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Lavandula stoechas

By posty57
Many, many thanks to all who voted and/or commented on the 'poppies' image from yesterday. Your reactions were amazing, and to CarolG, PinkK and Joline a very grateful 'Thank you' for your UA's Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

Voters: DitoInacio, EAS, CarolG and 18 more

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8 Aug 2012 4:04AM
One word: Marvelous!
thanks for share.



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EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 4:28AM
Ooh, nice!

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
8 Aug 2012 5:17AM
To me, this species of lavender is not very appealing, but what you have done with it in this image may have changed my mind Smile. A wonderful presentation, and I love the background. Carol
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 5:53AM
A rather beautiful close-up photograph depicting this extremely handsome species of Lavender leaning against what I presume to be a misted mirror, strong colours and markings combined with lovely crisp detail throughout.

Regards Nathan
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:30AM
Beautiful image.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 8:51AM
Beautifully done as ever, Barry: I am wondering if Nathan's idea of your method is correct.
MoragM 6 1 Scotland
8 Aug 2012 9:29AM
Sooo lovely - really dig the background!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
8 Aug 2012 9:34AM
Expertly done Barry, but I think the balance would be better if the background flower was higher to give more of a diagonal composition.

posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 9:51AM
Many thanks Dave, and you are correct...however what you see is what there was in a garden.The flowers are as they were growing, and not a lot of room to manoeuvre around them. It is only the background that has been enhanced slightly. Wink

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 1:08PM
A beautiful image - and I know what you mean about manoeuvring around lavender. I find it impossible to capture at all!
Love the concept. The main subject is I believe strong enough to carry the composition. I like the background but IMHO the second bud and the stem are a little distracting.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 5:17PM
Beautiful shot !!!
8 Aug 2012 11:39PM

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