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7 Aug 2012 4:47PM
Very beautiful coloring and love the blurred background

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4 3 7 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 4:49PM
I think it looks better with the fly on it. The colours are superb. Cracking shot!Grin
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 4:50PM
It has a lot of charm despite the broken petal, Ann, and the fly's iridescence is beautifully captured.
7 Aug 2012 4:57PM
i think the broken petal makes the image more interesting
such a bold coloured bloom and love the colours of the fly
7 Aug 2012 4:58PM
well done a fine capture it comes off the screen right at you love the colours and the soft background seperation nice one

PattiW 11 24 2 United States
7 Aug 2012 5:05PM
Beautiful color combination, fantastic detail and super DOF. Patti SmileSmileSmile
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
7 Aug 2012 5:08PM
A great capture,damaged petal did not spoil this as the fly take's our eyes off it
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
7 Aug 2012 5:08PM
Fine floral shot, Patti, excellent detail and colours, and the insect just adds that wee bit extra interest.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 5:15PM
An macro photograph of the highest quality, simply mouth watering colour and exquisite detail.

Regards Nathan
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 5:26PM
Lovely shot !!!.....great quality !!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 5:28PM
Lovely capture and a great addition in that colourful fly SmileSmile
7 Aug 2012 5:34PM
As usual spot on well done

zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
7 Aug 2012 5:51PM
beautiful colours captured.
Beautiful image Ann, nice colour and detail,
7 Aug 2012 6:15PM
Brilliant Ann, I have no choice but to give you my award once again. WELL DONE that Girl Smile

John Smile
jdinne 13 16 England
7 Aug 2012 6:23PM
Superb Ann, excellent presentation. The fly and petal take nothing away. Stunning.

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
7 Aug 2012 6:27PM
I love these felicias, Ann, such a wonderful rich blue, and the fly is superb. Carol
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
7 Aug 2012 6:29PM
A cracking image Ann.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 6:38PM
Unlike your very pretty little fly, you were wearing a black jacket at Brenzett... Wink
fantasick love the colours.great shot GrinGrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 6:54PM
Lovely colour contrast here, and good use of shallow dof.
I do love to see the odd damaged petal; it reminds me that I have a few of my own Wink
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 6:59PM
Beautiful image Ann, fabulous colours and excellent detail, quite stunning

7 Aug 2012 7:18PM
Nice crisp image. Have the RC on moi
Tremendous image and all the more so with a zoom lens too. Flowers keep becoming to me, maybe sooner than I had planned.

Ray42 8 3 England
7 Aug 2012 7:39PM
An excellent shot Ann - good use of dof and the addition of the iridescence of the fly is a real bonus
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Aug 2012 8:32PM
Dof is spot on, Ann, sharp, well composed and the colour of the fly is the cream.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
7 Aug 2012 8:41PM
The eye goes straight to the fly Ann - the petal matters not.Smile
7 Aug 2012 9:44PM
I'm no macro expert that ticks all the boxes and more for me, Ann. Superb.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
7 Aug 2012 9:56PM
A great shot of both flower and fly, the broken petal does not spoil the shot at all for me. - gary
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
7 Aug 2012 10:32PM
The colours just sing out in this lovely image. I've always rather liked the "odd one out" so to speak - well, in flowers anyway!

Ayoob 5 Australia
8 Aug 2012 2:10AM
Fantastic macro shot and lovely detailed image ...........GrinGrinGrin
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
8 Aug 2012 7:28AM
Not a bluebottle but would you believe Greenbottle Smile A most enjoyable image with the fly making a good focal point.

Tibetan 4 3 England
8 Aug 2012 8:09AM
An opertunity seized! great compatible colours and very good presentation, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
KingBee Plus
10 492 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:20AM
Brilliant! Great colour, DoF, sharpness where it needs to be, everything!


ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
8 Aug 2012 8:57AM
LOL...when I first looked at the image before reading your descrip, I went, "Oh-hoooh my goodness" at what a grand shot it is. Timing-wise, colour-wise...and c'mon...that fly!!

Then I read your descrip.

Ann, I can't speak for everyone but that broken petal is COMPLETELY inconsequential. You've captured Nature at its best - the pairing of two beauts SmileSmile

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 11:40AM
Thanks everybody for your support of the damaged petal! Smile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
8 Aug 2012 11:54AM
The petal just adds to the character of this flower.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 3:06PM
Superb macro! Well shot and presented. IB
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 Aug 2012 11:53PM
A fabulous close macro Ann, the detail and colours are simply glorious. You should be glad that your little visitor dropped by he made the clicks fly in for this one!Grin

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