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This beauty in her garden was a real fave for my mum (and me!!)

living flame

and it beckoned me back for another go too…

see also sunseeker

Thanks so much for looking


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Nikkor 18-200
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Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Oh, Maggie!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!! The petals are just exquisite!!!!! Great light … Glorious capture … I love your bokeh, too … this is such a deliciously cheerful and uplifting image, hon!!!!! Just had to fave it!!!!!

  • hugest dinghy grins here lois!! thanks heaps for all your great encouragement! time was i didnt know my bokeh from my elbow… all
    thanks to you and my lovely nikon…

    – dinghysailor1

  • Lindamell
    Lindamellover 5 years ago

    FANTASTIC ! and I love the title :))

  • cheers linda so glad you like it…

    – dinghysailor1

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    ooo …. I love your sunseeker too … I hope you popped these into Sets of Two???

  • aye aye shipmate

    – dinghysailor1

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot Maggie

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Lovely colours Maggie …

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    … laughing … meeeeeeeee neither!!!!!!!!!! The learning curve was so steep it gave me a stiff neck, looking up and up and up!!!! It’s leveled out a bit, but there’s still soooo many mysteries!!! Big fun, isn’t it??? Hugzzz!!!!!!

  • oh heaps of fun – definitely!! and if i’k lucky in a couple of years I might find that levelling bit youre talking about! teehee…thanks again my inspiring friend


    – dinghysailor1

  • Tina Longwell
    Tina Longwellover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Shot Maggie!

  • Phill Jenkins
    Phill Jenkinsover 5 years ago

    Great shot Maggie :o)

  • Rhonda  Thomassen
    Rhonda Thomassenover 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful reminder that spring really is here! Absolutely stunning Maggie! Perfect clarity.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    blushing here rhonda and thanks so much!! yes its a fantastic time of year full of fresh promise!!

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