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Pincushion Flower or Scabiosa

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

Taken at dusk last Thursday at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 2/5 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 100 mm


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Ekaputra Tupamahu from Malang, Indonesia

wow... excellent macro. it looks gorgeous!

17 Jun 2008 5:22am

@Ekaputra Tupamahu: Thank you so much!

Nigel Clack from United Kingdom

I like this one too, perfect dof.

17 Jun 2008 6:09am

Nini Pixel from Savigny (Suisse), Switzerland

I like the colors of this one...
And excellent dof...
Splendid simple picture...

17 Jun 2008 6:12am

@Nini Pixel: Thank you. I, too, liked the simplicity of it.

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

Hey, I was at Longwood last Thursday at dusk!!! It was great wasn't it. :) Awesome detail, Anita.

17 Jun 2008 9:17am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

I don't see this photo as a macro but rather as a portrait of a flower, a close-up.

17 Jun 2008 9:26am

@António Pires: I agree. Thanks for commenting.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Fantastic detail, absolutely beautiful flower! Very well done, Anita.

17 Jun 2008 9:56am

@Betty: Thank you so much, Betty. :-)

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

Fabulous Anita! Love the shape and the "bending" of the flower....and the detail is amazing!

17 Jun 2008 11:27am

@Kerri: Thanks for your comment and for visiting!

Marcie from United States

Great detail on this one. Love the contrasting colors..and the hairy stem!

17 Jun 2008 6:42pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I love the angle you chose for this - very different and extremely effective with the stem behind it. The colors are beautiful as well.

17 Jun 2008 8:16pm

@Chris: Thank you, Chris. I thought this flower looked especially good in profile.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fine detail! Excellent.

17 Jun 2008 8:33pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you so much!

Suzanne Labbé from Granby, Canada

Bravissimo Anita.

17 Jun 2008 9:48pm

@Suzanne Labbé: Thank you so much.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Something very stately and regal in this one that I like.

18 Jun 2008 12:36am

@GJC: Thank you!!

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, United States

The angle/composition makes for a lovely meditation on the flower's common name. Neat the way the hairs on stem continue this theme.

18 Jun 2008 11:52am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Fantastic macro. The colors are wonderful, and so is the composition!

18 Jun 2008 12:27pm

@Arnd: Thank you! I'm glad you like it.

susan from belleville, United States

I love the graceful line to this one. So pretty!

19 Jun 2008 3:17am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

An excellent photo, Anita... and a great angle.

19 Jun 2008 5:09am

@Earnest: Thank you, Earnest.

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nice details and goos composition.

19 Jun 2008 8:57am

@Arash: Thank you, Arash.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Lovely . . the 'pose' is so full of character.

20 Jun 2008 12:18am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks!

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

I see you are a 'flower person' and this one is exquisite!!!

17 Jul 2008 9:22pm

@Judy: Yes, I love flowers! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! Lovely composition!
Very impressive portfolio, Anita! I really enjoyed every photograph in your photoblog. Wonderful work!

24 Aug 2008 5:32pm

@Magda: Thank you so very much, Magda! I appreciate your visiting my blog and am thrilled you enjoyed the photos.

2/5 seconds
ISO 200
100 mm