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Pink Mum 1

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 6 November 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Thank you for your visits and comments. I'm slow at visitng your sites, but hope to get there.

Longwood Gardens is having a Chrysanthemum extravaganza in its conservatory. I spent some time there last Friday.

NIKON D300 1/30 second F/4.0 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is a very special shot...unique and very lovely. I will look forward to all the others that you might have taken during that extravaganza. You are fortunate, and we will be, too ! ;-)

6 Nov 2009 5:05am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Beautiful work. This is excellent.

6 Nov 2009 5:25am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Very nice delicate colours, shallow DOF and diaginal composition. The pink in the background are other blooms or did you use a texture overlay?

6 Nov 2009 9:06am

@Tomas Turecek: Thanks, Tomas. I used a texture overlay--one of MY OWN textures! I modified the texture color a bit to match the color in the original image.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Magical and pure character . . love how we fill in the detail from imagination.

6 Nov 2009 11:05am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Nice compo and colors! I also found your portfolio. Ther e are really beauties in it!

6 Nov 2009 11:16am

@Foto-aksent: Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. :-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

superb shot..

6 Nov 2009 11:47am

@Sarito: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Stunning as usual!

6 Nov 2009 12:07pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Fantastic macro. The colors are wonderful, and so is the composition!

6 Nov 2009 1:04pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Very nice composition, Anita! Gorgeous color.

6 Nov 2009 2:17pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Magnifique ce flou artistique et cette couleur.

6 Nov 2009 2:37pm

Sue from Paducah, United States

As you know, I'm especially fond of abstracts. I like the clarity of the front petals softly and gently blurring into the textured background. You are becoming a master of creating your own textures and using them very effectively.

6 Nov 2009 2:49pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Adorable! In this case the pink flower and pink background belong together. *****

6 Nov 2009 4:46pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine close up of this beautiful blossom. I especially like the soft look with just the right amount of detail. Excellent.

6 Nov 2009 7:30pm

Frida from Sweden

Gorgeous picture with beautiful details and color together with the softness is a real hit.

6 Nov 2009 9:34pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot.....you're so lucky to be close enough to go to longwood gardens....used to love that place....i may make due tomorrow by going to the orchid society place.......

7 Nov 2009 12:53am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Lovely :)

8 Nov 2009 2:26pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

I agree with Mariana- the first word I thought of was Lovely!

8 Nov 2009 2:34pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

so delicate... so beautiful

9 Nov 2009 7:45am

Marcie from United States

Absolutely stunning!! There are no other words..

9 Nov 2009 10:04am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Spectacular. I love these shots of yours that become like color field paintings.

15 Nov 2009 6:04am

@GJC: Thank you. :-)

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