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By Aurora
Christmas 2005 I was given this amaryllis bulb. It wasn't until I was searching in the loft for decorations for this Christmas, that I realised that the poor amaryllis bulb had been accidently filed with other decorations and had been sitting in my loft for 12 months, dry as a bone. I really did feel quite guilty and began to water and care for it immediately. Much to my surprise some seven weeks later it produced these beautiful flowers. Nature is so patient and so very rewarding, I was thrilled to bits and felt I must share it with you.

The view is so much bettter larger F11

Tags: Flowers and plants Amaryllis Pot plant Flame red

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pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2007 10:15PM
What a beautiful colour and you've really done it justice here. I was feeling sorry for a bulb !!?? You nearly had me BLUBbing...

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taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
26 Jan 2007 12:56AM
Thanks for sharing-- Now I know what to do with my bulb that is languihing-- This is such a splendid image-- color and drop --great!

CP_01 10 1
26 Jan 2007 1:19AM
WOw...this is amazing..
I like the angle of this, and the dark shading!
Great work.
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 5:36AM
lovely portrayal, great shot
AlanBW 10 20 England
26 Jan 2007 7:42AM
Superb colour and light
Blenkinsopp 10 320 4 England
26 Jan 2007 8:14AM
lovely shot
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Briwooly 10 452 5 England
26 Jan 2007 8:16AM
Great close up with wonderful colour

Rogerex 9 32 12 Australia
26 Jan 2007 10:11AM
Beautiful colours, looks so good against the black background. Well done.
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 11:46AM
ah: and it is lovely. Once bought one of these for Uncle James, he loved it he took 3X36 transparencies of it. Well, this is a lovely shot, nice and clear, well-placed.Well done!!

26 Jan 2007 11:58AM
Superb presentation with great lighting and colour Barbara. Have a good weekend.

Bluke 11 303 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 12:44PM
well presentated... excellent on with the lighting...

Portknockie 11 48 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 4:08PM
Barbara...the flower is the bright colour and the lighting is superb...

Great story and a happy ending as wellSmile

thorn 11 124 2 Scotland
26 Jan 2007 7:37PM
Hi Barbara,
lovely lighting,texture,vibrant colour/tones,detail and exposure,i like a happy ending.
Take care.AnnSmile
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
27 Jan 2007 1:50AM
Nice lighting, well taken, the detail, color and highlights are on the money! Spot on! Click!!!

BertC 9 29 Malta
27 Jan 2007 6:30PM
Lovely colour & texture Barbara.
TonyA 11 11 Spain
29 Jan 2007 12:46PM
Lovely shot. Great colors, composition and razor sharp. The dark background gives the flower a perfect atmosphere.

Desh_M 11 387
30 Jan 2007 6:07AM
creative lighting, wonderful colours
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
30 Jan 2007 8:35AM
A very different and beautiful aspect of this Amaryliss Barbara . Lighting is first class . Lovely glowing colours xx

Have been off the air for a week !! My grandson will instal PS and my pictures tonight and I'll be away again . xx
30 Jan 2007 3:32PM
Wonderful colour and texture, lovely shot Barbara ... superb lighting.


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