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Firstly, a big thankyou to RonnieAG, Paree and NaturesHaven for their User Awards on my Osteo Quartet. Thankyou Ronnie, Maureen and Julia.

The word "love" is used in the naming of many flowers, and of course flowers are often given with love. There's a link there somewhere.
This is Morning Glory, a trumpet-shaped twining vine, aptly named because it blooms in the morning and dies by the afternoon.
In Chinese folklore, they represent a single day for lovers to meet. In the traditional Chinese tale attached to the flower, two young lovers, Chien Niu and Chih Neu, fell in love and neglected their duties in caring for water buffalo and sewing. In anger, gods separated the lovers on opposite sides of the Silver River and allowed them to meet just one day each year. So it is symbolic of that single day each year in which the Chinese lovers are allowed to meet.
Also because the flowers blossom in the morning and die by afternoon or nightfall, in the Victorian meaning of flowers, they signify love, affection or mortality. They represent the sometimes fleeting nature of affection, but because the vine produces new flowers every day during its growth season, they also represent the renewable nature of love. Given its short lifespan, it also signifies unrequited love. Images of morning glory vines can be found on Victorian headstones, symbolizing mortality, mourning, the shortness of life, or resurrection.
Pamela.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:4mm
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/80secsec
Exposure Comp:-0.7step
ISO:200
Metering Mode:pattern
Flash:no flash
Title:Love In Vain
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:9 Jul 2012 - 5:46 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Convolvulacea, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Ipomoea nil
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evelen
evelen  9 England
9 Jul 2012 - 6:25 PM

another wonderful image.
eve.

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CarolG
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9 Jul 2012 - 6:39 PM

A beautiful presentation, Pamela. They are in full bloom everywhere here, and put on such a wonderful show. Carol

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lifesnapper
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9 Jul 2012 - 6:52 PM

A wonderful presentation of this gorgeous Flower Pam, one of my BIG fav's.

John Smile

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WhiteRose1
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9 Jul 2012 - 6:56 PM

Crisp, clear and superbly presented, Pamela, and a great accompanying description.

Dave

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Paree
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9 Jul 2012 - 7:10 PM

so very beautiful
once again

and clever you to match the background so well

paree

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fentiger
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9 Jul 2012 - 7:30 PM

Splendid piece of work and a joy to look at.

Albert

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EMJAYCEE
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9 Jul 2012 - 7:47 PM

An interesting write up to accompany this gprgeous image.
Joan.

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zapar40
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9 Jul 2012 - 8:07 PM

beautiful vibrant colours and so well presented, Love it.
ant.

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Mynett
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9 Jul 2012 - 8:08 PM

these look like they are lit from within such wonderful processing to show them off to perfection

Linda

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bricurtis
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9 Jul 2012 - 8:10 PM

Beautiful image Pamela - gorgeous blue flowers. Super presentation.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
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9 Jul 2012 - 8:17 PM

A fabulous floral image Pamela, such gorgeous colours and first class presentation, and an interesting narrative to accompany it

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DalesLass
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9 Jul 2012 - 8:26 PM

Gorgeous! Love your presentation... Jude

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helenlinda
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9 Jul 2012 - 8:29 PM

Lovely capture and presentation Pamela - and a great bit of information about it too.SmileSmile
Helen

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2012 - 9:41 PM

LINDA: That's just how they look to me, like little lamp shades with a light deep down inside.

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hobbo
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9 Jul 2012 - 9:43 PM

This is one of the best flower studies I have seen this year.

Hobbo

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9 Jul 2012 - 9:56 PM

Love your narrative-- your manipulation works well, lovely indeed!

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annettep38
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9 Jul 2012 - 10:04 PM

Impressed with your work - and the learned knowledge of different cultures.

