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Cosmos on Red

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 12 October 2008 in Plant & Nature.

The Cosmos in my garden have been especially plentiful and beautiful this year. Although I have some good images of them, I have yet to capture to my satisfaction the qualities that take my breath away.
Taken inside with window light, macro lens.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/3 second F/9.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Wow I would like to see an image that will take your breathe away as this one does mine. Fantastic shot Anita and great post processing

12 Oct 2008 6:39am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

In this "studio portrait" I like the colours: the yellow of the flower core against the magenta of his petals and the way the green stems stand out of red background.

12 Oct 2008 10:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Outrageously wonderful . .

12 Oct 2008 12:45pm

Sue from United States

Don't you just love the 100 mm lens! I think it is my favorite. This cosmos is posed in such a graceful manner. I love the small little leaf in the lower right hand corner. And the detail you have captured in the blossom -- wonderful. A bold, but fun, choice to use the bright background. Gives the image a "graphic" look IMO.

12 Oct 2008 1:36pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Amazingly vibrant and very beautiful image. The red and magenta look wonderful together.This is a lovely image, very well thought out and captured. I like the little 'bub'. Great composition , excellent detail.Well done.

12 Oct 2008 3:32pm

Maramy from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

fantastic, great work done here Anita well done.

12 Oct 2008 6:31pm

susan from Belleville, United States

A gorgeous composition!

13 Oct 2008 12:14am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very striking image with that background.

13 Oct 2008 5:03am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

WOW, very vibrant and striking, Anita.

13 Oct 2008 10:43am

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

great and different work!

13 Oct 2008 10:54am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

You are certainly brave, Anita. I never would have tried that but it WORKS!

13 Oct 2008 11:21am

Marcie from United States

WOW! Fantastic color. Very creative. Love it!!!

13 Oct 2008 7:31pm

Carsten from Near Copenhagen, Denmark

I just found your photoblog Anita. What a lucky day. Your photos are very good. I'll have to get better.
I will add you to my blogroll. Thank you.

16 Oct 2008 8:56pm

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Excellent contrast with the colors here.

19 Oct 2008 12:48am

@Doug: I'm glad you like it. The colors are a bit unusual, but, I like them also.

Lorie from United States

Beautiful - as always Anita!

24 Oct 2008 1:13am

1/3 second
ISO 100
100 mm