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Dahlia Petal

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 24 October 2009 in Plant & Nature.

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Lee from Osaka, Japan

Stunning closeup. I wonder if placing the focus point so low in the frame doesn't lead the eye out of the picture though. Regardless it is a very nice image.

24 Oct 2009 12:15pm

@Lee: Yes. I agree with you. I almost didn't post it for that reason--cropped (in camera) a bit too close. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The crop and the point of focus don't bother me at all : I take this as a bold dose of punchy color and one big visual statement. I might have tinkered with the levels a little to make it darker and more of a mystery but, then, some of the smooth gentleness would be lost.

24 Oct 2009 4:04pm

Don from spokane, United States

I'm impressed with the subtle shapes and lines in this beautiful image. Wonderful gradation of tones too. Very well done.

24 Oct 2009 5:37pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful petal...I'm glad you went for it.
I really like the abstract quality heightened by your cropping.
My eye stops at the lower right on the tip of the petal,
then slides back up again into the center pf the flower.
Well done !!!

24 Oct 2009 7:02pm

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

what a beautiful petal shot. you've captured the flowers soft and very smooth texture. great work!

25 Oct 2009 2:15am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Brilliant and extremely elegant. I could buy this!

25 Oct 2009 7:49am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

So sensual, Anita.

25 Oct 2009 10:03am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous abstract. Love the sensual lines and curves.a

25 Oct 2009 6:28pm

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Excellent abstract macro, Anita. Two things though. The center seems just a tad bit noisy on my monitor. And I would darken that little triangle in the UR corner.

28 Oct 2009 7:18am