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..for a VERY special person...

..for a VERY special person...
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-09
Categories: Nature, Friends/Family
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon L series..EF 24-105 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-1gb, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-16 5:05
Viewed: 2427
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today is a very special day for our TL member
Lucbus : His Charming wife (and our dear friend)''Michelle Line '' became 40 today !

Dearest Mimi...Big kisses from Holland and we got Spanish flowers for you..they came popping out off a wall as a Birthday salute ! ^__^

Luc: Make it a dream day today for her ok ?!
And I am sure many TL members will agree...since
Michelline is also a TL member; *Oceanblues*

With warmest greetings from
Yolanda and John (and see you at Christmas)

********** Tempus Miscet Tristitia Laetis*******

hay_kes, Emma, lucbus, Oceanblues, izler, PierreFrigon, cstathoulis, shelbeesmom, Viking, cleocat, sjurgensen, Werewolf, YasminesDad, c_rapp, chrisJ, harpya, orkhan, Josine, Silke, Refugee, vsinopoulos, HaBeMa, Xalkida, captainsgirl, vandana2923 has marked this note useful
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Hi John,
Exellent macro.Superb colours and details.Greetings.


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-10-16 5:26]

What a wonderful gift !
Excellent colors and textures
Very well done, John


Happy birthday Michelle
Nice composition, John.
bye Aga

Hallo John.
Very nice Birthday presence to Michelle.
Even more special, now she is 'next door', of your picture.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-10-16 6:07]

Hallo John,
ein wunderschöner Blumenstrauß für Michelle mit herrlichen Farben und Details.
Fantastisch John.
Schöne Grüsse

Hi John,
every time i look to ur gallery i see some new funtastic work :)
this photo is so delicate and beautiful, those colors on the white background looks so pretty, great composition and details... just great !
tfs, im waiting for more, regards :)

Hai John,
Wat een mooi verjaardags kado,hele mooie foto en fantastische kleuren.
Gr, Jacqueline

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-10-16 6:48]

Hi John,

You were able to post it 5 minutes faster then me. You're really fast.
This is a great photo for my dearest Michele-Line. The lighting is excellent even withthis white background.
Have a great day.

Hello John
Thank you so much for this beautifull gift, I love getting virtual flowers the best because they last forever.
Warm hugs and kisses to you and Yolanda

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2006-10-16 7:49]

hi john
it is really nice and kind gift for your friend. plain but beautiful flower composition. point of view, colours and frame are great

Well Happy Birthday to her.
A very nice tribute with a vere beautiful photo.

She has to be happy about these winderful flowers. -:)

Just beautiful and HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCBUS!! It's all downhill from here! HAHA! Great shot John! Beautiful colors!

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2006-10-16 14:52]

Very beautiful. This is a great birthday gift.
I like the contrast in colour, it is well done.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-10-16 15:07]

Tja, dat is een goede verjaardags kaart en een prachtige foto. Groet

Lovely the pink against the white. Good contrasting textures as well. Beautiful gift to the birthday lady on a special birthday.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-10-16 17:44]

What a lovely thought from you John, for Michele-Line.. Happy birthday to her...

Lovely stunning colours in your photo John.

Well Done.

Kind regards

The contrast is great and the note is even better ;-)

Well done.



I saw it me too that morning!
About that photo i enjoy the suggestion of liberty.... A plant grow from behind and pass through to offer her best part to the sun :)
It Speaking!

Good Morning John,
What a Great Flowers and a Gift:)They are beautiful.
Happy Birthday Michelline:)
Looks like you are a libra just like me and my birtday is on saturday:)
Great Work John,Well Done.TFS

Beautiful picture, Happy birthday to her! Thanks for sharing.

Very nice shot. Bougainvillea is my wife's favorite flower.

Superb picture quality....Sharp.love the naturally diffused light...brings out the best in colours. This is so well seen, thought of, composed and captured.

Hi John,

A beautiful flower portrait for Michelle!
Vivid colours & sharpness!

Happy Birthday Michelle!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-10-17 5:26]

Hi John

Wonderful colour & repetition of the purple bougainvillea, & a nice homage to 'lucbus'. Tfs!

Hello John,

Beautiful present for the wife of Luc
big visual, I adored the dedication
excellent composition!


Hello dear bro... our eternal romantic :))

Very nice present for Michel-Line and very well photographed. I like this composition on the flowers in the wall. Very nice and tender.

Very well done! sis :)

ps: many thx for your crit on "Window Reflections, Street Saint-Amable".


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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-10-17 10:23]

Lucbus is lucky to have John as a friend !

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  • spike1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 450 W: 0 N: 464] (4321)
  • [2006-10-17 10:36]

Beautiful contrast of the flower and leaves against the stark white, John. Excellent composition too, using the plant and wall to great advantage.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-10-17 10:53]

Hi John. Goh wat leuk, ik zag net ook by Luc de foto voor zijn Lady. Wat leuk zoals de bloemen door de muur komen, Goed genomen en groetjes Doei

Hello Oom John...a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. Well done on the composition, the colour of the flower set against that wall is delightful. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
Corra Lynn - More Rapids

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-10-18 4:37]

Very prettily displayed Johnty! We call the flowers Bouganvillea and they climb strongly with sharp prickles.
I do like your composition, with the flowers peeping out through the blocks. Well done,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-10-18 6:26]

Superb composition and a lovely wish for a special lady too. Great colours, textures, lovely POV, excellent dof.
Thanks for your visit to my "Ruination" -- back tomorrow with :)

Lovely gesture to our good friend's wife! Lovely flowers, sharp and well composed.
Happy birthday Michelle!

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2006-10-18 12:41]

Hi dear John;very nice colors and great frame,always good shot...regards...

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-10-18 14:12]

Well spotted my friend, great composition John, good colours and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-10-18 17:51]

Happy Birthday Michelle line. I didn't know she's also a TL member.WOW...
Great macro shot with lovely colors & lighting. Well done.

merhaba my friend john
wonderful flowers and wonderful colours.
well done.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Mr Toulopoylos :)

What a wonderful shot! I like how you framed the flowers! Excellent work.

Catching up, John. Very nice picture and warm gesture.

Love the photo , great colors , what kind of flowers are they? never seen such around here. They are very beautiful! What a lovely thing to do for a close friend! TFS with all!
Donna :o)

Hello John
What a beautiful pink Bougainvillea ...hopefully I spelled it correctly. I like how it's peeking out through the white brick wall...such a nice contrast.
TFS Janice

Super! Very Beautiful Birthday Gift. All in natural.

Happy Birthday, Michelle Line.


Johnny, great composition and sharpness. It is simple yet so elegant to see this. :-) Vandana

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-08-26 20:30]

Hi John,
A lovely presentation, with the bright blossoms contrasted against the painted cinder-blocks. Beautiful sentiments as well.
All the best,

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