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By gingerdelight    
This image was also taken at our friend's open garden event, this was such a beautiful clematis - maybe someone knows the name of it? The bloom was about the size of a saucer! I have darkened the background to show the bloom to full effect but I did not want a completely black background, I wanted some sign of the leaves surrounding it.

Thank you for all your comments regarding my last upload, and for your constructive comments - much appreciated. I promise I will try to catch up soon!


Tags: Flower Clematis Flowers and plants Large Bloom Floral Climber

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Jun 2012 8:40PM
Vyvyan Pennell possibly. Beautifully captured, Carol.


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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 8:44PM
wonderful colours and detail carol a blooming cracker nice one Wink
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
27 Jun 2012 8:57PM
7 10 10 England
27 Jun 2012 9:28PM
Beautifully processed image Carol.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 10:01PM
A fine way to present this beautiful double clematis bloom, Carol, showing the b/g but subtly subdued.
Very nicely done.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 10:18PM
A fine colour Carol.
And you must be very posh if you use saucers ?
And I bet you are so posh,you do not pour the spillage in the saucer back into your cup !!
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 10:22PM
Beautiful image Carol.
It is good to have hint of background leaves but
always hard to balance.your vignette helps to achieve
the focus being on the lovely clematis.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
27 Jun 2012 10:28PM
Wonderful light and colour a beauty nice one
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 10:40PM
Very nice image Carol, It looks lovely with a litle green arround..
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 12:41AM
Superb image Carol
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 2:27AM
Beautiful! Really like what you've done with the bg and the floweritself stands out so well against the dark tones.


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 3:39AM
Wonderful flower, lovely colour, excellent vignette.
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
28 Jun 2012 5:40AM

Quote:Vyvyan Pennell possibly. Beautifully captured, Carol.


I agree with Dave on the name of the clematis, such a beautiful flower, and perfectly captured and presented. Carol
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 8:43AM
Great shot.
moiral 6 12 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 9:52AM
Beautifully captured and great against the dark bg. Moira
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
28 Jun 2012 10:32AM
Yes that's a beautiful bloom so well taken
and presented.
I really like the hint of foliage and darker surround
showing off the mauve flower to its best.

28 Jun 2012 12:32PM
subtle image very pleasing to the eye

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Jun 2012 3:09PM
A very beautiful flower, Carol, and so beautifully lit and presented Smile
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Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 5:22PM
Lovely shot !!!....& so crisp !!!
ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
29 Jun 2012 11:05AM
Your shot and processing of this is PERFECTION, Carol. I keep staring and staring at this and it's so hard to take my eyes away from this.

Baffles me that this has no award...


Suehh 9 39 6 England
29 Jun 2012 5:57PM
Lovely presentation Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:40AM
A very pretty clematis, I have not seen that one before.
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 12:35PM
Beautiful image
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
1 Jul 2012 8:05AM
Strangely beautiful.

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
2 Jul 2012 11:29AM
Came back for another look as I liked this one so much: noticed I had forgotten to vote.
Error now corrected!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
2 Jul 2012 11:47PM
Simply beautiful Carol, the vignetting works perfectly

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