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rletham 17 890 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 11:56AM
C'est une parapluie magnifique. Je l'aime beaucoup mon amour.

Merci Beau-cul ;o)
jasonewell 16 34 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 12:18PM
Beautiful Melanie and excellent presentation.
Jason
gemm 16 800 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 12:19PM
Beautifully clean shot! Excellent colours.
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
11 Feb 2005 12:22PM
Mel. This is your best to date for me... Beautiful; subtle lighting, wonderful pastel shades, completely complimentary BG and frame... Some might say the DoF is a little 'short' but not, IMHO, if the stamens are the focus of attention - which they are for me.

Mike
frogsrcool 16 9 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 12:26PM
Background, lighting and frame really sets this photo off. It looks very much like a painting. beautiful
deavilin 16 352 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 12:27PM
I think Mike has said it all wonderful compositon and presentationSmile

Charlotte

PS I am amazed you have not had more interestSmile
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
11 Feb 2005 12:46PM
I agree Charlotte...

Mike
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 12:53PM
Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like it - thanks for your support.

Mike, you are correct in what you say - the stamens are the main focus of attention.
11 Feb 2005 12:54PM
Excellent colours.Well Framed it really does make a diffrence
Derek
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 12:56PM
Looks more like a Parasol Mel, very nicely done with the lovely light in the centre. (Not a sign of rain drops either Smile

Lovely image, yet again

Brian
UserHasLeft 17 654
11 Feb 2005 12:59PM
Absolutely beautiful, Mel. The quality of your stuff is fantastic and never dull Smile
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 1:40PM
Thank you Derek, Brian and Mike.

Brian - I'm glad that someone understood the title :0)
Elimare 16 12
11 Feb 2005 1:51PM
Excellent composition and beautiful colours. Great shot.
Elimare
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 1:59PM
I love this, gorgeous pastel colour and such a wonderfully simple presentation.

Mari
Isabelle 16 36
11 Feb 2005 2:22PM
Just beautiful. Congrats on a well-deserved EC
bassan Plus
18 15
11 Feb 2005 2:31PM
nice shot
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 2:33PM
My first EC - YIPPPPEEE!!!

Thanks Pete.

PS. YIPPPEEEEE!!!
rletham 17 890 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 2:36PM
Je tu ai dit c'etait une parapluie magnifique ;o)
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Feb 2005 2:51PM
Back of the net!!
(You don't watch telly so that comment will mean nothing)
Smile

Get On, Gal!!
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 2:52PM
Cheers Keith - she shoots, she scores!!
suleesia 16 176 Malaysia
11 Feb 2005 3:09PM
Nice clean composition!!!
"if at first you don't succeed, try & try again", and that you did with amazing conviction...! Well deserved EC, to represent all your work and effort... I can imagine the feeling getting the first one. Congrats!!
Rgds
Su
helen&peter 17 98
11 Feb 2005 3:21PM
Beautiful image - love the delicate colours.
Click
Helen
leedsgh 16 496 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 3:28PM
Yey!!!

Congrats on a stunning shot Leeds Lassie!!

Gav
naturenut 18 1.8k England
11 Feb 2005 3:41PM
The best umbrella shot I have seen ;o)
Congrats too.
Margaret.
11 Feb 2005 3:41PM
well done on your ec.great shot
click samantha
JohnHorne 16 1.0k
11 Feb 2005 5:01PM
Very sensitive looking image. I like the way the background is slightly graduated and chosen to bring out the delicate colours in the petals. Congrats on the EC. Click.
John
PS: Did you take the photograph with the background like this or add it in later ?
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
11 Feb 2005 9:16PM
Beautiful image, Well done! Spot On! Click!!!

Greg
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4237 Canada
11 Feb 2005 9:43PM
Very simple, simply beautiful.

W
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
11 Feb 2005 11:31PM
VERY well deserved EC Mel... Congratulations!

