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This Amarillys was viciously attacked by snails and I had to support it to reach maturity [ see V2 ], so it is flowering lying down Smile A great lesson that one can still be beautiful even when life throws you a curve ball !!
Thanx to all who took the time to vote and comment on my Silly Sunday image Smile
Have a great 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:12 Oct 2013 - 1:20 PM
Focal Length:31.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Broken Beauty
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:14 Oct 2013 - 3:48 AM
Tags:Amaryllis, Flowers & plants
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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 174 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 4:18 AM

Morning green fingered H.
What a beautiful bloom, you have done a great job & it has rewarded you with this lovely flower. Looks like the snails go around your garden with axes Grin

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Daisymaye
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14 Oct 2013 - 4:22 AM

Still looking good even though damaged. A great set Herman.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 4:37 AM

Quite a sad story about this gorgeous flower Sad No matter, you have a great set from it, Herman. Well captured SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 4:38 AM

Lovely set of images v1 is best.

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ColleenA
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14 Oct 2013 - 5:14 AM


Quote: Morning green fingered H.
What a beautiful bloom, you have done a great job & it has rewarded you with this lovely flower. Looks like the snails go around your garden with axes Grin

Time to get out the snail bait Herman....a beautiful flower....I am off to Durban now...GrinGrinGrin

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14 Oct 2013 - 5:19 AM

Reminds the age old HMV gramophone.

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ddolfelin
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14 Oct 2013 - 5:20 AM

Beautiful image, Herman.
Well crafted and a pleasure to see.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
14 Oct 2013 - 5:49 AM

Three beauties with V3 my choice wonderful impact with lovely texture. Magic technique no need to process?. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 6:06 AM

Amazing images Herman. V1 is my choice.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 6:10 AM

Such beautiful blooms, Herman, so glad the chewed stem managed to produce flowers for you. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 14 Oct 2013 - 6:10 AM

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 6:46 AM

Beautiful and hardy, never let the snails grind you down.

Andy

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Ayoob
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14 Oct 2013 - 6:59 AM

Three excellent shot , Herman - very well taken and presented.....GrinGrinWink

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Caziwinkles
14 Oct 2013 - 7:05 AM

A beautiful bloom Herman - I spy evidence of your revenge there - in the form of a little blue slug/snail pellet! Tongue

Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 7:06 AM

A excellent set of images Herman, like your emergency first aid, it workedSmileSmile


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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2177 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 7:21 AM

A lovely set ,but what a shame.
If you want the snails to keep away and dont want to use slug pellets,
keep all your egg shell's and crush them and put them around the base of your plantsSmile
NettaSmile

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 7:40 AM

Beautiful bloom, good job you were able to give it a little TLC. Lovely images. GrinSad Peter.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
14 Oct 2013 - 7:46 AM

A little sad story, Herman...but in any case beauty will save the world!Smile
Regards Valery

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LynneJoyce
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14 Oct 2013 - 7:47 AM

Lovely images and a good moral for us all.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 7:51 AM

V3 for me Herman. Beautiful image GrinGrin

Kathryn

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14 Oct 2013 - 8:24 AM

V1 my favourite in this fine set Herman,
Fred.

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briantjjones
14 Oct 2013 - 8:27 AM

Herman a nice set very colouful and vibrant. Well tended but I also noticed the strawberries in the background on V1 hope the snails did not get them!! Smile
Brian J.

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rayme330
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14 Oct 2013 - 8:36 AM

Your patience and care paid off handsomely, Herman with this interesting set.

Ray

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sparrowhawk
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14 Oct 2013 - 8:48 AM

abnsolutely beautiful Herman! i think v3 for me today because i love the different angle

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
14 Oct 2013 - 8:49 AM

Lovely pictures, sad story. I love the colour of the flower.

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marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 - 8:50 AM

Nature is a funny thing sometimes, how can something so beautiful be savaged by something so small. Great capture.

Mary

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kuvailija
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14 Oct 2013 - 9:08 AM

Well done with the flower and the camera ,Herman !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 9:12 AM

Its all about dealing with it Herman Smile Nice thought

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 - 9:16 AM

Beautiful flowerSmile

Eileen

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achieverswales
14 Oct 2013 - 9:23 AM

Slugs can be cruel but have to eat, great set of flower shots Herman.

