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My daughter gave me one of those packages with a bowl, compost and bulbs of Paperwhite Narcissus a few weeks before Christmas. Though I love them, I have always found they grow too leggy if started off in the house so this time I popped them into the greenhouse with far better results. They then came indoors and remained on the computer room windowsill for several weeks. I tried more times than I can remember to capture an image of them but eventually kept just this one which I think works quite well. The reflection is in the glass of the window as I took this late at night, regardless of what it says in Exif!

A special thanks to cannonfan, Brian 65, Growmore and pamelajean for those very special UAs. To all who looked in and left votes/comments. many thanks too. Your encouragement is very important and greatly appreciated.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

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brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 5:31PM
Nice spring image, let's hot it is not too long till we have them in the garden.

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20 Jan 2013 5:33PM
Lovely image.
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
20 Jan 2013 5:43PM
A beautiful image of these delicate narcissi, Ann, and don't they smell heavenly Smile Carol
jackyp 8 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 5:46PM
Beautiful spring capture of such pretty and delicate little blooms, all the more special as homegrown with love Grin
20 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Lovely spring image
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:00PM
Gosh, these are gorgeous!
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:13PM
Such a pretty image.
I tend to think everything you grow works well.
Love your comp
morpheus1955 12 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:22PM
Lovely image Ann fabulous colours and detail

ali63 7 778 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:39PM
Delicate flowers, great image,
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:39PM
The back reflection adds a certain touch of magic to the image, Ann

You can always change the EXIF in the edit optionWink

canonfan 9 7 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:13PM
Lovely image Ann. Hope mine turn out as well
9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:28PM
What a wonderful image to see on such a cold winters day.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 7:42PM

Quote:The back reflection adds a certain touch of magic to the image, Ann

You can always change the EXIF in the edit optionWink


Thanks for that, Adrian. Have changed it to PM which is correct.

gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:44PM
Just beautiful, you have captured the whites to perfection!
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 7:54PM
I tried that method of using the window at night for a reflection also, Ann: these are rather attractive mulfiheaded narcissi and you have made a fine job in capturing this shot.
Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
20 Jan 2013 8:41PM
The whites are very well exposed here despite the conditions, nice work.

Best Matt
Growmore Plus
10 4 3 England
20 Jan 2013 9:13PM
Excellent the reflection in the glass adds to the overall composition Ann, a beautiful white Narcissus and a fine display and presentation.

Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
20 Jan 2013 9:47PM
What a beautiful capture.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
21 Jan 2013 1:25AM
These are so beautiful-- Lucky you! , well togged too!
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 9:49AM
Beautiful and subtle shot Ann. paul
10 10 10 England
21 Jan 2013 10:44AM
A most elegant image Ann.
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
21 Jan 2013 1:39PM have shot these beauties well, Ann. They look like they smell wonderful. Do they? Sigh...I miss spring. I remember getting one of these sorta kits at Wilko's. In the box there was potting mix, a pot and nice fat Amaryllis bulb. It went up on my windowsill in Leeds. Come spring, wowww...large red flowers facing different directions like loudspeakers. I was SO thrilled Smile

Tibetan 7 3 England
21 Jan 2013 2:16PM
Excellent photo like the light on the petals look like silk, slight reflection on the glass sets them off nicely well done Ann, splendid, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Billyray 11 70 3 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 4:39PM
Absolutely lovely Ann. A cracking shot with excellent detail and colour. I am really looking forward to spring as many of us are.
21 Jan 2013 5:07PM
A beautiful image with fabulous light
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 7:37PM
I just want to smell them Ann
you really have captured these perfectly
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
21 Jan 2013 11:25PM
They seem like precious china!
Ps the vegetarian weevil feeds the birds.
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
22 Jan 2013 7:38PM
'Lovely color Floral Image' ~ Peter
fificat100 8 5 2 Scotland
22 Jan 2013 11:12PM
A very nice image - like the bit of reflection in the window.

hasslebladuk 10 1 6 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 11:44PM
Excellent shot lovely detail
sable 11 9 7 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 4:21PM
what a beautiful show of blooms I had a similar package with bowl bulbs etc - great shot - Elizabeth xx
saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
23 Jan 2013 7:35PM
Beautiful image with lovely detail and nicely colour,very well done,
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
24 Jan 2013 9:36PM
I love these flowers and the way they smell - I actually have a couple peeking up from the soil right now! If only it rains.

Ayoob 8 Australia
24 Jan 2013 10:49PM
Beautiful shot with great details -very well taken, Ann -well done.......GrinGrinGrin
26 Jan 2013 12:05PM
superb image ann,super colour and detail,well done.ray
accipiter 10 61 England
28 Jan 2013 9:55AM
A very well captured image - love the reflections. A

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