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**Sea Dreams**

By dianah
Taken at the Isle of Wight a few weeks ago in a moment of utter pleasure..sitting on the edge of the cliff, looking at the sea.
I have a single morning to myslef so this is a huge hello to you all..retirement looms in five weeks and I am more than ready ! Smile
I hope that you are all well and smiling..it is good to be back, if only for a brief while.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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Comments


16 Jun 2009 11:27AM
Good to see you back
Roll on 5 weeks I say
Great shot as well

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16 Jun 2009 11:30AM
Super sharp focus melting into softness, just beautiful. Good to see you posting.
Sandra
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
16 Jun 2009 11:38AM
A beautiful image to come back to us with, Di, and may the next 5 weeks pass quickly for you! Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1437 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 11:42AM
A moment of utter pleasure and that shines through. Sunlight glinting off the sea, lying back in the grass, silence except for the song of birds. It's good to see you on the site. But be warned, we seem to be busier in retirement than we ever were when working full-time!
Moira
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
16 Jun 2009 11:42AM
How very beautiful. You will sooooooo love retirement, it can be the most creative time of your life! Looking forward to seeing more of your work soon!
Joline
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
16 Jun 2009 11:44AM
Fine shot.

Rock
Cormy 8 3 England
16 Jun 2009 12:00PM
Gorgeous.
Cheers
Alan
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 12:09PM
Great to see you back here, Di, and I promise that you will love every minute of retirement as we do. Joline's words are so perfect for the occasion.
This is a photograph taken with warmth and understanding as well as great technique. I'm no commentator on pics of flowers, so hope that will do!
Bill
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
16 Jun 2009 12:14PM
Like the details and tones in this Di - lovely work.
Keep counting the days will not be long now.
Regards Richard.
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 12:18PM
Thank you so much everybody..it is so good to see and hear your words once again. I am really looking forward to spending more time with my camera.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
16 Jun 2009 12:39PM
Beautiful capture with a great DOF, I guess you will have great times in the future

Peter
greatdog 8 21 England
16 Jun 2009 12:50PM
Great shot,lovely colour and composition,look forward to more of your photos,Dane.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
16 Jun 2009 12:53PM
People ued to ak me "what will you do with yourelf when you retire?"
Well the anwer is be bussier than ever and be able to enjoy every minute of it. This is a lovely capture, as is the whole of your pf.
Regards. Joan.
16 Jun 2009 12:56PM
Beautiful, love the dof and colours. Glad to see you back, I can confirm what others have said, and am sure you'll love retirement and find there are still not enough hours in the day to fit everything in. Enjoy your last weeks at school.
Sylvia
16 Jun 2009 1:08PM
Love the colour of this.
Roy
Herge88 9 40 4 England
16 Jun 2009 1:08PM
Lovely dof and a very delicate image.

Best Matt
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
16 Jun 2009 1:15PM
lovely image Di
Dennis
Scaramanga 8 47 6 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 1:31PM
Beautiful colours and depth.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
16 Jun 2009 1:33PM
A beautiful presentation Di, superb detail where it matters, lovely light and a superb BG, great to see you back Smile
Geoff.
Rachel99 7 1 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 1:37PM
Beautiful! Wonderful soft colour and great use of dof
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 1:52PM
Very lovely shot of one of my favourite little flowers
Mavis
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
16 Jun 2009 2:10PM

Quote:A moment of utter pleasure and that shines through. Sunlight glinting off the sea, lying back in the grass, silence except for the song of birds. It's good to see you on the site. But be warned, we seem to be busier in retirement than we ever were when working full-time!
Moira


Been retired some ten years now and totally agree with Moira's comment-- great fun and never been busier. Enjoy.
Ron
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
16 Jun 2009 2:12PM
Beautiful colour, and an excellent composition, lovely bg.
Brian.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
16 Jun 2009 2:12PM
Superb capture. Beautiful detail and colour. Highly recommend retirement - providing you can keep up with all its demands!!
bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 2:24PM
This is a super capture.

John.
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
16 Jun 2009 2:35PM
Hi Di

Good to see yours again too - I have been lying low licking my wounds a bit recently - will PM you when I get a mo. You are just too good at these - I think this is a SeaPink whihc is just so wonderfully appropriate - I love this.

Best wishes

Robert
16 Jun 2009 2:59PM
A really great, shot, well up to your usual great standards.
Just try to chill out until you retire.
Peter
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
16 Jun 2009 3:06PM
Good DOF
Such a beautiful little flower and such a lovely delicate colour, lovely presentation.
janty66 8 3 England
16 Jun 2009 3:53PM
this is a real beauty...
16 Jun 2009 5:28PM
Great to see you back on epz...
Wonderful image as always!
Gill
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
16 Jun 2009 5:31PM
Hi Di
A Poem about your picture for you!
-------
Is it alright
If I write
That the colors are bright
As the lips of my bride
In the night...?
That the compo is light
Which I loved at first sight
At first sight...?
Praising words magnified
Comments-clicks multiplied
Our envy-your pride!
GR
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
16 Jun 2009 5:53PM
George has said it all. Lovely.
Mikelane 8 1 Wales
16 Jun 2009 6:01PM
This is beautiful Dianah,love the focuc well captured regards
Mike xx
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
16 Jun 2009 6:26PM
Beautiful

Stace
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
16 Jun 2009 6:47PM
Really lovely.