Mike
funkeldink 17 1.6k 1 Australia
11 Feb 2005 11:55PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
funkeldink 17 1.6k 1 Australia
11 Feb 2005 11:56PM
get on it
Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
12 Feb 2005 12:41AM
Beautiful shot, well deserving of the EC. The subtle detail is exquisite and the colour contrast between the flower and the background superb. Focus is spot on and presntation is excellent to finish it off. Congrats
Rob
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 12:45AM
Thanks guys - still feeling pretty chuffed!

John, to answer your question - the background was actually white, but it was underexposed to produce a mid grey. I used my flashgun to light the flower.
Tom_H 16 48 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 12:55AM
Great shot, well done
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
12 Feb 2005 1:21AM
Very nice. Well deserved awards. click. John
JohnHorne 16 1.0k
12 Feb 2005 1:40AM
Mel - thanks for the answer: I reckon you gave it just the right degree of underexposure.
John
steve neil 16 597 Australia
12 Feb 2005 2:10AM
One of the best flower shots I've seen in ages - very well deserved EC Mel Smile
akh Plus
17 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 2:10AM
Not much to add - it's simply a stunning picture.
Tony
ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 2:26AM
another excellent flora shot - love the subtle colours and your presentation
sasam 17
12 Feb 2005 2:39AM
So simple yet very hard to create.
This one's exclusively good!
Great presentation.
12 Feb 2005 3:09AM
Wonderful shot and many congrats on your first EC. Very well done.
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 3:42AM
Thanks to everyone for your support.
csurry 19 9.2k 92
12 Feb 2005 4:01AM
Nicely done
sugarbird 17 223 South Africa
12 Feb 2005 4:14AM
Superb and well done!!
lol
Jill
turtle1 17 41 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 5:33AM
Beautiful - congrats on the EC
Barbara
PaulG 16 63 New Zealand
12 Feb 2005 7:46AM
A really lovely, simple picture. Lighting and tone is spot on!

Well done on your EC, congrat's!

Paul *click*
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 8:14AM
It's perfect int it? :o) ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob
12 Feb 2005 8:33AM
Wonderful image and well deserved EC, go girl! K.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 8:44AM
Beautifully executed image. Congratulations.
Kath
12 Feb 2005 8:49AM
Gorgeous Mell!!!
Congrats on EC and RC.
Angi
Smile
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 8:51AM
Thanks so much everyone - will have to work on the next one now :0)
lyne 17 15
12 Feb 2005 9:38AM
Beautiful work welldone and congrats lynex
stevenb Plus
17 281 7 England
12 Feb 2005 9:46AM
Well photographed and well presented , suits the deep white boarder.

Bill
jules41 17 197 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 12:35PM
Fabulous Melanie,so well done on the EC,such a gorgeous shot and as always perfectly presented.Congratulations:o)
julie
billydo 17 79 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 12:56PM
Well done Mel, this is a really beautiful image, and taken so nicely too.
Neal.
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
12 Feb 2005 1:48PM
Beautiful :o)

Well done!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
12 Feb 2005 1:57PM
Pete must be ill or something - no less than three flower ECs in only twelve days! He must have been really impressed. Well, I don't blame him - so am I. Perfectly lit and composed. I was considering saying something about the grey background, but I suppose white would have been too much for this rather light flower. So - well done!

Conrad
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2005 2:25PM
Thanks everyone.

Conrad - it's funny, I normally use a white background for shots like this and thought this time a grey one would make a nice change. White would've looked fine too.

I guess Pete was feeling generous!!
villanbob 17 9
12 Feb 2005 4:37PM
Don't sell yourself short - Pete is right on form here. Lovely shot that I just so jealous of!!!!
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
13 Feb 2005 4:25AM
Excellent shot Mel,lovel the colours.Well done and congratulations on your EC.
Andrew.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
13 Feb 2005 5:55AM
Hmmm, I think I must clarify that I didn't, of course, mean that you don't deserve this EC, because you do. Excellent image of a lovely flower. Very well done.

