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Calendula 2

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

Part way open. Taken outdoors, tripod, macro lens.
Calendula 1 can be seen here

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/100 second F/2.8 ISO 200 100 mm


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Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Interesting side shot! I would like to see the inside though ^^

17 Jul 2008 5:51am

@Koushiro~光子郎: See tomorrow's photo.

Jenny from United Kingdom

I love this one Anita. I can feel the flower slowly opening its petals in the sunshine.

17 Jul 2008 6:56am

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


17 Jul 2008 6:57am

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Nice bokeh and colors. Well done!

17 Jul 2008 9:50am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I just love the colors here, Anita. A beautiful composition, and I agree with Jenny... you can feel the flower slowly opening.

17 Jul 2008 10:09am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

It's like a golden flame, Anita ... that background/bokeh is astounding ... stunning (and inspirational) work!

17 Jul 2008 1:29pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is a piece of art.

17 Jul 2008 3:01pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you so much for your kind comment.

Marcie from United States

I love how the background greens and the green stem blend so that the bloom itself stands alone.

17 Jul 2008 3:29pm

Paul Michko from United States

Great composition and colors, Anita.

17 Jul 2008 3:49pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Gorgeous as always Anita. Lovely composition. BTW I just moved my photoblog to sirius2photography.com

17 Jul 2008 3:51pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

simply gorgeous! such beautiful colors and soft focus, bravo!

17 Jul 2008 6:32pm

Gina Scharff from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I have taken a quick look at your images and I love your use of colour! Lovely work...

17 Jul 2008 8:14pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Superb shot, suggests a serene environment.

17 Jul 2008 10:10pm

Infinitum... from North West, United Kingdom

This shot is great, as is your portfolio..especially - 53...Excellent!

17 Jul 2008 11:25pm

@Infinitum...: Thank you for visiting my photoblog and commenting. :-)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like the orange with the green blue pastel colors.

17 Jul 2008 11:35pm

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

Ed Heaton from Atglen, United States

Well done Anita!!! This is just outstanding work.

18 Jul 2008 2:26am

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

it s very very beautiful shot. very dreamy.

18 Jul 2008 3:13am

@Hooman: Thank you!

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

You have a great series going, Anita.

18 Jul 2008 1:44pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

The colours, light and DOF are brilliant Anita!

18 Jul 2008 5:45pm

@Mandy Provan: Thanks, Many. By now you have probably figured out that I love flowers!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Delicate and delightful.

19 Jul 2008 4:18am

1/100 second
ISO 200
100 mm