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THE TWO OF US . . .

By PattiW  
THE TWO OF US . . .For some reason this reminds me of a mother and child. Kind of a "Sunbonnet mother and child". Could just be me !

I have to say I am having such a wonderful time with this sunflower series. They just seem to flow, don't know what I will do when they are all gone!

Hubby went on vacation this weekend and I sent my good Nikon with him to get good pics of the grandkids. But oh my! Did I ever miss it today when the perennial garden was filled with all kinds of flying flowers. I am chasing them around with an old point and shoot without a viewfinder just the digital window! These do not work well when the sun is shining. Unfortunately my butterflies don't know the bright sunlight is a hindrence because that is when they are in their glory!

I want to thank CarolG, helenlinda, barbarahirst, Lillian and Rolepic for their user awards! I am just blown away at the positive response. Thanks to everyone who voted and commented also. You are a great lot, my EPZ family! Love you all!

Not sure about the frame now that I see it on here. A little overkill maybe, let me know, please!

Once again, thanks for looking and God bless,
Patti Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Sunflowers

Voters: Chinga, RonnieAG, CarolG and 41 more

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Comments


Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 4:42AM
Very pretty! They are cuddling for sure! GrinGrin
Wonderful image full of brightness. A very well composed image! IB

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RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
13 Aug 2012 4:52AM
But the Coolpix is still serving you well, Patti: I like your description of this pair of blooms, the newer fresher colours of the smaller flower sitting against the richer yellows of the larger, just like a parent and offspring.......a nice way of putting it.
Ronnie.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
13 Aug 2012 5:45AM
A gorgeous bright and cheerful image to wake up to, Patti Smile However, I do think that the frame could be toned down a little, and maybe not so wide. Carol
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
13 Aug 2012 6:17AM
How lovely! I haven't a problem re the frame.

Ann
NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 6:50AM
Lovely foreword, and a rather beautiful and certainly vibrant and warming image.

Regards Nathan


Quote:A gorgeous bright and cheerful image to wake up to, Patti Smile However, I do think that the frame could be toned down a little, and maybe not so wide. Carol
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 7:51AM
Patti these sunflowers images are gloriousSmileSmileSmileSmile
Carole
scrimmy Plus
8 388 5 Scotland
13 Aug 2012 8:28AM
certainly colourful, brightened up my morning
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 9:18AM
Lovely bright colours Patti,
certainly won't tire of these
Lillian
bertie1983 5 12 England
13 Aug 2012 10:02AM
what a stunning, vibrant image! lovely!
lou
Smile
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
13 Aug 2012 1:14PM
Bright and vibrant, a well presented image.

Best Matt
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Aug 2012 1:25PM
Perhaps a trip to the store, for another good Nikon --- It is hard to be without your best camera this time of year---
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
13 Aug 2012 1:52PM
Such a well coloured frame filler here.
And I don't mind the additional colour with the frame too !!
Mick.
13 Aug 2012 2:00PM
It is a twin, one is getting more nutrient.
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 73 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 3:54PM
Beautiful shot !!.....but for me the border is competing with the colours in the main image, & detracts from the overall effect !!...perhaps desaturating the border might help ??... or
just use a neutral light-grey ???......other than that it's a corker !!!!!
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
13 Aug 2012 4:28PM
You gave your husband your favourite Nikon Patti ?? No greater love can a woman show her man !!!GrinGrin Hope you get some good shots back.
Ron
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
13 Aug 2012 5:52PM

Quote:Beautiful shot !!.....but for me the border is competing with the colours in the main image, & detracts from the overall effect !!...perhaps desaturating the border might help ??... or
just use a neutral light-grey ???......other than that it's a corker !!!!!

Tried it with a neutral grey as you suggested and it is a much better border. Thanks!
Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 7:35PM
Excellent shot Patti. Superb vibrant colour and cracking detail. Love it.
Ray
13 Aug 2012 9:48PM
.......together.......forever!!!!!!!!! Love the set of sunflowers!!!!!!!!!! Very cheerfulSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!!!!! AniaWink
13 Aug 2012 10:46PM
Brilliant Patti,love it well done..Lin
LexEquine 11 19 United States
14 Aug 2012 8:51PM
'Superb Color, Clarity, Tones, & Composition,' Patti Smile

~ Peter
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
15 Aug 2012 11:06AM
I'm thinking the border needsto be a different colour all together,,
On the child and mother effect,,the child looks very shy,,Smile Loved this idea,,


Aidan,,
Gerryrys 5 1 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 7:24PM
Great colours as usual Patti. Excellent presentation and composition.

Gerry

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