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Graceful Glad

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 31 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Stamen of a gladiola cradled inside the folds of the flower

NIKON D300 1/3 second F/16.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Ethereal and poetic! I like what you did here with the one flowers core! Beautiful lighting and clarity!

31 Jul 2009 6:04am

ClaudiaBCN from Barcelona, Andorra

Hi Barbara, great macro shot ! I love the soft light and the fine details.

31 Jul 2009 8:29am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Really elegant! The light comes beutifully through petals.

31 Jul 2009 9:10am

kim from Manila, Philippines

very nice, the lighting comliments the color of the flower. great macro!

31 Jul 2009 9:28am

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

very nice and sensual ! cool !

31 Jul 2009 12:48pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

so incredibly silky! beautiful detail!

31 Jul 2009 1:04pm

zOOm from Paris, France

That's superb ! Petals liek a wedding dress ! Wow ! Exquisite macro.

31 Jul 2009 2:03pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh my gosh! This is so delicate and soft! I love the subtle color, and the selective focus is perfect!

31 Jul 2009 2:31pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Just beautiful photo!

31 Jul 2009 2:56pm

Taina from Madrid, Spain

Delicate and elegant image.

31 Jul 2009 3:37pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

georgious ,heart of flower
kiss !

31 Jul 2009 7:33pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Simply beautiful!

31 Jul 2009 10:10pm

Jen from St. George, United States

This is stunning and perfect in every way! All the gentle curves, the light, the details, the natural framing... I pretty much LOVE it all!!!! :)

1 Aug 2009 12:09am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Gorgeous!! Love it! Beautiful colors and composition and dof. Excellent! (no point in coming to Longwood Gardens when you have such fabulous flowers in Fort Worth!)

1 Aug 2009 5:45pm

@Anita: Thanks, Anita! I would like to come to Longwood however. The flowers are cultivated but still in a natural habitat. The best I can do here - at this time of year - is bring some home and do macro. That's ok, however, as it has me shooting!

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

This is beautiful, Barbara! I really like the colour tones, lightning and DOF. Composition is just perfect.

1 Aug 2009 5:52pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thank you everyone. I really loved this one too. Every now and then you end up with one that makes your heart sing. Flowers are so intricate and detailed and fun to capture.

1 Aug 2009 9:33pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Incredible colors. Have never seen a Glad look like this. The translucency is just fantastic. What a score!

2 Aug 2009 7:05pm

@Bob Towery: Thanks, Bob. I'm finding the wireless macro flash system gives an image like this such depth - much better than bounced light, and I can place the flashes just where I want them.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Terrific light.

4 Aug 2009 10:40pm

@GJC: Thank you!

awil from France

very beautifull pictures whith wonderfull colors!!!

13 Aug 2009 6:40am

@awil: Thank you for stopping by!

Ivy from Hong Kong

An instant favourite!

17 Aug 2009 9:55am

@Ivy: Thank you Ivy!

1/3 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)