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Sea Holly

By Sue_R  
Yet another photo of the Eryngium flowers in our garden (their common name is Sea Holly), this time without any bees Smile

Wasn't sure in which order to upload these two, but went for the square crop first simply because it displays larger as a thumb and when you go large Smile V2 is the original upright image from which it was cropped.

Thanks again to all those of you who take the time to vote and comment on my pics. It really is much appreciated.

Tags: Flowers General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Eryngium Sea holly

Voters: Kingfisher8, mikey_1967, Gemma9 and 38 more

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20 Sep 2010 6:07PM
Beautifully taken well done.


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20 Sep 2010 6:10PM
Beautiful capture!

Gemma9 10 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:13PM
Nice shot. I like the dof. My favourite is V1.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:15PM
V2 for me today !
10 10 10 England
20 Sep 2010 6:15PM
Nice image - V2 gets the vote.
20 Sep 2010 6:21PM
These are wonderful Sue, and V1 the right choice to lead with, and so much nicer when not messed about with Smile really lovely in colour and dof, and of course, in composition.

John SmileX
zapar40 9 66 5 Wales
20 Sep 2010 6:36PM
excellent image, v2 would be my vote
nice one, ant.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
20 Sep 2010 6:57PM
Like the colours and comp in this one Sue Version one for me.
Regards Richard
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:58PM
very nice, a neighbour of ours has one and it creates a near mist of blue so very pretty

saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
20 Sep 2010 7:08PM
Wonderful light and colour a beauty nice one,
SteveMoulding 10 3 7 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 8:45PM
A beautiful pair of studies. Lovely colour and detail.
videotec 10 8 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 9:54PM
Both beautiful capyures Sue, Great DOF in both, I loce the colours.
Hoffy 14 262 16 England
20 Sep 2010 10:37PM
Lovely image.
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
21 Sep 2010 12:04AM
The original is excellent, Sue, and I can't make up my mind whether I prefer it or the cropped version. Such good use of selective DOF to isolate one bloom so crisply. Think it will have to be 1/2 vote to each.
21 Sep 2010 8:51AM
Super sharp super shot again sue

John_Horner 13 12 2 England
21 Sep 2010 11:40AM
Great use of dof Sue. A really lovely capture and the colours too.
NobbytheNobster 10 33 5 England
21 Sep 2010 12:56PM
Good shots, nice colours
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
21 Sep 2010 4:39PM
This is very beautiful, Sue, and just love the colour of this flower. I'm with Ronnie on this, and find it difficult to choose my fave. I do like the square crop, but in V2 the eye is lead nicely round anticlockwise from the bottom left flower and finishing on the sharp one in the centre. So, think it's half a vote for each from me, too!
TrevB Smile
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Sep 2010 7:04PM
Excellent use of DoF in these Sue, I like the inclusion of the out of focus flowers in the background

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