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Orange African Daisy

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

Monday morning was unexpectedly overcast, so I hurried to Longwood Gardens to take advantage of the diffuse light. I managed 1 1/2 hours before the clouds cleared.

NIKON D300 1/50 second F/16.0 ISO 400 105 mm


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Frida from Sweden

Beautiful colors Anita, I really like that orange/yellow color a lot :-)

3 Sep 2009 10:34am

images of nature from geneva, Switzerland


3 Sep 2009 11:06am

@images of nature: Thank you!

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Excellent palette of colours, Anita, and that circle of stamens around the centre with a hint of rotation is wonderful. I also like the clean green background.

3 Sep 2009 12:18pm

@Tomas Turecek: Thank you. I had to do some work to get the BG to be a consistent green, and I like the results. I keep learning more and more.

Don from spokane, United States

The diffused light gives your close up remarkably even lighting. I love the tiny details you captured with this shot. The little purple pieces are my favorites! Nice work.

3 Sep 2009 3:23pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice composition, a real sun burst approach. I like the green background peeking in between the petals that is uniform in color.

3 Sep 2009 4:05pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

It really is orange and it gives a lot of energy to a viewer. Nice!

3 Sep 2009 4:44pm

Victor Lamela from Coruña, Spain


3 Sep 2009 4:53pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Oh my, look at that wealth of texture. You've caught it all with glorious clarity. You are blessed to have Longwood Gardens so close...lucky you!

3 Sep 2009 6:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Well done.

3 Sep 2009 7:09pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Ca rayonne !!!!

3 Sep 2009 7:16pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

I only can say: WONDERFUL !!

3 Sep 2009 8:55pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A splendid burst of color and the detail in the center goes on and on . . another brilliant visual statement.

3 Sep 2009 9:02pm

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just beautiful....especially love the detail of the center!!

3 Sep 2009 11:14pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Ohhhh what a happy happy image! Great colour and detail. Love it

4 Sep 2009 4:18am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

The sharpness is terrific. A very "solid" feel to this flower.

4 Sep 2009 11:24am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the symmetry. The colors burst from the screen!!

4 Sep 2009 12:01pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

GREAT color. I like the combination of orange, yellow, and the bit of purple.

4 Sep 2009 12:18pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

A beautiful sunburst! Fantastic colors, those clouds worked beautifully!

5 Sep 2009 11:38am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

It is reaching out to grab us! Beautiful.

8 Sep 2009 1:31pm

Sue from Paducah, United States


13 Sep 2009 1:52pm

Lorie from United States

Love the photo and processing!

21 Sep 2009 1:09pm

1/50 second
ISO 400
105 mm