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My top four B&W beauties!


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Today, I have selected out of my whole collection the top four B&Ws!
The first one you might be familiar with, it’s been used once to thank all of you followers for your kindness & patience whenever I was in a pickle with my blog or computer.
The second one is actually from my handbag strap which I believe would make a nice close up & out of the five I took this one was the best.
Having said that I find B&W pure fun & should probably explore a bit more that avenue…
Which one is your favorite? Do you like the monochrome with a blue tint to it too?

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My handbag strap
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Monochrome with blue tint ©copyright2015owpp

Monochrome with blue tint
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And the classical B&W beauty! ©copyright2015owpp

And the classical B&W beauty!
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Nature’s display of perfection


Can you guess?©copyright2014owpp

Can you guess?©copyright2014owpp

This time round I tried to pique your curiosity by posting first the close up & wonder if you have recognized what it is.
I received this arrangement & was fascinated by the shape of that one… see next picture to understand 😉 so I took a few close-ups in the hope that you’ll identify it & enlighten me with its name.
Enjoy the next ones too!

P.S http://bloomlisa.com/ suggested below in the comment section that it might be a Waratah which I Googled for images & searched for info in Wikipedia.
Here’s what they say…

Waratah (Telopea) is an endemic, Australian genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The most well-known species in this genus is Telopea speciosissima, which has bright red flowers and is the NSW state emblem. The waratah is a member of the plant family Proteaceae, a family of flowering plants distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. The key diagnostic feature of Proteaceae is the inflorescence, which is often very large, brightly coloured and showy, consisting of many small flowers densely packed into a compact head or spike. Species of waratah boast such inflorescences ranging from 6–15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10–20 cm long and 2–3 cm broad with entire or serrated margins. The name waratah comes from the Eora Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

Thank you Lisa for the effort, it’s very much appreciated 🙂

Yes! It's a flower arrangement... ©copyright2014owpp

Yes! It’s a flower arrangement… ©copyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite :) ©copyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite 🙂 ©copyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?  ©copyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?
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One last glimpse... ©copyright2014owpp

One last glimpse…
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Celebrating my 2nd year in WordPress!


My very own flower composition ©copyright2014owpp

My very own flower composition
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woordpress anniversary-2yrs

Happy Anniversary!

You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

This is what I found in my post today.
I had forgotten the exact date but am very grateful for being given the opportunity to thank first my closest who helped me with my first very-hesitant-baby steps into WordPress, patiently putting up with my incessant questioning & secondly all my amazing followers which have amounted to the staggering number of 706!
Something I had never dreamed of 🙂

The leaves I couldn't resist! ©copyright2014owpp

The leaves I couldn’t resist!
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Your fidelity & constant positive feedback amazes & encourages me every day anew.
To celebrate this milestone & my gratitude, I offer you this photo which is a personal flower arrangement dating from the cold month of February with a rose from a bouquet I had received & leaves I had found on a stroll lying on the ground with such striking colors I couldn’t resist bringing them back home in the hope they would inspire me into creativity which is what happened!

Once again, thank you!

New flower collection…


Light & shadow ©copyright2014owpp

Light & shadow
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I have been taking flower shots for quite a while now, but only understood yesterday while having fun at it once again, the influence the blogging world has on my results which I think has definitely improved since the beginning of my blog.
This time I decided to play it sometimes sophisticated with black background and others preserved its pure lines in the classical settings of daylight.
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection 🙂

Burst of pattern & light ©copyright2014owpp

Burst of pattern & light
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Mysterious & abstract ©copyright2014owpp

Mysterious & abstract
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Flashy orange symmetry ©copyright2014owpp

Flashy orange symmetry
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Summer classical ©copyright2014owpp

Summer classical
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Zooming in beauty ©copyright2014owpp

Zooming in beauty
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Flash surprise! Turning my yellow flower to orange :) ©copyright2014owpp

Flash surprise! Turning my yellow flower to orange 🙂
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Green flowery forest ©copyright2014owpp

Green flowery forest
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Small beauty among giant shiny foliage ©copyright2014owpp

Small beauty among giant shiny foliage
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Preserving the clear pure lines ©copyright2014owpp

Preserving the clear pure lines
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...and colored abstract ©copyright2014owpp

…and colored abstract
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Last but not least... Sophisticated yet genuine ©copyright2014owpp

Last but not least… Sophisticated yet genuine
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