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This reminds me of a Rudbekia, but I don't think it is one.
I went to Kings Heath Park this afternoon, as they open what were the TV Gardens every fortnight on a Sunday afternoon. Well worth a visit and its free.
I'm currently working on framing skills - its a challenge as I have never been able to work out how to do this sort of thing before, so bear with me. I particularly want to thank marktc for his User Award for my first attempt at bringing part of the flower out of the frame. Many thanks SmileSmile
New term starts this week - where did the summer go WinkWink
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Sep 2012 - 3:03 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Top knot
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:3 Sep 2012 - 12:55 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Kings heath park, September 2012
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 12:58 AM

They just keep getting better and better.
This jumps off the screen with vibrancy and impact.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 12:58 AM

Thanks Kate Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:08 AM

A good 3D effect here Helen.
Super shot.
Mick.

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fificat100
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3 Sep 2012 - 1:31 AM

A lovely effect to this, and sunshine bright!
Lavina

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:36 AM

Extraordinary color and detail and I love how you have been working the framing. A true winner, PattiSmile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:38 AM

This is absolutely stunning! Good ''out of the frame work'' something I will attempt when the colder weather set in (I''l know who to ask for help!)

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 2:08 AM

.....or top-notch, HelenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile?????!!!!!! Very well done!!!!!! AniaWink

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Margaret101
3 Sep 2012 - 3:26 AM

Good shot, its a lovely vibrant flower. Like the frame too!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33146 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 4:54 AM

One of your finest pieces, of which you deserve many accolades, simple the very best.

Regards Nathan

P.S. I am always willing to learn Helen, please let me into your secret regarding this most impressive framing technique.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 6:21 AM

A superb presentation, Helen. Carol

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 7:31 AM

Lovely presentation Helen

dven

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 7:41 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments - and a huge thank you to Nathan for his User Award - much appreciated SmileSmileSmile

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:02 AM

Stunning work Helen.

Ken

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:05 AM

Thanks Ken Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:07 AM

how amazing .... do you use special software

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:49 AM

No Barbara - but I will save the steps next time and put them up as a tutorial Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Amazing framing very well taken and captured, good work indeed.

John

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:56 AM

Thanks John Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Sep 2012 - 9:03 AM

Topknot it is and top notch is the shot with a sensible frame which does it justice, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 9:05 AM

Thanks Leon Smile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 9:18 AM

Wonderful image, fabulous vibrant colours, beautifully presented.

Hugh

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 9:22 AM

Thanks Hugh Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 9:45 AM

I have no idea why you are concerned about your abilities Helen - you've accomplished a stunningly presented image of this lovely flower! Top notch work! Smile
Ann

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marktc
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3 Sep 2012 - 10:09 AM

I agree with Ann a I've excellent work Helen

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 10:54 AM

Thanks Ann and Mark SmileSmile

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achieverswales
3 Sep 2012 - 11:02 AM

Like the effect Helen and good vibrant colour.

Regards

Trev.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:16 AM

Thanks Trev
....and I've just spotted Kate's User Award - Wow!! - many thanks SmileSmileSmile

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:19 AM

very cleverly done and effective. congrats on the awards. also on my shortlist.lesley

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helenlinda
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3 Sep 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thanks Lesley Smile

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pluckyfilly
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3 Sep 2012 - 11:49 AM

Excellent presentation of a very pleasing picture

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:52 AM

Many thanks for your comment and for your User Award Ann - much appreciated SmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
3 Sep 2012 - 11:58 AM

Very fine work here Helen it jusmps right off the screen at you excellent processing

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TrevBatWCC
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3 Sep 2012 - 11:58 AM

I thought with your wonderful digital skills Helen, you would have been expert at framing Wink This certainly looks expertly done here! Wink
Trev Smile

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Joline
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3 Sep 2012 - 12:11 PM

Wow!!!!! This is amazingly beautiful.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 12:23 PM

Thanks Graham, Trev and Joline for your comments SmileSmileSmile

Many thanks Joline for your User Award - much appreciated Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 1:20 PM

......and I've just seen Ken's User Award - and my mouth really has dropped now SmileWinkSmile
Many thanks Ken - I am somewhat overwhelmed Smile

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4565 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 4:21 PM

Cracking shot !!!...clearly your 'framing' skills are improving all the time !!.....1st class !

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helenlinda
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3 Sep 2012 - 4:42 PM

Thanks Keith Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 5:48 PM

Well all beaten me to it again Helen
a stunning image and just love the presentation
well done on the awards
Lillian

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 5:54 PM

Stunning image and well presented
Jim

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 6:34 PM

Thanks Lillian and Jim SmileSmile

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3 Sep 2012 - 9:41 PM

You've certainly got the hang of this, Helen, congratulations on all the User Awards, I'm not at all surprised!

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helenlinda
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3 Sep 2012 - 9:56 PM

Thanks Pamela Smile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 7:33 AM

Beautiful image. Great presentation. Paul

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helenlinda
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4 Sep 2012 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Paul Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 1:07 PM

reminds me a lot of a lovely chandelier. art deco style Smile
beautiful.

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helenlinda
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4 Sep 2012 - 1:27 PM

Thanks Annette Smile

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ChiliMan
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4 Sep 2012 - 4:36 PM

I think you're doing just fine with the framing skills, Helen!

Well done again, and gorgeous flower shot to begin with SmileSmile

Andrew

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4 Sep 2012 - 5:19 PM

Thanks Andrew Smile

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4 Sep 2012 - 5:40 PM

Helen,
This is absolutely beautiful and having the petals overhang the frame is both very creative and wonderfully executed.
Nicely done.
-=\Walter

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helenlinda
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4 Sep 2012 - 7:25 PM

Thanks Walter Smile

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