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By dianah
My mum's bungalow has now been sold and I am in the process of clearing out. Beautiful flowers in the garden so I have taken a few shots. This is as close as I could get to the inside of an iris and have tried to emphasies the texture of the petals. It is good to have time to spend on the computer once again. Two weeks and three days to go ! Smile Smile
Thank you so much for your is so good to hear from you all again.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

Voters: BreadandShutter, Joline, oldham and 122 more

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Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
2 Jul 2009 12:39PM
What a difficult task you have on your hands. I'm glad you can see the beauty in spite of it. I hope you can transplant a few of her favorite flowers to a garden you can continue to visit. My thoughts are with you, nice to see you posting again.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 12:59PM
What an amazing image
Rogerex 15 32 12 Australia
2 Jul 2009 1:15PM
Lovely colours and shapes. Beautifully manipulated.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2467 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 1:35PM
I love what you've done here. Because as with so many of your manipulations, however far you take it from the original it's still unmistakable as an iris. The manipulation seems to add to rather than reduce the organic, living feel.
Wishing you strength for the next couple of weeks - and then a terrific surge of creative energy when you're out!
nickyv32 14 135 England
2 Jul 2009 1:39PM
Hi Di,
Sorry I am getting sooo left behind on here, life is a huge problem at the moment here, my thoughts are with you, beautiful shot

dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 1:40PM
Thank you everyone..and you too Moira. I have reached the stage now where I can't wait to have time to myself ! Smile
cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 1:46PM
Lovely image. Nice work.
2 Jul 2009 1:58PM
Lovely colours and presentation
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 1:58PM
Fabulous close up, love the colours.
danbrann 17 640 17
2 Jul 2009 2:00PM
You will appreciate the time when you have it and perhaps we wilkl see more of these. Superb.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 2:24PM
Great to see you back Di - and with another stunning image. The colours and patterns here are really beautiful.

prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
2 Jul 2009 2:29PM
Mam,You mus t visit the permanent art gallery of Sri Maa at Pondicherry, India.The library has a book in which Sri Maa has described different flowers in most appropriate way in tune with human philosophy. And that is what I find in your PF.
Thank you so much for ur comments.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 2:33PM
Superb work here.

EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
2 Jul 2009 2:58PM
Amazing, yet I still knew it was an iris. Well done indeed! Know what it feels like re your Mum's garden, but having some lovely images to match with your other good memories will in time be a delight.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
2 Jul 2009 3:05PM
A swirling beauty than you have to look at for a long time

shandoor 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 3:32PM
Beautiful image wonderfully processed very well done
franfoto 14 2 32 England
2 Jul 2009 3:44PM
Lovely to see you back on site Di, and with such a beautiful shot. Love the effect you have given it too.
Take care
Portknockie 17 48 Scotland
2 Jul 2009 4:09PM
Hi Di...The work you have done to the Iris is fantastic....And will always be a reminder of your mum and her beautiful garden...

FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
2 Jul 2009 4:55PM
Superb again Di, lovely presentation, lovely to see you back with us again Wink
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
2 Jul 2009 5:19PM
Truly beautiful work Di... sorry I haven't been on here of late but heart and thoughts are with you
casson 15 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 5:53PM
A superb macro, never realised the Iris flower looked like this
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
2 Jul 2009 6:14PM
like the effect.lesley
2 Jul 2009 6:17PM
Stunning Work !!!!
goso 15 2 1 Australia
2 Jul 2009 7:14PM
Beautiful, Dianah.....Bill
2 Jul 2009 7:27PM
beautiful image di,well done.ray
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2239 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 7:43PM
Nice to see you posting again, Di. It has been a difficult time for you, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, which this iris reminds me of....a tunnel with a delightful soft and cosy flowery cushion at the end. I like the fact that you haven't overdone the manipulation, lovely closeup, beautiful colour.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 Jul 2009 7:52PM
A gorgeous close up, such heavenly colour and so beautifully manipulated
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
2 Jul 2009 8:13PM
Welcome back Di. So nice to see one of your superb presentations again.
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 8:17PM
lovely swirly colours Di, thinking of you through this difficult time,
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
2 Jul 2009 8:40PM

bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
2 Jul 2009 8:45PM
Lovely work on this Di. It is recognizable as an Iris but your effect makes it a piece of art.
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 9:44PM
Thank you so much everybody..I have really enjoyed doing this one and it is the first time for ages !
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 10:03PM
great work making a very nice image in your own style

