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Flying Cosmos

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 24 October 2008 in Plant & Nature.

The last of my Cosmos. We had a hard frost several nights ago.
Taken indoors, window light with reflectors (white foam board), macro lens, tripod.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 100 100 mm


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Steve from Camdenton, United States

Very nice, clean photo. Very well done! I also like your brief descrisption of light and reflectors that you use.

24 Oct 2008 6:16am

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Lovely macro shot, great DoF and colours, beautiful

24 Oct 2008 8:34am

Sue from United States

It saddens me to read "The last of my cosmos." I've grown to look forward to viewing your beautiful floral images each morning with my coffee, and your cosmos have been so beautiful.

Your DOF choice adds a little "whimsy" to this bright and colorful image. The selective focus nicely directs the viewers eye.

24 Oct 2008 8:57am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Oh wow.... Oh yea... Now's the time when there's no flowers to photograph... Natural ones that is... But nice colours and detail on the centre of the flower!

24 Oct 2008 9:29am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very well photographed. The shallow depth of field creates an interesting effect.

24 Oct 2008 9:56am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Last of the beautiful, bright flowers... we had a hard frost also, several. Next will be the snow shots (or sleet since we seem to get more sleet than snow). Beautifully done, Anita.

24 Oct 2008 10:03am

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Well done. Excellent light!

24 Oct 2008 10:25am

Florence from Paris, France

Splendid and so professional presentation. Great work Mary ! Utterly splendid.

24 Oct 2008 10:57am

Florence from Paris, France

Of course, you're not Mary (sorry about it, I'm a bit tired at the moment)... My apologizes Anita ! :-)

24 Oct 2008 10:58am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Great. The flower has such style. You've captured it very well.

24 Oct 2008 11:36am

Maramy from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Lovely elegant flower!! great dof.

24 Oct 2008 12:18pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Superb! I like the curve in the petal,and the high key effect with the white background, it takes the image out of the 'norm'. Lovely colour and fine DoF.

24 Oct 2008 12:23pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful image with an excellent white background. Well captured!

24 Oct 2008 1:42pm

bisha from Saitama, Japan

Love how you get a sense of motion with this shot. Very nice!

24 Oct 2008 2:18pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The white board really sets this free to speak for itself.

24 Oct 2008 8:18pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very pretty with graceful lines.

25 Oct 2008 12:38am

Mary from Richfield, United States

Beautiful Anita !!! Lovely dof.

25 Oct 2008 1:10am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I love thiese flowers! Great capture, it stands out really beautiful against the white background. Great angle and lovely bright colors.

25 Oct 2008 3:35am

John Maslowski from Dallas,PA, United States

Lovely flower and beautiful picture Anita. Really like the selective focus and the purple contrasts so very well with the white background.

25 Oct 2008 4:34am

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

Anita! This is so beautiful!

25 Oct 2008 9:38am

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

great work indeed. Like details and composition.

26 Oct 2008 10:16am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

My favorite of your most recent shots, Anita... Imperfection often makes the most stunning beauty.

26 Oct 2008 4:03pm

Charles from New York, United States

Gorgeous shot...love the depth of field.

27 Oct 2008 1:08am

@Charles: Thank you!

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Marvelous capture, Anita.

28 Oct 2008 10:25am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Du grand art.

21 Apr 2009 4:27am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Oh so pleasing to the eye. I love the colors and selective focus.
Your work is very inspiring to me. Thank you.

11 Oct 2009 1:13pm

aubelia from Courtrai, Belgium

Beautiful image

11 Jan 2011 10:27am

@aubelia: Thank you! I'm delighted that you are commenting on images I haven't looked at it a while. It is nice for me to visit my old work. :-)

1/30 second
ISO 100
100 mm