Regards

Trev.

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NDODS
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14 Oct 2013 - 10:05 AM

A very well observed and captured set trio of images Herman. As for the slugs well...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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williamsloan
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14 Oct 2013 - 11:06 AM

super shots.

billy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 11:23 AM

Glad you rescued this as it's such a beauty. Love V3.
Joan.

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Craggwildlife
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14 Oct 2013 - 11:44 AM

ooooops !!!!!!!!!!!

nice captures Herman

David

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM

Your hard work & green fingers have saved this beauty, great images V3 is my favourite,

Ali SmileSmile

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richmowil
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14 Oct 2013 - 12:40 PM

The colours are terrific Herman!! Worth the effort for sure!!

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digital_boi
14 Oct 2013 - 12:41 PM

reminds me of my tomatoes plants a lot of then end up with broken stems but they still produce V3 for me

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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14 Oct 2013 - 12:45 PM

Still keeping its colour despite its difficulties Herman !!
Good set.
Mick.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 1:19 PM

3 beautiful and lovely image,Herman,very well done,
saeid

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morpheus1955
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14 Oct 2013 - 1:21 PM

Lovely images Herman, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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14 Oct 2013 - 1:42 PM

Ahh.. glad to know.. beautiful colour.. wonderfully taken.. Thanks for the information.

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Joline
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14 Oct 2013 - 2:06 PM

A good philosophy of life....
Are those strawberries lurking in the background?????? Yummmmmm

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capto
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14 Oct 2013 - 4:27 PM

A very imposing flower.Smile

ivor

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14 Oct 2013 - 4:54 PM

Beautiful blooms excellent captured, Herman!
George

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14 Oct 2013 - 5:10 PM

A lovely title Herman to a beautiful flower..Lin

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anglingandyq
14 Oct 2013 - 5:18 PM

A wonderful bloom well captured as usual Herman

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14 Oct 2013 - 5:47 PM

My word...it still bloomed after THAT damage?? Now that's resilience.

Really wonderful captures of this tough beauty, Herman.

Andrew Smile

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mistere
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14 Oct 2013 - 6:08 PM

See now thats just showing off, even your damaged plants produce beautiful flowers.
Lovely shot as always H. Nice work.

Dave.

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Jenny-D
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14 Oct 2013 - 7:29 PM

A beauty Herman, great images.

Jenny Smile

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14 Oct 2013 - 7:35 PM

Splendid shots esp. V3 for me.
Ju

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Tish1
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14 Oct 2013 - 8:05 PM

Ingenious!!! great images of this well nurtured plant; I love the colours of this!!


Tish

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14 Oct 2013 - 8:35 PM

Only viewing V1 as so slow to upload pics, but a beautiful flower and well taken shot. Moira

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14 Oct 2013 - 9:02 PM

Great set Herman. Glad it flowered. Cathy

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 - 4:49 AM

Can't view V3 for some reason... But they are excellent images...
What lovely colours and the stones in V2 look like Portland Stone! Very coveted in the UK...
I had a lot of snails ans slugs here in my garden... Got the beer containers all over the ground and did a week of mass murder! At list they went drunk... I can now say that the sanil and slug population in my garden has got under control after a few bottles of wasted beer... Regards, IB

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15 Oct 2013 - 7:40 AM

A beautiful set Herman with V3 being my favourite Smile
Jan

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15 Oct 2013 - 11:49 AM

Lovely symbolic set Herman Smile
Rende

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15 Oct 2013 - 6:26 PM

Cracking set Herman, these bulbs are in our shops at the moment, but we have to grow them indoors, they are an expensive bulb too

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15 Oct 2013 - 7:49 PM

Lovely set of images of this beautiful flower, well done you in saving it

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15 Oct 2013 - 9:52 PM

Can't view V1 for some reason, but loved v3. Ann.

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16 Oct 2013 - 4:46 PM

What a beautiful flower Herman, so glad it has managed to survive being munched by snails

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