Hoffy 17 262 16 England
2 Jul 2009 10:56PM
Makes a great pattern.
PattiW 16 24 2 United States
3 Jul 2009 2:47AM
Breathtaking image! It's like a macro of a macro! Wonderfully creative! God bless, Patti
Dorothea 16 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 6:07AM
Lovely shapes and colours.
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
3 Jul 2009 6:45AM
been thinking of you.. hope you are doing well..
you did a outstanding job on this shot.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
3 Jul 2009 9:13AM
A glorious blue swirl of an Iris Diana.You must have lots of fond memories of your Mother's Flowers

Bet you get busier than ever once you retire Smile but in a different and pleasing way . Smile xx
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 10:01AM
Wow thats stunning.
3 Jul 2009 11:26AM
Beautifully hypnotic capture, Di, stunning colour, very fine image, Adrian
3 Jul 2009 3:36PM
Beautiful image and memory.
lostintime 14 13 6 Germany
3 Jul 2009 5:02PM
Stunning image Di, almost like the entrance to another world.
crookymonsta Plus
13 842 10 England
3 Jul 2009 5:27PM
Such a sad time for you but you can still see the beauty around you. Love what you have produced here. Sandra
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2009 11:54PM
a stunning image at what must be stressful times for you Di, excellent colour to this
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 1:47PM
A beautiful fluid image Di. we are counting the days- you especially!!
Hard moving things out of a home with so many memories. Still your photos of the garden will bring you pleasure for years to come.
susanbarton 13 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 2:28PM
Wonderful image I love the intense blue great work

Manghat 12
4 Jul 2009 4:30PM
good picture here........

GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 6:39PM
Awwww sorry you have had to go through this. Gorgeous colour and fab manipulation.
Enjoy the weekend sunshine.
Marilyn x
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 7:16PM
But super captures as always,
nigele1 17 1
4 Jul 2009 9:01PM
Between a dream and reality, beautiful.

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
4 Jul 2009 10:35PM

Quote:Between a dream and reality, beautiful.


Agree Di, All the best for you & yours
Neeka 12 16 Wales
4 Jul 2009 11:38PM
Incredible image. Just beautiful.
hebdens 16 5
5 Jul 2009 7:44AM
feels like you are being drawn into the image, gorgeous work.
Hebe 14 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 7:25PM
A truly stunning and beautifully presented image Dianah.
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
5 Jul 2009 7:43PM
So arresting from the thumbnail and just so lush to stare at in full size. Looking forward to your freedom Smile

dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 8:22PM
Thank you to everybody..Hi Andrew, I am REALLY looking forward to my freedom ! I will have a bit more time here as well.
sable 13 9 7 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 10:20AM
A beautiful image - Elizabeth
6 Jul 2009 7:05PM
Stunning work as always Di.
MandsH 14 England
7 Jul 2009 11:19PM
This is gorgeous and such a lovely colour
sandrish 18 36 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 9:05PM
Stunningly beautiful Dianah. I do envy you - such a short time to freedom. 14 months and I can retire or may be reduce my working hours from full time to a couple of days. I hate to wish my life away but I do crave time to myself!

WOW - note capitals
janet 19 27 England
10 Jul 2009 10:34AM
Absolutely stunning!

m3lem 15 England
12 Jul 2009 4:16PM
A breathtaking image - so beautiful
Pegon 16 78 1 England
14 Jul 2009 9:18PM
A really beautiful image Di. It's nice to see you back posting again, saying that, I'm also finding it hard keeping up to date on the site. There's not enough hours in the day for me Smile.
Dotrob 16 Wales
16 Jul 2009 7:24PM
Lovely work Di. My thoughts are with you.
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
17 Jul 2009 3:31PM
Outstanding piece of digital manipulation Di, whilst retaining the natural beauty of the iris. Wonderful colours, light and textures.
fatherpie 13 18 12 England
17 Jul 2009 10:17PM
Stunning image ... and some fabulous comments
Best Wishes
fentiger 20 920 24 England
18 Jul 2009 8:53AM
It's all been said so here is a vote.

Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
27 Jul 2009 4:46PM
Superb manipulation.
NamVet17 12 1 United States
12 Aug 2009 2:21PM
Breathtaking. Superb color. Draws you in very nicely. Al
Cor 12 Belgium
2 Sep 2009 8:10AM
Excellent strong blue symphony.
29 Jun 2010 9:02PM
This is a wonderful image. Well done. Smile

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