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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 13 November 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I took this photo a few days ago in a meadow behind my house. This is the fluff holding the seeds on an unidentified plant. i used a wide open aperture to blur most of the image.


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Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

délicat et poétique .

13 Nov 2009 5:20am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

5 stars. Unique and lovely. It almost seems a living thing...fur-like.
Wonderful soft colors and I love the off-center composition.

13 Nov 2009 6:07am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Now 5 stars form 5 possible goes also from me, Anita. This is absolutely amazing and just for my taste. I LOVE floral images taken with aperture wide open and this is wonderful example of this technique. The colour tones together with very soft light and great subject makes really impressive image. Maybe (only maybe!) the flower centre could be whole in focus but I'm really not sure how it would affect the whole image and the atmosphere.

13 Nov 2009 7:55am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superbe réalisation et belle tonalité,bravo !

13 Nov 2009 11:17am

Chris from Switzerland


13 Nov 2009 12:16pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a great macro! wonderful softness and details...great shot!

13 Nov 2009 1:18pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Wonderful image Anita.. Just fantastic!

13 Nov 2009 1:26pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Anita I have to hand it to you for your ability to make everything beautiful! (hmmm... maybe I should commission a portrait)

13 Nov 2009 2:31pm

@Earnest: Thank you for your wonderful compliment. However, all I do is find the beauty that is already out there. I'm sure that would include you, but, unfortunately, I'm too shy to photograph people. :-)

Chris from South Jersey, United States

superb composition, love the soft light and fabulous bokeh.......

13 Nov 2009 3:34pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

This is like a dream! Sensitive and soft.

13 Nov 2009 6:17pm

marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

This is a fantastic shot!!! ( I thought I let you know:-)

13 Nov 2009 7:45pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of your finest . . but I find I say that often here !

13 Nov 2009 9:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


14 Nov 2009 3:19am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

About your comment to Earnest, you find the beauty in nature but you manage to make it even more beautiful in your compositions! This photograph a perfect example. Bravo!

14 Nov 2009 11:04am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Stunningly beautiful image, Anita. Your almost singular focus on flowers has stood you well. I recently summarized my approach to my photography in an essay I wrote (haven't done a final edit and put it on my blog yet) where I said that I want the consumer to look at my work and say "How did he do that?" and not "I can do that." I believe you have achieved that with your work, Anita. I know I said it before but I thought you did great work a year or two ago when we first crossed paths on BPN. And I think you are now eons beyond where you were then!

14 Nov 2009 11:09am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

What a great title for a beautiful image!

14 Nov 2009 1:26pm

Frida from Sweden

Absolutely gorgeous Anita. I love this and a great title too.

14 Nov 2009 9:54pm

don from spokane, United States

You've created a beautiful image with your careful use of f stop and a solid exposure that reveals the soft nature of this plant. A fine picture.

14 Nov 2009 11:43pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

An out in the wild image with your style and grace always portrayed in your images. Very nice. The fluff looks like milkweed seeds.

15 Nov 2009 2:26am

Sue from Paducah, United States


15 Nov 2009 3:35pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love the neutral tones here!

16 Nov 2009 3:23am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Outstanding work you do!!!

18 Nov 2009 12:52am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Very nicely seen and captured...well done!

1 Dec 2009 5:58am

aubelia from Courtrai, Belgium

Wonderful image

9 Jan 2011 10:02am

@aubelia: Thank you. This is a favorite of mine!!

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

C'est magnifique, j'adore.

30 Jul 2012 7:10pm

@Maggy: Thank you. This is a favorite. :-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je suis en admiration devant ce cliché avec cette teinte,une merveille

25 Nov 2012 6:35pm

@L'Angevine: Thank you. This is one of my favorite images!

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