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One of 6 Hydrangeas in my garden, the white-flowered version, like those of many plants, is easily spoiled by bad weather but has put on a good show none-the-less. I was suprised once I had this image on the big screen to note how un-white the little florettes actually appear and went back to double check only to find it's right! At first glance you'd think they'd been washed in Persil!! All 6 plants were used as part of the floral display at the time of our daughter's wedding and later planted in the, at the time, newly established garden. If many other things have suffered as a result of summer 2012, these Hydrangeas have thrived and I've never seen them looking so bright and cheerful!

Thanks to those who looked in, voted/commented on my previous image and so pleased you liked it! Big thanks to Graham (digital_boi) & Carole (Rolepics) for their wonderful UAs. Your encouragement, one and all, is greatly appreciated.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: CarolG, GordonLack, phillG and 63 more

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
27 Aug 2012 6:43AM
The title is so apt, Ann, in this image the little florets do look as though they are made out of porcelain Smile. A wonderful frame-filler, well captured. Carol

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GordonLack 10 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:11AM
Agree with Carols comment Ann, beautifully captured
fentiger 19 920 24 England
27 Aug 2012 7:33AM
The Hydrangeas have been magnificent this year. Beautiful capture here.

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
27 Aug 2012 8:01AM
Porcelain is a very accurate description, Ann. Perhaps if you'd used a 'bio' washing powder....SmileTongue I'm not sure I've seen this white version before.

CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:21AM
Hydrangeas have huge variations. This one is leaning towards a slightly off white tone which is rather different, they are flowering exceptionally well despite the weatherSmileSmile. A good capture Ann.
27 Aug 2012 8:33AM
yes would have to agree with Carols description nice capture

morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:38AM
Beautiful image Ann, fabulous detail and colours, beautifully captured and presented.

Rock 18 10 2 England
27 Aug 2012 8:49AM
Superb shot.

helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:55AM
A new colour to me - the title describes the feel of the picture well. Mine have also loved the rain this year, though the weight of the blooms plus water droplets has bent them to the ground in some cases.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:58AM
Another of your flower images to stun us again Ann
what a great presentation, and even lovelier bloom
wonderfully captured
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:08AM
They have said it all so I will just say lovely image.
11 10 10 England
27 Aug 2012 9:22AM
Porcelain is a very apt name for they do indeed resemble a reproduction in that medium. As usual a beautiful image Ann.
27 Aug 2012 11:36AM
A lovely shot Ann great detail and soft colour i would clone out the leaf in the bottom corner
posty57 12 6 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:55AM
Difficult flower heads to capture, but you have done brilliantly. Beautifully framed.

Rach1970 11 14 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 12:25PM
Beautifully apt title Ann. Nice shot Smile
27 Aug 2012 12:31PM
beautiful image ann,super title.ray
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
27 Aug 2012 2:25PM
When viewed close don't each bloom have a great shape which goes unnoticed when looking at the full plant. - gary
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
27 Aug 2012 3:45PM
Ours are all so heavy with the constant rain they are almost lying on the floor Ann, beautiful comp again,
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 4:10PM
An exquisite image, that white is so pristine and pure. Unfortunately many of my flowers have been ruined by all this rain, and guess what its pouring down outside again!Sad
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
27 Aug 2012 4:36PM
This is a beautiful hydrangea--the petal shapes and their close arrangement give them a rich well made appearance--- Well togged as well!
27 Aug 2012 6:09PM
An excellent image beautifully captured
27 Aug 2012 9:29PM
A perfect title for this lovely image Ann..Lin
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:19AM
Wonderful detail and colour. Well captured Ann
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
28 Aug 2012 4:55PM
'Superfine & Lovely Macro Floral Image!' ~ LEx
annettep38 9 219 42 Germany
28 Aug 2012 11:51PM
An interesting version, very delicate and you have done very well with those whites!
Our hydrangeas have been very affected by the drought, they all look bleached!
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 12:21PM
I have never seen hydrangeas of this colour, Ann! Your title is SO apt.

What makes these even more special is how they were at Becky's wedding AND how they've weathered the recent weather so well! Hope they keep going and going.

You've photographed these really well, by the way, and I like the inclusion of the leaf at the bottom.

Ooo...we've had 3-4 Buddleia blooms during the past couple of days. Haven't seen those for a while. Must try and make sure I'm up by mid-morning to see if I can capture any butterflies visiting them Smile

photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
29 Aug 2012 1:11PM
Gorgeous whites
sable 12 9 7 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 3:48PM
Stunningly beautiful xx
Growmore 11 4 3 England
29 Aug 2012 8:27PM
Beautiful shot Ann.
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
31 Aug 2012 12:18AM
yes ours is a pink /blue mix and it is looking good ,unlike lots of other plants.
31 Aug 2012 9:33PM
Beautiful image well done
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 11:29AM
beautiful Ann ! regarding rabbit population when i was in suffolk on holiday were my rabbit photos were taken i saw quite a few with myxamatosis not sure if this id the cause for the drop in these creatures
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 6:51PM
Beautiful close up Ann.

Glad to hear your brother in law images of Vietnam have been accepted for publication, well done.

have a good weekend
Tibetan 8 3 England
4 Sep 2012 9:41AM
I have one like this but it is a climber with small white flowers very nice I like it, as for rabbits myxamatosis I have found reasserts it'self every two or three years, a most disgusting thing, I used to go out shooting the poor creatures until I felt ill, at least I put them out of their misery, good photo regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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