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I'm feeling a lot better today so I will be back to work tomorrow. It was a good day to be off as
it more or less rained non-stop and I just felt the slightest twinge of guilt as I went back to
sleep when the alarm went off.
Not having the energy to do much, I did some tidying up and read some.
Short of photo opportunities, I just pointed the macro at some pale pink carnations.
I've noticed a gender differential when it comes to Padding - when men need an
image in a hurry they seem to seek out gadgets and tools - I've seen photos of screws,
amps, guitar pedals, saws, wheels, all sorts of camera equipment and even a toilet bowl or two.
Women seem to be more inclined to find inspiration (desperation) in flowers, chocolates, and
food. But pets and family members (when willing) are common to both sexes.

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Craig Persel30-Sep-2010 19:39
Jeff Real09-Feb-2010 04:40
It is like waking from a dream and seeing such beauty through eyes not fully awake. Beautiful! ~V~
maggie_falconi07-Feb-2010 21:22
Soft and dreamy Mairead!!! So beautiful!!! Excellent observation too! V
pkocinski05-Feb-2010 15:38
Great observation! Lovely image - soothing.
Neal Nye04-Feb-2010 12:17
A beautiful view of this blossom. I find living objects much more interesting than screws, although rusty ones can be fascinating.
laine04-Feb-2010 10:49
That makes me feel good...hope it does the same for you :)
Blandine Mangin04-Feb-2010 09:35
very nice colors ! v
heather04-Feb-2010 07:29
Beautiful soft image! V
Yvonne04-Feb-2010 07:05
A "spot on" observation - so glad you're feeling better. This is a delightful capture of the pink carnation!
Available Light Images04-Feb-2010 06:40
I find carnations can be really tough to shoot, to me they always seem so "busy". You've done a great job here to make it softer and uncluttered, while retaining its character.. great job
Carol Breton04-Feb-2010 04:51
Beautiful image Mairead. ~
Glad you are feeling better today.
Alan K04-Feb-2010 04:11
When I saw today's thumbnail in my Favourites list and mentally compared it with yesterday's, I had an inkling that you might have been feeling better. (Glad to hear it, by the way.) I hadn't thought about your theory previously (or noticed that much) but it's an interesting point. The way things are going today my Black & Decker hammer drill may well be getting 15 minutes of fame tonight! 8^>
Nora van Beek04-Feb-2010 00:23
A very astute observation and an exquisite example to illustrate your point. Glad you're feeling better now. ~V~
Stephanie03-Feb-2010 23:42
What a gorgeous image! V
Máire Uí Mhaicín03-Feb-2010 23:06
:) Good observation, and you got a lovely image to illustrate it. Glad you're starting to feel better.
lou_rozensteins03-Feb-2010 22:54
Well observed, and I think there's some of that in the commenting .... about what we prefer, I mean! Anyway, this is a lovely delicate shot, and well found in your house!
LynnH03-Feb-2010 22:44
I love and agree with your observation! Very beautiful photo here, so soft! I'm happy to know you feel better!
Kevin Chester03-Feb-2010 22:44
Lovely soft tones
Mary Terry03-Feb-2010 22:07
Beautiful, soft image!
I and cats are my best inspiration/desperation subjects.
Phillip Normanton03-Feb-2010 21:32
With you on chocolate and food - but flowers aren't something I ever find in my house :o)
Doug Cruden03-Feb-2010 20:59
LOL, how true your observations are!! But I'll never hesitate to photograph food if I have to :o))
Colin Storey03-Feb-2010 20:37
Its very good for a quick shot, glad your feeling better. v
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