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My daughter gave me one of those packages with a bowl, compost and bulbs of Paperwhite Narcissus a few weeks before Christmas. Though I love them, I have always found they grow too leggy if started off in the house so this time I popped them into the greenhouse with far better results. They then came indoors and remained on the computer room windowsill for several weeks. I tried more times than I can remember to capture an image of them but eventually kept just this one which I think works quite well. The reflection is in the glass of the window as I took this late at night, regardless of what it says in Exif!

A special thanks to cannonfan, Brian 65, Growmore and pamelajean for those very special UAs. To all who looked in and left votes/comments. many thanks too. Your encouragement is very important and greatly appreciated.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

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20 Jan 2013 5:31PM
Nice spring image, let's hot it is not too long till we have them in the garden.

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20 Jan 2013 5:33PM
Lovely image.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
20 Jan 2013 5:43PM
A beautiful image of these delicate narcissi, Ann, and don't they smell heavenly Smile Carol
20 Jan 2013 5:46PM
Beautiful spring capture of such pretty and delicate little blooms, all the more special as homegrown with love Grin
20 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Lovely spring image
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:00PM
Gosh, these are gorgeous!
20 Jan 2013 6:13PM
Such a pretty image.
I tend to think everything you grow works well.
Love your comp
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:22PM
Lovely image Ann fabulous colours and detail

ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:39PM
Delicate flowers, great image,
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:39PM
The back reflection adds a certain touch of magic to the image, Ann

You can always change the EXIF in the edit optionWink

canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:13PM
Lovely image Ann. Hope mine turn out as well
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:28PM
What a wonderful image to see on such a cold winters day.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 7:42PM

Quote:The back reflection adds a certain touch of magic to the image, Ann

You can always change the EXIF in the edit optionWink


Thanks for that, Adrian. Have changed it to PM which is correct.

gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:44PM
Just beautiful, you have captured the whites to perfection!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 7:54PM
I tried that method of using the window at night for a reflection also, Ann: these are rather attractive mulfiheaded narcissi and you have made a fine job in capturing this shot.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
20 Jan 2013 8:41PM
The whites are very well exposed here despite the conditions, nice work.

Best Matt
20 Jan 2013 9:13PM
Excellent the reflection in the glass adds to the overall composition Ann, a beautiful white Narcissus and a fine display and presentation.

Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
20 Jan 2013 9:47PM
What a beautiful capture.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Jan 2013 1:25AM
These are so beautiful-- Lucky you! , well togged too!
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 9:49AM
Beautiful and subtle shot Ann. paul
7 10 10 England
21 Jan 2013 10:44AM
A most elegant image Ann.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
21 Jan 2013 1:39PM have shot these beauties well, Ann. They look like they smell wonderful. Do they? Sigh...I miss spring. I remember getting one of these sorta kits at Wilko's. In the box there was potting mix, a pot and nice fat Amaryllis bulb. It went up on my windowsill in Leeds. Come spring, wowww...large red flowers facing different directions like loudspeakers. I was SO thrilled Smile

Tibetan 4 3 England
21 Jan 2013 2:16PM
Excellent photo like the light on the petals look like silk, slight reflection on the glass sets them off nicely well done Ann, splendid, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 4:39PM
Absolutely lovely Ann. A cracking shot with excellent detail and colour. I am really looking forward to spring as many of us are.
21 Jan 2013 5:07PM
A beautiful image with fabulous light
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 7:37PM
I just want to smell them Ann
you really have captured these perfectly
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Jan 2013 11:25PM
They seem like precious china!
Ps the vegetarian weevil feeds the birds.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
22 Jan 2013 7:38PM
'Lovely color Floral Image' ~ Peter
22 Jan 2013 11:12PM
A very nice image - like the bit of reflection in the window.

22 Jan 2013 11:44PM
Excellent shot lovely detail
sable 8 9 7 England
23 Jan 2013 4:21PM
what a beautiful show of blooms I had a similar package with bowl bulbs etc - great shot - Elizabeth xx
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
23 Jan 2013 7:35PM
Beautiful image with lovely detail and nicely colour,very well done,
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
24 Jan 2013 9:36PM
I love these flowers and the way they smell - I actually have a couple peeking up from the soil right now! If only it rains.

Ayoob 5 Australia
24 Jan 2013 10:49PM
Beautiful shot with great details -very well taken, Ann -well done.......GrinGrinGrin
superb image ann,super colour and detail,well done.ray
28 Jan 2013 9:55AM
A very well captured image - love the reflections. A

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