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Monday, September 21, 2009

Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest

Here is my entry for the Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest for September. The subject is ornamental grasses. This is Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'). The photo was taken last summer in Randy and Jamie's garden.


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40 comments:

  1. WOW! That's a winner! Gorgeous! The light... palette... textures... Fabulous...Good Luck!

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  2. Wow, I love the colors! I took some photos of the grass we have, but didn't like how any of them turned out, so I'm not going to enter this time.

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  3. this is very pretty...i love the sunlit grasses.

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  4. What a beautiful picture! I love the lighting and the color in it. Good luck!!

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  5. Oh I love the composition with those little flowers in the background. Great!

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  6. That's absolutely gorgeous, Phillip!

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  7. Perfect lighting and capture Phillip! Thank you for my place on your blog roll.

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  8. Oooohhh... so beautiful. And I'm not surprised Randy and Jamie were growing it. Their garden is delightful.
    Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

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  9. Outstanding! My fingers are crossed.

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  10. Gorgeous photo -- the colors are so vivid.

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  11. Bee you tea full. So much depth and movement.

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  12. Great photo! Good luck in the contest! Those colors are awesome!

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  13. Beautiful color and lighting, Phillip. It's a lovely image.

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  14. A beautiful photo and I love the layering of color. gail

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  15. Very nice photo! I like the reddish hues and the lighting.

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  16. Wow, what an awesome photo; I love the colors! I just took some photos this weekend of native prairie grasses, but don't know if they qualify as "ornamental."

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  17. I agree with the others - perfect lighting! The color combination is great. I am very fond of purple fountain grass (have 4 in different containers and 4 out in the garden). Apparently, the Monarch cats like to use it for metamorphosis, too!

    Good luck with your gorgeous entry!

    Cameron

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  18. Absolutely beautiful. The colors are stunning. I'm making a note of what to plant with what to get this effect in my garden;)
    Marnie

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  19. Your photo is stunning! Good luck....

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  20. A spectacular entry! Those sun-kissed grasses are stunning.

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  21. It's perfect, Phillip, a winner for sure!

    Frances

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  22. Wow, what a beautiful shot! I love the way the sun is glowing in the background.

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  23. I would like grasses more if I could grow a grass with this much color. A beautiful photo Phillip. Good luck.

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  24. GORGEOUS! The lighting, especially, is phenomenal.

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  25. Phillip,

    Thank you for the beautiful scene you captured from our garden. You truly are a wonderful photographer! ;0) Good luck in the photo contest, I'm sure you're a shoo-in for a win!

    --Jamie

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  26. Wild! Such amazing colors, texture and composition. Praise to Randy and Jamie and to you for capturing it. Good luck! It is already a winner to me.

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  27. What amazing colors! Phillip, your photography skills are incredable. One question, Can you make my flower beds look that good? Bill

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  28. The detail in the grass structure is wonderful, and the blues & yellows really make the 'rubrum' pop, Phillip!

    Only one question - why didn't I plant this grass? It's so pretty.

    Good luck with the contest-

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  29. Congrats, Phillip!!! This was the best of the best in my opinion too. :-)
    Frances

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  30. Congrtas..yet it is the "Best of the best"...very pretty and delightful.

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  31. What fun for you Phillip– congrats!!!

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  32. Just read that you were not only a winner with your readers, Phillip - but with Nancy Ondra, too! Congratulations!

    Annie

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  33. When I saw this photo received the BEST of the best award, I was thrilled. I would have chosen it too. It's gorgeous. Randy and Jamie have a lovely garden...(as do you)! Good thing you decided to enter this in the contest!

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  34. Phillip - I'm back again to wish you congratulations. When I first saw this photo a few days ago I just knew it was a winner. I'm thrilled for you!

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  35. Dear Phillip,
    Congratulations on winning the Best of the Best Gold Medal for GGW's Picture This Photo Contest for September. You were up against some stiff competition!

    In order to have your prize of ornamental grasses sent to you, I'll need your full address. Send it to me at: fransoringardendesigns@gmail.com

    Let us know once you receive them and enjoy!! Fran

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  36. Congratulations! Not only stunning, Best of the Best!!

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  37. Congratulations on your win, PhilLip. You absolutely deserved it -- what a stunning picture, full of color and beauty! The colors in the background don't distract from the beauty of the grasses, but rather make them stand out. It's just perfect.

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  38. I just came over from GGW after reading that your photo won - and what a good choice. I love the rich colors and arching forms in the shot. Congrats!

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