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Happy birthday Carol. I thought I would give you this unusual gift - a flower from our Delicious Monster plant. The first time it flowers this year and it has been standing in our garden for 12 years !!
A huge thank you to Myra and David for their UA on my Daisy burst image as well as to everyone who voted and commented. I am still very busy but will look in every once in a while Smile
Have a super day !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Nov 2013 - 6:15 PM
Focal Length:43.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:For CarolG :)
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:14 Nov 2013 - 2:22 AM
Tags:Carolg, Delicious Monster, Flowers & plants
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Votes:84
Voters:Ray12 · RonnieAG · gwynn56 · S_Psharma · debu · ddolfelin · andylea · handlerstudio · jaktis · Chinga · CarolG · ColleenA · Diggeo · 213hardy · cabbie · Andysnapper · ugly · mistere · Mollycat · Caziwinkles · Nikonuser1 · phillG · dven · SUE118 · Tish1 · kathrynlouise · fentiger · jovanovic · Badgerfred · jdinne · rayme330 · gary_d · chrissie3 · cats_123 · User_Removed · DicksPics · marshfam19 · Alan_Baseley · EMJAYCEE · williamsloan · fificat100 · EileenH · mikbee · achieverswales · HarrietH · kuvailija · Joline · ali63 · sparrowhawk · RobertTurley · Lillian · luckybry · xwang · GeorgePlatis · taggart · mrswoolybill · Jenny-D · JuBarney · NDODS · Gerryrys · myrab · barbarahirst · Philip_H · Fefe · BIGRY1 · Brian65 · Nigeve1 · Holmewood · nonur · stuart1963 · capto · cheesey · pks · termite53 · ChiliMan · ChristineD · georgiepoolie · alligatorpants · pamelajean · carper123 · lesliea · annettep38 · Ayoob · CaroleS ·
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Ray12
Ray12 Plus Member 2102 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 3:06 AM

Well what can one say....... the mind boggles ....A super plant & take Grin

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14 Nov 2013 - 3:20 AM

What an amazing plant and so well waiting all that time for it to flower: Carol will love it, I'm sure.
R.

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debu
debu  5 India
14 Nov 2013 - 3:32 AM

Lovely image.
debu

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 3:33 AM

Beautiful picture nice composition well captured.

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ddolfelin
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14 Nov 2013 - 4:13 AM

Well done, Herman.
Look forward to seeing more as you are able.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 4:30 AM

wonderful comp and colour herman brilliant detail i'm sure carol with love this it's a cracker nice one Wink
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handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 5:03 AM

This is a truly beautiful image Herman. Good to have you back, once in a while.

Peter

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jaktis
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14 Nov 2013 - 5:11 AM

Not a plant in my garden, great

Peter

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 - 5:31 AM

Oh my! I want one of those in my patio! Grin
I am sure this will put a huge smile in Carols face! What a beauty!
Bravo Herman! IB

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 5:33 AM

Thank you so much for the beautiful bloom, Herman, very much appreciated GrinGrinWinkWinkBlushBlush Carol

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Diggeo
Diggeo  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 6:05 AM

Beautiful!!

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14 Nov 2013 - 6:06 AM

Morning Herman....what an amazing flower...very impressive....a great present for Carol....A lovely sunny morning here but the Mountain is covered in a nasty cloud so bad weather on its wayGrinGrinGrin

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Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 6:34 AM

Goodness me that is unusual, great shot Herman, I love it.

Andy

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14 Nov 2013 - 6:57 AM

Lovely image H, strange plant, never seen one before.

Dave.

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14 Nov 2013 - 7:01 AM

Never seen anything like this Herman, fascinating plant. GrinGrin Peter.

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Caziwinkles
14 Nov 2013 - 7:11 AM

This has a bit of an arum lily look to it. What a strange name too.
Whatever...am sure Carol will be pleased. Smile

Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 7:15 AM

A super looking planf Herman, well capturedSmile


Cliff

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14 Nov 2013 - 8:14 AM

A beauty Herman,
Fred.

