What a Caper!

By CaroleS
Taken on the shoreline in Malta earlier this year. The Spiny Caper. It took us ages to get the timing right to capture this flower. Depending on the amount of sunshine we were either to early or too late for it. Exposure was difficult too in the bright light. We tried for shots every day for a week, but eventually ..... Smile

A big thank you to all who commented and voted on Spots and crinkles with a special thank you to Alan for his GEA, and Lynne and Trev for their UA's.

Best wishes

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Malta Spiny Caper

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I wish I took this !!! Just perfection in every sense. Just had to award you for this one Carole.

Pam GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
14 Nov 2012 8:12AM
Superbly captured, Carole. I see many of these beautiful flowers here, and even have one growing out of my boundary wall Smile Carol
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 148 England
14 Nov 2012 8:19AM
What a beautiful flower, lovely clarity and colour, Carole.

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:21AM
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 8:40AM
Absolutely stunning !! You captured it perfectly Carole !! Great photo Smile
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 8:46AM
Clearly well worth all that effort!

Richsr 10 91 223 England
14 Nov 2012 8:46AM
Well worth all the tries, good details and colours in this
regards Richard
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:05AM
Such a dainty flower - beautiful colours SmileSmile
14 Nov 2012 9:38AM
Eventually indeed GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin a very fine capture well worth the attemps this is spot on excellent

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 10:07AM
That is an amazing flower and captured to perfection Carole
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Nov 2012 10:11AM
a fine capture, beautiful delicate stamen. They remind me of butterfly antennae!
Irishkate Plus
6 40 107 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 10:46AM
Very well done Carole - I got one of these in Santorini but it was in a dark place
so had to up the ISO but yours is a much better image.
This shows it's beauty so well.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 116 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 11:45AM
An explosion of stamens from this beautiful flower: detail so well captured, Carole.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
14 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Just gorgeous.
Love the colours.
Very well done Carole.

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
14 Nov 2012 12:19PM
It's worth all that time and trouble, Carole. It's a shot that cannot be bettered IMHO. Incredible!
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
14 Nov 2012 12:21PM
As you say Carole not the easiest to expose for, excellent light and detail, your patience has paid off.


Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
14 Nov 2012 12:34PM
Quality capture Carole. Spot on.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 1:00PM
fantastic detail carole brilliant colours and light love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
14 Nov 2012 1:03PM
Wow, this is gorgeous! Another stunning capture, Carole, love it Smile
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
14 Nov 2012 1:04PM
That's stunning Carole.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2012 1:15PM
Sounds a bit of a caper right enough Carole.
You could have camped out overnight on the shore though,
to get the light in the morning !!
A colourful shot.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Nov 2012 1:20PM
It does look like it could be difficult but a superb accomplishment-- such a pretty bloom!
14 Nov 2012 1:30PM
SPECTACULAR! A beautiful flower, well lit, superb detail. Yes, an ACE! SmileSmileSmile

morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 1:52PM
Stunning shot Carole, fantastic detail and colours, superb clarity

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:44PM
This is gorgeous Carole - excellent detail, light and colour.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 4:38PM
A lovely delicate shot.
Niknut Plus
7 1.4k 72 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 4:52PM
Beautiful !!!.....gorgeous light & clarity !!!
The detail is outstanding Carole, what a lovely shot.

14 Nov 2012 6:02PM

franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
14 Nov 2012 6:23PM
Beautiful image Carole.

14 Nov 2012 6:24PM
Great title for this stunning image Carole, well done.

John Smile
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:35PM
A great title for a great photo stunning.


Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:43PM
A great caperGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 7:47PM
awesome and I mean this from the bottom of my heart
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
14 Nov 2012 8:18PM
Never seen one of these beauties before.A Brilliant image with great detail
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 8:28PM
Well you cracked it in the end, perfect shot Carole.SmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
11 976 1882 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:51PM
Your patience was rewarded, Carole, wonderful light and detail.
15 Nov 2012 12:30AM
Stunning capture Carole
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 8:06AM
Wow Carole, that is one stunner of an image, Peter..
15 Nov 2012 12:52PM
Excellent detail .
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
15 Nov 2012 1:06PM
A gorgeous flower and so worth the wait capturing this shot. Just beautiful!.......Sandy
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 3:00PM
Radiant is the work that comes to mind!
A very inspiring image with so much beauty and elegance in show!
Gerryrys 5 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 3:23PM
Worth the effort Carole. Superb in every detail. Smile

lesliea 7 2 Australia
15 Nov 2012 11:20PM
Beautiful image nice colour and detail.
Allen, Smile
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
16 Nov 2012 5:28AM
Superb indeed

jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 7:22AM
Very well done Carole - is this the caper that produces Capers?
NeilWigan Plus
6 15 16 England
20 Nov 2012 8:57PM
well worth the time and effort .
Tibetan 4 3 England
21 Nov 2012 10:36AM
Splendid photo, love the colours, detail in spot on, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Nov 2012 10:05PM
Absolutely gorgeous Carole, this is one of your very best
JuBarney Plus
5 22 3 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:56PM
This is a superb shot, well done on your perseverance. (I have PM'd Nick)

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