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By Rende
We had some lovely miniature daffodils on our dining room table and I couldn't resist taking some shots of them.
Although they're beautiful in their prime, they start getting really interesting photographically when they start drying out a bit. Maybe there's a lesson in that Wink
V2 is one with three flowers, and V3 is the same trio in their prime.
Many tanks to KurtSkeels for his much appreciated user award on "Objects" Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: ColleenA, Kurt42, malleader and 49 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


ColleenA Plus
6 389 6 Australia
13 Feb 2014 11:03AM
I quite like them when they are dying, makes for interesting images. A great set...V1 for me today

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13 Feb 2014 11:14AM
Beautiful images beautifully presented.

And you're right, there is a lesson... for instance I think I'm far more interesting when I've dried out a bit.

13 Feb 2014 11:15AM
Super set of images Rende,
13 Feb 2014 11:36AM
Lovely images and excellently presented.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
13 Feb 2014 11:57AM
They become quite sculptural and have a special beauty. V1 is super.
SlowSong Plus
10 7.9k 30 England
13 Feb 2014 12:05PM
I like fading flowers. This is a lovely set. Individually V2 for me, but good to see the progression.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 2005 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 2:07PM
Elegance and dignity in extreme old age. V1 works best for me, it's the simplest and most refined. V2 has a good balance but the dry sepal sticking up behind the middle stems confuses things a bit.
With V3 included, you could put this under the Before / After category...
woolybill1 Plus
12 24 73 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 2:21PM
Ageing flowers are no longer conventionally beautiful; they contrive to make up for that by growing more interesting, more characterful. It must be their experience of life that counts, just as it counts with us old folk too.
V1 is particularly fine and really rather moving. Beautifully presented too.
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
13 Feb 2014 2:42PM
In this carefully made set I see your lesson-- I like the detail and color of V 1 and 2-- beauty in decay!
Mollycat Plus
5 12 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 3:05PM
Superb photography, all wonderful presentations.
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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
13 Feb 2014 3:09PM
Excellent still life studies ~ No. 1 wins it for me.

13 Feb 2014 5:13PM
Wonderful light and textures Rende, especially in V2.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.1k 150 England
13 Feb 2014 5:23PM
v1 is almost balletic. Beautifully lit, Rende.

13 Feb 2014 6:08PM
Fabulous images, Rende.
Thoughtful photography, so well taken and presented.

franken Plus
16 4.8k 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 6:58PM
Lovely set Rende with version 2 being my favourite.

mikbee Plus
11 3 8 Scotland
13 Feb 2014 7:29PM
Yes Rende,
better when they are past their sell by date !!
Good shots.
bricurtis Plus
13 2.3k 49 England
13 Feb 2014 9:06PM
Love V1 Rende - looks to be wearing a frown.Wink
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 11:31PM
Lovely compositions on all Rende
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
14 Feb 2014 9:09AM
Wonderful light and textures
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2014 9:43AM
Three first rate images! Most amazing. V1 is my favorite today! Grin
ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2014 10:26PM
It's the light! Wonderful quality that brings out amazing textures and colours.

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