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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 22 July 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I forgot to post an image yesterday. I try to post every other day. I must be too busy enjoying the gorgeous summer weather we are having here in southeast Pennsylvania, USA. Cooler than usual.

I took this photo last Friday at Longwood Gardens. It is one of the first Dahlias to bloom there. Outdors, natural light, tripod, macro lens.

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/9.0 ISO 800 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, United States

This is a wonderful Dahlia. Looks like Origami. I admire the evenness of your focus on this macro shot, and the beautiful color, too.

22 Jul 2009 5:51am

Paul Michko from Exton, United States


22 Jul 2009 9:29am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good macro.

22 Jul 2009 10:18am

Bert from Oudenaarde, Belgium


22 Jul 2009 10:38am

mary from exton, United States


22 Jul 2009 11:39am

Trina from Philadelphia, United States

Wow, this is beautiful Anita!

22 Jul 2009 1:10pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot Anita.... the color of the flower is just splendid !!!

22 Jul 2009 1:51pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Just lovely. The composition is really wonderful.

22 Jul 2009 1:53pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

This is a beautiful macro shot!!

22 Jul 2009 2:20pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States


22 Jul 2009 3:23pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

These petals have a velvet texture. Excellent color and detail.

22 Jul 2009 3:37pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the nice gradation of color in this beautiful flower. Nice close up.

22 Jul 2009 6:10pm

Amr Tahtawi from Cairo, Egypt

You just captured 100% closeup beauty, thanks for sharing..Simply beautiful
well done.

22 Jul 2009 8:23pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely, and the lighting is superb.

22 Jul 2009 11:35pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

the depth in this is amazing......stunning subtle colors....

22 Jul 2009 11:56pm

Jen from St. George, United States

Another perfect beauty! Love the dof! I really enjoy photos of Dahlias and hope to one day get my hands on one to play with!! :)

23 Jul 2009 12:29am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Like the close-up details, lighting and beautiful colors in this shot. Great work Anita!

23 Jul 2009 1:48am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

oh my god. I was stunned when the photo just loaded. Well captured and i'm still drooling over your D300... The colours are exquisite. Seriously.

23 Jul 2009 5:47am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This is excellent Anita!. Sharpness, DOF, colours, background...just excellent. You have wonderful photos here on your blog. I'll come back sooner for sure. Have a nice summer day!

23 Jul 2009 9:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love how you show the sheer power of this . . bursting with energy !

23 Jul 2009 6:44pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Gorgeous and lovely photo of this dahlia. Wonderful color.

23 Jul 2009 7:45pm

Frida from Sweden

Wonderful colors!

23 Jul 2009 10:03pm

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Beautiful color combination. Very nice dof. Excellent background. Looks good to me, Anita.

23 Jul 2009 10:47pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

dahlia's are my favorite! Maine is covered in them this time of year and this shot makes me think back to my time at The Workshops this time last year!!

24 Jul 2009 1:09pm

1/100 second
ISO 800
105 mm