E.J.Wilkins

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Painted dahlia?

A pair of dahlia flowers, taken at Exbury last autumn. These especially caught my eye because they looked as if the colour had been painted onto the petals.

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Painted dahlia?

A pair of dahlia flowers, taken at Exbury last autumn. These especially caught my eye because they looked as if the colour had been painted onto the petals.

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comments (21)

  • alex
  • 28 Feb 2007, 02:45
wow, ellie, these flowers are very brilliant! well framed.
EJWilkins: Thanks Alex smile
Flowers are my favourite photo subjects. These are very bright and cheerful. I especially appreciate them with all the snow we've been getting here.
EJWilkins: Thanks Karen, these flowers were quite unusual, not only because of their colour but because they were flowering at the end of October. We've had amild but very wet winter, I wonder if they're still in bloom?
They do look paited. Are you sure this isn't Photoshop? I like the effect no matter where it came from!
EJWilkins: I promise you that Photoshop didn't get anywhere near this picture. They were exactly like this to look at, as if somebody had got a paintbrush out and messed with the colours, they were amazing... and they were real flowers too. smile Was there with Chris (Eclectic) he recognised them smile
I love dahilas, they come in so many different colours, well framed Ellie, got any more ?
EJWilkins: Thanks Johnny. I've always liked dahlias too, but never been able to grow them. I've got another couple of picture from Exbury, they might get an airing, it depends if anything I take 'new' catches my eye and 'demands' to be uploaded wink
Very nice Ellie.... We can feel the velvet on the petals.
EJWilkins: Thanks Roland, I agree with you. smile
Beautiful crop
EJWilkins: Thanks Chantal
Now they look familiar Ellie! wink
EJWilkins: Aha, I hoped you would recognise it. The shot came out quite well, all things considered wink
Ellie, these are lovely! Very nice photo!!
EJWilkins: Thanks Kedar, I'm pleased you like the picture.
Great flower shot Ellie
Nice and warm colors
EJWilkins: Thanks Magnus
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Feb 2007, 12:54
Actually, Ellie, it does look like a painting! What rich colors. Nice find and wonderfully cropped!
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie, each time I see this picture I marvel that it is of a real flower, not the product of somebody's imagination
  • Iain
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 28 Feb 2007, 15:15
Very nice smile I can't wait for summer -- warm weather and flowers and hands which don't freeze every time to take off your gloves to take a photo wink This is very nice. I see what you mean about the printed colours.
EJWilkins: Thanks Ian. What you need is some gloves that don't have the ends of the fingers, they work remarkably well even though they feel a bit funny wink
Glad you like this picture
  • mal
  • 28 Feb 2007, 15:18
beautiful El, lovely shot. Mal
EJWilkins: Thanks Mal, nice to see you here too. Hope you had a good holiday smile
lovely. well captured
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
What a lovely picture! You suceeded in interesting me in this garden... What do you think is the best time to visit it? Late March? April?? May???
EJWilkins: Best time to visit? We were there at the beginning of May last year, which was a bit late for camellias but still well worth it for the bluebells, primroses and violets and there were plenty of Rhododendrons in flower. Autumn colour happened later than expected. It's worth every penny of the admission charge, and last year there was a free re-admission in autumn. It would be a good idea to phone them to find out what's in flower ... or if things are a bit earlier than usual. The number's on the website, they're always really helpful. smile
  • Louis
  • 28 Feb 2007, 18:05
Great pic and lovely flowers. My psychological analysis - the warm colours signifies that Ellie is longing for the winter to be over.
EJWilkins: I'm longing for the overcast skies, cold winds and incessant rain to stop, at least for a little vanish, otherwise I'm going to be tempted to start building a very large boat!
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 28 Feb 2007, 18:45
I love Louis' comments! smile
Beautiful picture and they really look painted.
EJWilkins: Louis is right, I don't like cold dark days. sad
The last day of February....the perfect day to show these lovelies. Well done!
EJWilkins: Each day we are one step nearer the warmer weather. smile
wow ellie what a gorgeous macro! i love the vibrant colours. it almost looks like a painting.
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
Great flowers and great shot of them smile
That is one of the most vibrantly colored flowers I've seen, and you're right: the petals do have a paintbrushed quality. They are simply gorgeous!
WOW!
Great colors!!

Lovely...

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