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Balloon Flower

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 17 July 2013 in Plant & Nature.

Another photo taken at the plant nursery. I am using my f1.8 50mm lens more--I can hand-hold it. Thanks to Pareeerica for her texture Star Grunge, and to Coffee Shop for China Plate.

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 50 mm


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Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Beautiful textures and beautiful bright blue!
Perfect exposure and focus ......

17 Jul 2013 6:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide réalisation, les détails de la fleur sont superbes. Belle journée.

17 Jul 2013 7:43am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

The details of the flower are great. Beautiful processing. Have a nice day.

17 Jul 2013 8:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic :)

17 Jul 2013 12:11pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

great macro an a fine background*

17 Jul 2013 1:12pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

There is a very cool, wintry feel to this image - which is an unexpected and delightful contrast - as if summer bloomed in a blizzard.

17 Jul 2013 1:37pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Beautiful !

17 Jul 2013 5:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, Anita ... this is just exquisite! Love the clarity, colors and especially twinkle of the texture!

17 Jul 2013 8:37pm

bernie kasper from Madison, United States

Lovely color and comp here Anita, wonderful image !!

17 Jul 2013 10:54pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is so pretty. Very nice curve and flow to the whole composition. I tried to grow these flowers, but they didn't make it.

18 Jul 2013 12:30am

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks, Julie. I do have one Balloon flower plant in my garden. It is puzzling why some plants grow for me and some don't. I have trouble with Peonies, which are supposed to be easy!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely. very nice texture

18 Jul 2013 4:04am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Great concept and awesome execution. The color palette is very appealing.

18 Jul 2013 9:16am

L'angevine from Angers, France

une impression qu'elle est sous la pluie

18 Jul 2013 11:58am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

18 Jul 2013 1:21pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Wonderful macro.

18 Jul 2013 7:51pm

@MEC: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is stunning! I love the DOF and processing. The cool blue tones are lovely

24 Jul 2013 4:10am

Lilibeau from NY, United States

wow! Wonderful shape! Magic color!

26 Jul 2013 10:26am

1/320 second
ISO 200
50 mm