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Firstly, I was overwhelmed by your kind User Awards on my "Garden Gift", and grateful to CarolG for identifying the hybrid tea rose that I inherited. Thanks go to Lucien, Eileen, Ed, Netta, Carol, Maureen and Jane.

I've been in Winchester for 2 years now, but when on Hayling Island I had a wonderful lavatera which was aspiring to be a tree, and I had to chain it up to the garden shed because it grew so tall. I loved it so much. Then, one winter, it died. So I treated myself to another one for my new garden here and it is doing really well.

This is a re-work of an old image of the previous plant, so its beauty lives on.
The Fuji S7000 macro is so good that even after having it stolen in Spain, I bought another second-hand one.

Pamela.

Camera:Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:pattern
Flash:no flash
White Balance:auto
Title:Lavatera Love
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:29 Sep 2013 - 1:29 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Lavatera arborea, Mallow family, Rose mallow, Tree mallow
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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 - 1:41 PM

BeautifulSmile

Eileen

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Danny1970
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29 Sep 2013 - 1:48 PM

Beautifully presented with wonderful colours throughoutSmile

Danny

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 1:50 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and crafted floral image with great colour and wonderful pin sharp detail Pam.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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fificat100
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29 Sep 2013 - 1:57 PM

Very Beautiful. So sharp, lovely detail and gorgeous colour, Pam.

Lavina

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jaktis
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29 Sep 2013 - 1:58 PM

A beautiful presentation

Peter

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29 Sep 2013 - 2:28 PM

Beautifully presented.

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 - 3:07 PM

Beauty...

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 3:10 PM

This is a stunning image, Pamela, and worthy of many votes and awards, unfortunately I have used mine today Sad Carol

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Daisymaye
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29 Sep 2013 - 3:22 PM

Beautiful. I used to grow these but had forgotten how beautiful they are.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Sep 2013 - 3:29 PM

A stunning image of this really beautiful flowers Pamela !! I cannot recall ever seeing one !!

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 3:30 PM

A real beauty. Fantastic shot!

Ty

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 3:44 PM

A finely crafted shot and presented so originally: wonderful detail and textures, and a beautiful arrangement within the frame.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1039 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 4:03 PM

This is amazingly beautiful, partly down to the colour balance, that strong but perfectly controlled pink against the greyish green background with its hints of soft pink, partly due to the overhead view that isolates the cluster from any context or visible means of support. They are floating, or flying. I'm seeing explorers, with the buds as two look-outs or navigators leading the way and the leaves as oars or wings.
I think you've placed the subject in the frame according to the overall size including the projecting leaves, for me that gives a bit too much space at the bottom compared with the top. I want to crop of 30-40% of the space below that pointed leaf. But that's a very minor matter.
Moira

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Brian65
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29 Sep 2013 - 4:33 PM

Just Perfect!! Pamela. Love it.
Brian

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Niknut
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29 Sep 2013 - 4:33 PM

Gorgeous !!.....superb quality !!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 4:33 PM

Gorgeous detail and colourSmile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 - 4:39 PM

Lovely colour and detail.

P.

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LynneJoyce
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29 Sep 2013 - 5:00 PM

Excellent detail in the flowers and leaves.

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 5:12 PM

perfection personified

paree

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cabbie
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29 Sep 2013 - 5:43 PM

Simply stunning

Bob

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 5:59 PM

wow, this is very beautiful.

B.

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NaturesHaven
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29 Sep 2013 - 6:11 PM

Beautifully presented...........GrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 6:18 PM

Superb detail in this wonderful floral image.

Albert

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Michaela_Solway

Gorgeous colours & detailing picked out in the petals.. Wonderful

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franken
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29 Sep 2013 - 6:44 PM

Wonderful work here Pamela.

Ken

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Glostopcat
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29 Sep 2013 - 6:56 PM

Fantastic pin sharp details, clarity and vibrant colour in this eyecatching image Pamela, you've really excelled yourself here

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sparrowhawk
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29 Sep 2013 - 7:00 PM

absolutely atunning

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
29 Sep 2013 - 7:38 PM

A beautifully captured image.
For future reference, a piece of Lavateria can just be pushed into the ground and it will root, you might also spot other varieties you might like for your garden.

