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Nov 20, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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I took a close-up shot of my zinnia flower which had opened and started to grow petals.

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The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~ GB Shaw, 'Adventures of the black girl'
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Nov 20, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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I really like this... it is so unique! Do you have a picture of the full flower? I am curious what it looks like.
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Nov 20, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Beautiful and unusual banner, Dinu. I tip my hat to you.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Nov 20, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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I agree unusual banner - and I like unusual! Also very nice quality picture! Thumbs up Thank you Dinu I tip my hat to you.
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Nov 20, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I love the composition of this picture. Thumbs up
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Nov 20, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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I had to scroll to the bottom to see what the photo was ....I would have never guessed Thumbs up
Very unique
This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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Nov 20, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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This is just stunning Dinu! I am constantly amazed by your banners but I think this one is my very favorite so far. I would love to see the world through your eyes. At least I can do so every once in a while by seeing your banners. Thank you for your view of the world.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Nov 20, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Me either. Dinu, can you post a pic of the whole flower? I'm intrigued.

Karen
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Nov 20, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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What a fascinating banner! Another winner, Dinu! Thumbs up
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Nov 20, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Great photo, Dinu!
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Nov 20, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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pirl said:Great photo, Dinu!


I agree
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
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Nov 20, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
Dinu, you never cease amazing me - just when I thought the last banner you posted could not be superated with anything, you come with a new one that leaves me with an open mouth .....

Absolutely beautiful!!!!
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Nov 20, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: MissyPenny
Bristol, Pennsylvania
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Absolutely fascinating-unique and lovely! Thumbs up
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Nov 21, 2015 7:03 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Very stunning! As soon as I opened ATP, I had to know who took this very aesthetically pleasing photo. Well Done, Dinu!!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Nov 21, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
Annuals Garden Photography Organic Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Honestly, I am stunned by the appreciation, leaving me not knowing how to thank you all for this!
Here is the full picture and the cropped part. Notice the little change the banner editors made to this image?
I've discovered that cropping the image also plays a part to the appeal the banner. Many of the pictures were never taken with the intention of putting as banners. I also must give credit to the camera lens, built in, Leica! Panasonic FZ8, now I can't believe this is 9 years old!!
This picture was taken in August 2014, when these Zinnias were in full health, which later got afflicted with mildew [following rains] and became ugly in October.

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Thank you all once again, thanks @Mutisia
Dinu
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~ GB Shaw, 'Adventures of the black girl'
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Nov 21, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
That's amazing. I can't find the bud in the original photo!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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