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By CarolG  
These are the very first blooms to appear on my little frangipani in my garden, and I just had to share them with you. This frangipani had a very hard start to its life, it started off in a pot on the verandah last year, but was just one lonely stem with a few leaves on it, and no flowers. This Spring my dear black lab decided he would play with it, uprooted it from its pot and proceeded to throw it around the garden like a toy! I rescued it, now looking very chewed and battered, and found a quiet sunny spot in the garden and planted it, not really expecting it to survive. However, it did, and has now, very late in the season, produced these two flowers, with a couple more buds yet to open.

Tags: General Plant Flower Close-up Garden Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Frangipani

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Dugud 10 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 6:51AM
2 Lovely shots, great lightimg and presentation.

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VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 6:52AM
Carol, these are 2 superb piccies, but V1 does it for me as it has that 1 raindrop. Brilliant.
RTDS 9 Cyprus
8 Oct 2008 6:53AM
Excellent shots.
I really like the softness in your pictures.
Great details and colours.
greatdog 10 21 England
8 Oct 2008 6:55AM
Great shots Carol,v2 just,but lovely colour and light on both,Dane.
8 Oct 2008 7:14AM
Beautiful Carol, these flowers always transport me straight to the tropics. They are incredibly hardy and your love and care have been rewarded. I like v1, because of the softer light I think.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
8 Oct 2008 7:20AM
Top colour, and great light Carol - nice work..........Bill
MRSbiscuit60 10 224 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 7:23AM
Vi for me, I like the droplet of water detail. Trish
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
8 Oct 2008 7:27AM
Love the light in both images Carol.Beautifully presented.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
8 Oct 2008 7:35AM
Beautiful images enhanced by the great lighting.

RachelMB 12 42 10 England
8 Oct 2008 7:47AM
Very pretty, I love the lighting. They look almost like sugar flowers!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Oct 2008 7:49AM
A beautiful flower

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
8 Oct 2008 7:53AM
Lovely light and texture
RuthyJ 11 England
8 Oct 2008 7:55AM
Crikey!! it's had a traumatic time hasn't it.
Beautiful flower, am I right in thinking it smells wonderful.
Two fantastic shots Carol, love the little water droplet on no.1.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
8 Oct 2008 7:55AM
both are so the lighting you used
Excellent detail..
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 8:02AM
Superb shots, I like the first one best. Angi
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 8:07AM
I'm so glad it survived. You have photographed it in such a way that the light shows the delicate tones and colours of the petals so well.

piccy 12 8 Wales
8 Oct 2008 8:09AM
Two delightful shots, like the drop of water on the first and the backlighting.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
8 Oct 2008 8:14AM
v1 for me, really like the angle of the shot, the light and that single drop of water. a pretty flower.lesley
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
8 Oct 2008 8:15AM
Lol! Your dog knew it was pot bound and needed freedom!! Smile
mrsvee 9 1 England
8 Oct 2008 8:37AM
Well done Carol, I am so glad your baby has given you some flowers.
They are very beautiful.
Thank you for sharing them.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
8 Oct 2008 8:42AM
Superb and in my favourite style.

casson 12 3 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 8:44AM
A lovely photograph and so well presented
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 8:46AM
beautiful, they look so edible
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 8:51AM
2 brilliant images.
cjl47 10 4 3 England
8 Oct 2008 8:51AM
A lovely delicate bloom. Where did you plant the
A superb shot, excellent.
super images,well taken.ray
jove 9 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 9:18AM
Super image.
Great colour.
Well done.
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
8 Oct 2008 9:26AM
Beautiful light and detail on your frangipani Carol and lovely detail and composition, love V1 .
8 Oct 2008 9:48AM
What a beauty, I love these, very exotic.
Second one is brighter.
8 Oct 2008 11:11AM
Two very beautiful images they look very delicate,lovely soft colours and I like the little droplet of water just resting on the petal in V1.

Jean x
Cabit 11 104 England
8 Oct 2008 11:18AM
Two crackers Carol , nice work.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 12:53PM
The light on both of these is super Carol. Makes a very striking thumbnail
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
8 Oct 2008 12:54PM
Exquisite Carol, love the little water drop in vi
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
8 Oct 2008 1:21PM
So wonderfully delicate. Good for you for your are being amply rewarded.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 1:24PM
Wonderful images. Lovely colour, light and details, but the drop of moisture in V1 is fantastic. Pat your dog on the head.
From a fellow close up and bug photographer your photo is stunning and a great inspiration for others to aspire to. i use Flickr and have my photostream under the title of johnagrelsmith it has help my work to have a greater audiance to display my work to and recive feedback, you could do the same.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
8 Oct 2008 2:24PM
Love the droplet in V1, such wonderful light and tones in thies beauties Carol.
joze 11 Slovenia
8 Oct 2008 2:40PM
Great work,Carol. Light is stunning.
gcarth 14 3.0k 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 3:00PM
Perfect composition and lovely tones.
Silverzone 10 2 England
8 Oct 2008 3:24PM
Superb. Sylvia
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Oct 2008 3:43PM
A very pretty survivor-- Well done on all accounts!
I really like this flower. V1 is excellent with the light through th epetals. The little droplet is a jewel. JNC
whiteswan01 10 13 England
8 Oct 2008 6:47PM
cracking shots love V1 with the droplet looks gorgeous plant
Ray42 10 3 England
8 Oct 2008 7:35PM
2 great shots both with excellent lighting
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 8:35PM
Wow these are so beautiful Carol. Well done, you clever thing growing them!
Marilyn x
p.s. Now you have Two User Awards.
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
8 Oct 2008 8:35PM
Lovely captures, good to see they survived.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 8:58PM
superb, love the drip in v1
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 9:24PM
Superb Carol.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
8 Oct 2008 10:29PM
Beautiful, wonderful light, colour and texture. Love the water droplet.

derekv 10 3 England
8 Oct 2008 10:44PM
Lovely shots, Carol, gorgeous colour, detail and lighting.
HUMIE 11 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 10:53PM
Both beautiful images Carol.

franfoto 10 2 32 England
9 Oct 2008 12:07AM
Like both of these Carol and love the lone rain drop on #1.
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2008 8:29AM
so sorry to run after giving you my award carol, i felt so poorly
this is one of your best i feel. viewing this DID make me feel a bit better
great shot

betts 10 1 England
9 Oct 2008 4:37PM
Beautiful shot, love the presentation and droplet.
CherryMartin 10 10 United States
10 Oct 2008 4:05AM
beautiful shots.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 9:10AM
Bone china, nothing less!
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 7:39PM
Beautifully lit images, and lovely presentation.
Dotrob 12 Wales
11 Oct 2008 4:03PM
Super lighting and colour.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
13 Oct 2008 5:16PM
Amazing work
15 Oct 2008 4:22AM
avocet 11
16 Oct 2008 9:30PM
Lovely compo.
Again and again, you produce such beautiful photos
suresh 9 India
18 Oct 2008 8:18AM

suresh cheemala
crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
22 Oct 2008 11:22AM
Many congratulations on getting this to bloom, hope you are enjoying the beautiful perfume. These grow like weeds in the Far East and should love your climate too. Now it has flowered it will branch out, so I hope you have given it some space to grow! Regards, Sandra
jonathanbp 9 99 Thailand
29 Oct 2008 3:38PM
V2 absolutely magnificent - Jonathan

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