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Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 17 May 2008 in Plant & Nature.

This lovely flower (1 1/2 inch across) grows in our grass and meadows. Flowers open only in the sunshine. Not a native.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/13 second F/13.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The wild bunch of white stars. Well composed.

17 May 2008 10:35am

@António Pires: Thank you.

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Nice, Anita... a new one for me... a great photo.

17 May 2008 10:45am

@Earnest: Thanks, Ernest. Apparently it is found mostly in the northers States.

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

So sharp and crisp ... and beautiful contrast with its background ... hope you have a beautiful weekend!

17 May 2008 10:52am

@Ron: Thank you. Sharp and crist is what I'm aiming for in some of my macros. :-)

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Love the composition and DOF, Anita! Absolutely beautiful flowers! Excellent!

17 May 2008 11:09am

@Betty: Thank you so much, Betty! You probably have these little flowers over your way.

Don Smith from Central California, United States

Lovely image. Well composed and nice use of soft light!

17 May 2008 12:44pm

@Don Smith: Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment!

eyeswideopen from Emmaus, United States

Beautifully captured. I like the depth of the background...it helps make these white stars pop out.

17 May 2008 1:14pm

@eyeswideopen: Thank you for visiting and for commenting on what you like! We live fairly close to each other. I live in southwest Chester County, 1.5 miles from the Lancaster County border. Congratulations on being a stay-at-home mom!!

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Great shot! I love that white of these flowers! And the background is astounding too!

17 May 2008 1:16pm

@Koushiro~光子郎: Thank you! I'm having fun learning about my new macro lens.

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

Amazing capture!

17 May 2008 1:18pm

@Olivier Jules: Thank you for visiting and for your kind words.

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Wonderful... a perfect light and dof, giving the illusion that the flowers are really standing out.

17 May 2008 4:19pm

@Observing: Thank you. Yes, the late afternoon light on a slightly overcast day was perfect.

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

I do not feel obligated to comment but rather want to comment. My way of says your work is great. The lighting is wonderful and a nice composition. Another keeper!

17 May 2008 11:17pm

@Monte Stevens: Thank you, Monte. I love comments, especially complimentary ones like yours that are also specific. I just don't want people to feel obligated as it can be quite time consuming.

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

Superb crisp image, nice arrangement!

17 May 2008 11:18pm

@Scotfot: Thank you so much, Scot!

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

WoW! such a lovely photo with a great background.

18 May 2008 8:29am

@Arash: Thank you so much!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This is a lovely, well-balanced shot taking advantage of the soft lighting. What's more, the flowers look happy!!

18 May 2008 9:20am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you! We try to keep our flowers happy. :-)

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot

18 May 2008 4:45pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States


18 May 2008 7:12pm

Paul Michko from United States

Very Beautiful

19 May 2008 10:01am

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, United States

I call this one "Photo-Op" -- it appears the one in center is posing for you, while the other three are preening for a photographer to your right.

20 May 2008 9:24am

eyeswideopen from Emmaus, United States

Oh we are fairly close, but you are super close to my sister. She lives in Manhiem...I love the area up around there.

27 May 2008 3:05am

1/13 second
ISO 100
100 mm