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I sat looking at the March lillies and wondered how they would look against a dark red background instead of black, so I placed a Dark red scatter cushion behind it and took this photo. I also upload V2 against a black background with reflection for comparison Smile
Thanx to Eric [ Gypsyman] for his treasured UA on my Happy Flowers and I really do appreciate every vote and comment on it Smile
The heat has broken here and it is cool and raining this morning !!!
Have a great day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 545.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Feb 2013 - 10:30 AM
Focal Length:89.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Amaryllis Belladonna
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:28 Feb 2013 - 3:50 AM
Tags:Amaryllis belladonna, Flowers & plants, March Lillies, Wild flowers of South Africa
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 4:14 AM

Beautiful shot.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 4:32 AM

That is beautiful, Herman. Is it indeed a nightshade? Have you ever seen the floral photos from Robert Mapelthorpe? Like this photo, he often used a color background to his photos, and had simple and elegant compositions. I really like this image, my friend.

Peter

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 4:41 AM

Morning Herman you are so lucky to have the rain, since Xmas we have had virtually nothing. V2 for me, I like the composition. Enjoy...John

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 5:40 AM

Two beautiful images, Herman, but the presentation of V.1 is the definite winner for me. Carol

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 5:51 AM

Two superb images Herman. Which one is better?. That my friend I cannot decide. Both are winners as far as I am concerned. Accolades shared between them
Jim

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:22 AM

Morning Herman, nice heavy rain in Cape Town as well last night. Two good flower images, but I love V2 with the reflections, good work

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:23 AM

Two attractive images and No. 2 gets the vote from me.

Albert

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Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:34 AM

2 beautiful shots Herman, I think the 2nd is just my favourite as I think the reflection works very well, however V1's red bg also works admirably.

Cheers

Andy

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28 Feb 2013 - 7:20 AM

Beautiful images Herman, V2 my favourite,
Fred.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:23 AM

2 lovely images ,BLACK for me HermanSmile
nettaSmile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:25 AM

V2 for me I love the reflection you captured.Smile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:25 AM

Two stunning images, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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28 Feb 2013 - 7:30 AM


Quote: Two superb images Herman. Which one is better?. That my friend I cannot decide. Both are winners as far as I am concerned. Accolades shared between them
Jim

I have to agree with Jim this morning - beautifulSmile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:36 AM

brilliant detail herman wonderful colour and reflections v2 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 8:03 AM

The delicate colours are beautiful; I am votng twice because I love them both and a thrid vote for taking the rain, it was very kind of you Herman.

A crisp frosty morning here, but.............. sunshine, not forecast to last all day though.

Tish

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 8:50 AM

A wonderful delicate pair of images---v1 for me
Steve

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM

2 beautiful images Herman they are so delicate,

Ali GrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:03 AM

Nicely done, Herman, the reflection of v2 wins it for me.

Dave

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
28 Feb 2013 - 9:13 AM

Beautiful delicate image. V1 for me.

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28 Feb 2013 - 9:13 AM

Two lovely images, Herman - I, too, favour V2!

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28 Feb 2013 - 9:17 AM

lovely detail

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:24 AM

Two super images with good detail!!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:25 AM

It's good to experiment..V2 has the edge, not only for the bg but that great reflection..might have a go at a mod later Smile

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nonur
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28 Feb 2013 - 9:29 AM

They are both so lovely, Herman.

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digital_boi
28 Feb 2013 - 10:12 AM

both excellent Herman V3 just has the edge for me

nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6523 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 10:30 AM

V1 is a lovely image but V2 my favourite as I do have a soft spot for reflections. - gary

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28 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

Fantastic and beautiful V2 Herman and a real beauty, not to keen on the background colour in V1.
Gary

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fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 11:19 AM

Two excellent images, Herman. Love them both equally - I really need two votes! But if I MUST choose then it would be V2 for its composition and lovely reflection. SmileSmile

Lavina

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kazza12
kazza12  2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 11:24 AM

two beautiful captures v2 for me SmileSmile

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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

Love Delicate soft colouring and the ruffled red background in V1, great work in both shots Herman.

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achieverswales
28 Feb 2013 - 12:20 PM

Two excellent captures Herman, V1 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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Joline
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28 Feb 2013 - 12:38 PM

Both are lovely, but v2 hits all the right notes for me.

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leontari
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28 Feb 2013 - 12:51 PM

Two wonderful captures Herman. V2 gets my vote today.
Effrossini

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User_Removed
28 Feb 2013 - 12:54 PM

Two superb images Herman, well done.
Regards, Alf.

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Fefe
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28 Feb 2013 - 12:57 PM

V2 for me Herman.................. Great imageGrin
Diane

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 1:22 PM

They look very fine against the red pillow-- the varying reds seem to enhance the entire image bringing a touch of life to its ambience!

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raygregson
28 Feb 2013 - 1:23 PM

superb image.ray

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digital_boi
28 Feb 2013 - 3:20 PM

should have said V2

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
28 Feb 2013 - 3:59 PM

had a bit of time herman so playtime on your pics mods uploaded

See Ya

Graham

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 4:35 PM

Great shots Herman, V2 for me please, love the reflections.

Ray

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BIGRY1
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28 Feb 2013 - 5:16 PM

Its V2 for me today but both have been presented beautifullyGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 5:19 PM

Very well capture Herman, like V2 better, good reflections too.
ElenaSmileSmile

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NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

Two wonderfully observed, composed, exposed and captured floral compositions Herman, with great colour and superb detail. Version 2 being my particular favourite.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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anglingandyq
28 Feb 2013 - 5:59 PM

2 great images Herman prefer V2 thoughSmileSmile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:38 PM

Both great but its V2 for me HermanSmile

Rod

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kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

Evening Herman. V2 for me, absolutely stunning and i love the reflection Grin
Kathryn

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28 Feb 2013 - 7:19 PM

A beautiful flower and the presentation in v2 is top class

Peter

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Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:45 PM

Two beautiful shots - I'm in the minority but V1 slightly has it for me today Herman.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 8:12 PM

V2 gets my vote Herman. I love the black Bg and the excellent reflection.
Ray

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
1 Mar 2013 - 7:30 AM

A very beautiful pair of beautySmile
Regards Valery

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Ayoob
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1 Mar 2013 - 7:48 AM

Superb details and excellent capture , Hermanus ..........GrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM

v2 for me.. but a tad lighter might be even more pleasing.. I sometimes forget to overexpose bright flutterbies or flowers Sad

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1 Mar 2013 - 6:24 PM

Beautiful capture----MilkyWink

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1 Mar 2013 - 10:05 PM

Two beautifully presented floral images, v2 just edges it

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gallero
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1 Mar 2013 - 11:06 PM

Buen detalle

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Chinga
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5 Mar 2013 - 6:54 AM

They are trully beautiful Herman! Love the pink against that warm background. GrinGrinGrin
IB

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Irishkate
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5 Mar 2013 - 10:27 PM

First impression the red b/g looks great with the delicate pink flowers
and V2 is also a beauty with the reflections.
Good work.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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pp1
pp1  1 England
11 Mar 2013 - 11:15 AM

Beautiful and very nicely done Smile

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12 Mar 2013 - 9:07 AM

Now this is a beauty Herman !!!!! Gorgeous my friend.GrinGrinGrin How do you have so many EZ friends ????

Pam

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