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1.99 from the supermarket!

By janehewitt    
This was a plant for the garden from the local supermarket, cost 1.99 and well worth it for the photo opps it gave me! Jane

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: Sarah_Jayne, angelamary, annaliese and 151 more

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annaliese 16 421 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 5:53AM
Fantastic comp,exposure and detail Smile

vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 5:54AM
lovely image and good composition. click
19 Jun 2005 5:59AM
stunning,love the colours and composition.
click samantha
19 Jun 2005 6:00AM
Lovely image!
jeanette 16 9 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 6:14AM
bigheart. 17 9 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 6:15AM
Wow that is Shape.
great work well done.

webjam 16 292 11 Netherlands
19 Jun 2005 6:16AM
The delicate colouring is wonderful - the flower is beautiful, but the shot really makes it!
pingo 16 2
19 Jun 2005 6:20AM
Very nicely presented. neil
tce5 16 61 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 6:24AM
This is stunning Jane. I actually saw one of these yesterday at the local agricultural fair. As usual I went for gerbera's lol.
clairabella 16 92 Austria
19 Jun 2005 6:29AM
What a great find, beautiful flower wonderfully captured.
ptilley 19 11 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 6:50AM
Lovely shot! Paul.
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 6:50AM
Great image and I love your title!

They're unusual flowers - what are they?

edit: I'd be really interested to know what you've done here. I'm assuming it's been quite heavily photoshopped. Would you mind sharing how you did it? I would also love to see the original shot too, to get a comparison.
mr g 16 403 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 7:26AM
Another classic - great effect
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 7:31AM
Mel, its a form of Osteospurnum (I think that's how you spell it? It's basicallly a posh daisy!) It hasn't actually been heavily photoshopped just used curves to lighten the background but I can show you the original if you want. I've got windows alongside one wall of my kitchen and use natural light and 3 pieces of white card. Jane
jthor 18 21 1 Hong Kong
19 Jun 2005 7:56AM
This is beautiful - so sharp in detail and the delicate colours work well against the white background.

When I take pics against a white card, they always seem to look like they've been taken against a white card. How did you avoid having any shadows etc?
conrad 16 10.9k 116
19 Jun 2005 8:18AM
Almost correct, Jane - it's osteospermum, according to the RHS plant finder.

And it's a lovely flower indeed. This kind has lovely spoon-like petal tips, which I like a lot.

And the way you've captured it, is absolutely fabulous. I like the angle, the flower coming in from the left, the negative space on the right. Excellent!

janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 9:19AM
Thanks for looking that up for me Conrad and 'jthor', the trick is not to take photos in bright sunlight as it does cause shadows, use a more muted light and overexpose by +0.3 or 0.7 Jane
tim g 17 13 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 11:18AM
Excellent clarity.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 11:32AM
This is superb Jane. I dont know what sort of flower it is but I love the delicate colours. You have captured it perfectly.
cameragirl 16 43 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 12:10PM
Beautiful shot! Lovely work Jane!
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 12:21PM
stunning jane, well done
solkku 16 25
19 Jun 2005 1:04PM
This is really exquisite work! Wole the details, colours and your presentation. Congrats on a well deserved EC! Clicked.

JuliaB 16 110 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 1:11PM
what groovy petals. Just a fab fab shot.
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 1:32PM
Wow Pete an EC!! Thank you you have made my evening! Thank you to everyone for your encouraging comments 1.99 well spent! Jane
ojjo 16 10
19 Jun 2005 1:51PM
A nice shot, looks almost as if it was digitally manipulated, really great job congrats on EC!

mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 1:58PM
You finally got that EC Jane - incredibly well deserved, it's been a long time coming.

Many congratulations on a very worthy shot that's getting the recognition it deserves.

PS. I'd still love to see the original if you don't mind. You can email me at
starliz 17 1.6k 3 England
19 Jun 2005 2:08PM
very beautiful one posh daisy...well deserved EC congrats.
lemonnelly 18 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 2:31PM
Superb shot - i love it, great colours great shape, Click!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 2:31PM
This image suffers from a cack thumb nail :o) pure quality though when you open it up. Thats three HCs and an EC one after the other! Heres your RC award too ☼☼☼☼☼

