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Pink Dahlia

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

I'm growing Dahlia's for the first time this year. Unfortunately, I didn't get the names on them. :-(
Taken indoors, window light, macro lens, tripod.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/2 second F/32.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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Steve from Camdenton, United States

Great shot of the dahia and the bud peeking out right beside it.

9 Aug 2008 5:39am

Lionel GOUTAY from Montreuil sous bois, France

Magnifique ce dalhia. Superbe couleur.

9 Aug 2008 9:22am

@Lionel GOUTAY: Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you like this photo.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Dahlias are, or at least were a few years ago, very popular here in private gardens.
Good colours, of the flower and of the green bud.

9 Aug 2008 11:24am

@António Pires: Thanks for your supportive comment! I have not planted Dahlias in the past because we have to dig them up in the fall and replant them in the spring, due to our cold winters. I always considered that too much work. However, they are so beautiful, I decided to give them a try.

Ed Heaton from Atglen, United States

Excellent job Anita!!!

9 Aug 2008 11:27am

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

wow - awesome job on both parts Anita - for the superb job on the picture and the superb job on the Dahlia - it looks as if the colour has been painted onto the tips of the petals!!

9 Aug 2008 11:54am

@Mandy Provan: Thanks for your encouraging comments, both on the photo and the flower. :-)

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Just gorgeous, Anita! Very well done. I love the color.

9 Aug 2008 12:31pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Great combination of strength and delicacy. I especially like the bud and the flower in combination. Nice work.

9 Aug 2008 12:37pm

Marie Le Corre from Voiron, France


9 Aug 2008 3:56pm

@Marie Le Corre: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for visiting!

don from spokane, United States

A gorgeous blossom. I especially like the delicate shading in the pinks and yellows. It also has the detail I always like. Very fine shot.

9 Aug 2008 5:10pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

wouaaaaaaaaaa, avec le fond noir c'est superbe

9 Aug 2008 7:22pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Very fine image and is further proof that 'extremes' are not required in this kind of work : Nature can speak for herself.

9 Aug 2008 7:45pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful, Anita ... perfect in every way!

9 Aug 2008 8:12pm

:::: CushmoK :::: from FLEURAC, France

great macro... wonderful light...

9 Aug 2008 9:11pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Wonderful shot - the colors are just great. Check out Marion's shot of her dailia - you both captured these flowers wonderfully.....

9 Aug 2008 11:14pm

@Chris: Thanks for the wonderful comment and for sending me to Marion's gallery.

Dr ravi shankar m from MYSORE, India

Beautiful, Anita

10 Aug 2008 4:33am

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

This is beautiful Anita. Such a variety in dahlias. What wonderful flowers they are. Your capture of this is wonderful. Such a soft and delicate color on this one.

10 Aug 2008 4:47am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

radiant! a marvel!!

10 Aug 2008 4:52pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States


11 Aug 2008 12:02am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Gorgeous display and rich presentatation, Anita.

13 Aug 2008 1:29pm

1/2 second
ISO 100
100 mm