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A Jewel

A set of 3 images of a Rhododendron. Love the deep, dark colour and the way the stamens glow against it. A neighour actually saw it in a garden centre, fell in love with it and promptly phoned me!! I still have to give reports on its progress from time to time.

V1 I removed the bg and changed it on PS but the other 2 images are straight from camera, apart from the usual alterations for epz and a bit of a crop in V2.

Thank you, one and all who looked in on "My Garden" yesterday. You would indeed be very welcome to see it in reality. Love those remarks re "tidy"! Lot to be said for the wider view which hides the weeding still needed! Now you know why I say I am too busy at times! With George being so unfit, things such as holidays are out at present so I am glad to have something which occupies my days and in any case, have been in love with flowers and gardens since my maternal Grandmother used to take me around her garden early in the morning before anyone else stirred, as a small child.

Tags: Rhododendron Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Digitally manipuated

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
5 Jun 2010 8:11AM
An absolute beauty, Ann, what a wonderful colour. Very well captured, no wonder your neighbour wanted you to see it! Carol
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 8:17AM
good morning ann
three wonderful captures brilliant colours and detail v2 for me today a beautiful capture nice one Wink
Techno 12 6.1k 8 England
5 Jun 2010 8:26AM
Very pleasing set of images Ann wonderful colour and different.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
5 Jun 2010 8:29AM
beautiful deep purple.

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 8:32AM
Good morning Ann, what a beautiful image, gorgeous deep rich colours and excellent detail, they are all beautiful, but i think i will go with V1.

accipiter 11 61 England
5 Jun 2010 9:00AM
A true Royal Purple. Fine shot. A
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
5 Jun 2010 9:05AM
My kind of shot is V 1, Ann. Love the dark blossoms against the black b/g. Superb rich colour and detail in each shot. Very nice work.
Regards, Ronnie.
12 10 10 England
5 Jun 2010 9:08AM
Three lovely images Ann with V1 standing out so well with your expert treatment.
wideangler 12 8 Wales
5 Jun 2010 9:19AM
Very beautiful - and the colour is wonderful!
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
5 Jun 2010 9:41AM
Three rich images of that beautiful detail and colour, gardening is so very therapeutic or so Mari tells me Smile

DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
5 Jun 2010 9:57AM
Beautiful colour very well captured.

lesliea 11 2 Australia
5 Jun 2010 10:06AM
Nice set of images colours and detail are great, well taken.
5 Jun 2010 10:37AM
Beautiful colour & detail - lovely set of images Ann

Nettles 14 England
5 Jun 2010 11:28AM
I love the colour, beautiful and jewel rich.
Three lovely images.
5 Jun 2010 11:39AM
What a tremendous colour capture,
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 11:44AM
3 Lovely images Ann, youve got green fingers and camera hands.
heids 11 1 1 Scotland
5 Jun 2010 11:49AM
Gorgeous deep purple, lovely colour and a beautiful set of images
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 3:10PM
Love the colour.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
5 Jun 2010 3:43PM
winning beauties!
Amanita05 11 11 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 3:52PM
Excellent Captures Ann!! I'll go for V1 today!! Fantastic colour!!
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
5 Jun 2010 4:01PM
A trio of beauties Ann.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
5 Jun 2010 4:53PM
A lovely set Ann, like what you have done with V1,
5 Jun 2010 6:36PM
beautifuldetailed set.
Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
5 Jun 2010 6:42PM
V1 for me, great bg removal. Ann
Roly 14 Wales
5 Jun 2010 7:12PM
Excellent set Ann.V1 for me.
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
5 Jun 2010 7:34PM
What a glorious colour Ann, just slightly prefer the greater detail in V2 and V3.
jools59 12 4 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 8:19PM
Lovely Ann...Jools
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 8:59PM
love the rich tones

5 Jun 2010 9:21PM
A beautiful trio, lovely rich colours, hard to decide but will go for v3.
goso 14 2 1 Australia
5 Jun 2010 11:19PM
Three beauts Ann...Bill
Evgenya 11 Russian Federation
6 Jun 2010 5:56AM
Excellent set.
Regards Evgenya
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 6:42AM
Great set and wonderful colour. Like 1 the best. Love the black bg. Paul
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 7:19AM

Quote:3 Lovely images Ann, youve got green fingers and camera hands.

I totally agree, well done Ann. I especially like v1.

Ray42 13 3 England
6 Jun 2010 7:52AM
A good trio of this very unusual and lovely coloured Rhododendron
imagio 14 12 1 England
6 Jun 2010 9:31AM
Three fine detailed images Ann

Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
6 Jun 2010 9:54AM
Lovely colour and detail, wonderful set.
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 11:38AM
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 1:36PM
Beautiful captures Ann, V2 is my fave.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
6 Jun 2010 3:41PM
wow nice deep colour V1 for me
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 4:12PM
Wonderful shots of a really beautifully coloured flower.
beautiful set of shots, well done!
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
6 Jun 2010 6:25PM
love the rich coloring .. you captured these shots perfect
6 Jun 2010 7:24PM
great set love the comp on v1 so its v1 for me brill
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 7:36PM
A beautiful jewel indeed! such wonderful colour and love the way you have captured each one, but V1 is a real blooming beaut!
Hebe 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 8:49PM
Stunning colours in these beautiful captures.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
6 Jun 2010 11:38PM
A gorgeous set of images, love the deep purple colour
Mavis 19 143 2 England
9 Jun 2010 11:00PM
A glorious colour and so well presented xxx
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 5:20PM
Yet another beauty Ann, lovely colour and detail.

6 Jul 2010 1:48PM
A superb image.
Beautiful colours and wonderful detail.
Great work.

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