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By DolphinLady
Thought I would upload this lovely Cistus for you, until I can sort through all the pics I took while in Cornwall at the Eden project.
I really like this Cistus as it looks so much like crumpled tissue paper.
Such a pretty flower, but only lasts about a day, when others bloom to take their place.
I hope you like it.
The weather has just, in the last hour, turned from yukky cold mist to lovely sunshine, so am looking forward to getting out into the garden.
Hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend....I had a lovely time in Cornwall.

Thank you so much for your comments on my Black Star, really appreciated.

Take care, & enjoy the rest of the weekend break.
Hilary Smile

Tags: Flowers Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Cistus Rock rose Sun rose Decumbens Dansereaui

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A beautifully detailed capture, it does look like crumpled tissue.


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25 May 2008 2:31PM
stunning shot saw these at garden centre yesterday but got aquiliga instead glad you had nice time in cornwall look forward to your uploads Dawn
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
25 May 2008 2:46PM
Great design on this pretty flower-- tons of detail captured--excellent work!

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 2:55PM
A lovely close-up.

Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
25 May 2008 2:57PM
What a wonderful capture, so well presented.
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
25 May 2008 3:40PM
It does look like paper, or creased linen !
Lovely close detail. Well done.

25 May 2008 4:35PM
lovely details of an unusual flower........
This is beautiful Hilary. Love the papery texture.
Smile Lucy
25 May 2008 5:08PM
Good detail Hilary , well done

a lovely image
fatmod Plus
11 22 England
25 May 2008 5:48PM
superbly captured image
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
25 May 2008 6:42PM

Quote:looks just like crumpled tissue paper

That was my immediate thought Hilary. The papery look produces a wonderful image. Very well captured.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 7:29PM
very nicely taken a lovely flower with loads of good detail and good use of dof
25 May 2008 7:33PM
The crumpled tissue paper analogy works well for me - a lovely image Hilary.

dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 8:33PM
Hilary this is so looks good enough to eat ! The markings on the petals are really lovely aren't they ! I hope you are having a really good Bank Holiday.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 9:54PM
What a super capture. Incredible detail.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 10:00PM
It just needs a good iron, Hilary.
I found the white ones more difficult to photograph, so admire your image very much. The centres remind me of turtles!
25 May 2008 10:49PM
Looks almost as you so rightly say like paper Hilary. A lovely image.
exposure Plus
13 5.3k England
25 May 2008 11:33PM
A Beautiful exposure Hilary and great detail in the newly opened Petals.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
26 May 2008 12:35AM
Wonderful exposure, light and detail Hilary, you've captured this flower's delicate beauty perfectly.
chrissd Plus
12 304 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 5:40AM
crackingly sharp Hilary, spot on
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 8:39AM
hi Hilary, exposure spot on here
Keith Smile
rmr Plus
10 1 Wales
26 May 2008 9:20AM
super capture ,lovely colours
26 May 2008 9:32AM
Great macro

newy17 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 11:45AM
It looks like tissue paper Hilary Nicely composed and captured,
bfgstew Plus
11 668 105 England
26 May 2008 3:59PM
You have captured the delicacy of this perfectly Hilary, beautiful.
26 May 2008 3:59PM
Delightful shot. beautiful gallery. Sylvia
26 May 2008 4:08PM
a really lovely shot... first one I have seen...

(loved the email... my first laugh of the day Wink )
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
26 May 2008 4:24PM
Nice texture
26 May 2008 5:27PM
Hi Hilary
I'm fond of your photo-presence in my life:
-your beautiful photos;
-your warm comments;
-your lovely tokens of attention!
Thank you very much!
26 May 2008 11:19PM
A lovely shot, you've captured the texture of the petals so well
KKmoments Plus
11 12 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 11:30PM
Superb detail and lovely lighting... those petals really do look like crepe paper, so fragile and yet so perfect.... well shot, can't wait to see more from your travels... Karen Smile
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
27 May 2008 3:35AM
Wonderfully handled details in the white. A beauty of a flower.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 10:36AM
Remarkable texture in the white petals Hilary, excellent exposure for the lighting conditions,
piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
27 May 2008 11:29PM
Well caught - love the creases on the petals.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 4:41PM
A real beauty, nice textures in the petals. Super shot,

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