Cape Breton Lupins

© M.Christine Duncan

Cape Breton Lupins

Aimee C. Eisaman May 26, 2008

Such warm, rich colors and the DOF is fantastic! You really did a wonderful job with these......I just love them! #929500

M.Christine Duncan May 26, 2008

Because they're purple too right? LOL Thanks Aimee, I worried about the lighting a little actually... it just finished storming this morning, the sun was still fairly low and was just starting to come out so the light looks really different. And I was trying not to kneel in a puddle, lol. #5981088

Aimee C. Eisaman May 26, 2008

To be perfectly honest I think that those sometimes are the best lighting conditions. I love going out after a rain or storm. I really don't like shooting on a sunny day. Well for flowers and plants at least! I love this light here! And it being purple makes it all the more special. LOL! #5981128

M.Christine Duncan May 26, 2008

I don't care for sunny direct light either... but this light still made for some weird conditions, and I so rarely get really interesting light that I think it threw me, lol. I like the finished result though. One day we'll get together for a shoot Aimee! Then watch out, lol! #5981259

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 26, 2008

GORGEOUS Christine and I also love that the flowers are not all the way opened up yet. There is ROOM TO GROW! The contrast in colors is so nice and the black BG really makes it complete. Love it! -Laura #5981564

M.Christine Duncan May 27, 2008

Many thank you's Laura :-) I will be capturing them as they mature I promise! They really are beautiful when you find a whole clump of them! #5982583

Tammy L. Newcomb May 27, 2008

Excellent capture!!! Love those colors... #5982723

M.Christine Duncan May 27, 2008

Thanks Tammy :-) I have a soft spot for lupins, and they come up in some wonderful colors! #5983115

Graham Robards level-classic May 27, 2008

Oh,I swore I had said something before, but it was on your other Lupin shot lol, I'm not seeing double.

I like the way you did this Christine to get the darker background, well done! ~Pat #5983209

Dale Hardin May 27, 2008

Very very nice Christine. Love the colors and the DOF. I fully agree with everyone about sunny day conditions but I live in Southern California. What's a guy to do??!!!? Dale #5984231

M.Christine Duncan May 27, 2008

Sorry Pat for the confusion! LOL, my bad! But thank you for all your lovely comments... I really hope I can manage a PS program one day the way you do! Your skills continue to amaze me.... thanks.

Dale, it's always a pleasure to hear from you! I've always wanted to see California, I've heard it's terrific.
Thanks so very much :-) #5986085

May 29, 2008

Beautiful capture, and a wonderful editing job, as well! #5993989

Sherry McClead May 30, 2008

Christine, wonderful shot. Lovely... just lovely. #5996343

Joan E. Hoffman May 30, 2008

I love lupins too Christine. Your capture of this one is wonderful! Love the unopened section of the flower, it holds such promise! #5996523

M.Christine Duncan May 30, 2008

Lauren (Lowen) thank you so much, it's always nice to hear a comment on the editing.... cause normally I'm a bit of a lost cause in that area, lol. Thanks :-)

Sherry, how's everything? It's always good to hear from you, I appreciate it! #5998993

M.Christine Duncan May 30, 2008

Joan... your observations are always wonderful to read!!! A thousand thank yous! #5999010

Cassie L. Woodlee June 02, 2008

Beautiful floral Christine!!!!!! #6009834

M.Christine Duncan June 04, 2008

Cassie, I appreciate it greatly! These grow right along my neighbor's driveway... I never thought asphalt would make such a great background, lol! #6017758

Aimee C. Eisaman June 05, 2008

I've been waiting to see this pop up in the EP club! Awesome job Christine! #6023548

Sherry McClead June 05, 2008

Conrats Christine!

