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A Spring flower for a friend

A Spring flower for a friend
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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: 2007-10-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kerala Trip
Theme(s): My favourite flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 14:08
Viewed: 2599
Points: 92
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A spring flower for a friend …

TL.. a Spring dedication to a TL Friend :
*macgarret1* - Bill Fitzgerald from Cheshire, England (but he is Irish) *_*

We are still not over from the last week's winter storm, the second will start tonight...and next one is already on radar for next week :(
Not even ‘Hot Tuesday’ ..the Pre Selection for the next President brought any weather improvement
(I am in favor for the best Candidate) hehehe

And when I look its Feb now, and in 2 months the spring will be here...with lots of hope and happiness.

This flower from Munnar gives me the feeling of hope and happiness for coming spring.

Also the thoughts of nice persons around us often helps and that is the reason why I like to put the spotlight on a TL member that is a little in the
‘ forget me ‘ corner
A corner he absolutely NOT belongs!
I am talking about Macgarret1

Bill is really a surprising photographer and often comes with VERY good and strong photo’s!
He is also the favorit of Josine – JohnTulip and Viking

Bill is the kind of man (reading his stories , critiques and attitude we would VERY much like to have on the TL meet in Montreal, a week in July ..6 till 13 .. for his good camera work and Because he is
* Bill Fitzgerald *

Go check him out folks, he needs to be more in the sunlight ( Sorry Bill.. hehehehe )

Thanks fellow Trekkies
If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough.”
Irish Sayings quote

JohnTulip, Viking, Liberty, macgarret1, japiey, Josine, sorinabal, Juliet, chrisJ, mvdisco, kokos101, mbrito, boomcat, tanburi, shelbeesmom, cunejo200, azaf1, Refugee, Ramdan, c_rapp, Jens, harpya, Hendrika has marked this note useful
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Beautiful details dear friend.Nice colours and light.Well done!

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-02-06 14:28]

Hey Vandanananana
Just back late from office and always quickly look in the Galery and although tired, for this photo an exception. (tomorrow is a new day)
This is soooo nice!
A\your photo is (as John also says) fantastic, flowers is a very strong point of you
B\ *macgarret1* - Bill YES ! I totaly agree. Bill is a surprising photographer and a warm person!
So I say well done on this: Lucky Bill
greetings from the land of milk and honey Cheese and Clogs

Beautiful Vandana!

Excellent composition and great details.



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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-02-06 14:37]

ciao vandana...grande lavro...un ottimo soggetto con una grandissima nota....bella la luce e ottimi i colori per non parlare dei dettagli..complimenti.

Well Vandana!
What a beautiful spring picture and what a lovely (and I'm sure, barely deserved) message with it!
Thanks for the superb detail and colour against the improbably dark and mysterious background; thanks for the lovely message, it's out of sight!
Kindest regards
Ps Has anyone ever actually seen this macgarret character?!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-02-06 16:04]

hi Vandana,
You are really making me long for a warm tropical place with your photos of India. So much green!

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-02-06 16:15]


Well i tink is a beutiful present! Wonderful colours and details


hi vandana,amxing colors, great composition and clarity, very pretty,
thanks scott

Hello Vandana,
Very beautiful close up,great composition and pov, excellent sharpness and fantastic vibrant colors.lovely details, I love the water droplets!

Hi Vandana,

It's a beautiful picture . .
Drops add freshness and beauty of this flower . .
Great composition at the low level of the image . .


Many thanks for your kind words on ONE YEAR with TL .

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-02-06 20:10]

Hi Vandana,

Strong colours and amazing lights.
All the best.

jean paul

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-02-06 20:39]

Hello dear...:D

Nice flower's shot!!! Great sharpness and details.. love the strong contrast and colours.. very well captured my dear


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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-02-06 21:46]

YES Vandana
This is a ' bulls-eye'
Our Bill in the spotlight with a fantastic note.
And Bill wrote in his PS:
'Ps Has anyone ever actually seen this macgarret character?!'
So Bill, I think we women can judge you VERY well:-)
Fantastic Vanny, well done


Darnieparnie ! This is something I hope one day someone wll write about me..( I had a difficult Childhood .. )

Vandana I underline EVERY word and I 110 % agree with you Bill should have much more credit for his good photo work! Very well done and an excellent Idea, I am sure Billy-boy (sorry Bill) :-) will like this gesture.

Than the photo, well what else to say than : Its a real Vandana2923 All your flower shots start to live a new life on screen dear. Darn good work.
Bye Bill, Bue Vandana

John T

***** later

Hi Vandana,

A superb shot, the colours and details are great. This beautiful flower looks so real. And after all, the dedication is very nice.

