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S_Psharma 4 1 India
7 Jun 2013 4:27AM
Beautiful images v1 is my vote.

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7 Jun 2013 4:27AM
Love the hibiscus Herman. Beautiful capture :

kathryn
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
7 Jun 2013 4:38AM
Love them both V2 for me.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
7 Jun 2013 4:40AM
A fantastic one to be able to take such a close-up as this….
Brilliant…..WinkWinkWinkWink
The hibiscus is lovely Herman......and V2 is an almost nasty image......pretty sharp, guy.

Peter
7 Jun 2013 4:49AM
Beautiful well detailed Hibiscus and lovely colour Herman, V2 is that cocktail stick for your martini. Wink
Gary
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 5:38AM
Two great images Haerman, v1 shows off the detail of this beautiful flower, v2 has great interest(glad you didn't post the little beasties impaled on the spike)!
Diggeo 3 13 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 5:45AM
Wonderful flower, nice colors and background. A great caqpture!
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 5:55AM
Good morning Herman; I think I am up before the birds this morning [I'll regret it later] the sun is shining and the day looks promising.

V1 is a good crop, offering great detail and I have to say, I thought V2 was a prune, but what do I know [don't eat fruit it's a yuk to me] then I realised punes start life as plumbs; interesting life cycle, if a little gruesome, but as always immortalised by yourself so well.

Tish
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
7 Jun 2013 6:43AM
The first shot is a beauty Herman, lovely colours and pin sharp.

The second is also excellent but so intriguing, I've never seen anything like that from birds before, marvelous.

Andy
7 Jun 2013 6:53AM
V2, keeping a snack for later I guess. The thorns on a thorn tree are really vicious looking.

Harriet
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
7 Jun 2013 7:01AM
You and your Canon PowerShot have captured such excellent detail in V 1: a very fine macro shot of the stamen.
And V 2 evidence of such strange behaviour ..... have never heard of such before.
Ronnie.
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 7:06AM
Lovely image of the hibiscus Herman - beautiful colour. That thorn looks dangerous in V2! Smile

Carol
ali63 Plus
4 747 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 7:08AM
Two stunning images, have a great day,

Ali GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
7 Jun 2013 7:13AM
Great set but v1 has some lovely detailSmile
NettaSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 7:19AM
2 great images Herman, interesting write up about the birds, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 7:24AM
Beautifully captured.
7 Jun 2013 7:28AM
Superb image ,the colour and light are fantastic Herman. Have s good weekend Herman
Super images Herman, excellent detail in both,
Fred.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Jun 2013 8:15AM
They are strong architectural plants, Herman, as shown by your close up.

Dave
7 Jun 2013 8:16AM
two awesome captures .
V2 really looks evil
7 Jun 2013 8:27AM
I do so love the hibiscus - well captured Herman SmileSmile
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 9:15AM
Lovely close up Herman, like the prune as wellTongueTongueSmileWink
Brian
7 Jun 2013 9:17AM
Beautiful, lovely colour too - looks a bit like an alien!
CHRISB911 10 54 1
7 Jun 2013 9:18AM
great focussing with superb detail
7 Jun 2013 9:27AM
Two excellent images, Herman!
And some learning for me, too!

Richard
7 Jun 2013 9:41AM
close up looks beautiful
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
7 Jun 2013 9:42AM
Love V1, not os sure about V2!! Ann.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jun 2013 9:47AM
Beautiful detail and colour Herman.
Rende
7 Jun 2013 10:07AM
V1 for me, Herman, I confess that I do not like compote of dried fruitsWinkLol
Regards Valery
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
7 Jun 2013 10:56AM
Wonderful focusing, lovely image, Herman. V2 is a marvel!
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
7 Jun 2013 11:40AM
Great close up in v1
myrab 10 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 11:57AM
V1 for me Herman, it's beautiful.

Myra
v1 for me today Herman
Glyn
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 12:37PM
V1 for me, nice detail, took some pics of these on my holsGrin
Diane
gwynn56 4 87 England
7 Jun 2013 12:42PM
nice capture prefer v1 but v2 to the point Smile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
7 Jun 2013 12:47PM
Love the distinct sharpness & detail of the Hibiscus .

BTW . The Geranium plants were off QVC a few weeks ago !!
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
7 Jun 2013 2:03PM
V1 for me Herman good sharp capture!

Regards

Trev.
7 Jun 2013 2:35PM
Two excellent captures Herman, but V1 is exceptionalSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
7 Jun 2013 3:07PM
A huge and well coordinated bird impaled the olive, suppose he will come back and nibble on it here and there---- Good close ups here!
7 Jun 2013 3:17PM
Excellent captures !
George
7 Jun 2013 3:19PM
Sharp image & great colour on V1
V2 impaled olive is an interesting image
Brian
Potra 3 Venezuela
7 Jun 2013 5:05PM
So...I have to choose between 1 and 2, that's not fair! I am more inclined towards V1, however V2 has a better story behind. The flower is simply lovely and your take very elegant and balanced.
7 Jun 2013 6:46PM
you just get better every day Herman both 1 vote each

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widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
7 Jun 2013 6:55PM
Two nice images Herman . Suns out in Scotland by the way GrinGrin

Rod
jdinne 13 16 England
7 Jun 2013 8:03PM
V1 Herman excellent colour and detail wonderfully presented.

John
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 9:39PM
Love the Hibiscus, you could say v2 is very sharp.WinkSmile

ivor
7 Jun 2013 11:17PM
Great shot Herman. Love the detail in V1 and the story of V2. Cathy
8 Jun 2013 3:32AM
Una composición excelente..
8 Jun 2013 5:27PM
Beautiful well detailed Hibiscus, both are good
pks Plus
12 2 England
8 Jun 2013 6:24PM
lovely macro shot

peter
Mike_Smith Plus
9 305 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 9:59PM
Wonderful close ups Herman
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 11:21PM
V1 is so very beautiful. V2 is exquisit in my view! Grin
IB
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 1:16PM
I love V1 is perfect. Great colour and vibrancy!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
9 Jun 2013 9:05PM
Just caught up with your pf Herman. Getting better and better. Fabulous. Don
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
10 Jun 2013 7:52PM
Wonderful shot Herman. Looks beautiful.GrinGrin
Ron
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
10 Jun 2013 11:35PM
One of my favourite flowers, so well captured. Ann.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Jun 2013 7:26AM
blimey, now I know what it looks like to the bees! ripe and ready to harvest.
a great macro.

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