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Two fun uploads - not perfect but the result of inclement weather keeping me inside Smile Just to prove to my northern neighbours that we also have daffodils - imported from Britain of course Smile The feathers are from a guinea fowl and the quill from a porcupine.
Thanx so much for your kind response to my Coral tree flower and a huge thanx to Cathy for her treasured UA - much appreciated !!
Have a super Tuesday !!

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:11 Aug 2013 - 5:43 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:Daffodil from Africa
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:13 Aug 2013 - 3:57 AM
Tags:Daffodil, Flowers & plants, Fun, Stil life
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Voters:S_Psharma · Chinga · abeeror2 · Potra · LynneJoyce · HarrietH · marktc · ugly · Tish1 · Andysnapper · CarolG · jovanovic · darrenwilson41 · cats_123 · fentiger · ColleenA · netta1234 · Diggeo · User_Removed · Derek_Fearn · PhillipMinnis · RobertTurley · richmowil · moiral · Badgerfred · Lillian · EileenH · marshfam19 · morpheus1955 · NDODS · cocobean · chrissie3 · barbarahirst · ValeryAst · Nikonuser1 · capto · Irishkate · kathrynlouise · gallero · Briwooly · AlexAppleby · nonur · myrab · Joline · georgiepoolie · sweetpea62 · widtink · Growmore · kuvailija · anglingandyq · tonyguitar · maggietear · luckybry · JuBarney · Skeet1Away · Holmewood · 213hardy · ali63 · Craggwildlife · ChiliMan · BIGRY1 · Ayoob · annettep38 · digital_boi ·
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma Plus Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 4:55 AM

Excellent v2 is better.

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 5:17 AM

I like V1 for the leather texture and warmth. Like the feather patterns. Is that a Goard?
Interesting still life images Herman...
IB

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abeeror2
abeeror2 Plus Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
13 Aug 2013 - 5:22 AM

Is this the witch Doctor in you coming out? Nicely done and strangely interesting!SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Aug 2013 - 5:26 AM

I just love the feathers Herman! Such a beauty! What are they!?!?!?
M

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 5:27 AM

Lovely idea well executed.

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
13 Aug 2013 - 6:13 AM

V1 for me Herman. Love the zulu handcraft.

Harriet

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:18 AM

Interesting choice of subject matter, the Zulu carving and the Daffodil. If memory serves there were a large number of Welsh soldiers at the battle of Rorkes Drift when 154 men most Royal Engineers held off persistent attacks from between 3000 to 4000 Zulu warriors. So I can't help but see the irony.

Good still life

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:38 AM

Good morning Herman, my cold is finally surrendering and you celebrate this wonderful fact with a bright yellow daffy; my Grandfather would have loved you, he was Welsh, not that I got to know him much since he died the day I was born.

Well I was certainly unaware of the facts presented above by Marktc; given the hostilities of the time I think it is great that harmony is being reflected with this combination of subject matter, well thought out Herman.

Tish

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:39 AM

A very well constructed still life Herman, I like it. Funnily enough I have quite a collection of poppy heads that I use in my still life attempts, they are a remarkably complicated piece of natural engineering.

Andy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:42 AM

How lovely that you have daffodils, Herman, and what beautiful feathers, two very pleasing still life images. Carol

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 104283 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:50 AM

Has that slightly `war-like' feel but softened by all those yellow`invaders' WinkGrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2220 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 7:03 AM

Morning Herman, thought we were going to wash away last night with the rains.
2 excellent still life images, mixing together all the African elements..well crafted and captured

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 2221 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 7:20 AM

This is a great image Herman and I love your DaffodilSmile
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Diggeo
Diggeo Plus Member 2Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 7:31 AM

Very beautiful captured still life, Herman. There are subjects waiting to be photographed everywhere, even in our homes.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6299 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM

Bad Weather doesn't stop Togs Herman!! v1 for me!!

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moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
13 Aug 2013 - 8:22 AM

Nicely composed shots Herman. I do like those feathers. Moira

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
13 Aug 2013 - 8:25 AM

V1 for me Herman, like both,
Fred.

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Lillian
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:34 AM

A good still life in both Herman
colourful
Lillian

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 8:40 AM

Two beautiful images Smile

Eileen

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 8:42 AM

Two quite different shots Herman and today I pefer V1 with that bright yellow daffodil.

Ray

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morpheus1955
13 Aug 2013 - 8:47 AM

Two super images Herman, for me it has to be V1 as my favorite

Hugh

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NDODS
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13 Aug 2013 - 8:58 AM

An eclectic mix of artefacts which for me come together very well to produce a great still life Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
13 Aug 2013 - 9:15 AM

Silly me, but I didn't imagine they grew in Africa!! But with the other bits it makes an interesting picture. A touch of 'spring'.

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ValeryAst
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13 Aug 2013 - 10:08 AM

African flavor! I like both, Herman!Smile
Regards Valery

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 10:36 AM

2 great compositions Herman, 2 great still lifes, V1 for me, well capturedSmile


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capto Plus Member 21672 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 10:45 AM

African daffs? it's amazing what you learn on this site.Smile

ivor

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 11:18 AM

I love your Zulu pot and all the neutrals around it.
The daffodil is a lovely contrast but those other items would make some
beautiful images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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13 Aug 2013 - 11:42 AM

Hiya Herman.
V1 for me today but i do also like V2 GrinGrin

Kathryn

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gallero
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13 Aug 2013 - 12:04 PM

Una pieza artesanal muy hermosa.

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 12:46 PM

I find the zulu vase and the feathers and the spine more interesting, Herman. The flower adds a nice colour contrast.

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Joline
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13 Aug 2013 - 1:21 PM

V1 is wonderfully toned. I find the native pot beautifully charming as well.

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13 Aug 2013 - 2:47 PM

What a lovely idea,two great images Herman..Lin

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13 Aug 2013 - 2:57 PM


Quote: I find the zulu vase and the feathers and the spine more interesting, Herman. The flower adds a nice colour contrast.

Nice one.

Rod

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13 Aug 2013 - 4:27 PM

Two lovely shots wonderful presentation Herman.
Gary

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kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
13 Aug 2013 - 5:01 PM

Two very nice images,Herman, i can smell the daffodil and the leather too ! GrinGrinGrinWink I made a mod of V1. for fun ofcourse.Smile ---- Jukka.

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anglingandyq
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13 Aug 2013 - 5:51 PM

Two great compositions Herman

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tonyguitar Plus Member 233 forum poststonyguitar vcard Canada25 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 6:25 PM

So that's how you Afikanize the daffodil..eh? We, in the rain forest of Vancouver Island B.C. have had nothing but sunshine for all of July and ten days of August. Clouds are here now, at last. Rain is sure to follow. You inspired me to do more in the rain. Both images are a pleasure. TG

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13 Aug 2013 - 6:39 PM

I like the African artifax around the daffodil - takes me back to all the camps we've been in!
Maggie

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 7:00 PM

Splendid abstracts & very interesting to know you have daffodils ..... but, in winter!
Ju

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13 Aug 2013 - 8:04 PM

I never knew You had daffidils Herman. Two very interesting images. V1 for me. Cathy

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13 Aug 2013 - 9:51 PM

Great images,

Ali

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Lynniesefforts
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15 Aug 2013 - 2:50 AM

2 wonderful still lifes Herman.. I really like the contrasts .. wonderfully pleasing to the eye GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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