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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 13 June 2013 in Plant & Nature.

Taken at Longwood Gardens in May.

NIKON D300 1/80 second F/8.0 ISO 500 105 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
Artist Connection .

- Orange Dahlia
- Pumpkin Light
- Swallowtail Butterfly
- Sunrise in Window
- Wisteria
- Geese Crossing Road
- Moon [

RBL from Oxford, United States

Absolutely beautiful! A scene from a fairy tale ... attractive light and colors!

13 Jun 2013 3:11pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

Wow, Anita! This is quite amazing - you have captured a real sense of being completely enveloped by floral garlands. Love the focus on the nearest flower cluster and the way the branch leads us deeply into the image.

13 Jun 2013 3:24pm

Bo Mackison from Madison, United States

Love the feel of nature-surround in this one.

13 Jun 2013 4:12pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Waoh !!!!!!!!!!!! wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 Jun 2013 5:42pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!!!
so so beautiful frame, focus, colors & lights!!!!!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

13 Jun 2013 6:07pm

firoozeh from kassel, Germany

Woooooooow ausgezeichnet.*****

13 Jun 2013 8:43pm

@firoozeh: Thank you for your vote of confidence and for visiting. :-)

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful and stunning capture of this purple curtain of Wisteria. Nature seems to be really lavish here!

13 Jun 2013 8:48pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

This is really beautiful!
Wonderful exposure, colors and dof ........
Like a dream!

14 Jun 2013 6:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So strongly captures the all-consuming experience of being there in the midst of Nature and I see and feel the path Brenda followed !

14 Jun 2013 7:11am

L'angevine from Angers, France


14 Jun 2013 7:36am

David from Bryn Mawr, United States

In addition to the 3-dimensional sense Brenda mentions, I feel the dynamic illusion of the petals cascading down, like confetti. Wow, indeed. This is a show-stopper.

14 Jun 2013 8:39am

Jackie Brady from Glenmoore, United States

You inspired me to take my flowers to a new level with your artistic view ~ Thank you Anita, you are gem.

14 Jun 2013 1:22pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and there you are in the Spotlight already ! Love to see that - Congrats, Anita.

14 Jun 2013 5:26pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Bravo, I'm happy for your spotlight!

14 Jun 2013 5:36pm

@Marie-Line: Thank you. I'm surprised and pleased!

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Well deserved!!
Congratulations :-))

14 Jun 2013 6:30pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

14 Jun 2013 6:48pm

thami from Fez, Morocco

Une belle nature fleurie et modulée par la profondeur de champ (contraste net/flou)! Excellente pour marquer la publication de ta millième image!
Bonne fin de semaine!

14 Jun 2013 7:01pm

destani from Iran

Excellennt ! Congratulations! :)

14 Jun 2013 7:08pm

@destani: Thank you!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

14 Jun 2013 7:35pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you!

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight... absolutely gorgeous!!

14 Jun 2013 9:16pm

@Carol: Thank you!

Ludo from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Congrats !!

14 Jun 2013 9:16pm

@Ludo: Thank you.

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


14 Jun 2013 9:23pm

@Melocoton: Thank you.

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Absolutely wonderful ... excellent focus and dof
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

14 Jun 2013 11:22pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: I'm glad you like it. Thank you!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing....perfect focusing....Congratulations on the Spotlight.

15 Jun 2013 1:41am

@PRASHANT: Thank you!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow - this is amazing, congratulations on Spotlight.

15 Jun 2013 2:27am

@kiwisa: Thank you.

indrajit from kankavli, India

nicely framed ! congrats !

15 Jun 2013 4:17am

@indrajit: Thank you.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely composition and a great dreamy effect! congratulations!

15 Jun 2013 4:44am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Great colour and love the way you've played with focus here

15 Jun 2013 5:00am

@~~~Ann~~~: Thank you.

marceline from tournai, Belgium

magnifique !!! congratulations !

15 Jun 2013 5:59am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Félicitations pour le spotlight.

15 Jun 2013 7:07am

christine from schoten, Belgium

Congratulations! Excellent composition, it's great to capture the wisteria in such an original way!

15 Jun 2013 7:32am

@christine: Thank you for your kind words.

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great colours & frame ; congrats !

15 Jun 2013 9:43am

@Eric C.: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

shecoufehkhalili from tehran, Iran

very very beautiful colors ,
very good angle and lights
congratulations !

15 Jun 2013 10:00am

@shecoufehkhalili: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

sido from Seville, Spain

I was interested in your link about texture but it does not work...

15 Jun 2013 10:13am

@sido: Thanks for letting me know about the link. Try this . This should take you to the June edition of MiniMag. Scroll down a bit and find my article on the right. I hope this works!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So gorgeous ! I like the soft bokeh in the backdrop.

15 Jun 2013 11:20am

@Hiro: thank you!

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, New York, United States

Congratulations ! Absolutely Beautiful !

15 Jun 2013 12:59pm

@John Jungklaus: Thank you.

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Congratulations, a gorgeous shot !

15 Jun 2013 2:15pm

@Rafael: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Helene from Loire Atlantique, France

Magnifique !! Bravo pour ce spotlight largement mérité !

15 Jun 2013 2:51pm

@Helene: Many thanks!

Lilibeau from NY, United States

Beautiful violet and light...

15 Jun 2013 3:51pm

@Lilibeau: Thank you!

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wonderful colours and composition. Congratulations on the Spotlight!

15 Jun 2013 4:26pm

sido from Seville, Spain

Thanks Anita. I read your tutorial and it should work easily with Ps CS6 too.

15 Jun 2013 5:30pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a lovely bright well focussed image, congratulations!

15 Jun 2013 7:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous color! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

15 Jun 2013 8:42pm

flo from udine, Italy

super! bravo

15 Jun 2013 8:45pm

@flo: Thank you.

shooter from lincoln, United Kingdom

I think I would have left the whole picture out of focus as the background is stronger for ma at least than the foreground, I think the colours and light really do suit this

16 Jun 2013 9:26am

@shooter: Thanks for sharing your opinion. I'm always interested in constructive critiques.

denise ippolito from United States

Beautiful work Anita, Congrats on the spotlight!

16 Jun 2013 10:09am

Achuth from New Haven, United States

Thats an amazing shot !

16 Jun 2013 4:32pm

@Achuth: Thank you.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

16 Jun 2013 4:42pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Gorgeous! Congrats on the Spotlight!

16 Jun 2013 5:01pm

@Bettina: Thank you.

saran from shiraz, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight

17 Jun 2013 3:25am

@saran: Thank you.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid!!! Congrats for the Spotlight.

17 Jun 2013 2:44pm

Elizabeth from Philadelphia, United States

Beautiful composition! Congrats on spotlight!! So pretty!!

18 Jun 2013 2:53am

@Elizabeth: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

amirbaba from Tehran, Iran


18 Jun 2013 3:31am

@amirbaba: Thank you.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Isa from Vaucluse, France

Magnifique !

21 Jun 2013 3:12pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbes couleurs, et belle composition.

26 Jun 2013 8:43am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this is simply enchanting.. :) lovely composition as well!

1 Jul 2013 2:46pm

Mary from Exton, United States

In Love with this!

25 Jul 2013 12:21pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

The wonders of plant life by : Helen :

artography by ~~~Ann~~~

1/80 second
ISO 500
105 mm