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Spring Beauties

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 1 May 2008 in Plant & Nature.

These little beauties grow in many places in April. These are rather pale. Some I saw yesterday were bright pink.
Taken last week at Ferncliff Wildflower Preserve, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sorry for the post being late. I posted a cropped example of yesterday's photo, then tried changing it to one to which I'd made another change, and it wouldn't post. Perhaps I will try again tomorrow.

I welcome constructive critique (as well a just friendly visits).


KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 400 100 mm


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Ed Heaton from Atglen, United States

Nicely captured Anita!

1 May 2008 7:52pm

standley from Brou-sur-Chantereine, France

Beautiful and delicate composition. Great lighting and DOF!

1 May 2008 8:40pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Ahhh. Very delicate and lovely. I'm glad I could get my daily "fix." It's such a pleasure to come to this blog. I like the DOF on this one and the sharpness of the petals is pleasing as well. Thanks for sharing.

1 May 2008 9:45pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

We still have a few of those but now the other wildflowers are flooding in. I like the photo.

1 May 2008 9:48pm

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Pretty flowers, and perfectly captured.

1 May 2008 9:52pm

Elspeth from St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

This is a lovely shot - I was drawn to it in the thumbnails. Looking at it closely, I think what could have made it even stronger is if one of the flowers could have been even more dominant in focus. The one to the extreme right is, but perhaps from another angle it might have stood out more (giving more depth of field - the other two being even more blurred)? But I like it. Clean, light, with an innocent beauty.

1 May 2008 10:19pm

@Elspeth: Thank you for visiting and commenting. I see what you mean about making one flower sharp and the other two a bit blurred. It is something I will keep in mind in the future. This is the type of constructive critique that will help me grow as a macro photographer. Many thanks.

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Soft and delicate beauty ...

1 May 2008 11:10pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

These are simply lovely, Anita.

2 May 2008 10:09am

David from Bryn Mawr, United States

I see Elspeth's point (and would enjoy seeing the photo she envisions), but I like the way the focus sharpens from left to right. It gave me the sense of a spinning plant, imagining each flower in turn coming into the foreground.

Great to see the delicate veins in the petals. Imagine! these masterpieces are scattered by the thousands in a typical spring woodland.

4 May 2008 6:55pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
100 mm