hayleyk 16 56 England
19 Jun 2005 4:25PM
dalowsons 17 89 Australia
19 Jun 2005 4:52PM
Great photo and love the tubular petals of the flower.
funkeldink 17 1.6k 1 Australia
19 Jun 2005 5:20PM
awesome ...was taking some shots of the exact same flower yesterday ... dont think i'll bother after seeing this stunner notch
ading 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 10:53PM
Beautiful photo and very clear and sharp. Flawless!!! Congratulations on EC, well deserved!!! Regards, Abdul
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 10:54PM
Thanks again everyone, Mel will e mail the original after work, brilliant start to the week! jane
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
20 Jun 2005 12:34AM
Very architectural. Lovely exposure.
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 12:37AM
This is just superb, exactly what a flower shot ought to be & the EC is well deserved.
The effect is amazing, it almost looks like a painted flower.
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
20 Jun 2005 12:47AM
$1.99 for a $1m shot. Well deserved award as well. Very well taken. click. John
bigheart. 17 9 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 12:54AM
Well done you. and about time.
just new this was a winner.

20 Jun 2005 1:20AM
About time too! Brilliantly done. K.
nigelsharman 18 30 England
20 Jun 2005 1:53AM
Well done on the EC Jane, as has been said, about time! seem to have taken these images to a new level, its been a pleasure to view them.

ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 1:57AM
Lovely shot, well done.
jage 18 2 Wales
20 Jun 2005 2:04AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on the Ec and POTW, well deserved
bigheart. 17 9 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 2:41AM
And now you get the POTW. Just gets better and better.
danphil 17 47
20 Jun 2005 2:48AM
not surprised that it's another part of the now infamous 'photo of the week crew' - sunsets / flowers / animals etc... but still, this is class.
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 3:06AM
Thanks Jane, look forward to seeing the original. Congrats on POTW too - great news!
leedsgh 16 496 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 3:10AM
Beautiful work. Great treatment. Inspiring me to try some floral pics now!!

Nice to see a new edge on a much photographed subject.

magda_indigo 17 418 England
20 Jun 2005 3:11AM
very beautiful, click (*:*)
claudette 17 5
20 Jun 2005 3:12AM
Very classy! Love this... the colour and details are amazing. congratulations on your EC.. well deserved.

Thanks for your comments
tce5 16 61 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 4:01AM
Congrats Jane
Bet this makes a stunning canvas.
csurry 19 9.2k 92
20 Jun 2005 4:27AM
Very nice Jane.

One of the best shots of this type of flower (not even gonna try and spell it) that I've seen. Very good idea, helps isolate the petals which are the beauty of this flower.
JohnHorne 16 1.0k
20 Jun 2005 4:52AM
A stunning image. Reminds me of those painted illustrations in old-fashioned books on plants. Very delicately handled. Click.
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 5:55AM
Beautiful shot! The clarity, detail and colour are quite outstanding! Also the nice clean background is right up Pete's alley so well done on that too!

Carol_f 16 3
20 Jun 2005 6:02AM
Absolutely beautiful. Very well taken
nell 16 23
20 Jun 2005 6:21AM
Wow amazing work,well done on the EC.
Love it.

ejtumman 17 2.8k England
20 Jun 2005 6:26AM
This is gorgeous!!! I love it...

Congrats on the EC

Emma ;o)
ann_g 17 19 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 6:29AM
Superb, congrats. Ann Smile
jthor 18 21 1 Hong Kong
20 Jun 2005 6:43AM
Thanks for answering my question. I'll have a go.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 9:26AM
Just popped back to say well done and congratulations on POTW :o)
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 9:45AM
Should be on a postcard,this is quality work,

Congratulations and so very well deserved.

malleader 18 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 10:47AM
Exceptional image. Well done on you on receiving the awards.
mr g 16 403 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 10:49AM
Congratulations on POTW
Best wishes
alfpics Plus
19 374 4 England
20 Jun 2005 10:51AM
superb, and congrats on POTW
MartinWait 17 95 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 10:58AM
Awesome image!

20 Jun 2005 11:27AM
Many congrats, beautiful image.
martin.w Plus
19 609 28 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 11:35AM
Congrats on the EC and POTW, fully deserved for a fantastic image.,
klewis 17 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 11:43AM
Not my cup of tea, but quality will always shine through. This is pure quality, congratulations on the EC and POTW
debbiehardy 17 363 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 11:58AM
Go Girl!! The canvas can grace one of the walls in your new house!! Well done, Debbie x
Denise 19 279
20 Jun 2005 12:47PM
Very well done, not just on taking such a great image, but also for your EC and POTW.
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 1:17PM
What a wondeful day, thank you so much everyone for your kind comments, Janex
20 Jun 2005 2:54PM
Just beautiful, congratulations!
liparig 16 233 United States
20 Jun 2005 7:21PM
wow fantastic shot
janine_w 16 30
20 Jun 2005 10:26PM
Hi Jane,

A wonderful, modern piece of art.
Congrats on the EC, RC and POTW...
Well done to you!

markharrop 17 191 England
21 Jun 2005 12:02AM
Well Done for the photo of the week Jane!

