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Easter greetings

By CarolG  

Many, many thanks for all the pm's and e-mails I have received during the last week, wishing me a speedy recovery. After eight days in bed, I have finally found a little strength to get up and upload a couple of floral images to wish you all well for Easter Sunday. This bout of 'flu really hit me badly, and has left me with no 'get up and go' whatsoever, so I think it may be a few days before I get back into the swing of ePZ, but please bear with me, I will be back on a regular basis shortly, and for now I hope you enjoy the couple of wild flowers that are blooming here in the meadows for Easter.

Tags: Macro General Flower Close-up Easter Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

Voters: dven, prabhusinha, bobsblues and 92 more

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dven Plus
13 25 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 7:02AM
Hi Carol I am sorry to hear you have been poorly i did not realize . but i did miss your lovely insects over the past week, have a great Easter and get well soon


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8 Apr 2012 7:02AM
A befitting greeting.Thanks.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 7:02AM
Happy Easter to you Carol wish you speedy recovery ,Two great images to cheer us all up V1 a real cracker .
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 7:08AM
Stunning, and the image isn't bad either.....SmileWink

My first day back and was looking for you.

It's great that you are starting to feel better.

Take it easy and have a happy Easter SmileWink

So simple but beautifully taken. Both are tack sharp and have gorgeous saturated colours. Both images are nicely isolated and have lovely bokeh. Love both but #1 just wins for me. Get better soon. Regards Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 7:51AM
Pleased to know that you are feeling a little better Carol
Happy Easter to you and
what a beautifully presented V1
love this delicate little flower
both good
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
8 Apr 2012 8:03AM
Poor Lass as I assumed you had taken a holiday.

Get well very soon.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 8:15AM
Glad you are at last on the mend, beastly fluSad Two lovely images Carol, V2 is unusual and V1 is lovely too so they share my vote - Carole
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 8:16AM
I hope you will quickly recover from your Flu attack.
This is a superb image, beautifully presented.
danmclean 11 1 Australia
8 Apr 2012 8:23AM
Fantastic, love the glow effect round the flower,, nice work,
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 8:30AM
Good bold images.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 8:35AM
Two crackers Carol, but V1 really knocks your eyes out -splendid.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
8 Apr 2012 8:45AM
Two great shots.lovely colour,these will make you feel better
Happy Easter
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
8 Apr 2012 8:53AM
Aren't they beautiful! I especially like version 1 (purple!) Smile

Glad to see you back, but take things easy!
8 Apr 2012 9:06AM
Two lovely blooms beautifully captured and presented.

Glad to hear your feeling better.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 9:11AM
2 super shots and you take care of yourself.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
8 Apr 2012 9:18AM
Delighted to see you back with us, Carol. I know that this flu is a really nasty one, so take your time getting over it and don't rush things. Love V1 - what a beauty!

MoragM 8 1 Scotland
8 Apr 2012 9:23AM
Happy Easter Carol - sorry to hear you have been floored with flu - wishing you a speedy return to top gear! V1 is spectacular!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
8 Apr 2012 9:27AM
Love that iris - it really glows.
I didn't realise you were really ill with flu Carol - more horrid than it sounds, I know. At least those tiny beasties have had a rest from posing for a week. Wink
Welcome back. Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Apr 2012 9:56AM
V1 is awesome Carol, hope you are feeling yourself soon.


8 Apr 2012 9:56AM
Two very fine captures Carol.
Good to hear you’re feeling a little better.

buxton 10 England
8 Apr 2012 10:12AM
Two beautiful images, V1 is stunning.
Glad your feeling little better. get well soon.
A very happy Easter to you.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
8 Apr 2012 10:20AM
Beautiful flowers.
Very well done Carol.
Happy Easter and be all better very soon gal.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Apr 2012 10:26AM
Happy Easter to you Carol. Thanks for this fine shot.
9 10 10 England
8 Apr 2012 10:30AM
Wondered where you were Carol; didn't know you were poorly. Take care and don't try to do too much to soon. Two lovely images today with V1 being one of the loveliest I've ever come across.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
8 Apr 2012 10:33AM
really like the light and colour of v1. wishing you a happy easter.lesley
metro074 8 8 Australia
8 Apr 2012 10:38AM
I love this Carol it is absolutly gorgeous. The light and detail is wonderful
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
8 Apr 2012 10:43AM
Well done you and welcome back, nice to see your on the mend, but take it easy for a while eh!

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Apr 2012 10:48AM
So sorry to hear you have been poorly, Carol, but good to see you back with these two beautiful floral captures.
A happy Easter weekend to you.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:01AM
Simply put into photographic terms, 'flipping gorgeous'...

Regards Nathan
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Apr 2012 11:04AM
Two lovely captures Carol, but v1 really leaps off the screen. Super sharp and colourful. I wish you a speedy recovery.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:12AM
My favourite of all favourite flowers, colourful and sharp with great detail, love it - good to see you back, did wonder where you were and if you were ok! onwards and upwards now fingers x
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
8 Apr 2012 11:22AM
2 lovely images Carol, wondered where you had been of late, get well soon,
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Apr 2012 11:24AM
Nice to see you back on here, Carol, sounds like you've had a really bad dose Sad A couple of beauties here to brighten up Easter, hope you're at least able to enjoy some of it Smile
Take care,
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
8 Apr 2012 11:25AM
That iris in V1 is a blinding beauty of a shot. My word.

