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A Touch of Velvet

I over winter cuttings from the Geraniums (Pelargoniums to give them their proper name), as they are frost-tender and can't survive below 1C, a temperature sadly often reached in the Scottish Borders. This is one of my favourites which I have made sure gets through the winter months in a frost-free greenhouse for several years now.

Overwhelmed and totally delighted with the response to my previous posting. I've personally thanked all 6 of those who so generously gave me their UAs. That will take some beating!! Big Thank You to all who took time to look in, vote/comment likewise. Your encouragement certainly makes all the difference.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

Voters: canonfan, helenlinda, gazlowe and 73 more

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12 Nov 2012 10:09AM
A fantastic image and well captured

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 10:11AM
What a wonderful colour this is. I like the inclusion of the fallen petal on the variegated leaf too SmileSmile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 10:18AM
Wonderful image Ann, fabulous colour and detail, beautifully presented.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Nov 2012 10:27AM
A beautifully rich velvety pelargonium and for sure one you'd not wish to lose: lovely presentation of it, Ann.
12 Nov 2012 10:34AM
fine composition and love the colour

Happy new week

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Nov 2012 11:02AM
What a beauty, Ann, do hope you succeed in rooting cuttings from this stunning pelargonium. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 11:29AM
Glorious colour and texture.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 12:08PM
wonderful colour and detail ann a real beauty nice one Wink
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
12 Nov 2012 12:35PM
That is such a beautiful color. I too overwinter my favorites on my unheated porch. They tolerate it very well.
The bloom truly looks like velvet, I've never seen one this shade. lovely!
12 Nov 2012 12:38PM
Lovely image. Beautiful rich colour flower, does look like velvet. Smile

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 12:57PM
Oh do take care of that one Ann, a lovely rich velvety red. Beautifully captured.
Tibetan 5 3 England
12 Nov 2012 1:06PM
I can see why you look after it so would I! splendid photo splendid flower love the colour, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Nov 2012 1:08PM
Lovely rich colour, Ann, and a great shape to the image.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 1:31PM
Superb colour and detail Ann - the flower is popping out of my screen.
This picture has a 3-D effect, Ann, with dedicated DOF for the flower alone. - Raja.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 4:00PM
Another cracking image Ann.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 4:22PM
Superb Ann. Gorgeous red and as you say 'A touch of Velvet'. Its a lovely flower and well worth saving.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 4:36PM
This one is a particularly beautiful colour good luck with the over wintering

12 Nov 2012 4:59PM
Beautiful colour the flower looks like velvet a great shot.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
12 Nov 2012 5:41PM
Lovely rich colours

12 Nov 2012 5:56PM

Pleased to click you to 30 Smile

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Nov 2012 6:08PM
Rich wonderful colour, beautifully photographed.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Nov 2012 6:32PM
Yes, keep this on growing, It has wonderful rich color-- lovely image as well!
1881 6 India
12 Nov 2012 6:42PM
Is not so easy to shoot such a detail on this flower, but you have done it nicely, Great work.

12 Nov 2012 6:54PM
Beautiful and a lovely title Ann..Lin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:23PM
As always Ann another beautifully captured flower
12 Nov 2012 7:31PM
A fine composition and beautiful capture Ann.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:43PM
This is beautiful.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
12 Nov 2012 8:55PM
A nice rich colour and well taken. - gary
beautiful image ann,love the colour,well captured.ray
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
13 Nov 2012 8:35PM
You can almost feel the velvet texture along with the deep rich colour .
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
14 Nov 2012 7:41AM
Gorgeous colours and well focused.
Such a pretty image.
Hopefully to grow well again next season then.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 12:14PM
wow thats beautiful Ann and deserved an award.
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 11:41AM
Congrats on your awards - love this image it really does look like a touch of velvet xx
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Nov 2012 1:35PM
Gorgeous image Ann.......Sandy
15 Nov 2012 7:57PM
Lovely capture Ann, such a beautiful have done well Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Nov 2012 11:24PM
A touch of class Ann, I love the rich colour. I hope these beautiful flowers survive the winter in the greenhouse
15 Nov 2012 11:30PM
Beautiful image Ann nice colour well captured.
Allen, Smile
stunning colour here ann,beautiful shot.ray
hi ann,a well deserved 60.rayWink
16 Nov 2012 5:20PM
A beautifully rich coloured Geranium
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
17 Nov 2012 8:09AM
The subject positioning enhances this superb shot.

milky 14 Wales
17 Nov 2012 9:40PM
Beautiful Photo nice colours & detail-------Milky
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 11:01AM
Where have I been? how did I miss beauty
Ann this is quite exceptional,
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
18 Nov 2012 1:15PM
Nicely composed image with a rich colour.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Nov 2012 11:00PM
What a delightful colour here. Hope they will survive many more years!
Ayoob 6 Australia
23 Nov 2012 6:07AM
Just beautiful , Ann..........GrinGrinWink
LexEquine 11 19 United States
16 Dec 2012 6:48PM
'Superb Color, Tones, & Details!' ~ Peter Wink

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