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Tulip Macro

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 28 April 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Thank you all for visiting and commenting. I'll eventually get around to your blogs. I'm being drawn away by the pleasures of gardening season!

It is hard to believe that at one time I didn't like Tulips. It was because I wasn't looking at them closely. As you can see, up close, they are spectacular. This is a photo of the center of one of the Tulips that grow in my garden. Taken indoors with natural light and tripod.

A few words about the EXIF data. My new camera and macro lens record the relative or effective f stop, not the one seen on the lens. For an explanation of this, go to the next to the last question at this site.

NIKON D300 10 second F/45.0 ISO 100 105 mm


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Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Spectacular is the right words here, Anita. This could so easily be a detailed painting of something from a vivid imagination.
+Thanx for that on the 'effective aperture' : I'd seen the signs but not the reasons.

28 Apr 2009 6:52am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Marvelous work. Such nice colors and amazing clarity.

28 Apr 2009 8:26am

edvatza from LEHIGH VALLEY, PA, United States

Yep, you see a whole different flower when you get up close and personal. I really like the color combination and the positioning. Very nice, Anita.

28 Apr 2009 10:09am

"Marie" :-) from perth, Haiti

Great and very artistic shot.

28 Apr 2009 11:23am

Marcie from United States

Looks like an abstract painting. Love the texture in the yellow petals.

28 Apr 2009 11:41am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States


28 Apr 2009 11:55am

Margaret Benefiel from Boston, United States

Beautiful! I'd never looked closely at the inside of a tulip. Wow!

28 Apr 2009 1:11pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Cool shot, and if I could make a suggestion......try changing the color of your blog page to black, or something dark, instead of the white....It would make photos like this really stand out!!

28 Apr 2009 5:46pm

@Susan: Susan: What do you think of this color? I've shied away from dark BGs because of the difficulty I sometimes have reading the text. I will experiment with others another time, as I'm in a rush. Thanks for your suggestion.

Zapico from Leon, Badajoz, Córdoba, Spain

All your shot "son maravillosos" wonderful.

28 Apr 2009 5:58pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States


28 Apr 2009 6:32pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Much better!!!

28 Apr 2009 7:14pm

@Susan: Thanks.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

fabulous shot Anita I have nver seen a tulip with these colours on it. Thanks for the link its really great

28 Apr 2009 8:29pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good color and light.
Thank you.

28 Apr 2009 8:44pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

A wonderful burst of color! Gorgeous, Anita!

29 Apr 2009 10:17am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

As I mentioned before, you help us see "common" flowers in uncommon ways, and here is a superb example. Just amazing.

30 Apr 2009 6:13am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


30 Apr 2009 1:33pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

Almost a kaleidoscope effect. I love the subtle colors of the petals too. Very interesting image.

7 May 2009 12:03pm

10 second
ISO 100
105 mm