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Thank you so much for looking at my portfolio.I hope that it has given you as much enjoyment as it has given me in the making of it.
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I am a primary school teacher specialising in music and trying to slow down.Originally from Essex and now living in Cornwall,married with two daughters. Photography is a fairly new hobby which I really enjoy but would like to be able to do more than just take snaps. I am hoping this will be a learning curve and would be grateful for any advice.


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15 Dec 2010 8:54PM
Hello Di,
Have just spent time perusing your images and WOW!! stunning work. Will be coming back for more but its now time to go home x

(Enjoying our little word Associations) :o)

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BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
14 Sep 2010 4:31PM
Belated Congrats to you and the family Di.
He's gorgeous, and will be much grown
by now !
Hope the big move goes well too.
Catch you again soon.

28 Oct 2009 10:59PM
Hello .. love your pics .. and thank you for your comments on my 'late rosebud' Smile
CSuk Plus
8 7 33 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2009 11:51AM
Hello Di.
Thankyou for the vote on my 'Purple Pink Petals' flower manipulation. Now that I have seen your beautifully vibrant portfolio and your manip work, I'm not surprised. Your'e definitely a nature girl and a manipulating one at that. Err...that last part does'nt read right does it Smile but I mean it kindly Di. Keep it coming and thankyou for sharing your work with us all at EPZ.
21 Jun 2009 9:18AM
Looking the beauty more closely, but your imaginations are great.
Thanks for encouraging comments.
16 Jun 2009 6:51PM
Colorful portfolio
16 Jun 2009 1:24PM
Hi Di.
A fabulous portfolio, superb images and colours.
graceland Plus
13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2009 3:01PM
super pictures well done
9 Apr 2009 12:54PM
Thank you for your kind comment on my image. You have some fantastic flower shots in your portfolio, the colours are strong and vibrant and well manipulated. Great work
9 Apr 2009 9:14AM
Hi Diana. Thanks for your kind comments about my narcissi. This is the first time I have seen your portfolio - it is gorgeous. I will be back!
BarryC123 Plus
9 43 25 Ireland
8 Apr 2009 3:52PM
Hello Dinah.
Thanks for your kind comments, and for taking over about two solid hours of my day spent looking through this fantastic portfolio - I'm sure I'll be back too - a great collection.
31 Mar 2009 12:35PM
TerryMcK Plus
9 72 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 9:27PM
Hello, Di,
I came across your images while randomly "browsing" around EPZ & I was immediately impressed by the high scores your pictures received. When I looked at your pf in more detail, I understood why. You have a unique way of presenting your work, which, in turn, is highly original. Every one of your uploads, real or imagined, rightly deserve the recognition received - proven by the army of "fans" who have recorded their admiration here. And that includes me.
sable Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 8:26PM
This a beautiful portfolio its taken me quite some time to look through it and I will be coming back for more Thank you for your kind comments on my recent upload Condolences for the loss of your Mother Take care and keep snapping - Elizabeth
10 Feb 2009 1:32PM
Hi Di

Thank you for your recent comments on my photos, you have a wonderful portfolio the colours and shapes are just superb.

I'm also very jealouus I know I come to Cornwall 3- 5 times a year but every time I leave and look at my pictures all I want to do is pack up and move down (one day when my wife is ready lol)

Kind regards
30 Jan 2009 3:26PM
Hi Di, Thank you for your comments on my Gerber. I really like your portfolio, especially Dreaming and Dahlia Dreams. I envy you living in Cornwall. I regularly visit Plymouth to see my daughter and grandsons, but do not get enough time for taking photos. Funny that you also come from Essex, my home town being Wivenhoe Essex. Happy Shooting.
User_Removed 12 4.9k England
20 Jan 2009 5:05PM
Hi Di

Bit late I know....... Just spotted you'd visited my Portfolio in Dec.

I used to do lots of flowers shots, before I moved and gave up my larger garden. Only got a tiny garden one now.

I do like your portfolio, full of the lovely images of my favorite hobby.

20 Jan 2009 2:01AM
luv your work
19 Jan 2009 8:59PM
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2009 1:07PM
Thinking of you, and to say your pf is gettitn better and better
Linda Smile
certx Plus
11 415 1 United States
9 Jan 2009 3:41PM
Oh my goodness... I was going to comment on pictures... but I don't have all day to comment on them all. They are all absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful profile. I am still learning, and I like think, improving. Smile One day I hope mine will look like this!

