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Cistus: Rock Rose

Captured in the early morning sunlight, there were 3 of these pretty shrubs before the devastation of last winter. Guess I am fortunate still to have 2 surviving and in full bloom. No manipulation used, just the result of the early morning light. Reminds me I ought to get up and out more often in the early hours, but will I?

Sorry about only clicks of late. Daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter at the weekend, then our son staying for a few days too. To crown it all, the last of our Jack Russell Terriers tried to follow Ross when he set out on a long walk on Monday and has been missing ever since. There have been many tears and a great many trips around the area by all 3 of us trying to find our little old lady, Hope. Wonderful news as of this evening when a neighbour spotted her in an area we'd never have thought of! She's now well bathed, fed, watered and of course, cuddled and settled safe and snug into her own little bed for the night. Think we'll all sleep better for that!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jun 2011 - 8:29 PM
Focal Length:6.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Good Morning Sunshine!
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:6 Jul 2011 - 11:25 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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I am so pleased you found her, I know how distraught we would be if Patch went missing. - gary


I am so glad you found little Hope. I just know how I would fell if Daisy went missing. I would be sick. Two lovely early morning captures.............Sandy


Lovely shots of the Rock Rose, Ann. And how awful to have lost the wee dog......I do hope she turns up safe and well......will keep my fingers crossed for you.

andylea  737 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 12:50 AM

so pleased you've got here back ann two super capture brilliant detail wonderful colour and light v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink


we have suffered a lot in the garden over the last two winters,potted shrubs even inside have gone ,glad the dogs ok .


Beautiful images Ann well taken.
Allen, Smile

7 Jul 2011 - 1:43 AM

Lovely shots of the rock roses Ann, and reading your commentary, I was so relieved to read that your terrier is back home safely - phew!

saeidNL  6 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 5:28 AM

Beautiful and lovely images with fine detail,well done,


A beautiful image, Ann, and what great news about your little terrier, so glad to hear she's back at home, safe and sound. Carol


Beautiful images Ann, wonderful news, the dog back homeGrin



A fine image Ann, but even better news about the wooferGrin



WOW!!! Wonderful
My star for you today!


Wonderful shot and such good news about your little dog.

imagio  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:47 AM

Lovely captures Ann



This is an excellent, appealing image - I thought it may be a bit dark but a second look has shown the subtle early morning light. A different and very suitable composition too. Well taken Ann. Glad you got your dog back. A

7 Jul 2011 - 9:25 AM

Two lovely images Ann, lovely light and so beautifully captured. So glad your dog has been found safe and sound.



Super images Ann but, more importantly, wonderful news that you have found your little dog!

7 Jul 2011 - 11:46 AM

good detail and whites so happy you found the wee doggieGrinGrinGrinGrin


Anjantoo  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 12:34 PM

So glad you found your little dog, it must've been so worrying,


Beautiful delicate flowers very well captured. The white exposure is spot-on.

JustDucky  4 Canada
7 Jul 2011 - 4:39 PM

very beautiful set Ann, V1 for meSmile - glad you found your little dog

7 Jul 2011 - 6:23 PM

Two lovely shots.................Martin


Beautiful flowers and well done for getting up so early. Really pleased to hear that Hope is home safe and well too.


7 Jul 2011 - 8:30 PM

Lovely images Smile

Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:43 PM

V2 for me today Ann. Glad to read you found your dog safe and well.

Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 11:00 PM

So lovely Ann - has the feel of an enchanted forest for me - this is magical,

So glad your little fella is back home safe and sound - what a worry for you.

And also you are right, I should get up early too - maybe tomorrow, or Saturday, or Sunday.................or maybe it can wait until Monday


Beautifully subtle capture of this stunning flower Ann, glad you found her they are such a part of the family.

Jekaro  6 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 - 7:09 AM

Two top images, Ann, love the backgrounds which set of the flower to perfection.
Glad to hear your dog was found safe and well.

Shootme  6 England
8 Jul 2011 - 7:59 AM

Lovely pair Ann v1 for me. I'm so pleased you found your dog, what a drama. Its true what they say - You dont know what you've got till its gone! Keep her cosy.


goso  9 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 8:14 AM

Top pics Ann, and top news about Hope ...Bill

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 - 9:34 AM

Lovely images Ann, love V1.


Two beautiful images Ann, love the background..Lin

LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 2:12 PM

'Two superb & lovely floral images,' Ann. "v1 is a 'real Cracker'!"

Ciao...Peter Wink


Fabulous Ann, love them bot, but V1 just gets it for me Grin So glad that your little lady was found safe and well Grin
Julie x

Techno  71401 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 9:59 PM

Excellent image, boy do you have to be quick with these, they drop there petals so readily, alas, mine (Pat) took an awful battering during the winter sat exposed in the front garden, looks so sorry for itself.
Regards Mal

Last Modified By Techno at 8 Jul 2011 - 9:59 PM

Very beautiful capture - so pleased you have found your little dog Smile


Two beautiful images Ann, glad to hear that your canine companion has returned home safe and well

9 Jul 2011 - 11:54 PM

You did so well with these Ann, the detail in the white petals are superb,


beautiful images ann,love v2,well done.ray

Canadiann  5 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 4:18 PM

Hi Ann, how are u? glad you got your dog back. These are really lovely captures so pretty love V1. Sorry to have missed so much. Looking forward to my trip to England in October and hoping to meet anyone on here who can find the time. Take care
Ann xxx

PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:58 AM

Glad you got the Jack Russell back. Years ago my in-laws lost theirs for 3 days. we hunted high and low over surrounding countryside. eventually police contacted and said a local person had found her and taken her in. returned safely. Whilst we had been searching into the night Lucy had been curled up around the good samaritans fire!! (it was winter!). Great shot by the way. Paul

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