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We had an amazing sunset and I took some flower images against the sky Smile
V2 - fire in the clouds
We are in the middle of summer holidays and I get very little computer time ! Please forgive me for my absence - I will visit again asap. Off to Cape Town in about an hour - taking our son and his Kayak to visit with a friend for a few days Smile
Have a super day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Dec 2013 - 7:46 PM
Focal Length:19.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:On, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Custom 1
Title:Agapanthus sunset
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:17 Dec 2013 - 4:08 AM
Tags:Agapanthus, Flowers & plants, Sunset sky
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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 4:14 AM

A cute concept

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 4:48 AM

Oh WOW, Herman, the Agapanthus against that glorious sunset colour is tremendous.
This wins my Best Today, by a long way Smile
Have fun driving to Cape Town with your son.
Some delicious Lunches waiting for you Tongue

Simon
PS V2 could have been a stand-alone!

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 4:51 AM

Two beautiful images Herman, so unusual to see a flower against a sunset....love V2 as well, absolutely stunning and deserves it's own upload.

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ddolfelin
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17 Dec 2013 - 5:07 AM

Brilliant processing, Herman.
Great idea, too!

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gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
17 Dec 2013 - 5:29 AM

beautiful images , hope you have a great holiday Smile

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 5:32 AM

Super colours Herman a brilliant idea that works well love it.
Rob

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Diggeo
Diggeo Plus Member 2Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 5:50 AM

Nice sunset Herman. V1 is very beautiful, almost surreal!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:37 AM

Two beautiful images, Herman, I do envy you basking in the sunshine Smile Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:39 AM

Wow! Herman what a great sunset, like both imagesSmile


Cliff

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Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:41 AM

Stunning shots Herman and that sky is sublime.

Andy

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mistere
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17 Dec 2013 - 6:59 AM

Stunning shot H.

Dave

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Caziwinkles
17 Dec 2013 - 7:01 AM

Two fab images Herman - both definitely worthy of individual uploads,
Enjoy Cape Town. Smile

Carol

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
17 Dec 2013 - 7:09 AM

Great shots. I like the composition.

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:25 AM

Beautifully captured.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114304 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:31 AM

superbly lit Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:32 AM

Wow, what a stunning juxtaposition of flower and sky in V1 and a very dramatic sky in V2.

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:32 AM

Two stunning works, Herman. I also think they they deserve separate display. So fiery and so beautiful.
Have a great time with your son.

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Mollycat
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17 Dec 2013 - 7:35 AM

Two superb images Herman. Excellent work my friend. Grin Peter.

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monkeytravels
17 Dec 2013 - 8:11 AM

perfect background inV1 Smile

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 8:33 AM

It seems like you have only just had summer Grin enjoy your trip, bring me back a stick of rock [this may be a strictly English thing].

As for the images, both are great and as previously stated, both could stand along quality, fantastic sunsets

Tish

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 9:04 AM

Bold and beautiful

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
17 Dec 2013 - 10:06 AM

V1 is so beautiful, quite stands out from the picture. Love the sunsets too.

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HarrietH
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17 Dec 2013 - 10:24 AM

It looks almost like 3D. Beautiful photography Herman.

Harriet

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JuBarney
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17 Dec 2013 - 11:07 AM

A beautiful flower shot and also love the sunset
Ju

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achieverswales
17 Dec 2013 - 11:43 AM

Give that man another UA, spectacular captures Herman.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
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17 Dec 2013 - 12:34 PM

Stands out beautifully against that awesome sunset.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6305 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 12:39 PM


Quote: Bold and beautiful

I totally agree with this Herman!! Excellent work!!

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 12:46 PM

Wow v1 is a stunning image,

Ali

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 1:53 PM

Two cracking captures Herman. Smile
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17 Dec 2013 - 2:25 PM

An unusual but very successful bg.Smile

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17 Dec 2013 - 2:49 PM

The colors do go well together!!!

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 3:29 PM

Two lovely imagesSmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 3:55 PM

Excellent idea shooting them against the sunset, Herman Smile

Love the glowing clouds in V2!

Andrew

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17 Dec 2013 - 4:06 PM

Two fabulous images Herman, loving those skies GrinGrin

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BIGRY1
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17 Dec 2013 - 4:12 PM

Two crackers here, I love them both. Amazing skies and great processing skills shown, nice one!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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mikbee
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17 Dec 2013 - 4:25 PM

Glorious colours in the sky Herman.
Excellent shots.
Mick.

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17 Dec 2013 - 4:39 PM

first class top marks.


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17 Dec 2013 - 6:19 PM

2 fabulous images Herman.

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pamelajean Critique Team 9885 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1694 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:19 PM

The flash has worked beautifully on the flower, and what a magnificent background.

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GeorgePlatis
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17 Dec 2013 - 7:28 PM

Fabulous captures, Herman ! Beautiful tones, colours and details in these fine compositions!
Regards,
George

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17 Dec 2013 - 7:58 PM

A powerful composition

Peter

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jacquig
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 9:03 PM

Both excellent shots with a really dramatic sky. I particularly like v1 where the sky contrasts so well with the agapanthus. It has great clarity and a 3D quality. Smile

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17 Dec 2013 - 9:24 PM

Super shots Herman. Cathy

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18 Dec 2013 - 2:52 PM

My goodness, what a stunning pair of images, Herman!
Absolutely superb - what an amazing sunset!!

Richard

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18 Dec 2013 - 6:31 PM

Stunning shot Herman. V1 is awesome.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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18 Dec 2013 - 9:38 PM

Wow that is most impressive
Lillian

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19 Dec 2013 - 4:25 AM

great composition and colorWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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brian17302
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19 Dec 2013 - 6:32 PM

Amazing sunset & a great photo opportunity not missed
Super images HermanGrin

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21 Dec 2013 - 8:50 AM

Mid summer for you whilst we are in mid winter today up north: and what a marvellous sky, quite sulphurous in V 2.
Interesting backdrop for your flower in V 1, Herman, although it does tend to draw the eye away from the subject.
But congrats on thinking a bit differently.
R.

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22 Dec 2013 - 4:42 AM

WOW!! What a spectacular photo, Herman.

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Lynniesefforts
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22 Dec 2013 - 5:37 AM

I dont know how I missed these Herman... Two outstanding images, each worthy of their own upload...V1 is just magical in colour, tone and detail...and every other way..

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas..Grin

Lynette Grin

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headskiesfly
22 Dec 2013 - 6:48 PM

Merry Christmas
Rick

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23 Dec 2013 - 10:23 AM

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23 Dec 2013 - 9:40 PM

No point in me uploading any Agapanthus after this one !
Kate GrinGrinGrinGrin

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23 Dec 2013 - 11:55 PM

All The Best for Xmas and The new Year.

David

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Chinga
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29 Dec 2013 - 6:42 AM

A show stopper of a sky here! I like both versions Herman, but V1 looks amazing with the colour contrasts of the flower against that sky! Grin
IB

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babajoshua
19 Feb 2014 - 8:28 PM

V1 and V2 both great shots

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photopix12
23 Mar 2014 - 10:42 PM

Beautiful sunset colours. Grin

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Merbert
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20 May 2014 - 8:09 AM

I quite like this one!
Well done and thanks for sharing
Norbert

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photopix12
21 Jun 2014 - 2:04 AM

Beauttiful colours. Grin

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