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Queen Anne's Lace 2 (Daucus carota)

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 24 July 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Also called Wild Carrot. Non-native.
I was drawn by the pink color, which ususally disappears when the flower opens fully. We have more Queen Anne's Lace this year than ever before.
Taken yesterday in our meadow; tripod, macro lens.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/640 second F/3.2 ISO 200 100 mm


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Erik from Amersfoort, Netherlands

AMAZING ! What a composition and lovely colors and details.

24 Jul 2008 7:00am

Monique from Netherlands

Very nice and soft picture

24 Jul 2008 7:02am

@Monique: Thank you for visiting and commenting. And, welcome to am3!

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Wow! Lovely colours! The only thing i have with the picture is that the leaves blend too well into the background.... Otherwise it's a really beautiful photo!

24 Jul 2008 7:41am

@Koushiro~光子郎: Thanks. I agree about the leaves blending with the background. Waan't able to solve the problem with the limited time I was willing to fiddle with it on the computer. :-)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh wow, how romantic! Stunning DOF and great colours ... very royal! ;)

24 Jul 2008 9:04am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Oh, Anita! This is absolutely beautiful... amazing. Excellent composition and I love the softness. Very well done isn't enough said for this photo.

24 Jul 2008 10:08am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Beautiful and somehow mysterious. Great capture, Anita.

24 Jul 2008 10:14am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Anita, this is wonderful. I have not seen the Queen Anne's lace with pink before. The green background and selective focus on this is magical, and the details so crisp. Beautiful.....

24 Jul 2008 10:30am

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Superb!Beautiful shallow DOF!Well done!

24 Jul 2008 10:51am

mo from France


24 Jul 2008 10:57am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

I love the way you used the depth of field to make the background seem to swallow up the blossoms. Great work!

24 Jul 2008 12:00pm

Marcie from United States

You've captured it beautifully! The Queen Anne's Lace that I've been photographing has been only white. Love the pink!

24 Jul 2008 12:44pm

@Marcie: Thanks. The pink tone can be seen on some of the just-opening flowers, and vanished once fully open.

chritselle from issoire, France

very nice shot coloour beautiful.
you are a very good blog, beautiful flowers, nice colour

24 Jul 2008 1:18pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good DOF, and nice colors and delicate flower. I like it very much.

24 Jul 2008 6:19pm

@Paco Díaz: Thank you for your comment and your visit! :-)

don from spokane, United States

The soft and delicate colors are remarkable. The expansive green makes a nice background.
A very appealing shot.

24 Jul 2008 6:23pm

Cia from Kvänum, Sweden

Great picture. Lovely color

24 Jul 2008 8:00pm

@Cia: Thank you for visiting and commenting. :-)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Somehow makes me imagine peeking at a scene of dancing fairies.

24 Jul 2008 10:19pm

Sun.~ from Tehran, Iran

FantastiC !
Absolutely lovely !
nicely done.....

24 Jul 2008 10:48pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

An image of exceptional beauty, and what a name...!

24 Jul 2008 11:48pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Very delicate and beautiful, Anita ... I've noticed a lot more Queen Anne's Lace here, as well .. could it be that we had such a wet spring?? ... did you have a particularly wet spring?

25 Jul 2008 12:00am

@Ron: Thanks! We did have a wet spring. But, it has been a bit dry lately.

Michael from TX, United States

Fantastic shot. The DOF is wonderful.
Great job!

25 Jul 2008 3:28am

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

What an excellent macro shot this is ............. very, very pretty!

25 Jul 2008 11:24am

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

I see Koushiro's point, but agree that the need to capture those delicate pink fairies (thanks, Ernest!), which disappear so quickly that many of had never realized they were there, was worth that compromise. Your choices in angle, DOF and composition give me the illusion of sneaking up on a dance.b

25 Jul 2008 5:42pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Splendid. I take exception to Koushiro's comment and agree wit Eric Fry. The subject dissolving slowly into the background creates the magical quality that has this delicate image stand out. It is different - and that difference is wonderful.

25 Jul 2008 10:19pm

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks for your comments. :-) I go back and forth re. the greens in this photo. I'm glad you like them. Thank you for visiting my photoblog!!

marianne from France

beaucoup de douceur, une lumière délicate, et des tons sublimes !!!
a very nice flower, a wonderfull shot !

25 Jul 2008 10:47pm

@marianne: I'm glad you like it. Thank you for visiting and commenting. :-)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Excellent macro picture. I love the softness.

27 Jul 2008 1:09am

Pardis from Tehran, Iran

I love it and immediately I have put it as my desktop background(I hope you don't mind).

29 Jul 2008 11:49am

@Pardis: Thank you, Pardis. I'm honored!

1/640 second
ISO 200
100 mm