On a sunny Saturday, I thought I would relax in our garden, but it wasn’t long before I began to wonder about what I could photograph. As it is, one thing always seems to lead to another, for I then began to wonder, just what I could do with my flower photographs, that would be a little different, this species rose, and my next image of a poppy are the result. I never did much relaxing in the garden, but then again, there’s always another day for that, perhaps :O)


out of the box, rose, frame

I live in sunny Southampton,England with my wife June. Retired, I am able to dedicate more time to my hobbies and interests, which are, photography, photo manipulation, cooking, gardening, reading, sightseeing, chess, painting, a variety of music and computing.
Up until I was fifteen, I was known as Les, and as I lived in Hooton in the Wirral, I became known as Les from Hooton, hence my pseudonym “Hootonles”. Since my leaving Hooton I have preferred to use my middle Christian name John.

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  • Poete100
    Poete100about 3 years ago

    You do great works in here…L

  • I am so very pleased that you like my work; thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work… Beautiful

  • So very complimentary, thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • seeya
    seeyaabout 3 years ago

    Love the rose coming out….from the frame! Great work! Sandy

  • This particular image gave me great pleasure to do.
    Thank you Sandy for your kind comments :O)

    – hootonles

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    lovely work

  • I am pleased that you like it; thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsabout 3 years ago

    Looks great Les!

  • Thank you for your kind comment Trev, and for the fave :O)

    – hootonles

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful. Gorgeous work

  • Such kind comments are so encouraging; thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • Thank you, for the fave :O)

    – hootonles

  • snapitnc
    snapitncabout 3 years ago

    brilliant image les,cheers mike

  • Your comments are always so encouraging Mike; thank you so much :O)

    – hootonles

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraabout 3 years ago

    love it

  • Your comment and fave, is warmly appreciated; thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • Leigh Monk
    Leigh Monkabout 3 years ago

    that rose thinks its a poppy!

  • Your comment is warmly appreciated; thank you.

    – hootonles

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thank you for your kind comment Viv, and for the fave :O)

    – hootonles

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