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HI everyone. Still not getting onto the site very often - just too much work at the moment.
I am in a state of some excitement! Last weekend was our village autumn show - all the usual suspects - flowers, produce, vegetables shaped like thingies ... and photographs. So my partner and I decided to enter a couple of classes each and this shot won a 1st in the flower section!! I was over the moon. My partner got a 1st in the night scene class and overall we got joint 3rd and won 1.50 each!! Tickled pink we were Smile
Thanks for all kind comments on previous uploads - without such encouragement I doubt I would have had the nerve to even enter the competition.

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dahlia
Username:Rachel99 Rachel99
Uploaded:8 Sep 2009 - 9:30 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:39
Voters:Imagephotographics · gingerdelight · Thushari · barbarahirst · CarolG · ringyneck · maryg · SteveMoulding · EAS · PeterBee · hary60 · EMJAYCEE · LynneJoyce · trissie · Dusan · Stace · Bob_V · Shootme · dbedford · crookymonsta · Herge88 · Anjantoo · Alan_Baseley · susanbarton · bunbeam · Ray42 · Jekaro · betts · Growmore · Val Prowse · ChiliMan · diver pete · User_Removed · PattiW · bayleaf · dancingqueen · nickyv32 · steviehutch · BarbaraR ·
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Imagephotographics

Beautiful detail & colour

Well taken

Chris

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gingerdelight

Congratulations to you and your partner - don't spend your winnings all at once Wink
This is a beautiful study, really lovely, no wonder it won!
x Carol x

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Thushari
Thushari  6 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 10:12 AM

Excellent close up. lovely detail and color. congratulation to you both.
Thushari

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 10:39 AM

Nothing better than winning
We got rosettes at our local fete
You stuck it lucky with the money !!
Congrats

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 10:57 AM

Congratulations! I used to enter my produce and flowers in the little village show, great fun! A gorgeous full frame image, Rachel, well captured and presented. Carol

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maryg
maryg  666 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 11:12 AM

No wonder you won! Congratulations, this is a beauty, love the of centre crop and the beautiful tones
Mary

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 11:13 AM

Beautiful macro shot. Superb depth of field with stunning colour and detail. A lovely well composed shot.
Steve.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 11:16 AM

An absolute belter!! No surprise it won!

Ann

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hary60
hary60  6 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 - 11:33 AM

What a cracking close up brilliant colour and detail well done
Harry

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 12:34 PM

Lovely image. Local Shows are fun aren't they - don't spend your winnings all at once!!
Joan.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 1:14 PM

Just the right image to go with being tickled pink! Lovely.

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trissie
trissie  9 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 - 1:17 PM

A beautiful close up and lovely vibrant colour.
Congratulations, its great it was a winner.

Trish

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Dusan  6 Sri Lanka
8 Sep 2009 - 1:22 PM

Beautiful image. lovely color and detail. well done.
Dusan

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Stace
Stace  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 1:29 PM

Super image

Stace

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Bob_V  8 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 2:54 PM

Fabulous color, clarity and detail in this beautiful image.
Bob

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Shootme  6 England
8 Sep 2009 - 4:37 PM

Beautiful close-up such brilliant detail and colour. Well done.

Jim.

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dbedford  7 England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 4:43 PM

Nice, beautifully simple. David

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Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 9:18 PM

Beautiful colour and detail.

Best Matt

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Alan_Baseley Plus Member 14338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2009 - 8:37 AM

Nice shot,
Alan

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susanbarton
9 Sep 2009 - 9:58 AM

Stunning shot Rachel no wonder you won and well done to your partner too, I love local shows I have done my fair share of entering cooking, growing and photography, it gives you a wonderful feeling of well being dosen't it
Susan

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Jekaro  6 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2009 - 6:57 PM

Wonderful detail and colours, Rachel, well done on your win.
Roy

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betts  7 England
12 Sep 2009 - 2:58 PM

This is stunning, so sharp with beautiful colours,,,,,, congratulation's to you both well done,,,,,,,,,
betts

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2009 - 6:53 PM

Superb close up wonderful colour to this flower and great detail. Gary

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Val Prowse Plus Member 12Val Prowse vcard England
18 Sep 2009 - 2:50 PM

A lovely full frame of a very attractive plant. The colours and details are great. No wonder it got 1st Prize.

Val

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ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2009 - 7:27 PM

Congrats on the wins! Awww...such a lovely shot and I am so glad it got recognized for what it is Smile

Andrew

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diver pete  1171 forum posts New Zealand1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2009 - 10:46 PM

Beautiful!
Regards,
Pete

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10 Oct 2009 - 12:28 PM

Beautiful colours! Deserving winner

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PattiW  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 4:45 PM

Wonderfully beautiful! Patti

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dancingqueen
30 Oct 2009 - 8:22 PM

Brilliant shot

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nickyv32 Plus Member 8135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
8 Nov 2009 - 9:29 AM

Super shot, where abouts do you live, I notice a lot of your shots are from my old stamping ground

Nicky

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BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2010 - 7:12 PM

Congrats, it is a super shot.
So pretty.

B.

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