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Firstly, thankyou Maureen (Paree), Trev (TrevBatWCC), Albert (fentiger), Adrian (tomcat), Lillian (Lillian), Jane (Snapitt) and Philip (Philip_H) for your treasured User Awards on "Eye Of Heaven", that was most unexpected.

I know they're Lupins, but thought I'd give them one of their alternative names.
This is a differente view to the last one I uploaded under "Bluebonnets", taken at West Dean Gardens (situated in the rolling folds of the South Downs National Park in Chichester). Unfortunately, most were backed by large white greenhouses, so I had to change the backgrounds.
Also known as Old Maid's Bonnet, Wild Bean, Wild Pea and Jackrabbit, the lupin is a tall ornamental herbaceous perennial with flowers on dense open whorls with a typical peaflower shape.

The name 'Lupin' derives from the Latin word lupinus or lupus (meaning wolf), and was given with regard to the fact that many found the plant had a tendency to ravage the land on which it grew.
It was thought that the lupin WOLFED down the nutrients from the ground, whereas it actually fertilizes the land around it.
The peas, which appear after the flowering period, were also said to be fit only for the consumption of wolves, but actually the protein-rich beans are edible and have long been cultivated for cattle fodder.
(I told you this before, but haven't any more folklore to reveal to you).

Pamela.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:4mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3 step
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:pattern
Flash:no flash
White Balance:manual
Title:Quaker Bonnets
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:21 Aug 2012 - 11:51 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Fabaceae, Faboideae, Flowers & plants, Genisteae, Legume, Lupine, Lupininae, Lupinus, Pea family
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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 11:58 AM

Stunning and beautiful work Pam,well done..Lin

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 12:01 PM

I didn't think Lupins could look so good ~ an exquisitely beautiful and well composed image.
Great work Pamela.

Albert

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gary_d
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21 Aug 2012 - 12:37 PM

The background works so well to enhance the beauty of the flowers, a stunning floral image Pamela. - gary

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Badgerfred
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21 Aug 2012 - 12:45 PM

Beautiful colours, composition and detail Pamela, a lovely image,
Fred.

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helenlinda
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21 Aug 2012 - 12:46 PM

They do look lovely grown in clusters. The background colours work well, and with the new button to remove all other details they look even better still SmileSmile
Helen

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taggart
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21 Aug 2012 - 12:47 PM

The gradient background serves as a most beautiful compliment for your lupines---well chosen !!!

Did you make it?

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jdinne
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21 Aug 2012 - 1:25 PM

Perfection presented beautifully.

John

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BIGRY1
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21 Aug 2012 - 1:39 PM

Excellent image. Had a look through your pf and found it excellent. You have got a unique style and approach to your flower pics that I find very eye catching. Keep up the great and colourful work!Grin
Ryan

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mrswoolybill
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21 Aug 2012 - 2:40 PM

Clean, fresh, gorgeous colour.
Moira

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CarolG
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21 Aug 2012 - 3:06 PM

A top class presentation, Pamela. Carol

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RonnieAG
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21 Aug 2012 - 4:08 PM

Lupine are not the easiest flowers to capture but you have succeeded so well with this shot, Pamela: and what a splendid graduated b/g for them.
A truly very beautiful image.
Ronnie.

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EMJAYCEE
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21 Aug 2012 - 4:12 PM

Everything about this is beautiful from the background to the lovely lupins. I never knew they had so many names.
Joan.

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franken
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21 Aug 2012 - 4:23 PM

A truly beautiful image Pamela!

Ken

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cabbie
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21 Aug 2012 - 4:32 PM

A cracker love it

Bob

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Billyray
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21 Aug 2012 - 4:47 PM

Superb work Pamela. The flower really stand out against the background you have provided. Yop class shot.
Ray

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TrevBatWCC
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21 Aug 2012 - 5:30 PM

Another superb piece of work here, Pamela, just love all those colours, and the variable coloured background too. Excellent Smile
Trev Smile

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lifesnapper
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21 Aug 2012 - 5:46 PM

Gorgeous image Pam, well done.

John Smile

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mikepearce
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21 Aug 2012 - 6:08 PM

nice work great colours and nice background!

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AnnChown
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21 Aug 2012 - 6:09 PM

Fascinating description Pamela and a pin sharp image - as usual - beautifully taken and presented!
Ann

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Fefe
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21 Aug 2012 - 6:16 PM

Stunning colour and detail!
Diane

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:39 PM

Thankyou so much for your User Award, Ken.

JENN: I made the gradient background in PaintshopPro and am still struggling to perfect the resultsTongue.

Pamela.

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ChiliMan
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21 Aug 2012 - 6:56 PM

Fascinating info once again, Pamela...AND...once again, a stellar floral portrait!!

Your backgrounding and selecting around the plant is wonderful SmileSmile

Andrew

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WhiteRose1
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21 Aug 2012 - 7:05 PM

A sharp, colourful capture of the flower but that background makes a superb image, Pamela. Excellent work.

