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**Thank you everyone **

By dianah
A huge thank you to all who have been here and left such wonderful comments . I know that I am hardly here at the moment. Working almost full time and two of my friends have husbands who are desperately ill so am spending time with them ! Life is hard sometimes..I feel we have all been given a huge knock these last 12 months. I am not leaving but uploads will be few and far between before July, until I retire. I do apologise for the lack of time spent on all your portfolios..I will be back but just at the moment there are other really important things that must take precedence ! This is one of the flowers in my raised beds in the front garden..I just love the colour. I will work my way round to you all in the coming days..don't give up on me please ! Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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MrsS Plus
11 4.5k 18 England
14 May 2009 9:48AM
Another stunner, Di, and I know exactly what you mean about time running away with you.

Hope you are surviving SATs and bet you can't wait till July, we certainly will be looking forward to seeing lots more of your fabulous images Smile

Keep smiling

Fran x

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goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
14 May 2009 9:54AM
Lovely, Di.......Bill
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
14 May 2009 9:55AM
A fabulous bright image, Di, beautifully presented. Don't worry, we can wait. Carol
14 May 2009 9:56AM
Spot on.The colours detail and dof are perfect
14 May 2009 10:22AM
Great shot,
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 10:31AM
Thank you so much. Just finished marking spellings. Smile Rushing once again to be in my 12 am ! This is my only morning off and trying to make the most of it ! Smile
14 May 2009 10:57AM
great shot love the colour i know the feeling
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1852 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 11:34AM
Glad to see you uploading - and great to hear that you are retiring this summer, you're going to enjoy it believe me! Smile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
14 May 2009 11:38AM
A super image Di. You shouldn't put pressure on yourself by trying to catch up on commenting ~ just do what time allows!

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
14 May 2009 11:47AM
Could never give up on you when you post shots as good as this Di. Spot on.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
14 May 2009 11:57AM
Lovely shot, one of my favourite flowers, I think its the Potentilla flower, hope to see you back soon, times are hard with me at the moment and I am struggling to keep up on here...Take care of yourself

jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
14 May 2009 12:14PM
Keep on focusing on what is important in life. There's a lot of thing beside photo. A great upload this, have a good time whenever you can

crookymonsta Plus
10 834 10 England
14 May 2009 12:20PM
Glorious colour and great depth - knew it was yours. Not an easy time for you but always pleased to see you posting. Sandra
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
14 May 2009 12:25PM
Like the tones and details in this Di - well captured and processed.
keep smiling.
Regards Richard.
14 May 2009 1:05PM
Gorgeous shot Princess Di Smile
8 10 10 England
14 May 2009 2:01PM
As a new member I have just been looking at your gallery and what beautiful images you produce. They are an inspiration.
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 2:49PM
Thank you to everybody and to you too Joan, welcome to EPZ ! Smile
14 May 2009 2:58PM
Know that rushed feeling
Love the shot
Fantastic shot,but most of all look after yourself that is more importent.
Kind regards Dave
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
14 May 2009 4:06PM
A gorgeous image.
Beautiful photo/colour, very well done

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 May 2009 4:29PM
Thank you for this lovely flower-- Take care-- no need to attempt to catch up here, welcome whenever!
14 May 2009 5:15PM
Beautiful Di, gorgeous colours, Have missed you but understand how you must be feeling, take care, and all the best for your retirement.
14 May 2009 5:22PM
Superb colours and image
What a stunning shot, really great colours.
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
14 May 2009 6:02PM
Great image

Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
14 May 2009 6:18PM
We certainly won't be giving up mon you Dianah.Keep hanging in there and your images will always be a reminder of how much you are valued on here.
14 May 2009 6:42PM
I wont give up on you Di', and I hope that very soon, life will be as bright for you, as the pictures you give to us.
All the best,

John Smile
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
14 May 2009 6:54PM

Quote:Keep hanging in there and your images will always be a reminder of how much you are valued on here.

I'll second that. Great image to brighten up the day.
14 May 2009 7:03PM
Wonderful colour and DoF Dianah, great shot.

Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
14 May 2009 8:49PM
Beautiful light in this.

Best Matt
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
14 May 2009 9:44PM
Lovely colour Di. Give yourself a little time too - stay well.
14 May 2009 9:46PM
Absolutely beautiful Di,

Keep in touch
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 10:07PM
It is so lovely to hear from you all..I am here for a few minutes every day and I will get round to everyone eventually I promise. Smile
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
14 May 2009 11:55PM
Glorious flower close-up Di. Wonderful vibrant colours and super detail. Love the clean background and warm tones. I always enjoy your uploads and will look forward to the next one when you are ready.
15 May 2009 9:34AM
Life can be very cruel and demanding at times, hopefully things will ease for you soon.
Take care. Annette
15 May 2009 1:55PM
A beautiful image Di, lovely vibrant colour.
Take care and look after yourself.

