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Central Attraction

By mandarinkay
We have had visitors for the last week so have not been able to do any work in that time or spend time on the pc at all much, they went back yesterday and are due back again in 2 weeks for another week so wont be around then either. For now tho, 2 weeks are all mine! lol! Many thanks to all for the comments on my last upload, and it seems I have been given the wrong info on that plant, by the lady in the market! Janet has pointed out that she thinks it is sea Holly and looking it up ... the pictures certainly look the same ...... but I also had another name give to me for it, Alpine Thistle, so I looked that up too! Lo and behold THAT looks the same too and was given an alternate name of sea hollySo the same plant with 2 names ... or more who knows! LOL! . Many apologies to all for the mis information. And Thanks to Janet and Mavis for putting me right on that!
This shot! lol! a bunch of flowers from .... ASDA this time (thought a change would be good!) this pale chyrsanth looked pretty, got in really close and focussed on the centre to blur the front petals a bit. A very slight crop, wee bit of a sharpen, and just added the border! That is more or less it really! Hope you like! Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to give advice etc! It is always appreciated! Will catch up as much as I can tonight! Take care all,
Karen xxx

Tags: Flower Cropped Pink Flora Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Chrysanthemum

Voters: maroondah, Cabit, janty66 and 27 more

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Cabit 14 104 England
14 Aug 2007 11:39AM
Nice one, like the DOF.
janty66 14 3 England
14 Aug 2007 11:46AM
Beautiful image...
Mikelane 14 1 Wales
14 Aug 2007 11:55AM
Nice capture .Love the soft pastel colours .And well presented.
Dotrob 15 Wales
14 Aug 2007 12:06PM
Lovely detail and colour.
NeilM 14 England
14 Aug 2007 12:07PM
like it...

pmorgan 14 217 13 England
14 Aug 2007 12:46PM
Very nice work!

glyndwr 14 97 10 Wales
14 Aug 2007 1:03PM
Great subdued lighting bringing out those lovely colours.

14 Aug 2007 1:11PM
Beautiful image, excellent detail,
14 Aug 2007 1:34PM
A very beautiful close-up with great colours. JNC
bigheart. 17 9 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 1:47PM

sparklep 14 146 1
14 Aug 2007 3:17PM
So gorgeous. Love the framing
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 3:26PM
Beautiful pastel colour.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
14 Aug 2007 3:29PM
Great presentation as the name indicates

wyatturp 15 2 England
14 Aug 2007 4:54PM
The back to front focus works well

NickBrandon 14 29 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 5:03PM
A superbly presented shot Karen.

All looks good to me, from the sharp focused centre to the blurred front petals.
Nice range of muted pastel colours and set off with a good frome.

Excellent work, regards Nick
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
14 Aug 2007 6:28PM
I love how you have focused on this image-- Just beautiful!

bricurtis Plus
15 2.5k 51 England
15 Aug 2007 10:26AM
It was a good Idea to go for central detail Karen and I think the composition works fine. One option I would suggest is that a little more light needed on the central detail, it is partly shadowed.
sparklep 14 146 1
15 Aug 2007 10:44PM
I am tired and am finding it hard to come out with lovley words.
But in simplicity this is just lovely.
madusa1 13
16 Aug 2007 2:27PM
What a stunning flower well done.
derekv 14 3 England
16 Aug 2007 5:05PM
Agree entirely with Jacqui, it's gorgeous !
18 Aug 2007 10:24PM
Thanks to all for your comments .. it is very much apprectiated. Having major probs right now with the net ..... everything is so slow .... so will not be around that much till I get it sorted! Thanks again, take care all,
Karen xx
Mavis 19 143 2 England
18 Aug 2007 11:24PM
Just wonderful Karen.

Felt guilty about not sending the Choc and Raspberry Tart recipe . Till , looking through my emails realized I had sent it to you .Must have been while you had visitors or when your PC was slow . Now you have it TWICE Smile xxxx
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 18 Wales
19 Aug 2007 8:45AM
Beautiful again.Super close up.
Yes the horses are still around the car park area at Llangorse.There was a couple around while I was there that night I took yesterdays posting.
They are very friendly but they must have been intimidating for a small child.
All the best Karen.
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 2:09PM
This is just beautiful..a wonderful close up that looks so good with the black background Karen. An excellent shot.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
20 Aug 2007 3:07PM
Wonderful image. It is a beautiful piece of work.
elcid 16 150 England
20 Aug 2007 7:44PM
Lovely stuff as always, Karen, and many thank's for your time on commenting on so many of my Images, brightened me up no end. Keep well.

2 Sep 2007 4:19PM
This is lovely and buttful

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