiful pair of captures Ann, really hope your arm improves soon.

LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 3:26 PM

Delightful flower beautifully captured.

imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 4:26 PM

V1 is stunning Ann

Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 4:29 PM

Such a perfectly shot pair of images
and agree the weather has been terrible here too

pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1704 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 6:01 PM

V1 for me, Ann, which perfectly shows the quilled bloom that resembles a chimney brush.
I found this on line, "A breakthrough in Thompson & Morgan breeding, the world's first quill petalled rudbeckia. Absolutely gorgeous and completely new and unique for beds and borders. 'Chim Chiminee' comes in a stunning range of rustic colours Height 18-24in."
They sound very interesting. I also found they are described as perennial, but sometimes treated as annualsTongue. Since you are advised to divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring because they tend to spread, I would think they are perennial.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 7:08 PM

Quote: Interesting pov in v1, but its v2 with those wonderful rich velvet petals that gets my vote SmileSmile

... and the composition of v2. Lovely captures, Ann.


Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 8:12 PM

V1 for me........... love the simple composition and striking colours......... oh and the hairinessGrin

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:25 PM

Two lovely image Ann - V1 so full of light and happiness and V2 a little more serious; that is if they were people.!!!!

goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 1:06 AM

Fine work Ann ...Bill

27 Apr 2012 - 1:09 AM

i like v1 , simply stunning. Jamie

dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 8:13 AM

I hope your arm get better soon Ann.
Very well done with the bg in PS, looks great with a dark bg, and nicely lit too.
have a good weekend

27 Apr 2012 - 12:26 PM

Two beauties here Ann, I hope your arm heals soon.

hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 4:43 PM

WOW Top rate shots

LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 6:20 PM

'Superb Light, Color, Tones, & Details,' Ann, with 'v1 being my Favorite PIx, Today'~

~ Peter Smile

Last Modified By LexEquine at 27 Apr 2012 - 6:20 PM

Love the stubble effect captured in V 1 great titleWink

Anjantoo  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 10:34 PM

Hope the arm is feeling better soon Ann, maybe and hopefully some sunshine might make things better, V1 for me this time.

PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 8:27 AM

Great pair of images Ann. V1 for me.Love the lighting. Paul

NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 8:56 AM

i know how it feels but i dont look so pretty.Smile

raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 - 1:01 PM

two superb macro images ann,love the detail in v1,well done indeed.ray

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 2:13 PM

Love the colour and detail Ann! Sorry your arm is so troublesome.

Jekaro Plus Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 - 3:29 PM

Two wonderful shots, Ann, fabulous detail and colours.

29 Apr 2012 - 7:52 PM

A brilliant set. The amazing part. And a black background, very cool highlights the beauty of flowers.
Regards, Oleg.

Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 12:05 PM

Two excellent shots Ann. Not seen this variety yet but will look out for the seed packet. Love the macro shot in V1. superb focus and colour.

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 3:07 PM

What a beautiful flower...and you got the seed packet for free! There's something so rewarding about getting a bloom because of that, I feel, but I don't know why...lol

V1 is absolutely stunning, Ann. The detail (and hairiness!) and light are gorgeous. Really love the angle and composition too.


Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 6:02 PM

Two fantastic images of this beautiful flower, I like v1 for the vibrant colour, intricate detail and unusual angle of shot

Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 - 6:16 PM

2 Lovely images Ann, love V1, ill bring my shaver overSmileSmileSmile

RTDS  6 Cyprus
3 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

V1 for me...shows some amazing details,great use of light and beautiful colors.

lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
5 May 2012 - 2:30 AM

Beautiful images well captured.
Allen, Smile

brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 6:03 PM

Beautiful colours, light and detail,

Paul_cats Plus Member 961 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 2:34 PM

Gillette fusion required for V1. 2 great shots

bpearson3  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

Stunning shot, Ann.
Pin sharp detail, as always!


Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 5:21 AM

V1 is great but V2 for the better richness I think……..

accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 8:04 AM

Both good but it's v2 for me - great composition and atmosphere. A

12 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

The detail in both images is very good. Like them on the dark background. A very tactile set of captures of this interesting bloom.


Hope the arm improves.

tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 4:12 PM

Great colour n detail.

1881  3 India
21 May 2012 - 7:28 PM


Tibetan  2 England
30 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM

I do like these Ann, we grew some last year but lost them for some reason!, but seeing these will try again this year, excellent photo's regards Leon. this site is getting nearly as slow as Fuji site we all leftGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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