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A change from building work today, but many thanks to those who voted or left comments on Smiling to the end yesterday.
Its been a funny season in the garden, but the rain has been great for the courgettes. One in particular has had many flowers and lots of vegetables on it.
I have enjoyed adding textures to this one - also home-grown WinkWink
Thanks for looking
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Aug 2012 - 10:20 AM
Focal Length:34mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Courgette
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:22 Aug 2012 - 8:45 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:49 AM

brilliant colours and textures helen wonderful detail a beautiful bright capture on a grey and cloudy day here v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

Last Modified By andylea at 22 Aug 2012 - 8:50 AM

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:55 AM

Thanks Andy Smile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Aug 2012 - 8:57 AM

Beautiful images Helen, love the detail in both,
Fred.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:58 AM

Lovely colours Helen,great textures,well captured..Lin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

Thanks Fred and Lin SmileSmile

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franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

Love what you've done with ver 1 Helen.

Ken

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helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

Thanks Ken Smile

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:07 AM

Wonderful work Helen you have creatively turned a somewhat mundane image into something quite beautiful.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
22 Aug 2012 - 9:09 AM

Superb Helen, beautifully presented. Excellent.

John

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:10 AM

Thanks Albert and John SmileSmile

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:23 AM

Both super images Helen, but today I'm gonna buck the trend and go for V2. Lovely crisp image and wonderful colours.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41119 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:38 AM

Home grown textures, yummy. This one looks good Smile

Dave

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helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:48 AM

Thanks Mark and Dave SmileSmile

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 677 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 10:08 AM

Great shots/work, Helen.

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22 Aug 2012 - 10:31 AM

V1 is lovely, great texturesGrin
Diane

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 10:35 AM

the textures work so well ... a truely beautiful image

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NDODS e2 Member 43678 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:01 AM

You have certainly added your magical touch to this rather uninspiring day to day image of the flower of the Courgette plant. Beautiful manipulation and crafted so very well, of which I aspire to.

Regards Nathan

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achieverswales
22 Aug 2012 - 11:19 AM

Both look good Helen but V1 is my choice.

Regards

Trev.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:21 AM

Thanks everyone SmileSmileSmile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:26 AM

Never seen a courgette in flower before, what a lovely one it is! A fine presentation, Helen, and definitely V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 11:30 AM

Thanks Trev Smile

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AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 12:06 PM

I do like the transformation in v1 Helen - it works really well and looks like a petunia.
Ann

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digital_boi
22 Aug 2012 - 12:07 PM

Hi Helen like your processing of V1 it has enhanced the detail and added great texture nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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22 Aug 2012 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Ann and Graham SmileSmile

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mikbee
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22 Aug 2012 - 12:58 PM

Good addition with the added texture Helen.
A fine shot.
Mick.

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22 Aug 2012 - 1:02 PM

Thanks Mick Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 2:03 PM

Like the stronger colour of the flower in V2 but love your work in creating V1.
Joan.

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helenlinda
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22 Aug 2012 - 2:17 PM

Thanks Joan Smile

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 3:16 PM

Version 1 with the added textures for me, but both good images.


Ray

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 3:20 PM

They have such beautiful flowers, Helen, and the vegetable itself can be utulised in so many ways, very well captured and presented. Carol

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22 Aug 2012 - 3:27 PM

Thanks Ray and Carol SmileSmile

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danbrann
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22 Aug 2012 - 3:45 PM

Yes Helen I think the texture is a good addition.

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helenlinda
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22 Aug 2012 - 4:52 PM

Thanks Dan Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 5:39 PM

Two great images that I like verry much,Stuffed Courgette TongueTongueTonguewould be nice for tea.
I like thes so much I am going to give you my AwardSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Netta

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 5:39 PM

I like this shot very much. Your textures work well here. Even without the textures, this is a wonderfully composed shot.
-=\Walter

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22 Aug 2012 - 5:54 PM

Two fantastic and beautiful image,V1 is my favorite today,
saeid

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 6:33 PM

Lovely processing in V1, Helen.

P.

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 - 6:35 PM

Simply beautiful
Jim

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:30 PM

V1 is so lovely. Great processing.
Restaurants charge good money for battered cougette flowers.
Think I'd grow them just to see those lovely flowers.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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22 Aug 2012 - 7:36 PM

I keep promising to photograph our courgette flowers, and here you are presenting me with one, so I now feel guilty, they are so attractive, bright and cheerful.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:54 PM

Thanks everyone and in particular many thanks to Netta for her User Award - thrilled to bits to receive it SmileSmile

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:07 PM

A beautiful image, I had to look it up--- wonderful use of these huge flowers! enjoy eating!

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM

Thanks Jenn, I forgot that in USA they are called zucchini SmileSmile

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:19 PM

Big and beautiful, I like both versions. - gary

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:24 PM

Thanks Gary Smile

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derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:25 PM

Wonderful presentation Helen. The colours and textures working in harmony.
Derek

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:27 PM

Great shot Helen. Like both versions but V1 just has it for me.

Jane

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:29 PM

Thanks Derek and Jane SmileSmile

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22 Aug 2012 - 8:46 PM

Excellent work Helen - something out of nothing as only you can do.Smile
Brian.

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22 Aug 2012 - 9:29 PM

Thanks Brian Smile

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23 Aug 2012 - 12:05 AM

Beautiful.Lovely work
-source

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23 Aug 2012 - 7:01 AM

Thanks Source Smile

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 8:06 AM

WOW...amazing transformation in V1, Helen!!!

Wonderful image Smile

Andrew

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23 Aug 2012 - 8:10 AM

Thanks for your comment and the 50th vote Andrew SmileSmile

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pdcche  4 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 - 8:15 AM

Beautiful Helen, Peter..

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23 Aug 2012 - 8:17 AM

Thanks Peter Smile

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