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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 16 May 2008 in Plant & Nature.

My husband is kind enouogh not to mow the areas where Buttercups are blooming.

I THANK all who commented on my recent photos. :-)

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 100 100 mm


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Marcie from United States

Such a beautiful yellow buttercup...set on the dark green.

16 May 2008 11:57am

@Marcie: Thanks. I like the contrast also.

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very pretty, Anita. The subject is sharp and the background perfect... I too have a dilemma in mowing my "lawn" sometimes...

16 May 2008 12:07pm

@Earnest: We keep reducing the size of our lawn. This year we are letting parts of the back lawn grow tall in areas away from the house where I tend to throw dry seedheads. In past years we were not able to to this as my son was in charge of mowing, but, since he is off to college, we can do as we want. :-)

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The buttercup really stands out against the background, very well done.

16 May 2008 12:13pm

@Betty: Thank you, Betty. Yesterday I received the new macro lens I ordered from B&H: a Minolta f2.8 100mm Macro, and immediately went outside to take photos. I'm so excited!

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

That new lens paid for itself with this one shot! A beautiful composition, Anita, and the bokeh is like a dreamscape...

16 May 2008 1:54pm

@Ron: Thank you, Ron. You are correct about the bokeh--that and the narrow depth of field were the first things I noticed. However, it will take way more than one photo for this lens to "pay for itself." :-)

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around.

Sorry couldn't resist. :) Terrific macro image, Anita

16 May 2008 2:46pm

@Paul Michko: Thanks, Paul.

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nice composition and great focous inside.

16 May 2008 4:12pm

@Arash: Thank you. One reason I take photos is to see inside little flowers I don't otherwise see.

malahat from Iran

focus and color is ok with good composition

16 May 2008 4:37pm

@malahat: Thank you!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Simply wonderful! It seems floating in mid-air.

16 May 2008 7:53pm

@standley: Thanks. I noticed that--not sure if I like it or not.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great dof, well done

17 May 2008 4:44am

@Alun Lambert: Thank you.

1/60 second
ISO 100
100 mm