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My back garden 1

One from my back garden. Planted these years ago and they keep coming up. No idea what they are but they are very pretty.

My back garden 1

One from my back garden. Planted these years ago and they keep coming up. No idea what they are but they are very pretty.

comments (25)

  • Phil
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jun 2008, 00:30
like the focus range, could almost touch it, to me the white flower is distracting though
Bill Phillips: I see what you mean Phil. I wanted to show the flower in both forms but not with both sharply in focus. Perhaps I could have toned the white down a bit?
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jun 2008, 01:33
Very pretty.
Your framing is gorgeous, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Ray
  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 23 Jun 2008, 02:17
I don't know what it is either, Bill, but it sure is eye-catching. My face totally lit up when I saw the colors and frame. Gotta love it!
Bill Phillips: Thought you might like the frame Ginniesmile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 23 Jun 2008, 03:08
Superb Bill. I've never liked frames, but this one is perfect for this image.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Aussie. I've done less frames recently but I thought this one worked.
  • Stan
  • 23 Jun 2008, 06:29
Its a nice capture but the frame adds that little bit more to it. Well done
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Stan. Your comments are always appreciated.
The structure of these particular plants and flower heads is amazing ... let them seed ... they are great. Just as is this particular image. Terrific soft hues and dof and sharpness and composition.

richard
Bill Phillips: They keep coming up Richard, so I let them get on with it!
These cornflowers are great to photograph as they have so many places to focus on. I like th eold and new theme you have toosmile
Bill Phillips: Oh they are cornflowers are they? Thanks Nig! They are great to photograph and hopefully they will come up again next year and I can have another go!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 08:39
I love the colors here. Gorgeous photo!
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Helen.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 23 Jun 2008, 08:57
The borders get ever classier as Mr Twiddle himself acquires ever increasing aestheic sensiBILLities.
Bill Phillips: Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale...
Adlai Stevenson
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Beautiful and delicate composition Bill. I really like your framing!
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Richard.
the DOF here is really beautiful
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much, Sir Wedding Photography! Thanks for visiting and I hope you come again.
They're not the cornflowers I know. They look like a type of cosmos to me.
Bill Phillips: I think you are probably right. I googled Cosmos flowers and they do look a lot like this, especially the leaves.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2008, 12:38
I totally agree with you, I wouldn't mind these in my garden, love the DOF, great border.
I am impressed with this picture, a likey to me.
Bill Phillips: I'm honoured that you have likeyed this. Now, Astrid, I hope you have recovered from the disappointment of the voetbal. How could your boys play so badly? Luckily Spain got through so at least there is still one team left who doesn't play boring football.
  • vintage
  • Australia on sick leave
  • 23 Jun 2008, 12:49
Nice unusual flower
Bill Phillips: Thanks vintage. Hope you are on the mend!
Bill, I love this! - the dof, the tones, diffused light, and the juxtaposition of the flower stages. The framing really adds to the presentation.
Bill Phillips: Thank you so much Karima.
Bill this flower belongs to the NIGELLA family. The seed heads are rather intersting as well so don't pull them out after they have flowered.

But they are nothing to do with er umm Nigella Lawson ... They are much more pleasant than NL who in my opinion is rather full of herself and rather on an ego trip with her TV prog's.

cheers richard
Bill Phillips: I don't like the way she keeps licking her fingers. I've never pulled these out as I'm not a proactive gardener! I let most things get on with it.
Lovely photo again, Bill. I love that bud and its spiky protectors.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Sheila. Pleased you like it.
  • FLOOG
  • The bosom of Mother Nature
  • 23 Jun 2008, 16:06
A stunning image, Bill. And a very nice frame too.
Bill Phillips: Well thank you young Paulsmile
Oooh, very pretty.
Bill Phillips: Thank you so much. I've just had a look at your archive and it looks like you have some lovely flower pictures. I'm going to have a proper look soon
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 18:22
Prickly looking thing! Great work with the DOF and keeping the white flower in the frame.
Bill Phillips: It looks prickly but is actually very soft...one of our cats finds it very comfortable!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jun 2008, 20:06
Looks good to go in a salad - if they are edible smile

Great picture - I like the new -> old approach and the border. Pity someone wrote his name and age on it wink
Bill Phillips: I have not tried eating them. I always sign my name...it's better than the dirty great thing SC puts on if you let ittongue
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 23 Jun 2008, 20:08
no idea either Bill but its a quality shot with excellent dofsmile
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Sir Tim of Leeds
  • kavita
  • Paramaribo
  • 23 Jun 2008, 20:10
beautifuk!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Kavita..I know what you meantsmile
I like the frame Bill as a starter. I feel the OOF flower balances of the in-focus foreground just right. That background area could have been very empty without that other flower.
Bill Phillips: I tried this idea with a dandelion flower and seed head and didn't get it right. I think this one has worked better
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jun 2008, 22:25
A beautiful presentation, Bill. As I've been up to my yes in ivy and bindweed all evening, I can tell you that this is not either of those!
Bill Phillips: Sounds like you had a fun evening!

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