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White Cyclamen

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 15 January 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I accidentally failed to post an image yesterday. I'm trying to post every-other day.

Taken indoors, near a window, using natural light, tripod, 100mm macro lens.

For a version without the leaf, see flickr

I have 6 Cyclamen plants in different colors that help keep me smiling all winter.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/2 second F/18.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Wow what a beautiful pure white Fabulous

15 Jan 2009 5:22am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

You did a wonderful job capturing the delicacy of the petals. Beautiful shot!

15 Jan 2009 5:30am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

The white is so pure and beautiful. Lovely shot!

15 Jan 2009 6:29am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très joli

15 Jan 2009 6:42am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Very beautiful, Anita.

15 Jan 2009 11:14am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

I don't like the shape of the leaf. Let me be clear, this is a good photo in general. But I take as reference your standard, that you put so high, so this photo doesn't reach your standard.

15 Jan 2009 11:34am

@António Pires: You can see a version without the leaf at: flickr
Thanks for your honesty. It is really helpful. I agree with your assessment. I was desperate for an image to post, and chose one I had previously rejected.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

yup, I guess António is right but I still like the image because it is so delicate and reminds me of my cyclamen which seen to have joyful flowers all thru the year !

15 Jan 2009 1:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

This is quite lovely.

15 Jan 2009 3:20pm

Marcie from United States

Simply stunning. Love the black background.

15 Jan 2009 8:20pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Precioso contraste!!!

15 Jan 2009 9:25pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very nice shot!

15 Jan 2009 11:36pm

Charles from New York, United States

Beautiful shot. I love the background and the angle of the flower.

16 Jan 2009 12:23am

Morgane from Laroque Timbaut, 47, France

so delicat !

16 Jan 2009 8:47am

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

the contrast is stunning!

16 Jan 2009 9:41am

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

Given the resolution on my screen, each time this photo comes up, I just see the bloom, which is glorious. I love the creamy undulations, the sharp edge, the dramatic contrast between black and white. So, I agree with Antonio and Ronnie. Would you consider cropping it -- that's the image I've been seeing and enjoying all week.

19 Jan 2009 9:00am

@David R. Ross: David: I have created a new image of this flower without the leaf. You can see it at flickr What do you think?

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The image at flickr without the leaf is definitely better.

19 Jan 2009 6:59pm

1/2 second
ISO 100
100 mm