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Old Sep 22, 2007, 5:04 AM   #1
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Hi all,

This is my first uploaded photo in AGES (since late last year... Dec 2006).

I hope you all appreciate it... and any comments and constructive criticism would be welcomed.

My wife and I went for a walk around the view area of a reservoir area here near Adelaide, Australia. Some flowers were out (it's spring afterall) and I captured this simple one, which was probably my favourite photo of the day out.

Amazing often the beautiful simplicity is often the most stunning too (imho). I love the colour combination nature gives us, and also the way these petals are slightly folded - rather curled - that's what makes it extra special for me.

But your comments, please?

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Old Sep 22, 2007, 5:14 AM   #2
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Yes, Simply beautiful Paul

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Old Sep 22, 2007, 8:03 AM   #3
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Paul, sorry I cant make a comment on your photo. Im speechless. Stunning, beautiful are just not enough. Amazing doesnt even fit that. Thanks for sharing.
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The symmetry and color contrast are exceptional. Well done.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 9:48 PM   #5
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I do like that. A lot.

Striking !!

Looks like a fireworks that has just exploded in the sky.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 10:06 AM   #6
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Spectacular and beautiful.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 2:53 PM   #7
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Hello All!

lello,

Thanks for being the first to respond... I think your 2 words sum up my thoughts more succinctly: "simply beautiful".

I appreciate you looking.

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Bynx

You are just so kind! I'm glad you really love this shot! Sometimes I just get "lucky"!

I'm glad to be back in the forums..! You'll see me round more.

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penolta

I agree, the symmetry on this flower worked well. A bit of post processing to bring out the best helped too, e.g. the right amount of colour, etc.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.

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lensmore49

I appreciate you viewing..!

You provide a very fitting perspective / comparison: "Looks like a fireworks that has just exploded in the sky. "

Thanks for sharing your appreciative thoughts

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flutelady

And also thanks to you for your kind feedback. I'm glad you like it.

Isn't it amazing what we can find around in nature if we take the time to stop and look.

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All the best to everyone!

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Old Sep 23, 2007, 10:26 PM   #8
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The flower is very powerful by itself, but, the square crop is genius. It really compliments the beautiful flower. Wow, the blue center is hypnotic.
Well done,
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Mesmerizing, enthrolling. It´s hard to let go of your eyes

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Old Sep 24, 2007, 2:41 PM   #10
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it's all been said, Paul... a gorgeous shot, with just the right amount of contrast and color... a perfect "sunburst"...
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