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Pink Mulla-mulla

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 20 June 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I appreciate the many kind comments on my recent images!!!

This is a new flower for me. I encountered it in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA, last week.

NIKON D300 1/50 second F/7.1 ISO 200 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, United States

I've never seen such a flower. It literally reminds me of a bottle brush. Very unusual shot. Thanks.

20 Jun 2009 5:12am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Such grace and delicacy.

20 Jun 2009 6:40am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A soft and silky inflorescence capture. A really great macro photograph!

20 Jun 2009 7:41am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

OK, now the name is stuck in my head like a song... Fantastically beautiful with the light background..

20 Jun 2009 11:56am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

soft & subtle - very nice! and I like the name!

20 Jun 2009 12:49pm

@Betsy Barron: About a year ago you advised me to tilt my camera and take diagonals. I'm finally doing it! (Never said i was a quick learner.)

Chris from South Jersey, United States

really wonderful use of light - these flowers look great with the backlight....

20 Jun 2009 1:26pm

Don from spokane, United States

A new one for me too. I love the flower's pink tips. A fine close up with wonderful, subtle color.

20 Jun 2009 1:52pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Amazing flower. Beautifully photographed.

20 Jun 2009 2:51pm

Michael Brown from United States

Truly a wonderful piece you have here Anita!
The lighting and tones are excellent for this type of subtle high-key imagery.
Beautiful flower!


20 Jun 2009 3:14pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

So soft and beautiful, the colors are gorgeous. You really did this flower justice with this composition.

20 Jun 2009 4:14pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful closeup withgorgeous colors.

20 Jun 2009 5:13pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

Interest flower - new to me too! Love the composition of this image. The diagonals work perfectly.

20 Jun 2009 5:58pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very nice image. So soft and gentle.

20 Jun 2009 8:46pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful image you've created......The framing is done nicely, really drawing one into the shot!!

20 Jun 2009 8:47pm

Marcie from United States

These look like beautiful dust feathers. Love the soft backlight.

21 Jun 2009 4:49pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

So bright and refreshing, Anita. It gives me a fell needed boost after all this rainy weather.

22 Jun 2009 10:44am

Mary from Exton, United States

Awesome flower Anita!! So different!

22 Jun 2009 2:06pm

1/50 second
ISO 200
105 mm