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Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 21 April 2012 in Plant & Nature.

My Son, James, has just finished his Master's dissertation on Neuro Marketing. Towards the end, it became a bit of a family project as we checked spelling, references and sense.
He sent us some flowers by Interflora to say thank you. Somebody brought him up right, and I doubt if it was me!

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/30 second F/11.0 ISO 1600 100 mm

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I like your use of the picture!

21 Apr 2012 5:05am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Congrats to your son ! Lovely bouquet

21 Apr 2012 5:30am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I bet he's glad to be finished, I bet you are too! Nice one!

21 Apr 2012 5:41am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Relief in the house, lovely flowers

21 Apr 2012 6:01am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats to James! Beautiful image to celebrate a proud achievement.

21 Apr 2012 6:09am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

unbelievable compo
well done
it's so amazing
Have a lovely day

21 Apr 2012 6:10am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

neuro marketing?

21 Apr 2012 6:28am

@Philip: An emerging science where human physiological responses are measured to assess what sub-concious and concious results are happening as a result of stimuli.Example - Put someone's head in a PET scanner, show them different versions of magazine covers, and see which bits of the brain light up, or watch where someone looks when shown a new pack design by accurately tracing eye movement. It gets over the problem that researchers have had for years where if you ask someone "Do you like this?", the response is commonly not actually what they really feel, but is influenced by what the respondent thinks the researcher wants to hear, or by other people in the room

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super composition - and well done to James.

21 Apr 2012 7:07am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Two motives of pleasure and reflection in a beautiful composition

21 Apr 2012 7:14am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Bon samedi et bon repos maintenant que le travail de correction est fini

21 Apr 2012 7:22am

tataray from france, France

Attrayante dissertation, le résultat doit être à réfléchir par rapport à l'avis de chaque personne !...
Magnifiques fleurs en remerciement.))

21 Apr 2012 7:41am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image, well done James and of course the family

21 Apr 2012 7:43am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

PET scanner? don't you mean CT scanner (CAT in america)?

21 Apr 2012 7:50am

@Sally: Nope, Positron Emission Tomography-PET, CAT scanners are also used, as are EEG's and Galvanic Skin Response systems

David from Avranches, France

Nice one James. Flowers all round.

21 Apr 2012 8:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Takes me back to the struggle in 1976 to find a typist! How I wish that we had a PC and a word processor back then. I think I gave her a box of chocolates in addition to her fee.
Congratulations I hope his efforts are rewarded.

21 Apr 2012 8:18am

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

i didn't know there was such a thing! great photo, by the way.

21 Apr 2012 8:21am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

fair do's. sounds fascinating.

21 Apr 2012 8:55am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Congratulations to you all the family !!

21 Apr 2012 9:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Sounds a bit like shades of 'Big Brother' Chris. 'We haff ways of making you buy'. Two pictures for the price of one here though:)

21 Apr 2012 9:30am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations to your son for his Master in a skill very complex! Superb bouquet very well presented. Good day.

21 Apr 2012 9:34am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice, I hope your son the best your influence is probably there, does he have a camera?:)

21 Apr 2012 10:07am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Chris, love both photos (especially the Stonehenge one) but don't see the correlation....just had another look and love the Stonehenge one!

21 Apr 2012 10:09am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Lovely gesture ;)
Good weekend.

21 Apr 2012 10:54am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Congrats on the dissertation and I trust James will soon have the honour of MA after his name. It never amazes me at how much time and effort is spent trying to make us part with our hard earned money. I must confess that I am a little concerned by the idea that I could be buying something not because I actually need it but because the packaging has triggered the release of enough endorphins into my subconscious and gullible mind.

