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Molly's Back!

Weather conditions are proving dire for photography at the moment - high winds, heavy rain and difficult light. As I prefer not to cut flowers, this makes for challenging times! Thought you might like to share my pleasure in seeing my much loved Peony, "Molly the Witch" again as she makes her all too brief appearance with 15 flowerheads. A long way on from the just 2 leaves when she first came to live in my garden 7 years ago!

V1, I altered the bg which was messy in PS. Others are pretty much as they came from the camera.

Thanks to all who commented/voted on "Friday the 13th". Really did enjoy seeing the two lovely Mods offered by Silverzone & digital-boi. A huge and most pleasant surprise to be given a UA from SlowSong! Really delighted by the response. Good to do something a little different in my case!

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 8:33AM
Lovely collection here Ann - its amazing that as soon as they open their petals the wind comes !!!!

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Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
16 May 2011 8:47AM
Simply fine work !

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 May 2011 8:50AM
Gorgeous images, Ann, such a stunning flower. Do hope the wind eases for you. Carol
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
16 May 2011 8:52AM
What a wonderful set of images, all very beautiful indeed .
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 9:49AM
Beautiful set. V1 is tops for me.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
16 May 2011 10:14AM
A lovely set, The close view of V2 and light in V4 my favourites. - gary
16 May 2011 11:00AM
V2 and V3 for me today good detail and nice contrasting colours nice work GrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 May 2011 11:11AM
This is really beautiful peony, Ann, and such a delight to view in these lively images. The problems of capturing them in their natural setting can be quite challenging but you have done a fine job here. I think V 1 takes a lot of beating......I do like the altered b/g....shows off the bloom so well.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 1:41PM
V2 is my favourite in this lovely set. Know what you mean about the weather - we are just back from sunny Spain where there was only a light breeze. What a shock to the system.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
16 May 2011 2:08PM
Luscious color and detail in this lovely set of a very beautiful flower! Patti
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 2:10PM
wonderful set ann brilliant detail and colours v4 for me today love the light a beauty nice one Wink
16 May 2011 2:23PM
A lovely selection Ann with good detail.

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
16 May 2011 2:26PM
Lovely shots, well taken.
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 2:28PM
Ah good old Molly, such a short few days to enjoy her blooms, but so worth it! Lovely set of images capturing her in all her beauty Ann.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 2:29PM
What beautiful images and you have captured "her" so well!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 May 2011 2:52PM
Molly is a beauty, that's for sure. All lovely captures but V1 is extra special Ann............Sandy
Herge88 11 40 4 England
16 May 2011 3:13PM
A well exposed image here.

Best Matt
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 3:37PM
Such a wonderful set here Ann, where do you get the opportunity to take these beauties in that wind and rain...Grin
Am going with V1 and simply love V4 for the almost hidden centre..perfect
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
16 May 2011 4:02PM
lovely set, V1 for me....beautiful
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
16 May 2011 4:45PM
All lovely, well done.

imagio 11 12 1 England
16 May 2011 5:18PM
They all work well Ann, weather is atrocious here too, wind and rain..

16 May 2011 7:00PM
All lovely shots Ann, so delicate, no4 looks like its hiding something from us, you've got the bonus fly in no2 showing how good your focus work is,
excellent captures,
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 7:19PM
A little charmer, the centre is so lovely, I favour V3 for some reason.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 9:17PM
Delighted to be No. 30, Ann. A cracking set. I particularily like V2 followed by V4.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
16 May 2011 9:20PM
Molly really is a beauty, V4 for me this time, I love the creamy yellow colours.
16 May 2011 10:14PM
A beautiful set of close-up's, lovely colour.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 10:16PM
Four wonderful flower shots Ann, lovely colour tones
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 10:26PM
Beautiful images Ann, fabulous colours and detail, beautifully captured.

PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
17 May 2011 6:08AM
A nice set of images! I must say that I prefer the 1st one! Smile Nice tones and composition!


DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 8:52AM
V4 for me today - I like the warm light and the the petal texture - very good set

17 May 2011 8:55AM
A fine set Ann. V1 for me,
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 3:36PM
Lovely images Ann, love V4.
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
17 May 2011 4:27PM
Very pleasing foursome Ann, V2 if I had to choose, but all very nicely exposed with lovely detail, maybe a tinker in levels would be beneficial .Smile
Regards Mal
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 May 2011 6:59PM
lovely creamy colour ,i like V4 with the sun full on.
18 May 2011 5:26AM
Beautiful set of images, well captured Ann.
Allen, Smile
goso 11 2 1 Australia
18 May 2011 10:17AM
A lovely set Ann ...Bill
18 May 2011 10:18AM
A superb set of images, Ann, all very well captured, V2 is outstanding.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
18 May 2011 9:46PM
A superb set Ann especially under the conditions described,
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 7:21AM
Great set-it's flourished very well. Paul
LexEquine 11 19 United States
19 May 2011 4:39PM
Four superb & lovely images of this beautiful cream-colored flower, Ann. Artistic work! Stay well.

Ciao...Peter Wink
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 6:24PM
Four crackers................Martin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 May 2011 10:32PM
A beautiful set of images, such excellent use of natural light
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
20 May 2011 7:42AM
A great set .. Sort of just prefer V4
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
20 May 2011 1:40PM
Hope weather gets better for the weekend Ann. V4 is especially good with the light.
9 10 10 England
20 May 2011 10:21PM
A lovely set Ann and my special one is V2.

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