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Lightly Toasted
  Lightly Toasted
Lightly Toasted
in the summer heat!
I encountered this storm damaged flower on the coastal heath at Port Macquarie on one of my early morning walks.
Captured at 1/10th second f16.0 and ISO-640, it was just after sunrise and the flower was about to open up for the day!

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David Phalen
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    As I watch the snow come down and brace for sub zero wind chills it does my heart good to see a flower ready to bloom!

Love the colors and details!! Well done!!

1/2/2014 10:54:45 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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This is a beauty, John! Lovely details and great light!

1/2/2014 11:02:32 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a lovely floral!

1/2/2014 11:03:08 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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I'm pretty sure there's at least 6 inches of snow outside today, and the temperature is headed to sub-zero over the next couple of days. This beauty literally warms my heart (now if you just could do something for my feet...)

1/2/2014 11:25:09 AM

 
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Very lovely John, good to see you're getting rain, its quite parched up here - had nearly 5 inches in early December, but with our temps soaring, it soon dried out.

1/2/2014 11:44:35 AM

 
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Snow and turning very cold here too. Beautiful colors and details, John.

1/2/2014 12:12:06 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Just beautiful, John!!!

1/2/2014 12:20:26 PM

 
Joy Rector
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gorgeous

1/2/2014 12:53:10 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Hi Johnny, so glad to see this beautiful summer image, does a body good!!
Especially as temps are sitting at -20c at 4pm here, and saying it's to drop to around -30 tonight, that's without wind chill.

1/2/2014 1:03:58 PM

 
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Gorgeous colors and details, John!

Happy New Year

1/2/2014 1:11:28 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Beautiful!

1/2/2014 3:44:16 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Very pretty, John, and delicate!

1/2/2014 5:19:28 PM

 
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A little toast would be appreciated here! Lovely flower, despite the damage

1/2/2014 6:05:12 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Still looks good, John!

1/2/2014 8:39:23 PM

 
Avril Young
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beautiful waterdrops and detail..we have had a few showers...lovely hot weather at the moment.
Byron Bay area is beautiful..

stunning photo..congrats on your finalist.....you have a great lens..

1/2/2014 11:12:49 PM

 
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Still a lovely flower and capture, John!!

1/3/2014 3:59:35 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Oh, how very lovely, John.
Storm or no storm - still beautiful.

1/3/2014 4:12:21 AM

 
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Beautiful color and detail, John! It looks like she'll be glad to shake off those drops!

1/3/2014 7:08:38 AM

 
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Beautiful John!

1/3/2014 7:09:51 AM

 
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A great find! Wonderful work!

1/3/2014 9:26:43 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you all for your kind comments!

1/3/2014 10:48:05 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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BEAUTIFUL floral John, I especially love the water drops!!! <><

1/3/2014 11:05:37 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Nancy!

1/3/2014 11:31:11 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Beautiful pastel hibiscus, John!

1/3/2014 12:55:02 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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I wonder what the poor thing looks like after yesterday's heat!!! A really nice find & image, well spotted=^..^= ps: I'm having a lot of trouble trying to open BP sites, I think it's my provider!!

1/3/2014 1:11:41 PM

 
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So beautiful, John!

1/3/2014 3:13:23 PM

 
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It may be damaged but it's still OBVIOUSLY a crowd pleaser. Beautiful.

1/3/2014 5:34:13 PM

 
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Fantastic details and lighting John!,
Amalia

1/4/2014 9:47:13 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Katherine, Chris, Chris, Michelle and Amalia!

1/4/2014 11:17:19 AM

 
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Still a beauty!

1/8/2014 8:24:30 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Phyllis!

1/9/2014 11:17:39 AM

 
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