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Dahlia Super-Macro

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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 18 September 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I cropped an image way down to get this one. Someday I hope to have a lens that allows me to take this type of image without cropping. Dahlia from my garden. :-)

I'm coping with too much to do by ignoring housework! My house looks worse but I am happier.

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/16.0 ISO 500 105 mm


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Barbara Kile from United States

Lovely colors and composition, Anita!

18 Sep 2009 5:09am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful crop. Those colors just sing a song.
When you find a lens that takes that type of image, let me know!!
You are so wise.....art trumps housework any time. I'm trying to re-train myself to that truth, too.
Right at this moment the iron and ironing board stand waiting, with a pile of laundry on top .......

18 Sep 2009 5:55am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great crop Anita, the colors are overwhelming!

18 Sep 2009 6:28am

Addicted to the click - Stacey Dawn from United States

Soft yet vibrant. Beautiful

18 Sep 2009 6:55am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Excellent composition with wonderful vibrant colours and lightning that makes it glow. Perfect stuff, Anita.

18 Sep 2009 7:23am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Delicate macro! I hope you get your super-macro-lens one day! :)

18 Sep 2009 8:05am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Extremely refreshing and beautiful, Anita.

18 Sep 2009 8:52am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow this is lovely - bright colours and an excellent selected view!

18 Sep 2009 10:59am

magneta from Moscow, Russian Federation

Awesome, incredible colours!

18 Sep 2009 11:57am

Sue from Paducah, United States

I'm right there with you regarding the "housework" -- I'm much happier taking photographs and viewing wonderful works by my photographer friends. Beautiful crop. I suspect a crop of this quality had to start with a very high quality original image. ;)

18 Sep 2009 12:26pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It's beautiful and no pixelation.. I too want to do micro-macro work but don't yet have the setup.

18 Sep 2009 4:45pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite soft color and detail. Beautiful!!!

18 Sep 2009 6:57pm

Frida from Sweden

So delicately captured! Beauty in colors and form.

18 Sep 2009 7:24pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I like your way of coping.....If it's too much...then just don't do it.....In light of the fact that you don't have a lens to shoot this shot naturally, you've done a simply marvelous job in creating it however you could!! Colors are just luscious!!!

18 Sep 2009 9:31pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I'm always particuarly impressed by your macro shots, which give us a whole new way of looking at flowers so that they become like color field paintings. I really like it.
Forget housework!! Take pictures.

18 Sep 2009 11:36pm

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

Very pretty!!! Your fauna photos are really superb... I have to learn from you, seriously.

19 Sep 2009 3:29am

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful post with those delicate colors. This is such a fine, appealing image. Very well done.

19 Sep 2009 3:13pm

1/100 second
ISO 500
105 mm