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By Nettles  
My last upload for a while as we are off to Keswick in the Lake District, just in time for the rain - grrrr.
At least I might be able to get some decent skies, particularly as we are staying very close to the Castlerigg stones.

This shot is of the centre of a Magnolia flower and I have put both the mono and coloured versions up for you to choose.

I would like to thank you all for your C @ C's on my buds series, your words were very kind and helpful.

Hope you all have a great weekend and that the sun at least shines on you next week.

Tags: Black and white Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: riprap007, Buffalo_Tom, DOGSBODY and 84 more

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helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 9:35AM
v2 is my favourite of the two. However v1 also works well
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
25 Apr 2009 9:52AM
2 super images. Works well in mono as well as colour. Both beautifully presented.
susanbarton 12 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 9:53AM
These images are absolutly beautiful cannot choose between them! so clear and great detail yet intimate! I love them

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Apr 2009 9:57AM
Fantastic, Annette. Have a great time away, hope the weather is kind to you. Carol
Rachel99 11 1 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 10:11AM
WOnderfully detailed shots. Colour version for me. Enjoy your trip. Look forward to seeing some photos when you get back.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
25 Apr 2009 10:24AM
Two nice images, have a nice week and maybe the weather won't be too bad after all. - gary
25 Apr 2009 10:24AM
Beautiful, I prefer v2 with the colours. Have a good break.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
25 Apr 2009 10:24AM
It's got to be the colour version here Annette. A beautiful image.

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
25 Apr 2009 10:27AM
v2 defo for me.lesley
goso 14 2 1 Australia
25 Apr 2009 10:40AM
Colour does it for me Annette....Bill
pentony 12 3 England
25 Apr 2009 10:43AM
Great shots.
imagio 14 12 1 England
25 Apr 2009 10:54AM
This is gorgeous Annette

Techno Plus
12 6.0k 8 England
25 Apr 2009 11:11AM
Great captures each with there own merit, but call me old fashioned V2 for me Annette..

derekv 13 3 England
25 Apr 2009 11:27AM
Love both these shots, Annette, but V2 is the more delicate (me thinks !), Wonderful detail in both.
25 Apr 2009 11:32AM
V2 for me - excellent.....Ian
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 11:37AM
Very nice, ver 1 for me.

Mikelane 13 1 Wales
25 Apr 2009 12:16PM
V1 is superb Annette,what detail too ,it work wonderfully,im giving this one my user award,excellent work regards
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
25 Apr 2009 12:32PM
V2 by choice Smile
Grifoto 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 12:34PM
Again, two cracking images, love the subtle colours in V2, very nice indeed.

25 Apr 2009 1:14PM
Really like V2 - just the wonderful colors seem to bring out more detail..Jo
25 Apr 2009 2:20PM
Fabulous, Annette. Great lighting and comp.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 2:59PM
that works so well with the muted tones,excellent piece of detailed work

25 Apr 2009 5:03PM
Great photos...both vs are great...
akh Plus
16 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 5:19PM
Both nice shots but I'm into toned flower shots at the moment so V1 gets my vote.
JudeC 13 6 3 England
25 Apr 2009 5:30PM
Lovely capture - Jude.
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 5:45PM
The colour is absolutely beautiful.
Have a great time those stones are magical.
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 5:48PM
Wow Annette, you've got yourself a little winner here!
Marilyn xx
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 7:04PM
the original is a beauty on its own Annette, but the toning on V1 is outstanding
GazzaG2003 17 365 England
25 Apr 2009 7:06PM
stunning shot, fantastic detail.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
25 Apr 2009 8:18PM
Not really a fan of mono Annette so I have to say V2 is very much my choice. Both are top class shots however and are wll worthy of being put on.
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 9:41PM
Two superb Images but it has to be colour for me, a cracking shot Annette,
hellsbells8868 12 151 2 Wales
25 Apr 2009 10:23PM
V1 is stunning, i love seing a flower in mono, the detail and the tones are all there, for me the colour is the cherry on top but i dont have to have the cherry to make it......
fwatts 13
25 Apr 2009 10:46PM
magnificent cloe ops annette stunning photos xxx frank
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
26 Apr 2009 7:54AM
like both...
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
26 Apr 2009 4:20PM
Nice ones Annette.
And enjoy your break.
LuzDeNoche 12 2 France
26 Apr 2009 5:14PM
Love the desaturation. Enjoy those lakes...
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
26 Apr 2009 9:03PM
Superb set. Really like the monotones of this.
ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 9:32PM
I think I like V2 more I think it the soft tonnes of colour and the detail within the the textures of the shot..
Great work..
panda 16 5 1 England
27 Apr 2009 11:28AM
Amazing shot, there seem to be something intensely personal, and almost erotic about them. Stunning work.

Regards Phil
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
27 Apr 2009 5:41PM
brilliant macros
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
27 Apr 2009 8:37PM
2 superb shots Annette, the color version does it for me Wink
Dotrob 15 Wales
28 Apr 2009 8:45PM
Great images. I have just come back from Patterdale in the lake district, and although the weather was great for walking, I was dissapointed with my photo's, hope you do better, have a good time.
29 Apr 2009 10:11PM
Great images and composition
MandsH 14 England
30 Apr 2009 12:13AM
V1 is so effective
1 May 2009 8:57AM
Love them both, very hard to pick one.
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 5:46PM
Like the majority I prefer the colour version but the lovely tones in the mono are also enjoyable. After flicking between the two I think it's the whiteness of the background petal that doesn't work so well in the mono but seems more acceptable in V2.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 9:36PM
Magnificent magnolias! I love their centres, and these images appeal very much. I think the colour version just has the edge.
2 May 2009 8:44PM
3 May 2009 10:46AM
Love it annette.
Hope You have a grate time in the lakes.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
7 May 2009 10:48AM
Breathtakingly lovely - both versions!
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
11 May 2009 7:38PM
The colour version is the winner in my eyes, although both are rather good
koka 12 United Kingdom
14 May 2009 6:59AM
I like V1 - I think it is more dramatic and moves the image on from the expected norm Kay x

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