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By magda_indigo  

No model was harmed during the making of this image.
These are flowers believe it or not, like little lanterns, about the size of a tennis ball. Very prickly.
I've always loved the reflection on the back.

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: mrcal, willbrealey, suleesia and 153 more

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willbrealey 17 253
15 Nov 2004 4:48AM
MAGDA THAT IS FANTASTIC!!! Lighting, texture, comp and idea, all first rate.
andytvcams 19 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 4:48AM
Your best Magda,the lighting is stunning.

suleesia 17 176 Malaysia
15 Nov 2004 4:49AM
Brilliant work, excellent capture.
Very fine image.
15 Nov 2004 4:55AM
Wonderful. Great work. =)
stevewlb 17 6 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 4:57AM
That's lovely- so sharp
15 Nov 2004 5:00AM
That's super, Magda, couldn't work it out from the thumbnail at all!.
Excellent work.
amps 18 225 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 5:01AM
Super work, great shot i love it!!

15 Nov 2004 5:04AM
Absolutely brilliant! K.
billma 17 119 United States
15 Nov 2004 5:07AM
Creative and unusual. Really a standout.

keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Nov 2004 5:07AM
Lighting par excellence.

Sorry to miss you on Saturday....AGAIN!!
15 Nov 2004 5:14AM
Great shot Magda
inkarts 17 61 2
15 Nov 2004 5:22AM
Very refreshing image, original. Regards John
geoffash26 17 2.5k United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 5:23AM
Superb lighting and tones
love it
jasonewell 17 34 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 5:32AM
Super detail and lighting.
matmonty 17 139 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 5:38AM
Wonderful shot, love the colour and lighting.
Well done.

digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 5:43AM
Lovely shot Magda, the combination of the fruit and skin tones are excellent and the lighting is superb. The fine detail adds the finishing touch.

tull 18 181 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 5:55AM
Really love this Magda,everything is spot on.

paulstefan 17 509 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 5:56AM
Stunning shot Magda - the lighting is fantastic
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
15 Nov 2004 6:05AM
One of you all time greats...nothing left to say, perfect!
deltafour 17 13
15 Nov 2004 6:15AM
Excellent magda,really like it.
15 Nov 2004 6:33AM
F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C, love it, the lighting is wonderful.
Ricardo xxx
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
15 Nov 2004 6:36AM
No more to say...stunning image!
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
15 Nov 2004 6:47AM

Obviously my 'turkey' slipped by the editor today...otherwise the EC would have been mine:-I
conrad 17 10.9k 116
15 Nov 2004 6:47AM
Well-deserved EC, Magda! Very well done, I especially like the lighting.

kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
15 Nov 2004 6:53AM
Superb image - love the way the hairs on the body and fruit compliment so well. Fantastic lighting. Well done,

paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 6:56AM
Excellent as always!
magda_indigo 18 418 England
15 Nov 2004 7:00AM
I am as surprised as you are...
Thank you ALL very much for the glowing and encouraging feedback.
I am particularly proud that it is with this image,it was my concept from beginning to end.
The 'sparkle' on the model's back is olive oil, then I saw that because of that, the green reflected on her skin, gave me AND the lady goose bumps.
Sometimes these things just happen.Wish you could see the enlargment in its frame.
LOL, Magda (*_*)
15 Nov 2004 7:09AM
Excellent well composed shot
itinerario 18 42 Netherlands
15 Nov 2004 7:12AM
Great work Magda. Congratulations on this well-deserved EC.
paulr 17 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 7:23AM
well done there is nothing better than a bit of back lighting

Brilliantly controlled

15 Nov 2004 7:51AM
Lovely work, Magda. Congrats on the EC. Click

lyne 17 15
15 Nov 2004 7:51AM
This is Absolutely stunning,excellent and very well done.lyne
Mavis 19 143 2 England
15 Nov 2004 8:00AM
Now this is something else Magda . Congratulations on your EC . Fully deserved . So original and wonderful exposure and lighting. Love it xx
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
15 Nov 2004 8:07AM
Excellent Magda,well done and congrats.*click*
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
15 Nov 2004 8:26AM
Profesional Picture, Magda.
Superbly lighted, well balanced.
Congratulations On the EC Award. Big Click.!
stevenb Plus
18 281 7 England
15 Nov 2004 8:34AM
This is good, very very good. A outstanding EC well deserved.

whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 8:38AM
Stunning shot Magda, The textures are superb. A very well deserved EC.
icafe 18 19 Canada
15 Nov 2004 8:38AM
Fabulous ! Congratulations Magda !! Click.
inkarts 17 61 2
15 Nov 2004 8:42AM
CONGRATULATIONS, and very well deserved. Regards John
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 8:43AM
Brilliant photography!! Very well done indeed.
KathyW 18 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
15 Nov 2004 8:53AM
Well deserved EC Magda. Very well done to your model as well - must have been difficult keeping still under all those prickles!
helendixon 17 30 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 9:32AM
Wonderful shot, congratulations Magda, well deserved.

IRaddict 18 34
15 Nov 2004 9:57AM
Beautifully done throughout, a delightful image indeed.
a11sus 18 568 Northern Ireland
15 Nov 2004 10:22AM
AAAAAAW Magda! Gorgeous! Well done!
IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 10:22AM
Exceptional, Magda - EC richly deserved. Well done to you.
15 Nov 2004 10:23AM
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE EC my dear Magda!!!!!!!!
More than deserved.
Ricardo xxxx
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 10:30AM
Congratulations on a fabulous image so beautifully lit.
JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 10:34AM
beautiful, great exposure love the lighting and the colours. Well deserved and congrats on the EC !!
pfheyes 17 254 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 10:40AM
A well deserved EC Magda, a superbly executed and original shot. I'm not sure where the inspiration came from, but don't call me if you need a victim, I mean, model! ;o)

magda_indigo 18 418 England
15 Nov 2004 10:46AM
Pete, I pamper my models, nice and warm in the studio, something to drink and eat, music of their choice, all they have to do is lie still..
Always a lot of humour going on though. THANX,(*:*)
helena 17 134 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 10:59AM
Magda well done, a much deserved EC. I am still hoping I might get one! Luv Tara x
tull 18 181 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 11:07AM
Congratulations Magda.

rletham 17 890 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 11:48AM
Congrats Magda. A worthy EC and some great lighting here.
15 Nov 2004 12:17PM
Totally stunning Magda. My congratulations on a well deserved EC.

Best wishes. Geoff
willbrealey 17 253
15 Nov 2004 12:22PM
Knew this would get an EC, I could feel it in my waters! Just stunning. Congratulations Magda!!
ronr 17 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 12:27PM
Simply superb, congrats on a very well deserved EC.
iscramble 18 90 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 12:31PM
Brilliant Magda. Wonderful lighting and what a great comp! Click.
15 Nov 2004 12:42PM
real quality shot
rc 18 50
15 Nov 2004 12:42PM
hey magda - great colours and detail here - R
photopharm 17 154 England
15 Nov 2004 12:48PM
Superb, Magda!
Steve Cribbin 18 49 10 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 12:57PM
This is superb Magda. The textures, lighting, colours, detail, absolutely everything is spot on and a good idea on top of all that!
User_Removed 17 239 7 England
15 Nov 2004 1:02PM
Magda I saw this today but couldn't comment. The lighting makes this shot. Very well done. Such a simple but effective use of props! Class act! Congrats on the award.

vivo 17 24 Australia
15 Nov 2004 1:10PM
Congratulations Magda! Lovely shot & cracking lighting! May I also say OUCH!? Click!

spiro 17 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 1:10PM
Stunning Magda.
Click x10 !!
Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
15 Nov 2004 1:22PM
Great lighting, congrats on the EC
15 Nov 2004 1:53PM
Absolutely fabulous Magda! The lighting is perfect, well everything's perfect! Congrratulations on your well deserved EC.

IanA 18 3.0k 12 England
15 Nov 2004 2:17PM
Stunner Magda.

