<< Previous Next >>

Red Candles for Greg

Red Candles for Greg
Photo Information
Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-21 4:29
Viewed: 3623
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy Birthday Red Greg.

Sorry I can’t name this flower. Another unnamed at the Auckland Domain’s Winter Gardens. It does look a bit like a candle, especially if you stand on your head, so it’s red candles for your Birthday Greg. I hope you had a happy birthday on Sunday, and that Joanna spoilt you on your special day.

The Auckland Domain is the city's oldest park.
The Domain is a place to relax, to stroll or jog the wide bush paths and picnic on sweeping lawns. The 75 hectares park has been developed around the cone of an extinct volcano. The –tuff rings” created by volcanic activity thousands of years ago can be seen in the land contours.
The stately War Memorial Museum stands at the Domain’s highest point. It has the country’s finest Maori and Polynesian collection, exhibits of early European settlement and special displays.

A carved Maori memorial palisade enclosed a large totara tree, planted on the Pukekaroa knoll in 1940 in memory of Maori leader Potatu te WheroWhero who made peace with neighbouring tribes on this site a hundred years earlier. Several of the outstanding trees in the lawn arboretum were seedlings from a nursery set up in the Domain in 1841 to grow and distribute European plants and trees to the whole of the city. Today, the nursery supplies plants for displays in the Winter Garden, and city parks.

The Winter Gardens in the Auckland Domain incorporate two well-maintained glasshouses. The 'Tropical House', with its steamy, hot, 25-30° Celsius atmosphere, features giant palms, cycads, lush-petalled exotics and a heated pond with its Brazilian water lily, 'Victoria amazonica'. The 'Cool House' contains masses of brightly coloured blooms containing an ever-changing display of seasonal blooms.

If anyone can name it, please let me know…

red45, coasties, dew77, jagathcham, sAner, TAZ, Signal-Womb, Comandante, liquidsunshine, marhowie, PDP has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To CTP: Thanks ChrisJanice 1 06-26 02:04
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-21 4:37]

Wow, wow, wow!!! What a day! Thank you very, very much Janice! Just beautifull candles and so red :-) Lovely colours, red looks great on green BG, shapes are also amazing! I like your note, most of all Maori leader's name - Potatu ;-) You must know that in Poland boiled potatoes are probably most common everyday dish, served with different kinds of meat and salads.
Thanks once again :-)

Great Christmas colours Janice. Good close-up shot. Clear details. Nice sentiment. Well done. Thanks.

hello:) wow:) I didnt know:) what a beauty day we have:) Happy Birthday Grzegorz

beauty shot:) exellent dof:) I love colours here:) great one:)



  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-21 4:59]

Hello janice!
Wonderful red candles and gift for Greg.Vivid colors,contrast,DOF and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Hi Janice!
Very pretty photo! I would like to take the smae ;-)))

It's a wonderful capture.I like your composition here.
Excellent mix of colours and light.
Sorry, I don't like your framing in this one.
Let the redish coloured flowers speak themselves, Don't disturb them by stealing their colours for your framing......

Excellent! Fantastic colors and composition!

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-21 6:29]

This is great Janice. The flowers are wonderful and I just love the way you shot them; one in focus and one oof. Very arty! I have only one nit:the whites are oe. Composition is great and I love the color of the green leaf. Well done & TFS!


Very colorful capture Janice and what a nice surprise for Greg. Nice one.

Hello Janice!
Very nice capture.Greg is very lucky.Excellent work.Very well done.Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-06-21 17:05]

Beautiful flowers, Janice. Good sharpness and nice colours. Well done.

Great shot Janice,
Excellent detail, colours, sharpness and DOF.
Well composed and a very nice birthday gift.
Well captured, thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-21 20:03]

Janice, that's what I'd call vivid colors.

Excellent contrast and very nice composition.

Sharpness is excellent too.

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-06-21 22:12]

Superbe présentation, les couleurs et l'expositiont parfaites. ne composition très originale et artistique.

Félicitations !

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-22 3:32]

Wonderful red candles Jancie ! Nice composition with great colors ! Thanks for sharing Jancie.

Janice, I like the composition, POV and vivid colors most here..An excellent note - Well done!

A real pleasure for the eyes, Janice! Red and green together, so vivid, give a very attractive image. I also like the way you've managed to place the second candle as an echo of the first one. Very good work!

  • Great 
  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-26 1:22]
  • [+]

Awesome picture Janice.I like the colors you captured in this freame very vivid.Nice pov,dof,sharpness and BG.TFS

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-01 5:19]

Hi Janice I missed this one. Beautiful flowers for Greg (Belated happy Birthday Greg!) Very good composition and colours are superb. I think there is a little artifact from the PP but not too bothersome. Very nice job.

Calibration Check