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S_Psharma 5 1 India
6 Dec 2013 3:47AM
Beautiful images v1 seems better.

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abeeror2 5 23 Australia
6 Dec 2013 4:00AM
Both lovely great shots, v2 gets the big thumbs up from down under!
Herman, I have just heard the news. My deepest condolences on the death of Mandela! one of the great leaders we will ever see.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Dec 2013 4:07AM
I haven't heard it on the radio yet, a great person indeed. LOvely flowers also

Beautiful shot Herman, Lou
ukgubbi 6 5 India
6 Dec 2013 4:45AM
You are presenting this lovely bouquet to us. Sad about your great leader. I was in Johansberg last November and saw his statue as well as that of Mahatma gandhi's. Great world leaders.
6 Dec 2013 4:53AM
both are beautiful.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 4:59AM
Love the way you've presented this Herman. Grin Peter.
A nice artistic touch to this magic capture of V1. Well done Herman.
Very sorry about Nelson Mandela!Sad --- --- --- --- --- --- Very lovely flower-images though !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
6 Dec 2013 5:55AM
Two beautiful images Herman!
Sad news indeed. He will be remembered!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 6:13AM
Two beautiful shots.

It is a sad time for the world herman. Mandela was a great inspiration to us all.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Dec 2013 6:16AM
A fine pair of images, Herman, and a sad loss for SA, no-one will forget him. Carol
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
6 Dec 2013 6:45AM
A lovely bloom Herman on a sad day.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 6:48AM
two belters herman wonderful detail super tones and colours v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
6 Dec 2013 6:54AM
Two lovely images H. A sad day, one that will be remembered around the word. As will the man.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:12AM
A lovely image Herman - do you know their colour can change dependent on the soil - acidic or alkaline?
Sad day for the world - an iconic figure who was a true inspiration - '...I have a dream...'.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:22AM
Beautiful shots and so sorry to hear of Nelson's passing a great man with a wonderful smile.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:29AM
Yes he was a legend and there will never be anyone quite like him in the future. he achieved immense things for SA. Great images. V1 for me love the presentation. paul
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
6 Dec 2013 7:31AM
Hi from Adelaide Herman...already 6 pm here...had a full hot day. Two beautiful images, you are becoming quite the flower photographer ..GrinGrin....yes a sad day for us with the death of Nelson Mandela. Sad both cricket teams are wearing black arm bands here today and had a minutes silence...very touching
6 Dec 2013 7:40AM
V2 for me Herman. A super image and wonderful texture in the petals GrinGrin

6 Dec 2013 7:52AM
Two beautiful images Herman,
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 8:46AM
Two gorgeous captures Herman, you have handled the delicate, pastel shades very well.

Two beautiful images Herman but for me I love V2 best.

Mary Grin
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
6 Dec 2013 8:59AM
Your pictures are up to your exceptional standard, Herman.

There is a statue of Mandela outside Parliament in the UK.
The greatest man in my lifetime I think.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 9:08AM
A lovely flower well taken.Smile

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
6 Dec 2013 9:13AM
Love the fange of colours that Hydrangea can give you...two great shots GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 9:51AM
Two lovely images Herman
First image is my choice
very sad about Nelson Mandela
6 Dec 2013 9:54AM
Love v1, so delicate & beautiful.
6 Dec 2013 10:32AM

Quote:Herman, I have just heard the news. My deepest condolences on the death of Mandela! one of the great leaders we will ever see.


The first I heard was here and I join with Peter and others in mourning the death of one of the truly great men that ever walked this earth.

Your Hydrangea images are superb, Herman. Well up to your normal standards.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Dec 2013 10:47AM
Like both but V2 just edging in front Herman. RIP Nelson a great man.


jdinne 15 16 England
6 Dec 2013 10:55AM
Both excellent Herman slightly prefer V1 a wonderful presentation.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 11:27AM
Two beautiful images Herman, love them both

6 Dec 2013 12:00PM
So sorry for the loss on M. N., a sad day for the entire worldSad V2 for me, beautifully presentedSmileSmile
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
6 Dec 2013 1:09PM
The hydrangea is beautiful in all seasons, a perfect floral tribute to one of the great men of the 20th century.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 1:26PM
A beautiful tribute to a very great man who will be mourned world over,

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 1:31PM
2 great images Herman, one of my wifes favorite flowersSmile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Dec 2013 1:57PM
Your nation is greatly enriched by Mr. Mandela-- Sad to hear of his passing----Let his good work continue! and your hydrangea is beautifully photographed!
Herman your photos are getting better than each day GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

lovely captures

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 5:48PM
Two most impressive floral compositions Herman. Image number two for me please...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
6 Dec 2013 6:10PM
Outstanding blooms and man, Herman.

6 Dec 2013 6:12PM
Excellent captures of this beautiful flower, wonderful presented !
6 Dec 2013 6:17PM
Two beauties, Herman!
V2 is stunning.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Dec 2013 7:23PM
Two lovely images HermanSmile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:36PM
V2 my fave here Herman, lovely image!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:52PM
Two lovely imagesSmile

Two lovely shots Herman. Cathy
jacquig 4 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 10:18PM
There is a lovely freshness to these two images. I love the soft tones of v1 all working together, but equally v2's vibrant contrasting colours are really striking. Smile
Very sad news about Nelson Mandela.
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
6 Dec 2013 11:09PM
V1 is a purely pale and delicate one. V2 is my favourite though.
Beautifully taken……..WinkWinkWink
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Dec 2013 1:03AM
Two excellent images, Herman. I love both of them.
Passing away of Nelson Mandela, although inevitable, is a great loss. He will always be remembered with great respect not only by his own nation but also by all the nations of the world.
Beautiful Herman... love V2.. great hydrangeas are nearly in full colour now...Purple mine are.. they are such an eyecatcher Grin

Lynette Grin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
7 Dec 2013 7:30AM
WOW to V2!! I've never seen hydrangea at that stage and you've taken a GORGEOUS shot of it there, Herman.

Very nice SmileSmile

6 3 8 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2013 2:54PM
......and this one too!WinkGrin
Potra 5 Venezuela
11 Dec 2013 4:31AM
V2 is absolutely spectacular Herman!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 1:14AM
Both such good images, perfect for such a tribute of this very special man...

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