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Another Calendula or Pot Marigold

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 5 August 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Taken outdoors.
Am starting to visit your photo blogs!

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/60 second F/2.8 ISO 100 100 mm


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don from spokane, United States

I like this impressionistic-type flower picture. I think the smoothness lets the color be more pronounced without all the detail to catch our attention. A fine image.

5 Aug 2008 5:58am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Don says it well. There is something indescribably elegant about this image, partly because you are always careful about the background. As a result we get beautiful colors permeating the whole frame rather than just with the flower itself. Impressive.

5 Aug 2008 6:15am

Mireille from Caromb, France

I love the calendulas ("souci"or calendula in french), and your photo is superb!
I like the background colour with the orange of the flower, it's great!

5 Aug 2008 8:13am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Simply marvelous, Anita.

5 Aug 2008 10:12am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

I had to look at the image longer than usually due to the shallow dof. Only a few petals are in focus, as if it was a shy flower.

5 Aug 2008 10:45am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Really nice flower! Thanks for all your comments! I'm sorry I really have no time to reply it all... This photo gives me the impression of a zoom burst!

5 Aug 2008 11:25am

Marcie from United States

Love the shallow dof...and the color is great!

5 Aug 2008 5:18pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Wonderful DoF and colors, Anita. Really great shot.....

5 Aug 2008 5:33pm

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

On first glance, I yesterday's photo felt much stronger. Reading the other comments caused me to take another look and appreciate all this one has to offer. I'm grateful for (and humbled by) all I learn from the others who visit your Blog.

5 Aug 2008 8:31pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I love how just a few petals are in focus. Nice tight DOF.

5 Aug 2008 11:54pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful macro, colors and DOF.

6 Aug 2008 12:41am

Marsha from Joplin, United States

Your photos are the most beautiful pictures of flowers I have ever seen - thank you for using your talent to share with everyone - I could spend hours and hours just looking at your pictures.

7 May 2011 9:45pm

1/60 second
ISO 100
100 mm