Have a beautiful day,

Hello Vandana.
Wish you lots of warm during the Winterstorms. Brrrrr.
Not my fav of cake.
But luckly Spring is knocking at the door. Just turn yourself in bed for another6 weeks. haha
Lovely flower picture you cheer with us.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-02-07 3:00]

Hi Vandana,
Ah--- happy and wonderful colors in this nice spring photo. Excellent composition and quite a beauty. TFS Julie

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-02-07 3:40]

Hi my friend,

Beautiful flower, well presented and composed.



Namaste Vandana

Looks like an azalea. A superb floral macro with good colour & nice use of a shallow dof. Excellent sharpness & framing. Tfs!

Bonjour Vandana,
Beautiful flower nicely composed with great colors and sharpness, excellent POV' and details, very well

Bonjour Vandana
In addition of being lucky to be an Irish, this man is also lucky to have a friend who offers him flowers. I though that being Irish was lucky enough. Lovely flower with lovely color and lovely droplets on the petals (Now I need a different qualifier). The background is( lov...)oups, perfect for this kind of photo. Image very sharp and the whole composition is very nice. I would have cropped the two red stems to the right though. They belonged to faded flowers.
Nice photo full of hope for a soon coming spring

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-02-07 12:26]

Great capture.
The colours and the detail is so great that i can smell it in my minitor. Excellent work.
My regards, mb

Hi Vandana

Nice Compositions and the close-up is superb... congrats

Amri HMS

lovely spring flower shot here, Vandana :) it just wonderful with the the drops..

a lovely contribution to your friend :)

regards, terry

Hi Vandana,
Amazing macro shot of an elegant flower.
Excellent composition and sharpness.TFS
Selahattin E

Hello Vandana,
Another good one..beautiful picture..
lovely composition,good sharpness,light and colors..
Nicely taken and well done my friend.


Beautiful exposure Vandana! Nice and sharp, however I'm a little worried over the bottom tip of the flower being cut off! OUCH! Other than that, it's a winner!

Hi Vandana,
Excellent colour and droplets of this very beautiful
macro.Very beautiful sun flower and frame.Well done.TFS.

Hi Vandana,
Looks like a rhododendron, a favorite and I can't wait for spring. The water droplets certainly add appeal. Attractive colors and with good sharpness. Best regards, Danilo

A little spring is nice to see these days. A stunning capture - love the water droplets - colors are vivid and well captured. TFS I needed that.


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-02-08 7:57]

Fresh-vivid-eyecatching capture
I think it's just wonderfu

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-09 0:53]

It's so fresh and beautiful; I love it !

ps.I'll be back

lovely close up shot of this spring flower, sharp and vivid Vandana, good capture my friend.

Lovely rich colours Vandana. Well composed, excellent detail and I just love the definition on the droplets of water. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Old Man Bear - Cuddly Toy’

Hello Vandana,
Delicate colours and a fresh appearance!
The presentation is well done, a fine dynamic composition with sharp details...
The chosen DOF isolates the subject nicely!
Pablo -

Hello, Vandana!
really beautiful flower with a superb intense colour. Very nice compositions and drops are lovely too.
many greetings,

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful... Love to see the striking colors and the sharpness in the shot. I like that drops, too.

Hola Vandana,

Fabulosa Spring flower, muy buenos colores y excelente nitidez, me encanta la profundidad de campo. Buen trabajo.



Hi dear friend,
nice dedication for a good friend.
Lovely details and tones. Great mannage of light.
Always a pleasure to admire your postings.
Have a lovely week.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-02-11 18:31]

Beautiful vivid color and gorgeous pov. Beautifully presented. TFs

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-02-12 1:52]

Hi Vandana
I am back, and as you know, vacation and hospital have kept me away from TL, nice to be back and to enjoy your photos again. Great shot, brilliant colors, excellent focus, you have as always done a great job.
The best, very best regards

Hello Vandana

Beautiful shot!
a wonderful gift for a friend.
fantastic details!
Excellent composition and great details.
very well composed.


Very good Vandana, love the color!! No flowers here yet just snow! We are going to S.C. tomorrow where it's warmer! Thanks for your comments! :} Don

Hi Vandana,

very nice flower. I like a lot its vivid colors and the detail of the drops.



Hi Vandana !
I like the just off-centre placement. Very nice rich colours, detail and tonal range :-)
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

By visiting Bill I almost forgot about your picture. But I had to call Ad to show him Popeye Village in Malta, one of Bills pictures.
We went there and felt like big children - really fun.
I can imagine that looking at flowers from India helps you get through cold and windy days.
Lovely deep colour - yes defenitely helps to immprove the modd!


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