My 'Preference'

By CaroleS
Dahlia 'Preference' captured at Lanhydrock House.

Back to floral shots today as it is my birthday tomorrow and Nick and I shall be out all day, trying out a new limited edition Pentax lens I have treated myself to. Just hope the light is reasonable.

Thank you all for recent comments and votes.

Best wishes

Tags: Dahlia Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Jan 2013 1:39PM
Beautifully presented, Carole. Happy birthday for tomorrow, hope it all goes well.


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ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
9 Jan 2013 1:42PM
My WORD. Hands down, one of THE most stellar floral portraits I have EVER seen, Carole.

Happy Birthday in advance!

Andrew Smile
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 1:42PM
A delicate and lovely image
Have a great day tomorrow
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Jan 2013 1:43PM

Many Happy Returns come tomorrow.

wow lovely photo like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
9 Jan 2013 1:50PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Patti SmileSmileSmile
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
9 Jan 2013 1:57PM
Happy birthday with the new lens, hope you'll enjoy both tomorrow! A gorgeous dahlia shot, so well done as usual!
9 Jan 2013 2:24PM
Stunning,and beautiful..Lin
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
9 Jan 2013 2:27PM
Absolutely stunning, Carole, and well worthy of the awards, and more. Happy birthday for tomorrow, and have a wonderful day Smile Carol
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 2:35PM
Superb image and happy birthday for tomorrow, good luck with the lens, have fun.
9 Jan 2013 2:39PM
So beautiful and well presented.......GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 3:34PM
Beautiful Carole. Like a fine oil painting.

Happy birthday tomorrow. Mine on Friday. Smile

boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 3:38PM
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 4:09PM
Gorgeous shot !!...faultless quality.......

Enjoy your day tomorrow Carole.........
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Jan 2013 4:25PM
First of all, Happy Birthday for tomorrow, Carole, hope it's a good one! Grin
This a cracking capture, and combined with the beautiful presentation, makes it a winner with me, and I'm just going to have to part with my UA....Wink
Trev Smile
Wow top class capture, the detail is amazing so well presented. many happy returns for tomorrow.

banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3494 Canada
9 Jan 2013 5:24PM
Beautiful image, well done.

AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:27PM
You've processed this perfectly Carol! Congrats in all the awards and best wishes for a happy birthday tomorrow - I hope you have a great day.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:34PM
fantastic work carole brilliant detail love the bg too a stunner nice one Wink
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:44PM
Have another trophyGrin Its a gem!!!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Jan 2013 5:46PM
SUPERB, Carole.
9 Jan 2013 5:57PM
Fab' piece of work Carole, this is you doing what you're best at Smile

John Smile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
9 Jan 2013 6:06PM
Superb focus and exposure Carol. You have given a powerful image which is rightfully gathering and attracting a lot of awards.GrinGrin
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
9 Jan 2013 6:08PM
Wonderful work Carole.

9 Jan 2013 6:23PM

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 Jan 2013 6:57PM
One word STUNNING Carole, happy birthday.


pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 7:37PM
The awards say it all, Carole, love what you've done with this dahlia.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 7:48PM
Outstanding shot and processing here Carole...have a great day tomorrow
and fun with your new toy
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 8:00PM
Many happy returns for tomorrow, Carole

Hope you have a good 'unWink

What a superb upload and some well deserved awards tooTongue

9 Jan 2013 8:10PM
So very beautiful.

pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 8:40PM
Well presented Carole, have a great birthday and hope the lens gives good photos for you, Peter..
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 9:04PM
Super image, love the background.
Regards, Alf.
9 Jan 2013 10:24PM
First class shot well done
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
9 Jan 2013 10:42PM
Congratulations for ALL those awards, too many to count!
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 10:45PM
Well Carole looks like being a great birthday for you with all these User Awards -
a stunning image.Beautifully sharp and love the little buds.
B/g perfect.
Have a great birthday.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
10 Jan 2013 4:50AM
This is a stunning and most excellent photo Carole !! very very well done indeed !! may you enjoy a happy birthday today with lots of spoiling from family and friends Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
10 Jan 2013 7:37AM
The number of User Awards says it all

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 8:32AM
Happy birthday nd congratulations for getting so many well deserved awards.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 9:28AM
Happy Birthday for Tomorrow...

Very nice work again...

10 Jan 2013 11:17AM
Happy Birthday Carole, one super image,
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
10 Jan 2013 12:02PM
I hope your new lens can produce work like this. Excellent.
7 9 10 England
10 Jan 2013 12:20PM
Very lovely Carole and have a very happy birthday.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
10 Jan 2013 1:36PM
Superb - beautiful detailed flower on a well textured bg. Congrats Carole.
Terrific shot Smile
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 6:50PM
Glorious image Carole! Congrats on all the well deserved awards, hope you've had a wonderful birthday x
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:08PM
Fantastic image Carole. Have a great day tomorrowSmileSmileSmileSmile
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 9:46PM
Exquisite work Carole. Smile
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 11:03AM
Fantastic shot, superb detail and colours and I love the presentation

Tibetan 4 3 England
11 Jan 2013 1:37PM
Excellent photo of this excellent flower love it, many happy returns for tomorrow, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mondmagu 6 74 Ireland
11 Jan 2013 2:20PM
Thats a beauty Carole,lovely rich colour and the bg texture is fab.

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Jan 2013 2:27PM
Very beautiful .. excellent background, too.
Sorry, this is a very late happy birthday, I was very tired yesterday after work, just cooked the meal and went to sleep.
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
11 Jan 2013 4:45PM
Back on safe ground with a beauty Carole ,hope you had a good birthday and best wishes from us all. Neil ,Joan and Charlotte.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
11 Jan 2013 8:50PM
I have a feeling that this is a very popular work of photographic art.

Happy Birthday !

It's mine on Monday.

T'old Rock
12 Jan 2013 6:39PM
Absolutely gorgeous!

Happy Birthday
12 Jan 2013 10:13PM
Simply beautiful. Worthy of all the awards.
13 Jan 2013 12:33PM
This really is very beautiful and so deserving of all the awards Carole........Sandy
13 Jan 2013 5:17PM
No wonder you got all those awards Carole, here's another one!!! Hope you had a good birthday. Lou
16 Jan 2013 3:20PM
One of Dad's favourites. I used to know its name but time has passed and so has the name.... Beautiful.

19 Jan 2013 12:04PM
Absolutely stunning, superb detail and texture work Grin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Jan 2013 7:21PM
So beautiful and artistic and presented to perfection, I had a number of this variety growing in my back garden until early November when the first frosts of the year killed them
24 Jan 2013 1:36PM
Beautiful !


and a belated Many Happy Returns

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