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I was sitting on our veranda enjoying the weak winter sun when I noticed the pink Hibiscus was doing the same and thought it looked nice Smile Included a bud in V2.
Thank you for all the votes and comments on the horses yesterday - good news is that the beautiful young Arab stallion sired a foul with the white mare before he died and in the photo you can see that she is pregnant. A special thanx too to Eric [Gypsyman] for his treasured UA !!
Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

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:17 Jun 2013 - 11:47 AM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Catching some sun
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:23 Jun 2013 - 5:05 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Pink hibiscus
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 5:06 AM

Excellent.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
23 Jun 2013 - 5:20 AM

Lovely light on the very striking capture creating great impact.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
23 Jun 2013 - 5:26 AM

Buen uso de la luz..

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 6:04 AM

Morning Herman, still dark and cold outside, I am missing the warm Durban weather. I Love the sun on those pink petals, well spotted and captured. These pretty flowers always make great imagesGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 6:26 AM

Beautifully captured, Herman, in wonderful light. Carol

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
23 Jun 2013 - 6:38 AM

Lovely light!

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 6:51 AM

Lovely images Herman - I can just imagine you enjoying the stoep in the winter sun. A

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM

Two lovely shots, but V1 with the backlighting is extra special.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 - 8:19 AM

Wish we had winter blooms like this, Herman!

P.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jun 2013 - 8:25 AM

2 beautiful images Herman, like them a lot,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 8:27 AM

A beautiful capture enhanced by the back lighting.

Albert

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 8:43 AM

The back lighting has helped enhance the veining in the petals in V 1, Herman, and good detail has been captured.
Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:05 AM

wonderful light herman brilliant detail and colour v1 for me today love the comp a belter nice one Wink
andy

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:25 AM

Super light Herman top class work .Smile

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Caziwinkles
23 Jun 2013 - 9:27 AM

Love both images but V1 has the extra with being backlit enhancing the lovely detail within.
Great captures Herman. Smile

Carol

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:28 AM

Two excellent images my favourite is V2 - beautiful colours and detail in both versions - Elizabethxx

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digital_boi
23 Jun 2013 - 9:36 AM

V1 for me Herman and that is a bit of good news indeed

G

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:38 AM

Two beauties you have here, Herman!
Super backlighting in V1.
Richard

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104030 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:48 AM

very envious GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:55 AM

Beautiful light for the beautiful flower.
Joan.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:56 AM

A lovely backlit image showing the detail in those petalsSmile

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mauriceegan
23 Jun 2013 - 10:20 AM

Beautiful image Herman, love the colour and composition
Maurice

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 10:31 AM

Excellent lighting

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 10:50 AM

Love that glow in V1, Herman Smile

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User_Removed
23 Jun 2013 - 11:21 AM

Super number 1 Herman, number 2 has a bit too much noise.
Regards, Alf.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 11:22 AM

Two Excellent images Herman with lovely light and detail SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

Beautiful lighting in V1SmileSmile

Rod

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 11:54 AM

Excellent shot Herman. Love the back lighting and all the detail you have caught. Lovely colour too.
Ray

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nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 1:12 PM

V1 for me too, but both are super images, Herman.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 1:12 PM

This is a beautiful, clear and delightful capture!

I like you good news!

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gwynn56
gwynn56  274 forum posts England
23 Jun 2013 - 1:16 PM

2 beautiful images SmileSmileSmile

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 1:17 PM

Two really lovely colourful shots on a grey day here in Cornwall.
Ju

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 1:33 PM

Lovely shots, Herman the backlighting adds extra vitality, so well captured.

Ray

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 1:33 PM

2 great images Herman, we have plenty of leaf on our Hibiscus but sadly no flowers this year at presentSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
23 Jun 2013 - 1:58 PM

Gorgeous! !!!!!!!!!

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achieverswales
23 Jun 2013 - 2:25 PM

The backlighting makes the image Herman well caught.

Regards

Trev.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3369 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 2:52 PM

Hi Herman. A cracker, 2 beautiful images but it has to be V1, a stunner GrinGrin

Kathryn

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
23 Jun 2013 - 3:25 PM

Fantastic colours and bokeh , Herman, yes, and the composition. GrinSmileGrinSmileGrin ---- Jukka.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 3:47 PM

V1 for me Herman, super Hibiscus image
Regards Brian

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
23 Jun 2013 - 4:21 PM

An excellent image of this beautiful flower, Herman, and I love the point of view in v1 ... Carol Grin

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Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 4:55 PM

Cracking as usual Herman, I'm on the vote & run today

Tish

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longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 - 5:19 PM

Super colour Herman
Glyn

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GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 5:25 PM

Wonderful images under a great light, Herman !
George

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 5:42 PM

Lovely colours and great use of the lightGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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23 Jun 2013 - 5:56 PM

V1 backlighting and detail.....a winner.Smile

ivor

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Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 7:43 PM

Two beautiful images Herman - the light is sublime.

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AngelaSeager
23 Jun 2013 - 8:35 PM

V1 for me...great image and composition. Regards Angela

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thedon1941
23 Jun 2013 - 10:21 PM

Another great close up Herman. Brilliant. Don

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annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 10:40 PM

Love the veins in the red 'lamp' what a wonderful hibiscus, excellent unusual POV

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Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 - 12:13 AM

Lovely photo Herman. Beautiful. So glad to have an up date on the horses. Cathy

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24 Jun 2013 - 1:37 AM

beautiful closeup. nice tag

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
24 Jun 2013 - 8:20 AM

Beautifully captured, Herman! V1 for meSmile
Regards Valery

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 7:25 PM

Nice work, Herman.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 - 7:32 AM

First class light and photo quality in both images! IB

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CaroleA
CaroleA  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2013 - 3:24 PM

Lovely backlighting

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