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"Pretty V. Pestilent"

By RonnieAG
V 1: Pretty.........Streptocarpus 'Laura', propagated from a small portion of a single leaf over the winter and captured yesterday in the KS Studio.........captured at f/16.0
V 2: Pestilent..........Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens Glandulifera) now choking so many of our river, stream and canal banks and crowding out our native wild vegetation.........captured at f/4.5

These ones are for Annette.

My thanks to all who commented on House for an Art Lover.....Vol. 3. May show further examples of CRM's work in future.


Tags: Flowers and plants Streptocarpus Laura Indoor shot Pollok country park Available daylight only Black card bandg Himalayan Balsam

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gwynn56 10 88 England
27 Aug 2013 5:20AM
beautiful capture Smile
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
27 Aug 2013 5:32AM
Clever title for this this lovely pair of well-taken shots, Ronnie. 1/2 of a vote to each!

CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
27 Aug 2013 5:39AM
Two beautiful images, Ronnie, but for me the winner is V.1, the perfect presentation for such a beautiful head of flowers. Carol
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
27 Aug 2013 5:47AM
V1 is absolutely beautiful Ronnie - an excellent KS production !!! v2 is also amazing and very well taken !
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 7:21AM
the KS studio does you proud ronnie v1 for me today wonderful light and detail a cracker nice one Wink
cardikit Junior Member 9 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 7:27AM
Two belting images Ronnie. Ur V1 takes my vote - beautiful colours, wonderfully lit and pin-sharp. Fab! Smile

EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
27 Aug 2013 7:31AM
Not only photographic but also propagation skills on show in V1 and what a beauty! I understand the plant featured in V2 is also getting to the stage where applications for a mortgage will be refused if it is within a few metres of any property.

SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 7:35AM
Very pretty images.Smile
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 7:52AM
Two stunning images Ronnie
but for me the K/S shot is almost jumping off the screen
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
27 Aug 2013 7:56AM
Like them both but v1 is a perfect image that I like with the lovely border .Smile
27 Aug 2013 8:00AM
Beautiful images Ronnie, V1 a bit special,
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
27 Aug 2013 8:21AM
V1 my choice but both very beautiful captures Ronnie.


NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 8:32AM
Pretty vs Pestilence a great question, however for today I shall say Pretty. Two beautiful images each worthy of prime spot, well sone on your GEA.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
27 Aug 2013 8:35AM
Congrats on the GEA....well deserved for a fine image (V1) LOVE the dark background....a lovely piece of work...........GrinGrinGrin
27 Aug 2013 8:45AM
Beautiful work!
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 8:54AM
Both beautifully captured and presented, I like V1 best. Grin
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 9:02AM
A cleverly captured and presented duo, Ronnie, V1 for me today.

Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
27 Aug 2013 9:06AM
Pretty and pestilent maybe. Superb colour and beautifully exposed, Ronnie.

27 Aug 2013 9:36AM
What an apt title, Ronnie!
Two quite different but equally stunning images!

nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
27 Aug 2013 9:40AM
Two wonderfully taken images, Ronnie. V1, beautiful and tamed. The untamed and pestilent is also beautiful with great DOF.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 9:42AM
Two great images Ronnie, V1 for me the pink against the green works so wellSmile

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
27 Aug 2013 9:44AM
Accentuated colours Ronnie.
EileenH 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 10:48AM
Two beautiful images Smile

EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
27 Aug 2013 10:51AM
Wow. V1 is so beautiful Ronnie.SmileSmileSmile The HB is a problem of gigantic proportion where ever it gets a hold.Sad The bees seem to like it though.
danbrann 17 640 17
27 Aug 2013 10:56AM
Nicely presented Ronnie and as usual perfectly photographed.
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
27 Aug 2013 11:25AM
2 beautiful shots
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 11:37AM
Your Strepocarpus is beautiful Ronnie - well done in nurturing it.
I must admit I rather like these 'pests' in V2 - I didn't know what they were called
before now.
Two equally lovely images.
27 Aug 2013 11:39AM
fine captures Ronnie the saturation of the green in V1 is superb and contrasts so well with the flower also the leaf detail is excellent giving a great feeling of texture V2 is also a very fine capture like the background there is so much of this pesky weed in the park now....also the light in both shots is superb the GEA is well deserved

almiles 12 38 102 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 12:14PM
Lovely arrangement of the studio shot and wonderful colour too.
27 Aug 2013 12:17PM
Another fine KS studio shot Ronnie.

27 Aug 2013 12:18PM
Excellent use of light, wonderful colour and presentation as well.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Aug 2013 1:26PM
Like the details and colours in V1 Ronnie, the flowers stand out well.
The plant in V2 is certainly a thug
Regards Richard
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
27 Aug 2013 3:12PM
Beautiful shots.
V1 is superb Ronnie, fantastic detail and so well captured, congrats on GEA. well deserved.
Niknut Plus
11 3.1k 82 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 5:43PM
V1's a beauty !!......lovely light bringing out the textures & shapes, with nice rich notch !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
27 Aug 2013 5:46PM
Two cracking shots here, Ronnie...the flower in V2 looks so delicate and inoffensive, too Wink
Trev Smile
widtink 9 406 2 Scotland
27 Aug 2013 6:04PM
Beautiful pair Ronnie i like V2 as well but it's a terrible pest SmileSmile

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 6:41PM
Wow Ronnie, two lovely shots. V2 is a gorgeous nuisance!
27 Aug 2013 7:46PM
Smashing Ronnie Smile

John Smile
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 7:48PM
V2 for me Ronnie, with that natural backdrop

I do like 'em sometimesWink

Mike_Smith Plus
14 833 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 8:11PM
Two beautiful pictures, i like V1 looks stunning against the background
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
27 Aug 2013 8:46PM
Two beautiful flower images, V1 is stunning but also love the bokeh in V2...well captured
polly470 12 25 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 9:38PM
Hi Ronnie!
Haven't been around for a while because of work, but the first thing I saw when I looked in my favorites photos was this gem!
johnlw 14 1 10 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 11:06PM
Two super images Ronnie no clutter just straght to the point lovely colour and a great DOF in v2
Regards John.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Aug 2013 2:40AM
Your usual a pleasure to view images, wonderful stuff!
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 4:07AM
You remind me of my father in law Ronnie ,he is always growing amazing plants from little cuttings ,the colours and light in v1 are really beautiful .Wink
janlea 9 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:31AM
Two beautiful images Ronnie, V1 for me, the detail and colour is superb Smile
28 Aug 2013 3:25PM
Two super images V1 is absolutely beautiful
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
28 Aug 2013 11:53PM
First class flower photography Ronnie, just what we've come to expect from a man of your legendary prowess. They are both very different and have their merits
29 Aug 2013 1:19AM
As always A very high standard.
29 Aug 2013 5:01PM
V1 for me !

Mavis 19 143 2 England
30 Aug 2013 9:19AM
A very beautiful Strep Ronnie & the Balsam is lovely too , but oh does it grow ! xx

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