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

NIKON D300 1/500 second F/3.5 ISO 500 105 mm


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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A really excellent angle in this beautiful image.

27 Jun 2010 11:28am

@Michael Skorulski: Thank you! I just enjoyed a visit to Thailand on your blog.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

It's been interesting to see you take photos "in the field." They are beautiful, still with your attention to detail and to placement in the frame.

27 Jun 2010 11:44am

@GJC: Thanks. It has been fun to get out and take photos "in the field" again.

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Great composition and beautiful colour combination. The red in the background s really lovely. Good work, as always, Anita ;)

27 Jun 2010 12:09pm

@Tomas Turecek: Thank you, Tomas. Always appreciate your comments.

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Really nice

27 Jun 2010 1:04pm

@Mirjam: Thank you.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Very nice composition. I like the detail on the stem and the out of focus red flowers (monarda?) in the background? Was this shot in your field?

27 Jun 2010 2:11pm

@Julie Brown: Thanks. This was taken in my garden. You are correct that the red blotches are Monarda. My meadow currently has milkweed, rudbeckia and queen anne's lace, plus grasses. I will get out to photograph them soon.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Gorgeous......love the fuzz on the stalk, and the wonderful background......

27 Jun 2010 2:43pm

@Susan: Thank you, Susan. I'm enjoying flower photography out in the garden.

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Il a du poil aux pattes (lol).

27 Jun 2010 5:18pm

@Vert Pomme: Yes--I like those hairs.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Wow! Great shot, I love the compo!

27 Jun 2010 5:56pm

@KriKridesign: Thanks. glad you like it. It is fun to shoot in the garden again.

Frida from Sweden

Great composition and blend of colors.

27 Jun 2010 6:01pm

@Frida: I liked the colors also, thanks.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Really nice detail and color in this.

27 Jun 2010 6:02pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you!

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Simply beautiful.Lovely colors

27 Jun 2010 10:31pm

@Gina: I'm glad you like it. Summer colors!

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice play of the yellow against the pinks, looks great!

27 Jun 2010 10:31pm

@Steve: Glad you like the colors.

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very beautiful! I like to see how you bring yellow color and isolate it from background.

28 Jun 2010 12:27pm

@Sergei Z: Thank you. I'm glad you visited my blog and life my image.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of your finest of this style in my opinion - I like the sense of separation that the color and focus give to the cone flower. These flowers go thru so many interesting 'phases' that something always seems to be happening !

28 Jun 2010 1:55pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you! You are right about the many phases of these flowers--always lovely and interesting to photograph.

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup, très belle photo avec de magnifiques couleurs

28 Jun 2010 4:36pm

@Maggy: Thank you! Glad you like it.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully done!

28 Jun 2010 8:35pm

@Dutçh: Thank you!

Marcie from Newton, United States

So beautiful with the blurred background chorus!! Love this!

29 Jun 2010 7:08pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

So bold and colorful. Another beauty.

29 Jun 2010 9:30pm

1/500 second
ISO 500
105 mm