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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 April 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I understand that Narcissus and Daffodil are names for the same flowers, but I always think of this one as a Narcissus.
Textures by Kim Klassen and Sienna62 .

NIKON D300 1/10 second F/9.0 ISO 125 105 mm


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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a pure image of an innocent little flower that shared its name with the creation who wasted away from unsatisfied desire - whereupon he was transformed into this. Or, so a Greek told me !

23 Apr 2013 6:34am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

So delicate and pretty!

23 Apr 2013 6:39am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Gorgeous, Anita, you captured the exquisite beauty of the flower so well. Love the tone-on-tone background and the soft light too.

23 Apr 2013 7:09am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide compositio, les couleurs sont une merveille. Belle journée.

23 Apr 2013 7:27am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


23 Apr 2013 9:56am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Jolie macro. Belle composition.
Lumière et couleurs extra.

23 Apr 2013 12:05pm

@d.apskos: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for commenting!

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous image ! Always nice processing !

23 Apr 2013 12:16pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Bright and beautiful! I agree, this is the real Narcissus (in Finnish we call this 'narsissi' too).

23 Apr 2013 12:40pm

@Marilla: I'm glad you like it and that you also call this a Narcissus.

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

sublime !!!!

23 Apr 2013 1:16pm

@Christine: Thank you.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Absolutely gorgeous; as if taking a bow! Love it, Anita :)

23 Apr 2013 8:56pm

@RBL: Thanks. This is one of my favorite Daffodils.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

So beautiful, Anita; you captured it well.
The daffodil as I know it, is yellow and has a longer 'trumpet'.

23 Apr 2013 9:12pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you. I agree about daffodils.

Brenda from Canton, United States

I like how our eye is immediately drawn to the orange and yellow circular center and then the green stem - only then discovering the creamy petals that seem to melt into the surrounding background.

23 Apr 2013 10:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful shot.

24 Apr 2013 2:13am

@B. Thomas: I'm glad you like it. Thanks.

l'angevine from Angers, France

toujours aussi surprenante ma chère Anita,bravo encore

24 Apr 2013 6:07am

@l'angevine: Thank you!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful colors, detail & treatment!

24 Apr 2013 12:24pm

@omid: thank you.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Exquisite! The petals are so subtle and demure. I really like their position and the center is a striking focal point.

24 Apr 2013 1:27pm

@Julie L. Brown: Julie: This is one of my favorite Daffodils. I, too, love the petals and the center. Each year this flower brings me joy.

Marcie from Newton Highlands, United States

Love the whites on whites here. It appears to be leaning into the camera's lens..almost nodding.

25 Apr 2013 1:21pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

i definitely like how the viewer's attention goes directly to the center of the flower, beautiful shot!

5 May 2013 3:21am

awil from france, France

Un magnifique photoblog !!

7 Sep 2013 7:20am

@awil: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

1/10 second
ISO 125
105 mm