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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.

Brand:Panasonic
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
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
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
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 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
Helen

NobbytheNobster
26 Apr 2012 - 12:49 PM

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

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 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
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
26 Apr 2012 - 1:01 PM

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

Len

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 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
barbarahirst e2 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
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:06 PM

Lovely detailed and colourful image.

Nick

digital_boi
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

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 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
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 1:55 PM

Super pair,
Alan

Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore 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.
Gary

DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 2:50 PM

Lovely fine detail and stunning colours.



David.

Adderwatcher
26 Apr 2012 - 3:17 PM

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

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 3:26 PM

Delightful flower beautifully captured.

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

V1 is stunning Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 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
Lillian

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 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
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 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
Helen

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

Dave

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 8:12 PM

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

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE 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.!!!!
Joan.

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 1:06 AM

Fine work Ann ...Bill

nicedayout
27 Apr 2012 - 1:09 AM

i like v1 , simply stunning. Jamie

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard 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
Yung

gingerdelight
27 Apr 2012 - 12:26 PM

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

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2012 - 4:43 PM

WOW Top rate shots
mike

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 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
Michaela_Solway

Love the stubble effect captured in V 1 great titleWink

Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 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.
Jann
xxx

PaulLiley
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
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 8:56 AM

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

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 - 1:01 PM

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

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 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.
Ann

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 - 3:29 PM

Two wonderful shots, Ann, fabulous detail and colours.
Roy

Oleg_Lobzin
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
Billyray  670 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.
Ray

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 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.

Andrew

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 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
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 - 6:16 PM

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

RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
3 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

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

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
5 May 2012 - 2:30 AM

Beautiful images well captured.
Allen, Smile

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 6:03 PM

Beautiful colours, light and detail,
Johanna

Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 2:34 PM

Gillette fusion required for V1. 2 great shots
Paul

bpearson3
bpearson3  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

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

Bev

Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 5:21 AM

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

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 8:04 AM

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

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
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.

Anne

Hope the arm improves.

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

Great colour n detail.

1881
1881  2 India
21 May 2012 - 7:28 PM

BEAUTIFUL WORK.
SANJEEV

Tibetan
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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