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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

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OAKEY 10 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

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Alvar 11 23 2 France
6 Apr 2011 5:52PM
This is really beautiful Fran. Excellent work...
Glostopcat 12 255 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 8 9 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 6:18PM
Great colours, brilliant shot.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Apr 2011 6:19PM
A stunning presentation of a stunning bloom (or broomWink), Fran, superbly created. Carol
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
6 Apr 2011 6:20PM
great work as usual

graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 6:34PM
i like v 1 but then i like v2 too


andylea 9 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
11 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 11 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 7:42PM
How do I choose a favourite. I can't, they are both excellent.Very well done.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 7:58PM
lovely warm set
FeatherFriend 10 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 9 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 13 191 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
9 23 16 Canada
6 Apr 2011 11:47PM
Beautiful images Fran. Wonderful colour in them and presented well................Sandy
User_Removed 9 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
12 1.1k 2022 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.
7 Apr 2011 4:41PM
Bright colors & sharp details, too good
brownsilent 11 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
11 360 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 10 108 3 Philippines
12 Apr 2011 4:59AM
Gorgeous colors and detail. Excellent image Fran
PhillipMinnis 8 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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