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Photographed surrepticiously in a VERY exclusive private estate - I give English classes here - (Cristiano Ronaldo and assorted other megapeople live here). There are many trees but even more security cameras. I fully expected a bunch of Security Gorillas to jump out from behind a bush and tackle me to the ground and drown my camera in a bucket of water (or some such). But of course, nothing happened!

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Roman Zázvorka on July 11, 2013

Very beautiful photo, beautiful white flower and great contrast. LIKE. Kind regards and good night from the Czech Republic. Roman

Andy Rodker on July 11, 2013

simply a language issue, Horst. I did not understand what you had written. Sorry!!! It was not apparent to me that you were referring to an earlier comment I had made and I thought it was a completely new area of discussion!!

My stupidity!

Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on July 12, 2013

Si... tranquilo!!

Have a good weekend when it eventually comes!!

Best wishes, Andy

idahodon on July 13, 2013

The story is almost as good as this great shot! Nice work. L+F! Best wishes, Don.

Andy Rodker on July 13, 2013

Thanks Don! (and especially for L+F).

All best wishes, Andy

giselaplewe on July 15, 2013

Sie erscheint mir unberührbar. LIKE mit Grüßen, gisela

NewerMan Man on July 15, 2013

Fantastic macro shot and so beautiful magnolia blooming. LIKE. My best wishes, Manup.

Andy Rodker on July 15, 2013

Thank you Gisela. Best wishes,


Andy Rodker on July 15, 2013

Thank you Manup. And many thanks for your visit.

Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on July 15, 2013

Hi Horst. Thank you for ysl....

Please explain about Janusz. I responded - to you - a few minutes ago, but I did not know what you meant.

Is he unwell? in trouble?? Please explain. Without information I will misunderstand things,

Thank you.

best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on July 15, 2013

That is certainly to the point, Horst. I didn't know. Yes. Certainly.;

Best wishes, Andy

cjlin on July 16, 2013

This flower has a wonderful smell. LIKE. cjlin

Andy Rodker on July 16, 2013

Many thanks Cjlin. Beat wishes, Andy

Diane MP on July 16, 2013

I'm glad I saw this about Janusz! Oh my goodness! :/ I'll send him a note.

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on July 17, 2013

Perfect macro,Very fine details ,,,Like,,,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Andy Rodker on July 17, 2013

Many thanks Ijaz Ahmad. Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on July 17, 2013

Many thanks Papa_razzi. Best wishes, Andy

Andy Rodker on July 26, 2013

Hi Horst.

Yes but it would not have been bacause I was taking flower shots, but because I was taking any photos AT ALL!

Best regards,


other1_f on August 8, 2013

absolute and incredible beauty of this magnolia flower. it really looks just perfect!


Andy Rodker on August 8, 2013

Terrific compliment and award, Other1. Welcome, many thanks and best wishes,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 28, 2013
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Andy Rodker
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix J100
    • Taken on 2012/03/21 01:05:18
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash