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Living Desert

By annettep38  
Well I'm so glad you could laugh with me about the security system. To answer some questions, the chain drags on the forest floor and the other side was clumsily welded to an iron post.


It was time for something more cheerful ! Here is the desert somewhere back o'Bourke after a rare downpour. Scanned it many years ago and only added the frame. The colours are real.
I've added a crop of the orginal size scan, as some of seem to thnk that the image has been doctored. I only cropped it a bit on the right and removed some of the scanner fluid. there is even some I forgot in the sky Smile

Tags: Wildflowers Desert Nsw Wildlife and nature Tibooburra

Voters: gajewski, SlowSong, RonnieAG and 55 more

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gajewski 17 10 9 United States
5 Dec 2011 8:06PM
Wow -- a great shot of desert wild flowers. So many times I went off to the desert when the wildflowers are supposed to be in bloom and so often I have come back disappointed.

Nice job here, Annette.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.3k 30 England
5 Dec 2011 8:11PM
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
5 Dec 2011 8:20PM
Love the colors here, such beauty after a rain!
Peterpools 10 2 2 United States
5 Dec 2011 8:31PM
Fantastic image. Colors, framing and composition are extraordinary. wonderful in every respect
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 8:42PM
Annette - this is just brilliant! Wish I had more than one vote; it's so beautiful!
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.1k 162 England
5 Dec 2011 8:59PM
Wonderful colours and so well presented.

enricopardo 10 5 2 United States
5 Dec 2011 9:07PM
Beautiful Annette. Love the colors. A refreshing view during our winter.

Love the composition here!

Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
5 Dec 2011 9:11PM
A beautiful summer landscape Annette, I love the painterly feel to this one
bricurtis Plus
17 2.6k 52 England
5 Dec 2011 9:12PM
First impression was you had coloured it - wonderful to know it's natural - beautiful.
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
5 Dec 2011 9:20PM
Great effect
Mike_Young Plus
15 31 13 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 9:44PM
Superb, I love this image, SL
Peagreen 12 1 1 England
5 Dec 2011 10:00PM
Wonderful image, Annette, gorgeous colour. Beautiful capture and presentationSmile
Take care, Pauline
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
5 Dec 2011 10:41PM
Amazing image Annette.
EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
5 Dec 2011 10:42PM
Very beautiful. What a wonderful sight to see.

Ayoob 11 Australia
5 Dec 2011 10:53PM
A cracking shot and very good detail image Annette........Grin
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
5 Dec 2011 11:36PM
Certainly vibrant colours annette.
And I would not have believed they were natural too !!
A good rugged image.
(Just like your ''rugged'' security system !!)
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
6 Dec 2011 6:12AM
A beautiful image, Annette, superbly captured and presented. Are the wild flowers french lavender? Carol
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 8:06AM
Nature is amazing - a wonderful capture and what are those lovely flowers? Carole
senn 11 5 1 Belgium
6 Dec 2011 8:53AM
Monet like atmosphere, .. I like it
6 Dec 2011 9:31AM
Very artistic!!
Brian65 13 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 10:58AM
Fantastic work Annette.
Rock 20 10 2 England
6 Dec 2011 12:21PM

barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 12:49PM
Those colours are just great
and I do like your presentation
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
6 Dec 2011 1:17PM
Amazing beauty.
Niknut Plus
12 3.3k 82 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 4:06PM
What a corker !!.....amazing contradiction in colours ? it a lovely 'painterly' effect !!!!!!!!
jonwebber 14 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 5:40PM
Great colours, and interesting composition.
jasonrwl Plus
12 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 6:32PM
Wonderful image Annette
PaulLiley 13 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 7:11PM
Good crop and fine colours. paul
Billyray 14 70 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 8:03PM
My first thought was its like a Monet Painting. Excellent shot and presentation.
User_Removed 14 26 2 United States
6 Dec 2011 9:51PM
Extraordinary image, Annette - such a display of color and variety!
NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
8 Dec 2011 11:43PM
Different and eyecatching presentation.
I really like the f/g purple hue, which adds lovely colour to the whole image, it has the feeling of impressionist artWink
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2011 12:16PM
Please accept my UA Annette - sorry it's late, but I had to wait until today. I just love this - great composition and love the colour. It's like an impressionist painting (to my mind!) Smile
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
15 Jan 2012 12:57AM
This could be Texas in bluebonnet season.


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