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Hibiscus Bud

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 9 April 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Back to Longwood Conservatory. I was attracted to the swirls, texture and color.

I SO APPRECIATE ALL THE COMMENTS received on my prior photo. THANK YOU!!!!

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/80 second F/3.5 ISO 100 100 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
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DeadPixel from Tehran, Iran

Abstract shot. Very good point of view.

9 Apr 2008 12:14pm

@DeadPixel: Thank you for visiting and your positive comment.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is remarkable, but then I seem to say that every day here. What I like is (again) the DOF and the texture you've captured here, almost reminiscent of dried fruit. And how about that russet color! Very nice.

9 Apr 2008 12:40pm

@GJC: I don't mind the praise. :-)

saeeda from Tehran, Iran

All of your photos are very beautiful, thank you for these nice shots !

9 Apr 2008 12:44pm

timothy sullivan from tokyo, Japan


9 Apr 2008 1:00pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Fantastic use of DoF - the soft feeling of the out of focus elements of the picture match up great to the soft texture of the flower. Wonderfully done - you really have a gift for flower macros...

9 Apr 2008 1:10pm

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

WOW!!! Incredible detail and colors, Anita. My favorite from your flower series so far.

9 Apr 2008 1:59pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Brilliant!! Love the dof and light and how it's framed... intensely romantic image.

9 Apr 2008 2:12pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Absolutely gorgeous, Anita! Truly the perfect DOF to give it that soft, intensely romantic aura ... stunning!

9 Apr 2008 3:06pm

Mike from Chester, United Kingdom

This is perfect, such a rich color together with the darker background makes this shot a hit...!

9 Apr 2008 3:24pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Quelle jolie composition, toute en douceur. un flou maitrisé... des couleurs chaudes... une spirale de jeunes pétales... c'est vraiment magnifique Suzanne... on voit que vous les aimez ces fleurs !

9 Apr 2008 4:11pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Sorry Anita for the previous com (You're not Suzanne, of course) ! From english to french and french to english... I'm a little bit lost ! :-)
It's a wonderful composition, blur is perfect here and the colours are so warm... the whole picture is so delicate... and I love the spiral of the petals... and I can see that you really like flowers by the way you photograph them. Really great.

9 Apr 2008 4:15pm

@zOOm: Not to worry. I, too, get confused. I appreciate your comment. :-) I do love flowers.

Rajesh Dhankhar from New Delhi, India

hi Anita.. this image is looking so well..well treated....good experiment

9 Apr 2008 4:47pm

pierre from athis mons, France

A very nice macro ! I really like the texture of the flower.

9 Apr 2008 5:03pm

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

An excellent image, the colours are great as is the focus

9 Apr 2008 5:28pm

priya from ON, Canada

Just awesome and like those swirls. Never tried before.

9 Apr 2008 8:37pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

This is just exquisite. I love the colour. Great focus point and DOF!

9 Apr 2008 9:15pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful texture and color. Nicely done.

9 Apr 2008 11:50pm

Suzanne Labbé from Granby, Canada

Oh wow - magical !

10 Apr 2008 12:54am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Nice composition here with the focus right on the area of interest. I like it.

10 Apr 2008 3:04am

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

The dof is wonderful...I especially love the crispness of the swirl and the warm colors...beautiful work.

10 Apr 2008 1:40pm

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Oh yes, this is wonderful!!! A keeper for sure. Well done!

10 Apr 2008 1:41pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

My favourite colour, georgous swirling shape and textures of this little bud unfolding. A beautiful close up shot Anita.

10 Apr 2008 8:51pm

Valérie from France

Quelle grâce! C est une rose que nous rêverions toutes de reçevoir...! Félicitations.

29 Apr 2008 7:55pm

1/80 second
ISO 100
100 mm