Thank you for you comment on my peaceful little path. Smile

4 Jan 2009 9:14PM
Only one word: colour.
Wonderful portfolio.
P.s. Thank you very much for the award.
15 Dec 2008 1:27PM
Firstly thank you for the comment on my photo. You have a wondefull PF, I will have to come back and look in more detail.
taupo Plus
9 66
8 Dec 2008 7:49PM
Fabulous portfolio. Some really breath taking shots in here.

I'm jealous. LOL!

Lisa xx
19 Nov 2008 11:53AM
Hi, thank you for your comment! I'm so pleased because it led me to your gallery. I love your work, particularly the digital manipulation. You have inspired me! Can't wait to get started.
16 Nov 2008 7:34PM
Thank you for your kind comment on my modest attempt at a flower pic. Your portfolio is outstanding and has inspired me to keep practising!

What stunning shots - you have a really good artistic eye, and I love your photos, especially the manipulations. I also love your sense of humour in the word associations Smile.

teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
12 Nov 2008 9:20PM
What a fantastic portfolio. The flower captures are wonderful in colour and detail and the digitally manipulated kaleidascope effect work is beautiful beyond belief.
I shall be spending time during the dark evenings this winter enjoying browsing through these lovely works of art and shall look forward to future uploads.
10 Nov 2008 10:52PM
What an amazing portfolio. The colours are so vibrant. You have a great talent. I enjoyed looking. Will visit again.
9 Nov 2008 8:20PM
Nice close ups, I just bought a set of close up lenses so will be uploading soon
4 Nov 2008 9:31AM
Very nice flower pics - unique style, very impressive.
29 Oct 2008 1:27PM
Your really have an amazing portfolio which is very popular amongst other ePHOTOziners. Rather than just take an 'ordinary' picture of a flower you have put some thought and turned them into a kaliedoscope of colour or you have just concentrated on a small detail. If you like flowers (I presume you do) check out the work of Dianne link She visited our Camera Club last week in Wallasey and her work proved very popular. Dianne is a school teacher too!!!

Thanks also for your comments on my Mayrhofen, Austria photograph. The photograph of the 2 girls in the desert was actually taken on a beach, with hotels, bars and an entire resort just a 2 minute walk away. It is one of my favourite images of mine of all time and has done OK for me. I am really pleased you like my work.

9 1.4k 30 England
20 Oct 2008 10:29PM
A wonderful set of flower pics. Our world is so full of beautiful things and you obviously have a very good eye for seeing them. Andy
5 Oct 2008 7:04PM
Fantastic flowers as always. Such detail and deep colours.
graceland Plus
13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2008 4:27PM
A great Lot of Flower pictures well presented and well done

Great to see such colour

Regards Robin
Squirrel Plus
11 445 6 England
23 Sep 2008 3:08PM
Your flowers are a real inspiration.
Excellent PF.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 9:23PM
A wonderful floral portfolio, full of colour and life. Very inspiring Dianah and one to be envious of
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 10:59AM
super portfolio Di, loads of lovely flowers with plenty of colour and detail, a pleasure to view.

ketch Plus
10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
26 Aug 2008 8:16AM
Hi Di

I have been missing your stuff for a couple of weeks so thought I would drop by - I have never commented on you pf - so I thought I would make ammends by doing so - especially after your last Sun series which were especially beautiful - still very much your style but particularly engaging.

You do indeed have some wonderful and truly impressive images in your pf - a joy to view.

Best wishes

konu Plus
9 31 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 12:16PM
Very unique & flowery pf with some nice experiments.
13 Aug 2008 9:43PM
Fantastic portfolio
regards Nigel
A great pf. Keep the shots coming.
Great shot, I like the detail you have captured.
Keep up the good work Thanks for your comments on my last upload.
21 Jul 2008 1:35PM
This is very very colourful
13 Jul 2008 5:36PM
What a fantastic p/f.
They are all so delicate and lovely colours.
1 Jul 2008 1:26PM
i'm speechless! all i can say is what a fantastic PF!

