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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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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Jun 2012 8:40PM
Vyvyan Pennell possibly. Beautifully captured, Carol.


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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 8:44PM
wonderful colours and detail carol a blooming cracker nice one Wink
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
27 Jun 2012 8:57PM
9 10 10 England
27 Jun 2012 9:28PM
Beautifully processed image Carol.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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 11 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
7 41 114 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 8 3 Netherlands
27 Jun 2012 10:28PM
Wonderful light and colour a beauty nice one
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 10:40PM
Very nice image Carol, It looks lovely with a litle green arround..
28 Jun 2012 12:41AM
Superb image Carol
EAS 9 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
10 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 3:39AM
Wonderful flower, lovely colour, excellent vignette.
CarolG 11 199 20 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 9 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 8:43AM
Great shot.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 9:52AM
Beautifully captured and great against the dark bg. Moira
BarbaraR 12 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
9 12 12 England
28 Jun 2012 3:09PM
A very beautiful flower, Carol, and so beautifully lit and presented Smile
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Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 5:22PM
Lovely shot !!!....& so crisp !!!
ChiliMan 11 135 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 11 39 6 England
29 Jun 2012 5:57PM
Lovely presentation Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:40AM
A very pretty clematis, I have not seen that one before.
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 12:35PM
Beautiful image
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
1 Jul 2012 8:05AM
Strangely beautiful.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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 12 255 2 England
2 Jul 2012 11:47PM
Simply beautiful Carol, the vignetting works perfectly

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