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Firstly, I'd like to thank metro074 (thanks, Carol) for her User Award on my Golden Chalice Vine, and to everyone who voted and commented, it is really appreciated that this series is finding favour.

I found this beautiful lily at Staunton Country Park in Havant, Hampshire, and have yet to find out its name. I think it's probably an Oriental hybrid, but it was its large size that attracted me most, and the hoverflies that were attracted to it, as well as its yellow stripes and red speckles.
I will keep searching and see if I can find a name for it.
Of course, if anyone knows it, I'd be grateful for an ID.
Pamela.

PS: I've found it! It's an Oriental hybrid lily called "Lovely Girl", renowned for its very large, exotic, intensely scented, upward-facing blooms.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:24mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
Exposure Mode:AE
Metering Mode:pattern
Flash:no flash
Title:Lovely Girl
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:21 May 2012 - 6:35 PM
Tags:Bulb, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Herbaceous, Lilium, Wildlife / nature
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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6691 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 6:37 PM

That must be huge, the hover flies certain help to scale it. Beautiful.
Sandra

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 6:39 PM

-Beautifully captured - a large lily flower but I am unable to help with id. A

Last Modified By accipiter at 21 May 2012 - 6:41 PM

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
21 May 2012 - 6:40 PM

Beautiful image with lovely colour and excellent detail.

Len

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 6:42 PM

Whatever type Pamela, this is a beautifully captured Lily
the visitors and colour exceptional
and some of the 'famous' English rain enhancing it too
Lillian

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom999 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:19 PM

The different angles, arrowheads, of petals, leaves and bud, fit so neatly into the rectangular frame. And then that inky green shadow and hint of golden light. This is special.
Moira

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6523 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:48 PM

This is so beautiful and beautifully captured too. - gary

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:52 PM

I have never seen one this colour before, Pamela: beautifully captured in exquisite detail and set against that darkish b/g it positively glows.
Very fine floral photography and presentation.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:56 PM

Perfectly lit, lots of detail, and a beautiful presentation, Pamela.

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 8:17 PM

Love the way every part seems to be going in a different direction - excellent capture and presentation Pamela SmileSmile
Helen

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4560 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 8:28 PM

Beautiful !!!!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 8:42 PM

Lovely girl is just that, and this is processed 'lovely' as well!

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 8:50 PM

Beautifully captured.

Glyn

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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 8:55 PM

Beautiful image Pamela.

Ken

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lil48
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21 May 2012 - 9:14 PM

great capture. lovely detail. Lil

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
21 May 2012 - 9:42 PM

Fabulous capture beautifully presented.

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

.. and "lovely" work

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64366 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

Very nicely isolated.
Chris

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 11:28 PM

I do like a lovely girl with upward facing blooms Pamela !!
An excellent shot.
Mick.

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Michaela_Solway
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21 May 2012 - 11:38 PM

Beautifully lit presented and wonderfully sharp.. Almost jumps out at you.. Top class

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Subhashsapru
22 May 2012 - 5:51 AM

Beautiful and sharp.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Well presented, super lighting with great detail everything you want to see in a flower shot, 10+++

John

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

'Lovely Girl' - great name - reminds me of some Father Ted episode (think it was to do with a beauty contest)
Anyway an absolutely stunning lily very well captured.
She's a winner.
KateGrin

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 11:33 AM

well captured.lesley

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 3:11 PM

Very beautiful, Pamela, and so beautifully captured and presented, too Smile
Trev Smile

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22 May 2012 - 6:56 PM

WOW! a stunning image Pam, love it.

John Smile

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snappersue
22 May 2012 - 8:04 PM

Beautiful. Love the backgrounds...Sue

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 9:33 PM

Fantastic image, lovely colours and excellent detail, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 9:44 PM

Rather beautiful Pamela - well exposed flower with superb detail and a couple of Hovers as a bonus.
Brian.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 10:26 PM

what a fitting name for this lily.
Perfect detail , enhanced by the droplets and lovely processing.

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Mike_Smith
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22 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

Stunning image Pamela

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jaktis
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23 May 2012 - 5:29 AM

A very beautiful lily and great presentation also

Peter

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 - 9:40 PM

spot on, and love the little fly thingie
bunSmile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 7:25 PM

Beautiful image,with great detailGrin
Netta

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24 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

What a stunning flower Pamela, such wonderful detail, clarity, pristine white and presentation. You are giving Ronnie G a good run for his money when it comes to photographing flowers, this is right up there with his best work.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 10:22 AM

Superb colour and detail, lovely little fly made it more interesting.. I can't tell the name of the flower but I like the sound of the name, if you spoke Chinese and called the name of the flower I might answerGrin..because Jasmine in Chinese is "Li" as well..Grin
Keep up your superb flower show, and take care, Pamela

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lostnspace2011
25 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

Just WOW Pamela, this is absolutely stunning. Beautifully presented as well Smile

Mark

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evelen  9 England
25 May 2012 - 6:26 PM

just back from holiday ,have a lot of catching up ,wonderful selection of flower shots pamela.
eve.Smile

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2012 - 10:51 PM

beautifully captured and presented Pam
regards
Yung

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28 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

What a beautiful image.perfect name for this flower,..Lin

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20 Jun 2012 - 8:23 AM

What an emmense rose Pamela. The hoverflies are so tiny. Looks wonderful.A fine photo & great presentation xx

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Jul 2012 - 2:38 PM

Beautiful love the detail and the two hover flies added interest there, nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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