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One of my flowers from my daughter on Mothering Sunday.
The background is just a layer of the flower and the ladybird is just the cherry on the top !!!
Enjoy
Helen

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jan 2011 - 2:14 AM
Focal Length:12.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.6
Shutter Speed:1/7sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Thistle
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:12 Apr 2011 - 10:29 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Humour / fun
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What a beautiful image Helen

Chris

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2011 - 10:31 AM

Stunning Helen.. Peter

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12 Apr 2011 - 10:38 AM

Thanks Chris and Peter

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digital_boi
12 Apr 2011 - 10:45 AM

Excellent work Helen love it Wink

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 11:09 AM

Another super image Helen, great colour and the Ladybird is placed perfectly.
Shellio

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12 Apr 2011 - 11:10 AM

Thanks Graham and Shellio

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12 Apr 2011 - 11:21 AM

Presented to perfection, Helen. Carol

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Joline
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12 Apr 2011 - 11:28 AM

What a delightful image. Love the lavender tones.

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12 Apr 2011 - 11:49 AM

This is beautiful Helen.

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12 Apr 2011 - 11:50 AM

Pure enjoyment Helen - love it.
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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 12:08 PM

Lovely composition Helen
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helenlinda
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12 Apr 2011 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Carol, Joline, Ken, Joan and Alvar

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12 Apr 2011 - 12:42 PM

Love the color and detail and even the inclusion of the lovely lady bird! Patti

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12 Apr 2011 - 12:59 PM

The color is perfect for this fower, the ladybug adding a touch of zing!

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diamondgeaser
12 Apr 2011 - 1:30 PM

Lovely capture, great detail and colour..........JIM.

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12 Apr 2011 - 1:34 PM

Very nice and I especially like the background Barbara

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helenlinda
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12 Apr 2011 - 2:00 PM

Many thanks Patti, Jenn, Jim and Barbara

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12 Apr 2011 - 2:25 PM

Beautifully done, and love the limited palette.
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12 Apr 2011 - 2:55 PM

Thanks Chris

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baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2011 - 3:03 PM

Gorgeous colour and spikiness, if that's a word?! Topped off by that very obliging ladybug. Cracking work Helen.
Barbara

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12 Apr 2011 - 3:05 PM

Thanks Barbara

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12 Apr 2011 - 3:21 PM

So different, and yet so beautiful. Love what you've done here Helen. ..........Sandy

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12 Apr 2011 - 3:35 PM

Great image ... but feel the ladybird would look better green .. Kidding !!

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12 Apr 2011 - 3:40 PM

Thanks Sandy and Barbara

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12 Apr 2011 - 3:45 PM

Very clever Helen. Great image
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12 Apr 2011 - 3:48 PM

Thanks Dennis

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Adrian_Reynolds
12 Apr 2011 - 3:52 PM

Love the way your Ladybird stands out in that wonderful purple hue Helen, very creative as always,
lovely image,
Adrian

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12 Apr 2011 - 3:57 PM

Thanks Adrian

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12 Apr 2011 - 4:47 PM

Superb work Helen - lovely tones and textures. Love the ladybird.
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12 Apr 2011 - 4:51 PM

Thanks Sylvia

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12 Apr 2011 - 5:16 PM

That's one impressive image !.....gorgeous detail & colour....1st class !

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12 Apr 2011 - 5:23 PM

Just nothing, just beautiful!
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12 Apr 2011 - 6:07 PM

Thanks Keith and Sandra

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12 Apr 2011 - 7:25 PM

Very beautiful, Helen, and the bonus of a ladybird, too! Smile
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12 Apr 2011 - 8:17 PM

That Thistle could stand on it's own as an image Helen - the Ladybird adds a good contrast to the colour though.
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12 Apr 2011 - 8:20 PM

really like what youve done with the bg, very creative and looks great.lesley

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12 Apr 2011 - 8:30 PM

Nice image .

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12 Apr 2011 - 9:20 PM

Thanks Trev, Brian, Lesley and Archie

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12 Apr 2011 - 9:44 PM

Lovely work.Well done..Lin

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12 Apr 2011 - 11:12 PM

Thanks Lin

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12 Apr 2011 - 11:45 PM

A fine working of a jaggy thistle Helen !!
Like the tone to it.
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13 Apr 2011 - 1:48 AM

Marvellous processing, Helen, and the ladybird adds so much!
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13 Apr 2011 - 6:47 AM

A very good piece of processing and creativity - like that "cherry" too - it finishes it off very nicely

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13 Apr 2011 - 7:29 AM

Thanks Mick, Christina and Ray

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13 Apr 2011 - 8:34 AM

WOW really like this Helen and the ladybird is a bonus, love the colour on the thistle reflecting into the b/g

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13 Apr 2011 - 9:52 AM

Thanks Ann

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13 Apr 2011 - 11:39 AM

This is another lovely piece of work from you Helen, love the subtle toning, the background and that little lady, like you say...." the cherry on the top"

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13 Apr 2011 - 12:12 PM

Thanks Fran

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MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2011 - 5:02 PM

Lovely bright colour and great ladybird. Sorry I missed this one
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14 Apr 2011 - 5:57 PM

Thanks Mavis

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15 Apr 2011 - 10:25 AM

First class Helen ...Bill

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15 Apr 2011 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Bill

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20 Apr 2011 - 8:09 PM

A beautiful and artistic floral image, love the ladybird

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21 Apr 2011 - 9:47 AM

Thanks Ed

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31 May 2011 - 3:45 AM

Hi......A beautiful image Helen,I can look at it for hours and hours...... I fill relax.T.K.U

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31 May 2011 - 7:19 AM

Thanks Ayoob

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