Conrad
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 5:59AM
Chill out Conrad - I didn't take any offence! Thanks for your comments and I appreciate your support.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 6:54AM
Class work, Mel super shot.
Steve
deavilin 16 352 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 10:00AM
Congratulation Melanie on the EC it is well worth it superb all round love itSmile

Well done Charlotte
13 Feb 2005 10:35AM
Superb. Well done!
Simon.
Mixpix 17 1.1k England
13 Feb 2005 11:11AM
WOW. I don't generally comment on flowers and I'm not particularly good at taking pictures of them either but this is something quite special I think. click
Mick
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 11:49AM
It really is a magnificent shot Melanie! Very well done indeed! The only thing I can think of to add to it would be a little bit more of the stem to make the image more vertical and show off the elegance of the flower even more.

Your presentation is spot on though!

Brilliant!

Tim
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 1:17PM
Thanks all for your support.
rletham 17 890 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 12:51AM
Class up. POTW.
elikag 16 749
14 Feb 2005 12:52AM
Great shot.

Congrats on POTW. click.

Ilia Kagan.
14 Feb 2005 1:02AM
POTW and so it should be! You've worked really hard and its been recognised, well done Mel. K.
leedsgh 16 496 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 1:08AM
should look mint on the canvas! Well done. Well deserved.

Gav
jules41 17 197 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 1:10AM
Congratulations Melanie,POTW,fabulous and so well deserved,i'm really pleased for you.This'll look fantastic on canvas and what a way to promote your work,go getum girl:o)
julie
Casper 16
14 Feb 2005 1:11AM
Nice work Smile
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
14 Feb 2005 1:25AM
A very well presented shot, subtle colours, sharp in the right places, well balanced and I feel the grey really helps bring neutrality to the colours. Excellent all round.
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 1:34AM
Thanks to everyone for your support on this. I've only just logged onto the site and imagine my surprise when I saw my image as POTW! This is going to look so good on the wall - can't wait to see it!

I've got to say that's really made my Monday morning - and a big, big thanks to Pete - I feel that ever since I've joined this site I've learned a lot technically and it's really great to be recognised for it.

And of course, I owe huge thanks to Rab for giving me so much help along the way.
johnjohn01 19 58 England
14 Feb 2005 2:36AM
It's all been said above. Congratulations.
bigheart. 16 9 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 2:39AM
Wow. Congratulations
Steve
mattmatic 17 598
14 Feb 2005 5:12AM
Beeeeeautiful colour, detail, and DoF. Excellent, Mel Smile
Matt :click:
Mixpix 17 1.1k England
14 Feb 2005 5:20AM
Well done Mel. Smile
Mick
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 5:31AM
Thanks guys - still on cloud nine!!!
turtle1 17 41 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 6:59AM
Congratulations - well deserved!
BarbaraSmile
synaesthesia 17 389 England
14 Feb 2005 8:02AM
Don't normally like flower shots, but I gotta admit, this is A1.

Al.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Feb 2005 9:02AM
Whhhooooooeeeeeee!!
paulsteds 16 123 England
14 Feb 2005 10:47AM
Beautiful
Paul
collywobles 17 4.1k 10 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 12:38PM
One of the most beautiful flower shots I have seen -- a stunner!
Westers 16 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
14 Feb 2005 1:08PM
I think every superlative has been said about this and I agree with them all.

Ian
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 1:15PM
Thanks again everyone - I'm quite overwhelmed by the response on this one.
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Feb 2005 2:20PM
Well Done Mel!! 'Piccy of the Week' as well as the EC!

Mike
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 2:21PM
Cheers Mike - it's been a good day!!

