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Spotted Knapweed Macro (Centaurea maculosa)

Posted by Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 31 August 2008 in Plant & Nature.

These lovely non-native flowers are currently blooming in our meadow.
I used my new piece of equipment to hold the flower still in the breeze: a Wimberley plamp. This is a flexible plastic line with a clamp at each end--one attaches to the tripod or another stable object, and the other attaches to the stem of the flower.

Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D 1/3 second F/16.0 ISO 100 100 mm

purple | meadow | non-native | macro | flower

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super macro image with stunning colors. Good job.

31 Aug 2008 6:52am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

very interesting! love the selective focus! and the colour - fabulous! excellent macro!

31 Aug 2008 7:33am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Lovely colours and details as always! I like the way you shot the white stuffs on the "thorns" ^^"

31 Aug 2008 8:17am

Sue from United States

I've added a RSS feed so I can view your beautiful images as you post new ones. Thank you for sharing!

31 Aug 2008 8:21am

Charles from New York, United States

Great colors. Love the depth of field.

31 Aug 2008 11:41am

MJ from Delaware, United States

great macro and colors,,,, another beauty

31 Aug 2008 12:17pm

Ian from Adelaide, Australia

Great colour & detail! Very nice capture.

31 Aug 2008 12:18pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic macro, the colors and details are wonderful. They are wild flowers....? if they were in a bouquet you could ask a handsome price for them.

31 Aug 2008 1:43pm

@Observing: They grow in the wild, yes. The related garden and bouquet flower is Bachelor-button. I'm glad you like it.

Marcie from United States

WOW! This jumps right off the screen.

31 Aug 2008 2:28pm

Mary from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

whow nice one Anita

31 Aug 2008 4:44pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very beautiful and sharp, Anita.

31 Aug 2008 6:40pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great detail and color!

31 Aug 2008 9:25pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I love the color! And your new gadget worked just great, Anita. It's a beautiful composition! MJ and I had a beautiful, relaxing day at Longwood Gardens last Saturday!

31 Aug 2008 11:31pm

Raffi from Maryland, United States

Beautiful! Just simply beautiful!

1 Sep 2008 12:21am

mjoao from Porto, Portugal

Great macro

1 Sep 2008 12:28am

Mary from Exton, United States

Hi Anita,
Love the color!!!
How do you like your new clamp???

2 Sep 2008 1:39pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Great macro image, Anita.

4 Sep 2008 10:14am

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

beautiful! love the detail

4 Sep 2008 1:24pm