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    Sea Holly

    A new one to me, but was fascinated by the blue stems and striking colours

    Sea Holly


    Taken on my Olympus E510 and 14-42 lens.
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    Re: Sea Holly

    Nice detail on the holly Dave.Good and sharp.The crates in the lower right corner can be a minor distraction even though they are out of focus but if your able to go back and re-shoot this i imagine they can be moved.Well done...Ron

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    Thanks Ron. I was at a garden centre and the grates were not moveable, lol. Not sure what reaction i might have got if i asked them to move it

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    Re: Sea Holly

    Quote Originally Posted by davidstringer View Post
    Thanks Ron. I was at a garden centre and the grates were not moveable, lol. Not sure what reaction i might have got if i asked them to move it
    Hi Dave, it might be worth purchasing one of the plants and shooting the image at home where you can control all aspects of the composition.

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    Re: Sea Holly

    Me? Spend money? lol. The wife seconds that opinion too

    Think I probably will Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstringer View Post
    Me? Spend money? lol. The wife seconds that opinion too

    Think I probably will Many thanks.
    Put a little more romance in your life. Buy Her the flowers! You might just end up winning on both fronts!

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    Re: Sea Holly

    You think?

    Ha!

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    Re: Sea Holly

    David,

    Frank's a charmer who could buy me orchids any day . But flowers don't work for every girl, of course, and your wife may be persuaded to look at the purchase more favourably by this approach

    Candied Eringo, amending the defects of nature:

    'Eringo, Eringo, the candied root of sea-holly, whose sharp tang, soaked in sugar with a flavour of burning, he had enjoyed on summer nights at home, lying under the oak tree with a girl, stuffing her mouth with it and then tasting the crisp sugar on her lips'.

    Hugh Walpole The Far Pavilions 1940

    http://www.foxearth.org.uk/blog/2005...efects-of.html

    We have wild sea holly all around our coast, and I've always wanted to try candying the roots, but never had the heart to dig one up. It's a beautiful plant, and I'd love to see more photos of it when you have complete control over the conditions

    Seri

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    Thank you Seri. I had read about the properties of the root

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    Re: Sea Holly

    All the more reason to buy one then

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    Re: Sea Holly

    Agreed!

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