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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DG MACRO, UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Photos >= 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 16:53
Viewed: 3580
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 156
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time Treklens I show you a photo.. a little stashed away in a dark corner of yesterday..
Made this in the beginning of my 'camera shoots' with my first digital : Nikon D70s.
Sometimes I hardly had any idea what I was doing and why..

And still a few jewels came out anyway..
Today.. thanks to Treklens and a Photoshop course I did a while back .. I am more confident
to polish my work.. like this flower and frame.

Hope you like it and my advice: do not throw away old photo's to soon (^_^)

Bye Folks
Eeryone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.

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Wonderfull shot from the past Vandana!
Good job and 3 cheers for the older Nikon


I like everything about it, the flowers, the frame, the way you put it all together:)
but...the bright orange spot under the flower should go...paint it green?

Very nice, Vandana. Beautiful colors and details. Excellent framing and PP work. Well composed.


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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-03-09 17:06]

Have got to say this is the first time a hollihock has taken my breath away. You have captured it so beautifully and the little worm smelling it too. Love your framing TFS

Hi Vandana,
Great composition and beautiful flower, Excellent POV. and frame, good job, very sharp picture and lovely details, very well done.

Nicely focused, I like the effect with the frames, well done.

Superb is all I can say about this photo

Thanks for sharing it Vandana ;)

Bonsoir my dear Vandana,
the Hollihock is a little the flower emblems of my area but it's necessary that I show patient or that I seek in my photographs of last summer to re-examine some.
Macro of a great smoothness in the details and the colors. Very beautiful work on the frame.
Big hugs

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-03-09 17:40]

Very pretty, a delicate flower!
A beautiful composition, Vandana.
Um abraço, parabéns!

Hi Vandana,
Perfect!! Do you want me to say more?
The framing, the composition, the colors and especially the detail are all fabulous.
My sincere congratulations!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-03-09 18:13]

Hello Vandana,
Fantastic colour and detail capture. Great light, sharpness and compo.
My regards, jmb

Wow . . This is a beautiful image of the lovely flower . .
You did great Vandana for capturing and composing it . .
Very sharp image . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Long hair .

Hi Vandana

Again this is beautiful sharp and clear shots... I love to see this kind of presentation

Amri HMS

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-03-09 19:02]

This is a wonderful picture,Vandana.I should follow a course also on Photoshop.Your results are amazing! Beautiful colors and sharpness.The frame is awesome.Bravo!

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-03-09 20:52]

Hi Vandana,

Good shot, sharp and lovely.
Watching these gives me a lesson too..
Enjoy the days..


Lovely composition, Vandana. I like it. Very good focus and bokeh on the background. Your shot is well exposed with lovely colors and details. I like the 2 framed borders.
Freddie :)

Hi Vandana,
What a superb close up.Vivid colours and perfect 3D effect.TFS.


ciao Vandana.. excellent macro.. framing remembers me "Ioana_tm" style.. wonderful colours indeed.. beautiful post!!
ciao Marco

Amazing sharpness, beautiful colors ... and lovely framework!!
I really think this is one of your best Vandana!! Perfect!


hello Vandana,

magnificent shot of the flower and frame.. oh and not forgetting the tiny winny worm. simply beautiful with perfect sharpness and detail.

well done.

regards, terry

Good morning Vandana,
beautifull makro shoot, very nice colours and excellent details..
Frame is very interesting!



Very Beautiful Vandana, very striking bloom, such fine detail.


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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-03-10 2:18]

Hi Vandana
This is a beauty, magnificent sharpness, wonderful light, and very well presented, absolute well done.
Best wishes


Hi Vandana,

wonderful macro, very beautiful flower, nice detail with the worm.

Very well done!


Hello Vandana.
Gorgeous looking picture you created it here.
Excellent work.! tfs.!
Groeten van Jan

Excellent capture.
Good sharpness and details.
Love the framing

Hello Vandana,
Skilfully done frame, excellent sharpness.
I admire your works. Congratulations...
Selahattin E

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-03-10 6:02]

Namaste Vandana

An attractive macro shot, of the 2 symmetrical purple flowers, with good dof & sharpness. Well done!

Hi Vandana,
Very sharp image and well presented . Good demontration of your PP works skills . Beautifull presentation done with softness and taste .

This is FANTASTIC! It reminds me of my dear friend who has passed on, she always grew these. Perfect color and detail. TFS

merhaba dear vandana
excellent macro picture.excellent pastel colours and flower.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-03-10 7:09]

Very fine composition and your framing is truly wonderful.
Superb positing

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-03-10 8:34]

It is a jewel indeed, Vandana. I just love the colour and fine details you have presented. I particularly like the double framing with one of them out of frame. Extremely well done.
Warm Regards

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-03-10 8:45]

perfect photograph !

Hi Vandana,

Very beautiful capture of this flower, pleasant colours and very good details. Excellent PP work. TFS

Best regards,

hi vandana!
very beautiful flower photo, great sharpness and nice colors.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-03-10 11:10]

Hi Vanderala
I really like the play with light,
bg pov excllent frame and light
Bye ;-)


Great composition. Beautiful capture. Beautiful flower.

