Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 20 March 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Danville CA ~ Icelandic Poppy

NIKON D90 1/40 second F/5.6 ISO 640 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Excellent choice. Those little hairs are often overlooked, but always felt when handling those flowers. Beautiful colors!

20 Mar 2010 5:13am

Wendy at the shore, USA from United States

Extra special, so glad to be back in your eye's view. Touching, very fragile and I adore the colors and those hiding in the background. Even the back side of poppycock is lookin' good. You surely still have it. Now to review the past photos since I missed so much with my family times. Keep up the inspirations and gifts of God for us all lest we forget what is always around us.

20 Mar 2010 6:38am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

That is beautiful.... and seeing this is a nice way to start my day, 5 stars. Excellent technique.

20 Mar 2010 7:32am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

What a fantastic angle you've chosen... this is really unique, a gorgeous photo!

20 Mar 2010 7:41am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, the sun from below ! Beautiful and creative angle, i love this : happy Springtime to you, Dulcie*

20 Mar 2010 8:22am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

just stunning... one of my favourite flowers !!:)

20 Mar 2010 8:31am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Like Kate above, this is one of my favourite flowers and you've done it proud! Gorgeous colours and the detail is amazing. Very, very well done!!

20 Mar 2010 8:59am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

5***** Dulcie ! I love the angle and the superb colors... extremely well done !
Have a nice weekend :)

20 Mar 2010 10:22am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a gorgeous glow! Just beautiful with this angle..very well captured!!!

20 Mar 2010 11:07am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Rich pastry for my morning coffee. best...jerry

20 Mar 2010 1:57pm

shelle from United States

Yummy. The color is wonderful.

20 Mar 2010 2:56pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

i love the focus on the hairy stem and the glow from the firey oranges and yellows!

20 Mar 2010 3:03pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Great close up - well done!

20 Mar 2010 3:06pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Dulcie, this is beautiful .. more than beautiful ! Love the angle, compo , but above all, these tones are glorious ! Poppy flower is always great inspiration !

20 Mar 2010 3:17pm

Florence from Paris, France

I begin with 5 stars. It gives an idea ? Of course, definetely superb and with no doubt... I love it ! The flower seems to radiate from inside, the sensuality of the petals, the details (thanks to this remarquable focus) and DOF really create a very eyecatching macro. A round of applause for you. :-)

20 Mar 2010 5:29pm

@Florence: This is a wonderful critique, and I appreciate your very generous rating. Thanks so much Florence !!!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

An interestingly lovely composition, and the light just glows!!! Super image !!!

20 Mar 2010 5:36pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

lovely shot- I love the orange

20 Mar 2010 5:47pm

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

nice shot, great details

20 Mar 2010 6:41pm

dany-yepa from Nice, France

great compo for this macro , original and beautifull shooting , thx for your com , have a good sunday

20 Mar 2010 8:10pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Amazing clarity and detail at 450mm, with the serene beauty of the stem hairs captured against the colours so perfectly.

20 Mar 2010 8:13pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Para ti, ya hace dias que llegó la primavera. Con todas esta últimas fotos se formaría un ramo precioso.

20 Mar 2010 10:50pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The colour is so vibrant and compelling and your composition makes this a stunning photo.

21 Mar 2010 8:13am

☾éline from New York City, United States

Nice macro with beautiful colors !

22 Mar 2010 8:48pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

wonderful. great composition and colors and point of view. is it a double exposure?

23 Mar 2010 9:37am

@Anita: Yes, I layered two images together, just sightly off-setting them. Two are better than one, right ?? ;-)

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West wales boy), Germany

I like the way you´ve used the flower stem as the main subject,a different take on macro flower shots !!

23 Mar 2010 5:53pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Unusual approach but it works

23 Mar 2010 8:05pm

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

Thanks for this gorgeous image, Dulcie.....so full of life/heart. I love the big vibrant petals contrasted with the tiny hairs on the stem.....and the little bokeh flowers in the background.

24 Mar 2010 8:08pm

Wendy at the shore, USA from United States

A very sparse beard, indeed! Such tight shots...don't know nuthin' 'bout them lenses! I love the living in side and beside a flower. Feels so like HOney I Shrunk the Kids. You keep me safe with the intimate shots of glory on earth. So grateful for your art and gifts.

28 Mar 2010 12:45am

1/40 second
ISO 640
450 mm (35mm equiv.)