I love the flowers in V2 - wild orchids??

Listen...don't worry about just get better Smile

Happy Easter!

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
8 Apr 2012 11:29AM
So glad to see you're up and about a little. Rest is the best thing for the flu.
I love these wild flowers, especially since ours are still deep in the ground.
V2 is a looks like a cross between and orchid and an iris.
8 Apr 2012 11:37AM
2 colourful sharp shots Carol full of detail nice work both worthy of a vote glad you are over the worst of the flu

nikshot 9 9 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:45AM
Look after your health first and foremost Carole, photos and the EPZ crew will still be here.

Have a good easter and get really well soon.

All the best Nick
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 12:12PM
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 12:28PM
Glad you hear you're better Carol.
superb capture and v1 is stunning.
happy easter
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 12:42PM
Glad you are feeling better .Happy Easter .great macro work as usual.....Phil
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
8 Apr 2012 1:27PM
Two wonderful and colourful capture,Carol,very well done,Happy Easter to you Carol.
8 Apr 2012 1:35PM
Beautiful close ups here Carol so you haven't had a very nice Easter but your on the mend, that's good to hear so get well soon. Gary
bagman 7 65 United States
8 Apr 2012 4:22PM
Absolutely gorgeous and impressive stunning flower work, Carol.
They are really exquisite pieces of beautiful work.
Happy to hear that you are feeling some what better now and getting around.
8 Apr 2012 5:48PM
Two stunning images, the light, detail and colours in v1 are gorgeous. So glad to hear you are feeling better, Take Care Happy Easter.
8 Apr 2012 5:55PM
Great image.
Get well soon.

8 Apr 2012 7:20PM
wow very beautiful...
Happy Easter

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 8:49PM
Really missed you, but so glad you are turning a corner at last - take care and go steady now - v1 is a lovely capture Carol - best wishes for a full recovery SmileSmile
barmymarny 8 1 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 9:33PM
Get well soon Carol xx
goso 11 2 1 Australia
8 Apr 2012 10:04PM
Lovely work Carol - hope you are 100% soon ...Bill
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Apr 2012 11:31PM
Two beautiful images Carol, I hope you start to feel better soon and that you can get out and about with your camera again, best wishes, Ed
8 Apr 2012 11:58PM
Both stunning images Carol,lovely presentation..Lin hope you are feeling better miss your gorgeous pictures.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 6:13AM
What a joy to see you are back Carol!
Sorry to hear you were not well. Here is me thinking you had taken a trip to some exotic place on a massive hunt for exotic bugs... Meanwhile you were dealing with bugs of another sort.... Tongue Speedy recovery, I suggest a plate full of bits of fruit on the window to attract butterflies or other little insects and you don't have to go too far for some of your legendary bug shots. I have to say today's flowers are a delight to the eye. Good wishes and and get well soon. IB
9 Apr 2012 9:28AM
wonderful shot ! i too hope that you soon are bck to your self again fighting fit !
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
9 Apr 2012 9:45AM
What glorious Irises Carol xx

Sorry you have been confined to bed xx Anyone to look after you ?

Can't have been as bad as you though I did have Amoxicillin & steroids. Still coughin but not so weak now as you can see on my Sunday photo . Big Hugs & get well soon xxxxx
cjl47 10 4 3 England
9 Apr 2012 11:02AM
Welcome back Carol, a speedy recovery.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Apr 2012 11:03AM
Beautiful image. Glad you are now feeling better
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
9 Apr 2012 1:14PM
Beautiful shots, but more importantly, I'm pleased to hear that you are recovering. Flu is no fun to have.

Silverzone 10 2 England
9 Apr 2012 4:10PM
V1 is a stunning image. I am glad to see you back in action and hope you have a speedy recovery. Sylvia
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Apr 2012 6:53PM
What a fine shot. I hope you will sonn feel a fine as your beautiful flower.
10 Apr 2012 7:37AM
beautiful work Carol! So glad you are on the mend! Gill
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
10 Apr 2012 8:42AM
Hard to pick but if you make me,,V1,Wink

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
10 Apr 2012 8:43AM
Glad to see your on the mend,,
evelen 13 5 England
10 Apr 2012 6:46PM
beautiful shots carol hope you are feeling better .
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 9:03PM
Superb, both images. Good to hear you're on the mend Carol. All the best!
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 8:21AM
Stunning image. Really like v1. Paul
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 10:40AM
Two stunning images V1 is amazing
1881 6 India
11 Apr 2012 6:30PM
Just a single word -WONDERFUL shot.
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 9:32AM
So beautiful, Carol.
Hope you are feeling much better now!
akhtarkhan 16 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 1:31PM
Stunning capture, gorgeous flower, pretty petals, brilliant colours, nice detail and neat background......nice work Carol.


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