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Red Gladiola

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 14 August 2010 in Plant & Nature.

NIKON D300 1/4 second F/36.0 ISO 160 105 mm


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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow! This image has the feeling of both purity AND fire. Good job...you really excel at these macros. You are an inspiration !!

14 Aug 2010 6:05am

Frida from Sweden

Simply perfect!!

14 Aug 2010 8:27am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lovely minimalist approach, well done.

14 Aug 2010 9:24am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The hi-key effect and strong wash of light really make a strong statement with this one.

14 Aug 2010 11:20am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I LOVE the red on the white, Anita! Also the stem is lovely curvy. I would onlz suggest to use some nicer vase but I don§t know what zou wanted to achieve so it's not criticism, onlz a suggestion. Have you tried some more close photos? I think a frame filled with this fragile fire could look great as well.

14 Aug 2010 6:19pm

@Tomas Turecek: I do have pictures of just the blossoms. Am working on them. Yes, I should have found a better vase--didn't intend to take photo of entire thing. Thanks.

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14 Aug 2010 7:14pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Simple and beautiful. Love the red. Very nice high key image.

14 Aug 2010 10:21pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Beautiful, Anita. Love the curve of the stem. Setup and lighting is perfect.

15 Aug 2010 2:59pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic against the pure white background..and love how the glass vase virtually disappears.

15 Aug 2010 6:32pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovely shot..Nice angle and composition with diagonal slant..
was the transparent glass bottle a deliberate part of composition?
i.e...green stalk above and below...

16 Aug 2010 2:08am

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

Stunning simplicity. The wonderful bottle is almost invisible, and the flower is so aflame.

16 Aug 2010 2:46am

1/4 second
ISO 160
105 mm