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Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 23 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Danville, CA ~ Fibrous Begonia

NIKON D90 1/2500 second F/3.5 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Cruz from exurbia, United States

Another great shot! The drama of the drop of water is perfect!

23 Aug 2010 5:29am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Or not to be? That cannot be the question. This is theatrical lighting and absolutely gorgeous! I adore it! So beautiful!

23 Aug 2010 5:53am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice point of view , great colors on this shot , Phil.

23 Aug 2010 5:55am

Leanne from Victoria, Australia

lovely light on the details, beautiful colours.

23 Aug 2010 5:59am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful work (thanks also for your incredible words, it really did make me sit up straighter)

23 Aug 2010 6:14am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Stunning Shot! color,details, light, perfect! 5*****!

23 Aug 2010 6:16am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

..whether 'tiz nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous droplets...well it is in this case! Lovely shot!

23 Aug 2010 6:18am

rem_la from Villiers, France

beaucoup de poesie dans cette image !

23 Aug 2010 6:33am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

This is just beautiful, colors and darkness work just fine !!!!!!!

23 Aug 2010 6:45am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Simply beautiful! The light on the flower is just gorgeous!

23 Aug 2010 6:47am

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - gorgeous - lighting is fantastic and the colors so rich!

23 Aug 2010 6:48am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunning! The colours are magnificent and so is the macro.

23 Aug 2010 7:03am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow, full of mystery

23 Aug 2010 7:05am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the light on the flower and droplets, very beautiful with the dark background.

23 Aug 2010 7:44am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An exquisite combination of darkness and light in the flower and the delicate drop of water trembling on the petal of fire! Dulcie Excellent image! Very artistic! Best regards, Adela

23 Aug 2010 7:54am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

very tender, a wonderful picture, I love this!

23 Aug 2010 8:24am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful lighting and details !

23 Aug 2010 8:37am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

wow, wonderful light and color ^^

23 Aug 2010 8:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Superb in that light & darkness, seems she's crying. Delicious colors (i didn't understand the title, me poor frenchie ;)

23 Aug 2010 9:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You and the lighting have created a lovely touch of secrecy about this little flower . . I like the mood !

23 Aug 2010 10:07am

shahrzad from Kerman, Iran

:))) clever title

23 Aug 2010 10:40am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Delicious, fantastic...Pure's Dulcie Art...

23 Aug 2010 11:02am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful work ! Love this romantic and yet, very mysterious mood !

23 Aug 2010 11:47am

♏arleen from Netherlands

Great capture, I love the way you played with the light:-)

23 Aug 2010 12:28pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I love, it's fabulous. 5 *. Beautiful day.

23 Aug 2010 12:37pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very sweet and delicate shot ,dulcie !!
five stars !!
kiss !

23 Aug 2010 2:42pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Beautiful details and colours!

23 Aug 2010 4:18pm

joemulligan from United States

mysterious, graceful spirals of light with a fountain of upspringing gold.....and that one tender waterdrop.....

23 Aug 2010 4:48pm

wesley from selangor, Malaysia

the lighting very nice!

23 Aug 2010 5:06pm

Marie LC from France

Très belle gestion de l'éclairage

23 Aug 2010 5:07pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Beautiful image

23 Aug 2010 5:39pm

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Like the modesty of a tear in the corner of the cheek! A pure wonder!

23 Aug 2010 6:07pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wow..awesome shot..
Great composition, lighting..
Great details of the yellow structures...The waterdrop caps it all....5 stars, Dulcie,,

23 Aug 2010 7:29pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

how beautifully stunning! quite delightful:)

23 Aug 2010 8:07pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great macro and colors

23 Aug 2010 8:27pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

so nicely captured... light and colours are gorgeous, Dulcie. I really love this picture!

23 Aug 2010 8:51pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning image, lovethe light and the DOF

23 Aug 2010 10:11pm

Don Levesque from New Brunswick, Canada

Beautiful colours and dof...the raindrops gives it that extra appeal. Fabulous photo!

23 Aug 2010 11:10pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love the lighting! This is beautiful!

24 Aug 2010 12:12am

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

OK, you went and got EVERYTHING right with this one!

24 Aug 2010 1:07am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

very delicate...

24 Aug 2010 2:58am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Lovely shot,wonerful light and the droplet is realy good.

24 Aug 2010 12:03pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Dulcie, this is a marvelous, beautiful job here!! The focus and pov are just exquisite. The emotion of this image carries through with the beautiful droplet you have there. As if this lovely flower wer crying. I love this image! You have done a spectacular job with it :-) Denny

24 Aug 2010 2:47pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful lighting! And, I love the dark red tones and black.

24 Aug 2010 2:59pm

Praveen from llanell, United Kingdom

beautiful. great lighting.

24 Aug 2010 7:56pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful dark red colors- makes it very special... and beautiful.

24 Aug 2010 8:29pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my goodness!!! This is absolutely exquisite!!! The lighting is fabulous!! I love everything about it - a masterpiece! Bravo
5 stars

25 Aug 2010 6:12am

Gary Hart from California, United States

Gorgeous color, and the juxtaposition against the black background gives this small scene a real air of elegance.

25 Aug 2010 6:01pm

Véro from Savoie, France

dans l'intimité d'une fleur , très réussi !

28 Aug 2010 4:33am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I like the darkness of this image.

28 Aug 2010 9:44am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

28 Aug 2010 6:31pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great light! Very mysterious.

29 Aug 2010 2:23am

1/2500 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)