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Firstly, I have to thank Julia (NaturesHaven) for her Guest Editor Award, and Aidan (Ridgeway) for his User Award on my "Give Peace a Chance!".

So, here's another version of the spathiphyllums, or Peace Lily, this time with green and white spathes (large bracts that form a sheath to enclose the flower cluster), and green and cream spadices (the fleshy clublike spikes).
Several of you expressed an interest in this plant's air purifying qualities. It is one of the best plants for cleaning home air and ensuring that the ambience of your house remains pure and fresh.

Thankyou for your continued support for this flower series.
Pamela.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:4mm
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/50secsec
Exposure Comp:-0.7step
ISO:200
Metering Mode:pattern
Flash:no flash
Title:Spadices and Spathes
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:23 Jul 2012 - 2:27 PM
Tags:Aroid, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Spathe flower, Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum
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digital_boi
23 Jul 2012 - 2:31 PM

very fine work a pleasure to view fine lighting and excellent detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
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23 Jul 2012 - 2:31 PM

Another fine presentation of this very useful plant, Pamela. Carol

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PattiW
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23 Jul 2012 - 2:39 PM

Exquisite, Patti Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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23 Jul 2012 - 2:53 PM

The textured detail is excellent.
Joan.

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lostnspace2011
23 Jul 2012 - 2:53 PM

Very nice Pamela. Great detail Smile

Mark

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Growmore
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23 Jul 2012 - 3:01 PM

Well composed and beautiful image with great detail.

Gary

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 3:21 PM

Beautifully lit, captured in fine detail and nicely and effectively presented with that dark b/g. Pamela.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
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23 Jul 2012 - 3:32 PM

Very creative work Pamela to produce this stunning image.

Albert

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franken
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23 Jul 2012 - 3:50 PM

Well presented and lovely.

Ken

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gary_d
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23 Jul 2012 - 4:13 PM

This is beautiful Pamela. - gary

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5959 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 4:22 PM

Stunning shot !!!.....impressive quality !!

That title might be difficult to pronounce for anyone with a lisp !!.Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
23 Jul 2012 - 4:27 PM

Excellent balanced it out nicely not easy with the white as well, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955
23 Jul 2012 - 4:31 PM

Stunning image, fabulous colours and detail, great light.

Hugh

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 4:31 PM

Wonderful composition and text--- we should have some in our house, it appears!

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mikbee
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23 Jul 2012 - 4:36 PM

A well coloured offering here Pamela.
I am sure I can smell the aroma from here.
Or perhaps it is yet more of these candles my wife bought at the weekend !!
Mick.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 4:52 PM

Lovely colours and details in a well composed and captured shot.

Ann

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saltireblue Site Moderator 54738 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 4:55 PM


Quote: spathiphyllums

I do wish people wouldn't use words I cannot pronounce!Wink
Fortunately, I do not need to be able to pronounce the name in order to enjoy your image, Pamela. Good use of a fading bg colour, just right to contrast gently and unobtrusively with the main subject.

Malc

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 5:05 PM

Excellent - and enlightened with its
Quote: It is one of the best plants for cleaning home air and ensuring that the ambiance of your house remains pure and fresh.

- I will have to get one

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23 Jul 2012 - 5:12 PM

Lovely clear image. I must get one - it sounds like an excellent houseplant.
Smile

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canonfan  4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 - 6:24 PM

Fantastic image
Jim

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Billyray
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23 Jul 2012 - 7:58 PM

The lighting is excellent making the flower stand out against the darker background. Lovely.
Ray

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23 Jul 2012 - 8:18 PM

Another superbly presented image Pamela - the inclusion of the white one really adds to this composition.
Brian.

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23 Jul 2012 - 9:06 PM

Just stunning......


Paul.

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23 Jul 2012 - 9:19 PM

Love the limited pallet. Superb presentation and detail.
Ann

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JohnChambersPhotography

Another super image, fantastic detail love the white flower which just sets it off.

John

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24 Jul 2012 - 9:43 AM

Very beautifully arranged and captured, Pamela Wink
Trev Smile

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24 Jul 2012 - 10:39 AM

Well shot and presented, Pamela Smile

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24 Jul 2012 - 1:37 PM

Stunning in so many ways and more so...

Regards Nathan

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24 Jul 2012 - 2:13 PM

The lighting is just right in this superb image.
Carole

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24 Jul 2012 - 3:25 PM

Another wonderful image Pamela . The white Spathe looks very good

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24 Jul 2012 - 10:02 PM

Beautiful lighting on this superb image Pam,well done..Lin

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24 Jul 2012 - 10:12 PM

First class flower photography Pamela, the presentation is top notch

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24 Jul 2012 - 10:25 PM

Amazing as always Pamela
beautifully captured and such vibrant colours
Lillian

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PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 1:31 PM

beautiful arranged with the white sandwiched between greens. Paul

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25 Jul 2012 - 5:07 PM

How interesting.. so glad to know.. thanks for the knowledge. Excellent work..superb colour and clarity..as always.Smile

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snappersue
26 Jul 2012 - 3:13 PM

Another beauty. Very interesting write up. Sue

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28 Jul 2012 - 10:52 AM

All of the above and then some.

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28 Jul 2012 - 12:20 PM

Lovely capture Pamela SmileSmile
Helen

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ChristineD
28 Jul 2012 - 5:56 PM

Well composed and a beautiful image

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
29 Jul 2012 - 11:41 AM

Just a great macro! The work of a high class!Smile
Thanks a lot!Smile
Regards, Valery

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 11:29 AM

Very, very lovely.
So well taken and presented .
Congrats Pamela.

B.

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elainebaker
4 Sep 2012 - 7:43 PM

Lovely image.Smile

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