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Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

By teocali
I've had this Amaryllis for four years now - it is called Christmas Star. After flowering I make sure it stays well fed, putting it out all summer in a hot sunny place to recharge its bulb, then dry it out from Sept - Nov and then bringing it in and getting it going by a little watering (water sparingly otherwise you get loads of leaves!). Hopefully should bloom at Christmas but mine is a little late this year!
Used RonnieAG's tip of photographing against the black TV screen.
Settings: AV F/2.8 1/8sec Ev -0.67 ISO640 handheld

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Nuthatch upload and to Richard (MossyOak) for his great mods Smile

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: RonnieAG, CarolG, motorsportpictures and 36 more

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
24 Jan 2010 10:40AM
Lovely capture of this beautiful bloom, Sylvia. Superb detail and colours, and so nicely presented too.
(PS. Glad you found my suggestion re. a backdrop helpful. R.)

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
24 Jan 2010 10:45AM
A superb image, Sylvia, a very difficult flower to capture well, but you certainly have succeeded! Carol
24 Jan 2010 10:54AM
Stunning image, nicely presented.

colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
24 Jan 2010 10:57AM
This is a beautiful image so well captured using the tv bg good work thanks for sharing it Colin
24 Jan 2010 11:13AM
What a beautiful image Sylvia, wonderful colour & detail captured and nicely presented

24 Jan 2010 11:28AM
Beautiful image, lovely colour and light, Sylvia.
24 Jan 2010 11:55AM
Beautiful flower beautifully portrayed.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 12:23PM
cracking shot I love these amaryllis, mine always grow rather tall but they are good photographic subjects perhaps I will treat myself
metro074 6 8 Australia
24 Jan 2010 12:24PM
Fantastic image. stunning detail and colour.
24 Jan 2010 2:22PM
great detail and colourts well presented click
24 Jan 2010 2:23PM
A beautiful amaryllis, excellently taken image with beautiful presentation.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
24 Jan 2010 2:24PM
Lovely image........Sandy
borrower 7 4 England
24 Jan 2010 2:34PM
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
24 Jan 2010 3:20PM
A beautiful presentation.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
24 Jan 2010 3:44PM
Beautiful flower Sylvia. Wonderful detail and exposure with a super strong colour. I must try to remember the TV screen tip.
7 10 10 England
24 Jan 2010 4:55PM
This is lovely.
sable 8 9 7 England
24 Jan 2010 7:15PM
Beautiful shot - love the vibrant colours - works well on a black background - Elizabeth
24 Jan 2010 10:21PM
Have the RC on me for this lovely vibrant shot
Ray42 8 3 England
25 Jan 2010 8:42AM

Quote:A beautiful amaryllis, excellently taken image with beautiful presentation.

I agree - nice one Sylvia
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
25 Jan 2010 11:25AM
Love it, remember trying these last summer, love the colours and presentation Sylvia
27 Jan 2010 6:32PM
Lovely image Sylvia, very well captured with gorgeous colour and excellent presentation.
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 4:51PM
Excellent closeup with lovely details and colours.
(with the three heads, it reminds me of the warning speakers you see in old war films!)
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2010 7:01PM
I was just about to write the exact same thing as tigertimb. Smile Definitely reminiscent of Soviet-era public address speakers and I feel so much more sane seeing somebody else say so!

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