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Oddities

By WhiteRose1  
A big, big thankyou for all the responses to my Tower Bridge mini-series. "I'll be back"Grin, but for now, a return to the Floriade Flower Festival in the Netherlands. As this is Sunday I thought I'd show a few of the 'Oddities', the more quirky exhibits, of the show.

v1 - the Dutch version of the Eden Project's mud giant.

v2 - the 'Water Dome' - no scale (pun intended) but this sculpture was about 30ft high.

v3 - a tribute to the Tour de France, but my tribute to the GB Olympic cycling team Smile

v4 - I couldn't decide which was my best side! - careful with your comments!!!Tongue

Dave

Tags: Netherlands Flower festival Mirrors Floriade Humour and fun

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Comments


Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:02AM
Morning photo neighbour, what a great set..bit frightening seeing so many legs there in V4
has to be V1 for me but a good assortment
Lillian

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:06AM
Great selection SmileSmile
V1 is also my favourite here.
I like the quirkiness of v3.
Have you decided yet which is your best side in v4, there are plenty of options WinkWink
Helen
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:10AM
Great set Dave, they are all good, v1 is my favourite!
5 Aug 2012 8:19AM
all wonderful spectacles.
Super set Dave, V1 my favourite,
Fred.
CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:23AM
V1 for me too, great set including the multi images of you!
Carole
jdinne 13 16 England
5 Aug 2012 8:29AM
Excellent set Dave. V4 edges it all options covered in one shot.......SmileSmileSmile

John
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:43AM
Superb set of images Dave. V1 is my favourite here
Jim
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:45AM
A rather unusual but extremely eye opening and thought provoking set of images, which each "apart from version number four" provide the viewer with something to ponder upon, and certainly admire. Only the wonderfully carefree 'Dutch' could come up with such Three Dimensional imagery such as this. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Regards Nathan
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
5 Aug 2012 8:51AM
great set Dave.
ant.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
5 Aug 2012 8:55AM
A great set, Dave, but V.1 is the winner imo. Carol
moiral 6 12 Scotland
5 Aug 2012 8:56AM
I do like v1 - great imagination and work for that. I wish to complain about V4, there is a guy in there trying to take shots of the inside of my computer Tongue, but there is a lady watching him in the bg there.
Good fun set of shots Dave. Moira
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
5 Aug 2012 9:18AM
Version one for me, love it!

Ken
V1.......by a head.........good set Dave.

John
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 10:02AM
A splendid compilation and excellent reportage: love them all! The perspective in V1 clinches it for me.
All great fun, too.
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 10:16AM
V1 is fabulous - subject and composition. The moss and grasses are obviously making it a part of nature, as it was intended to be.
As for V4 - Vanitas vanitatum, est omnia vanitas... I see that you had an amused observer.
Moira
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
5 Aug 2012 10:17AM
What a great place. Full of interesting things. Wink
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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
5 Aug 2012 10:51AM
Great quirky subjects (but I had better exclude V 4 from that description)WinkWink
All very well captured.
Ronnie.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
5 Aug 2012 11:20AM
A great set V1 my favourite, the last time I saw legs like in V4, only joking mate. - gary
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
5 Aug 2012 11:24AM
A fine collection of oddities, Dave Wink Reminds me of the sort of things they have on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Think V4's my fave Smile
Trev Smile
5 Aug 2012 11:41AM
for sure it has to be V1 for me today Dave

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 11:43AM
v1 is wonderful - fine knees in v4! Smile
Ann
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
5 Aug 2012 12:14PM
Excellent and intriguing set!
Rende
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
5 Aug 2012 12:27PM

Quote:I couldn't decide which was my best side!


None of them, I've seen better legs dangling out of a birds nest.....Tongue

Ade (ducking for cover)
5 Aug 2012 12:29PM
Nice pf...well done Smile
Keith
Humblebee 4 1 England
5 Aug 2012 12:37PM
V1 for its wonderful humour and v4 because of your clever capture and because it is stunning on the eyes - I can still see the whirls Wink ... Carol
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
5 Aug 2012 12:42PM
V1 for me also, thanks for the tour Dave.

Regards

Trev.
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 1:16PM
Four great images but I must say I do love those mirror images.
Who is that tall slim, handsome photographer?
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin
Yes thanks for the tour Dave. V3 would be a real tricky one to do.
Well done. WesternRed.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:29PM
V1 of mole is great...
V4 of yourself taking an image id very nice...
Great set of images...
Well done....

Sorry I have not been around much...

Dave
Nice set, Dave. V1 for me. Nice pov and beautifully composed. Deep
5 Aug 2012 5:07PM
Dave, another great set, like v1, last time you get to take your bucket an spade........


