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Crocus - cruelty to

By cattyal  
Playing with the Crocus today - I should have been doing many of the items on my 'to do' list but it's so nice out there that I spent much of the morning ferreting about in the undergrowth tidying, tying back stuff and deliberating what to do with bits of the garden.

Then I thought I'd better take a few crocus pics as by the time I get home from work during the week they've closed up so the weekend is the only opportunity I have. I only picked three - pics of them will doubtless follow in due course - but decided to dig one up - it's now back in the pot hopefully none the worse for its ordeal.

I can't decide which one I prefer so you're getting both.......

Tags: Blue Flower Crocus Bulb Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated

Voters: DOGSBODY, Richsr, KarenFB and 32 more

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Comments


Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
11 Mar 2012 4:45PM
Good botanical details and lighting Alison.

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JackAllTog Plus
6 4.3k 58 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 4:48PM
Super sacrifice to the cause - hope you repotted him afterwards Smile v2 for me.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 4:54PM
V2 for me nicely presented.
Rob
11 Mar 2012 5:10PM
V2 for me, excellent work.
cattyal Plus
10 7.4k 6 England
11 Mar 2012 5:17PM
Thanks everyone - once again I've picked the wrong version to upload first Smile
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
11 Mar 2012 5:39PM
V2 for me too Alison,I like the curve of the stem & all of the roots are in the frame....could have done with a wash though Wink
cattyal Plus
10 7.4k 6 England
11 Mar 2012 5:52PM
Damn - you're all right you know - V2 is the better of the two - ho hum....... Smile

Actually I did rinse the roots off just to see how they looked and it didn't really work - they all kinda clumped together and even when I tried to mess them up a bit they still looked wrong.
yep i agree with everyone! v2 is the best Grin, i think it is a very unusual and unique shot
JenniCh Plus
10 32 2 England
11 Mar 2012 7:17PM
A Lovely and unusual image, close run thing but I also think V2 just has the edge ........... Jenni
sherring Plus
8 46 13 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 7:18PM
V2 Alison.

Oh by the way, I would take a look at the background in version 1.
You have missed a bit just below the tip of the lower leaf. Wink

Steve.
cattyal Plus
10 7.4k 6 England
11 Mar 2012 7:34PM
Right - I'm going to wait a week or so and then upload V2 on its own Smile

I've inspected the pic Steve - even duped the layer and used exclusion and can't for the life of me see what I've missed. It can only be a mark on the background as the only thing I've done with this is eliminate the nylon thread it was hanging by, added a bit of lucis and tweaked the curves somewhat. I do know I'm in dire need of a new sheet of white colourmatt Sad
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
11 Mar 2012 8:08PM
Well I guess I am the contrarian....I like v1. It is a more stately composition, giving the plant more room to stretch.
11 Mar 2012 8:31PM
Lovely shots.

Andy
12 Mar 2012 2:40AM
Beautiful.........Sandy

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