My regards


hi vandana, wonderful colors and dof, the frame is great to, maybe the frame is what makes this extra dynamic, great work,

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-03-11 0:43]

Hi my friend,

Amazing details, colours and beautiful shot with good PP work with the framing



Hello Vandana!
Wonderful macro! Beautiful flower, colors and frame! Good composition!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-03-11 2:31]

Hola amiga,
hermoso trabajo,
bella compo, color y acertada presentación,
pov. y finos detalles,
saludos Vandana.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-03-11 3:58]

Hi Vandana
What can I say in front of such beauty!. Clear crispy and those caolors are just amazing

Hello Vandana

Beautiful and grandiose presentation
I am amazed with the beauty of this flower and colors.
a beautiful frame still enriches more his beauty.


Hello Vandana!
Nice detail and very beautiful perspective!
Lovely pink flower and lovely frame, too!
Best regards!

Hello Vandana
That flower is almost two years old and did not wither away(^_^). That's good stuff. Did you notice the little worm in it?
You did a good work with that"old photo" and you framed it like a pro. The colors are very natural and the presence of the buds are somewhat encouraging.
Nicely done

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-03-11 7:13]

Hello Vandane,
this is my most favourite garden flower.I have on starting to gow in my garden and hope to see its flowers in summertime.I am glad that you saved this one to show us. It is nicely presented with your creative framing.

Hi Vandana,
Excellent macro of pretty flower.
Wonderful presantation of delightful composition. Tfs.
I love very much. ÇOK GÜZEL....
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

I have never been luck enough to get these to grow Vandana. An excellent image, good colour, well composed and very good detail. After some worrying moments with a few of my saved files I have now restored all my photos (originals and processed) back to my hard drive. TFS


Many thanks for your comment on ‘Hazy Days I’

Hi Vandana,
What a superb close up.Vivid colours and details.Congrats!!!
Best Wishes,

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-03-11 22:55]

Hi Vanny
Lovely composition! Good colours and macro!


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-03-12 1:09]

Great macro and great details Vandana.Beautiful colours and frame.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Ciao Vandana, splendid flower with lovely details and superb sharpness, I like elegant presentation and wonderful colors, very well done, brava, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-12 4:08]

Hello Vandana, very good macro shot of this beautiful flower, well composed and shot with a very good techniques, thanks!


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-03-12 4:13]

Hi Vandana ;)
wonderful macro and design,,,TFS
J ;)

Hello Vandana

wonderfulshot dear!
your work is magnificant... the frame the flower the bg everything is wonderful, detailed and sharp

very good work... welldone!


Hola Vandana,

Una imagen sublime, muy buenos detalles y encantadores colores, la profundidad de campo excelente. muy buen trabajo.



Hi Vandana,
Nice shot,
Good sharpness and nicely framed,
And a nice note also,
Good composition,

A gorgeous flower! Incredible framing here Vandana! LOVE the pink against the black! Super sharp with really nice DOF!

Hi Vandana,
Excellent macro and colours.
Lovely frame and details.
Well done.TFS.

well presented here Vanadana, beautiful composition of the flower, sharp and well seen. nice framing as well.TFS.
regards from Dubai................andres :) later

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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2008-03-12 12:18]

Hi Vandana.Beautiful flower and nice macro.
Bost regards, Bosko.

Hi Vandana,

You would not tell by looking at this picture that you hardly knew what you were doing.
The colours, light and details are all beautiful managed, it is that kind of picture that really invites a longer look!

Have a nice weekend.

Hi Vandana,
You did very well on this picture..i like how you manage this..good pp work and beautiful framing..
The image are very sharp and the colors with light are beautiful..
Good shot my friend.


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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2008-03-13 12:51]

Oh La La ! It's really nice, you're an artist Vandana. Excellent details here and pleasant colors. It worth 130 points.


Nicely framed and well presented, Vandana! I have a ton of those flowers and also took lots of pics from them. They had moved with me (seeds) from one place to the next for the past 35 years!
PS: See you in Montreal!

Hello Vandana!

Wow! An outstanding artistic picture on a high professional level! TFS.

Hi Vandana,
A great details and sharpness. Love to see its natural color and creatively framed. TFS.

Hi, Vandana!

Perfect macro with wonderful colours saturation and sharpness. Superb!!



Hi Vandana,
This is a superb sharp picture (great those Nikon's isn't it? :-) The presentation and frame are awesome good! I really like this fine and delicate impression. Great posting Van!

Beautiful colors and details, creative framing. I do the same like you: I use to search in my old photo folders and I frequently discover interesting things and post them after months, even years.

Such beatiful detail Vandana and very well presented.

Regards Mark :)

Hi Vandana,

Beautiful shot, the detail and sharpness are amazing. Colors natural and vivid and nicely composed and presented.
Greetings and hugs from both of us,

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-04-12 10:27]

Beautiful colors and details. Excellent framing and PP work. Well composed.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-04-21 13:03]

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful Alcea rosea! Superb macro! Very fine composition

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-04-30 0:24]

Hell Vandana,

Lovely shot, great details, colours and framing. I love the sharpness here too, excellent captured my dear friend,

Have a nice day,


Vandana, thankyou for your critique. I really love your use of frames here - it adds to the whole composition - well done

Hi Vandana
this capture has a very very intricatefeel about it.
The Details(veins on the petals)have been marvellously captured.
good pov and dof make it really stand out.
excellent mild lighting and exposure.

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