Ian (clicked)
theorderingone 17 2.4k
15 Nov 2004 2:44PM
It was only a matter of time.........Congrats on the EC!
Another stunning shot!
flossie 18 1.6k
15 Nov 2004 2:48PM
About time you had another EC Magda, this is excellent ...something different, it's very original, and superbly lit.
Dinda 17 90 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 3:20PM
Incredible lighting - what are they (the flowers that is!)?
SueTurner 17 81 3 England
15 Nov 2004 4:14PM
Simply stunning, superb lighting well done
deltafour 17 13
15 Nov 2004 4:24PM
Just having another look. well done on ec,very deserved. Smile
deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2004 4:34PM
Superb both in concept and execution.
stevieb 17 3.0k 2 Panama
15 Nov 2004 4:42PM
Are you and Paul going through a green patch?

15 Nov 2004 5:20PM
Thumbnail is a prelude to a very pleasant surprise.Lovely photograph.Two CLICKS from me.
gajj 17 32
15 Nov 2004 9:04PM
Congrats on the EC, very well captured! Love the lighting.
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 5 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2004 12:06AM
Great shot Magda, excellent image. Well done and congrats on the EC.
bassan Plus
18 15
16 Nov 2004 12:12AM
Top class, well shot! Congrats on EC, totally deserved.
clarkycat 18 89
16 Nov 2004 12:21AM
Amazing shot Magda. Well done, the lighting is superb.
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
16 Nov 2004 1:15AM
this looks so much better close up, the thmbnail doesn't do it justice.

geo 17 46 France
16 Nov 2004 2:04AM
Superb Magda! really stunning shot.
trahern 18 863 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2004 4:28AM
Simply brilliant.
urban-hero 17 23 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2004 4:30AM

himalk 17 4 Sri Lanka
16 Nov 2004 5:15AM
BRILLIANT piece of work, Magda !!! Love it, thrilled about the EC !
shidee 17 9
16 Nov 2004 6:50AM
Excellent, great idea, creative and Congratulations.
ovi 17 11 1 Romania
16 Nov 2004 10:00AM
Hello Magda!A very good day for you with a well deserved EC.A perfect lighting,an excellent composition all of them in a clever idea.Superb Magda and congrats.
steve neil 17 597 Australia
16 Nov 2004 3:15PM
Congrats Magda - the lighting is very special and you must be thrilled with the result Smile
sze4j 17 56 Singapore
17 Nov 2004 6:45AM
congrats magda! nice lighting, and very intersting background. =)
ruzzi 17
17 Nov 2004 6:52AM
Excellent image Magda,fantastic lighting,congratulations!!!
liparig 17 233 United States
17 Nov 2004 9:36AM
wow amazing detail great capture
ken j. 18 374
17 Nov 2004 10:27AM
Super shot.
Click no.80
shane 17 7 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 7:45AM


vince 17 48 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 8:36AM
Weh HEY!!! Another EC Magda well done lovely image great use of light.

Big click!!

Vince Smile
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
18 Nov 2004 8:57AM
Just superb, Magda, and congrats on the EC!

Currently in overload trying to catch up on all I've missed when away for a week!
mellyleth 17 212 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 2:56PM
Well done Magda, great shot.
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2004 10:30PM
This is my kind of image Magda, I just love the sharpness you have achieved here ☼☼☼☼☼

jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2004 6:17AM
Just superb Magda. Perfect lighting!!! 90 clicks!! Well earned too!!

daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2004 9:48AM
I just loved the sharpness, so ditto. Well-done.D.
jules41 17 197 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2004 2:51AM
WOW,excellent shot Magda,love this.such superb work and well deserving of an EC,congratulations and well done*click*
sugarbird 17 223 South Africa
21 Nov 2004 7:37AM
Good grief, i dunno how I missed this magda, about time you won another, am so sorry have been neglecting my commenting due to HUGE phone bills, outstanding work..and thanks for your lovely e mail, will reply with all the news of "The Rest"
fossilized 17 79 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2004 10:09AM
Congratulations. Beautiful and interesting shot.
patri 18 3 Italy
21 Nov 2004 10:16AM
Last but hope not the last one to say it's really GREAT!
u08mcb 17 5.8k
21 Nov 2004 10:39AM
Yeah the moist skin reflecting is very cool. Very sexy.

starstriders 17 1.6k United Kingdom
21 Nov 2004 3:55PM
Superb lighting and juxtaposition. V cool. Click*
John_Duckett 17 386 2 Norfolk Island
22 Nov 2004 3:35AM
This is pure class Magda. Congrats on the EC.

