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This pink Hibiscus was at the end of a high branch with the mountain as a backdrop. V2 is another one from the same bush but in a more natural setting Smile
Thank you for the votes and kind comments on my sea shells yesterday and especially to Jukka and Jeff for their mods - great work there Smile
Take care and enjoy this day Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Apr 2013 - 4:14 PM
Focal Length:62.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pink Hibiscus
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:7 May 2013 - 3:36 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Pink hibiscus, Swellendam
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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
7 May 2013 - 4:01 AM

Two nicely processed editions of an Hibiscus.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
7 May 2013 - 4:13 AM

Lovely, well done!

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 4:17 AM

Lovely set.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 4:23 AM

Superb picture both versione are nice.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 4:27 AM

Hi Herman, this flower has your name written all over it, so to speak. I cannot choose between the two, both terrific.

Peter

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 5:04 AM

Two lovely blooms, captured well......Sandy

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Deep_Bhatia
7 May 2013 - 5:22 AM

Both images are superb. Love it.

Deep

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:11 AM

Two excellent captures - however v2 is my choice - IMHO I would have cloned out the white area on the top of v1 as it draws the eye away from the lovely flower - this would then be the better shot
Regards, Ray

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
7 May 2013 - 6:29 AM

Very nice image Herman well captured.
Allen, Smile

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 6:40 AM

2 lovely images Herman
glyn

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England21 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:42 AM

Both good herman, I prefer V1 as the bg is proper nice.

Andy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104036 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:44 AM

Lovely specimen GrinGrin

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
7 May 2013 - 7:13 AM

Beautiful image Herman well captured

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User_Removed
7 May 2013 - 7:27 AM

Two super images Herman, good comp' and DOF.
Regards, Alf.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:30 AM

Beautiful Herman.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:45 AM

Beauties Herman my favourite is V1 the flower stands out really well Smile

Rod

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:51 AM

Morning Herman, another sunny day ahead, but rain forecast from tomorrow...a Hibiscus is one of my favourite flowers, both images are niceGrinGrinGrin off to Bon Jovi concert tonight

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:51 AM

Two beauties, but not quite sure about the white band at the top in V1 - V2 gets my vote today, lovely light and detailSmile
Carole

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 May 2013 - 7:52 AM

2 beautiful images Herman, excellent colour and detail captured, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:55 AM

With the majority on this one, Herman, v2 for me. Lovely colour and detail.

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:56 AM

Only too happy to take these beauties to RC.
They get a half vote each today.

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pks
pks  10 England
7 May 2013 - 8:16 AM

great colour and detail and colour both versions well taken

peter

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:27 AM

Two excellent shots of this lovely flower, Herman, V1 is my favourite today.

Ray

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:36 AM

Well done Herman. V2 is beautiful, but V1 is my choice because of the unusual bluish background. I've uploaded a modification dealling with the white aerea and the noise. I hope you'll like it.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:56 AM

Super images Herman, V1 is for me, a great looking flowerSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:13 AM

Two beautiful Images!!

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:16 AM

V1 for me Herman as I love that shadow of the mountains in the background.
V2 is lovely in the sunlight though, two great captures………...WinkWink

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:22 AM

I love your images of the Hibiscus, always
so beautifully captured
Lillian

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Caziwinkles
7 May 2013 - 9:33 AM

Beautiful images Herman. A stunning colourful flower. Smile

Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:37 AM

Two wonderfully refreshing floral images each stuffed with beautiful colour. For me it has to be image number two as I feel that image number one is rather noisy* and somewhat difficult to follow. You normally look at and read from left to right, so looking at your image from a different perspective simply does to feel right. Try flipping the image horizontally you will be rather pleased I am sure as to what a difference it makes.

*Please see the online tutorial for reducing noise in your photographs

www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/reduce-noise

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:42 AM

V2 for me. Such beautiful flowers around you

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georgiepoolie

Beautiful images.

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digital_boi
7 May 2013 - 9:44 AM

love the colour and the texture Herman both good indeed

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
7 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

Both images are superb HermanSmile
Effrossini

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

Both are beautiful images...I like V1's colour contrast..

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sparrowhawk
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7 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

gorgeous

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

So beautiful Herman x GrinGrinGrin

Pam - V2 for me !!

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debu
debu  4 India
7 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

Lovely detailed images.
debu

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

Two beauties Herman - slightly prefer v2 today for the darker background.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

V1 is simply stunning. I love to see the blossoms against that blue sky.

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morpheus1955
7 May 2013 - 2:18 PM

Two fabulous shots, gorgeous colour and excellent detail

Hugh

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 3:51 PM

What a Beauty Herman, I like both images equally SmileSmileSmile

Ali

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 3:56 PM

Two super detailed Hibiscus photos Herman
Regards Brian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 4:04 PM

So pretty against the blue sky!

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 4:13 PM

Your Hibiscus shot are beautiful Herman. A lovely flower well taken.

Myra

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
7 May 2013 - 5:22 PM

Beautiful flower and a nice bokeh! Very pretty indeed, Herman! Nice work!GrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.

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achieverswales

Both good but V2 for me Herman.

Regards

Trev.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
7 May 2013 - 6:36 PM

beautiful shot of this lovely flower .
eve.Smile

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:56 PM

Two Fantastic and lovely images,Herman ,V2 is my favorite,
saeid

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:40 PM

Superb color, Clarity, tones, & Composition ~

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:42 PM

Super images. The light gives more contrast on V2 so that is my fav todayGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 8:01 PM

i like the blue sky... maybe the white cloud is a bit distracting but it is a very nice complement for this pretty flower.
Cats for a walk? look at my PF..
or here and here
http://www.ephotozine.com/user/annettep38-162081/gallery/photo/i-m-watching-you-... Smile

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 9:30 PM

So beautiful!
Johanna

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:07 AM

Wonderful shot, Herman.

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

Two cracking images Herman,love v1 better.
Thanks for the award,dead chuffed about it.
Dennis

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2013 - 12:53 PM

Got to go v2 Grin
IB

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 1:56 PM

Beautiful colour and detail herman; I prefer the tones in V1.
Rende

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:38 PM

Stunning and so beautiful Herman, this is fantastic work.
Gary

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RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

Missed these two, Herman: what a delight V 1 is, set as it is against the sky......so that's the winner of the two for me.
Ronnie.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 9:23 PM

Happy to bring up the ton Herman, time to raise your bat to the pavilion!WinkGrin

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