~Sherry~ #6023553

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 05, 2008

Yeeeewho!!! COOL !!! -Laura #6023574

M.Christine Duncan June 06, 2008

Thanks Ladies, you've all been cheering me on, and I truly appreciate it! Thanks Aimee, Sherry, and Laura :-) #6025761

Candice L. Carter June 11, 2008

Incredibly lovely my friend! Well deserved EP! #6049899

M.Christine Duncan June 18, 2008

Thanks so much Candice! I treasure all your encouragement... #6073854

Sherry McClead June 18, 2008

Another EP!!! Wooo Hooo

Sherrybear :} #6073880

David Pratt June 19, 2008

Way to go Christine! #6078634

Kathy L. Clark June 19, 2008

Congratulations Christine on your beautiful finalist. Way to go girl. #6078644

Kimi A. Phillips June 19, 2008

CONGRATS!!!:) #6078727

M.Christine Duncan June 19, 2008

Sherry, Dave, Kathy, and Kimi, I'm quite thrilled to have wonderful proof that I'm still growing as a photographer! Thanks guys :-) I appreciate it! #6079040

Ulysses A. Villamin June 19, 2008


CD+EP= Finalist #6079768

M.Christine Duncan June 19, 2008

LOL, you called it! Thanks UV :-) You're next my friend.... #6079877

Sam Britt June 19, 2008

Congratulations, Christine! #6081078

Steve M. Harrington June 19, 2008

Good on you, Christine! :)
Steve #6081171

Sherry McClead June 19, 2008

WOW a finnalist! COOL! #6081219

Dale Hardin June 19, 2008

All right Christine!! Super job. Dale #6081399

Aimee C. Eisaman June 19, 2008

Yipeeeeee! Great Job Christine.....very proud of you girl! :~) #6081592

Eugenio Diaz June 19, 2008

AWESOME Well done Christine, such a beautiful image...Excellent work....Congratulations on this outstanding

Joan E. Hoffman June 19, 2008

I thought I looked at every single one of these... how did I miss this one.... Congrats CD Yahoo!! #6082239

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 19, 2008


Hey that was fun to type and even easier to say three times really fast!


How exciting is THIS? Totally cool. Time to do ...THE DANCE... and you know which one! -Laura :) #6082266

M.Christine Duncan June 19, 2008

Samantha and Steve... many congrats going out to the both of you as well! I'm honored to be in such wonderful company!

Sherrybear, thanks girl! I appreciate all your fab comments...

Dale! We shall march onwards and upwards, lol... congrats to you as well buddy! You've been a wonderful help to me in the last while back.. thank you :-) #6082356

M.Christine Duncan June 19, 2008

Aimee! I've been doing happy little skips... and then I catch myself, lol. Thanks, you rock!

Eugenio, thanks a bunch guy! I appreciate all your encouragement and advice :-)

Joan, thanks girl! Did you see our "UV" has a certain special tag too??? Kinda cool!

Laura, better tell DJ Glen I need prime BP dance tunes for this one, lol.... thanks m'dear, I'd take a bow but I'd hurt myself, lol! #6082415

Candice L. Carter June 19, 2008

Lovely like I said before.....Congrats my friend! #6082847

Sue Marshall June 20, 2008

Big congrats to you Christine!!! :-) #6084539

M.Christine Duncan June 20, 2008

Candice, you've been a wonderful encourager from day one... thanks girl!

Thanks for leaving a comment Sue, I appreciate it! *SMILE* Thanks! #6086902

Cassie L. Woodlee June 20, 2008

WTG AWESOME Christine!!!! Congratulations!!! #6087544

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 21, 2008

CHRISTINE!!! YOU JUST NOW GOT PHOTO OF THE DAY...1:27a.m. MTN TIME! It just came through as I sit here!!! I get to be the first to congratulate you!

CHRISTINE!!!!!! #6088380

Jennifer L. Alder June 21, 2008

Congrats on this beautiful POTD! :) #6088383

Karen Engelbreth June 21, 2008

Big congrats on your POTD, Christine!! #6088395

Susie Peek-Swint June 21, 2008

Beautiful floral Christine ~ lovely colour and comp... many congrats on POTD ~ and finalist! #6088413

Les Rhoades level-classic June 21, 2008

Congratulations on your winning POTD photo!

