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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 April 2012 in Plant & Nature.

Thank you to Kim Klassen and hey amy for textures.

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/3.8 ISO 250 105 mm


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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A nice, soft image with wonderful colors : Freshness.

23 Apr 2012 10:47am

@Aubélia: Thanks!

Michelle from Elverson, United States

Beautiful, soft and lovely.

23 Apr 2012 11:43am

@Michelle: Thank you.

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Nice soft colors...lovely image!

23 Apr 2012 11:45am

@Trina: Thanks, Trina.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Oh, I love this comp and the gentle texture!

23 Apr 2012 2:07pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks. I'm working on diagonals.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful and delicate, wonderful soft color palette ~ a very attractive image!

23 Apr 2012 3:12pm

@RBL: Thank you!

Farnaz from tehran, Iran


23 Apr 2012 6:49pm

@Farnaz: thank you

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

another beaut

23 Apr 2012 7:01pm

@Lewis: Thanks

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Beautiful and tender!

23 Apr 2012 7:11pm

@Sergei Z: Thank you.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful floral scene. in the key high ... light and wonderful composition. A work of art ... Best regards, Adela

23 Apr 2012 8:32pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you for visiting and commenting! Glad you like it. :-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

A lovely presentation. I like the feathery petals, so pretty. Such soft/mellow colors. It's so nicely balanced with the bud and flower in the bokeh and then the buds in the front. I love these kind of photos, so pretty and pleasing to look at.

23 Apr 2012 9:19pm

@Carol: Thank you for your detailed comment! Appreciated. I'm working on diagonals!

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is very endearing with the flower head in the foreground reaching out to the viewer. Lovely selective-focus and subtle texture.

23 Apr 2012 11:34pm

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks, Julie. Going subtle is a bit new for me. :-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely; quite ethereal

24 Apr 2012 12:03am

@john4jack: Thanks!

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Wonderful shot and great use of the dof.

24 Apr 2012 12:53am

@Steve: Thank you, Steve.

Kala from United States

Beautiful softness and delicateness to this image.

24 Apr 2012 2:38am

@Kala: Thanks, Kala.

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very soft with the fading edges

24 Apr 2012 6:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of your finest. It feels as if you have photographed not just the flower but the very air it breathes . . .

24 Apr 2012 6:54am

@Ronnie 2¢: I always appreciate your descriptive comments. :-)

Mary from Exton, United States

Beautiful Anita! I just love the tones and the contrast yellow.

24 Apr 2012 12:12pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

Amazing focus. Beautiful subtle palette. Great post-processing. Love the one bent stem, with its hanging blossom. You have such a distinctive style with these floral shots.

24 Apr 2012 4:11pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Beautiful photo, Anita, with great colours, light and lovely softness.

24 Apr 2012 4:28pm

@Tomas Turecek: Hi, Tomas. Thank you for visiting and commenting!

rian from vestavia hills, United States

beautiful light captured here, i love the mood.. :)

24 Apr 2012 7:57pm

@rian: Thank you.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what a lovely capture
well done

25 Apr 2012 7:38am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Glad you like it!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love the DoF and focus in this dreamy shot.

25 Apr 2012 3:43pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you for visiting and commenting!

MüllersSicht from Germany

Love the dreamy focus und the soft colours. Great work.

26 Apr 2012 7:24am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Stunningly beautiful..gorgeous dof. Like a dream!!!

28 Apr 2012 11:45am

jmnartsy from Australia

Wow...those delicate petals, such softness, such a bold yellow. Beautiful.

1 May 2012 4:48am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

3 May 2012 7:47pm

1/320 second
ISO 250
105 mm