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2004 12:43PM
Many congrats on the well deserved EC Magda! A top class shot!!!!

magda_indigo 18 418 England
22 Nov 2004 4:32PM
rosie42 17 7 Australia
23 Nov 2004 3:32PM
An imaginative shot nicely captured, Magda ... well done! Congratulations on the EC. *click*
Susie :o)
Glamrox 16 304 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2004 12:06PM
A stunning shot, couldn't be anything but an EC
jmmd 17 1
26 Nov 2004 6:07AM
Excellent work Magda. click
bzbee 17 108 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2004 10:41PM
Wonderful image. Full of interest and well-deserving of that EC. Congratulations!
- Linda
BrianM 18 136 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2004 12:28AM
Superb !! An excellent idea well exectuted and captured, great image, I love it. Congratulations on a well deserved EC.
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Dec 2004 6:55AM
Congratulations on the EC Magda - well deserved. This is excellent work.

grahammul 18 120 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2004 4:51PM
Beautiful Magda, they have such lovely colour and you have caught them perfectly. I've never seen them. A well deserved EC.
Best Regards,
lovelylindax 17 16
9 Dec 2004 10:17AM
First class! x
deeken 17 4
9 Dec 2004 1:21PM
A beautiful image Magda, love the lighting. Well done on your EC.
Triple Click...

fionaw 16
17 Dec 2004 3:11AM
This is such a beautiful image Magda, lovely contrasts and the lighting works well too. Love it!
reddee 16 1
17 Dec 2004 7:11PM
Great shot.
MartinWait 17 95 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2004 3:22PM
To think I never clicked this. Shame on me! Although I remember viewing it in Editor's Choice. I think that's why I recognized it in Paul's shot.

A belated click.

scottydog 17 206
1 Jan 2005 4:03AM
very well done
User_Removed 18 268
15 Jan 2005 11:51AM
Missed this before. You've made the fruit look like jewels. Great shot. Click. Ali.
artyshock 16 9
5 Mar 2005 5:33PM
I like this.
sybilla 17 264
1 Apr 2005 10:53PM
Beautiful work Magda. I hope you are well. Congratulations on your EC.

terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2005 9:20AM
Awsome shot...well done
Nadia 19
20 May 2005 3:57AM
Original and excellent!
elikag 17 749
24 May 2005 8:42AM
WOW!!! Excelent quality. Congrats on the EC.


Ilia Kagan.
29 Jun 2005 1:18PM
Brilliant shot, Well done
3 Sep 2005 4:35AM
Fantastic Magda - this deserves all the attention
Lisa x
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
28 Oct 2005 3:38AM
My favourite. Paul
Leo 19 48 9 England
9 Nov 2005 6:03AM
Simple subject but so striking with the lighting you've used. The lens is a beauty Magda. I use the same focal length Nikkor but mine is only a 3.5/5.6 I expect yours is a wider aperture.

Massive click!

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
28 Mar 2006 6:04AM
LOL - I believe it is never too late to vote for an awesome shot like this!
Jasbe 16 116 England
19 May 2006 6:53AM
I love this, great shot.
tarara 15
13 Jul 2006 3:17PM
How fantastic! We all could enoy a little spotlight now and then to make us glow! Yvonne
serans 17 2 England
14 Aug 2006 10:54AM
Fabulous Magda. How do you do it?
lilipolala 16 8 Northern Ireland
9 Oct 2006 9:26PM
Fantastic shot
Great fact love everything about it
Well captured
Miriam x
26 Sep 2007 4:36PM
A real SUPERB image - I'd buy this for my wall! Smile
30 Nov 2008 8:20PM
I love this photograph for its delicacy...

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