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New heights

By lostnspace2011
Thank you to everybody that voted and commented on my `Silly Sunday` image yesterday.

Onto todays image. And back to flowers. One i came across at Swanbourne Lake in Arundel. It caught my eye due to the size of it, i`d say it stood about 9 feet tall(could not really think of a good title,sorry Smile ). If anybody could ID it (I will upload a 2nd image with it all showing) i would appreciate it Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: robthecamman, Tibetan, morpheus1955 and 26 more

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Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Jul 2012 1:31PM
Like that nice one nice clean clear sharp detail, Great! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 1:43PM
Superb shot, what an amazing plant, definitely V1 for me

23 Jul 2012 1:59PM
Thanks Leon and Hugh.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 2:01PM
Two equally as beautiful pieces, however I think I prefer the cropped version.

Regards Nathan
jdinne 14 16 England
23 Jul 2012 2:08PM
Great couple of shots Mark, V2 gives a real sense of the size. As for the name have no idea am useless at plant names Smile

Ayoob 6 Australia
23 Jul 2012 2:09PM
Two beautiful shots of lovely flower -well done......Grin
love v 1 great photo GrinGrinGrinGrin
23 Jul 2012 2:41PM
V1 fine exposure control excellent details in the white nice work

23 Jul 2012 2:49PM
Thank you Nathan, John, Ayoob, Christine and Graham.

It was a shame i could not get a shot of all of it form a different angle where the lodge was not in the image, so just had to use V2 to show size of it really Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Jul 2012 3:16PM
This is a white Hollyhocks, Mark: they are quite impressive reaching well above other plants in the border.
Very nicely captured shot.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 3:20PM
That is ginormous .....
But what a beautiful bloom you have shown in V1
23 Jul 2012 4:11PM
Thank you for the ID Ronnie. Ive heard of Hollyhock before although was not sure what it looked like Smile
Thanks Barbara too Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 4:30PM
Mmmmm....V1's a corker !!!.....lovely quality in the detail & colours !!

I'd like to see an even closer version.....with the lower two open blooms filling the frame ?....might look rather impressive ?.Smile
Ray42 10 3 England
23 Jul 2012 5:07PM
A great shot of the hollyhocksSmile
23 Jul 2012 5:12PM
Thanks Keith and Ray.
I can do that for you Keith Smile
23 Jul 2012 5:26PM
Keith - Added a tighter crop (V3) Not sure whether it adds anything to the image
mooreish 5 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 6:21PM
You got this looking great mark, lighting must have been perfectSmile
23 Jul 2012 7:00PM
Cheers Cliff......It was throwing it down when this was taken Smile
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:33PM
expert work as always
23 Jul 2012 8:46PM
Thanks Clint Smile
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 9:41PM
Tis a Hollyhock..nice to see it in white..unusual colour.

23 Jul 2012 11:12PM
Thanks Gareth. The stalk in the middle in V2 has purply colour flowers on it, did not get a close up of those ones though......And 1st time i have come across hollyhock at all Smile
23 Jul 2012 11:18PM
Mark, very nice set, nice detail in v1 and I like your crop in v2.....

24 Jul 2012 12:24AM
Thanks Paul Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 2:37PM
Mark....thanks for V3 !! this appeals to me, with lovely detailing & textures in the petals....has a nice 'tactile' quality to it ? notch !!
24 Jul 2012 2:56PM
No problem Keith, personally i did not think the detail was good enough for the image to deserve a crop. I was getting soaked so they were rushed shots Smile
24 Jul 2012 6:26PM
Good to show the taller version, they can be giants. Jamie
24 Jul 2012 9:03PM
Thanks Jamie. Smile
24 Jul 2012 9:57PM
Lovely images, well captured Smile
25 Jul 2012 12:09AM
Thank you Elaine Smile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 7:57AM
The composition and detail of V1 is just right, not an easy subject as like foxgloves they are so tall. Great wuite tones too.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Jul 2012 11:43PM
well done with the whites, they are always quite tricky. V1 as Carole says.
26 Jul 2012 11:56PM
Thank you Carole and Annette.

I think it helped with the fact it was pouring it down at the time so was quite dull, no bright sun to ruin the whites on the flower. Whites are always hit or miss.

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