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Poppy-Flowered Anemone

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 18 March 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I was delighted to photograph several blue flowers at Longwood Gardens Conservatory since blue is not a common flower color.

NIKON D300 1/640 second F/1.8 ISO 200 50 mm


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Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful tones and absolutely gorgeous bokeh! What a pretty and remarkable blossom this is!

18 Mar 2012 11:58am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful Anemone, colors and bokeh !
Have a nice day.

18 Mar 2012 12:13pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Do you really mean blue or was it a lilac, mauve type of colour? The anemones we get here are very bold in colour, rich reds, yellows and dark blues. I like them, they're fabulous. This pic is lovely too; I'm especially taken with the detail of course, but more particularly the wonderful bokeh of green. 5stars. :oD

18 Mar 2012 12:30pm

@janina: It was blue, but maybe not as bright as my image. They also had pale blue and mauve flowers. I'm glad you like it. Thanks!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Great bokeh! Has to be the 50mm! And yes, love the blue!

18 Mar 2012 2:59pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

What gorgeous lime-green background bokeh - giving a lively backdrop for this violet wonder. The textured details of the flower's center are breathtaking.

18 Mar 2012 3:28pm

Maureen from Prescott, United States


18 Mar 2012 6:37pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

This was taken 'in the field' not in your 'studio?' Love the way you isolated the blossom and LOVE the bokeh.

18 Mar 2012 7:07pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent blue flower, its colors and the center details are great !!!! Beautiful photo, nice background tones

18 Mar 2012 7:08pm

Otto von Münchow from Bergen, Norway

That is a gorgeous photo of a flower. So simply and still extremely elegant in its expression. There is such a light flare about. I like the way you composed the flower.

18 Mar 2012 7:11pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors!!!!

18 Mar 2012 9:39pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


18 Mar 2012 10:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


18 Mar 2012 11:10pm

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

i love the series Anita

19 Mar 2012 10:20am

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Nice one, Anita. What a lovely, soft look.

19 Mar 2012 12:29pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great bokeh! Lovely colors!

19 Mar 2012 4:10pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is gorgeous, Anita!

19 Mar 2012 11:55pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

As always, your sense of color and your attention to backgrounds makes this a fantastic photo.

24 Mar 2012 9:29am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

i love what you have done to this image....

25 Mar 2012 5:42pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
50 mm