sinapsis arnensis ....

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 20 January 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Danville - Blackhawk ~
The proper name for the mustard plant...Thanks Sarah !

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 800 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Looks great in B&W!

20 Jan 2010 5:24am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great b/w, this is turning out to be one very interesting flower.

20 Jan 2010 7:04am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Really moody flower !

20 Jan 2010 8:46am

k@ from Paris, France

The black background is such a good idea, super nice !

20 Jan 2010 11:50am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

I love this one - it is so staightforward and bare and says "this is me!" It's a really honest shot - I like that a lot! BTW, mustard is another of the original Bach Flowers and it's described like this: "Mustard is for the soul's experience of darkness. Rather than experiencing light as separate from darkness, the soul is able to experience darkness as a transformative process. In this way Mustard flower essence helps the soul to anchor and stabilise its light, leading to a sustained experience of gentle joyfulness and quiet radiance." Lovely, isn't it?! Quoted from The Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz (an amazing book!).

20 Jan 2010 11:53am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Superb study in B & W ~ amazing use of light to show the details

20 Jan 2010 2:53pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful BW flower shot ! I miss to see more contrast in this flower !

20 Jan 2010 3:15pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Great B&W !

20 Jan 2010 3:42pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très belle sur ce fond noir

20 Jan 2010 5:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning!!

20 Jan 2010 6:46pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Exquisite! I love the dark background - very dramatic.

20 Jan 2010 8:43pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Me gusta mucho este B&W.

20 Jan 2010 9:38pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a great macro shot ,dulcie ,a nice b&w choice !,good clarity !
kiss !

20 Jan 2010 10:46pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Great conversion to b&w. No detail seems to be lost here. A very good macro.

21 Jan 2010 12:31am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Works very nicely in b/w. I like your work with this interesting plant.

21 Jan 2010 1:55am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like this close up and the light!

21 Jan 2010 2:02am

John from Danville, United States

I like this one too.

21 Jan 2010 5:04am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

really? blackhawk??? i never would have guessed, even in a multiple choice quiz.
i love when the mustard blooms- i saw my first mustard of the season a week ago.
it means everything is green, and it's spring already. i wish!!!

21 Jan 2010 6:54am

NIKON D90
1/60 second
F/5.6
ISO 800
450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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mustard
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