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Flower Rainbow

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 21 June 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Monarda or Bee Balm bud. I was amazed to see these colors when I saw the image on my monitor. I took the picture in the evening, with soft backlighting from a western sky.

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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Anita, this is a stunning bud.... A fabulous rainbow. You have captured this perfectly. What a gem !!

21 Jun 2010 6:10am

@Dulcie: Thanks! I was delighted by the discovery of these lovely colors.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, the gentle back-lighting has reveled so much in structure and color . . love that mention of a 'western sky' - that's what's behind the brick wall outside my office window !
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21 Jun 2010 7:03am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks. The colors brought out by the soft western sky were a surprise to me. Can you make a window in the wall?

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Beautiful piece of art!

21 Jun 2010 9:49am

@Photome: Thank you!

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

wow, this is amazing in colours! Beautiful work with the light Anita!

21 Jun 2010 11:46am

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you for visiting and commenting. I was amazed at the colors.

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Great light and plane of focus. Such a gentle rainbow.

21 Jun 2010 3:18pm

♏arleen from Netherlands

Awesome colors you've captured! The Monarda's I had only were grey-ish green.....;-))
Beautiful capture, Anita:-)

21 Jun 2010 6:37pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbe !!!

21 Jun 2010 7:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 Jun 2010 8:53pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful colors and details.

21 Jun 2010 10:59pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Knockout colors! Nicely captured.

21 Jun 2010 11:35pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful colors!!! Love it !

22 Jun 2010 12:21am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Exquisite image Anita. I've learned so much about flowers visiting your blog. Fascinating flower, captured so very well.

22 Jun 2010 1:57am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Amazing is what I thought when I saw this too, Anita. Lovely light. Congrats on your exhibit!

22 Jun 2010 2:34am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

wonderful light revelations!

22 Jun 2010 6:25am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Composition a completely successful, large photograph!

22 Jun 2010 7:47am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

cool plant

22 Jun 2010 12:22pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Very interesting how some flowers are pretty because of their pretty petals and others are pretty because they are unique. You captured the unique details of this flower very well.

22 Jun 2010 1:00pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

This is absolutely exquisite!! Such exotic color and detail. Love this!!

22 Jun 2010 3:12pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

the colours are stunning!

23 Jun 2010 12:26am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Yes, indeed, the colors are enchanting.

23 Jun 2010 5:19am

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Sometimes I come across an image that makes me consider deleting all my flower images! WOW. Just a stunning image in every way. The detail really knocks me out.

26 Jun 2010 3:09pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Just wow!

19 Sep 2010 10:41pm

@Earnest: Thanks. That is what I thought when I saw the image on the monitor.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

This is beautiful - Just looking through your portfolio - you have some amazing flower portraits! Fantastic job!

15 Dec 2010 4:44pm

@Elora: I'm so glad you like this one. Thanks so much for your kind words!!

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You have captured fall with the texture and color of the leaves. I've just come in for a quick break after digging up my dahlia tubers, and your photos are a treat. We have similar plants, but you have such an eye for composition and light.

6 Jan 2011 9:07am

Laura from NorCal, United States

Captivating colors! :)

18 Apr 2011 8:02pm

@Laura: Thank you for commenting!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful light, details and colors.

15 Feb 2012 2:18pm

@Aubélia: You are selecting some images that I like but which usually don't get much attention. Thank you!!!

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