thetriguy Plus
13 23 12 United States
1 Jul 2008 12:09PM
Every time I look at your portfolio I just cringe! I can't image what beautiful images you're going to come up with when you have more time on your hands come December. Smile
Best, Bill
jaecat Plus
10 29 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 12:01PM
i just love your whole collection,keep em coming
Such a wonderful selection of excellent shots in your Pf,You obviously know and love flowers deeply.,thanks for your comments and votes on my work,your an inspiration.David
bfgstew Plus
11 668 105 England
12 Jun 2008 4:28PM
The build up of your P/F from such humble beginnings to quite an explosion of colour and style is envious Di. Thank you for sharing.
3 Jun 2008 6:23PM
I've just had a browse through your portfolio, and may I say in my opinion you have some quite stunning shots.
You should be very proud of yourself!
graceland Plus
13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 3:11PM
GREAT Picture keep um coming !!
27 May 2008 12:30PM
Great detail and lovely colours,its a joy to look at,Dane.
looboss Plus
11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 9:53PM
Such an explosion of colour, a lot of your images are so beautiful. I am quite envious Smile

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 8:15AM
superb portfolio
26 Apr 2008 2:37PM
Beautiful PF, great work
23 Apr 2008 10:48PM
di you have some amazing shots on your portfolio.
23 Apr 2008 5:41PM
Hello Di

What a an absolutely beautiful portfolio & thankyou for your comments

AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
23 Apr 2008 4:50PM
Wonderfully artisitic portfolio; you have developed an amazing talent for floral manipulation. Keep them coming!!!
20 Apr 2008 10:17PM
Lovely portfolio. Very well done, some terrific shots.

20 Apr 2008 10:55AM
well done di xxx frank
15 Apr 2008 12:40AM
stunning portfolio well done
13 Apr 2008 1:16PM
a great collection,
well done
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
12 Apr 2008 7:21AM
Just had a lovely browse.
Wonderful flowers and clever artwork.
Really beautiful, very well done.
8 Apr 2008 7:38PM
WOW what a portfolio, its brilliant, something to aspire to.
30 Mar 2008 10:07AM
Thankyou for your comment its most appreciated,although i think ive a long way to go before i reach your standard , its outstanding.
28 Mar 2008 1:52AM
Nice flower collection
24 Mar 2008 12:22PM
Hi Di,
My deep gratitude to you,
User_Removed 11 19 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 6:31PM
Hi there. Love your portfolio. You have such a variety of pics here.
Artois Plus
11 405 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 9:40AM
Wonderful PF - inspiring
kaylesh Plus
13 28 Scotland
14 Mar 2008 6:10PM
Lovely portfolio .. lots of excellent images and makes your comments on my pic mean that much more .. Thanks
what a fabulous portfolio Dianah, it certainly gives me a few ideas for the summer, and your photos deserve the high vote numbers that they have recieved- well done

10 Mar 2008 4:26PM
I have just looked through a few pages of your excellent P/F you have some wonderful photos
and Images all a pleasure to browse through
when i have more time shall take in the rest of your work, Thanks for your kind comments ,
thanks LB
franfoto Plus
10 2 32 England
2 Mar 2008 1:11AM
Always a pleasurable experience to take a look through your PF Di, It's real eye candy for me. I really enjoy your work.
hanks for the kind words
29 Feb 2008 9:51AM
I love your precious collection of your beautiful flowers. Someday, if I catch a time, I'm gonna show you the tropical flowers of the Philippines.
NikkiW Plus
11 33 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 7:38PM
thank you so much for your comments on my photos......its great to get feedback/opinions. Just looked through your pf and you have a great distinct style and some very colourful pictures. a great portfolio.
nikki x
graceland Plus
13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 3:49PM
Well Done alot of great work here regards Robin
sjteague 9 147 1 Wales
24 Feb 2008 9:29PM
A super PF, bursting with great colours....But they look great in large print..

sidaorb Plus
11 3.9k 2 England
29 Jan 2008 9:07PM
What a mixture of stunning photographs and amazing digital manipulation, you are a very talented lady with an unique artistic eye Smile
Stunning textures

Snowbird - Anne Murray
Woodstock - Mathew Southern Comfort
Ball of confusion - Temptations
No matter what you want - Badfinger
Loneley Days - Bee Gees
Cracklin Rosie - Neil Damond
luxaeternam 10 21 1
17 Jan 2008 9:29AM
What an interesting portfolio. Your 'traditional' work is beautiful and your digital art really gives you a marked style. I'll be dropping by again !
17 Dec 2007 5:16PM
Hi Di, your Pf Is wonderful !!! look forward to seeing more..
Has the Di stamp on, good work
20 Nov 2007 3:19PM
Excuse the pun - but bloomin marvellous. Very bright and crisp clear photos. Keep up the great work. Andy
10 Nov 2007 8:42PM
You have some absolute cracking macro shots in your collection and you are verygood at it.I will be adding you to my ever growing favourites list.

