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Firstly, a big thankyou to Graham (digital_boi) and Lavina (fificat100) for favouring my Dual Clusters with their User Awards.

I suspect there are some of you who think that the Language of Flowers is trite, but it fascinates me. Whether it be for their shape, colour or some other attribute, they have been used in the art of expression for centuries. This is sometimes called Floriography, a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. This language was most commonly communicated through Tussie-Mussies, an art which has a following today. “Tussie-mussie” is a quaint, endearing term from the early 1400s for small, round bouquets of herbs and flowers with symbolic meanings.
Just as a calligrapher uses his quill, or a photographer relies on his camera, flowers are the Floriographer’s form of expression. The Floriographer gives each bloom a voice, creating something beautiful not only to the eye, but resonating on a much deeper level; the impalpable sense of the sentiments themselves.
Pink roses are generally looked upon as the flower of sweet thoughts and gentle emotions, and the palest pink rose (not to be mistaken for the dark pink or peach variety, which have different meanings) is a sign of gentleness, joy and grace, also associated with deep affection and admiration, happiness and enthusiasm.
As opposed to red roses that speak of deep passion, the pink roses are a gentle reminder of affections not yet awakened, the gentle beginning of a wonderful relationship.
Pamela.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/120sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:spot
Flash:no flash
White Balance:manual
Title:Romantic Roses
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:29 Sep 2012 - 6:25 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Magnoliophyta, Pink, Rosa, Rosaceae, Rosales, Rose
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 6:28 PM

So beautiful!

Ann

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franken
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29 Sep 2012 - 6:29 PM

Beautiful image Pamela.

Ken

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 6:29 PM

Your presentations are so very beautiful, Pamela, and this is no exception. Carol

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 6:34 PM

beautiful capture and work.
ant.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
29 Sep 2012 - 6:35 PM

Stunnigly beautiful presentation Pamela. Great narrative too.

John

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jeronius
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29 Sep 2012 - 6:38 PM

wow, so beautiful.
Jerry

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 6:52 PM

Lovely gentle image and fascinating narrative.

P.

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Badgerfred
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29 Sep 2012 - 7:01 PM

Superb,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 7:06 PM

Such an interesting intro to this beautiful shot the roses, Pamela, captured at their very best.
Ronnie

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
29 Sep 2012 - 7:11 PM

Fabulous Roses beautifully presented

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 7:20 PM

Details and colours superb and love the background Pamela,Smile
Rob

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6546 forum posts213hardy vcard England
29 Sep 2012 - 7:35 PM

Interesting write up and a beautiful image.

Nice work

Den

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 7:43 PM

I recognise your flowers coming up... The balance of complementary colours, foreground and background, is so subtle and so beautiful.
Moira

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Yewtree
Yewtree  6 England
29 Sep 2012 - 7:46 PM

Lovely colours and focusing is brilliant.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 7:47 PM

Such a delightful display Pamela, and as always so perfectly photographed and presented
so they just leap off the screen!
wonderful write up to go with the image
Mistress of your work
Lillian

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2177 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 7:49 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileBeautiful with lovely presentation
NettaSmile

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:30 PM

A wonderful image, Pamela, beautiful captured and presented, the colours are superb.
Well done.
Darryl. xx SmileSmileSmile

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:44 PM

..the world of flowers trite?...poppycock (but then everyone knows me and my flowersWink
This is a cracker, beautifully sharp clarity throughout the subject and then finished off with a super soft and colour co-ordinated background

Mike

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:46 PM

stunning,
and a clever background,
its beautiful

paree

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64390 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 10:16 PM

These remind me of the roses we used to get on the old fashioned perfumed and glittery greetings card. I remember my grandmother always used to send them and they smelt heavenly.
x

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elainebaker
29 Sep 2012 - 10:34 PM

Beautiful image. Love the pink and the span of larger and smaller flower heads all huddled together on the one stem. Well presented. Elaine

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 10:48 PM

You are all so kind!
Particular thanks to Carol, Robert and Lillian for your User Awards, they've really cheered me up.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 11:06 PM

But Pamela, you have a RED rose relationship with your camera--- as show by this gorgeous image!

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 11:25 PM

Yet again Pamela you have produced a fabulous floral image.

