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Red Gerber Daisy

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 3 August 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Taken at Longwood Gardens a few weeks ago. Outdoors, natural light, triipod, macro lens. Topaz filter applied. Some crop.

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 105 mm


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Steve from Camdenton, United States

Spectacular! VERY nice shot, great color and composition.

3 Aug 2009 5:30am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Magnifique! This is a gem!

3 Aug 2009 6:06am

Kulikowski from Ostroleka, Poland

Very nice photo !!!

3 Aug 2009 7:19am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Beautifully framed.

3 Aug 2009 8:20am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Very nice macro

3 Aug 2009 8:37am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Very nice "classical" shot. I like your DOF even though I would like to see the centre more in focus. I think that with a tripod it shouldn't be a problem to go to higher f-number. But this is how you wanted it and it's good. What I especially like are those 2 inner petals, one pointing into bottom left corner, second pointing in diagonal to top right corner. Very good image anyway.

3 Aug 2009 9:37am

@Tomas Turecek: You are right that the image is not as sharp in the middle as I wanted. I don't know why I didn't use a smaller aperture.

Trina from Philadelphia, United States

One of my favorite flowers! Love this Anita!

3 Aug 2009 1:01pm

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

Funny, but when I openned this it gave me the feeling of a hollywood pageant musical. Wonderful and vibrant, Anita.

3 Aug 2009 1:42pm

Don from spokane, United States

A spectacular blossom shot with those vivid reds. A fine, very detailed close up. Well done.

3 Aug 2009 2:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Explosion of color.

3 Aug 2009 3:09pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

This is not a star, this is a galaxy.

3 Aug 2009 4:54pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Really nice image. The petals almost become a landscape.

3 Aug 2009 8:34pm

Frida from Sweden

Really nice photo but I think it perhaps should have been a bit more focus in the middle. It feels a bit soft but on the other hand perhaps that the intention here.

3 Aug 2009 8:59pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot!!! i wish i could get back to longwood gardens...it's been too long since i was up there!!

4 Aug 2009 12:05am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Spectacular shot Anita, have to say I really love this one.

4 Aug 2009 2:13am

mary from exton, United States

I am thinking I like the filter.. I would love to see what difference it makes.

4 Aug 2009 3:00am

Mark from Sterling Heights, United States

Amazing how well this photograph draws you in to its details!

4 Aug 2009 10:57am

frisky from NYC, United States

nice composition and colours! love this.

4 Aug 2009 11:00pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous macro! Wow! The colour and detail are superb

8 Aug 2009 4:29am

manel from Girona, Spain

Magnífico color y definición.

10 Aug 2009 9:59am

@manel: Muchas gracias!!

1/125 second
ISO 200
105 mm