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not my usual flowers, I wanted something different so on one of my rare days of being able to go into the town, I went to the indoor market and got a few things that were a little different for a change! I also borrowed a daylight lamp from my friend and neighbour, and boy, what a difference that made! Using natural daylight was definately a nonstarter, the day was the darkest, greyest we had had through all that awful weather we had! Anyway, had a bit of a mess about in ps .... and this is the result. I haven't posted it before as I am so unsure of it ... maybe this is what is described as being out of the comfort zone a little bit? h'm .. well time will tell! Thanks to all for all the great comments on my out of the blue shot, surprised it did that well! Thanks for stopping by and looking please feel free to give your advice and tips ... I would love your opinions on this! Take care all!
Karen xxx

I forgot to add this bit of info ....
Time : They flower in July, and are ripe in the end of August.

Government and virtues : It is an herb of Venus. Dioscorides saith, That the root bruised and boiled in wine, till it be thick, and kept in a brazen vessel, and after spread as a salve, and applied to the fundament, doth heal the cleft thereof, cankers and fistulas therein, also takes away warts and wens. The juice of the leaves dropped into the ears, kills worms in them. The distilled water of the leaves dropped into the eyes, takes away redness and mists in them that hinder the sight, and is often used by women to preserve their beauty, and to take away redness and inflammations, and all other heat or discolourings

It all sounds a tad yukky to me! LOL!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix FZ2
Lens:LEICA
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Fuller's Thistle, or Teasle
Username:mandarinkay mandarinkay
Uploaded:6 Aug 2007 - 5:49 PM
Tags:Blue, Digitally manipulated, Flora, Flowers & plants, Fullers thistle, Plants, Pop-out frame, Teasle
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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2007 - 5:53 PM

Clever, It works well.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Aug 2007 - 6:09 PM

Superb image, nice presentation,
Fred.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2007 - 6:12 PM

Looks like a variety of Eryngium or Sea Holly Karen.
Good colours & I like the idea here. I would have preffered fewer subjects in the frame,3 is a good number to play with.I would have omitted the very top two (one to the top left & the other behind the main flower)..difficult decision though when they are all attached to the stem Wink
I like the style of presentation with the key line taking the colour from the flowers.
Janet

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ESP
ESP  726 forum posts England
6 Aug 2007 - 6:14 PM

Lovely presentation and compositon of this interesting plant ....maybe a bit much going on in the shot..but I like your idea Smile

Sara

Click for your info too Wink

Last Modified By Dave at 6 Aug 2007 - 6:15 PM

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it happens
it happens  10109 forum posts
6 Aug 2007 - 7:19 PM

I'm growing sea holly and its only just started turning blue, cant wait till it's an all over blue hue. I really like your pic, slightly busy but i like it.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Aug 2007 - 7:42 PM

A great presentation

Peter

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elcid
elcid  10150 forum posts England
6 Aug 2007 - 8:08 PM

Great shot and colours, shure I could drink after it's been fermented.

Bill.

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rikewoo
rikewoo  11346 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2007 - 9:56 PM

This is just beautiful. A lovely depiction of an aspect of Nature, so very well done.

Regards.
Ken

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2007 - 10:07 PM

Tied together nicely with the blue stroke, this becomes a splendid image!
I love you description-- Glad I -- umm son't have any of those problems.......


Jennn

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Hop-A-Long
6 Aug 2007 - 10:25 PM

Beautiful image. Great colour.
Andy

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magnus
magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 6:43 AM

Really well put together!

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
7 Aug 2007 - 3:59 PM

Well done

Doug

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jaspernina
7 Aug 2007 - 6:20 PM

Absolutely stunning with great presentation.

well done.

Stephen

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franken
franken e2 Member 113098 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2007 - 8:20 PM

A wonderful image, superb colours and presentation.

regards
Ken

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Take-a-View
8 Aug 2007 - 1:10 AM

lovely colours and composition

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2007 - 10:21 PM

Very beautiful Karen . Love how it pops out of the frame . I will do it ONE day xx

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sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2007 - 1:04 PM

I am so jelous. This is absolutely stunning and so clever. Jelous in a nice way though.

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 - 6:26 AM

lovely image, excellent work
chris

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
13 Aug 2007 - 12:07 PM

Clever presentation; they look as if they're popping out of the frame!
Allie

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
14 Aug 2007 - 12:08 PM

Love it, super colours and presentation.
Dot

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2007 - 8:42 AM

Superb Karen.
Tom.

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mmmmmmmmmmm
23 Feb 2009 - 9:10 PM

hi keren
Superb image, Lovely colours and composition
keep tham coming
abby x

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