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Poincettia Pearls and Petals

By NDODS    
Keeping with the same theme as I have done for past two days, i.e.: Macro and Moisture. I thought I would submit this image which depicts the centre of one of the many stems of my 'Poincettia', which sits quite happily on the kitchen window sill. I think it's the longest one that we have ever had, normally they seem to fade away about the same time as you finish off the last remnants of the Christmas Turkey. Any way I noticed several small dew like droplets inside each of the stems, and fresh buds that were beginning to emerge. So whilst comfortably in doors, out of the wind and rain, I placed the said plant on the kitchen table, grabbed my camera fitted with a Macro Lens configuration, mounted onto an ancient but still reliable tripod, attached a shutter release, and play quietly for an hour or so. I hope you Like.

P.S. I hope you find time to look at my images today, however as much as I would love to sit down and scroll through your many high quality images, I am off up to Kings Hospital in London for my six monthly check up and scan, following my second acquired brain injury in 2010. Have a great day everyone, and if I am able to have a view when I get back later today I will do so.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Memories Christmas Red Beautiful Flower Vibrant Festive Close-up and macro Moisture Poincettia

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
5 Apr 2012 8:25AM
This macro is almost an abstract and that is nice!

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 8:26AM
Wonderful colours and I love the sparkle in the water droplets Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
5 Apr 2012 8:35AM
A nice one,lovely colour,my poincettia lasted longer this year,hope everything goes well for you today
I wish you well today hope all goes ok, time spent well on this shot, nice work.

J_Tom 8 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 9:25AM
Excellent shot .. Wink
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
5 Apr 2012 9:40AM
Intriguing, abstract, colourful, very pleasant on the eye.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Apr 2012 11:10AM
Almost abstract, beautiful colour, Nathan.

Like the droplets of water which add to the abstract effect... Lovely work & nice capture of colour
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 9:26AM
Certainly lasting a long time, I like the abstract effect - Carole
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Apr 2012 6:23PM
magic reflections and highlights in this colourful charmer
Mike_S 7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 9:42PM
Beautiful macro work Nathan - a fascinating image.

A very close poinsettia but never the less very beautiful. Well done. WesternRed.
18 Apr 2012 5:50PM
A beautiful image.
The colours and effect are stunning.
Superb photography.

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