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Two images of the same flower, a Schizostylis frequently referred to as a Kaffir Lily. Sword-like leaves and a flowerhead a little like a smaller addition of a Gladioli which in fact it isn't, they flower late in the season and mine were only cut short when we had snow and ice recently. Said to be only semi hardy mine have made it through many harsh winter conditions and clearly haven't read the instruction manual! Grin

All my best wishes to one and all. Trust you have a wonderful Christmas and that 2013 proves a good one!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Oct 2012 - 3:54 AM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Indoors & Out
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:24 Dec 2012 - 11:24 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General
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SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 11:27 AM

Wow fantastic image, have a great Christmas.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
24 Dec 2012 - 11:31 AM

Two excellent images and I am hard pressed to select a favourite Smile

Tibetan  3 England
24 Dec 2012 - 11:49 AM

Very nice I must say like the back lighting in V2. both nice images Ann. on my shot the little white dots did not show until I uploaded it! I did curse lol. have a lovely Christmas, and best wishes for the new year, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 11:52 AM

Such stunning flowers, Ann, and not a one to be seen here Sad. Have a wonderful Christmas and and every good wish for the New Year. Carol

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 12:07 PM

The red shines out against the background - a stunning capture. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 12:30 PM


WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51384 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 12:32 PM

Two fine images, Ann. I do like the shape and presentation of v1 particularly. Have a wonderful Christmas,

All the best,


Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 - 12:45 PM

Quote: I do like the shape and presentation of v1 particularly.

Likewise, Ann.

Merry Christmas.


BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 12:47 PM

Beautiful, especially set against the black.
Very well done.

Merry Christmas Ann.

B. Smile

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:22 PM

Lovely presentation in v1 and its lovely to see it in situ in v2 as well SmileSmile
Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas Ann

24 Dec 2012 - 1:24 PM

This is truly an elegant image, and very nice on black.

May you and yours have a Happy Christmas and New Year.


NDODS Plus Member 44245 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:46 PM

A cracking image, wonderfully crafted and presented, the rich red against the black is stunning Ann.

I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Furthermore I would like to thank you for all you're caring comments and messages throughout the year.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 1:58 PM

Two beautiful images Ann, love that deep red colour. Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for 2013, Ed

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 2:04 PM

The natural capture in V 2 is so attractive but for sheer drama of presentation, V 1 is outstanding, Ann: the black b/g shows off the bloom so well.
Hope you both have a lovely Christmas and I send my best wishes for the New Year.

christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
24 Dec 2012 - 2:13 PM

two beautiful shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 2:30 PM

I'm hard pushed to choose between the studio shot and the natural one, but I think the studio shot just has it by a stamen (flowers don't have whiskers)!

24 Dec 2012 - 3:27 PM

Fine work Ann awards well deserved have a great Christmas


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 5:34 PM

.... and my best wishes to you all too

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 7:29 PM

v2 for me today ann belting detail and colours have a very merry christmas Wink

NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 7:36 PM

V1 for me Ann,lovely comp ,colour and presentation.Hope you have a good Christmas and a great New Year.

Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 9:30 PM

V1 for me too. Happy Christmas.Grin

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2012 - 11:18 PM

Easily stands out from the crowd - loving V1.

nikshot  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2012 - 8:55 AM

Happy Christmas Ann


Jellyfire  341 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2012 - 9:41 PM

Lovely shot, very striking

sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2012 - 10:47 PM

Merry Christmas Ann,beautiful comp..Lin

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 7:34 AM

I love how they hadn't read the instruction manual, Ann...lol Grin

V1 is a grand shot but I really love the glow in the centre in V2.

Merry Christmas!! I hope all was lovely at Becky's Smile


Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 1:18 PM

Two very beautiful images Ann. Merry Christmas and all the Best in 2013........Sandy

26 Dec 2012 - 1:31 PM

Lovely petal detail

Niknut Plus Member 51011 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2012 - 2:43 PM

Beautiful !!!!!......love the light & 'luminosity' in V2 !!!!!

27 Dec 2012 - 8:16 AM

Two great visual treats, Ann. - Raja.

hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 6:27 PM

What fab images

Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:14 PM

Two cracking shots Ann but V1 gets my vote by a mile. Lovely black background and glorious colour. I love these flowers, I had one in bloom in the garden on Christmas Day but was far too busy with the turkey etc to get the camera out.

All my best wishes to you and George for the New Year.

Rock Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2012 - 8:41 PM


All the very best for 2013.

Headgardener, Spirit and Rob

canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 - 9:09 AM

Two lovely images Ann. I slightly prefer V1 Smile Smile Smile

28 Dec 2012 - 1:49 PM

Top notch flower images Ann.

28 Dec 2012 - 3:56 PM

Two stunning images.
A flower for my shopping list
All the best for 2013

accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 8:19 AM

Two stunning captures here Ann - for me v1 by a hair but I love the transmitted light in v2 also. A

lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
29 Dec 2012 - 9:55 AM

Stunning image Ann nice light and colour with great detail.


Seasons greetings Ann,
What a lovely shot, I must try something like this with the black bg, guess i'll have to wait until spring for the flower! Smile
Best wishes for the coming new year.

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 - 6:25 PM

FANTASTIC!!!!! Ann. Happy New YearSmileSmileSmileSmile

PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 8:05 AM

wow looks dramatic on black. super stuff. paul

30 Dec 2012 - 9:16 AM

Lovely image which works well with the black background.
Happy New Year to you too.


annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 8:23 AM

Excellent lighting on this bright red beauty!

1881  3 India
5 Jan 2013 - 4:38 PM



LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

'Lovely Color & Compo!' ~ LEx

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