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Brighten up Your Day Flower

Brighten up Your Day Flower
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-27 1:20
Viewed: 2139
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Harlequin Flower / Wand Flower
Sparaxis tricolor

This is a ‘grow anywhere’ and 'brighten up your day' type of flower.

This beauty grows like a weed in NZ. And therefore that means it will grow well in my garden. I also have some purple and yellow Harlequin Flowers growing as well.

It got its name from its extremely colourful flowers which are bi- or tri-coloured with a golden centre and a small ring of black surrounded by another colour.

Sparaxis tricolour is a bulb-forming perennial plant that grows in well-drained sunny soil. And what I like about it –once it stops flowering I ignore it until its greenery dies away and it appears again every spring. . . as I said – it's MY KINDA FLOWER!!

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To zms: DON'T return with points pleaseJanice 1 09-28 00:07
To eosnut: Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro lensJanice 1 09-27 03:49
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Hi Janice,
what a wonderful flower is this,
it is really brightened my day up;)
amazing rich colours,
lovely detailes here,
great work indeed,
welldone my dear friend and tfs,
warm regards,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-27 1:33]

Hi Janice

Good use of a shallow dof, with excellent sharpness, vibrant red & yellow colours, & superb contrast. The neutral green oof bg works well. Tfs!

Hi Janice,
Lovely flower, well captured...but please tell me how to get F2.8 from my lens ;).
I think your exif data is telling you porkies.

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-09-27 1:52]

ciao janice...bellissimo lavoro..ottimi colori..bella descrizione...grande soggetto..bellissimo pov..ottimo lavoro..

Hi Janice,
Wonderful capture of this flower, its colours are amazing. Good taste of frame, nicely soft background. Excellent close-up shot, thanks for the text, too.

  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-09-27 4:16]
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Dear Janice,
Wonderful capture.
What beautiful colours.
Have a lovely day my friend
:later my friend

Hi Jenice
eye catching presentation.
marvelous vivid colors. clear and sharp.
beautiful tri-color flower. nicely framed.

Certainly a stunning looking flower Janice and you captured it nicely. Good bold colour, well composed and nice work on teh background,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-09-27 20:11]

Gee I've learnt more about flowers on TL than anywhere else :) another I haven't see before, strange colors. Nice sharpness and a very beautiful image. TFS

Beautiful flower.

Yes, this would brighten up my day! Very beautiful flower. Great colors and like the blured bg. The frame goes great with this. Great Job!
:) Leslie Morris

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-10-11 17:40]

amazing rich colours,lovely details & great work.well done and tfs.

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