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Sep 2013 - 7:51 PM

This is very beautiful, Pamela, such wonderful colour and the detail is superb Smile
Trev Smile

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mikesmith
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29 Sep 2013 - 8:02 PM

Beautiful
Mike

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netta1234
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29 Sep 2013 - 8:41 PM

SmileBeautifulSmile
NettaSmile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1623 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 9:03 PM

MOIRA: You're right about my placement, but I think your suggested crop could work well.

CHRISTINE: When my other one died, it had no leaves or shoots, just a stem. Anyway, thankyou for that information. I have seen white ones, but find the pink more attractive.

Pamela.

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30 Sep 2013 - 1:13 AM

Ohhhh so very lovely-- almost metallic --love this processing!

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BIGRY1
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30 Sep 2013 - 1:33 AM

Amazing detail all round and presented very wellGrin
Ryan

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canonfan
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30 Sep 2013 - 8:01 AM

Beautiful image
Jim

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30 Sep 2013 - 3:16 PM

Absolutely fabulous PamelaSmile

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 296 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 4:00 PM

Hi, Pamela, wow a stunning image, fills the frame with wonderful colour and detail, presentation and composition is spot on, I am not a great lover of flower shots, probably cos I am useless at it, Wink
This one is a stand out image and is deserving of the highly prized carper UA. Extra xxxxxx as well.
Well done on all of your awards, well deserved,
Darryl. xxxxx SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7131 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:13 PM

Theres no wonder you got all of them awards, what an outstanding image, top Photography

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bricurtis
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30 Sep 2013 - 8:26 PM

Not usually keen on images that appear to be floating,but this overhead shot is exceptional. Gorgeous colours, superb details all on a dream bg. Cracking image Pamela.
Brian.

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30 Sep 2013 - 10:28 PM

Excellent technique worked very well.Smile

ivor

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ChiliMan
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1 Oct 2013 - 8:26 AM

Mindblowingly stunning. Nothing short of. The exposure, light and detail are incredible...as is the colour. Utterly perfect background too.

Well DONE, Pamela SmileSmileSmile

Andrew

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1 Oct 2013 - 8:28 AM

If I could give you my UA, I would. In a heartbeat. Just tried, actually...lol...bah Smile

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mikbee
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1 Oct 2013 - 4:23 PM

Gorgeous colours Pamela.
Wonderful detail in the petals too.
And I have seen HUNDREDS of chains before,
but never one to keep a flower in check !!
Mick.

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1 Oct 2013 - 10:25 PM

Stunning colour and wonderful detail.

Trev

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sweetpea62
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3 Oct 2013 - 9:32 PM

Absolutely stunning Pam, superb details..Lin

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 2:51 PM

Wow - stunning shot, beautifully presented.

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tonyng
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6 Oct 2013 - 8:18 PM

This is a jaw-dropper Pam.

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mashwood10
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7 Oct 2013 - 9:00 AM

Beautiful GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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annettep38
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14 Oct 2013 - 5:35 PM

just stunning!

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 11:16 PM

Oh... how lovely... I love this one..Grin

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Mavis
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6 Nov 2013 - 1:50 AM

Can't believe how much more you have added to nature Pamela with this exquisite background . A very clean and dainty pink & exceptional detail of the stamens xx

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Mavis
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6 Nov 2013 - 2:08 AM

Forgot to say Pamela about 6 inch cuttings will root well in summer & cut the plant right down in march lots more will grow & it wont then grow too tall xx

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7 Nov 2013 - 10:09 PM

Super processing makes this a very special picture PamelaSmileSmileWink
Don

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Dowie
Dowie  1 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2013 - 9:32 PM

great colour combo and selection but it does seem to be floating in mid-air. Have you tried adding shadows to give the shot depth? Just a thought hope you don;t mind :O)

di

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