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Time for a Shave?

By EAS
I understood this form of Rudbeckia to be an annual and grew them from a packet of seeds last year. Perhaps down to the less severe winter, they are growing strongly once again and will be a bonus in a rather challenging corner of the garden, not least because they came as a free gift from Thompson & Morgan! They are named "Chim Chiminee" and with their hairy appearance do remind me just a little of a sweep's brush which I expect is the reason for the name. In both images I have removed the cluttered bg and replaced it in PS.

Forgive my not having looked in of late. The arm problem continues. The weather too has made my photographic efforts very limited, so these 2 images are from Autumn 2011.

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

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 12:48PM
Interesting pov in v1, but its v2 with those wonderful rich velvet petals that ets my vote SmileSmile
Helen

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26 Apr 2012 12:49PM
Lovely image Ann, hope your arm improves soon....oh and the weather too Smile
Rick
26 Apr 2012 12:55PM
Beautiful colour and brilliant details Ann,hope you improve soon..Lin
26 Apr 2012 1:01PM
Beautiful images Ann, love the light in V1 and details in both.

Len
CaroleS Plus
6 420 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 1:03PM
Do hope your arm improves Ann, so restricting - a lovely bright image in V1 but it is those textured petals in V2 that gets my vote today. Looks like they will provide you with a lovely strong splash of colour in the garden - Carole
26 Apr 2012 1:05PM
love that 12hour stubble ...
Sorry to hear your arm still not sorted x
nikshot 7 9 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 1:06PM
Lovely detailed and colourful image.

Nick
26 Apr 2012 1:15PM
Two good captures here Ann V1 stands out for me as i love the detail light and the shadow hope the arm gets better soon

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
26 Apr 2012 1:48PM
v2 makes me want to get some seeds for this variety-- lovely!
26 Apr 2012 1:55PM
Super pair,
Alan
26 Apr 2012 2:33PM
Lovely shot in one Ann, but V2 has more to say in the composition it's so very beautiful.
Gary
DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
26 Apr 2012 2:50PM
Lovely fine detail and stunning colours.



David.
Adderwatcher 7 60 19 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 3:17PM
Beautiful pair of captures Ann, really hope your arm improves soon.
Scott
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 3:26PM
Delightful flower beautifully captured.
imagio 10 12 1 England
26 Apr 2012 4:26PM
V1 is stunning Ann
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 4:29PM
Such a perfectly shot pair of images
and agree the weather has been terrible here too
Lillian
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 6:01PM
V1 for me, Ann, which perfectly shows the quilled bloom that resembles a chimney brush.
I found this on line, "A breakthrough in Thompson & Morgan breeding, the world's first quill petalled rudbeckia. Absolutely gorgeous and completely new and unique for beds and borders. 'Chim Chiminee' comes in a stunning range of rustic colours Height 18-24in."
They sound very interesting. I also found they are described as perennial, but sometimes treated as annualsTongue. Since you are advised to divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring because they tend to spread, I would think they are perennial.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Apr 2012 7:08PM

Quote:Interesting pov in v1, but its v2 with those wonderful rich velvet petals that gets my vote SmileSmile
Helen



... and the composition of v2. Lovely captures, Ann.

Dave
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 8:12PM
V1 for me........... love the simple composition and striking colours......... oh and the hairinessGrin
Diane
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
26 Apr 2012 10:25PM
Two lovely image Ann - V1 so full of light and happiness and V2 a little more serious; that is if they were people.!!!!
Joan.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
27 Apr 2012 1:06AM
Fine work Ann ...Bill
27 Apr 2012 1:09AM
i like v1 , simply stunning. Jamie
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 8:13AM
I hope your arm get better soon Ann.
Very well done with the bg in PS, looks great with a dark bg, and nicely lit too.
have a good weekend
Yung
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 12:26PM
Two beauties here Ann, I hope your arm heals soon.
Carol
27 Apr 2012 4:43PM
WOW Top rate shots
mike
LexEquine 10 19 United States
27 Apr 2012 6:20PM
'Superb Light, Color, Tones, & Details,' Ann, with 'v1 being my Favorite PIx, Today'~

~ Peter Smile
Love the stubble effect captured in V 1 great titleWink
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
27 Apr 2012 10:34PM
Hope the arm is feeling better soon Ann, maybe and hopefully some sunshine might make things better, V1 for me this time.
Jann
xxx
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 8:27AM
Great pair of images Ann. V1 for me.Love the lighting. Paul
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
28 Apr 2012 8:56AM
i know how it feels but i dont look so pretty.Smile
two superb macro images ann,love the detail in v1,well done indeed.ray
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 2:13PM
Love the colour and detail Ann! Sorry your arm is so troublesome.
Ann
29 Apr 2012 3:29PM
Two wonderful shots, Ann, fabulous detail and colours.
Roy
29 Apr 2012 7:52PM
A brilliant set. The amazing part. And a black background, very cool highlights the beauty of flowers.
Regards, Oleg.
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 12:05PM
Two excellent shots Ann. Not seen this variety yet but will look out for the seed packet. Love the macro shot in V1. superb focus and colour.
Ray
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
30 Apr 2012 3:07PM
What a beautiful flower...and you got the seed packet for free! There's something so rewarding about getting a bloom because of that, I feel, but I don't know why...lol

V1 is absolutely stunning, Ann. The detail (and hairiness!) and light are gorgeous. Really love the angle and composition too.

Andrew
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
30 Apr 2012 6:02PM
Two fantastic images of this beautiful flower, I like v1 for the vibrant colour, intricate detail and unusual angle of shot
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2012 6:16PM
2 Lovely images Ann, love V1, ill bring my shaver overSmileSmileSmile
Brian
RTDS 7 Cyprus
3 May 2012 12:15PM
Excellent!
V1 for me...shows some amazing details,great use of light and beautiful colors.
Robert
lesliea 6 2 Australia
5 May 2012 2:30AM
Beautiful images well captured.
Allen, Smile
5 May 2012 6:03PM
Beautiful colours, light and detail,
Johanna
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
8 May 2012 2:34PM
Gillette fusion required for V1. 2 great shots
Paul
bpearson3 7 1 England
8 May 2012 11:07PM
Stunning shot, Ann.
Pin sharp detail, as always!

Bev
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
10 May 2012 5:21AM
V1 is great but V2 for the better richness I think……..
Jocelia……..
10 May 2012 8:04AM
Both good but it's v2 for me - great composition and atmosphere. A
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
12 May 2012 10:38AM
The detail in both images is very good. Like them on the dark background. A very tactile set of captures of this interesting bloom.

Anne

Hope the arm improves.
tashi 5 2
13 May 2012 4:12PM
Great colour n detail.
1881 4 India
21 May 2012 7:28PM
BEAUTIFUL WORK.
SANJEEV
Tibetan 4 3 England
30 Jan 2013 9:23AM
I do like these Ann, we grew some last year but lost them for some reason!, but seeing these will try again this year, excellent photo's regards Leon. this site is getting nearly as slow as Fuji site we all leftGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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