Ken
superb image di,welcome back.ray
MalcolmS Plus
10 1.1k 13 England
16 Jun 2009 7:33PM
Great use of DOF Dianah

Malcolm
LeighRebecca 8 267 10 England
16 Jun 2009 7:58PM
What skillful use of dof, making a beautiful image.
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 8:04PM
very pretty Di, nice to see you back,
Chris.
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 8:19PM
I'll bet you are ready for retirement - teaching is a very demanding job. In the meantime enjoy the last few weeks with the children and your colleagues - and thanks for sharing this beautiful image with us.

Phil.
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 8:46PM

Quote:Hi Di
A Poem about your picture for you!
-------
Is it alright
If I write
That the colors are bright
As the lips of my bride
In the night...?
That the compo is light
Which I loved at first sight
At first sight...?
Praising words magnified
Comments-clicks multiplied
Our envy-your pride!
GR



You are lovely George and what a magnificent poet !! Smile Thank you for your thoughts and words and the same to everybody else..it is wonderful to hear from so many people .
Di x Smile
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
16 Jun 2009 9:11PM
A really pretty delicate flower.
Jann
xxx
goso 9 2 1 Australia
16 Jun 2009 9:20PM
Lovely, Di..........Bill
16 Jun 2009 9:23PM

Quote:A really pretty delicate flower.
Jann
xxx



My thoughts when I looked at this. Nice to see you posting again and thanks for your comment on my recent post. I haven't been on the site much either lately - busy, busy, busy!

Enjoy your last few weeks of work and then a long and happy retirement!

Ali Smile
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 9:47PM
Delightful capture Di. Only five weeks to go. I hope you are on a countdown clock!!
Helen
derekv 8 3 England
16 Jun 2009 10:41PM
Welcome back, Di.
Derek
leginR 8 England
16 Jun 2009 11:31PM
Beautiful image & Good to see you back.
regards Nigel
17 Jun 2009 12:46AM
gorgeous colour nice shot
Dawn
17 Jun 2009 5:54AM
Great shot
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
17 Jun 2009 6:38AM
Good to have you back, Di, and what an image to come back with!!

A Smile
17 Jun 2009 7:31AM
Great shot.
Dave
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 9:26AM
Gorgeous and natural. Beautiful.

Marilyn x
Sahyadri 8 61 2 India
17 Jun 2009 9:32AM
soft so soft.... beautifully detailed
panda 11 5 1 England
17 Jun 2009 11:34AM
Nicely captured, subtle DOF.

Regards Phil
17 Jun 2009 2:31PM
Beautifully captured, very delicate.
Christine
17 Jun 2009 6:30PM
this is beautiful..
Sorry I have been slacking on all the C+C's.. not manageing as well as I thought I would be ... can't concentrate to stay focused ..lack of sleep I think lol
Hope you are doing well... been thinking of you as well.. and praying you are doing well.
cantona43 Plus
10 923 4 England
17 Jun 2009 9:53PM
a beautiful shot Di, wonderful colour and dof
Neil
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 11:18PM
A great image and wonderful to hear you have had some time to relax and take stock. and how nice to know the end of work is near.... all that time. Smile

Linda
Campbell 7 1 Scotland
17 Jun 2009 11:48PM
Stunning image, well captured.
Peter
18 Jun 2009 6:58AM
What a lovely capture Di.
Paul
18 Jun 2009 11:51AM
Wonderful light and colour Di, love the DOF.
Take care
Alex
Hebe 8 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2009 8:42PM
Hello Dianah. What a lovely image, the softness of colour is so beautiful.
19 Jun 2009 9:59AM
Hello Diana,
nice to see another beauty of yours and good to hear that you find every now and then a moment for yourself.
I'm sure you're looking forward to your retirement - I do so as well, because then we get more of your fascinating images, hopefully!
Johanna
janet 13 27 England
19 Jun 2009 2:02PM
A beautiful image! So delicate and pretty.

Janet.
PattiW 10 24 2 United States
20 Jun 2009 12:27PM
So beautiful on every level! Coongrats on the upcoming retirement! Hopefully we will get to see more of your fantastic images when that happens! God bless, Patti
Portknockie 11 48 Scotland
20 Jun 2009 4:47PM
5 weeks..it will fly by...Beautiful flower and superb detail...

Don
Pegon 10 78 1 England
21 Jun 2009 10:45PM
Lovely shot Di. Excellent detail and DoF.
Pete.
Really beautiful
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
23 Jun 2009 9:33PM
An attractive image.

Albert
MandsH 9 England
24 Jun 2009 12:14AM
A beautiful capture
Mandy
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 6:36PM
Truly lovely.
Sandra
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 2:06PM
Beautiful Dianah, wonderful to stop and stare! I have been retired now for just over a year and I wonder now how I had time to go to work, you will be the same fill your days with things you love to do!

Susan
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 9:18PM
Thank you Susan..and everybody else. I am counting the days now..I have so many things on my list of things to do ! Smile
Ayelet_A 7 11 3 Israel
30 Jun 2009 6:47PM
Beautiful light and colours- so gentle...
Ayelet
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
2 Jul 2009 7:50PM
A beautiful image I hope you get one more click to reach a deserved century
Dotrob 10 Wales
16 Jul 2009 7:27PM
Beautiful.
Dot
teocali Plus
8 432 18 England
17 Jul 2009 3:29PM
Gorgeous close-up with beautiful tones, detail and light. Love the title.
Sylvia
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
27 Jul 2009 4:47PM
Lovely shot and presentation.
Paul

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