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SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
29 Mar 2003 2:50PM
Mavis this is terrific. Light and fresh .. sharp as anything .. beautiful! (5)
Mavis 19 143 2 England
29 Mar 2003 3:30PM
You are so kind . Do you realise Suzi that the white background is Fog ! I find an application for EVERYTHING Smile)
edz2001 18 513
29 Mar 2003 7:21PM
Wonderful picture, so crisp and sharp and the colours really stand out. Perfect! Ed.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
29 Mar 2003 9:29PM
Thanks Paul , I shall try this again with a different subject if we ever have thick, bright fog again . The ugly boiler is a necessary evil and you cant cover it but as it is quite tall suits my purpose for sky portraits Smile)
cameraman 18 227 1 England
29 Mar 2003 11:09PM
Mavis, another picture showing your usual excellent technique...however, I do find it a bit disorientating...I assume the camera was pointed vertical upwards to take this, yet if you hadn't mentioned the sky, I would have thought it was taken on a light box and the camera was pointing down.
J-P 18 396
30 Mar 2003 10:56AM
This is amazing - it has such a studio feel to it, incredible that it was taken outside in fog. Who needs a softbox eh?
Mavis 19 143 2 England
30 Mar 2003 4:59PM
Thanks for your kind words JP . I am not quite sure what a soft box is ?
Suresh Khaire 19 50 1 India
31 Mar 2003 5:17AM
Hi..Mavis, in first instance I thought it was taken against white background. It is excellent shot with sharp and crisp with a brilliant colour. Regards,
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
31 Mar 2003 11:28AM
Well done Mavis
J-P 18 396
31 Mar 2003 11:40AM
Mavis, a softbox is a huge (usually about 90cm x 90cm) square diffuser placed over studio flash that gives very soft, even illumination - just like this. Very popular with studio photographers.
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2003 1:29PM
Nice one Mavis.
31 Mar 2003 1:38PM
Superb. Any other words would be superfluos.
mitchellhatpeg 18 205 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2003 1:56PM
Mavis, you are obviously brilliant at this type of work. My preference would be for your shot called 'in the pink' though.

I don't understand why it should be but there seems to be some softness around the stamens in this shot, whereas 'in the pink' is fantastically sharp everywhere.

Obviously though, still an excellent shot.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
31 Mar 2003 4:25PM
Thanks Simon for your thoughts . It was more difficult looking upwards in the fog than having everything under control in the front room Smile Oh I have just been told it is on photo of the week I didn't know !!
Mavis 19 143 2 England
31 Mar 2003 4:29PM
Thanks JP , now we know what a softbox is Paddy said next time there is fog she is hiking her plants up to the sports centre where she takes her Foggy pics Smile) Thanks too Suresh
GoodbyeAll 18 348 1
31 Mar 2003 7:30PM
A really lovely shot, my only criticsm, and it is a small one, would be the central part of the flower is visually running into the petal behind it a bit, flattening the perspective.Really nice shot though. Great colour.

