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Old Mar 2, 2011, 3:35 PM   #1
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Default Oh, to see real flowers again!

It's wonderful to actually see real live flowers once again. here are a few of the ones that I've managed to photograph so far.









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Yep, and I see it's supposed to get down to 12 tonight in Boston with a high of 21 tomorrow.

Better get all this in while you can!

I like the processing on the third one a lot, and #4 sure is pretty, and well captured.
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Gorgeous, Zig! The last two are my favs.
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Good job Zig, I vote for #2, as I like the colors, and the way the focus captured both the bloom and the hairs on the stem.

(P.S. - Isn't it great to have weather now that lets you be comfortable outside shooting flowers.)
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Very nice Zig, gotta make you feel better after being cooped up all winter to see some color. In a few weeks we will hopefully start seeing the crocus peek through, that is our first sign of spring here other than the return of robins which I saw last weekend.
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the kind comments..........

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That 3rd shot of the white rose was done using the ACR vignetting tool. I love the way that works and the results (to me) speak for themselves.

Boston? where's that??

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.......well, I will choose a favorite of these too and mine is #4 although they all are beautiful images. I'm happy you made these and shared Zig.
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Good job Zig, I vote for #2, as I like the colors, and the way the focus captured both the bloom and the hairs on the stem.

(P.S. - Isn't it great to have weather now that lets you be comfortable outside shooting flowers.)
Hi Steven,

This has been a far different trip so far from the one we had last year. The Florida Chamber of Commerce couldn't have asked for better weather. It's been spectacular.

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Hi Steven,

This has been a far different trip so far from the one we had last year. The Florida Chamber of Commerce couldn't have asked for better weather. It's been spectacular.

Zig
Just for you Zig, our rough winter came early and left early.

Dec, 2010 was really rough, killed all the plants again. Jan 2011 was a little better, but still rather cool. But February 2011 has been much, much better this year than last, so it must be because you were living right, and you don't have to go thru two bad Florida winters in a row.
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It's wonderful to actually see real live flowers once again. here are a few of the ones that I've managed to photograph so far.
Really nice images, Zig. I can't wait until we get colors outside here other than brown.

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