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Our Plumbago bush is covered and looks so lovely at this time Smile
Thank you for every person who voted and commented on my Hibiscus upload yesterday - so good to hear your opinions and a special thanx to Jeff and George for their lovely mods - doing for me what I cannot do for myself Smile
Have yourself a wacky Wednesday Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 545.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2013 - 4:57 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Plumbago Beauty
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:8 May 2013 - 4:16 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Plumbago
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:22 AM

I do not know Plumbago....is that native to South Africa, Herman. Delicate lacy flowers. Lovely photo. Very neat and orderly!!!

I love the look of the buds...kind of wound up and ready to unroll.

Peter

Last Modified By handlerstudio at 8 May 2013 - 4:26 AM

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:27 AM

Lovely capture.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
8 May 2013 - 5:12 AM

A very beautiful lightblue flower Herman!GrinGrinGrin And my mod , for fun only,as usual! ---Best regards from Finland ! SmileSmileSmile Jukka.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 May 2013 - 5:33 AM

A great combination of colours

Peter

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
8 May 2013 - 5:54 AM

A great depth of field making the flower blossom from the background.
A lovely bloom well done Herman. WesternRed.

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debu
debu  4 India
8 May 2013 - 5:59 AM

Great capture.
debu

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:01 AM

Very beautiful Herman.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:40 AM

Crisp and clean and lovely and the picture is good as well.....GrinGrinGrin

Andy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104000 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:48 AM

sounds like a `backache' WinkGrinGrinGrin


wonderful colour Grin

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macromal
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8 May 2013 - 6:48 AM

Herman...you are the top of the tree with your flower captures, i wish i was half as good as you, wonderful....Mal.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:56 AM

A great shot of this beauty

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
8 May 2013 - 6:58 AM

We have plumbago here, I love it but it is not out yet. Lovely shot Herman.

Harriet

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anglingandyq
8 May 2013 - 6:59 AM

Beautiful colours,detail and light well captured Herman

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Caziwinkles
8 May 2013 - 7:04 AM

Gorgeous Herman - lovely colour and great DoF. Smile

Carol

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2013 - 7:16 AM

Lovely subtle colour

dven

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2154 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:25 AM

this is such a beautiful flower especillly the way the bud is rolled up before it open's SmileSmileSmile
NettaSmileSmileSmile

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:26 AM

When it comes to flowers blue is the colour for me, this is lovely. - gary

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:29 AM

great comp herman wonderful colours and detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:31 AM

That bush must look spectacular Herman.Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:33 AM

Such a pretty colour..
Nothing like this in south leeds

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
8 May 2013 - 7:44 AM

A wonderful composition Herman, superbly captured. Lovely dof.
Effrossini

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:59 AM

Beautiful flower and a well composed shot Herman , don't know the flower though !

Rod

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:09 AM

It does look beautiful Herman SmileSmile
Helen

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 May 2013 - 8:15 AM

Super composition Herman, great detail,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:17 AM

Colourful and detailed, Herman.

Dave

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Deep_Bhatia
8 May 2013 - 8:18 AM

Beautiful!!!

Deep

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digital_boi
8 May 2013 - 8:29 AM

good one Herman a flower I don't know of but very pleasing

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:42 AM

A great image Herman of this super flower, a great subtle blueSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:44 AM

Morning Herman, foggy and mizz here today. A nice capture of Plumbago, our bushes are also looking so pretty. We had a great time at the Bon jovi concert last night

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:10 AM

Lovely image, fabulous pastel colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:16 AM

Gorgeous!

Won't be around much as the MIFI is crazily expensive to use out here but as Garrath is banking on line, I am taking this rare chance.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
8 May 2013 - 9:18 AM

Wonderful Herman,love the blue against the green. Wonderful detail and great Bokeh.

John

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:49 AM

Sutle colours that look so good, I love it,

AliGrinGrinGrin

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Growmore
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8 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

Wonderful image Herman and lovely colour.
Gary

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Beautiful hermanSmile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Well composed. The mod is an improvement

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achieverswales
8 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

Love the subtle colour Herman, a new flower on me.

Regards

Trev.

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

Another stunner!
Dennis

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

Such a fine blue....the blossoms remind me a bit of garden phlox.

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
8 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

lovely details amazing colour and sharpness

bryan

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

Very pretty! Grin
IB

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 1:07 PM

A beautifully captured flower Herman........Sandy

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:44 PM

A lovely frame-filler, Herman.

Ray

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:57 PM

Beautiful colour,
chris

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:05 PM

This special flower carries a most lovely blue-- good capture you!

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:35 PM

A beautiful flower image Herman Grin

Kathryn

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:19 PM

Just carried out a small modification to your already great image. Nothing drastic Herman, just a few minor surgeries here and there. Firstly I opened the image in CS5 and the made a Copy as not to work on the original. I then began to repair the rather weatherbeaten petal by using a combination of the Cloning Tool and the Blur Tool from the Tool box , gradually manufacturing the new petal and smoothing down the clones edges to create something which looked like the other within the image. Once this little job was finished I softened the hold image slightly with a sweep of the Softening Brush Tool which can also be found in the Tool Box. Once I was satisfied I then flattened the image from Selecting Layer then Flatten from the Pull Down Menu.. Job complete, time taken 10 minutes.

Regards Nathan

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:26 PM

Beautiful flower !
George

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:32 PM

A very pretty blue flower Herman. Super shot.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 6:53 PM

Ohhh...sooo beautiful, Herman. Well shot SmileSmile

Ours is doing NOTHING at the moment...lol...bah.

Andrew

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 7:25 PM

Beautiful flower which has been captured perfectly. Great work!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2013 - 8:46 PM

A beautiful shot Herman, love the colour Smile
Jan

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longhoss
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8 May 2013 - 9:29 PM

lovely colours Herman
nice details
Glyn

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Holmewood
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8 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

Beautiful shot

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:55 AM

Yes, Plumbago is a delightful bush and enhances any garden.
This is a lovely capture, with clarity and warmth….GrinGrinGrin

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