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Pitcher Picture

By Jasper87  
Last three from the Floriade Flower Festival. Standard fare. I was going to lead with v2 but couldn't think of a suitable title!

v1 - the Pitcher plant

v2 - A Passion Flower

v3 - the carpet of flowers that adorned the verges in the coach park!

Many thanks for the comments on my 'Oddities' although I'm not sure why you kept picking on my knees - that's what I used to do with my scabs there when I was a kid!

Iso I think was 200 on these, standard settings, hand held with no flash.


Tags: Netherlands Flower festival Flowers and plants Floriade

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8 Aug 2012 8:42AM
3 super images Dave, great detail and colour in all,

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:43AM
Strong central composition.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:45AM
Well there seem to be a great number of meadow flowers uploaded recently and v3 is about as varied in colour as they come Smile
I'm not greatly enamoured with the shape of v1- but its a lovely capture
Its v2 that gets my vote, which looks like a blue Catherine Wheel to me
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:49AM
All so different each from the other and all beautifully captured. The details in V1 and V2 are excellent but after considerable thought, I'm going for V3. What a glorious sight!

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Aug 2012 8:49AM
Three top class images, Dave, but V.3 just has to get my vote, what a wonderful riot of colour. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 9:04AM
Three very different images, each captured so well and in fine detail, Dave: can't choose a favourite so it'll have to be 1/3 vote per shot.
jdinne 14 16 England
8 Aug 2012 9:05AM
Excellent set Dave all superb, V3 love the colours, V2 the blue of the petal thingies awesome, V1 just amazing detail. V3 for me by a small margin for the abundance of colour.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:05AM
A rather exquisite trio of so richly colourful images, superb detail, and so very well composed and captured, certainly three to be admired. The photograph depicting the Pitcher Plant brought back many memories of working in Borneo, and Papa New Guinea, stunning, and a great source of crisp cooling water.

Regards Nathan
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Aug 2012 9:06AM
Think they are all superb captures enough to brighten the dullest day's, but V2 does stand out for me Dave, excellent set.


All three captured well, good title good idea the detail as always is spot on as you would expect from you Dave, great work, well presented.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:09AM
Superb set of images, wonderful colours and detail, by a very short head V2 is my favourite

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
8 Aug 2012 9:17AM
A delightful set of images.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:40AM
An unusual beast, V1, a vegetable tenor saxophone Smile
I have to go for V3, a sight I would love to see in our 'garden' . . .
9 10 10 England
8 Aug 2012 9:58AM
They all deserve individual recognition - they are all very beautiful.
8 Aug 2012 9:59AM
Dave, another great set, v1 and v2 are very nice with great colour and detail, but for some strange feeling I am very drawn to v3, perhaps all the fantastic colours in a way make you feel relaxed.........fantastic image to finish set.....

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 10:02AM
Lovely set here Dave.

Humblebee 5 1 England
8 Aug 2012 10:15AM
Three beautiful captures, but v3 for me - Monet's tongue would be hanging out, like mine, if he saw this stunning array of colourful flowers ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 10:20AM
What a great set ....
no favourites here ... but there could be some fun titles for V2 ...Wink
Great and interesting series of images.
Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Aug 2012 10:31AM
Blue passion perhaps! love all three very nice! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 11:07AM
I love all three so won't choose a favourite.
V1 is most interesting and very beautiful.
V2 is has lovely contrast.
V3 - the poppies stand out in just the right position.
8 Aug 2012 11:07AM
all excellent possibly just possibly V3 my favTongueWink

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 11:43AM
Number one is very intriguing and interesting. Number two is better than the ones I have in my garden! Number three is my favorite today for the huge contrast of colours and variety. IB
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 11:56AM
wonderful set dave brilliant detail super colours and tones v3 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
8 Aug 2012 12:21PM
All three are very good but V3 gets it for me. I love all the colors and varieties of flowers, Patti Smile
8 Aug 2012 12:25PM
Dave, a super set of images. I, personally, am impressed by the V2 as the central pieces of the flower are so carefully arranged by the nature and brilliantly presented by you. Deep
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Aug 2012 1:10PM
Three beauties here, Dave, each quite different, but each equally lovely...though I am rather biased towards V2....Wink
Trev Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
8 Aug 2012 1:47PM
Three absolute Gems, If I had to chose probably V2 but what a hard decision. - gary
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 1:48PM
Not at all sure about v1 Dave (sorry but it's not my sort of thing - although Bill's description is very apt! Smile) but love v2 and especially v3!
Just had another look at it - it really does look quite rude! Smile It's got me chuckling now...
Nice composition, signature sharpness in all three. V1 and 2, I may have been tempted to blur the background slightly more or desaturate in PS or use a longer zoom lens at its longest focal length and at its widest aperture . Clearly there was limited room between the subject and the background. V3 is my favourite despite it recreates one of the many green areas within the Olympic Park where I have spent far too much time lol
8 Aug 2012 3:04PM
Well good captures Dave and a big Wow for the stunning V3 outstanding.

