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I thought the Plumbago flowers looked great against this derelict gate that is hanging skew on just one hinge Smile
A huge thanx to Rob [bobsblues] for his UA on yesterday's Hibiscus as well as to everyone for your votes and kind comments - much appreciated !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 67.5 - 3375.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 May 2013 - 4:55 PM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Plumbago
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:29 May 2013 - 4:31 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Plumbago
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 4:36 AM

Another very very beautiful study.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 4:41 AM

A most attractive and interesting plant and flower we do not know here, Herman. Recognizable as always as a photo of yours.

Peter

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 5:55 AM

Morning Herman, we have the start of a beautiful sunrise today...great shot of the Plumbago, ours is also looking good. Like the peeling door as a backdrop

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 6:07 AM

Very beautiful Herman. Have a nice day!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104036 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 6:12 AM

and the peeling paint looks great too GrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 6:24 AM

An excellent composition, Herman!
I love the carefully painted background!!Wink

Richard

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achieverswales
29 May 2013 - 6:24 AM

Great texture on the background Herman, excellent capture.

Regards

Trev.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 6:40 AM

Plumbago, is it a kind of pudding or a disease....? No, its a flower and a beautifully portrayed one as well. I love the backdrop to this as well Herman, lovely shot.

Andy

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
29 May 2013 - 6:54 AM

A beautiful detailed image Herman

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 7:04 AM

Great work Herman, the contrast in colours work really well,

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 7:07 AM

A real beauty Herman - I love the texture of the old gate and the colours are stunningSmileSmile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 7:25 AM

Prajee, Never seen the flower before. BG is fine but not the green patch.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 7:34 AM

Such a pretty blue bloom...
Works well against its strange backdrop

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 May 2013 - 7:35 AM

Beautiful, love the colour and composition,
Fred.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 7:37 AM

Lovely colour.SmileSmile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 7:57 AM

Lovely natural textured bg and a beautiful flower.
A brilliant image,Smile
NettaSmile

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Deep_Bhatia
29 May 2013 - 8:02 AM

I love this picture. Beautiful colors.

Deep

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 8:05 AM

That looks like my gate, I do like rustic, but like the plumbago even more.

Tish

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Caziwinkles
29 May 2013 - 8:07 AM

Very pretty Herman - love the contrast with the background. Smile

Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 8:09 AM

The contrast between the fresh flowers and the decrepit paintwork does work rather well, Herman.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 8:25 AM


Quote: Plumbago, is it a kind of pudding or a disease....? No, its a flower and a beautifully portrayed one as well. I love the backdrop to this as well Herman, lovely shot.

Andy

I thought it was a back problem Wink I agree with Andy's comment.

Albert

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 8:56 AM

The rough and the smooth contrast well, Herman.

Dave

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morpheus1955
29 May 2013 - 9:06 AM

Lovely image Herman, I love the flower against the flaking paint of the delerict gate

Hugh

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digital_boi
29 May 2013 - 9:32 AM

the very blistered and peeling paint on the gate make of an excellent textures background for the capture gives it a very cottage garden feeling will spotted and captured

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
29 May 2013 - 9:35 AM

Beautiful colour - and lovely setting.

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Lillian
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29 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Lovely against the peeling paint
great shot
Lillian

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

Great image Herman, great colour, like the b/g well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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Chinga
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29 May 2013 - 11:26 AM

Stunning colours and a good bit of grott in the backgroud. What more do we want for a good image? Grin
IB

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User_Removed
29 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

A super image of a lovely plant Herman, it looks like some kind of cactus.
Regards, Alf.

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Joline
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29 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

Oh yes, that is the perfect background for this. What a beauty.

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taggart
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29 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

OOooooo! a most beautiful blue!

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longhoss
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29 May 2013 - 3:50 PM

Super colour and detail
Glyn

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 4:02 PM

Great shot Herman, it's a very pretty flower.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 4:45 PM

A fine shade of blue here.
And a good ''grotty'' BG too !!
A fine shot.
Mick.

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Mike_Smith
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29 May 2013 - 5:01 PM

What cracking colours these are

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
29 May 2013 - 6:04 PM

Looks great against the peeling paintwork, Herman.

P.

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29 May 2013 - 7:07 PM


Quote: The contrast between the fresh flowers and the decrepit paintwork does work rather well, Herman.
Ronnie.

My thoughts exactly Smile

Rod

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
29 May 2013 - 7:33 PM

Fine capture and nicely detailed background....

Basith

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capto
capto e2 Member 21323 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

I grew this once, needed to be in a greenhouse here.Smile

ivor

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2013 - 9:43 AM

Yeap, good one Herman, this has a zumph about itů.GrinGrinGrin

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nonur
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31 May 2013 - 2:27 PM

What a lovely and beautiful combination!

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tamarisk
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:50 PM

Lovely picture and I agree about the distressed gate. Love the Plumbago. I had one once but it died in the winterWinkWinkWinkWink

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