David Pratt June 21, 2008

Look at you POTD! Way to go Christine, way to go! Congratulations! #6088836

Cassie L. Woodlee June 21, 2008

Awesome Christine WTG on your POTD!!!!!!!!!! #6089190

Joy Rector June 21, 2008

congrats on the POTD #6089216

Nancy L. Barrett June 21, 2008

Wow! Congratulations on your POTD, Christine! A well-deserved win! #6089280

Kathy L. Clark June 21, 2008

Oh Christine I am so.... happy for you. Congrats on a great finalist and POTD. You rock girl. #6089323

June 21, 2008

Beautiful floral Christine! #6089349

Christie R. Bielss June 21, 2008

A beautiful shot, Christine! Love the lighting and color! Congrats on your Finalist and POTD! #6089410

Denise Denomy June 21, 2008


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 21, 2008

WTG, Christine!!!!
Congrats on your Finalist and POTD awards!!!
Time to celebrate!!!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6089600

Doug Bascom June 21, 2008

Hi Christine:

Lupine & Gardens - two of my favorite subjects! NICELY done with the rich colors and crisp focus making the foreground lupine "Pop" while the wonderful softness of leaves and bloom provide a pleasant background tapestry.

Doug #6089767

Dianna Hauf June 21, 2008

OH! Christine! This is most excellent! Beautiful colors, WONDERFUL clarity and DOF! Congratulations on your finalist AND POTD!!! Heck, getting POTD is just as good as saying it is a winner!!! :):) #6089856

Samantha L. Dean June 21, 2008

Check this out!! WTG girl!! Congrats on the finalist and the POTD. Well done!! #6089861

Lori Molzan June 21, 2008

Hi Christine...

WOW, this is gorgeous!

Congratulations on your POTD and Finalist!

Seeing your image, the bug bit me to shoot the gorgeous flowers in our own backyard today!

I also looked at your your cake plate images, clever, clever. Inspirational!

Lori Molzan #6089969

Patricia A. Stalter June 21, 2008

I want to add my name to the long list of congratulations! It deserves all the attention. :) #6089997

Kathleen R. Struckle June 21, 2008

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on your wins. #6089999

M.Christine Duncan June 21, 2008

Wow... kinda speechless... wow!

Laura, what in the world were you doing up so late, lol??? But I'm glad you were the first girlie! Thanks so much!

Jennifer, Karen, Susie, Les, David and Cassie, still speechless... thanks guys :-)

Joy, Nancy, Kathy, Margaret, Christie and Denise, I appreciate your warm words very much!

Lisa, Doug, Dianna, Samantha (where have you BEEN girl, we've missed you!) I thank you greatly!

Lori, Patricia and Kathleen... Thanks so much, I'm honored :-)

I have to shout out a hello to my wacky friend Laurie who's lupins we are all enjoying and who's garden has been a very photographic source of enjoyment this year, lol!!!! #6090104

Steve M. Harrington June 21, 2008

Good good on you, Christine! :) I'm truly pleased for you.
Steve #6090170

Sue Marshall June 21, 2008

I'm doing the happy dance for you Christine!!!
Congrats on POTD!!! :-) #6090195

M.Christine Duncan June 21, 2008

Shucks, thank you Steve! I appreciate it very much :-)

Sue, way to get down girl, lol! Thanks, I'd get my own groove on... but I'd hurt myself, heh, heh, heh. #6090225

Harry Jasper June 21, 2008

congrats with your photo of the day Very nice shot #6090512

Joan E. Hoffman June 21, 2008

Almost wore out my scrolling finger to get down here to offer your HUGE CONGRATZ on th POTD Way to go #6090546

Stephanie Frey June 21, 2008

Congrats on this beautiful POTD! #6091144

Walter G. Rowand Jr. June 21, 2008

Christine, Great capture it all comes together. I love flower images. Best Regards, Walt Rowand #6091272

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 22, 2008

Very nice Christine, a great potd and finalist. Congrats! #6092000

William C. Raco level-addict June 22, 2008

Excellent focus, color and depth
Beautiful, Christine
Congratulations on the finalist and the POTD recognition #6092673

M.Christine Duncan June 22, 2008

Harry, Joan, and Stephanie... thanks gang! I appreciate it.

