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I've had this Amaryllis for four years now - it is called Christmas Star. After flowering I make sure it stays well fed, putting it out all summer in a hot sunny place to recharge its bulb, then dry it out from Sept - Nov and then bringing it in and getting it going by a little watering (water sparingly otherwise you get loads of leaves!). Hopefully should bloom at Christmas but mine is a little late this year!
Used RonnieAG's tip of photographing against the black TV screen.
Settings: AV F/2.8 1/8sec Ev -0.67 ISO640 handheld

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Nuthatch upload and to Richard (MossyOak) for his great mods Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:24 Jan 2010 - 10:38 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General
Votes:39
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 10:40 AM

Lovely capture of this beautiful bloom, Sylvia. Superb detail and colours, and so nicely presented too.
Ronnie.
(PS. Glad you found my suggestion re. a backdrop helpful. R.)

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 10:45 AM

A superb image, Sylvia, a very difficult flower to capture well, but you certainly have succeeded! Carol

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motorsportpictures

Stunning image, nicely presented.

Scott

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 10:57 AM

This is a beautiful image so well captured using the tv bg good work thanks for sharing it Colin

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Imagephotographics

What a beautiful image Sylvia, wonderful colour & detail captured and nicely presented

Chris

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 11:28 AM

Beautiful image, lovely colour and light, Sylvia.
Steve.

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 11:55 AM

Beautiful flower beautifully portrayed.

RJ

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 12:23 PM

cracking shot I love these amaryllis, mine always grow rather tall but they are good photographic subjects perhaps I will treat myself

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 12:24 PM

Fantastic image. stunning detail and colour.
Carol

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digital_boi
24 Jan 2010 - 2:22 PM

great detail and colourts well presented click

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 2:23 PM

A beautiful amaryllis, excellently taken image with beautiful presentation.
Johanna

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 2:24 PM

Lovely image........Sandy

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borrower
borrower  5 England
24 Jan 2010 - 2:34 PM

BEAUTIFUL IMAGE
LOUISE

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 3:20 PM

A beautiful presentation.
Bob

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 3:44 PM

Beautiful flower Sylvia. Wonderful detail and exposure with a super strong colour. I must try to remember the TV screen tip.
Ron

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 4:55 PM

This is lovely.
Joan.

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 7:15 PM

Beautiful shot - love the vibrant colours - works well on a black background - Elizabeth

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2010 - 10:21 PM

Have the RC on me for this lovely vibrant shot
Mike

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 8:42 AM


Quote: A beautiful amaryllis, excellently taken image with beautiful presentation.
Johanna

I agree - nice one Sylvia

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 11:25 AM

Love it, remember trying these last summer, love the colours and presentation Sylvia
Richard

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2010 - 6:32 PM

Lovely image Sylvia, very well captured with gorgeous colour and excellent presentation.
David

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 4:51 PM

Excellent closeup with lovely details and colours.
(with the three heads, it reminds me of the warning speakers you see in old war films!)
Tim

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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2010 - 7:01 PM

I was just about to write the exact same thing as tigertimb. Smile Definitely reminiscent of Soviet-era public address speakers and I feel so much more sane seeing somebody else say so!

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