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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 27 May 2010 in Plant & Nature.

I finally managed to get a Peony to grow and bloom in my garden! The actual color is a bit more red-wine color than this image. Taken indoors, natural light. Texture added.

I'll post white BG tomorrow.

NIKON D300 1/5 second F/16.0 ISO 200 105 mm


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Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Very nice, Anita! The colour is lovely and the decent background nicely supports it. I think that the blossom could be a great subject for real macro and abstract photography.

27 May 2010 10:48am

@Tomas Turecek: Thanks, Tomas. To see it on a white bg, go to BPN. I'd like to know which version you like best (there are 2 version at the link)--white bg or texture. I tried some macros, but none were successful.

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such deep rich color in this peony. Love the complimentary pink background.

27 May 2010 3:24pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Yes, the peonies are blooming in my garden too! Did you have ants on yours?

27 May 2010 3:29pm

@Julie Brown: Yes, some ants, but not too many.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I am in the middle of a series on Peonies as well - they are such beautiful and delicate flowers and they don't last long. I like your background, and can't wait to see your other shot tomorrow....

27 May 2010 5:24pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A deep red beauty. I will have to enjoy this one from YOUR garden. I can not grow them here.
I will enjoy seeing the version on white bg too. No macros ???

27 May 2010 10:14pm

@Dulcie: The macros I took were not successful. thanks for visiting!!

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

my most favorite flower, done here beautifully!

28 May 2010 12:30pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks, Betsy!!!

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Much prefer this one over the plain white. Nice as always.

29 May 2010 1:14am

1/5 second
ISO 200
105 mm