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Rhododendron maximum flower

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 9 July 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Taken last wek at Susquehanock State Park, Pennsylvania, looking down on the flower from above. The side of a wooded hillside dropping down to the Susquehana River was filled with these large, understory, native bushes all in bloom. We walked the aptly names Rhododendron Trail. A photo of a bud is here http://anitabower.aminus3.com/image/2008-07-02.html

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/10 second F/8.0 ISO 200 100 mm


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Paul Michko from United States

WOW!!! This is gorgeous, Anita.

9 Jul 2008 10:04am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful image. I'm improving my knowledge on flowers thanks to you.

9 Jul 2008 10:18am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Great shot! I'm seeing so many flowers I haven't seen in my life! Well done! You're really good with your macro!

9 Jul 2008 11:36am

Ed Heaton from United States

Anita, Excellent DOF and framing! Well Done...

9 Jul 2008 12:14pm

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Beautiful and tack sharp.

9 Jul 2008 2:55pm

Marcie from United States

Amazing detail and color. Beautifully captured!

9 Jul 2008 4:54pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Very pretty, muted, soft colors.

10 Jul 2008 12:05am

Michael from TX, United States

Very nice shot. It is really crisp, and you captured the texture of the petals really well.

10 Jul 2008 2:26am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

What an excellent shot..I love those flowers!

10 Jul 2008 6:36am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

You've captured color and delicacy with perfect framing. (I checked this one out yesterday but wasn't signed in so the late comment.)

10 Jul 2008 12:18pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Truly gorgeous, Anita. The flowers almost look like frosted glass ... stunning. I ran across this website - http://www.suebishop.co.uk/ - I thought you might enjoy the beautiful flower photography ... I found it (as I do your site) to be inspirational.

10 Jul 2008 10:49pm

@Ron: Ron: Thank you so much for your comment! Also, for the link to Sue Bishop's gorgeous flower website.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Wow, Anita this one is excellent. I think this one is my favorite. I love the colors and the clarity.

11 Jul 2008 1:54am

David from Bryn Mawr, United States

I'm gradually coming to understand that the gifted photographer knows when to "blur" and when to go for a super sharp image. Gorgeous.

11 Jul 2008 7:37pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Very beautiful macro, with delicates pinks.

13 Jul 2008 12:37pm

Cia from Kvänum, Sweden

Wonderful image! Beautiful flower!

4 Sep 2008 9:37am

@Cia: Thanks so much.

1/10 second
ISO 200
100 mm