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Dahlia 1

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 9 October 2010 in Plant & Nature.

From my garden. Taken indoors, window light, white background, macro lens.

(As I look at this image now that it has been posted for several hours, I think it should have been rotated a bit counter clockwise.)

NIKON D300 5/2 seconds F/40.0 ISO 160 105 mm


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DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Incredible, an amazing flower shot !!!!

5 *****

9 Oct 2010 11:58am

@DowsherVision: Thank you so much! I love Dahlias.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is overwhelmingly beautiful . . the crop you selected is extremely brave but, my goodness, it is soooo effective. Five*****s for you !

9 Oct 2010 12:53pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you so much, Ronnie. I'm glad to know it works. When I saw this crop through the viewfinder, it spoke to me and I went with it.

Barbara from Oakland, United States

This is superb. Yes, a very brave and unusual crop, allowing so much of the stem into the frame, but it works here. I love it that you have achieved so much sharpness throughout the flower with your macro lens. Well done!

9 Oct 2010 1:31pm

@Barbara: Thank you, Barbara. I appreciate your comments. This crop felt right to me when I saw it through the viewfinder.

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

Love the light on this, and the delightful colors.......

9 Oct 2010 11:13pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

bright beauty!

10 Oct 2010 12:47am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This is gorgeous, Anita. Personally, I like the orientation. The flower is so soft and beautifully rendered and your crop adds some refreshing tension. Well done.

10 Oct 2010 3:16pm

iheartfilm from Virginia Beach, VA, United States

The best thing about dahlias is that they come in so many shapes, sizes and colors.

10 Oct 2010 5:09pm

Frida from Sweden

Simply perfect!

10 Oct 2010 6:58pm

Marcie from Boston, United States

Love how you've framed this one..so that the stem almost becomes the point-of-focus and ceenterpiece. Very clever and creative!

10 Oct 2010 7:07pm

Krista from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The light and colours are gorgeous!

10 Oct 2010 8:42pm


Totally gorgeous image. You turn creation into something more lovely.

10 Oct 2010 11:24pm

Sue Henry from Nashville, United States

Love the glow...and the tiny water droplet.

11 Oct 2010 2:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is so lovely, it deserves a second Comment ! I feel no urge to rotate it, Anita, although I am sure the colors gently and sweetly change for me each time I come back for another look ! Have a good week !

11 Oct 2010 8:41am

Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous blossom shot. You've captured the subtle coloring so well. A very expressive and appealing image.

11 Oct 2010 2:40pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The shapes here are precious...lovely curves and lines. Nice combination of soft and vibrant colors.

12 Oct 2010 5:08am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Soft, subtle, beautiful. The light makes all the difference.

12 Oct 2010 10:11am

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. I've found that my east facing windows provide beautiful light.

nancy thorington from United States

Anita, this is lovely. An usual crop but works so well. No added rotation. Very nice.

14 Oct 2010 5:16pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

And another sharp framing! Terrific and original.

16 Oct 2010 1:44pm

Tulip from Iran

very nice picture

9 Nov 2010 10:39pm

@Tulip: Thank you for visiting and commenting. I'm glad you like it. :-)

5/2 seconds
ISO 160
105 mm