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Purple Dahlia

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 14 October 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Another Dahlia from Longwood Gardens Dahlia Society Show. Taken in the conservatory.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 2/5 seconds F/32.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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Maramy from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

This is so beautiful, love the colours, great dof

14 Oct 2008 10:48am

@Maramy: Thank you!

Sue from United States

Several things just rush through my mind as I view this image -- I'll start with "WOW." Somehow you have made this image nearly glow. The lighting perhaps? And, even though the image is very clear and sharp it maintains a lovely softness with vibrant but subtle color. Do you STILL have such perfect blossoms in your garden?

14 Oct 2008 10:58am


really nice

14 Oct 2008 12:19pm

@MOHAMMAD: Thanks.

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

congrats on your SPOTLIGHT page! lovely image!

14 Oct 2008 12:34pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks for letting me know I made the Spotlight! I didn't know. How lovely!

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Gorgeous colours and great detail! Congrats on your spotlight!!

14 Oct 2008 12:38pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

good one.

14 Oct 2008 12:57pm

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

beautiful colours very nice macro indeed!!

14 Oct 2008 1:18pm

timothy from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful image!

14 Oct 2008 1:28pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Spectacular comes to mind . . what a burst of happiness this is !

14 Oct 2008 1:59pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Just PERFECT!! A most beautiful macro shot of this very good looking flower.

14 Oct 2008 2:14pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Wonderful Image !!!!!

14 Oct 2008 2:22pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

great shot ...
i like the bright and live colors !

14 Oct 2008 2:31pm

Conflagratio from Spain

What a lovely macro about a gorgeous coulored flower, very well done

14 Oct 2008 2:45pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

Dear Anita: You have got some smashing images all put up very nicely here... Lovely macros and other interesting aspects of nature. Way to go and best wishes!
- Sriram

14 Oct 2008 3:29pm

linus. from Singapore, Singapore

the tones are just spectacular

14 Oct 2008 4:10pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Gorgeous photo. I love that sharp detail and vivid color.

14 Oct 2008 4:49pm

Mohammadreza Rezania from Tehran, Iran

very beautiful ...

14 Oct 2008 7:02pm

peter from new york, United States

wow. beautiful shot : )

14 Oct 2008 8:11pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful color and detail, Anita ... a real vision of beauty!

14 Oct 2008 9:50pm

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Panama City, Panama

Beautiful macro, fantastic colors!

14 Oct 2008 11:33pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight, Anita! Bravo. An absolutely beautiful image, I love the soft colors!

14 Oct 2008 11:52pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

gorgeous work and congrats on the spotlight!!! bravo!!!

15 Oct 2008 2:07am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Like the straight on shot for this flower. It just explodes from the screen. Excellent colors and tones. Beautifully composed.

15 Oct 2008 2:27am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is beauty in the extreme! So wonderful. This definitely deserves the Spotlight! Congrats!

15 Oct 2008 4:17am

joshi daniel from India

really beautiful!

15 Oct 2008 4:43am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congrats on the Spotlight! Beautiful photograph! Bravo!

15 Oct 2008 4:58am

sun.~ from Tehran, Iran

fascinating . . .

15 Oct 2008 10:37am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

WOW!!! This is outstanding in every way, Anita. So brilliant and alive.

15 Oct 2008 10:47am

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Anita, it's fascinating!
clear details and lovely tones.

15 Oct 2008 1:27pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Beautiful one ! Cheers for the light, and sharpen

15 Oct 2008 5:57pm

Marcie from United States

Love how this overfills the frame. Excellent clarity and sharpness.

15 Oct 2008 6:53pm

Adetokunbo Adesanya from United States

very beautiful and nice sharp details and color

15 Oct 2008 6:53pm

[suvni:R] from Brussels, Belgium

congrats on the spotlight! An amazing flowershot in a style that i digg very much :-)

15 Oct 2008 6:56pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful Flower. Very well captured!

15 Oct 2008 7:18pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful picture! LOVE it!

16 Oct 2008 8:19am

bisha from Saitama, Japan

Gorgeous colours, detail, symmetry... simply lovely!

16 Oct 2008 2:38pm

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

Great shot , Great colors .

16 Oct 2008 11:18pm

aragem from Portugal

Just Wonderful!!

18 Oct 2008 1:59pm

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

beautiful macro

22 Oct 2008 8:28pm

Marzia from Italy

wonderful shot

12 May 2009 7:57am

@Marzia: Thank you so much, Marzia. It is one of my favorites.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Oh my! were my thoughts when this opened.
Absolutely beautiful.
I have been to Longwood Gardens, an incredible place.
A very late congratulations on this being in the AM3 Spotlight.
Well deserved.

11 Oct 2009 1:16pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Stunning shot

13 Apr 2010 6:43pm

@Gina: Thank you so much!

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Quite unreal, so beautiful. Spectacular.

20 Jul 2010 6:13pm

@Phil David Alexander Morris: Thank you so much! Glad you like it.

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Beautiful colours... Lovely

21 Oct 2010 12:09pm

@Sriraam Kalingarayar: Thank you. I am particularly fond of this image.

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very Beautifull :)

11 Dec 2011 1:10am

@Aly: Thank you. This is one of my favorites.

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2/5 seconds
ISO 100
100 mm