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A fully opened Blushing Bride Protea, They are used a lot in bridal bouquets. I have a very hectic schedule this week - was asked to take photos at the local primary school's cricket week Ten schools each play two limited over matches every day for five days.
I am so thankful for every vote and comment on my red pincushion flower yesterday !!
Have a super Tuesday !Grin

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:21 Sep 2013 - 12:45 PM
Focal Length:94.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Blushing Bride Protea
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:24 Sep 2013 - 4:22 AM
Tags:Blushing Bride Protea, Flowers & plants
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 4:36 AM

Lovely, Herman. I have been waiting for you. Now I can go go to bed.....it is late here on the East coast.

Goodnight, my friend.

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 4:37 AM

Very very beautiful picture.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 4:40 AM

Beautifully captured, Herman. Superb details and lovely colour. What a gorgeous and unusual flower - I don't know of this one at all!

Lavina

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
24 Sep 2013 - 4:49 AM

A magic close up capture with good colours and depth of field. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 175 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 5:17 AM

Morning H Smile
If your garden is as nice as all the flowers you show us it must look like paradise,( no smalls hanging around then) Grin

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Sep 2013 - 5:21 AM

Great to see it opened also

Peter

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 5:43 AM

Another beautiful close-up Herman. I agree with Ray about your garden!

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 5:56 AM

Thank you for presenting us these gorgeous plants, Herman! This is so interesting and beautiful.

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 6:01 AM

I've uploaded a modification-gift - in fact a collage of your recent images. I think it would be nice to print a collage like this one and hang it on your wall!
Have a nice day,
George

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GordonLack
GordonLack e2 Member 5GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 6:03 AM

A beautiful image, well captured

Gordon

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 6:18 AM

What an amazing bloom, Herman, and you can well understand why it is often used in bridal bouquets, a super capture. Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 6:47 AM

Morning Herman, wow your photo week sounds like hard work, i hope the weather plays its part...
What a beautiful protea, strangely i have never seen these in real life....beautifully captured....enjoy the public holiday....braai dayGrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 6:54 AM

Excellent composition and colours Herman!
The details of this exquisite flower are fantastic and the composition is impeccable. Grin
IB

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 6:56 AM

What a super bloom Herman, a well captured imageSmile


Cliff

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 7:09 AM

Another stunner Herman, beautiful flower, lovely colours and captured so well.Nice work.

Dave.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 7:09 AM

Lovely colors

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Caziwinkles
24 Sep 2013 - 7:10 AM

Lovely image Herman - never seen one fully opened like this. Super detail. Smile

Carol

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digital_boi
24 Sep 2013 - 7:18 AM

superb detail Herman of this fine flower the colours and subtle tones are wonderful to see

Graham

good luck with the cricket rather you than me

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 7:37 AM

Very vibrant colours Grin

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 8:22 AM

A wonderful, colourful and well detailed image, Herman - enjoy your hectic week with the kids. GrinGrinGrin

Ray

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
24 Sep 2013 - 8:22 AM

Superb capture Herman, lovely light and colour.
Effrossini

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
24 Sep 2013 - 8:33 AM

And what a beautiful bridal bouquet this must make. A really lovely flower.

Harriet

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 8:41 AM

Busy week indeed! All the best, Herman Smile

Very well shot protea here...I really like the tight close-up and square crop.

Andrew

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
24 Sep 2013 - 8:51 AM

Beautiful flowers and picture. I bet they make a stunning bouquet.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 8:56 AM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured floral photograph with great detail and colour throughout Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 8:58 AM

Beautiful image, well captured.

Mary

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 9:05 AM

Lovely image. Nice to see flowers that I have never seen before Smile

Eileen

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 9:26 AM

These are lovely flowers captured very well Herman. Enjoy your cricket week - who knows you may be the first to see a future SA star.Smile
Joan.

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achieverswales
24 Sep 2013 - 9:32 AM

Another stunning capture Herman, bet you would prefer some Rugby.

Regards

Trev.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 9:34 AM

This is a fantastic image Herman. You have a lovely garden. Enjoy your cricket
Jim

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 9:58 AM

A great shot, Herman!

Richard

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
24 Sep 2013 - 10:29 AM

There sure are a lot of varieties of Proteas over there... I had only ever seen one type..until yours...beautiful flowers !!

Lovely image Herman Grin

Lynette GrinGrin

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 10:29 AM

a truly beautiful flower and awell taken image.


billy

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 10:53 AM

A beautiful flower

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 12:13 PM

Just fabulous Herman !!!GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 12:26 PM

Beautiful Herman!!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 1:18 PM

A fine floral upload Herman.
And hope your week is a success !!
Mick.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
24 Sep 2013 - 2:32 PM

Superb details and lovely colour.
Excellent mod

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 2:57 PM

Excellent capture, Herman !
George

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
24 Sep 2013 - 3:46 PM

Very exotic and beautiful seen from Finland ! Never seen before,ithink! --- LOVELY. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 3:59 PM

A lovely floral image, I can see why they are popular in Bridal bouquets , you have got a busy week Herman keep up the good work,

Ali SmileSmile

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capto
capto e2 Member 21162 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 4:02 PM

That is beautifully exotic.Smile

ivor

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 5:10 PM

A beautiful shot of your lovely flower
Ju

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 5:29 PM

Excellent flower image and I love Diggeo's montage.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 6:02 PM

Beautiful image. From Diggeo's MoD, you have done a good job for the flowers.. and the MOD tells all. Wonderful MOD.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 6:18 PM

Enjoy your hectic week,and this is a beautieSmile
NettaSmile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 6:25 PM

What an exotic beauty, Herman.

P.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
24 Sep 2013 - 6:52 PM

A beautiful macro, Herman!Smile I see your spring is gaining momentum!Smile
Regards valery

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anglingandyq
24 Sep 2013 - 8:18 PM

Excellent detail and colour Herman well captured

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
24 Sep 2013 - 9:06 PM

Lovely image Herman!!!!
Regards,
LuDa

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Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 10:01 PM

Lovely flower Herman. Cathy

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 10:10 PM

What an unusual flower. Beautifully captured Herman GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
25 Sep 2013 - 4:36 AM

All those flowers you like so much Herman look prehistoric...Awesome looking things!
M

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 12:07 PM

Such an amazing beauty. Your gardens must be very exotic.

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Mototaur
Mototaur  126 forum posts England
29 Sep 2013 - 6:43 PM

Pretty colours and lighting Smile

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