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27 Jun 2004 8:57PM
Hope this is staying it is excellent. Is that a crysathemummmmummm, never can spell those things if it is then you have made those things look extremely sultry. This cannot be improved in my eyes, super image. Klicked. K.
mrcal 16 1.0k
27 Jun 2004 8:58PM
If you don't keep still, how can I hit you with a big click?

What gorgeous colouring and just look at the detail in the heart of the flower. Wonderfully simple and simply wonderful.
27 Jun 2004 9:05PM
Leave it up, I love it, the dark background really makes the flower stand out...nice work *click*
27 Jun 2004 9:14PM
gorgeous. it's refreshing to see a flower so beautifully lit in the dark. good job!
jan 1 16 12 Netherlands
27 Jun 2004 9:18PM
Pls Leave it, Niamh. I will CLICK only ones.!!!
Spelling the name of a flower, there is a simple trick for. Count the Leaves and its so many MUMS.!!!
funkeldink 16 1.6k 1 Australia
27 Jun 2004 9:21PM




********** FUNKEL-AWARD**********
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Jun 2004 9:43PM
boooooootifully gorgeous.
(I see Fred only gives out Funkels to the ladies these days.....the tart.)
click for the light and the placement.
maroondah 17 246 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 9:46PM
Not everything in this world is perfect and even if there was a fault with the flower it really would't matter. This is an excellent shot, brilliant colours and love the overall composition.
steffilewis 16 179 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 10:02PM
Lovely ... Good DOF and colours *click*
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 10:03PM
thanks you lot. better not take it down again then or jan won't give me another click!

k, i have no idea what the name of this flower is. anyone?

teena40 16 66
27 Jun 2004 10:12PM
This is very good.
27 Jun 2004 10:30PM
i dont normally go for flower pics but there is something about this one click fae me stuart x
sze4j 16 56 Singapore
27 Jun 2004 10:36PM
Beautiful, Niamh, Beautiful! =)
Really like the use of the black background to contrast against the petals...shows a form of strong elegance (slightly oxymoronish??) And the yellow part is perfectly sharp.

Big big click...!

My weekend was fab! Met up with friends from different nationalities and had a real cultural exchange. =) Hope yours was good too?
ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2004 10:49PM
Rich and velvet-like quality to the image. Very good work.
magda_indigo 17 418 England
27 Jun 2004 11:36PM
SUPERB, click (:*)
ruzzi 16
28 Jun 2004 1:19AM
Like it a lot,great lighting,really good...Click!!
brm 16 76
28 Jun 2004 10:22AM
Great shot, really good lighting & detail in the flower. Love it.

niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 11:10AM
oh, i skimmed through so quick last night that i didn't notice my FUNKEL-AWARD ... thanks fred!

thanks to you all for commenting. it's appreciated.

hi sze, i had a nice relaxing weekend, thanks, and, most importantly, finally found the time to take some new photographs!
flossie 17 1.6k
28 Jun 2004 11:17AM
This is fab, can't fault it at all so a big click!
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 11:44AM
thanks anne!
mattmatic 16 598
28 Jun 2004 12:19PM
Lovely jubbly rich colours!
Matt :clickityclick:
Mavis 18 143 2 England
28 Jun 2004 2:43PM
It's brilliant Neeve don't take it away . Most unusual with a pretty edging . Love it .
28 Jun 2004 3:03PM
Hi Niamh
This is really striking. How do you get the lighting and the black background?
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 3:22PM
thanks matt, mavis and gareth!

gareth, the black background is some cheap black cotton doubled over, and it's lit with a maglite through some cream coloured muslin. long exposure: about 30 seconds. levels adjusted in ps.
28 Jun 2004 3:44PM
Beautiful, Niamh, good work.
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 4:12PM
cheers richard
ga1963 16 1
28 Jun 2004 4:16PM
One word STUNNING. Gets my click, love it
aalonso 16 2
28 Jun 2004 4:44PM
that could easily your first editor's choice..

I dont go for flowers normally...(im alergic to polen but, i have to admit: this one is very good

trahern 17 863 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 6:44PM
Wow stunning colours and detail - marvellous
janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 7:46PM
You have some stunning photos in your portfolio but this one is truly amazing - one of those shots when everything is 'just right!'Jane
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 10:22PM
thanks all!
Origami_Owl 17 786
29 Jun 2004 9:06AM
The colours are really great, so strong and deep. I'd like to see some other compositions in terms of using the black space (just have a feeling there is a slightly better placement of the flower out there i.e. slightly higher in the frame) - but it's lovely.

niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 9:56AM
thanks for that paul. hmm, now you mention it you could be right about the comp. i will play around with it and see what i can come up with.
himalk 16 4 Sri Lanka
29 Jun 2004 11:09AM
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 11:55AM
cheers hiryana
rletham 16 890 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 3:47PM
Everyone is doing flowers these days. It must be with the competition. I've taken flower shots but nothing comes close the the quality of the shots that have been uploaded lately and this is one of them -Rab
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2004 7:24PM
hi rab - thanks
ukuwi 16 476 1 England
1 Jul 2004 7:24AM
ooh I like the rich colours in this, brilliant shot, really like this.
niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2004 12:21PM
thanks tony
billydo 17 79 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2004 6:40AM
This is really beautifully taken Niamh - very well done.

niamh 17 34 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 2:58PM
thank you
BrianM 17 136 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2004 8:16AM
A beautiful and eye catching image. Great work, I love it.

I did think there was a touch of softness in the petals ( limited DoF ? ) and wondered if it could be rectified so tried Enhance Edges (in PSP8) and I think it helped a tad, the interesting fact that I found was that if applied again a weave pattern appeared in the image which I can only assume was from the muslin you used to diffuse the light - maybe not as diffused as you thought.
clarkycat 17 89
28 Jul 2004 10:34PM
And this Smile
f1ash 16 2
6 Sep 2004 10:50AM
I bet this wasn't far off an EC. Lovely shot. click

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