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Powerful & Graceful

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 3 June 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Cyclamen macro. Used Cannon 500D close-up filter on 105mm macro lens. Taken indoors, natural light.

NIKON D300 1/3 second F/22.0 ISO 400 105 mm


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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

It IS a powerful macro...incredible to see the heart of the flower that clearly. Beautiful take, Anita !

3 Jun 2010 5:52am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie. I'm glad you like it.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Beautifully composed -- as always.

3 Jun 2010 12:20pm

@GJC: Thank you!!!

Mary from Exton, United States

You have a way with these flowers.. Wonderful image!

3 Jun 2010 4:09pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This works great with the white background. It has much more impact on the viewer. Beautiful colours, DOF and composition.

3 Jun 2010 6:26pm

@Tomas Turecek: Thanks, Tomas. I think it has to do with the points you made on my Peony image--here there is less white and the flower takes up most of the frame, the negative spaces are interesting. Thanks for your help.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

This close-up is amazing. Great clarity and fascinating details!

3 Jun 2010 9:18pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful results, you really got way in there!

4 Jun 2010 12:54am

@Dutch: Thanks. My goal was to get as close as possible.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Anita, I love the detail you were able to get in this image. I also like how you offset the center of the flower and the radiating petals out of the frame.

4 Jun 2010 1:46am

@Julie Brown: Thanks! I was trying to get as close as possible.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A lovely macro...well done!

4 Jun 2010 9:49am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you! I'm glad you visited and commented.

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Unique and beautiful. Well done. Larry

4 Jun 2010 2:55pm

@Larry Elkins: Thank you. I did this for a macro challenge on Bird Photographers Net macro forum.

Marcie from Newton, United States

WOW! This is absolutely exquisite. And love how you've titled it. Perfect!!

5 Jun 2010 11:19am

Sue from Nashville, United States

Such an intimate view. Perfect title.

5 Jun 2010 11:59am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Très belle image.

9 Jun 2010 10:44pm

@DowsherVision: Thank you for visiting and commenting. :-)

1/3 second
ISO 400
105 mm