All the best Pete
9 Nov 2007 7:26PM
Hi Dianah your pf is beautiful glad I took the time
to look, I can see a lot of work went into all the manipulations,
Like Mark, thanks for your attention to my efforts, been through all your pics a few times, your point scores say plenty, Bodnant House stands out.
Cannot work out how you do the two or four circles, found 'polar coordinates' and 'spherize', but that is about it.
Really love the flower shots thanks for the comment on my pic too
28 Oct 2007 1:51PM
Wonderful collection of flower pics ive seen.

Keep up the gret work.

28 Oct 2007 12:56AM
Thanks for your comment on my picture, it prompted me to look at your portfolio - WOW, its great, so much colour and interesting images.
Well done,
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2007 4:59PM
About time I added my comments on your inspirational pf. I love your flower manipulations and the vibrant colours of your shots.
Ammonyte Plus
11 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 10:21PM
Di, you have an extraordinarily beautiful portfolio!

Tim the Ammonyte
gerrymac Plus
10 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2007 1:39PM
Amazingly colourful p/f,a lot of work has gone into this,very well done
Art2105 Plus
10 26 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2007 10:09PM
One of the most strikingly colourful portfolios I have seen with some excellent innovative digital manipulations. A pleasure to visit.

Well done.

25 Sep 2007 9:37PM
Love the flower shots some really good images
You have a wonderful vibrant array of compositions in your pf beautiful work ...

alwolf Plus
10 341 3 England
10 Sep 2007 7:50PM
Like your use of colours,excellent shots
DEZ44 Plus
10 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2007 7:24AM
Excellent portfolio, great images.... thank you for your kind comments.
ColinT-B Plus
11 38 3 England
26 Aug 2007 10:02PM
This is one impressive portfolio Di. Some really nice manipulation and presentation.
21 Aug 2007 5:52PM
Wow!! you have some excellent shots..Many thanks for your kind comments..Mike
csr Plus
10 3 England
19 Aug 2007 8:26PM
Fab work nice one
26 Jul 2007 10:29PM
Really love your portfolio...amazing manipulations and lovely flowers!
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
18 Jul 2007 10:44AM
Great Portfolio, very good manipulations, Great work, Another new fan ! Nicky
Cabit Plus
10 104 England
15 Jul 2007 9:39PM
Thanks you for your comments on my pics, even the bad one's, you have some magic stuff & have given me something to strive for, look forward to your next bit of magic.
8 Jul 2007 7:37PM
Superb PF- Will hope to see more Dianah
KKmoments Plus
11 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 12:38PM
Beautiful eyecatching PF Di..... your photoshop work just keeps getting better and better with each upload, great manipulations on wonderful natural subjects. Keep up the brilliant work. Karen Smile
wow your portfolio is amazing, i think im going to focus on floral photos. Maybe you can give me some advice on how to get loads of readers votes Smile.

rmr Plus
10 1 Wales
30 Jun 2007 6:51PM
i love you"r work you have a new fan
26 Jun 2007 12:24AM
Hi Di, Once again I have been going through your portfollio. As you know I agree with Neil. Just Fantsastic, what more can be said.

1 Jun 2007 8:16PM
Love your portfolio great artistic manipulated images. Gives me something to aspire to.
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
30 May 2007 4:54PM
Your portfolio is fabulous. The colours and presentation of your work is just stunning. Keep up the fabulous work.
26 May 2007 1:31PM
Dianah you have a wonderful showcase of work, it is real joy and ispiration viewing your excellent photos. Jeff
25 May 2007 9:41PM
Hi Dianah, Your portfolio is wonderful, I especially love your wonderful manipulations. With Best wishes,
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
25 May 2007 6:29PM
I have just looked through your excellent portfollio it has some amazing work in there you are in my mind the best artistic on this site looking forward to seeing more

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    Di Hooke
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