Albert

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 12:17 AM

Like the interesting story to introduce another really beautiful capture, of roses presented on a lovely background. Well done. Smile

Lavina

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 12:44 AM

I understand what they mean by ''say it with flowers'' now Pamela !!
And do they have a flower I can give to all these door to door salesmen
(and women too !!) who come to my door, to tell them too
''get lost and don't come back again'' !!
Mick.

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30 Sep 2012 - 9:08 AM

Gorgeous image, great write up, superb !!!

John Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Interesting intro information and a beautiful image.so clear pin sharp with really nice colours love it.

John

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CaroleS
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30 Sep 2012 - 9:44 AM

Roses were my mum's favourite flower and she grew them simply by sticking any cut rose she could acquire by fair means or foul in the ground. She always said roses had a language of their own and that was just how she felt about them. Love this image Pamela and thanks for the memories!
Carole

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:58 AM

Very beautiful, Pamela, and up to your usual high standard, and again the background colours complementing the subject Smile
Trev Smile

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30 Sep 2012 - 12:06 PM

Lovely detail and colour; beautiful image.
Rende

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Sep 2012 - 2:22 PM

Interesting narrative like the shot! brilliant as usual, never get fed up with flowers, the ones you asked about are Micheal-mus daisy's and have a range of colours from deep blue to much softer colours, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 2:57 PM

Another superb image Pamela - you've been on blooming good form of late. Lovely.
Brian.

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30 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

Hard to understand how anyone can think 'trite' when viewing such a beautifully taken and presented bloom such as this, Pamela. Sharp as one of its own thorns and a real pleasure to the eye.

Malc

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pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 3:41 PM

Wow, what a lucky girl I am, two more UAs!
Thankyou so much John and Carole.

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30 Sep 2012 - 5:31 PM

What a fascinating history you've shared with us to go with this beautiful image.
Ann

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:41 PM

The colour and light is so beautiful.. actually your writing up have said all about the image.. i couldn't think out anything better,just as you said.."a gentle reminder of affections not yet awakened, the gentle beginning of a wonderful relationship." Very romantic indeedWink
BTW, thank you very much for the link, and kind comment and support.
Jas.

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snappersue
1 Oct 2012 - 11:48 AM

Love reading your descriptions. Another great photo. Sue

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 1:31 PM

Fabulous shot, superb detail and lovely colours, quite outstanding

Hugh

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LynneJoyce
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1 Oct 2012 - 1:50 PM

An enchanting image and an even more enchanting write up.

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1 Oct 2012 - 10:47 PM

A really beautiful image Pamela. Love it!!

Jane

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NeilWigan
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2 Oct 2012 - 6:49 PM

Nowt wrong with a nice bit of romance on a wet and windy night like this and very well portrayed in your very pretty picture.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 10:48 PM

Thankyou so much, Sue, for favouring my roses with your User Award.
To get six of them is really encouraging for me.

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Glostopcat
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2 Oct 2012 - 11:03 PM

You've presented these beautiful roses to perfection Pamela, a real class act as per usual and fully deserving of all the accolades it has received

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
3 Oct 2012 - 6:30 PM

You continue to amaze me with your outstanding works!Smile
Regards Valery

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2012 - 9:02 PM

Wonderful colours - excellent capture Pamela and a great write-up too SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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annettep38
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4 Oct 2012 - 9:59 AM

romantic and lovely indeed.. even the background seems to match the perfume!

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 6:04 PM

Beautifully captured and pleasantly informative. It looks almost 3D. Smile

Gerry

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Mavis
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5 Oct 2012 - 12:48 PM

Deliciously beautiful Pamela .Just had to give it an award xxThe background sets this spray of pink roses off a treat xx

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5 Oct 2012 - 1:46 PM

wonderful image colours and detail beautifully presented.
eve.Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:09 PM

Many thanks for your User Award, Mavis, I think 7 is a record for me!

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:34 PM

Very nice work...
The only thing that distracts my eye is the leave that blended in to B/G colours...
Other wise magic work...


Dave

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7 Oct 2012 - 12:51 PM

I am in awe - beautiful Pamelajean GrinGrinGrinGrin

Pam

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aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 - 2:29 AM

.............as you're!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AniaWink

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mashwood10
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4 Feb 2013 - 3:42 PM

How did I miss this one !!! Beautiful Pamela.GrinGrinGrin

Pam

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