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Two pin cushion photos- uploaded the yellow ones a while back. They are in full bloom now!
Thanx to all who took the time to vote and comment on the Mother & child Bontebok yesterday - and a special thanx to Red and Ivor for their lovely mods !!
I am back to school for the day - I have been asked to help out at least for today.

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 Sep 2013 - 11:03 AM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Orange Pin cushion
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:18 Sep 2013 - 3:46 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Pin Cushion, Protea, South africa, Swellendam
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 4:10 AM

These had the look of a "Herman photo" and indeed they are. Great images Herman. A flower I have never seen before---nothing even close. How extraordinary, at least to me.

Peter

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
18 Sep 2013 - 4:12 AM

Two great captures with good light and background which makes V1 stand out. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 4:15 AM

Great compositions both are excellent.

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
18 Sep 2013 - 4:58 AM

Both are beautiful shots Herman, I refuse to choose! Smile
M

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 5:23 AM

Such beautiful blooms, Herman, and I have never seen one 'in real life' Sad. Two excellent images. Carol

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Sep 2013 - 5:40 AM

So beautiful

Peter

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 5:40 AM

Fabulous captures of these beautiful flowers!
George

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 5:45 AM

That's just a most amazing flower!
Congratulations on spotting such a beauty! GrinGrinGrin
IB

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 5:58 AM

A beautiful flower and two nice images Herman!

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 6:30 AM

Fine and interesting shots Herman, both are good but I think I just prefer V1 today.

Andy

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 171 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 6:33 AM

Morning H.
Two brilliant images, they look like loads of little red hot pins.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 6:48 AM

Two delightful shots.

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Caziwinkles
18 Sep 2013 - 6:59 AM

Two beauties Herman - they really are a stunning flower. Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:30 AM

Excellent images and enjoy your day back at school.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:30 AM

beautiful duo

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:32 AM

Excellent shots, I love V1 for the sharp detail and V2 for the compo. Well done, Herman. They're so beautiful.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
18 Sep 2013 - 7:32 AM

Two excellently captured images Herman. I slightly prefer the full frame of V1.
Effrossini

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:46 AM

Striking vibrant images.

Albert

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:52 AM

Morning Herman....two great captures of this beautiful protea....enjoy school

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 8:06 AM

Two wonderful images Herman. Each worthy of a vote on their own
Jim

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
18 Sep 2013 - 8:31 AM

Wonderful pictures - just love the colours!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

fabulous to see
nothing like that in Leeds
have fun working today

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digital_boi
18 Sep 2013 - 8:37 AM

V1 works for me Herman an excellent capture a full frame of colour and detail very pleasing image

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 8:40 AM

Beautiful images and great colour.
Have fun at school Smile

Jenny Smile

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 9:00 AM

A beautiful backlit image with great colour Herman!! Nice work!!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 9:07 AM

Two very well observed and photographed image with great colour throughout Herman .

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 9:29 AM

Beautiful setSmile

Eileen

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 9:37 AM

Wonderful detail, Herman.

Dave

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
18 Sep 2013 - 9:41 AM

this is a real beauty. Great details and very sharp. the tag goes with the image.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 10:58 AM

Excellent HermanSmile


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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 11:08 AM

Two lovely images Herman.
Joan.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 11:38 AM

Excellent detail and lighting especially in v1

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 11:58 AM

Beautifully taken, Herman. Such pretty flowers, don't know this plant at all.

Lavina

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 571 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 12:15 PM

Back to school.........Oh dear .. hope you behaved well and eat all your dinner............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

Nice capture Herman

David

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
18 Sep 2013 - 12:37 PM

V2 twice as nice !!..Beautiful images of this lovely flower Herman.. super detail and colour GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 12:43 PM

Beautiful shots Herman, & esp. V2.
(Hope you survive school today!)
Ju

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 12:46 PM

Fascinating flowers well photographed!

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
18 Sep 2013 - 1:07 PM

What a strong craving for the sun... Very beautiful flowers, Herman!Smile
Regards Valery

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 1:08 PM

Lovely images Herman

Hugh

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 1:34 PM

Superb images of this stunning flower.
I prefer V1 with the single head.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 1:52 PM

Like both equally, Herman, so 1/2vote to each.
R.

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cazozphil
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18 Sep 2013 - 1:52 PM

Beautiful images. I like them both so I can't choose a favourite.
Carol

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capto
capto e2 Member 21005 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 3:41 PM

A rare flower for us northerners and lovely too, I favour v1.Smile

ivor

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williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 4:25 PM

a great set Herman,i thought when you mentioned pin cushion you were a bit of sewingSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile.



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18 Sep 2013 - 4:39 PM

Two beautiesSmile

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achieverswales
18 Sep 2013 - 4:44 PM

V1 Herman wonderful clarity and background!

Regards

Trev.

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basith  2 Sri Lanka
18 Sep 2013 - 4:55 PM

Beautiful light and colour Herman.
Very well captured and detailed.

Basith

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Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 5:59 PM

Great name for a great looking flower, Herman.

P.

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1881  2 India
18 Sep 2013 - 6:20 PM

Beautiful work.


SANJEEV

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 6:22 PM

Great title Herman what gorgeous flowers GrinGrin

Ali

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2155 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 8:33 PM

Beautiful imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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AlexAppleby
18 Sep 2013 - 8:46 PM

Absolutely lovely flowers and you have more than done them justice. Excellent shots - V1 is brilliant.

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 9:39 PM

Great detail all round, especially v1WinkGrin
Ryan

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jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 10:07 PM

Beautiful flower Herman and well captured
Jason

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18 Sep 2013 - 10:09 PM

Two wonderful images, Herman!!

Richard

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ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 7:05 AM

Two excellent shots of this beaut, Herman, especially the one in V1.

I like Proteas. They don't grow here (I don't think) but I sometimes see them as cut flowers in florists.

Andrew

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2013 - 9:30 AM

Such a photogenic flower, Herman, and it's V1 for me. Excellent background to set off those "pins".

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
19 Sep 2013 - 8:27 PM

Herman, beautiful images, I love the colorsSmileSmileSmile

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21 Sep 2013 - 1:45 PM

A fine pair of macros, v1 is particularly impressive, such pin sharp detail and vivid colour and a perfect clear background

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23 Sep 2013 - 7:15 AM

wow! what an amazing flower head...and it stands out so well!on its own.. but the pair is as beautiful. a red pair on inverted chandeliers!

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