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Dahlia Delight

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 7 July 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Thanks for the response to the previously posted landscape images. I have a couple more in the 'archives' I'll post soon. Bluebonnets and Paintbrush are not nearly as plentiful as in years past due to drought, wind and wildfires.

The curves and colors of dahlias are so beautiful and painterly. This Dahlia was so pretty I just had to buy some and bring them home to play with. (too hot here for them to grow).

Texture overlay and a lightly applied Alien Skin Snapart.

NIKON D300 1/2 second F/16.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

You have caught these Dahlia petals in a delightful way. They remind me of the fluttering layers of a ballerina's skirt !!

7 Jul 2011 6:12am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice macro!

7 Jul 2011 8:19am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

sieht aus wie ein Ölgemälde.
Gut gemacht.

7 Jul 2011 12:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Very soft and feminine Barbara! Well done! ;-)

7 Jul 2011 1:03pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

A delight indeed! Wonderfully soft! Love it! I would enlarge and frame this!!!!

7 Jul 2011 2:37pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful and soft ... lovely.

7 Jul 2011 2:41pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

As always, lovely work. I just love Dahlias!! Mine won't bloom until the end of summer!

7 Jul 2011 4:15pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

beautiful color, shape, and tone!

7 Jul 2011 5:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful. I love the pastel colors!

7 Jul 2011 8:39pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Genius compoaition....lovely tones.

7 Jul 2011 10:09pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Delightful! Love the way the petals are configured. The sherbet colors make my mouth water!

7 Jul 2011 11:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully done. so lovely

8 Jul 2011 12:05am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Love this painterly effect - fantastic work!

8 Jul 2011 2:17am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You said it - beautiful and painterly. Wonderful PP.

8 Jul 2011 3:37am

JCJ from Troyes, France

nice paper texture.

8 Jul 2011 8:42am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Great composition, amazing summer colours and the light painterly look works perfectly. Excellent work, Barbara. It§s impossible to buy sucha a beautiful dahlias in our flowers hops :(

8 Jul 2011 2:22pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Fabulous! I love the glow of this....and the colors are wonderful.

9 Jul 2011 1:06am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You playedwith the dahlia like an Artist!

9 Jul 2011 5:15am

skarlet from kerman, Iran

beautiful peaceful colors! well done

9 Jul 2011 6:24pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Très jolis effets .... ... compliments

9 Jul 2011 10:17pm

@mimicy: Merci!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


10 Jul 2011 5:24am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France


10 Jul 2011 3:38pm

@Vert Pomme: Merci!

Michelle Holland from Pomona Park, United States

How beautiful your dahlia is. I love the softness of the colors.

11 Jul 2011 2:14am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

bel angle de vue, superbe

11 Jul 2011 11:58am

John Barclay from Chalfont, United States

Just beautiful Barbara! Another big time winner.

11 Jul 2011 4:54pm

@John Barclay: Thanks, JB!

Monik from PARIS, France

Superbes effets. J'adore. BRAVO!

16 Jul 2011 2:08pm

1/2 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)