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Dyffryn Gardens Cactus

By achieverswales
Thank you all for your very positive comments yesterday, at my age the last thing I want is nasty emails just for trying to help people improve their photography, I was thinking to be honest of leaving the site, but after yesterdays comments by you all I will continue to give comments and try to help people to improve! But still will not say a photograph is good if it is not.

Today some more Cactus and flowers grown in the Cactus house in Dyffryn Gardens.

Kindest regards


Tags: Macro Cactus Brazil Mexico Flowers and plants Dyffryn gardens

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26 Aug 2012 11:11AM
Are V1 and 2 the same?...V1 looks like one of those colouful plants that you see in fish tanks great colour and details Trevor...V4 my winner today. Keep up the good work and comments,


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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 Aug 2012 11:16AM
Hi Graham Mate, subtle difference! Look at the background.


Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
26 Aug 2012 11:20AM
I especially like V1 for its great colours and detail; wonderful image Trev.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Aug 2012 11:22AM
A rather stunning cactus, Trev, and very well captured, as are this whole set. Glad you have changed your mind about leaving ePZ, we all seem to go through periods when we wonder what we are doing here, then things get back on an even keel and we wonder what all the fuss was about Smile Carol
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 11:22AM
I can't differeniate bewtween V1 & V2. It is lovely cactus and well composed image.
V3 - two flowers on diagonal, filling the frame beautifully.b/g leaves nicely defocussed.
V4 - this is the kind of flower I find least easy to compose - the largest bloom dominates quite nicely
with good detailin leaves and flower.
V5 - my favourite of this set - good composition with flower against dark b/g.
Cactus leaves and 'fringed' edges beautifully detailed.
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 11:43AM
Great set.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
26 Aug 2012 11:43AM
V1 is wonderful with all that detail and the patterns of the spines.
I have learned a lot on this site, and critique is one of the very positive attributes of this site when it is given. I enjoy your comments and critiques. I quite agree, if you don't want to hear what others think of your photo, don't put it up in a public forum. Keep up the good work!
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
26 Aug 2012 12:02PM
sharp in more ways than one. lovely images.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Aug 2012 12:15PM
Think I prefer V 2 to V 1, Trev......not so sure the blue creeping in V 1 fits........V 2 seems to be more colour harmonious. But the patterns created by that alloe are wonderful and the details are so well captured.
Love V 3 and the orchid at V4 is beautifully captured.
26 Aug 2012 12:33PM
Beautiful superb close ups Trev, love them all with their splendid colours and fine detail.

26 Aug 2012 12:56PM
Like all these Trev, V1 a slight favourite,
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 12:59PM
Not sure about V1 and V2 but only because I have just ditched one of these from my conservatory. Love that bright blast of colour in V3 and also that well captured orchid in V4.SmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 1:03PM
Another fine set Trev and I'm glad you've decided to stay.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
26 Aug 2012 1:16PM
This is a great detailed set with v2 being my favourite with all the matching colours,and great texture.
Glad to hear that you changed your mind about leaving the site as I am looking foreward every day to see your brilliant photos,And I also look foreward to your comments on my photos,as you have been verry helpful since I joined.Keep on sending honest comments as that's the best way for us all to learn.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 1:37PM
Torn between 3, 4 & 5, but 3 wins just by a smidge on composition and colour for me.

Glad to hear that you have decided to stay.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 1:46PM
Has to be V2 and definitely V4 such detailed images
must say would not like to fall on one though.. looks a bit spiky
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 3:02PM
An extremely impressive set of images Trev, Image Number II gets my humble vote simply because of the delicious striking colours.

Regards Nathan
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Aug 2012 3:47PM
A fine set, Trev, and think V3 & V4 have to be my faves Wink
Trev Smile
26 Aug 2012 4:06PM
my eyes now good Trevor can see the difference now must have been too early on a Sunday nothing to do with them being blood shot!!!

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 4:48PM
We are on this site to try and improve ... you have helped me endless times ...THANKYOU
8 10 10 England
26 Aug 2012 5:32PM
When I saw V1 I thought we were in an aquarium with exotic plants waving and weaving around - and honestly Trev I've only had one glass of sherry!!
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
26 Aug 2012 7:38PM
The 'aquarium' effect of v1 looks great to me Trev, and the plant has more space to breathe than in v2. 3 & 5 are close runners up, but not so keen on the bg of v4.
26 Aug 2012 8:34PM
I have difficulties with choice, Trev...they all are perfect!Smile
Regards Valery
26 Aug 2012 9:41PM
Trevor. I was sad to hear that you had been thinking of leaving the site, but understand your feelings, I have considered going twice.
A great set. I see the difference in V1 (blue in background) and V2 (brown). but only a snapshotter would see this. Eric. Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Aug 2012 8:09PM
A cracking compilation of cacti images, what a wonderful array of varieties and all captures containing such pin sharp detail, excellent clarity and colours

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