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By pluckyfilly
Not much sun around today, I need brightening up here - this has helped me I hope it does the same thing for you all. I took this picture before I became ill, not been out with the cam sinceSad

Many thanks for all c/c's on my previous upload - seems ages ago now but huge thanks for your encouragement and support truly appreciated. I need it right now, my endoscopy again tomorrow and my tummy full of nerves, how long this goes on for I have no idea but its taking over my life and I get worried sick.

V2 I edited for my daughter and took a person out from the left of the picture, its the best I could do and I needed to see how it looked large - think to some degree I didnt do a bad jobWink
SORRY I nearly forgot special thanks to Lillian and Gypsyman (Eric) for the UA on my last image, please forgive me I do appreciate this special priviledge

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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23 Sep 2012 8:53AM
Like both Ann, V1 for colour and detail and V2 for the lovely smile,

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 9:00AM
Dull start to the day here - so a welcome cheerful image Ann SmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Sep 2012 9:04AM
Very competently done in v2, Ann, hadn't noticed the manipulation at all. v1 has some wonderful colour in the petals. All the best for tomorrow, there's a lot of people on here wishing you well.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
23 Sep 2012 9:06AM
An amazing sunflower really bright and cheerful.

I hope you will soon get a solution to your medical problem Ann

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 9:27AM
Two stunningly beautiful and colourful compositions Ann, each one as beautiful as the other "I know, I am a Silver tongued charmer?". "What can I do?" SmileSmileSmileSmile

Regards Nathan
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
23 Sep 2012 9:56AM
nice set ann relay like the texture and colours in v1.
23 Sep 2012 10:00AM
Bursting with colour Ann.

Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Sep 2012 10:02AM
A great portrait of this ant Ann. nice colour to the sunflower too, and that's a great smile by any standards like both, I hope all goes well tomorrow fingers crossed regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 10:09AM
V1 is lovely, my attention has really gone to the technical challenge in V2 though. Can I suggest the you flip the image upside down, then clone the resulting inverted curved wooden beam in over the lower section. That would give you wood grain running at the correct angle.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Sep 2012 10:12AM
All our thoughts will be with you tomorrow, Ann, and I'm sure you will find it less daunting than you may be feeling at the mo (I have had one too).
And some lovely shots today, two beautiful flowers for us to gaze upon.
23 Sep 2012 10:37AM
A valiant attempt Ann, a better job than I would have done !! Good luck tomorrow and the team from Dorset wish you well Smile Thinking of you.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
23 Sep 2012 10:49AM
Version one for me, bright sharp and good colours, maybe it would have benefited from a slightly more blurred background, but that is a minor quibble.

Best Matt
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 10:50AM
Great images Ann - good luck tomorrow will be thinking of you.

23 Sep 2012 11:06AM
My thoughts will be with you tomorrow Ann i'v had one, not a lot of fun i know but your be alright. It's bloody cold and raining here but your lovely bright and beautiful
flower has lifted my mood, good bit of cloning work in V2 of your beautiful daughter she has a lovely bubbly smile.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 11:16AM

Quote:your beautiful daughter she has a lovely bubbly smile.
not my daughter but her friendWink
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
23 Sep 2012 11:21AM
Lovely vibrancy here Ann and great composition, its got an appearance of fire with those colours
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 11:37AM
Nicely detailed and composed sunflower shot Ann, lovely colours too. Thinking of you tomorrow.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Sep 2012 11:43AM
Two lovely, cheerful images Ann.
23 Sep 2012 11:44AM
Sorry about that Ann my mistake but Leon just said it is Silly Sunday and i'm always Silly.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 Sep 2012 11:55AM
V1 Lovely sunshiny image Ann.Brightens up the day a bit.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
23 Sep 2012 12:04PM
Stunning colours and composed image Ann, best of luck tomorrow, chin up.


Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 12:25PM
V1 is a real ray of sunshine to brighten up the dullest dampest day like today, the colours are simply glorious
23 Sep 2012 12:26PM
Great images to cheer us on a dull morning. Hope all goes well tomorrow, I too have had one and it's not as bad as I expected.
23 Sep 2012 1:22PM
Nice Captures Ann, my best wishes re todays hospital visit. Eric.
Silverzone 10 2 England
23 Sep 2012 1:26PM
Certainly brightened my day! Sylvia
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Sep 2012 2:27PM
Two fine shots Ann and congrats on the well deserved award.
Good luck tomorrow.
AlanWillis 8 67 England
23 Sep 2012 2:39PM
The Italians call it: Girasole. It means turns to the sun. A Sun Flower. Super image Ann.
9 10 10 England
23 Sep 2012 2:45PM
The sunflower is a beauty Ann and V2 is such a happy image.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
23 Sep 2012 2:49PM
The Sunflower is gorgeous Ann and you have done well on V2, I wish you all the best x
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Sep 2012 3:04PM
Plenty of sunshine here, Ann Smile. Two lovely images, well worked on V.2. Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Sep 2012 3:15PM
Two wonderful, cheery images, Ann Smile Unlike the weather today Sad
My thoughts are with you, hope everything goes OK.
Trev Smile
23 Sep 2012 3:29PM
both lovely shots Ann
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 3:45PM
V1 is a lovely bright colour for today...much needed
and V2 you have done well if you removed a person here Ann
good luck tomorrow...I have sons wedding!!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 6:30PM
Good luck for tommorrow Ann ( sorry for late c/v had a busy sunday collecting new material) Two great shots like em both .SmileSmile
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 6:34PM
Will be thinking of you Ann, hope you will get some good news after.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
23 Sep 2012 7:10PM
Definately ,two image to cheer us all up on a verry dull and colder day than yesterday.
I hope that all goes well tomorrow,
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 7:58PM
A wonderful image in V1 and well done on good editing in V2!
1881 6 India
23 Sep 2012 7:58PM
EXCELLENT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, all over.
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23 Sep 2012 8:02PM
A lovely sunflower and a beautiful image of your daughter Ann. Best wishes from me for tomorrow
Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 9:30PM
Top class capture Ann, I need some sunshine.............
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Sep 2012 10:27PM
Comes in all sorts of packages--- wonderful!
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
10 Oct 2012 11:41PM
Wow Ann what colours. Really bright and sharply coloured . Love the smile too xxSmile

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