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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 4 October 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

One of the many gorgeous Dahlias at a recent Dahlia show at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA. I got there early to avoid the crowds, which was a good idea as by 11 a.m. there were too many people to work freely. Taken in the conservatory, natural light, macro lens, tripod.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 3/5 seconds F/22.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

AWESOME Anita what amazing colours fantastic macro

4 Oct 2008 5:38am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Wow!...what at shot! Wonderful colors.

4 Oct 2008 5:40am

Terri from Portland, United States

Astonishing colors! It's glowing. Beautiful shot.

4 Oct 2008 6:03am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Stunning macro, love the vivid colours!

4 Oct 2008 7:47am

@Zing: Thanks for visiting and commenting. :-)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Like flames.

4 Oct 2008 8:50am

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Your effort is justified, true and natural colours! Keep it going!

4 Oct 2008 9:36am

@mohkum: Thank you for your encouraging comments. And, for visiting.

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

gorgeous colours! Great shot!

4 Oct 2008 11:38am

Sue from United States

Stunning. The lighting is superb.

4 Oct 2008 12:36pm

joshi daniel from India

very beautiful!

4 Oct 2008 1:52pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

color burst

4 Oct 2008 3:17pm

@Daniel: Thank you. :-)

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful colors and compo!

4 Oct 2008 3:36pm

Sergei Z from Turi, Estonia

Beautiful capture and wonderful colours!

4 Oct 2008 3:37pm

@Sergei Z: Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you like it.

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Very lovely image indeed!. Beautiful colours.

4 Oct 2008 5:02pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

It could be an oil painting, those colors are amazing.

4 Oct 2008 5:05pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wonderful macro. The colors are stunning!

4 Oct 2008 6:27pm

@willow: Thank you.

don from spokane, United States

The rich hues of this delicate blossom make it very attractive. A lovely post!

4 Oct 2008 9:14pm

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

Nice shot...

4 Oct 2008 9:40pm

@Jac: Thank you for visiting.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Like embers from the fire . . amazing impact !

4 Oct 2008 11:04pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wow! Anita this is truly one of the prettiest flower shots I have seen. It is just so pretty.

5 Oct 2008 3:26am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning colour! Wow!

5 Oct 2008 4:31am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Perfection !!

5 Oct 2008 7:18am

@Calusarus: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Marcie from United States

Stunning color. Love how it fills the frame.

5 Oct 2008 2:28pm

Zion from France

Superbes couleurs !
j'aurais vu un cadrage plus décalé à droite pour en pas coincer le coeur de la fleur en haut/gauche

6 Oct 2008 7:55am

@Zion: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

WOW, that'll wake you up in the morning. Very vibrant and rich, Anita. I love the contrasts in color and the full frame compositipon.

6 Oct 2008 10:49am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful, delicate light on this beauty, Anita ... lovely composition, as well.

6 Oct 2008 3:11pm

MarziaFrank from italy, Italy

truly beautiful!

6 Oct 2008 3:13pm

@MarziaFrank: Thank you!

ABW from Colorado, United States

Absolutely gorgeous!

7 Oct 2008 5:17pm

3/5 seconds
ISO 100
100 mm