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I took these Pincushion photos at a nursery near Cape Town last week. They are hopefully my last pincushion images for this year Smile
V1- a new colour on the market
V2 - before they open up
V3 - Buckets full of flowers for sale
A huge thanx to Steve the Sparrowhawk for his treasured UA on my Bromeliads and to all who took the time to vote and comment - much appreciated !!
Life is back to normal again and the wind is icy and strong since yesterday !
Have a great weekend !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Sep 2013 - 12:49 PM
Focal Length:118.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pincushion Bonanza
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:28 Sep 2013 - 3:52 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Pincushion flowers
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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 171 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:15 AM

Morning H Grin
3 great images again, I have never looked cuz I had never heard of them,can you get them in the UK?

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:47 AM

Beautiful images.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 5:00 AM

Spectacular indeed!
Thanks, Herman.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:02 AM

Good morning Herman, beautiful images, i am off to a photographic boot camp at Kirstenbosch gardens this morning, i am sure the gardens will have hundreds of these in bloom. 3 great captures, v1 is beautifully presented...I think you and i should become ambassadors for the Cape provinceGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:21 AM

Three cracking images, Herman, but V.1 outshines the other two, what a beautiful colour. Carol

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
28 Sep 2013 - 6:43 AM

Vey nice sets of images Herman nice colour in No3 well captured.
Allen, Smile

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 7:01 AM

Very beautiful images Herman. Especially like V1 and V3. I suggest to crop out the black strip in V3 to make it more abstract.
All the best,
George

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 7:11 AM

Three lovely images of this pretty flower, Herman. V1 with its wonderful detail and beautiful colour is my choice this morning.

Lavina

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 7:22 AM

Fascinating plants Herman,first time I've seen then, V1 is my choice, lovel images.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 7:40 AM

Lovely images, V3 looks like a firework display. Do you think these would grow in Spain?

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2154 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 8:08 AM

A lovely set Herman,I do like the growing stages and detail in v2, SmileSmile
NettaSmile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Sep 2013 - 8:19 AM

Three excellently captured images, Herman. So bright and so beautiful.
Effrossini

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 - 8:28 AM

Adore the colours of the bloom in V1, Herman.

P.

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 8:31 AM

3 lovely images H, V1 would be my choice but V3 is also very nice.

Dave.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
28 Sep 2013 - 8:52 AM

Excellent and very beautiful, Herman! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin If one should be picked,V1 one would it be!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile ---- Jukka.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 8:57 AM

A fine set of unusual and beautiful floral images.

Albert

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debu
debu  4 India
28 Sep 2013 - 9:03 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 9:21 AM

A great set Herman and they all deserve individual recognition but V1 is absolutely gorgeous.
Joan.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

Beautiful set Smile

Eileen

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Caziwinkles
28 Sep 2013 - 9:24 AM

Beautiful flowers Herman - I do like these flowers. Great captures of different ones here. Smile

Carol

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digital_boi
28 Sep 2013 - 10:36 AM

they are a fine flowers for sure Herman 3 very fine captures of them and good to see the other stage before they open

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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capto
capto e2 Member 21000 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 11:09 AM

I saw one of these in my local store, I recognised it from your pics. 3 good images of them.Smile

ivor

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 11:38 AM

3 good shots but v3 really caught my eye

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 11:44 AM

3 great shots Herman but V3 for me today, lovely capture Grin

Kathryn

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achieverswales
28 Sep 2013 - 12:22 PM

Beautiful plants beautifully taken Herman, equal votes today as all excellent captures.

Regards

Trev.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 12:35 PM

3 great images Herman, like the great big slash of colour in V3Smile


Cliff

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 1:03 PM

Excellent V3 looks like a grand firework display, very well done Herman,

Ali GrinGrin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 1:17 PM

Buckets of beauty.
How vivacious they look in all their forms and colors. V1 is especially appealing.

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sparrowhawk
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28 Sep 2013 - 2:28 PM

stunning set

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
28 Sep 2013 - 2:59 PM

Beautiful images.

Basith

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 3:44 PM

Gorgeous colours Herman.
A splendid set.
Mick.

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:20 PM

three great images Herman i will go for V1.

billy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:24 PM

Three top quality images Herman.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:25 PM

Top notch captures of these wonderfully intricate blooms, Herman: your work keeps getting better and better.
Ronnie.

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 - 4:40 PM

3 great images Herman, V3 is top notch.

Myra

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
28 Sep 2013 - 4:42 PM

Beautiful flowers, very beautiful, Herman! V1 is my fav. hereSmile
Regards Valery

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:43 PM

Excellent captures, great details and beautiful presentation !
George

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
28 Sep 2013 - 5:12 PM

Wonderful trio but v1 just beats v2!!

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 5:37 PM

Three wonderful images, Herman!

Richard

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Sep 2013 - 6:02 PM

Three fabulous flower images, v1 is stunning

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:17 PM

Now that one is a beaut in V1. What colours! Stellar shot of it, Herman. The detail is amazing. So interesting that the unopened version gives you no clue as the colours which are about to burst forth, ya? Smile

V3...ohhh...must've been amazing to be there and see that. Looks like super ripe red rambutans (a hairy fruit we have here).

Andrew

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:42 PM

A trio of delight, Herman, wonderful colour and detail.

Ray

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 571 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:43 PM

lovely set all good captures but V1 gets the vote today
David

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:44 PM

Cracking set of shots Herman, but that V3 with that stunning colour is something else, wish we had them over here

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marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 7:25 PM

Beautiful set of images Herman, v1 wins it though

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anglingandyq
28 Sep 2013 - 9:12 PM

An unusual and beautiful plant very well captured !

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 9:55 PM

It has been a joy to see the pincushions, Herman, such amazing flowers.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 - 10:41 PM

Wow Herman what amazing flowers. Love the colour in V3. Cathy

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thedon1941
28 Sep 2013 - 10:48 PM

Lovely set Herman. V2 my favourite. Don

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
29 Sep 2013 - 2:04 AM

All the three are beautiful. color looks great. They look as though made out of thread

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 7:50 AM

excellent Herman

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2799 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2013 - 3:44 PM

One of your best ever shots Herman, really good.


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MD2009
MD2009 e2 Member 3MD2009 vcard Wales
29 Sep 2013 - 8:32 PM

Cracking colour well shot ...

Mark ...

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 - 2:49 AM

Impossible to chose a favorite! They are sublime Herman! Grin
A joy to the eye...
IB

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:21 PM

All are worthy of their own upload, stunning imagesGrin
Ryan

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 6:43 PM

are you sure you didn't find those on the great barrier reef? under water ?
gorgeous series!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 11:35 PM

Exquisite looking flora in your country - all three stunning.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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12 Oct 2013 - 7:11 AM

Lovely set of images....GrinGrinGrin

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Potra
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13 Oct 2013 - 3:12 AM

V1 is incredibly delicate. It is amazingly beautiful!
Of course V3 is spectacular!
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