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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 1 August 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Taken a couple of weeks ago at Longwood Gardens; outdoors, natural light, tripod, macro lens. In post processing, I played around with Topaz Adjust to bring out more detail. I have a trial version and this is the first time I've used it.

NIKON D300 1/400 second F/3.2 ISO 200 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, United States

I like the detail, and especially like the sun colors both foreground and background. This is a rich image.

1 Aug 2009 6:25am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Very nice Anita. I like the bright colours and the framing by foreground and background flowers. I also like that image consists of only 2 colours.

1 Aug 2009 6:34am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

C'est grandiose quelle luminosité !!!!!

1 Aug 2009 7:27am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What a composition!

1 Aug 2009 9:10am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Very nicely done, Anita! The yellows are just beautiful! I just watched the Topaz Adjust video, just may try it myself!

1 Aug 2009 10:58am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. I'll be interested in your experiments if you triy Topaz adjust.

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

romantic shot with nice color and good frame.

1 Aug 2009 12:37pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

I use Topaz software and like it a lot. I also want to come up to Longwood Gardens some day. I know several photogs who frequent the place. For me, it's worth the price of a season's pass to just come up and shoot for a few days! Lovely shot, Anita!

1 Aug 2009 1:18pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful focus and color....Softness of the shot is absolutely stunning !!!

1 Aug 2009 1:47pm

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Very nice! I like the boukeh!

1 Aug 2009 2:12pm

ClaudiaBCN from Barcelona, Andorra

Hi Anita, again another beautiful macro shot ! Colour and light are amazing and the DOF just perfect.

1 Aug 2009 4:27pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Love the yellow colors and lighting in this beautiful macro, Anita.

1 Aug 2009 8:05pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful colors and tones. I really like the light. Well captured and presented.

1 Aug 2009 9:14pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Great angle and perfect lighting. A beautiful and superb shot!

2 Aug 2009 1:36pm

Don from spokane, United States

Love the yellow/green colorcast of this image. The fine color and the detail you captured make this a "winner' in my book. Very well done.

2 Aug 2009 2:11pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such bright happy colors. Love the dof..the singular focus.

2 Aug 2009 2:23pm

Jennifer from GM, United Kingdom

This is gorgeous; I love the colour and the focus.

3 Aug 2009 1:08am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice composition of foreground and background elements that make a super photo!

3 Aug 2009 5:33am

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

Refreshing and vibrant image, Anita.

3 Aug 2009 2:03pm

mary from exton, United States

Such a happy photo! Love the bokeh..

4 Aug 2009 3:00am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

An excellent composition, Anita... Lovely bokeh... and the D300 is an excellent camera... my dream, a Sigma macro 150 mm f 2,8 four thirds... but very expensive...

6 Aug 2009 6:09pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Your flower pictures are excellent . I am inspired

7 Aug 2009 3:08pm

@Loner: Thank you so much! I wonder if you are familiar with this site Bird Photographers Net. Wonderful groups of photographers. Go to the forums section.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

ohhh how beautiful is this! Oustanding!!!

8 Aug 2009 4:30am

1/400 second
ISO 200
105 mm