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I hadn't intended to upload any more from the Christmas flower-arranging class but I have been delighted by the response to the series. So here is one final addition to the series – looking down on my friend Penny's hands.
These hands have appeared in my portfolio before. Penny is a maker...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Lensbaby Composer/double glass optic/f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Nov 2012 - 5:02 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Reading the tea leaves
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Just one more...
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:21 Dec 2012 - 7:51 AM
Tags:Black & white, Community photography, Lensbaby composer, Photo journalism
Votes:54

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:03 AM

wonderful detail and light moira really suits mono have a cracking christmas Wink
andy

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:06 AM

Another delightful image of fixing delicate hands, Moira. This one too works so well in mono!

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:16 AM

A wonderfully crisp and detailed focal point Moira, which when I saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a woman plucking a festive bird.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By NDODS at 21 Dec 2012 - 8:17 AM

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
21 Dec 2012 - 8:41 AM

A great subject to photograph !!

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Rock
Rock  13 England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:43 AM

Hands on.

Rock

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franken
franken Plus Member 123525 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:49 AM

Another excellent addition to the series Moira.

Ken

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:50 AM

Glad you squeezed one more out Moira! Smile
Ann

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:54 AM

Good use of the LB here Moria and well converted too
Regards Richard

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lonely_oryx
21 Dec 2012 - 9:15 AM

Another fascinating shot in this series

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114341 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 9:20 AM

and the touches of gold to brighten the festive scene SmileSmile

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Hop-A-Long
21 Dec 2012 - 9:28 AM

Excellent series Moira, you can tell so much just by the hands. I love these images.

Andy

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WhiteRose1
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21 Dec 2012 - 11:09 AM

Got to hand it to you, Moira, this is a fine series TongueGrin (Christmas cracker standard, pun), and seasonal at the same time.

Dave

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Scottishlandscapes
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21 Dec 2012 - 11:17 AM

A pretty penny has been spent on Penny's jewellery by the looks.

Dougie

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21 Dec 2012 - 12:21 PM

Another great imageGrin
Diane

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks everyone, I have been busy in the real world this morning.
I think this image has a positive, constructive feel. I love photographing Penny's hands, they have history. She spends her modest pension on silver jewelry, hippy clothes and travel and dreams of the sun. She has had a tough year - cancer, bereavements - but she's a survivor. Looking forward to better times ahead.
Moira

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 1:13 PM

This is the best of the series by far. I love her rings. Good for her, spending what she has on what makes her happy.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 1:16 PM

Thank you so much Joline, that's made my day.
Moira

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Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 1:19 PM

Another great addition to this series Moira.

Best Matt

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
21 Dec 2012 - 3:33 PM

Nice one, good comp and presentation, that ring looks Celtic possibly Irish, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
21 Dec 2012 - 4:09 PM

Industrious hands - talented hands - speaking their own kind of language. This one is excellent too Moira. Am glad you decided to upload one more in the series.

Anne

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 4:51 PM

Another very fine image in this series, Moira Wink
A very Merry Christmas to you...and Bill! Wink
Trev Smile

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21 Dec 2012 - 5:45 PM

Skillful Hands Moira, and very nicely Photographed.

John Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Very good series Moira so well processed and captured, sometimes the simple things in life are so rewarding I really have enjoyed seeing your work this past year, it's different and I like that, we all can't be the same now ..can we. Happy Christmas to you and Bill you both add so much to this superb site well done to you both, and to EPZ , well done all round I say.

john

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21 Dec 2012 - 8:06 PM

Super creative work, superb in black and white.
Nice one, Moira.
Well done.
Darryl.SmileSmile x

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bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 8:33 PM

Lovely detail and focusing Moira , Wishing you a peaceful and happy christmas and regards to your model a true fighter .
Rob

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pdcche  4 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 - 8:34 PM

Great light with good detail, some £'s worth on them hands, full of jewelry, Peter..

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21 Dec 2012 - 10:09 PM

Great mono images.Smile
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Daisymaye
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22 Dec 2012 - 2:03 AM

Wonderful capture Moira. Love her strong and able hands. All decked out in her shiny jewelry .......Sandy

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22 Dec 2012 - 2:41 AM

Wonderful hands working so well at the "arrangement" Love her rings they look well in mono. Glad she is a fighter xx Happy Christmas to you , Bill & your familt . A good New Year Too .

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23 Dec 2012 - 10:19 AM

Wow here the hands are more ornamental than the flowers Smile
great one!

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23 Dec 2012 - 9:48 PM

The five gold rings of Christmas in this mono Moira, although one is only just visible

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