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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 1 October 2012 in Plant & Nature.

I love the brilliance of this Dahlia and its background.
One of the beautiful Dahlias blooming now at Chanticleer Gardens, Devon, Pennsylvania.

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/3.3 ISO 250 105 mm


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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I suspect Dahlia would consider this one of her best portraits ! I like the cleanness of style here and, indeed, she needed no 'improvement'.

1 Oct 2012 5:34am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb clarity***

1 Oct 2012 7:15am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful colors.

1 Oct 2012 8:24am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful colors & lights!!!

1 Oct 2012 10:59am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

i really like the vibrant colors in this shot, nicely done!

1 Oct 2012 4:34pm

Michelle Billetta from Elverson, United States

Wow, gorgeous color and detail. Very beautiful.

1 Oct 2012 4:39pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

beautiful..... I really like the flowers that you have in your backyard.... :)

1 Oct 2012 4:40pm

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

I really like the sharpness, and especially the colour combination with such a warm tones. Dahlias are amazing for their almost geometricly precise petals. They are like cut from the natural cloth.

1 Oct 2012 4:42pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful bloom, great clarity and love the background color ~ very natural!

1 Oct 2012 5:51pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Lumineux ce magnifique dahlia.

1 Oct 2012 7:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully processed

1 Oct 2012 8:59pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

You always manage to capture a sense of internal glowing in your floral images. This color combination says "autumn" with its golds and oranges and crimsons. Stunning!

1 Oct 2012 10:48pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Superb and skilful capture of this photogenic bloom! Soon ice flowers will replace these autumn beauties – hard to believe but true.

1 Oct 2012 10:52pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Indeed! I saw the preview and I just had to see this bright blast of autumn. Wonderful. I always say the same thing, but I have to do it one more time: you are exceptional in your backgrounds. I admire that you see the whole scene rather than just the pretty flower.

2 Oct 2012 2:17am

@GJC: Thank you so very much for your encouraging comment! :-)

Bo Mackison from United States

These are lovely colors, love that deep toned center.

8 Oct 2012 12:25am

Mary from Exton, United States

Sooo pretty!!!

8 Oct 2012 12:49pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Exquisite detail and sweet light!

12 Oct 2012 11:25pm

@Julie L. Brown: Thank you!

1/320 second
ISO 250
105 mm