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Two Detours

By ChiliMan
Just two shots of lantanas taken this evening in the driveway.

I had gone to bring in the wheelie bin. As I neared the gate, the raindrop in V2 caught my eye as it caught some evening sun. I got a shot of that with the aid of an extension tube. Since I had the cam with me I decided to get a shot of the two heads in V1 (sans extension tube) which were just a few feet away.

Does V1 look a little dark to you? Hard to tell on my monitor sometimes.

Thanks for the response to yesterday’s rooty cat, all Grin


Andrew

Tags: Water Drop Colourful Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Raindrop Evening sun Lantana Extension tube

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11 Oct 2013 9:06PM
Superb shots
Mike

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ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
11 Oct 2013 9:06PM
Holy cow...thanks, Mike!! Grin
11 Oct 2013 9:09PM
Two fabulous captures, v1 is a beauty and not to dark, v2 excellent rain drop detail, my choice is v1
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
11 Oct 2013 9:10PM
Ta, Christine Smile
11 Oct 2013 9:15PM
Lovely shots Andrew. V2 my favourite. Love the rain drops. Those unopened flowers look like little bows! V1 looks ok to me that is not too dark. Cathy
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
11 Oct 2013 9:19PM
Thanks, Cathy Smile They do look like bows, don't they?? Very well packaged Grin
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
11 Oct 2013 9:26PM
Here we are, looking at some lovely flower pics, then we read about you bringing in the wheelie bin! Talk about spoil the atmosphere. Grin
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
11 Oct 2013 9:35PM

Quote:Here we are, looking at some lovely flower pics, then we read about you bringing in the wheelie bin! Talk about spoil the atmosphere. Grin


Heee Grin
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
11 Oct 2013 9:48PM
Two beautiful and lovely image,well done,
Saeid
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
11 Oct 2013 10:08PM
The darkness allows the flowers to shine , they are beautiful!
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 10:24PM
v1 is my favourite, but both are excellent SmileSmile
Helen
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
11 Oct 2013 10:40PM
Wow Andrew, quite dramatic this evening but two cracking images - V1 my favourite.
Joan.
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 11:08PM
Two beauts Andrew, but a preference for v2 and all that lovely detail with the raindrops.
11 Oct 2013 11:18PM
Two excellent shots of lovely flower , like them both and nicely presented....GrinGrinGrin
12 Oct 2013 1:54AM
B e a u t i f u l !
12 Oct 2013 2:18AM
Just lovely, both images......Sandy
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
12 Oct 2013 4:38AM
Two excellent photos Andrew. In South Africa Lantana is considered a pest / obnoxious weed Smile But I do have one hidden in the yard that I enjoy Smile
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
12 Oct 2013 5:51AM
Beautiful colours in the lantanas, Andrew, and enchanced by the rain droplets in V.2. Fine captures. Carol
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
12 Oct 2013 7:21AM
Two beautiful images, the darkness of the bg in V1 adds to the beauty of the image, the flowers are beautifully lit...great captures...a question....why do you carry your camera with you to bring in the wheelie bin?
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
12 Oct 2013 7:52AM
You never know when you see something ,so it's best to have your camera with you all the time.SmileSmileSmile
A lovely set of Beautiful macro imagesSmile
NettaSmile
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
12 Oct 2013 8:11AM

Quote:Two excellent photos Andrew. In South Africa Lantana is considered a pest / obnoxious weed Smile But I do have one hidden in the yard that I enjoy Smile


I'm not surprised, Herman, 'cos it grows so easily over here. TOO easily, almost Smile
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
12 Oct 2013 8:15AM

Quote:Two beautiful images, the darkness of the bg in V1 adds to the beauty of the image, the flowers are beautifully lit...great captures...a question....why do you carry your camera with you to bring in the wheelie bin?


Lol...it did sound like that, didn't it? Grin No no...went for wheelie bin and saw the drop. Went back into house, got cam, took the shots. Cam back into house, me back outside to get wheelie bin. The lantanas are about 10-15 seconds from where the cam is anyway.
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
12 Oct 2013 8:16AM
Thank you SO much for your UA, Helen SmileSmile Amazing...
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
12 Oct 2013 8:26AM
Both are excellent work Andrew.

Ken
mrswoolybill Plus
9 840 1372 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 8:30AM
Two - keeping each other company. It works.
Moira
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 8:50AM
Beautiful images. V1 not too dark for me, I like dark.

Phil.
I think the dark b/g enhances the lovely vibrant colours in V1... Two lovely shot .. Nice water drop in V2
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
12 Oct 2013 12:29PM
Two superb images Andrew - particularly like V2 enhanced by the droplets.
Brian.
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
12 Oct 2013 12:52PM
Love v1....it is dark in a very pleasing way. The flowers just sing.
12 Oct 2013 1:46PM
Like the droplets of water on v2 Andrew, nice quality images.

Gareth Smile
Shellio 4 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 1:50PM
These are stunning Andrew, V1 really stands out for me, great contrasting colours!
Shell Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 2:28PM
Lovely. Now I know the name of these. We have them in Spain and I call them Cushion Flowers as the unopened buds look like fairy cushions!
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
12 Oct 2013 5:09PM
Very vibrant eyecatching colours in these fab floral images
evelen 11 5 England
12 Oct 2013 6:02PM
beautiful images .
eve.Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1784 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 9:46PM
I did wonder if the wheelie bin eventually got brought in, but you have answered that question now.
V1 for me, nice dark background to set of those very pretty lantana.
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
13 Oct 2013 10:12PM
Two beautiful captures Andrew.....Can't see anything wrong with V1, it's a wonderful image.
Love those droplets in V2 , catch the light really well.

Hilary (*_*)xxxx

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