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Narcissus on Yellow and Red

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 13 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I'm playing around with different backgrounds. I used two pieces of scrapbooking paper as the BG. I love this particular Narcissus which blooms out my back door.

NIKON D300 1/5 second F/16.0 ISO 125 105 mm


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Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Funny compo!!!Love each details!!!

13 Apr 2010 5:15am

@Lalena: Thank you for commenting.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Compliments the flower perfectly!

13 Apr 2010 5:17am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Very cool !! And you've picked up perfectly the colors in the flower.
Scrapbooking paper seems to work well. I've used construction paper
but the finish can be a little too matte.

13 Apr 2010 6:32am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Very creative and effective. I love the balance you've attained here.

13 Apr 2010 9:37am

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Great treatment. Just fun to look at and graphic too.

13 Apr 2010 10:44am

Glenn from New Orleans, United States


13 Apr 2010 12:01pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! Beautiful background. Great shot!

13 Apr 2010 12:07pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

very cool!

13 Apr 2010 2:24pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbement mise en valeur. J'adore.

13 Apr 2010 5:10pm

@Vert Pomme: Thank you.

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

Nice composition here, the contrast is just perfect!

13 Apr 2010 6:08pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a smile this gives. It makes me think of somebody's national flag . . probably down South America way !

13 Apr 2010 6:15pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Great shot.Your portfolio is fantastic

13 Apr 2010 6:45pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very nice idea to divide background on two. And it works - it gives something extra to this image!

13 Apr 2010 8:55pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great idea, and great execution...onlu thing I'd change is that teeny bit of coral, at the bottom, on the left side of the stem.......think i would have made that side all yellow!!! Quite different than your usual work.......but just as interesting !!!

13 Apr 2010 9:08pm

@Susan: Thanks for your suggestion. I wondered about that. Will try changing it and see what I think. I always appreciate suggestions for improving my photos.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Your background colors complement the center of the flower. Again, I like the bright background!

14 Apr 2010 2:24am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent! The colours and light are superb

14 Apr 2010 2:53am

Dorcas from Lima, Peru

Very creative!

14 Apr 2010 7:39am

@Dorcas: Thank you! Thanks for visiting and commenting. By the way, I was born in Lima, Peru.

Marcie from Newton, United States

This one is so very cool!! Love how you used the flower's stem to split the colors..and the frame. Excellent!

14 Apr 2010 11:32am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful capture and artistic processing. Your creativity is amazing!

14 Apr 2010 8:52pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

How creative! Love the contrast of the graphic element of the background with the grace and beauty of the flower.

Regarding the tiny bit of coral on the bottom of the left side of the stem -- another way to look at that is that it keeps it "real." If you cloned out the yellow, the background might look unbalanced. If you re-shot and straightened the stem I wonder if you would loose the natural grace of the narcissus? Ah...such "problems" you have! *grin* Your work is stunning, as always.

15 Apr 2010 12:49pm

John Nordell from Pioneer Valley - Massachusetts, United States

That flower sure pops. Excellent color choices. Was it intentional to not have the stem perfectly cover the seam?

20 Apr 2010 3:26pm

@John Nordell: Thanks! No, the imperfect alignment between stem and paper was not intentional, it was the way it was and I decided to leave it.

1/5 second
ISO 125
105 mm