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Firstly, many grateful thanks to bobsblues, EAS, cabbie, AlanBaseley, nikshot and Mavis for your User Awards on my Regal Pelargonium Duo. Thankyou Rob, Ann, Robert, Alan, Nick and Mavis.

I have titled these violets with one of the many attractive names bestowed upon this plant, generally because of its resemblance to a pensive human face. "Love In Idleness" was meant to imply the image of a lover who has little or no other employment than to think of his beloved one.

The name pansy is derived from the French, pensée meaning “thought” and was so named because the flower typically displays large showy face markings and in August it nods forward as if deep in thought. Because of this the pansy has long been a symbol of Freethought.
It has been honored with so rich a variety of names, at once expressive of grace, delicacy and tenderness. Many of these names play on the whimsical nature of love, including “Three Faces under a Hood,” “Flame Flower,” “Jump Up and Kiss Me,” “Flower of Jove,” and “Pink of my John".

The pansy's current appearance was developed from the Heartsease (viola tricolor) by two centuries of intentional crossbreeding of the wild plant, or "weed", called "Johnny Jump Up" in North America. The name “Heart’s-ease” came from the woman St. Euphrasia, whose name in Greek signifies cheerfulness of mind. The woman, who refused marriage and took the veil, was considered a pattern of humility, hence the name “humble violet".

Pamela.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:4mm
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:AE
Metering Mode:centre weighted average
Flash:no flash
Title:Love In Idleness
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:25 Jun 2012 - 5:20 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Heartsease, Tricolor, V, Viola tricolor hortensis
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Michaela_Solway

Like little lights.. Excellent colours & presentation.. Wink

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PattiW
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25 Jun 2012 - 5:37 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Patti Smile

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graceland
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25 Jun 2012 - 5:38 PM

lovely Grin

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25 Jun 2012 - 5:42 PM

Beautiful!

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lifesnapper
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25 Jun 2012 - 6:03 PM

Gorgeous image Pam, wonderful depth of colour and very nicely composed. Very striking.

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25 Jun 2012 - 6:05 PM

Top notch well done Pam

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CarolG
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25 Jun 2012 - 6:13 PM

An interesting write-up, Pamela, and a stunning image. Carol

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saltireblue
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25 Jun 2012 - 6:13 PM

Although not a great 'flower man', I do like pansies because of the deep, velvet-like colours.
A wonderful shot, Pamela and excellently presented. Comprehensive info. in your notes as well...you musn't get writers cramp!Smile

Malc

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25 Jun 2012 - 6:14 PM

Beautifully produced image in every way.

Albert

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25 Jun 2012 - 6:17 PM

Such gorgeous bright eyecatching colours Pamela and a fascinating narrative to accompany the image.

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WhiteRose1
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25 Jun 2012 - 6:53 PM

Great write up for a beautiful image. Super rich colours and very well presented, Pamela.

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Mike_Smith
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25 Jun 2012 - 6:54 PM

Stunning image

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25 Jun 2012 - 7:07 PM

Superb,
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EMJAYCEE
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25 Jun 2012 - 7:13 PM

Superb image and I enjoyed the write up - very interesting.
Joan.

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:05 PM

firstly.. thank you for your UA.
this is a beautiful colourful image. nice info too.
ant.

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RonnieAG
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25 Jun 2012 - 8:06 PM

A very fine commentary to accompany this excellent shot.
Ronnie.

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bricurtis
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25 Jun 2012 - 8:20 PM

Vibrant colours and well detailed. Learnt something from your intro too. Excellent Pamela.

Brian.

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25 Jun 2012 - 9:37 PM

A truly beautiful shot Pamela. Love it!

Jane

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Lillian
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25 Jun 2012 - 10:10 PM

Got to have it again Pamela
superb image..and write up
Lillian

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HELANA
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25 Jun 2012 - 10:32 PM

Excellent shot Pamela, lots of detail lovely colours and very sharp.
Elena.

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mikbee
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25 Jun 2012 - 10:44 PM

Phew,-----I always knew that this love thing can be a complicated business Pamela.
I suppose this is where the old chestnut off ,''say it with flowers'' comes from !!
A well coloured image.
Mick.

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26 Jun 2012 - 8:22 AM

I always think that given whiskers they could look like kittens and no two are ever the same! A lovely image Pamela and most interesting narrative.
Carole

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26 Jun 2012 - 3:18 PM

Beautiful vibrant colours, a stunning capture, Pamela Wink
Trev Smile

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26 Jun 2012 - 4:27 PM

LOVE the write-up and info, Pamela SmileSmile

But even they fade to grey when you behold the incredible colour and beauty of this image. My word...

A...

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snappersue
26 Jun 2012 - 8:00 PM

They are lovely colours. Definitely a lot more striking than the ones I grow. Sue

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26 Jun 2012 - 9:27 PM

Outstanding image
Jim

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Paree
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27 Jun 2012 - 8:47 PM

AMAZING

so very beautiful,
i want to give it my award but they seem to have disappeared,
i will look tomorrow

paree

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27 Jun 2012 - 10:46 PM

Beautiful, a stunning image Pam,and a lovely write up..Lin

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annettep38
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28 Jun 2012 - 12:10 AM

wonderful harmony of colours well composed and presented.
Many thanks for the interesting write-up, I've certainly learned something.

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Paree
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28 Jun 2012 - 8:51 AM

whats happened to my awards,
they dont show up any more,
for my to give)
does any one know why ????????? Sad Sad Sad

paree

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Lillian
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28 Jun 2012 - 9:15 AM

not sure ...as mine has shown up
for this lovely image...well I can see it.
Lillian

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 10:12 AM

Excellent writing up, superb light and colour... beautiful indeed.. I always love them.. they look like butterfly for me..Smile
Thank you very much for your information about the fountain, Pamela.

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28 Jun 2012 - 3:41 PM

Great image ,excellent light colours, outstanding worK-------Gary(milky)

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Irishkate
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30 Jun 2012 - 5:13 PM

Stunning image, so sharp and rich in vibrancy.
What an interesting narrative.
Guess people had little to think of to come up with all these
fanciful notions.
Nevertheless - interesting!
KateGrinGrin

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Mynett
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30 Jun 2012 - 5:19 PM

wow this just glows with beauty and detail, a lovely lovely image indeed.SmileSmileSmile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2012 - 7:06 AM

Wow Pamela the colours are very striking and I really like the colour vignette style frame. Super stuff. Paul

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Jul 2012 - 11:11 AM

Pamela I have never come across anyone that can photograph flowers and present them the way you do!, you have an amazing talent, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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evelen
evelen  9 England
9 Jul 2012 - 6:20 PM

stunning image and colour.
eve.

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elainebaker
29 Aug 2012 - 11:53 PM

Beautiful SmileSmile

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