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Cineraria 2

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 6 March 2009 in Plant & Nature.

The second in my series of Cineraria images. I'm quite fond of this one.

You are invited to the opening reception of the Oxford Arts Alliance Photographic Invitational Show, which includes three of my photographs, Friday March 6, 2009 5-8pm), 38 S. 3rd St., Oxford, PA 19363. www.oxfordart.org. The show will run until March 29, with gallery hours Fridays, Saturdays and SundaysSee About, below for more information.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/80 second F/2.8 ISO 100 100 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
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- Orange Dahlia
- Pumpkin Light
- Swallowtail Butterfly
- Sunrise in Window
- Wisteria
- Geese Crossing Road
- Moon [

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

I just love the shallow depth of field in this one, it adds a nice soft touch to it!

6 Mar 2009 11:34am

Kerri from United States

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! Such a dream like quality to it and seems to be "reaching out" to me. Absolutely gorgeous!

6 Mar 2009 12:05pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It's a beauty, Anita! Then again, all of your photos have your style mark....

6 Mar 2009 1:03pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

This is definitely a better image than the previous one. Very good, indeed.

6 Mar 2009 1:53pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Today is the BIG day! Have a wonderful opening and reception! Your photograph today is so exquisite; it's easy to see why you are so fond of it!

6 Mar 2009 2:10pm

@john4jack: Thank you, Jack, for your kind comment and for remembering that tonight is the opening of the photo show! I'm looking forward to it. :-)

Mary from Exton, United States

Stunning!!!! I love it...Purple grabs my eye!

6 Mar 2009 2:15pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

What sheer delight . . this is little more that a mere suggestion . . like an expensive perfume !

6 Mar 2009 3:21pm

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

This is extraordinary! Delicate and dreamy. This almost looks like a watercolor. Absolutely stunning. Brilliant work (but I wouldn't expect anything less). :)

6 Mar 2009 4:53pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

the colors almost seem to bleed from the flower into the rest of the frame - what a fabulous shot, very dreamy. Have fun tonight at your opening - must be very exciting!!

6 Mar 2009 6:18pm

@Chris: Thank you so much! I would like to make myself invisitble tonight and stand near my photos to find out what people think about them!

zOOm from Paris, France

Extraordinary picture. Exquisite DOF. EXCELLENT WORK.

6 Mar 2009 6:55pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

Vivid but dreamy -- like a pastel drawing. Beautiful.

6 Mar 2009 7:25pm

Mary from PA, United States

I can see why you are fond of this!! It's stunning....and being blue makes it all the better :)

6 Mar 2009 10:01pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

gorgeous 5 stars from me

6 Mar 2009 10:07pm

Jen from St. George, United States

It almost looks too good to be real! That shallow dof is great, and the blue background works so well!

6 Mar 2009 10:37pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


6 Mar 2009 11:03pm

Charles from New York, United States

Gorgeous shot.

7 Mar 2009 12:11am

@Charles: Glad you like it! Thanks.

edvatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Hi Anita,

I didn't get a chance to say congrats over on BPN, so congrats on getting your images in the show.

This particular image is beautiful. I love the color. And the sharpness of the petals against the softness of the rest of the image plays perfectly. excellent job!

7 Mar 2009 12:52am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Absolutely exquisite.

7 Mar 2009 8:10am

@Suzanne: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Oh, yes, 5 stars from me! I hope to see it on the spotlight soon!

7 Mar 2009 12:57pm

@Eleftheria: Thank you so much!!

Marcie from United States

Superb..exquisite...absolutely breath-taking. Love the color..the shallow dof..everything about this one. WOW!

7 Mar 2009 7:07pm

manel from girona, Spain

Ya estoy de nuevo por aqui. Sigue siendo todo un placer el ver tus "macros florales". Tanto la de hoy como la de ayer, es una perfecta muestra de tu bien hacer. Felicidades por tus tres fotos en Oxford Arts.

7 Mar 2009 11:09pm

@manel: Muchas gracias, Manel.

Frida from Sweden

Absolutely lovely the shallow dof makes it so beautiful.

8 Mar 2009 9:44am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

I think this is my favorite of the three. It's almost like a painting, wonderful detail and dof.

8 Mar 2009 4:01pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

This is my favorite of the three Cineraria macro photographs. The blue flower floating in the blue diffuse background is really beautiful. Great work!

8 Mar 2009 9:51pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

I love this, Anita.

9 Mar 2009 10:07am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Love this shot! Beautiful! Awesome blues...

11 Mar 2009 5:58pm

1/80 second
ISO 100
100 mm