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
14 Nov 2013 - 8:17 AM

Excellent Herman, nicely composed and the whites spot on. Oh and have an RC on me

John

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14 Nov 2013 - 8:29 AM

A super shot and presentation, Herman.

Ray

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14 Nov 2013 - 8:37 AM

What an amazing looking plane and perfectly captured too. - gary

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
14 Nov 2013 - 8:39 AM

Beautiful, and so unusual.

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14 Nov 2013 - 8:50 AM

Fascinating Smile

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14 Nov 2013 - 9:12 AM

A superb image, Herman - Carol will be chuffed to bits!

Richard

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14 Nov 2013 - 10:32 AM

Amazing flower, impressive shot.
Joan.

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14 Nov 2013 - 10:53 AM

a lovely image Herman and a subtle border.


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fificat100
14 Nov 2013 - 11:59 AM

Very well captured. Amazing flower - well worth waiting 12 years to see bloom, Herman!! Don't think I've ever seen a Swiss Cheese Plant in flower, even in the Botanic Gardens.

Lavina

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EileenH  2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 - 12:02 PM

Beautiful plant Smile

Eileen

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mikbee
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14 Nov 2013 - 12:05 PM

An unusual one indeed Herman !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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achieverswales
14 Nov 2013 - 12:34 PM

Wonderful Herman.

Regards

Trev.

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HarrietH
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14 Nov 2013 - 12:39 PM

Amazing bloom. Thanks for showing us.

Harriet

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Joline
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14 Nov 2013 - 12:58 PM

Impressive.....a botanical muscle man.SmileSmileSmileWink

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ali63
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14 Nov 2013 - 1:15 PM

Amazing image Herman,

Ali SmileSmile

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14 Nov 2013 - 1:34 PM

great shot Herman my flower shot is it fake or real ?

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Lillian
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14 Nov 2013 - 1:47 PM

A lovely flower close up Herman
Lillian

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xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 2:27 PM

Beautifully presented image, wonderful shot... Never seen this kind of flower before.

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14 Nov 2013 - 2:33 PM

Great capture Herman!
George

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taggart
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14 Nov 2013 - 2:38 PM

Happy Birthday Carol

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JuBarney
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14 Nov 2013 - 3:44 PM

An unusual and amazing plant so well captured.
Ju

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14 Nov 2013 - 5:22 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured botanical image with great colour and pin sharp detail Herman

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 5:47 PM

Blimey Herman. You don't beat about the bush! Grin

Gerry

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14 Nov 2013 - 6:20 PM

Dare I say ... very phallic!!!Blush

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 6:36 PM

Ooooooo..... its a polystyrene plantGrinGrin
I wont lower the tone like BarbsWinkWink
Diane

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14 Nov 2013 - 7:26 PM

Another impressive image, this is wonderful!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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14 Nov 2013 - 8:03 PM

Amazing plant, great image.
Nigel

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14 Nov 2013 - 9:00 PM

How unusual Herman. Lovely shot. Cathy

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14 Nov 2013 - 9:40 PM

Wow! What a gorgeous plant! Looks tough and beautiful, Herman. Wonderfully taken and framed.

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14 Nov 2013 - 10:29 PM

A fascinating and unusual plant.Smile

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cheesey  9 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 - 1:50 AM

Cracking image, very nicely captured.
Cheesey Smile .

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termite53
termite53  2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 - 7:37 AM

Amazing flower Herman

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 2:43 PM

You have this in your garden?? Wow...awesome. Never seen it or even heard of it before. Great shot, Herman Smile

Andrew

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ChristineD
15 Nov 2013 - 4:06 PM

an amazing plant

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16 Nov 2013 - 8:26 PM

Fantastic detail and composition, Herman, well done.
Darryl. Smile

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25 Nov 2013 - 2:33 PM

I like to see the unusual and a very good capture tooSmile

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