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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 22 August 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Globe Amarnth (Gomphrena globosa), taken in my garden. a few days ago. This little flower can be dried and used for winter flower arrangements.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 200 100 mm


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22 Aug 2008 9:19am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Amazing detail, Anita. Great color and bokeh too

22 Aug 2008 10:18am

Ed Heaton from United States

Nice job Anita! Perfect title for this!

22 Aug 2008 10:58am

Erik from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Very nice shot, great composition and colors, great title !

22 Aug 2008 11:54am

Marcie from United States

Stunning colors!!!

22 Aug 2008 12:27pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I love that vivid color, Anita! Really nice detail and DOF... bravo!

22 Aug 2008 1:24pm

Mary from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

fantastic depth of field !! and such lovely colours!!

22 Aug 2008 2:41pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Oh I've seen these dried. They are beautiful fresh too. Lovely.

22 Aug 2008 4:14pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Amazing details and colors (that purple is so bright!). The DoF is again just wonderful, and your composition spot on......

22 Aug 2008 5:46pm

David Ross from United States

So, did you see the pose when you set up the shot or when you looked at it at your monitor. I also like the title, but I can't verbalize why bowing is indeed superior to curtsying here.

22 Aug 2008 7:45pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Anita, of your last few this is my favorite! On another subject, I was slow to respond because of an addled brain to your question about the introduced wild carrot and the native American wild carrot... It's as simple as this: Introduced carrot: Queen Anne's lace... I should have been able to respond to this right away. Anyway, here is a page that will show you the differences (sort of) -- the photos aren't great..


22 Aug 2008 9:28pm

@Earnest: Thanks!
Re. wild carrot: I checked out the usda site, which indicates that the native american wild carrot's range does not extend to Pennsylvania, where I live. I checked other sites, and the flowers look almost the same to me. One site (which I unfortunately failed to record the name of) said that the queen anne's lace usually had a deep purple central flower. Many of the flowers in my meadow have this, so, they must be Queen Anne's Lace. But, what about those that don't? Perplexing. Thanks for your help.

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Love this color combination, Anita ... very dreamy!

23 Aug 2008 1:10am

Karthik from Bangalore, India

Amazing macro shot. Excellent color..
I felt if the focus is little below flower's petals. If it was on the flower, it would have been more beautiful

24 Aug 2008 9:19am

@Karthik: Thanks for your constructive critique! I see what you mean about the focus, and good point! I wish more comments were as constructive as yours!

Raffi from Maryland, United States

Nice! Very nice!

25 Aug 2008 2:28am

1/250 second
ISO 200
100 mm