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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 18 November 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Taken at Longwood Gardens Conservatory on Saturday. I was trying to get blurred colors in the background. I think I succeded.
Tripod and natural light.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 100 100 mm


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mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Very impressive! A very common flower in South India. Good and sharp Dof, attractive colours with top lighting... made this shot a special one!

18 Nov 2008 7:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The flower looks so triumphant . . as well it might ! Your settings have done the trick on suppressing the background, too.

18 Nov 2008 7:40am

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

you did indeed and very well in fact! superb focus and angle! i love it!

18 Nov 2008 8:58am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Nice angle! Love the reds on the flower!

18 Nov 2008 9:14am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Wonderful photo, Anita, with flamboyant colours rather than restrained ones.

18 Nov 2008 10:57am

Sue from United States

Such a creative perspective on this one. I love it!

18 Nov 2008 11:03am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Beautifully done, Anita. The background bokeh adds some dynamics to this great Hibiscus shot.

18 Nov 2008 11:42am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very nice. Lovely colors throughout.

18 Nov 2008 1:09pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Anita, Your flowers are really wonderful!

18 Nov 2008 3:21pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

This shot is fabulous. Background, subject, light, composition, all just excellent,

18 Nov 2008 3:37pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

really cool perspective - I love the background and the different look at this beautiful flower.....

18 Nov 2008 7:21pm

Nanne from Netherlands

A nuce Hibiscus, Anita.

I like the photo. On my site I have a photo of an Lotusflower as statue...!

Nanne from Friesland

18 Nov 2008 9:57pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

An awesome macro! nice DOF & background blobs of color!

19 Nov 2008 3:54am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Great colors and composition, and a nice summery feeling. Very beautiful!

19 Nov 2008 9:48am

Marcie from United States

Stunning color and exceptional clarity and detail. I'd forgotten what summer 'color' looks like!!!

19 Nov 2008 1:21pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fantastic, and beautiful green background.

20 Nov 2008 6:25pm

David R. Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

Like a fountain! I love the energy you captured with this angle. There earlier comment has it right -- "triumphant"

22 Nov 2008 5:19pm

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Very nice! You hahve some good colors here as well as comosition. Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov 2008 9:49pm

1/125 second
ISO 100
100 mm