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Dahlia Bud 'Taratahi Lilac'

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 13 August 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Taken outdoors at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA. On Saturday, I discovered their Dahlia garden! Tripod, macro lens, sunset. It looked more pink than lilac in real life, too.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/20 second F/7.1 ISO 100 100 mm


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Erik from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Great shot, the angle and dof are great, very nice fresh colors.

13 Aug 2008 8:23am

@Erik: Thank you!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good.

13 Aug 2008 9:19am

@António Pires: Thanks!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent shot! I love the colors and natural lighting in this one.

13 Aug 2008 9:49am

@Ana Lúcia: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for commenting.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Wonderful angle, DOF, light. It made me say WOW as it opened. Excellent, Anita!

13 Aug 2008 10:14am

@Betty: I can't think of higher praise than Wow. Thanks so much.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Superb shot. I particularly like the angle, the clarity, and -- your signature -- a careful attention to the background.

13 Aug 2008 12:24pm

@GJC: Thanks so much! This was my best shot of the day, and I was happy with it.

Marcie from United States

Another stunning image. I especially like how some of the flower's colors are picked up in the background bokeh.

13 Aug 2008 12:39pm

@Marcie: Thank you so much! It took several tries before I got the right angle for the lovely background colors.

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

Simply Stunning. Gorgeous shot!

13 Aug 2008 12:57pm

@Melissa W.: Thank you so much!

Veronelle from Lens, France

superbe anita, lovely colours

13 Aug 2008 1:06pm

@Veronelle: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I still can't believe the images you get with that Konica...

13 Aug 2008 1:23pm

@Earnest: Thanks, Earnest.

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

WOW Incredible detail and colors, Anita.

13 Aug 2008 1:25pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Wonderful shot - I like that you shot from the side (which is different) and the brightly colored background. Beautiful....

13 Aug 2008 2:17pm

@Chris: Thanks! The light from the setting sun was coming from behind me, giving a warm but soft glow.

Tamara from Fort Myers, FL, United States

Amazing colors and focus! Great bokeh. ;)

13 Aug 2008 3:30pm

@Tamara: Thank you for your comment and for visiting. I tried several angles and apertures before finding this one.

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful shot... I hope betty and I get to take great shots like this next weekend.... I am so excited.... great angle and background... the colors are superb.....

13 Aug 2008 5:28pm

@MJ: Thank you! So, you are going to Longwood Gardens? I hopw you have a wonderful time! If you want to take a tripod, stop and get a permit on your way in.

Ed Heaton from Atglen, United States

Excellent Anita!

13 Aug 2008 6:40pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Anita, This is wonderful!!!!

13 Aug 2008 8:40pm

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

This is just a heavenly, beautiful shot of this gorgeous dahlia. I have this particular bloom in my garden and they are such beauties. You have captured it here in all it's glory. Well done.

13 Aug 2008 9:19pm

@Marion: Thank you so very much for your positive comments! This would be a lovely Dahlia to grow!

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

What a gorgeous shot... I do love the colours...

13 Aug 2008 10:13pm

@Fliss: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for commenitng!

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Beautiful Anita, looks so life-like, like I could just touch it. Excellent focus and clarity, nice job!

14 Aug 2008 3:00am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

a gorgeous shot, splendid framing!

14 Aug 2008 12:26pm

@dj.tigersprout: So glad you like it!

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

This is an outstanding macro image Antia, the detail in the petals is just amazing, such lovely colour, beautiful composition!

16 Aug 2008 10:14am

1/20 second
ISO 100
100 mm