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Later this morning our lives turn busy again as the holiday spirit takes over again until the schools reopen on 15 January Smile I may become irregular on epz again for a season Smile
A huge thanx to my friend Simon who is seriously rusted inside for his most generous UA yesterday as well as to all who visited, commented and voted on the image Smile

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:17 Dec 2013 - 6:56 AM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Unfolding Beauty
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:2 Jan 2014 - 5:14 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Hibiscus
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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 5:21 AM

That is one beautiful little Hibiscus, Herman - I love the little 'trumpet' and can imagine it sounding reveille (a recall to my boarding school days!).
As for being 'seriously rusted inside' Herman, I have to tell you that I most strongly resemble that remark...

Simon

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 5:26 AM

A fine picture, Herman.
I, for one, will miss your uploads if you become too busy.

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
2 Jan 2014 - 5:41 AM

Beautiful image Herman well captured.
Allen,Smile

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
2 Jan 2014 - 5:53 AM

This is lovely and great title to go with it.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 6:04 AM

WOW! Super colours and framing, Herman. Lovely title as well.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 6:36 AM

Beautifully timed capture, Herman, I look forward to the hibiscus in my garden bursting into bloom again. Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 6:54 AM

Don't become too busy for epz....a great image and a perfect title....have a nice day...evening here in Sydney

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
2 Jan 2014 - 7:14 AM

I love hibiscus and this one is a beauty. Busy or not, spare a few minutes for us.

Maureen

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 7:21 AM

Just one corneto give it to me Blush sorry got a bit carried away. A lovely capture and don't stay away to long please. SmileSmile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 7:29 AM

I love it when the Hibiscus flower is at this stage. Nice capture.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 7:51 AM

Beautiful depth of colour and detail Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
2 Jan 2014 - 7:57 AM

Very beautiful and lovely ,with a fine C.-bokeh! - Well done , Herman. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 8:15 AM

how unusual ....
enjoy your break from here

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 8:50 AM

Good title and shot, Herman.

Ray

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Mollycat
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2 Jan 2014 - 9:19 AM

Superb work Herman. Grin Peter

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 9:32 AM

A little beauty Herman,

Ali Grin

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
2 Jan 2014 - 9:53 AM

Beautiful! I love the colour and the way the stamen are just appearing. It's a lovely picture; the slight angle enhances it.

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 10:11 AM

Very aptly titled Herman, going to miss you, but I too am extremely pre-occupied from now until at least the 31st of this month, wish I could say it was the summer season. Enjoy, chill out and have fun.


Tish

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WesternRed
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2 Jan 2014 - 10:40 AM

This is certainly a beautiful closeup image with wonderful colour and exposure. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 10:51 AM

Lovely title and shot Herman.All the best for 2014..Lin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 11:40 AM

Saturated and textured, very nice, Herman.

Dave

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
2 Jan 2014 - 12:14 PM

Great colour and texture Herman a wonderful vibrant image

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 12:19 PM

Do try and pop in every now and then if you can as I love to see your images.Just upload and don't worry about voting and commenting on our images,we will understandWinkSmileThis is a lovely detailed flowerSmile
Netta Smile

Last Modified By netta1234 at 2 Jan 2014 - 12:21 PM

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Joline
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2 Jan 2014 - 12:26 PM

Trumpeting the start of another year.....very appropriate for the season.

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achieverswales

Stunning capture Herman.

Regards

Trev.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 2:19 PM

A real stunner Herman - such vibrant colour.
Joan.

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kathrynlouise
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2 Jan 2014 - 3:24 PM

A beautiful image Herman. Enjoy your holidays GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Lillian
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2 Jan 2014 - 5:14 PM

A great image of this lovely flower
Great details Herman
Enjoy the holiday
Lillian

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DicksPics
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2 Jan 2014 - 5:25 PM

A beautiful image, Herman!
Have a good holiday.

Richard

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GeorgePlatis
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2 Jan 2014 - 5:28 PM

Excellent capture, Herman !
Regards,
George

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 - 5:33 PM

Beautiful Smile

Eileen

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williamsloan
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2 Jan 2014 - 7:04 PM

great compo and well taken.


billy

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mikbee
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2 Jan 2014 - 7:24 PM

A splendid colour Herman.
Super close up.
Mick.

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Holmewood
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2 Jan 2014 - 9:43 PM

Lovely shot Herman. Cathy

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Nikonuser1
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3 Jan 2014 - 4:16 PM

Super capture HermanSmile


Cliff

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 6:56 PM

A beautiful image. Paul

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jacquig
3 Jan 2014 - 7:40 PM

Beautifully vibrant shot, Herman. Smile

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Mototaur
Mototaur  126 forum posts England
3 Jan 2014 - 8:06 PM

Stunning. Lovely light. Red flowers are hard to capture. Happy New Year Herman

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ChiliMan
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4 Jan 2014 - 1:38 PM

Wonderful close-up, Herman Smile I've never thought of taking a hibiscus at this stage and it works so well!

Andrew

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Mike_Smith
4 Jan 2014 - 4:45 PM

Beautiful image Herman, happy new year to you too

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BIGRY1
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4 Jan 2014 - 6:16 PM

A lovely looking flower captured very well, nice one!Grin
Ryan

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ChristineD
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4 Jan 2014 - 7:05 PM

A beautiful little Hibiscus

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Jan 2014 - 7:00 AM

A beauty

Peter

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Rende
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5 Jan 2014 - 11:45 AM

Beautiful detail and colour Herman.
Rende

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AnnJ
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5 Jan 2014 - 12:06 PM

Such a lovely flower aherman. Ann.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 - 12:57 AM

A delightful flower with such intimate details on show! Simpy a beautiful imageHerman,
Wishing you and your family the very best for 2014.
Regards, IB

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brownsilent
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10 Jan 2014 - 9:39 PM

A beautiful hibiscus blossom, perfectly captured.
Johanna

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annettep38
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10 Jan 2014 - 11:35 PM

fantastic flower, reallt beautiful colours and detail

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Mike_Smith
22 Jan 2014 - 10:07 PM

Hi Herman i hope you are well, cracking picture with lovely colour

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indysteve1949
24 Jan 2014 - 2:48 PM

great detail and color toneSmileSmileSmileSmile

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
6 Mar 2014 - 10:02 AM

Truly beautiful - used to have these in Sierra Leone - a lovely capture.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
15 Mar 2014 - 6:05 PM

beautiful flower great image .
eve.Smile

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JuBarney
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21 Mar 2014 - 10:02 PM

Such a beautiful shot and I must have missed it when we had no internet due to all the rain back after Christmas. I hope all is well with you and I certainly miss your friendly comments.
Best wishes,
Ju

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Mototaur
Mototaur  126 forum posts England
25 Apr 2014 - 6:30 PM

Colourful and pretty

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bobsblues
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10 May 2014 - 1:01 PM

Stunning capture Herman just perfection my friend.
Rob

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