HEY, its time to get those clever eyes scanning looking for your favourite images, and those smart finger tips hitting the keys to make your POST Of PRAISE for the first of this years images in the ROCKLEY REVIEW. Each year the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW puts on a grand display, and this year was no different. Young Lauren P. shows your her best, and hopes that you enjoy the collection so much to make a post.

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RCK16-SUBLP4. OITHONIA SUBMISSION is all about roses, and this one certainly comes up with the all of the goods to be considered as a SUPER SHOT and for you to write a  POST Of PRAISE

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RCK16-SUBLP6. REKASU SUB.The tulips always manage to find their way into the frame of the camera, and this choice is no different, and is worthy of consideration. Tell us what you think with a POST Of PRAISE.

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RCK16-SUBLP2. Flowers with flamboyant colours take the eye and make a pleasing picture that will grab lots of attention and of course attract it’s share of POST Of PRAISE

rck16 sub. lp1RCK16-SUBLP1 The hedge row provides a leading line that may please your eye enough to make a POST Of PRAISE for this potential super pic.

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RCK16-SUBLP5. This image ideally suited for the HERITAGE category has the imagination firing in with so much to take in. Makes for an intriguing image that has the eye searching it’s many aspects. And that makes it an ideal candidate for a POST Of PRAISE

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RCK16-SUBLP9. FEELIN THE BLUES is what Lauren may have been when she discovered this image at the Garden Show this year. The placement of the flowers to the side makes for a pleasing placement in composition, and you will brighten her day with a POST Of PRAISE

rck16 sub. LP8RCK16-SUBLP8. IN THE PINK is what she’s feeling with this. The transparency allowing the light to filter through the petals highlights them. A lovely balance in composition working up from the stems to the flowers. Go on, make her day with a POST Of PRAISE rck16 sub. LP7

RCK16-SUBLP7.A single white flower holds your eye slightly off centre stage, and when you look closely is bathed in light providing the centre of attention. Make it yours with a POST Of PRAISE

 WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD A COMMENT ABOUT LAUREN ’S SUPER SHOT SUBMISSIONS or just POST Of PRAISE to make her day? Whichever, you are welcome to do it here by entering in the comments section below, and send it direct to FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras. For each POST Of PRAISE made before 5.00 pm Monday she will earn 200 reward points. Also if you would like to know more about the program, and perhaps register a Kids With Camera child, you are welcome to use it for that too.

 HOW TO MAKE A POST Of PRAISE; Choose the 2 SUPER SHOTS submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment”  nominating the Kids With Cameras name, and the image number in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. When that’s completed click on post in the bottom right corner. It’s that easy.

If you have a problem with the site entering your , as an alternative write your message and email it to


About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

17 responses »

  1. Some great photos Lauren but my favourites would have to be RCK16-SUBLP4 of the rose and RCK16SUBLP8 in the pink, which I think is a very different view of the flowers. Good luck! Love Mum.

  2. Hi Lauren, each set of photos that is published gets better and better, and that makes it harder and harder to choose…but my choices are RCK16-SUBLP4 the close up of the rose and RCK16-SUBLP1 the beautiful sunlit green hedge. Another wonderful job done! Danielle xx

  3. Awesome photos Lauren!! My favourite is sublp9 because I love all the different blues but together. Keep it up!

  4. Congrats for sharing your talent with us once again Lauren!!! I really liked the contrast between the business of sublp2 and the tranquil sublp8….All the best for a fun 2015 with your camera…

  5. Lauren I like RCK16-SUBLP4 and RCK16-SUBLP1. Keep up the good work and just do what you want to do. Keep up the great work. Love Dad.

  6. Hi Lauren, you have taken some lovely photos! I do quite like the close up of the Rose (RCK16-SUBLP4) and i love the way you captured the lovely colors in RCK16-SUBLP2. Love Lucy

  7. Hi Lauren, you are making it hard for me to pick because i like them all, but here are my picks RCK16-SUBLP4 and RCK16-SUBLP9. Love Grandpa.

  8. Hey Lauren!! All the shots are great! Good work. But I especially love RCK16-SUBLP2 for the excellent colour composition, and RCK16-SUBLP9 for the clever shot composition. Great work Lauren! Keep it up! Big hugs. Mark

  9. Lauren, I really love photos RCK16-SUBLP4 and RCK16-SUBLP8. I like how shot RCK16-SUBLP4 gets up close and personal with the rose, capturing its delicate beauty. There is a dreamy and soft element to this photo and I can almost smell the rose’s delicious scent. Photo RCK16-SUBLP8 is my favourite, I love the detail captured in this photograph, especially that on the petals. Each petal has its own unique pattern, much like our own fingerprints. Gazing at the soft lighting filtering through the petals, I am then drawn to the uniqueness of each flowers’ centre and there I stop to admire the vibrant pink and yellow. My gaze then shifts to the flower stems gently floating in the water and I immediately feel a calmness. This photo makes me happy. Well done Lauren.

  10. Lauren, your photos are all just so wonderful. You keep on picking up on the beauty of flowers from a different perspective than most view them and I think every photo has a special effect. But if I have to choose two they would be RCK16-SUBLP2 and RCK16-SUBLP8 …….as I just love the combination of colours and angles. Well done and keep on keeping on !

  11. Lauren I still love seeing what you see, it is hard to believe you are only 8 years old. All the shots are so different, the one I really like is RCK16- SUBLP2 I just love all the colours full of life, it makes me really happy, I would have that framed any time on my wall. I love the yellow rose so soft and tender. What else can I say, keep doing what you love. From Nan x

  12. Lauren….you have produced some sensational photoes….what you are capturing through your photoes are such beautiful images ….well done from PA

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