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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 12 June 2009 in Plant & Nature.

A new flower to me. Taken on Monday at Longwood Gardens' Idea Garden, on a calm overcast morning. Natural light and tripod.

NIKON D300 1/2500 second F/3.2 ISO 200 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, United States

I really enjoy the diagonal and the movement of the background. So nicely composed! And that green just knocks me out!!

12 Jun 2009 7:22am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I agree with Dulcie. The composition is so gentle and revealing of the flower. And how about that green!

12 Jun 2009 9:11am

@GJC: Thanks! You know that the D300 is great with greens.

zOOm from Paris, France

Simple and beautiful.

12 Jun 2009 9:20am

Suzanne Labbé from Granby, Canada

La Scabieuse in French. Very nice picture !

12 Jun 2009 10:57am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Beautiful composition, Anita. I love how the bokeh gives the sense of movement.

12 Jun 2009 1:37pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

The background almost looks like a watercolor! Love the movement in this piece.

12 Jun 2009 2:27pm

Thomas from Bangalore, India

Beautiful shot, awesome bokeh and cool use of DOF. sharp details makes this even more wonderful. Well donr

12 Jun 2009 2:43pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

beautiful shot... love the colors... i used to love longwood gardens.......

12 Jun 2009 8:06pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

stunning bokeh - really beautiful shot and I love the way the stem progresses through the image....

12 Jun 2009 8:25pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

I like the innocent simplicity of your shots like this . . the flower is always the star.

13 Jun 2009 1:14pm

Marcie from United States

Love the angle..and especially the color and shallow dof.

13 Jun 2009 10:30pm

Jhani from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

wonderful framing

14 Jun 2009 6:39am

@Jhani: Thank you!

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Very nice. I particularly like the background.

19 Jun 2009 2:43am

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

6 Jan 2011 9:16am

1/2500 second
ISO 200
105 mm