Dave

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21 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

EXCELLENT work.




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Snapitt
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:04 PM

An absolute beauty Pamela. The colours are gorgeous. Love it!!

Jane

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EAS
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:35 PM

The colours simply sing out from this image and it's a stunner in every respect. Enjoyed your info too. Clearly I hadn't read it the first time around!!

Ann

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zapar40
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:47 PM

how beautiful they stand out with a colourful background, superb colourful image.
ant.

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bricurtis
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM

Such beautiful flowers Pamela - the mauve /yellow combination looks wonderful. Just a little b...ing in this.Smile
Brian.

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Lillian
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21 Aug 2012 - 9:26 PM

Struggling to perfect? if only I could get them looking this good!
Pamela absolutely beautiful..they always get
better and better.
Lillian

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canonfan
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21 Aug 2012 - 10:24 PM

Stunning colour and well captured Pamela
Jim

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annettep38
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22 Aug 2012 - 12:28 AM

sadly we can't grow them here, our soil just doesn't do for them

So your picture is even more welcome, a well composed arrangement of beautiful colours. I like how you found all the different sizes to form a family group

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mikbee
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22 Aug 2012 - 1:00 AM

Gorgeous colours Pamela.
And fine work with the BG too.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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Ray42
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22 Aug 2012 - 6:57 AM

A very lovely image - a nifty bit of processing - excellent work

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JohnChambersPhotography

Amazing detail as it always is with your work, top class work.

John

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 4:41 PM

Thanks, Dave, it is very kind of you to favour me with your User Award.

BRIAN: You are right. It's "one I did earlier"Sad!

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Jat_Riski
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23 Aug 2012 - 8:38 AM

Great shot.

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ValeryAst
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23 Aug 2012 - 12:16 PM

Very interesting explanation and just a brilliant photo!
Regards Valery

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PaulLiley
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23 Aug 2012 - 2:30 PM

Yes I'd forgotten they had that nickname. Beautifully presented. paul

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Gerryrys
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24 Aug 2012 - 5:03 PM

This is a fantastic presentation Pam. That background is sublime. Grin

Gerry

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24 Aug 2012 - 9:35 PM

A piece of work, which clearly highlights your immense talent, and is therefore so very worthy of many accolades bestowed upon it.

Regards Nathan

Last Modified By NDODS at 24 Aug 2012 - 9:36 PM

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xwang
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24 Aug 2012 - 10:12 PM

Superb colour and clarity. There is no way I can change the background without making a mess,Grin but you did superbly. The light is wonderful without flash and the clarity is great!! A very beautiful image indeed. I thought it was a small aperture and flash was used. It seems that EPZ's lay out of the page has changed. I don't remember that I could see the camera settings before...
BTW, thank you very much for your kind and helpful comments all the time, Palema.

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elainebaker
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24 Aug 2012 - 10:50 PM

Wow, beautiful in every way. Smile

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ChristineD
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25 Aug 2012 - 2:30 PM

A beautiful and well composed image.

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Glostopcat
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25 Aug 2012 - 5:53 PM

What a wonderful array of beautiful bright colours Pamela and you've presented these gorgeous flowers to perfection. I don't know about quaker bonnets but some of the flower photographers on here will be quaking in their boots when they see the standard you've set for them to follow!Grin

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25 Aug 2012 - 7:48 PM

Thanks for your recent comments etc Pam, for some reason I keep overlooking your work, I've no idea why? Anyway, I've favourited you now, you didn't feel a thing did you Grin So from now on I'll have no excuse's for overlooking anything that takes my eye, rather like this wonderful image!

Ade

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NaturesHaven
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25 Aug 2012 - 8:21 PM

Love the composition and the colours are fantastic of these gorgeous Lupins.........love your background...........WinkWinkWink

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pamelajean
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25 Aug 2012 - 8:39 PM

Thankyou all for your lovely comments and encouraging votes, and a special thankyou to Ed for your User Award.

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netta1234
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26 Aug 2012 - 1:45 PM

I dont know how I missed this in the Gallery,but I really like it for the lovely colours,Great clear shot with a beautiful BG.
NettaSmile

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brownsilent
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26 Aug 2012 - 5:11 PM

Hi quality image Pamela, I think I have never ever before seen a more clear, more shiny flower image!
Johanna

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Rende
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26 Aug 2012 - 10:39 PM

Lovely clarity and colours Pamela. Interesting info too.
Rende

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photophantom
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29 Aug 2012 - 12:55 PM

Wow!

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Tibetan
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30 Aug 2012 - 1:29 PM

Your presentation of flowers is some thing else again! and Brilliant to say the least, love it, and by the way Gareth got the Chipiti details correct will tell you later, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mavis
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1 Sep 2012 - 10:09 AM

The Lupins are perfectly beautiful Pamela. I just love your clever use of the delicate background xx

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12 Jan 2013 - 10:07 AM

beautiful! x

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DonMc
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20 Jan 2013 - 12:27 PM

Truly amazing flower image!SmileSmileSmile
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