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Storm Dahlias.

By DolphinLady
We knew the storm was coming, so my husband went out & cut most of the dahlias & brought them inside for me to put them into vases to save them from getting battered.....I had to take photos of these two as they are about the size of footballs, I couldn't even get them into the same vase.
I hope you like them....I took them against black velvet, with a tad of contrast & unsharp mask.
V2 I turned towards the window which I think worked well...

The storm did come to us & by heck did it thunder & lighten & rain for almost three hours solid...

Thank you for your votes & comments on my last upload.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Hilary (*_*)..

Tags: General Flowers and plants

Voters: AnneB50, JohnJenkins99, capto and 18 more

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AnneB50 7 118 18 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 10:48PM
Lovely dahlias Hilary, I like the presentation too, the black really sets them off


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RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 10:55PM
If blooms that size got water loaded the stems would surely break so just aa well they were rescued before the weather settled in. Two very fine captures and presentations of these beautiful dahlias, Hilary: with the black b/g they appear to stand out from the screen as if in 3D.
Very well done.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
29 Sep 2013 1:52AM
A beautiful flower and so well captured.....Sandy
TyChee 14 275 1 United States
29 Sep 2013 3:32AM
Simply beautiful!
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
29 Sep 2013 5:41AM
What a beauty, Hilary, two excellent presentations. Carol
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 6:07AM
Beautiful dahlias. Rescused before the too a hammering. Prefer the light in V2. But both excellent images.GrinGrin Peter.
29 Sep 2013 7:58AM
Wonderful colour and beautifully presentedSmile

Suzicoo 7 481 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 9:45AM
lovely captures, glad you rescued them before the storm hitTongue
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
29 Sep 2013 4:46PM
I hate those kind of rainstorms Sad I've never had it go on for 3 hours, though! Brilliant idea snipping the flowers and vasing them instead of them being obliterated Smile

Can't believe how big these are...must be amazing to have 'em right before you, Hilary.

BEAUTIFUL captures of them you've done, especially the one in V1. The lighting there has brought such amazing detail and relief!

Andrew Smile
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
29 Sep 2013 5:45PM
Gloriously colourful result.

13 Oct 2013 8:29AM
Stunning colour two great shotsSmile

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