Paul.
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 5:12PM
V4 for me my friend. It's beautifully balanced, and wonderfully framed, although it's a fun shot. I don't normally look at explicit images, let alone comment on them, but here I will make an exception. It was the floor that caught my attention, not the sparrow...SmileWink

Barry
Tibetan 4 3 England
5 Aug 2012 5:22PM
Nice bet kids love it! like No.4 great idea like the swirls on the ground too, love the giant lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
5 Aug 2012 5:24PM
I love thse images, but it is v4 that fascinates--- Where can I find these mirrors?
carper123 Plus
4 920 8 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 5:31PM
Fantastic set of images Dave, made me smile as well, luv v1 the composition is superb, v2 could not stop looking at it, so much going on a real puzzle loved it.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileWink
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 5:45PM
V1's my favourite, he's wonderful, and I love the way you shot that. V4's a bit of an eye strain, but fascinating.
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:10PM
Great set! V1 for the beauty of the giant, V4 for the Psychedelic floor. Took me back to the 70's again! GrinGrinGrin IB
5 Aug 2012 6:17PM
Great set, they are all good, v1 for me
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:21PM
An excellent set Dave. V1 is definitely my favourite.
V4...Not sure those knees should be allowed out without the cover of darkness Grin Grin Grin
Derek
5 Aug 2012 7:13PM

Quote:An excellent set Dave. V1 is definitely my favourite.
V4...Not sure those knees should be allowed out without the cover of darkness Grin Grin Grin



I quite agree! Grin

Great Work, Dave

Den
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 7:27PM
Brilliant set of images Dave.

Hugh
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 7:50PM
Some interesting shots but V3 for me, Peter..
Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 7:55PM
Excellent set, Dave. I like them all.
Best regards.
5 Aug 2012 7:58PM
How do you find such good items! I am ready to vote for each one of them!Smile
Regards Valery
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 8:28PM

Quote:None of them, I've seen better legs dangling out of a birds nest.....
this site makes me laff at times this being one of those times - have to say its v4 for me, is that the missus in the b'g
LexEquine 10 19 United States
5 Aug 2012 9:32PM
"Brilliant Set!" ~ Peter
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
5 Aug 2012 10:16PM
Phew! couldn't get the comment box to appear so have forgotten what I was going to say!!
Joan.
5 Aug 2012 10:18PM
An excellent set Dave, all brilliant..lin
5 Aug 2012 11:30PM
It is nice to view something different. Smile
Ayoob 5 Australia
6 Aug 2012 1:23AM
Great set of images Dave........Grin
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
6 Aug 2012 10:49AM
At first I thought I recognised the guy in V1 as the neighbour to my good friend captured in this image Wink
Like the colour of v2 as well and the cyclistd in v3 look as if they are competing for the green jersey (what else?).
V4 leaves me (almost) speechless. Don't know where you bought those legs, but take them back and get a refundTongueGrin

(Note to self: delete all images of own legs & knees)

Malc
xwang 7 55 8
6 Aug 2012 11:45AM
Quite interesting set, Dave. Love them, made me laugh... and also very artistically processed as well.. great job!Smile
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
6 Aug 2012 3:34PM
4 great variants

Peter
danbrann Plus
12 620 17
6 Aug 2012 4:44PM
What a great collection of images, All of them super.
6 Aug 2012 5:33PM
A long list, speaks for the artistic approach.
VivienO 6 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:56PM
The low perspective really adds to this fantastic capture.
Viv
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
6 Aug 2012 7:52PM
Good set Dave V1 for me ,if you want that bloke taking out of v4 just let me know ,Wink
lesliea 6 2 Australia
6 Aug 2012 10:18PM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:59AM
Wonderful captures Dave love V1 and as for your best side !!!!!!!!!!Wink
Rob
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
7 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Well David Lad tha's caught some guden's ear.

Rock
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
7 Aug 2012 12:40PM
What an interesting set of fabulous images! Patti SmileSmileSmile
7 Aug 2012 2:10PM
Wow spectacular images Dave superb V1 and into the twilight zone in V4.

Gary
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
7 Aug 2012 5:00PM
LOL...ok...let's start with V4 Grin Now I can't decide which is your best side simply 'cos I keep being drawn to the differential sock heights GrinGrin

As for oddities (note how that excludes you from 'oddities'...see...I'm quite nice, really), I love that thing in V1!

Well shot all, Dave.

Andrew
sable 8 9 7 England
7 Aug 2012 5:09PM
Such an interesting set of images my favourite is V1 - Elizabeth xx
bill33 Plus
5 12 1 Scotland
7 Aug 2012 5:31PM
Wonderful set of images Dave, I agree with most of the above comments V1 has to be fav this time,I reserve judgement on V4,until I go back to Specsavers. Bill.
All 4 images are outstanding, if I had to pick, it would be v1.
Luv it, what a wonderful place to shoot!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 9:58PM
Fantastic set
KingBee Plus
10 488 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:30AM
Love 'em all!

Regards.

Bob
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Aug 2012 3:17PM
V4 for me TongueSmile
Like them all.. V1 has that extra appeal..V4 for the quirkiness of mirrors, swirls & legs...Wink
looks like a great place to photograph..
Great set Dave. Thankyou for your comment on my Gardenhouse and the cropping of it. You are absolutely right - thankyou !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
22 Sep 2012 7:42PM
An interesting and eclectic set Dave, I've enjoyed viewing them all

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