19080E 552420 685F34 C51047 C8A36E D16CA6 E1BCB3 FAFFF9

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Monarda Bud

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 2 July 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I love the details and shapes of Monarda buds. I cut one, placed it in a bottle with water on a table on my shaded deck. Background is a piece of magenta/purple paper stuck to foamboard, which also served as a reflector. Tripod and 105mm macro lens, natural light. Post processing in Elements 7 and Photoshop 7.

*****THANK YOU FOR VISITING ANITA'S PHOTOBLOG!*****

I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
Artist Connection .
PHOTOGENERALIST
DAILY PRACTICE

SPOTLIGHT:
- Orange Dahlia
- Pumpkin Light
- Swallowtail Butterfly
- Sunrise in Window
- Wisteria
- Geese Crossing Road
- Moon [

Frida from Sweden

Absolutely adorable colors. I love this!

2 Jul 2009 8:15am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Interesting flower...... and caught wonderfully..... Great colors and focus too!!

2 Jul 2009 12:14pm

Marcie from United States

WOW! Extraordinary burst of color. Excellent detail.

2 Jul 2009 12:45pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I'm very happy to see that I'm not the only one still using Photoshop 7!

Beautiful colors and composition, Anita!

2 Jul 2009 3:38pm

@Betty: Thank you! I'm glad to learn I'm not the only one, too! :-)

Sue from Paducah, United States

So vibrant and detailed. Love the splash of green in the upper left hand corner.

2 Jul 2009 6:36pm

Dulcie from Danville, United States

I really like the contrast between the magenta and the green, and the fuzzy hairy edges. :-)

3 Jul 2009 3:17am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

My goodness... as the picture was loading I thought it resembled the man eating plant in Ice Age 3 XD Nice capture, even though it's a scary looking flower :P Great lighting and composition too!

3 Jul 2009 3:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You could trot this one out at Christmas ! Very festive mood it has.

3 Jul 2009 5:03pm

@Ronnie 2¢: That's what i thought.

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Strong vibrant with an alien feel, Anita.

8 Jul 2009 10:34am