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Happy Birthday

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 31 August 2007 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

These tropical flowers (plumeria, aka frangipani) are here to honor a very special someone in my life who is celebrating her birthday today.

I love you, sweetheart; you are my life!

NIKON D50 1/640 second F/6.3 82 mm

Lost Valley from Kamloops, BC, Canada

What tender and gentle petals!! Wonderful color and macro! I hope the birthday celebration is that of joy!!!

31 Aug 2007 5:02am

@Lost Valley: These are the flowers Hawaiian leis are most typically made from. They are beautiful and grow on small trees all around where I live here in Florida. We're going to a Thai restaurant tonight (Mrs. VF's favorite) to celebrate.

R from Nowhere and Everywhere, United States

BEAUTIFUL , WONDERFUL, AMAZING photo VF !!!! you big softee you .....lol

31 Aug 2007 5:43am

@R: <blush>
Thanks, R...

Manuela Photography from Hainburg, Germany

Really beautiful and so sweet of you ...

31 Aug 2007 7:30am

@Manuela Photography: <smiling> Thanks, MP. Yes, I am an old sweetie...

Evi from Athens, Greece

Happy birthday his sweetheart...:o)

Such a moving gesture.

31 Aug 2007 9:32am

@Evi: My sweetheart thanks you Evi, as do I. Glad you dropped over; wish we could share some cake with you.

ally (: from Singapore, Singapore

nice use of lighting

31 Aug 2007 10:59am

@ally (:: :) thanks ally (:

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh WOW, you sure do love her LOL these are magnificent!

31 Aug 2007 11:06am

@Lorraine: You got that right, Lorraine. Thanks for the nice comments, my friend.

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Such clarity! The gradation of yellow to white is perfectly captured.

31 Aug 2007 11:48am

@Ken McCoy: Thank you Ken. The lighting at Selby Gardens outside was perfect that day.

Myst from Bologna, Italy


31 Aug 2007 11:55am

@Myst: Wow, thank you Myst. Blessings.

Rebecca from Leicester, United Kingdom

So fresh and so delicate and so very beautiful, VF. :) Such a perfect offering for this very special day. :) Many blessed returns of the day to your much beloved sweetheart from all of us in this household!! :) :)

31 Aug 2007 11:57am

@Rebecca: From our VF household to yours Rebecca, a big thank you for these kind wishes. We wish you all every blessing in return.

KMF from Dubai, United Arab Emirates


31 Aug 2007 1:15pm

@KMF: Thank you KMF. Looking forward to your posting another picture at your site one day.

zoloper from Bucuresti, Romania

nice flower :) .. may you have a wonderfull day, for the VF family :P

31 Aug 2007 2:12pm

@zoloper: Thank you Zoloper. A bit of cake is waiting here for you.

Rabbit from Richmond, United States

MMMM - Happy Bir<chewing mouth full of cake> thday! lol Have a fantastic day with lots of smiles, it has to be starting out pretty good for this is an excellent Birthday Start with such a beautiful photo.

31 Aug 2007 2:19pm

@Rabbit: Mrs. VF had to work today, so I'm taking her out for Thai tonight; our two daughters are coming too. Thank you for the birthday wishes; I'll pass them on to her when she comes home! Cheers, and could you pass us another rice cracker?

eureka from Boston, United States

awwwwww. how sweet. :) it's a really great shot. happy birthday to your sweetheart.

31 Aug 2007 2:24pm

@eureka: We both thank you eureka; you are very kind to leave such nice wishes ad comments. Would you prefer chocolate cake or red velvet cake today?

Rebel Szczesny from Big Apple - NYC, United States

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday tooo you.
Happy Birthday tooooo VF's "Someone Special"
Happy Birthday to you,♥ ;-D)

31 Aug 2007 3:10pm

@Rebel Szczesny: She is smiling. Me too. Thanks RS. First musical post today. Have some cake, on us.

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Happy birthday to your love. I'm sure she liked the flowers.

31 Aug 2007 3:18pm

@Michael Rawluk: I'll tell her. Thank you Michael, she did like the flowers.

Brian from United States

Lovely sentiments and a gorgeous image. The delicacy, coloring, shading, and texture are outstanding.

31 Aug 2007 3:18pm

@Brian: Thanks Brian. Are you going back to the midwest?

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is really gorgeous.

Happy Birthday to your special someone.

31 Aug 2007 3:41pm

@Laurie: Thank you Laurie; I'll tell Mrs. VF of your greetings.

Shrig from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful flowers for that someone speical.

Happy Birthday :) *Someone Speical*

31 Aug 2007 3:46pm

@Shrig: Thank you on behalf of the someone special/birthday girl. I'll let Mrs. VF know you sent her these glad wishes.

Betsy Barron : www.thebetsy.com from Glenmoore, United States

Happy Plumeria-Filled Birthday! ahh reminds me of Hawaii... wish I could go back today!!

31 Aug 2007 4:18pm

@Betsy Barron : www.thebetsy.com: Thank you Betsy; I will pass your birthday wishes on to Mrs. VF. I wish you could go back to Hawaii, too. Then you'd have some more great pictures to share with the rest of us.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

This is so sweet!Bothe the flowers and the message! Happy Birthday Mrs VF!The flowers look so lovely i can almost smell its fragrance!So pure and lovely!Thanks Uncle VF for your very kind words at my blog,it moved me to tears.I lfet a reply for you,do check it out when u have the time. Once again,happy birthday to your special someone:)

31 Aug 2007 4:20pm

@tyan: You are a dear person, tyan. Thank you for the nice birthday greetings to Mrs. VF. And I am honored that my comments at your site were an encouragement to you. You are such an encourager of others. Your reply to me there is beautiful and wise and true. Bless you. I am honored to be named "Uncle VF" by you.

SK from Singapore, Singapore

Love the Capture. Great work..............

31 Aug 2007 6:21pm

@SK: Welcome; glad you like today's photo offering. --VF

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

I love plumeria leis. They feel so cool against the skin.

31 Aug 2007 9:26pm

@Seraphine: They feel cool? I wouldn't have expected that, but then I've never worn a lei to find out. Thanks for dropping over.

bronzebilly u.k. from cardiff, United Kingdom

hey VF--superbly put bro'--a sweet sentiment for the birthday girl--and such a great image to go with it
enjoy the day and the night with you and yours
please wish Mrs. VF. a great big Welsh birthday greeting from billy!!!

31 Aug 2007 11:13pm

@bronzebilly u.k.: She will be thrilled with that very nice Welsh birthday wish, billy. Thank you my good friend.

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Happy birthday to your special one!!! I like how you haven't lost the highlight details here. (One of my photographic obsesions.) Nicely done.

1 Sep 2007 3:28am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

One of my favourite flowers. Their perfume is so intoxicating. Nicely done for a special day and someone!!

My version of the plumeria.. here

1 Sep 2007 4:02am

@amy: Wow, your version is so very polished and elegant. I salute your superior plumeria skills, Amy.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Hope your wife had a wonderful birthday, please convey my good wishes :)
A beautiful flower :)

3 Sep 2007 10:15am

1/640 second
82 mm