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tomcat
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9 Jul 2012 - 10:12 PM

Love it PJ

A cracking display of colour


Adrian

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Lillian
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9 Jul 2012 - 10:29 PM

Whatever you are doing with that 'power shot' I need to know
have the canon power shot sx230 hs
and get nothing like this...ok I know it's the person behind the lens
Pamela this is exquisite
Lillian

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Snapitt
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9 Jul 2012 - 10:29 PM

Fantastic image Pamela. The colours are really beautiful.

Jane

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mikbee
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9 Jul 2012 - 10:39 PM

Gorgeous colours Pamela,
and a good lesson for me here too.
I shall tell my wife to get some sewing done,
while I take my water buffalo a walk down to the pub !!
Mick.

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Michaela_Solway

A beautiful glow from within .. Stunning image with beautiful colour tones .. Class ....

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posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 5:01 AM

A wonderful story, and a superb image.

Barry

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 6:59 AM


Quote: Beautiful vibrant colours and so well presented, Love it.
ant.

Me too - and enjoyed the write up too

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10 Jul 2012 - 8:02 AM

Pamela, the composition and clarity of the whole image is superb, and the way you have caught the light shows off the lovely form and colour of those flowers.
Carole

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franken
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10 Jul 2012 - 8:51 AM

Beautiful!

Ken

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JohnChambersPhotography

Detail is second to none amazing colour you always produce outstanding work and this is another. superb.

John

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 9:52 AM

This is a superb image, Pamela. The colour, light, detail.. background..are all perfect. What I love most is the tenderness of the flowers you presented. This brought the flowers alive..
A lovely and sad Chinese Story..excellent writing up!I might have heard of it when I was about 4 or 5 years old.. I even couldn't remember the names now.. only vagely remembered that I was asked to look at the moon, to find a young woman and a rabbit there by an old lady.. I thought that she just wanted to shut me up..Grin ..

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10 Jul 2012 - 10:57 AM

Wow, what stunning colours Smile A very beautiful capture, Pamela, superb detail, and excellently presented. Very interesting write-up, too Wink
Trev Smile

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bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 - 1:44 PM

wow, thats beautiful
bun Smile

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10 Jul 2012 - 2:26 PM

I never knew that about morning glories! Great write-up, Pamela. I love morning glories. We have 5 types in our garden but the one you've put up is my favourite one. I've never taken a shot anywhere near this quality, though!

Bravo.

Andrew Smile

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10 Jul 2012 - 4:23 PM

Superb work Pam,such a beautiful capture..Lin

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10 Jul 2012 - 5:15 PM

Ooooo...gorgeous shot !!.....amazing clarity, but it's the lighting that I find striking, each flower-head
seems to be 'internally lit' ??.....a fascinating & beautiful effect !!!

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10 Jul 2012 - 9:47 PM

BEAUTIFULSmileSmileSmileSmileGreat presentation
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Wendyp
Wendyp  2 England
10 Jul 2012 - 11:28 PM

A very beautiful picture, I love the colours that create a framing around the flowers an d the delicate detail. Within this picture.

Wendy

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canonfan  4 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 - 11:02 AM

Beautiful, lovely colour, really outstanding
Jim

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Jul 2012 - 1:50 PM

I love these I had some striped one appear in my garden from where I know not but! yes they lasted one day each flower, wonderful colour and your presentation is great, thank you for your nice comment, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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12 Jul 2012 - 10:38 AM

Beautiful image, fabulous colours and excellent detail, beautifully captured and presented.

Thank you for the i/d on my upload of yesterday, much appreciated

Hugh

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13 Jul 2012 - 11:23 PM

Lovely work on the flowers Pamela,i think the vignette is a bit strong and draws attention from the main subject ,but its your picture and lovely as always.

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15 Jul 2012 - 11:25 AM

Beautiful colour and detail Pamela. Lovely write up too.
Rende

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16 Jul 2012 - 9:01 PM

Absolutely glorious Pamela . I didn't grow any this year for some reason . Every detail is there even a tiny drop of moisture. Love the background 2 xxx

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5 Aug 2012 - 8:27 AM

Super image Lighting is spot on love the presentation. paul

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