:o)
ukuwi 17 476 1 England
14 Feb 2005 4:47PM
Well derserved awards, cracking shotSmile
kevster 16 Canada
14 Feb 2005 8:17PM
Perfect shot!!!
15 Feb 2005 12:04AM
Beautiful shot. Congrats on the POTW and EC - both well deserved. click

Joan
yuki 16
15 Feb 2005 12:12AM
i see you finaly received an EC very well done, you deserved it a long time ago.
this picture is superb.
Compliments

Yuki
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 1:27AM
Tony, Kev, Joan and Yuki, thanks for those kind words, they mean a lot.
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 4:43AM
Congratulations on the EC & POTW, they are both very well deserved. This is a superb shot.
Sarah
ewanrayment 16 718 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 9:42AM
Fantastic - congratulations - an EC and POTW well deserved Smile
15 Feb 2005 3:15PM
rather boring
rletham 17 890 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 11:56PM
I think eyeriz is right. You should take this down Mel. You're just embarrassing yourself now, you talentless hack.
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2005 12:05AM
LOL!!!
16 Feb 2005 1:11AM
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Congratulations on a fine photo
Jenni
helendixon 17 30 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2005 8:31AM
WOW! that is superb.

Helen..
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2005 8:46AM
Thanks Sarah, Ewan, Jenni & Helen, much appreciated.
flossie 17 1.6k
17 Feb 2005 11:02AM
jealous, me ...not at all
flossie 17 1.6k
17 Feb 2005 11:02AM
...well maybe just a teeeeny bit :o(

This is excellent, well done Mel, here's click 99, I'm sure someone will soon make it a 100
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2005 11:46AM
Thanks Flossie, hope you're well, not heard from you in a while.

I was hoping to get to 100 and it looks like someone has just kindly obliged! Thanks a bunch for click 99 anyway!
17 Feb 2005 1:02PM
Wow, amazing shot, I have to admit to being very jealous of a number of your shots. Well done

Tim
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2005 1:23PM
Thanks Tim for taking the time to look through my portfolio, much appreciated.
17 Feb 2005 5:51PM
Fantastic photo with an excellent deffinition and beautiful presentation.
Deserved Editors Choice Award.
Regards!
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2005 11:44PM
Thank you very much Edite.
p-g 17 126 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2005 5:48AM
A stunner - no more to say.
Sorry, Mel - just got to this after returning from my hols.
Paul
sze4j 17 56 Singapore
18 Feb 2005 6:43AM
The image is superb (sorry, not sure about the bold white border). Love the super sharp looking stamens...! congrats! =)
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2005 7:24AM
perfect. love the colours, the lighting, the comp. really well done.
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2005 7:52AM
Thanks Niamh.

Also thanks Sze and Paul - welcome back to both of you! Sze, when it comes to borders, it's all pretty subjective. Glad you like the image though.
Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
20 Feb 2005 7:15AM
Exquisitely fine. A really wonderful picture..Congratulation..

Cecilia
27 Feb 2005 2:41PM
this is gorgeous.. jus perfect

**click**

sam
gollum 16 1
9 Apr 2005 12:29PM
Effective, clear, photo. Doesn't the title mean an umberella in English? Can't see how this relates to the sublect though.

Great shot all the same,CLICK
ian walker 16 717 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2005 3:21AM
oh my god - this is truly great in my humble opinion. would click it twice if i could
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2005 11:00AM
Thanks Ian, what a nice thing to say - you've made my day!
14 Sep 2005 12:24PM
Outstanding detail,beautiful colors... It's art...
14 Sep 2005 12:25PM
Outstanding detail,beautiful colors... It's art...
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2005 12:55PM
Thank you Maribel Smile
flakeyflower 15 17 Scotland
3 Nov 2005 1:58PM
WOW it's a fantastic shot

Lynne
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2005 10:48PM
Thank you Lynne Smile
13 Feb 2006 5:19AM
beautiful

steve
JonMA 14 13 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 2:55PM
Absolutely outstanding, love it!
Jon
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2007 7:54PM
Cheers Smile

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