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    Flame Lily

    The national flower of what was known as Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). It's taken me a while to get this one to flower.

    Flame Lily

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    Re: Flame Lily

    I wonder why it's called flame !!!

    Mark - Very good capture on the flower head.

    A couple of background things you might want to think about (or not!): - There's a bit of something just creeping into frame at the very top, about a third of the way in from the left. And, secondly, that bit of stem (I think that's what it is) coming down at a 45 degree angle towards the top right. Both could maybe be cloned out.

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    The lighting and colors are wonderful! It's so vibrant! Donald mentioned the tiny bit of stem at the top - that's all that I see, too.

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    Re: Flame Lily

    You're absolutely right Donald. After about 40 shots I only had one with a high enough f stop to ensure decent dof. I forgot about getting rid of all the background clutter. It does stick out like the proverbial dogs bollocks. I'll clone it out next time I'm on the PC.

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    Re: Flame Lily

    Congratulations, Mark. This is really one gorgeous flower. I like it!

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    Re: Flame Lily

    Fantastic shot Mark

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    Re: Flame Lily

    Nicely done, rich color, perfect focus....my eyes just keep surfing the wavy edges of the flower

    Debbie

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    Re: Flame Lily - 2nd edition

    Flame Lily

    Cloned out guff as suggested above. I have to agree it looks a lot tidier.

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