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Peony Bud

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 8 May 2012 in Plant & Nature.

Another photo taken at Chanticleer Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA.
I used three textures by darkwood67, Joel Olives and hey amy.

NIKON D300 1/50 second F/13.0 ISO 400 105 mm


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Michelle from Elverson, United States

Just lovely.

8 May 2012 12:17pm

Bo Mackison from Madison, United States

What a stunning characterization of a solitary bud.

8 May 2012 12:30pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such an exquisite phase of its 'opening' and 'blossoming'. Love the background.

8 May 2012 12:48pm

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

This one is quite and eye catcher. More good work, Anita.

8 May 2012 1:01pm

Sue from Nashville, United States

Masterful... both in composition and use of texture.

8 May 2012 1:11pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

Really wonderful texture processing - which adds such depth and texture. I love the tightly coiled bud - ready to burst into bright fuschia petals but for now held tight by green leaves.

8 May 2012 2:05pm

Nina Lea Photography from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Really beautiful

8 May 2012 4:31pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Un espoir de bele fleur de pivoines j'adore..........

8 May 2012 6:05pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

A very nice job on the texture and the bokeh is perfect.... great color & detail, I love it!

8 May 2012 6:06pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

So gorgeous!!!
Like a painting

8 May 2012 6:25pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is so beautiful, you've captured the most delicate details! A very attractive photo! I have posted some peonies later this week too:) Love your technique Anita!

8 May 2012 9:29pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

The colours are just beautiful. Great style

9 May 2012 8:05am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

lovely texture

9 May 2012 9:31am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Beautiful photo of the bud, I like the one petal peeking out which makes for a great composition.

10 May 2012 4:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Textures used this way move the image into a study form where we notice elements of the flower structure that, perhaps, we might otherwise miss. They do not obstruct but, somehow, reveal.

10 May 2012 5:17am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

ah, my favorite flower! Beautifully done with the texture overlay, as usual Anita!

10 May 2012 12:37pm

denise ippolito from United States

Anita, I like this version too!

10 May 2012 10:46pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Perfect timing with the just emerging petal. Lovely blend of detail and texture.

15 May 2012 10:22am

1/50 second
ISO 400
105 mm