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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 2:44PM
What an unusual flowerGrinGrin
Beautiful shot!

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 2:52PM
A wonderful find Annette - v1 is definitely my favourite SmileSmile
jdinne 14 16 England
1 Feb 2013 3:01PM
Both excellent Annette but V1 is stunning.

1 Feb 2013 3:03PM
fine captures V1 wins hands down

1 Feb 2013 3:07PM
Two unique photos Annette - something I have never seen ! That flower is magnificent and the leaf on which the hopper sits is stunning in its own right Smile
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2013 3:15PM
What a gorgeous flower, Annette, one I've never seen but would love to. A very pleasing grasshopper, too, nicely marked and well captured. Carol
1 Feb 2013 3:25PM
A real beauty.......GrinGrinjavascript:;
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 3:27PM
A stunning flower wonderfully captured, whilst the rather strange looking creature fascinates me.

Regards Nathan
A lovely duo of exotic shots Annette. Brilliant. Don
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 3:41PM
Very exotic! I do like the lotus pods once the flowers have gone.
johnke Plus
5 223 15
1 Feb 2013 3:54PM
Beautiful and well presented.
1 Feb 2013 4:03PM
Two fantastic images, Annette and so well displayed!

boov Plus
5 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 4:05PM
1 Feb 2013 4:10PM
Two great shots Annette. Fantastic finds! I'm drooling over that beautiful and unusual flower! It wins hands down against the prettily marked 'hopper. SmileSmile

vickyf Plus
12 8 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 4:31PM
Magnificent, and beautifully presented as well.
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 4:58PM
Both great images but of course V1 is so very beautiful, there never was any doubt as to my favourite! How wonderful to find in a canal. Over here it would most likely be a discarded supermarket trolly!

V1 is beautiful Annette, lovely colour and presentation.
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
1 Feb 2013 5:37PM
Two nice images - Flower colour is super!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 5:41PM
Two excellent captures, Annette: love that unusual bloom at V 1......beautiful soft lighting and very fine detail and textures in the petals.
And a fine macro shot of the 'hopper'.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 6:15PM
the stunning v1 for me today annette top shot Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 6:24PM
Pleased to be 30 for these exotic beauties.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
1 Feb 2013 6:26PM
Both deserve to be standalone images. Impressive photography.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Feb 2013 6:40PM
V2 would not show-- but v1 is masterful-- tremndously fine light --so very beautiful!
l1z Plus
5 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 7:17PM
beautiful Smile
Wonderful luminosity.

tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 8:18PM
A wonderful coloured beastie in V2Smile

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:55PM
What a beauty, so glad you stopped, that centre is amazing.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
1 Feb 2013 10:40PM
Very nice light, wonderful colors and perfect comp., Annette. I like your image border as well.
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 11:10PM
Both fantastic Annette - keep them coming
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Feb 2013 11:16PM
A very different plant to the usual.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 11:25PM
Good close up of the hopper and wonderful image of the lotus flower.
Very sharp and that centre is like a miniature watering can.
Nice images. V1 for me.

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
2 Feb 2013 10:02AM that's a great shot of that beautiful lotus (I LOVE loti and have always found them very photogenic too), Annette. Good capture of that large grasshopper too. I haven't seen one in ages. We used to get 'em every now and then when I was a kid. We always called 'em locusts 'cos of their size. I just Googled 'locust' and found out that it's a swarming phase of a type of grasshopper! You've made me learn something new Smile

2 Feb 2013 11:08AM
A couple of good captures.
tonyng Plus
7 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 1:07PM
Lovely shots Annette. These are quite abundant over there but are taken for granted by non-photographers. I agree with the others that flowers are very photogenic.
Really enjoying your adventure. Sylvia
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
5 Feb 2013 6:38PM
Beauty and the beast from you tonight Annette, V1 is simply stunning
7 Feb 2013 6:31PM
beautiful flower shot.
Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Feb 2013 2:39PM
Excellent photo's like the sacred lotus flower would look great in my ponds lol. love both shots Annette. you must be having a great time regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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