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Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-21 5:27
Viewed: 3876
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hope you all have a wonderfull and happy festive season.

These are Northern Christmas Bells (Blandfordia grandiflora), which occurs in coastal woodland areas north of Sydney on sandy soils. As the name suggests, they flower around Christmas time, from late November to late December.
These were taken today while I was on a field trip in Brisbane Waters National Park.

Have a great long weekend
Thanks for looking

scottevers7, Argus, ramthakur, Fisher, uleko, jmp, SkyF, jcoowanitwong, marhowie, Antonio_Carlos has marked this note useful
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Hi Chris,
Colorful little beauties. A nice frame filling macro with good detail and rich color saturation. Happy Holidays to you.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-21 10:25]

Hello Chris,
Great shot of these Christmas Bells. I've seen them in flower at the end of Nov. in NSW but at the time didn't have the opportunity to take a shot.
This sharp close-up makes the busy BG a good feeling of habitat without disturbing the subject. Enjoy the Festive Season!
TFS, Ivan

Beautiful image of these lovely, bell-shaped flowers, Chris.
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-12-21 10:51]

Hi Chris,

Nicely captured and well done on the composition.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-21 11:07]

Hello Chris,
I can't think of any Christmas bells nicer than these and your shot is excellent. Very sharp focus and terrific colours. Nicely composed too. All the best wishes to you too!
TFS, Ulla

Hi Chris,
that's wonderful for Christmas, realy like bells, I like the colours so much.
I never seen such flowers before, realy beautiful, thanks and have wonderful Christmas-days.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-21 14:10]

Hi Chris,
Thank you very much for this Chirstmas bells. They have wonderful colors and you captured them with a powerful light emision!
Happy Holidays! José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-22 6:59]

Una bonita macro de estas bellas flores Chris, con buen foco, colorido y nitidez como puntos fuertes.
Me gusta el punto de vista captado por la ubicación de las mismas, aceptable OOF y encuadre.
Mis mejores deseos para estas fiestas que se avecinan... Ricardo

Beautiful macro of these nice flowers Chris, with good focus, colors and clarity like strong points.
I like the point of view captured by the location of same, acceptable OOF and framing.
My best wishes for these holidays that approach... Ricardo

Seasons greetings from my family to yours, have an excellent New Year!


Hi Chris,
Wonderful flower for this festive season. Sharply focused and well saturated colors. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Very fitting Christmas post Chris.
Outstanding color and exposed well..
Happy Holidays mf.

Hello Chris,
This is a much appropriated Christmas picture! Those bright colors, details, POV, composition are just great! I love this natural lightning and nice color saturation! Well done and have a Happy Holidays season and a great year 2007! Thanks,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-25 10:09]

Hi Chris,
You captured the delicate flowers very well. Excellent sharpness and nice lighting.
Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hello Chris,
Very good shot of the Northern Christmas Bells, with nice colors and details, in an opportune and beautiful composition!
Have a Happy New Year!

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-18 11:19]

HI Chris,
I just love these beautiful vivid colors! This is so clear. Nice job.

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