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 Plus
10 199 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
4 325 5 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
14 4.2k 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
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
14 Apr 2014 9:04AM
did Bill get a shot of you ????
capto Plus
5 4.5k 8 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2014 9:33AM
Lovely light and detail in the downward facing flower, well worth the effort.Smile

jadus 5 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
10 1.0k 1629 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
9 344 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
4 130 15 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
11 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
10 27 53 United States
14 Apr 2014 12:11PM
A delightful aberration of your usual style. I find hellebores fascinating.
CaroleS Plus
6 429 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 10 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
8 23 11 Canada
14 Apr 2014 1:15PM
Well, I'll be! And they look quite beautiful too.
sherlob Plus
11 2.8k 127 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
8 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.

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.

14 Apr 2014 3:59PM
Beautiful shot Moira, love the colour x
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 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
12 636 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
6 6.7k 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
12 47 13 United States
14 Apr 2014 10:54PM
Ha! I have tried to photograph these, no luck, this looks pretty good!
Glostopcat 11 255 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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