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New England Aster

Posted by Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 28 September 2010 in Plant & Nature.

NIKON D300 3/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 160 105 mm

aster | lilac | flower | new | england

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Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

It is so clear and joyful photo!

28 Sep 2010 3:56pm

@Sergei Z: Thank you.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite

28 Sep 2010 5:19pm

@john4jack: Glad you like it.

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Simple and colorful. Not sure what I think about the haziness though.

28 Sep 2010 5:53pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Simple yet superb photo, Anita. Very effective composition, crystal clear quality, beautiful colours and just right lighting. It would make a great bigt print. I would be very happy with such a photo.

28 Sep 2010 7:17pm

@Tomas Turecek: Thanks. :-)

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture

28 Sep 2010 7:46pm

@Yvon: Thank you.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Another image where the delicacy and gentle coloring would fare better on a white background. Perhaps placing it on a generous white mount offset toward the bottom left would set it free ? Difficult in words.

28 Sep 2010 7:55pm

@Ronnie 2¢: You suggest an interesting idea! thanks.

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done Anita......

28 Sep 2010 11:30pm

@Susan: Thank you.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Beautiful color and detail. The lighting is so even, and the petals look kind of translucent.

29 Sep 2010 12:55am

@Julie Brown: Thanks. I especially like the translucent petals.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

WOW! Stunning! Like a magazine shot!!!! beautiful color and detail, light!!!!!

29 Sep 2010 2:17am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you so much! I find that using natural window light with white foam reflectors creates lovely light for macros.

Marcie from Boston, United States

It glows!! Love the white background. It really brightens and simplifies the image!

29 Sep 2010 11:07am

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie. I experimented with textures, which look good, but I too like the simplicity of the white BG.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I love these long slim petals with their rich and ornate center.
A fresh and soft rendition !

29 Sep 2010 9:09pm

@DULCIE: Thank you, Dulcie. I too liked the contrast between soft and ornate.

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

so nice
well done

30 Sep 2010 7:41am

Kala from United States

Beautiful details and color!

30 Sep 2010 7:44am

Sue from Nashville, United States

Have you considered doing a calendar? You have such a wealth of beautiful photos representing flowers that bloom at various times of the year. This one speaks "September" to me. Back in the days when I was fortunate enough to have a garden, I always looked forward to "Lady Aster" putting on a last show of blooms before fall and winter hit with full force.

Stunning image.

30 Sep 2010 1:06pm