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Catananche Caerulea 'Cupid's Dart - these are cornflower-like and such a gorgeous lilac-blue, the buds have a silvery look.
Just from a packet of seed I put in the garden last year.

A milestone today, the bathroom is finished! After many trials and tribulations it is fully operational, it has been such hard work.

Thank you all for your kind comments and votes - hopefully back to normal voting and commenting soon, just having a bit of a tidy up in the house now and some well earned days out with the cameras.

Carole

Camera:Pentax K-r Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jul 2014 - 4:41 PM
Title:Cupid's Dart
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:31 Jul 2014 - 4:10 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General
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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 4:15 PM

Quite beautiful and the detail is super.

Albert

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 4:25 PM

That colour is stunning - as is your beautifully detailed capture, Carole Smile
Trev Smile

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sawsengee
sawsengee  84 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 4:26 PM

lovely closeup .....the soft lighting, colours & visual presentation are excellent Smile

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digital_boi
31 Jul 2014 - 4:30 PM

very special Carole excellent colour light and dof fine work and well done with the bath room Wink

Graham

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 4:39 PM

Yes a celebration image...you can have a bath as as a reward.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 4:44 PM

A bubble bath is in order Carole...our new house has a stunning bath...glad to hear the job is finished.
What a stunning flower image. One I wish was mine.. 2 am in Melbourne and I should be sleeping instead of catching up on epz Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 4:49 PM

An excellent presentation of this beauty, Carole. Carol

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 5:02 PM

what a superb well presented shot, beautiful colour and detail
Neil

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 5:06 PM

Have a relaxing bath full of bubbles .
This is a gorgeous image of a lovely flower.
NettaSmile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 5:49 PM

Gorgeous image Carole, wonderful colour and Light. It just has to take my UA Today.

JohnSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 6:09 PM

congrats on getting all the work completed

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 6:13 PM

Your visitors will be pleased you have a bath.
Brilliant picture!

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 180 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 6:13 PM

Beautiful image. Ted. GrinGrin

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glenalva
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31 Jul 2014 - 6:34 PM

Such a beautiful colour, wonderful detail.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 7:33 PM

A most glorious shot Carole. What a wonderful colour this is.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 8:12 PM

The colour and presentation is beautiful. A bath and a glass of fizz for you.
Peter.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 8:37 PM

Like the blue and good details Carole, good news that the bathroom is now sorted
Regards
Richard

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
31 Jul 2014 - 8:42 PM

So beautiful GrinGrinGrin

Peter

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 9:50 PM

A real beauty, and I like the addition of the bud. In fact, I think I like the bud more than the flowerSad!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 9:50 PM

Exquisite.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Teaka53
Teaka53  1 England
31 Jul 2014 - 9:57 PM

I think it's all been said, beautiful is hardy adequate.

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LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 10:21 PM

All of the above and then some.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 10:34 PM

Beautiful colour and detail.
Joan

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 10:37 PM

Beautiful, gorgeous colours.
Sylvia

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31 Jul 2014 - 10:40 PM

fine and so elegant !.. great work

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1 Aug 2014 - 12:34 AM

Beautifully Captured colourful image, superb BokehSmileSmileSmilepaul

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2014 - 1:43 AM

Sorry Carole but I am too shocked to comment.
YOUR BATHROOM IS ACTUALLY FINISHED !!
Mick.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2014 - 2:11 AM

Beautiful flower and the open bloom with it's neighbouring bud affording you a fine image, the icing on the photographic cake being the OOF third member stage left.
A floral image I'd be proud to have in my portfolio, Carole.
R.

PS.......to heck with the house: get out there, gal, and capture many more shots like this.....WinkWinkWink

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 1 Aug 2014 - 2:12 AM

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1 Aug 2014 - 8:30 PM

Gorgeous blue and lovely clarity, Carole.

Dave

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3 Aug 2014 - 8:19 PM

Stunning blue and excellent composition Carole.
Brian.

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