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Bloodroot Bud

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 25 April 2013 in Plant & Nature.

A few Bloodroot plants are growing on the hill behind our pond. They fill me with joy when I see them.

NIKON D300 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 100 105 mm


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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Buds represent such pent-up power . . the eagerness of waiting. I see it here.

25 Apr 2013 6:14am

@Ronnie 2¢: I always appreciate your insightful comments.

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Great frame and soft tones!
The texture of bud and leaf is beautiful!
I'm curious what the flower will look like ..........

25 Apr 2013 6:38am

@Ellebelle: My next post will show the open flower. :-)

Marilla from Turku, Finland

A perfect piece of art! *****

25 Apr 2013 8:43am

@Marilla: Thank you.

Mary from PA, United States

Love every aspect of this photo...5 stars

25 Apr 2013 10:20am

@Mary: Thank you!

Bo Mackison from Madison, United States

Sweet and soft.

25 Apr 2013 12:41pm

Marcie from Newton Highlands, United States

The detail in the leaves is absolutely exquisite. Love the warm soft color..

25 Apr 2013 1:20pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendides shot, les détails de la feuille sont superbes. Magnifique lumière. Belle journée.

25 Apr 2013 2:08pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

I swear you must have tiny, tiny lights that you slip inside your floral subjects - I can't figure out another explanation for how you always manage to capture that feeling of internal glow. No exception from this bud - beautiful range of colors, from palest almost-white spring green to deep browns. A simple but sophisticated palette.

25 Apr 2013 7:00pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

The detailed veining on the leaf is amazing ... beautiful soft colors and bud ... wonderful capture!

25 Apr 2013 7:11pm

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie!

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. Lovely tones and I like the background color

26 Apr 2013 4:06am

@Anina Botes: Thank you.

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh j'adore cet effet fumée du fond...

26 Apr 2013 2:20pm

@L'angevine: Thank you. I failed to note that it is a combination of textures by Joel Olives and Coffee Shop.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Except for the leaf detail, it almost looks like tulip. You always have such nice light on your subjects.

26 Apr 2013 8:28pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Love the ‘protective gesture’ of the leaf towards the flower bud that you captured here.

26 Apr 2013 9:57pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it's as if that leaf's embracing the bud.. nicely shot! :)

5 May 2013 3:21am

1/80 second
ISO 100
105 mm