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Firstly many thanks for C&C on yesterday's upload, and particular thanks to Moira and Keith for their User Awards, which are much appreciated.
Today I am uploading a yellow hot poker, which I had never seen before I visited the gardens in Kings Heath Park. [The gardens will be open again this coming Sunday from 1.30- 4.30 and are really worth a visit - and unless it is pouring with rain I will be there camera at the ready]
I've combined the flower with several layers of ice on a frozen puddle - hence the title.
..............why?
Well why not - I felt the shapes and colours complimented each other well.
It may seem random what I use as layers but I try dozens before I am happy with the result, and I hope this speaks for itself
Thanks for looking
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Sep 2012 - 3:16 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ice cold yellow hot poker
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:11 Sep 2012 - 11:35 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:37 PM

Certainly got the icy look Helen !!
An effective working.
Mick.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:38 PM

Thanks Mick Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:39 PM

what a fine conversion of what Chris calls a pineapple plant!
Pineapple ice sounds really good, sorbet I mean.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 11:44 PM

Thanks Annette - I've never heard them called that before, but I did get to photograph a Pineapple Lily that my uncle had in his garden SmileSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 12:26 AM

A contradiction in hot & cold!
The cold feel definitely dominates though.
A most unique blend.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 1:24 AM

This works well-- and speaks of ice and icy weather---- WE have a patch of these in the nether parts of our garden (no one wants to tend them)

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Daisymaye
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12 Sep 2012 - 4:22 AM

Like it's under water. A lovely artistic image Helen........Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 6:06 AM

I prefer the yellow pokers to the red ones, Helen, and I love what you have done with this. Carol

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franken
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12 Sep 2012 - 7:04 AM

Different and interesting Helen.

Ken

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 7:41 AM

A rather pleasing image using a combination of abstracts.

Albert

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 7:42 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 7:49 AM

Creative and interesting - excellent work

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 7:53 AM

Thanks Ray Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:05 AM

Stunningly beautiful, a piece to be proud of.

Nathan

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:07 AM

Thanks Nathan Smile

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reflectionsinlight

GREAT AS ALWAYS

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pluckyfilly
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12 Sep 2012 - 8:52 AM

Fine work Helen very effective

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rayme330
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12 Sep 2012 - 8:57 AM

Your experiments and patience have paid off with an excellent image, Helen.

ray

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:01 AM

Thanks William, Ann and Ray SmileSmileSmile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:28 AM

Corrr, that is a beauty well captured and the presentation
Helen as usual is outstanding
Lillian

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 9:45 AM

Thanks Lillian Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:32 AM

An interesting image Helen and yet it is one I am not entirely hooked on. I think it is because I cannot get my head around the textured background,however I.m sure you didn't produce this image just to please me.
It is nice when others like it but most of the time we do images to lease ourselves and to hell with the views of a miserable old fuddy duddy.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 10:40 AM

I wouldn't call you a fuddy duddy - plain speaking maybe Dan WinkWinkWink

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 11:23 AM

Fantastic and lovely work indeed,very well done,
saeid

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digital_boi
12 Sep 2012 - 11:43 AM

why not indeed like the result

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RobinF
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12 Sep 2012 - 11:53 AM

Superb work, really stunning image Helen!
kind regards,
Robin

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12 Sep 2012 - 12:41 PM

Love the texture, the colours tone so well, definitely a cool 'hot' poker!
Carole

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12 Sep 2012 - 12:58 PM

Many thanks for your comments SmileSmile
A special thank you to Robin for his User Award SmileSmileSmile

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12 Sep 2012 - 1:25 PM

You've given this one the 'oxymoronic' treatment, Linda. The ice layer gives more of a petrified feel to me. Very effective.

Dave

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bromley-smith
12 Sep 2012 - 2:01 PM

Wonderful concept Helen, excellent image.
Tony

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12 Sep 2012 - 2:14 PM

Thanks Dave and Tony SmileSmile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Sep 2012 - 2:17 PM

Very nice like that plenty of detail in those little florets, and a good title and colour, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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12 Sep 2012 - 2:55 PM

Thanks Leon Smile

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Niknut
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12 Sep 2012 - 4:59 PM

Cracking shot !!!....VERY effective bit of creativity, certainly 'twists' the brains' perception of what 'should-be' !!!...clever stuff !!

Must admit I've never seen a Yellow one before !!.Smile

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12 Sep 2012 - 5:35 PM

Thanks Keith Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
12 Sep 2012 - 6:49 PM

It certainly is effective Helen, its a wonderful capture.

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12 Sep 2012 - 6:51 PM

Thanks John Smile

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 - 11:56 PM

Excellent image Helen. Well done
Jim

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12 Sep 2012 - 11:57 PM

Thanks Jim Smile

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