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Zinnia Kalaidoscope

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 15 June 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Taken at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA, a few days ago. I was enchanted by the complex world in the center of this flower.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/6 second F/13.0 ISO 200 100 mm


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António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

In our everyday life we tend not to notice the marvellous colours Nature provides. You are showing us those colours.

15 Jun 2008 11:08am

@António Pires: Thank you, Antonio. Showing the small beauties that we miss is one of my goals in photography.

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

Quite the Kaleidoscope! A Fabulous Capture Anita!!

15 Jun 2008 11:19am

@Kerri: You have come up with the right name for this photo. I hope you don't mind if I use it inthe title. Thank you so much.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

The colors are amazing in this - as is the intertwining complexity. Great shot....

15 Jun 2008 11:22am

@Chris: The colors and shapes are what caught my eye. Thanks.

Ed Heaton from United States

Excellent Anita! Outstanding colors and I love how the green shows through.

15 Jun 2008 12:28pm

Suzanne Labbé from Granby, Canada

Well seen Anita ! Have it print very large and make it the center of a very happy room :o)) Bravissimo.

15 Jun 2008 12:45pm

@Suzanne Labbé: Great idea!

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Absolutely amazing photo! I have taken shots of many flower insides, but have never yet encountered so much
diversity and different colours.

15 Jun 2008 2:06pm

@dobbino: Thank you. These were paraticluarly spectacular flowers when looked at closely, yet, at first glance they looked like ordinary zinnias.

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

wow! nice colors all together in a great compositio. I like contrast and details here.

15 Jun 2008 3:10pm

@Arash: I'm glad you like it!

John Maslowski from Dallas,PA, United States

Spectacular shot, like the sun's rays bursting at you. Great composition and lovely tones.

15 Jun 2008 3:16pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Aptly named! I would have never guessed it was a zinnia (well maybe)... a beauty.

15 Jun 2008 4:49pm

@Earnest: Thanks. A nice surprise.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

wow. this is radiant! excellent capture!

16 Jun 2008 1:09am

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you for your comment and for visiting!!

Betty from New Jersey, United States

It does look like a kalaidoscope, and an absolutely beautiful one! Great shot, Anita! The colors are amazing!

16 Jun 2008 9:49am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. The actual colors were as in the photo.

Paul Michko from United States

Gorgeous colors and detail, Anita.

16 Jun 2008 10:23am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Super image and very psychedelic, too! Who needs drugs when you can just look at this groovy picture? Love the detail.

16 Jun 2008 11:56pm

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, United States

I immediately thought of Latin America, where they love bright/contrasting colors like these. Wonderful the way the green of the leaves joins the palette. This is a keeper -- I agree that it would make a great focal point for a happy, sun-drenched room.

18 Jun 2008 11:56am

Lorie from United States

I love the colors and composition - terrific!


21 Jun 2008 4:07am

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

enchanting, indeed! Anita, your macros just keep getting more beautiful!!!

30 Jun 2008 1:11am

@Betsy Barron: Thank you so much for your encouraging words. :-)

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Sublime zinnia original

21 Apr 2009 4:28am

1/6 second
ISO 200
100 mm