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Variegated Broom

By franfoto
A lovely warm sunny day here in Devon today so I thought I would post a warm sunny image to match the mood.

Late afternoon sun peeking through a gap in a shaded area of the garden, illuminating just a small area of this beautiful shrub, I ran indoors to get my camera and a few moments later the light had gone. The phrase "make hay while the sun shines" comes to mind.

Many thanks to Lesley (cassiecat) for the mod, Ricky (NobbytheNobster) for the useful critique and all who left comments on my last upload, all are most appreciated.

Thanks for looking in today.


Tags: Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Shrubs Broom

Voters: OAKEY, Alvar, Glostopcat and 33 more

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OAKEY 12 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 5:28PM
WOW!!!!!! This is gorgeous Fran, love the detail, but me and Sharon are blown away by those fab colours.
Really is a beautiful piece of work.
Regards ShaunWink
Alvar 13 23 2 France
6 Apr 2011 5:52PM
This is really beautiful Fran. Excellent work...
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
6 Apr 2011 5:58PM
Such beautiful eyecatching colours and wonderful use of natural light Fran, you've definitely seized the moment here
wolf1 10 9 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 6:18PM
Great colours, brilliant shot.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
6 Apr 2011 6:19PM
A stunning presentation of a stunning bloom (or broomWink), Fran, superbly created. Carol
Stace Plus
12 2 2 England
6 Apr 2011 6:20PM
great work as usual

graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 6:34PM
i like v 1 but then i like v2 too


andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 7:06PM
wonderful colours and light fran cracking detail v1 for me today a beauty nice one Wink
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 7:30PM
Lovely work on both images well done

6 Apr 2011 7:32PM
Amazing stuff

John Smile
BillM 13 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 7:42PM
How do I choose a favourite. I can't, they are both excellent.Very well done.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 7:58PM
lovely warm set
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
6 Apr 2011 8:24PM
Beautiful colour and BG, told you the shadowy garden would come in useful Wink
Geoff xx
maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
6 Apr 2011 9:01PM
WE have brrom l;ike that in our garden but it won't bein bloom here for some time yet, you are so much further on than we are here. Gorgeous , vibrant colour and love the presentation.
DerekL 15 224 24 England
6 Apr 2011 9:48PM
Two good images beautifully presented Fran
I personally prefer #1. This has better lighting (less contrasty) and nice colour tones.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
6 Apr 2011 11:47PM
Beautiful images Fran. Wonderful colour in them and presented well................Sandy
User_Removed 12 26 2 United States
7 Apr 2011 12:59AM
Gorgeous, Fran. I'm not familiar with that shrub - hard to believe all those colors on one bush! Stunning.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2166 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 2:36PM
Following on from Christina, the differing colours are very attractive, and it's not something I have seen on wild broom. Love the lighting and presentation here.
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
7 Apr 2011 4:41PM
Bright colors & sharp details, too good
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 10:48PM
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire....

Great colours and composition, super image Fran,
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2011 10:08AM
Superb colours Fran
Love the frame and coloured text. It might be worth trying a slightly smaller font size for the title- I like where it is placed, but smaller may work even better
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
12 Apr 2011 4:59AM
Gorgeous colors and detail. Excellent image Fran
PhillipMinnis 10 94 4 Australia
4 May 2011 12:31AM
A lovely floral presentation! Great colours!

Thank you for leaving a comment on my 'Fog on the River' image! Much appreciated!



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