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Pink Cyclamen

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 27 December 2008 in Plant & Nature.

I have potted Cyclamen growing on my windowsill to cheer my up in the winter. I cut one of the flowers, placed it in front of black velvet, used white foamboard for reflectors below and to the left, daylight from a window to the right. Tripod and macro lens.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 5/2 seconds F/32.0 ISO 200 100 mm

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Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Very impressive. I really like the framing and the color is beautiful.

27 Dec 2008 5:21am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful composition and light, Anita! That color would cheer me up on these gray days... definitely!

27 Dec 2008 10:56am

Taina from Madrid, Spain

Great effect! delicate and beautiful.

27 Dec 2008 11:02am

@Taina: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Gorgeous photograph, Anita. The shading, lighting, texture, color - everything works beautifully.

27 Dec 2008 3:20pm

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Fantastic macro, Anita! Excellent work.

27 Dec 2008 3:26pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

very very nice. thank you for the details! jim

27 Dec 2008 6:03pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Preciosa, Anita. Parece una medusa.
Felices Fiestas.

27 Dec 2008 7:58pm

Arnd from Switzerland

Great colors and lighting. Interesting angle and choice of cropping.

27 Dec 2008 8:09pm

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

it's electric! I love it - don't you ever tell me you don't know what you are doing!! :) great spending time with you today - you inspire me!

27 Dec 2008 10:54pm

Matthew from Spokane, United States

I love the colors! It's natural beauty is really shown through this photograph. You did an amazing job!

27 Dec 2008 11:06pm

@Matthew: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Chris from United States

the color is remarkable - deep pinks and purples all blended together - really wonderful macro...

27 Dec 2008 11:34pm

Don Wiley from spokane, United States

A gorgeous close up of this beautiful blossom. The color purity is so distinctive. Very nice image.

28 Dec 2008 12:51am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wow so pretty. Lovely light. Perfect background.

28 Dec 2008 5:50am

David R. Ross from United States

Wow! The effect of the reflection on the petal edges is dramatic; the undulating textures mesmerizing; the pink on black stunning. The more I look, the more I notice how the foundational role of the NW to SE axis in the composition. The sharp focus in the foreground, with oh-so gentle blurring of the petal edges behind is much more effective than had the whole flower head been equally sharp. I wouldn't change a thing.

28 Dec 2008 9:51am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Stunning!

28 Dec 2008 12:45pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Lovely record of a good companion for Christmas time . . my cyclamen are seldom without a flower most of the year.

28 Dec 2008 3:05pm

Sergei Z from Turi, Estonia

Simply beautiful! Brilliant colours!

28 Dec 2008 8:43pm

Marcie from United States

Simply stunning. WOW!

28 Dec 2008 9:09pm

timothy from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful, almost iridescent image

29 Dec 2008 1:17am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

WOW!!! This is so cool, Anita. Very rich and unusual.

6 Jan 2009 11:23am

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

WOW!!!!

9 Jan 2009 10:33pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Simplesmente bela!
Beautiful flower!

5 Apr 2009 6:42pm

@MEC: I'm glad you like it. Thank you!!

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Trop beau.

21 Apr 2009 4:26am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wow, you've created a work of art!!! All of your shots are fantastic!!!

26 Apr 2009 9:21pm

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D
5/2 seconds
F/32.0
ISO 200
100 mm

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