The colour pink

By mrswoolybill
Generally I don't do flowers, and I definitely don't do pink, but I make an exception for hellebores.
They're awkward blighters, they grow close to the soil and face downwards. I lay flat on the mud across one of the front gardens at the Town, Beamish Museum, for this. Fortunately I carry a black plastic bin-liner in my camera bag for such eventualities.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Close-up Pink Flowers and plants

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Apr 2014 8:06AM
Perfectly captured, Moira, it's such a shame that these beautiful blooms hang their heads down. I'm sure many people have never admired their inner beauty. Carol

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
14 Apr 2014 8:18AM
What a beautiful image, they sure are stunning clever to carry a plastic bin bag. Great photography
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 8:44AM
Well worth the effort Moira!


ps, If I'd taken it I'd still be flat on the mud!Smile
14 Apr 2014 8:58AM
Lovely Moira. Yes flowers can be awkward blighters. Yesterday I was at Durham Botanics trying to capture blossom. It would notstay still for me. Today I'm going with a pal to the very spot you took this! Have a good one....F
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 9:04AM
did Bill get a shot of you ????
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 9:33AM
Lovely light and detail in the downward facing flower, well worth the effort.Smile

jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 10:05AM
I'd love to see a photo of you laying in the grass taking a photo of depressed heleboreGrin

It was well worth the effort Moira!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 10:21AM

Quote:did Bill get a shot of you ????

Quote:I'd love to see a photo of you laying in the grass taking a photo of depressed helebore

There were three other ePHOTOzine members present but they all missed the opportunity. Now I wouldn't have done... Wink
Cheers folks. I have another shock to come for Easter Sunday, I have been photographing cute ickle lambkins. (Bad-tempered, sour-faced little brats actually... ) It's spring madness, it won't last.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 10:59AM
Ah, the essential dustbin bag - never go anywhere without it Moira SmileSmile
Lovely capture of one of my favourite flowers too SmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 11:25AM
A black bin liner comes in handy for many things Moira and this a great example of one use, and a great image has resultedSmile

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
14 Apr 2014 12:05PM
A beautiful flower shot ,

Very unusual fto see a flower shot from you .....very well done

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
14 Apr 2014 12:11PM
A delightful aberration of your usual style. I find hellebores fascinating.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 12:12PM
They are such a challenge - Nick took a shot of me in my pyjamas in the garden early today trying to capture the morning light, hanging upside down to achieve a similar shot of hellebores - the right light is so fleetingBlush
The light and detail is very, very good.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Apr 2014 1:04PM
Now Moira,
you know it is not flowers that I like to see for a bit of pink subject matter.
However,that is not to say your shot is pants though !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Apr 2014 1:15PM
Well, I'll be! And they look quite beautiful too.
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 1:37PM
Moira - your a bag lady - I would never have guessed!
14 Apr 2014 1:51PM
Unusual for you Moira - well worth the effort though. A
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 2:36PM
This is different for you and I like it very much, can just imagine you sprawled out on your bin liner BlushSmileGrin
They are of course quite superb in that soft pink.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
14 Apr 2014 3:00PM
never had guessed it was you till I scrolled my mouse...
14 Apr 2014 3:03PM
Beautiful capture, well worth the effort ..your black bin bag..what we call a garbage bag..must add that to my list of what to carry Smile
14 Apr 2014 3:50PM
Beautifully captured.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
14 Apr 2014 3:59PM
Beautiful shot Moira, love the colour x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Apr 2014 4:31PM
Well, this saves us all getting down to ground level to see what their heads look like! Well worth the effort Moira, a beautiful capture Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Apr 2014 4:38PM
Sharp where it needs to be,,,delicate where it needs to be..good where it needs to be.
14 Apr 2014 5:30PM
This is excellent Moira, and that's it, I'm uploading a couple of Flower pic's this Week too Smile
It's good to break away from norm from time to time, and you've done a superb job here.

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
14 Apr 2014 6:51PM
You took one for the team, Moira. And I am glad for that as it means I don't have to do it myself. I can merely refer to yours.
I trust this pink flowery stuff is a mere glitch in the matrix, and that normal service will soon be resumed - and especially before you visit Norway...

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Apr 2014 10:54PM
Ha! I have tried to photograph these, no luck, this looks pretty good!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Apr 2014 5:15PM
A beautiful image Moira, and a departure from your normal type of photography which has paid off handsomely

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