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Thriving on neglect

By AshTree
One of three lilies I had for my birthday last summer. Long after they'd finished, way into the cold weather, I read about how much care they needed, that they are hard work but worth the effort. Oh dear, I thought, I've taken none of those steps, made no effort at all, I'll have lost them Sad. So you can imagine how delighted I was to see them all growing sturdily this year. This was the first one out - now waiting for the white one to flower Smile. Hope you like these images and thanks for stopping.

Sorry for the long absence - I am in the process of looking through the gallery, but it will take a while to catch up, I'm afraid. Thank you all for your lovely comments and wishes re Terry's mum, Edith.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: Trev_B, user_absconded, mrswoolybill and 35 more

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Comments


Trev_B 9 148 68 England
19 Jun 2011 8:36PM
What a gorgeous set Theresa V2 has my vote, beautifully subtle.

Trev

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 8:45PM
I go for V2, followed by V3. I'm just a sucker for portrait...
Moira
19 Jun 2011 8:46PM
Just stunning V2 is my choice.
Regards Roy
LexEquine 10 19 United States
19 Jun 2011 9:24PM
v1 beats v2, 'by a whisker,' for me, today, Theresa. Exquisite color, DOF, details, & composition,...on all three images! Great to see You, back on site.

Ciao...Peter Wink
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 9:26PM
three belters theresa v2 for me today simply stunning Wink
andy
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
19 Jun 2011 9:28PM
These are so beautiful and dream-like, Theresa. I was thinking how wonderful a symbol it is at this time, having lost your mother-in-law, to be reminded of the return of life, even if not in this world.
Christina
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
19 Jun 2011 9:36PM
Thanks Trev, Moira, Roy, Peter, Andy and Christina


Quote:These are so beautiful and dream-like, Theresa. I was thinking how wonderful a symbol it is at this time, having lost your mother-in-law, to be reminded of the return of life, even if not in this world.
Christina


What a lovely thought Smile. And what I didn't mention was that these were, in fact, a birthday present from Edith - my last from her, so I will now be taking good care of them Smile.

Theresa
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
19 Jun 2011 9:45PM
Nice to see you back, Theresa, after the recent loss you sustained, and with what a cracking set of vibrant lily shots: I can't decide on a favourite, so it's 1/3 vote per image.
Ronnie.
19 Jun 2011 10:00PM
Three beautiful images and wonderful colour Theresa.Nice to see you are back ..Lin
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
19 Jun 2011 10:14PM
So vibrant and colourful Theresa.
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
19 Jun 2011 10:25PM
Thank you Ronnie, Lin and Danny.
Theresa
19 Jun 2011 10:25PM
These are beautiful, the colour is stunning. It has to be v1 for me.
Steve.
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
19 Jun 2011 10:26PM
Thank you Steve.
Theresa
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
19 Jun 2011 10:49PM
You can be very proud of these Theresa - photographically and the green fingered bit.SmileSmile
Joan.
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 10:54PM
Superb macros - V1&V2 are very special in composition - Stunning colours - very good images

Daniel
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
19 Jun 2011 11:07PM
Thanks Joan and Daniel.
Theresa
20 Jun 2011 12:16AM
Lovely image
20 Jun 2011 7:52AM
Three belters .... no favourite here...
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
20 Jun 2011 8:48AM
Thank you Becky and Barbara.
Theresa
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 9:40AM
Three extremely beautiful images here, well done.
Carol
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 11:50AM
Fantastic set of images Theresa, I love the colours and the detail is superb, for me it has to be V2

Hugh
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
20 Jun 2011 12:27PM
Perfect selective focusing on those pollen bearing anthers - wonderfully soft throughout the rest of the frame. Gorgeous bokeh.
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 1:02PM
Great set here Theresa, of lovely colours and great selective focus.
Shell
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
20 Jun 2011 1:27PM
Vibrant images ~ my vote goes to No. 2.

Albert
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
20 Jun 2011 4:49PM
Love the colours in this set, Theresa - each one beautifully captured and presented - if I'd to choose a fave, V2...just! Wink
Trev Smile
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
20 Jun 2011 5:23PM
Thank you Carol, Hugh, Ann, Shell, Albert, Malc and Trev.

Malc: the dof is genuine, not photoshopped - I was very close, using a macro lens at f/2.8 Smile

Theresa
Alvar 9 23 2 France
20 Jun 2011 6:24PM
Great to see your lovely images again Theresa
Alvar
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 7:55PM
Theresa, so beautifully captured all three.
But V1 is outstanding
Lillian
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
21 Jun 2011 8:59AM
Thank you Alvar and Lillian.
Theresa

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