Walter, Donna, and William, thanks for the great comments! #6092749

Corinne M. Thompson June 22, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist and POTD! This is absolutely beautiful, great clarity, lighting and colors! #6093118

Graham Robards level-classic June 22, 2008

Wow, POTD, great job! Congratulations
Christine! ~Pat #6093128

M.Christine Duncan June 23, 2008

Corinne, thank you so much. I'm most pleased at how I've grown as a photographer while I've been here at BP :-)

Pat m'dear, thanks! I was very excited when I got the email, lol. Thank you! #6097151

Cheryl Meisel June 23, 2008

WOW this is just so beautiful any way you slice it!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this lovely!
Cherylm #6098879

M.Christine Duncan June 23, 2008

Well gosh, thank you Cheryl! What a nice comment to end my evening on... wow, thanks so much! #6099045

Bill Knaps June 27, 2008

Congrats on your Well Deserved Photo of the Day and Finalist on this shot Christine. Cannot believe it was not a winner.. It is so Beautiful. Sorry I have missed so much of your beautiful work. Computer was sent back to HP twice for Repairs. (A New Computer) That really got me behind. Hope I can catch up. Bill #6112978

M.Christine Duncan June 27, 2008

Hey thanks Bill :0) And I know all about computer probs, especially new computers... so I feel for ya.
I'm very pleased with my finalist, it's my first one and I was very excited when I saw, lol. And once again, conratulations on yours as well, it would seem I'm in very good company :-) Have a great day! #6113283

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 29, 2008

Congratulations on your POTD and Finalist!

Fantastic colors, details and comp. #6121961

Arman E. Barbuco June 29, 2008

What a lovely photo. Nice lighting. Congratulations. #6122034

M.Christine Duncan June 29, 2008

Vladan, thank you so much! I'm honored by your wonderful remarks... and I believe congrats are in order for yourself as well!!!?? I'm behind in my own comments to others... I'll get there soon, lol. Thanks again :-)

Arman... I appreciate it, thank you for stopping in! You're own gallery is looking amazing... #6122624

Debbie E. Payne July 02, 2008

Beautiful flowers, beautiful image of them and there isn't much I can say that everyone else hasn't already said. Congratulations on this one and how exciting to have gotten a this well deserved Photo of the Day. Sorry I didn't see it sooner. Just got back from vacation. #6132209

M.Christine Duncan July 02, 2008

Thanks Debbie, I was quite pleased and from what I hear, may be the only one I'll ever see in my gallery, rumour has it that with the new style galleries we won't see tags anymore, lol. Thank you though, I was very happy to see this photo get so far (I understand you recieved a real purty tag yourself! Congrats in case I was neglectful)Thanks again :-) #6133235

Debbie E. Payne July 02, 2008

Just so you know, I asked that particular question earlier today and got a reply back almost immediately that they were going to re-enter the tags. Hope so, because until they do, I'm going to stick with the old gallery style. #6133277

Debbie E. Payne July 02, 2008

Just so you know, I asked that particular question earlier today and got a reply back almost immediately that they were going to re-enter the tags. Hope so, because until they do, I'm going to stick with the old gallery style. #6133278

Karen Bacon July 09, 2008

A big congratulations on both of these well deserved awards Christine!A gorgeous image!!! #6160416

M.Christine Duncan July 09, 2008

Thanks Debbie, I'm also trying to figure out how to comment on images in new galleries... I'm with you, I'll keep my old one for a little while longer!

Hi Karen! Thanks so much, I'm quite honored and blessed by your encouraging words m'dear :-) #6161210

Jean Lechleiter level-classic July 25, 2008

Congrats Christine, It is indeed a beautiful capture. #6231175

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic December 22, 2008

wow. congratulations Christine. Beautiful image. One of my favorites #6926736

M.Christine Duncan December 22, 2008

Gosh, thanks Jean ;-) Very sweet of you to visit!

Really?! Thank you Jeffrey, that's very kind of you to say so, I'm delighted! Thanks guy! #6927073

Dale Hardin December 22, 2008

Congratulations Christine for the award on this excellent image. Keep up the good work. #6927355

Debbie Prediger March 31, 2009

I just found my way to your gallery, and this photo jumped out at me. Wow what beautiful colors. Great capture.
PS I was on Cape Breton drive and absolutely loved seeing these growing wild on the side of the road. I took many pictures as we were driving but really wish I would have stopped and taken one as nice as this.
Debbie #7357835

M.Christine Duncan April 01, 2009

Thank you Dale... so sorry I missed this comment from a few months ago!

Thank you Debbie! I appreciate your comments :-)
I hope to go back east myself sometime in the future... I'll never put my camera down, lol. #7360613

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Lupins all the way from Cape Breton, growing now in a residential garden, Hamilton, Ont. May 2008.

They're divine as they grow up along the walk!

Exif: F Number: 4.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on May 26, 2008 Photo Contest Photo of the Day

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