Flowers 2017

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Flowers 2017

Unread postby sury » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:23 pm

I noticed today that we don't have our annual Flowers thread.
This is an open thread, please post your flowers taken or processed in 2017.
And and older ones are welcome too. :D
Looking forward to your flowers.

I will start with some of mine....

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby aster » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:24 pm

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A colourful start to a great tradition! :)

Looking very nice, Sury. You definitely are more lucky than some of us.

Thanks for sharing and starting afresh in 2017.

Yildiz

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby sury » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:55 pm

Thank you Yildiz.
Three more for your viewing pleasure.
This is an open thread. Your contributions are welcome.

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby Ossie » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:37 pm

Our club recently held its annual Panel of six competition. One of my themes involved images of flowers. Here is the panel and I am pleased to say that on the night it won the competition. It now goes on to represent the club in an inter-club competition in the autumn.

Panel Layout
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ossietwo/32609374693/in/album-72157681283744316/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/ossietwo/33267935642/in/album-72157681283744316/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/ossietwo/32609376763/in/album-72157681283744316/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/ossietwo/32609379203/in/album-72157681283744316/

Please excuse my posting 4 links

Three more to follow

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby sury » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:52 pm

Excellent shots Ossie. I love the drop shadow effect on #3. You still cannot share BBCode from Flickr?

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby aster » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:05 pm

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Lovely new set, Sury. :) Some vivid colours we would like to see here in Istanbul as well. We have very low tepratures and very shy flowers under a cloudy sky.

Ossie, these flower shots are well worth the recognition they received and went on to represent you further in the competition. :)
Interesting processing; prestine with post card quality. Good work!

Thanks for sharing with us and congratulations. : )

Yildiz

Edited:24.03.2017- Apologies to Ossie for addressing him as Marcell in the unedited version of this post. I do hope he is not offended by this mistake. : )
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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby the_hefay » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:35 am

Excellent shots guys. While technically not a flower, this cactus has some symmetry similar to a flower. Taken with my newly acquired Panasonic GF7 since the A77ii is in the repair shop.

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby sury » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:02 am

Very nice shot, Jeff.
This is what I found on web: Cacti are flowering plants, so every kind of cactus is capable of blooming when it is mature. Whether or not an individual cactus plant blooms depends on its age and the care it gets. Some cacti don't bloom until they are more than 30 years old.
Based on the above description you are compliant with the thread theme, not that we insist on compliance. :lol:

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby the_hefay » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:41 am

:) Thanks Sury. And yes this variety does have blossoms, nice red blossoms. However, the day I took this shot there was one cactus that had wilted blossoms and several with little buds. I really need to go back, but the rain here this week has been horrendous.
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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby sury » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:05 am

Look forward to them, Jeff.

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby david antony » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 am

Very nice Sury, great colours.

Look like some of the stamps Post Canada put out Ossie.
Very nice indeed.

That is a dandy shot of the Cactus Jeff.

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby sury » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:52 pm

Thank you DA.

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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby the_hefay » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:47 am

Thanks David.
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Re: Flowers 2017

Unread postby aster » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:04 am

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Hi Ossie; :)

In a previous post that praised your beautiful, artful work on flowers, I, by mistake, addressed you as Marcell, who also is a very esteemed member of our group of finest photographer members. :) I do hope you are not offended by this mistake, Dear Ossie, and understand.

I apologize profoundly. :) And, thank you, Sury, for notifying me.

Yildiz


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