Lured into a Yellow Vortex

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Ian Stehbens on January 14, 2009

Hello my two Panoramio friends who have met!

Dear Eva and Pietro,

Recently Leo Laps from Blumenau, Brazil was here with us in Sydney, but has now returned home. We had great times together.

So it is nice to see your two comments come in together.

I am pleased that you enjoy the beauty, harmony, colour and the delicate relationship between tiny snail and lustrous flower.

Best wishes,


yves floret on February 2, 2009

Very nice photo Ian, very well done.

Greetings, Yves.

Ian Stehbens on February 2, 2009

Thanks very much, Yves. It is encouraging to see the photos that you select to comment on. Appreciatively,


*Andrew* on August 3, 2010

Замечательный кадр, мне нравиться.

Ian Stehbens on August 5, 2010

It takes patience and care but it gives me real joy, Andrew. Thanks for your encouragement.


Amelia Royan on August 5, 2010

It's lovely to see this little pearl again dear Ian :))

Ian Stehbens on August 5, 2010

You won't find this whorl or maybe not even this pearl in your garden, Amelia, but many other gems instead. Warm greetings from Tonga - I am just a few metres from where I took this photo a couple of years ago!


Amelia Royan on October 8, 2010

I was checking the new stats system dear Ian, and I found this one alongside one of mine as a 'similar! photo. I felt privileged :)

Buts Yuri on October 10, 2010

Very good work! LIKE ! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Ian Stehbens on October 23, 2010

Dear Amelia,

As I am currently sitting in the cataloguing room of the library here in Tonga, I can see the very tree outside, and I remember that showery morning when I ventured into the garden exploring through a macro lens. The geolocator will let you know where I am right now. Glad that you like this image. And thank you for encouraging my artistic activity through your artistic images, too.


Ian Stehbens on October 23, 2010

Hello Yuri,

I am honoured by your compliments. Thanks very much. And greetings from Tonga to Ukraine.

Ian (currently in Tonga)

Kikajon on October 30, 2010

Beautiful smooth macro

Ian Stehbens on December 10, 2010

Thank you for the compliment bourlingueur. This photo has been picked up by an agent and it has now hung in a gallery in Tonga. I am honoured to have it so appreciated.


motorhand on March 7, 2012

Beautiful soft colors !

Ian Stehbens on March 7, 2012

Thank you for the compliment, Matthias. It is a popular photo and it hangs in a gallery in Tonga. The photo was 'received' in a Tongan garden.

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Photo taken in Sia'atoutai Theological College, Hihifo Road, Sia'atoutai, Tonga

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    by Ian Stehbens