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I was inspired by Billyray's recent rose montage to go back and edit the photographs of roses that I took back in may on our last visit to the Spanish property. It was a particularly fine season for roses there and I got hundreds of pics, most taken in bright, bright sunshine which is not ideal, but what the hell, here goes.

We are off there again next week by car and ferry this time to transport 'stuff' hence my not being around much as 'stuff' has to be sorted and packed. With luck there will still be roses and sunshine too.

V1 is not my favourite (not sure which is) but one that I thought made a nice thumbnail. Do let me now which is yours if you have one.

Anyway, thank you for looking, and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:various canon lenses
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 May 2012 - 12:04 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Calpe Roses
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:29 Aug 2012 - 8:55 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
Votes:60
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:05 PM

so many to choose a fav out, first thought v3 then v5 abut i think my fav would have to be v9, superb collection, nicely presented.
ant.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:09 PM

A great series, Lynne. V11 is my favorite for the comp, exposure and the border treatment.
=\Walter

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Margaret101
29 Aug 2012 - 9:16 PM

A lovely Rose. But I do particularly like the border and selection of colour you have chosen!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64394 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:22 PM

You bring us the glory of the garden. I like V8 for the abstraction. Wish this series was scratch and sniff. Smile
x

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:23 PM

So many to chose from Lynne, But have to say V5 WOW!
then carry on looking and they all have merits wonderful and so many types
hope they are still in bloom for you both
Lillian
see you in Portsmouth Friday!! Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:27 PM

9, 10, 5, 3, 2 ... in that order... maybe. They're all good and all beautifully presented Lynne.

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 9:57 PM

What a feast of roses all in one go, Lynne: there are some real beauties here and if I had to choose favourites it would be the full frame filler at V 5 and the blue rose at V 6.
But a difficult choice with so many excellent shots.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 10:00 PM

V2, V5 & V6 are my favourites.
V2 for the yellow/grey contrast.
V6 - love the lilac with little purple bud.
V5 is my ultimate favourite - square format works
well and love t eabstract feel.
Great framing throughout.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
29 Aug 2012 - 10:07 PM

These are all excellent Lynne, as stated a hard choice but V4 for the softness is my choice, excellent processing on all.

Regards

Trev.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 10:07 PM

they are all very good , our favourites are 3 and 11!! it was worth waiting for the french internet Smile
...(Chris is very depressed that you didn't look at his picture Smile)

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 10:48 PM

What fantastic and great set of images,Lynne,all very beautiful indeed.
saeid

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 11:15 PM

Hard to decide on a favourite but possibly V5. Stunning colours and presentation. I think many of my poor Roses have decided to give up for 2012 and who could blame them?

Ann

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 - 11:32 PM

The blue rose is spectacular! My gut says v3 for me, but a close call over v5.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 12:18 AM

I am an undecisive guy Lynne and I just hate making decisions.I always find it hard choosing a favourite.I just bought myself seven pairs of socks each with a different day of the week written on them.I thought this would alleviate my decision making regarding what pair to wear each day.Only problem is my memory is failing so I can't remember what day of the week it is when I wake up.No problem you may think as all I need to do is switch on breakfast telly to find out the day,but I usually have trouble remembering where I left the remote control the night before.When I do eventually find it and switch on,if it is Kate Galloway on the settee,I remember the reason I watch it in the first place is not to find out what day of the week it is,but to watch Kate instead.My computer tells me it is Thursday 00:15 at the bottom right of the screen,so I shall make my favourite V5 as Thursday is the fifth day of the week !!
Mick.

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Deep_Bhatia
30 Aug 2012 - 4:25 AM

A gorgeous rose. Nicely presented. Deep

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 5:38 AM

A wonderful selection, Lynne, with V.6 being my favourite. The roses did well here earlier on this year, but now the heat has left them looking very tired. Carol

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:20 AM

V4 for the wonderful shallow focus and V11 for the petals in such marvellous curves.

Dougie

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:34 AM

A super collection.

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wnbeat
wnbeat  836 forum posts Scotland
30 Aug 2012 - 8:01 AM

Bloomin' lovely collection Lynne , very well shot and put togetherSmile
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:29 AM

torn beteen 2 & 11
tho' all are really beautiful
and agree with your choice for the leader

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digital_boi
30 Aug 2012 - 10:07 AM

not easy to pic an outright winner from this set as all good so i will go for the ones that stand out for me so its V1,3,5,9 and 11

A very fine set

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:17 AM

Beautiful set, Lynne, think V3 & V5 are my faves, with V5 being the winner Wink
Enjoy your trip...only 1 week to Rome for me now! Smile
Trev Smile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:25 AM

All beautifully captured, but V6 gets my vote just for the colour.
Carole

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:49 AM

Beautiful set, Lynne. I like V2 most, because of the harmony; V6's colour is beautiful, very calm. The colour and texture are all excellent. Wonderful presentations.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 11:33 AM

You're an expert in the art of presentation Lynne as this set proves. If I must choose it's got to be 5.
Joan.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 12:53 PM

You are SO lucky to have been there in person to gaze upon these beauties 'for real', Lynne! Ohhh.

Now then...a grin broke when I viewed V7 'cos it's just so cool Grin

And THEN I felt my eyes widen in awe at V8.

V8 V8 V8 SmileSmileSmile

And no, I don't mean the vegetable juice Grin

Andrew

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:04 PM

you are featured E2 piccy at the moment .
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:38 PM

I can feel the aroma on my screen, great.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:56 PM

Wow, a featured image. What an honour!

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UrbaneMagick
30 Aug 2012 - 5:18 PM

beautiful image Lynne..and well done on the featured image Smile

GarethSmile

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30 Aug 2012 - 7:24 PM

A great set of shots Lynne. Particularly like V11 and V12.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:25 PM

Good evening Lynne. What a fantastic selection of roses. For me its V1, 5, and 9 in that order though they are all lovely. Thanks for the mention in your description, quite a surprise for me.
Take care in your drive over and enjoy your holiday.
Ray

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 7:28 PM

3 5 9 11
Had to write them fast before I forgot and had to scroll back up!
Lovely set Lynne!
Diane

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nutmeg66
nutmeg66  5 England
30 Aug 2012 - 8:20 PM

A lovely collection. V3 for me - can't really say why; it just instantly appealed the most.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Aug 2012 - 11:25 AM

V1. I like but the one that stands out for me is V8. never seen a rose that beautiful colour before! apart from that a very nice selection over all, regards Leon. all done in the best possible taste!.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43857 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:40 PM

All these people writing number series...it's like the code from LostGrin
Can't decide on a favourite, Lynne, they are all so good.
Enjoy moving your 'stuff'...if tht's possible.

Malc

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1 Sep 2012 - 5:38 PM

Excellent selection. Lovely variety and colour.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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1881  2 India
1 Sep 2012 - 7:50 PM

excellent work.


=== SANJEEV ===

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MisterGrimshaw

every shot is fabulous , but v6 won me over ..just beautiful Smile

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ManCorMac
ManCorMac  2 England
1 Sep 2012 - 9:46 PM

Great series, I like them all...Grin
Manuel

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
24 Jan 2013 - 8:35 AM

What wonderful, beautiful roses - v11 my favourite.

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13 Mar 2013 - 3:44 AM

Some great detail here!

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