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Maple-Leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 6 June 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Taken at Ferncliff Wildflower Preserve, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, last week. This is an understory shrub, the flower was a bit above eye-level. The spring wildflowers have vanished.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/100 second F/2.8 ISO 800 100 mm


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Marcie from United States

Lovely soft colors. The dof and selective focus here works really well. Love the clarity of the petals in the foreground.

6 Jun 2008 9:05am

@Marcie: Thank you. The flower did look soft and lovely in the woods.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I love the colors, Anita! Excellent DOF! Absolutely beautiful!

6 Jun 2008 9:53am

@Betty: Thank you, Betty. This flower seemed magical in the woods, and I think that feel comes through in the phot.

Paul Michko from United States

'excellent macro and I love the bokeh, Anita.

6 Jun 2008 10:10am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Flowers may be more or less exuberant, but the quality of the photo is always present.

6 Jun 2008 10:24am

@António Pires: Thank you!!

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

That's close... great detail!

6 Jun 2008 12:16pm

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

Soft and delicate...beautiful.

6 Jun 2008 3:05pm

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Great shot! I like the DOF and detail on the flower! I still love your macros! They're simply exquisite!

6 Jun 2008 3:07pm

@Koushiro~光子郎: Thank you so very much!!

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, United States

Marcie identified why I found myself charmed by this photo -- the soft effect you achieved with the colors and the transition in the focus. It really does justice to the way these flowers impress in the woods.

6 Jun 2008 3:33pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I love this shot - the use of DoF is magical, and the colors so soft. Your composition is perfect (again).

6 Jun 2008 8:51pm

@Chris: Thank you so very much, Chris!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Beautiful and delicate composition. I like the soft tones!

6 Jun 2008 9:45pm

@standley: Thank you.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Really like the soft focus and tones in this shot. Beautifully composed flower shot as always. Lovely work Anita.

7 Jun 2008 2:31am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Gorgeous, Anita ... like something out of a dream!

8 Jun 2008 2:28am

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I can feel the softness. I like the tones. the DOF is great.

8 Jun 2008 10:22am

1/100 second
ISO 800
100 mm