Trish x
15 May 2009 2:03PM
You do some lovely work Di and this is no expection
sunshot Plus
13 24 United Kingdom
15 May 2009 3:39PM
beautifully captured Di, i hope that you will enjoy your retirement.....well i know that you will

take care

superb image di,such beautiful colour,enjoy your holiday in the superb lake district, i look forward to seeing your pictures.regards.ray
15 May 2009 7:52PM
We should really all be grateful to you Di for sharing so many beautiful images with us. There are matters much more important than photography and EPZ so please take your time and support you friends.

Best wishes, Phil.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
15 May 2009 9:37PM
wonderful image full of glorious colour and makes a very uplifting photo. Hope you are ok, sounds like you are having a really bad time but it will all work out in the end we hope. take care and we will all be here when you find the time to come back on site.... thinking of you....

Linda Wink
sable Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
15 May 2009 9:45PM
A fabulous image - beautiful colour and detail - Elizabeth
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
15 May 2009 10:34PM
What a beautiful colour Di
Well SATS are all over - hopefully the last lot!
Hope you get a relaxing week following all the stress.
Thanks for your comment- all the more valued as I know you are very busy
Take care
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
15 May 2009 10:43PM
A fabulous image Di, such wonderful vibrant colour and so beautifully presented
15 May 2009 11:06PM
Stunning shot, i no how you fill trying to fit everything in Di, but you take care of yourself.
Beautiful vibrant colour, great deatil,
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
15 May 2009 11:13PM
Gorgeous colour and light, and lovely DOF Di.
Sounds like the final push for you.
I'm struggling with hedges and grass to cut, it's growing time.
Just photographed one too, yes, at Eden.
They do stand out, had to ask for the name, geum.
There were some nice irises too...
9 25 4 England
16 May 2009 7:39AM
Stunning image.
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
16 May 2009 8:13PM
Beautiful shot, Di, and as for people thing I've learnt: they're always here for you. The wonderful thing about EPZers.


A Wink
Beautiful flower and lovely rich colours.
16 May 2009 10:56PM

Quote:Could never give up on you when you post shots as good as this Di. Spot on.

Agree wholeheartedly, Di, superb shot. So sorry I'm only clicking at the moment but my wife is very poorly so not too much time. Take Care.
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 9:00AM
nicely captured
17 May 2009 7:06PM
This is a truly beautiful shot Dianah, I love the colour too.
PattiW Plus
12 24 2 United States
18 May 2009 1:15PM
Love the fabulously vibrant color! Patti
18 May 2009 5:21PM
Beautiful image wonderful colours...Well captured.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 8:27PM
Please be assured that we all understand and that EPZ has to take a back seat at times, but we will be here for you and always look forward to your pics. When things are going right for me, I think of you and others like yourself, and count my blessings. But I also think of you at other times, hoping there is light at the end of your tunnel.....I know there is.
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 9:06PM
Thank you so much Pamela for your lovely words. I am so tired at the moment but hopefully things will get better. Thank you to everybody else is so good to hear from you.
10 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 3:41AM
Simply beautiful...
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
19 May 2009 9:15AM
I promise you, retirement is highly recommended and not so long for you now, so hang on in there! This is a lovely image. You do have a lovely pf.
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
19 May 2009 11:04PM
Beautiful work again Di, yes retirement can be great and taking up photography has made it even better, still don't have time to fit everything in though Wink Do take care, best wishes,
19 May 2009 11:41PM
this is beautiful - not long till retirement now
panda Plus
13 5 1 England
20 May 2009 3:06PM
Beautiful image Dianah, can't be faulted.

Regards Phil
franfoto Plus
10 2 32 England
20 May 2009 11:35PM
Superb Dianah, wonderful colour and superbly captured.
Take good care of yourself.
Hang on in there Dianah........ excellent use of dof which really sets the flower off a treat good work.
ketch Plus
10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
21 May 2009 2:16PM
Encore -

A brilliant image, hope all goes well and life calms down.
25 May 2009 8:17AM
Superb image as always Di
Your in my favourites! so I'll know when your uploading...LOL
Take care.
26 May 2009 7:30AM
Beautiful image again Dianah. Hope you get some time to yourself soon. I know how you feel!

26 May 2009 8:46PM
Beautiful image, super detail and colour. Keep uploading when you can Di, so many of us know how you feel, take care.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 8:07AM
No need to appologize Diana, you do what you have to do - and just pop in when time gives you the space you need.
Lovely flower shot - as ever.
Have some good month of work before your retire!
28 May 2009 10:48AM
Beautiful colours Di..detail is superb as is the dof..

janet Plus
15 27 England
29 May 2009 10:25AM
Lovely colours Dianah.

Take care of yourself.

Such a beautiful shot Di as all your images are. Take care and we will look forward to seeing more of you in July.

7 Jun 2009 9:28PM
I think flowers love you more than anybody else, thats why you get best flower pics.
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
16 Jun 2009 6:11PM
sorry to hear times are tough at the mo roll on july so things will ease alittle.a lovely image.take care.lesley
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 9:27AM
Such a beautiful vibrant colour. The detail is second to none.
Marilyn x
OMG Plus
9 51 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 12:31AM
Lovely bright colour and great composition
Rgds Derek
ChazB Plus
12 64 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 1:07PM
Gorgeous colour and well composed.

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