A lovely trio with V3 for me. Such a large assortment of flowers making a fantastic display.
Well done. WesternRed.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Aug 2012 3:19PM
Can't decide myself... But v1 is certainly the most e.x.otic one!
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 3:44PM
Three beauties!!
8 Aug 2012 6:04PM
Lovely set, Dave.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Aug 2012 6:08PM
Superb floral images..all three of them.
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
8 Aug 2012 6:20PM
great set Dave, i would favour v3 for the amount of colour, lovely shot.
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 6:27PM
What a beautiful trio of images I think my favourite has to be V3 - Elizabeth xx
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 6:47PM
Stunning detail on all three, Dave, well done.

xwang 8 56 8
8 Aug 2012 6:59PM
Superbly done,Dave. As flower, I love V2, I didn't know it was passion flower before.. I saw some in the garden..beautiful indeed.
BTW, thank you for your compliment.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:24PM
The pitcher plant is attractive and unusual, Dave, and the blue passion flower is a delight. I have planted a blue one and am going to give it an arch to climb up in the next few days. The wildflower meadow is so beautiful, I haven't seen anything like this for years.
8 Aug 2012 7:33PM
Stunning detail on all three images Dave,excellent captures..Lin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:32PM
I thought your V3 better than my flower spectacle could almost be the same field and for all I know it may well beSmile fantastic shot - love V2 for the clearly defined petalsSmile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 8:47PM
V3 is just wonderful Dave, A riot of colour.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:58PM
Great set of shots Dave and too difficult to choose a favourite.
I have a carpet of flowers like V3 - but folk tell me they are weeds SadSadSad.
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:34PM
Fantastic detail, superb work
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:34PM
Excellent capture Dave, you done fabulous job capturing beauty of nature precisely. Everything made by nature is second to none. All images are amazing.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:57PM
Three beautiful images Dave, V2 for me, Peter..
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 10:16PM
Definitely V2 for me Dave 100% a stunner
all good in their own way
but V2 is a wow!
8 Aug 2012 10:27PM
3 great images, V3 for me, the colours are fab. Elaine
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 11:28PM
Yes,V2 steals the show here Dave.
I would have called it,
''Not bad for someone who picked the scabs of his knees when he was a kid'' !!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 Aug 2012 6:38AM
Three great pictures although none of the two first will grow in my garden

Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Aug 2012 9:20AM
Three fine captures Dave, colours and good details too
Regards Richard
9 Aug 2012 11:33AM
All three photos deserve the highest ratings, Dave, but V3 is my favorite!Smile
Regards Valery
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
9 Aug 2012 4:55PM
Ohhh...I LOVE pitchers and the one in V1 is a beaut. Sadly there were virtually none at this year's flower show. 2 years ago, there was an AWESOME pitcher plant display.

Speaking of awesome, your shot of the Passiflora in V2

Lovely mix of colours and flowers in V3.

Great upload, Dave Smile

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 9:42PM
Dave, I didn't get the chance to comment earlier, but the award is for V2, a terrific image very well captured.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
9 Aug 2012 10:11PM
Great Macro & Flower Set,...with v2 being my Favorite ~ Peter Smile
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
10 Aug 2012 8:40AM
Every one a stunner, Dave: I can't think of one I like more than the others.


NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
10 Aug 2012 8:49AM
Good set all of interest and well shot.
Great variety.. And all beautifully captured.. V2 for the clarity & wonderful details captured..
V3 is a gorgeous splash of colour.. An artists palette..
Got in too late, all of the above. Inspirational.

Love it.


Luv all 3 images, absolutely stunning!
Focal point and detail spot on!
Suzan Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Sep 2012 7:43PM
V2 the passion flower is my favourite, such marvellous colours and details you've captured in that one

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