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By cattyal  
I can't decide if this is quite nice or just boring and ordinary - I expect I'll make my mind up tomorrow.

Still I suspect this is the last of the flowers in the pot and as it was still in good nick I chopped it and brought it in. After all that is one of the reasons I bought the thing - to take pics of and avoid having to pay 5 for about three stems. With any luck once I get this in the ground it will live and flourish - time will tell.

Genuine raindrops this time - it's been dry all day and when I want to go mooch round the garden it starts raining.....

The blasted focus ring on the lens is jamming up again - it's ok on autofocus but on manual it takes a few attempts ie. switching between auto and manual - before it will turn. I had it repaired last year after it jammed up totally but I suspect the guarantee on that job has expired - must see if I can find the receipt.

Tags: Flower Lily Flowers and plants Calla

Voters: Dave_Collier, buxton, Pinnace and 27 more


OAKEY 13 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2012 7:59PM
Beautiful!! love the lighting and great detail/textures.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
17 Mar 2012 8:28PM
A beautifully presented calla lily, the black background works a treat
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
17 Mar 2012 8:30PM
Nice exposure, - like that warm glow.

bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2012 9:02PM
A stunning shot love the water droplets and the light coming in from behind.
17 Mar 2012 9:19PM
Superb detail!!!....
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
17 Mar 2012 9:39PM
Works for me Ali.....

reaper4252 10 2 9 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 10:08AM
Stunning job, looks good to me lady ! ! !
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
18 Mar 2012 10:27AM
Exquisite. I especially like the color and detail in the base of the flower.
sherring 14 46 13 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 10:50AM
We had masses of these in our garden and would get 60-70 flowers each year.
Last year we had to make a new pond due to house extension and had to move it.
Thought it had died but started to see new growth, then the frost got it.
It is still alive but not sure if it will flower this year. Sad

Never have got a shot that I am happy with though.

LizMutimer 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 11:07AM
It's elegant!

aeras 9 6 Cyprus
3 Jun 2012 3:46PM
This is utterly beautiful , expertly lighted ...One of my top photos I have seen in this site Smile

cattyal Plus
16 9.2k 6 England
4 Jun 2012 10:41PM
Oops - sorry for not coming back sooner to say thank you everyone! Thank you too Charles for your award - very much appreciated Smile

I've had about 7 or 8 flowers from the plant I bought earlier this year but have actually only cut one flower so far to photograph. Fingers crossed it will get through the winter ok, though I might add a layer of straw for insulation, and hopefully I'll have lots more for years to come!

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