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Many of the lilies haven't done well this year, thanks to the constant rainfall but the Martagon Lilies have not only produced some lovely flowers, they have self-seeded and there is the promise of more come another year or two as I spotted little bulblets sprouting single leaves while weeding. Those I grow here range in colour through deep pink down to white. I used a little PS treatment to remove the bg and quite liked the result but V2 is the original.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Martagon Lily Turkscap

Voters: Badgerfred, RonnieAG, morpheus1955 and 51 more

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17 Aug 2012 10:38AM
2 beautiful images Ann, really like both,

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 10:40AM
Lovely lilies to have in your garden, Ann: the original is a fine shot itself but I do like the dreamy sort of look you have applied in V 1.
Very nicely done.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:40AM
Beautiful image Ann, wonderful colours and excellent detail.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:44AM
like them both
But V2 for a vote
V2 for me - a lovely treatment to the image
17 Aug 2012 11:34AM
both fine v1 works well

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 11:36AM
Two sumptuous images each so very worthy of many a vote, however I am leaning towards Version II

Regards Nathan
jdinne 14 16 England
17 Aug 2012 12:04PM
Superb images. V1 is a beautiful presentation. Excellent.

17 Aug 2012 12:05PM
Beautiful image Ann well captured.
Allen, Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 12:15PM
What a wonderful and beautiful lily Ann, I thought you had turned it upside down...until I saw V2
like what you have done in V1
17 Aug 2012 1:08PM
Beautiful images Ann and you have presented them well
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 1:39PM
They are lovely lilies, I do like the way they hang down and such a lovely colour too.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2012 2:32PM
Two beautiful images, Ann, can't choose a favourite, they both have merits of their own. Carol
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 3:28PM
Definately V1 for me Ann, you have done excellent work from the original and I love the result.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
17 Aug 2012 3:53PM
Two beautiful images,with great detail
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 Aug 2012 4:20PM
V2 for me Ann,good colour and detail.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 4:52PM
I get what you are doing with V1 but I like V2 better.
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 6:03PM
V1 for me Very nice.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Aug 2012 6:17PM
v2 is a lovely image but I do like your presentation in v1, Ann.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:03PM
v1 is a beautiful dream ann v2 is a belter aswell two crackers nice ones Wink
Herge88 11 40 4 England
17 Aug 2012 7:10PM
Version two for me here I think, its a nice image on its own.

Best Matt
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
17 Aug 2012 11:07PM
Beautifully presented floral image.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 11:14PM
I usually like the dreamy effect, Ann, but somehow felt I wanted to see more of those beautiful lilies, and so I am favouring V2, it's a lovely image in its own right.
Ray42 10 3 England
18 Aug 2012 7:41AM
Both work very well - v1
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 10:55AM
A very dreamy feel to this one. Like it Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Aug 2012 11:31AM
Self-seeded! So cool SmileSmile

Such beautiful lilies, Ann, and I love your shot in V2. The background is blurry enough to not get in the way, in my opinion.

V1 has a soft, dreamy feel about it and would look great as a card...but I have to say I prefer V2 Smile

18 Aug 2012 11:42PM
Brilliant shot! Delightful flowers. Both options are great.
Regards, Oleg
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 6:25PM
V2 for me Ann - beautiful flowers Smile
LexEquine 11 19 United States
20 Aug 2012 10:06PM
'Brilliant Macro Floral Gem,' Ann,...with v2 being my preferred Image~~ Smile

~ Peter
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Aug 2012 10:38AM
a wonderfully spotted lily presented with expertise
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:10AM
Love the PS treatment of V1. Makes the image dreamy and beautiful. Appropriate title. paul
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 4:08PM
V1 is so beautiful and ethereal but I prefer v2 the natural one for its glorious eyecatching colours
Tibetan 5 3 England
21 Dec 2012 4:24PM
Like both of these shots, and your title to Ann. very fitting, I think I might try taking some flowers having seen yours! but doubt I will do as well, nice, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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