21 Apr 2012 10:56am

@Jules: The current state of the science is "read only". Whilst it can be somewhat determined what the response is(and even then, the results have to be correlated with more traditional research), there's no way to tickle your "buy button", so you are far!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It is always exciting to get the sons reach the end of their studies (momentarily clear. Work is needed always) Your text reminds me of my children and now similar in my life. The appreciation of work well done is great. A great joy to receive your flowers ... Finally the sons offer us great things ... a good response to the love and care that we provide the parents. Congratulations friend! A hug, Adela

21 Apr 2012 11:12am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Lovely flowers and congratulations to James!
My head has been in a PET scanner and I'm happy there was nobody showing me magazine covers to see if I like them or not! :)

21 Apr 2012 11:31am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That is a great art.

21 Apr 2012 11:46am

Florence from Paris, France

A clever compo, very arty in a sense.

21 Apr 2012 11:49am

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

an unusual compo. Nice shot

21 Apr 2012 12:10pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Very nice shot..I like the picture in the picture! :)

21 Apr 2012 12:21pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Congratulations to you to your soon! Nice compo.

21 Apr 2012 3:45pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Herzlichen Glückwunsch. Zwei Wunderbare Fotos.

21 Apr 2012 4:19pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe cpatage e tiamge usperbe compo quelle vue deux beuaté ce pot, ce fleur fantastique.
Belle soirée

21 Apr 2012 4:22pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Congratulations to him. And how rewarding it is when our children show their gratitude this way.

Above Stonehenge I see a small white dot, could it be a planet, or a UFO... :0

21 Apr 2012 4:38pm

@Michael Fresh: Sorry to be's the moon!

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Congratulations to your son, and for you and your wife's assistance. I love the flower shot, so nicely posed before perhaps your own image of Stonehenge!

21 Apr 2012 7:30pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

loving the many layers of detail and focus in this Chris...a really well thought out comp.

21 Apr 2012 8:03pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
great shot...
man, people were on to neuro-marketing back in the 30s and before, albeit not with that name... some of the great German movie directors (Murnau comes to mind) were alleged to have used 'shadowing' techniques by layering film over film to create more terror in the audience.... nothing to visibly see, but underneath the main visual, the brain recognises something else, more sinister.... kinda clever... its been used ever since... subconscious advertising etc... but dude, you probably know how to suck eggs already?

21 Apr 2012 8:41pm

@The Dark Dude: Dude, I know sweet FA about it myself, I've just been parroting back the stuff that I read in James' dissertation-he's the expert, not me!

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Well done James, nice flowers.
Is that your shot of the "Henge"?

21 Apr 2012 9:04pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, the same one as, but it looks a helluva lot better as a print on my kitchen wall than it did on AM3!

21 Apr 2012 9:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Congratulations, James. Well done.

21 Apr 2012 9:22pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Lucky Dad! Congratulation! A very nice tribute photo!

21 Apr 2012 9:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations to James! And to his parents who did an outstanding job in raising him! The flowers are a lovely thank you and I like your picture of Stonehenge!

21 Apr 2012 9:58pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Damn... wrong again.

22 Apr 2012 12:09am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Interesting composition !!!!
Congratulation ..

22 Apr 2012 12:25am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Yes, someone did bring him up well. Good job! This vase and flowers would make a lovely painting.

22 Apr 2012 3:01am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Well done, James, Well done, Dad!

22 Apr 2012 3:36am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed!

22 Apr 2012 3:41am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Superbe !!!

22 Apr 2012 10:24am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Bien vu !

22 Apr 2012 11:26am

franz from Baden, Austria

congratulations to the young academic and to the whole family - i sympathise with you (it's only a little more than a year that we could celebrate ... ;-))
don't blame yourself too much, chris! more often than not they grow up well and fine despite our attempts to "educate" them ... ;-)))
(very cool image, btw!!)

22 Apr 2012 1:01pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

sounds like a very Philip K. Dick -esque field... congrats to James and the proud parents !

22 Apr 2012 7:33pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great achievement...Good luck.

23 Apr 2012 6:18am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

is that Spinal Tap's Stonehenge? looks tiny!

24 Apr 2012 6:41am

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/30 second
ISO 1600
100 mm