Great job!!!

vfr400 19 886
21 Jun 2005 1:51AM
Congratulations on a well deserved POTW beautifull treatment of an unusual flower.

park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
21 Jun 2005 3:05AM
wow, this doesn't look real!
21 Jun 2005 3:30AM
hey!! Thats an osteospermum like my picture of a week or two ago! except the petals arent out as much.If you like this flower have a wee look at my pic!I was there first!!!
21 Jun 2005 3:31AM
GingerBadger 16 97 Wales
21 Jun 2005 6:11AM
Exceptional - brings new meaning to flower power.

elikag 16 749
21 Jun 2005 7:13AM
All I left to say is: click. :0)

Ilia Kagan.
collywobles 17 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2005 9:17AM
joggievs 16 3
21 Jun 2005 12:13PM
Excellent! Congratulations.
bassan Plus
18 15
21 Jun 2005 1:07PM
just superb!
flossie 17 1.6k
21 Jun 2005 3:21PM
Well done Jane, you know I really like your work, you deserve this
delta100bw 17 81
21 Jun 2005 9:19PM
Congratulations Jane you deserve this. Good to see the flowers back and I am sure this will look lovely in your new house. bob
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
21 Jun 2005 11:04PM
Well done on photo of the week. Well deservered.
Great image. Love the composition.

TrevorS 16 7
22 Jun 2005 6:09AM
Amazing photo! well done :o)
webjam 16 292 11 Netherlands
22 Jun 2005 10:36AM
Wow Jane!!!! Congratulations on all the awards! You had them coming.... Hope you print a large size picture and hang it in your home - signs of new times 8)

rosie42 16 7 Australia
22 Jun 2005 9:26PM
Congratulations on a fabulous shot - so lovely in its simplicity. Yet another classy image from you, you clever gal! Well done. *click*
Susie :o)
25 Jun 2005 3:19PM
I like this a lot, the intricate detail, composition and the soft colours.

26 Jun 2005 12:31PM
Wonderful photo. Well done
debbiehardy 17 363 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2005 3:23PM
Jane - I hope you've had a lovely week being the POTW...I keep coming back to look at this, it really is very good indeed. Keep smiling! Debbie x
ewoo 16 406
26 Jun 2005 5:10PM
how on earth did you get that effect??

it just doesn't look real??!
suleesia 16 176 Malaysia
27 Jun 2005 5:26AM
stunning! congrats!
Aurora 16 3 England
27 Jun 2005 3:38PM
A really stunning image. Congratulations on the EC.
aglaja 17 5
27 Jun 2005 7:09PM
you have very nice collection of flower's pictures in your portfolio, it was a pleasure to visit,
best regardsSmile
ian_w 16 22 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2005 12:38AM
I think I must have missed this the first time round. Absolutely brilliant!
plugin 16 1 Canada
3 Sep 2005 10:26AM
WOW.. spectacular!
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
15 Sep 2005 8:31AM
Hi Jane,
Just some questions after having Malcolm to comment on one of my osteospermum shots.
Is this a cropped or uncropped version? Where did you focus at? What is the aperture you used?

afyfe 17 270
11 Feb 2006 10:24AM
you must be bored of more feedback, but this is simply superb, the subtle tones of the flower, the sharpness of the centre, and the composition makes this something which is very very special.
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2006 11:20AM
Thanks 'Afyfe' trust me I never get bored of feedback! Smile) jane
cattyal Plus
16 9.2k 6 England
1 May 2006 7:21AM
You know, I've just realised that I never have clicked on this picture - not that you need any more Smile

Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
24 Jun 2006 10:30PM
Your elegance in making pictures from photos is present here...just simply beautiful...Congrats!
25 Jul 2006 4:28PM
Wow, the simplicity of this flower is just lovely. Love the colors and lighting is beautiful...
Raindancer 15 20 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2007 2:52PM
Absolutely stunning, looks just like a botanical drawing with perfect shape and colouring. Well worth all of the awards....

tonvic 13
24 May 2008 6:29PM
AEasthope67 15 46 England
30 May 2008 8:16AM
Brilliant - not much else to say really. The awards speak for themselves, not bad for 1.99!! Smile. Andy
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:50PM
No comments for six months then three all at once, just like buses!! I have no idea how I have missed this gem previously Jane, it's gorgeous
hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
18 Jul 2008 2:28PM
I think this is my favourite picture of a flower ever, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful..

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