alan h. 19 275 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2003 8:24PM
i have a christmas cactus with a simmilar colour to this and photograph the flowers
many times each december but have never got anywhere as good as this . ten out of five
a2jlp 18 165 Scotland
31 Mar 2003 8:47PM
Are the petals translucent or are there shades of grey on them? Not into flowers, Im intrigued. Would never have guessed this was shot out of doors. Nicely presented, eye catching. Well done.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
31 Mar 2003 8:47PM
Thank you Alan you are a love Smile)
Mavis 19 143 2 England
31 Mar 2003 8:53PM
John the petals are translucent ( lovely word). Think I've started a new trend . Perhaps we will now see scantily dressed models cavorting in the fog ....LOL
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2003 9:13PM
Ooops, missed this first time round. Beautiful shot Mavis
a2jlp 18 165 Scotland
31 Mar 2003 10:24PM
Translucent underwear, now there's a thing (or should that be a thong). No don't reply to this thread, just when you mentioned scantily dressed models . . .
teepee 18 1.6k England
31 Mar 2003 10:55PM
very very beautiful image,looks like a medium format tranny..5....6.......tony
Paddy 18 254 8 England
1 Apr 2003 3:13AM
M* this is so beautiful, you have captured it so well, very creative... love the delicate feel to this... I shall be out with my flowers the next lot of beautiful & more... Paddy
alben 19 142 England
1 Apr 2003 9:52AM
Just excellent Mavis,and well done for photo of the week.
Z 18 29 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2003 8:16PM
What a crisp fresh photo i love it!!!This photo looks like it was done in a studio just shows what can be done outdoors! well done mavis!!!!!!!
neptune 18 76 England
2 Apr 2003 10:10PM
Awesome. Mother nature can put technology to shame can't she? Who needs fancy lights 'n' stuff? Well done. I don't like the border though - it's too thick for my liking. Love the photo tho. Well done.
3 Apr 2003 2:59AM
Excellent shot! It's hard to believe it was taken outside, but who cares! Great work!!!
Mavis 19 143 2 England
3 Apr 2003 5:26AM
Thanks Les glad you liked it . "dubblclutch" hmmm! now there's a name . Does that mean you can work with both hands ...Smile)
6 Apr 2003 2:09PM
This is the photographic equivalent of the best botanical artists.Should I capture one flower image as well as this I will be a happy man.
rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2003 6:04PM
Well done Mavis. I love to take macros of flowers, it seems to bring out something different in them from shooting them from the normal viewpoint. Regards. Ken
tartanlady 17 58 Scotland
12 Jan 2004 3:30PM
Another great floral macro, beautiful light and colour, perfect clarity. Louise
highlander 17 32 Scotland
18 Jan 2004 6:17PM
Perfect background for displaying the beauty of this viviodly coloured and expertly framed.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
20 Jan 2004 10:22PM
Thank you Louise and Doug . Have only just noticed your comments . I took my email address off at one stage so didn't know you had made any comments .
patri 17 3 Italy
24 Feb 2004 12:10AM
WoW! I love it very much! Powerfull. Patrizia
davidbailie 17 457 7 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2004 8:18PM
Just browsing idly around Mavis -

You are a fine photographer with an excellent eye and, to boot, versatile - which always gets my approbation (not of course that you need that) - and perhaps most creditworthy of all honest and unaffected!!


Mavis 19 143 2 England
30 Apr 2004 9:07PM
Why Dave how kind of you .We have never had another morning just like this and my cactus has gone to pot anyway Smile)
11 Jun 2004 8:04PM
Lovely vibrant colour and stark contrast againt the it *click*
urban-hero 17 23 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2004 8:50PM
Stunning image!

beepme 17 4
3 Sep 2004 11:48PM
Mavis, you are truly talented, not just with you fantastic pictures like this beautiful cactus, but also with your presentation. Really like the color & compostion...Just curious, are the water droplets real or added in later??

paulsteds 16 123 England
7 Jan 2005 11:20PM
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2005 7:56PM
Mavis 19 143 2 England
25 May 2005 2:36PM
Thank you all that I haven't thanked ... "If you know what I mean Harry" Smile Seems so long ago I took this one now . x
vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2005 6:19AM
superb shot. well presented. click
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2005 10:53PM
super lighting Mavis
22 Feb 2006 8:42PM
Another stunning image! Just wonderful! Congratulations on your EC award - well deserved! 'Click'!
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
19 Mar 2006 9:05AM
Yes, you are right; I'm not writing to say how beautiful your flower is, you know that even without saying.
I wan to thank you for letting Pmela to have that portrait and placing it on your page.
Nice to meet you!
1 Apr 2007 8:28AM
Beautifully captured and presented Mavis

29 May 2007 9:03AM
sublime angle and colour Mavis, another great shot, Adrian
25 Sep 2007 11:41PM
Lovely image, pleased to be No. 30,
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
2 Oct 2007 1:56PM
That turned out half decent Mave didn't it Smile
15 Dec 2007 10:53AM
Mavis you have some great pictures, this one is great.
bombebit 13 22 Denmark
2 Jul 2008 8:14PM
great image... well deserved of its ec
FoxChick 13 1 United States
3 Aug 2008 10:18PM
Love the contrast and presentation
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
5 Oct 2008 4:53PM
Lovely colour, Mavis, like it.
TrevB Smile

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