black daisy . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 4 January 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

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Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Nice post processing, well done :-)

4 Jan 2011 6:07am

jim from sebastopol, United States

wooo, this is really interesting, Dulcie. i especially like the shadow !!

4 Jan 2011 6:32am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Well done too , even if I enjoy more the previous , Phil

4 Jan 2011 6:55am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Just wonderful!!!!! So breathtaking. 5*
Please stop this cascade of fabulous images, I´m running out of superlatives. :-)

4 Jan 2011 7:40am

@larans: ;-) This is a very charming comment.....thank you.

dan from Paris, France

Is it the light, is it the color of the flower??? The image is very original !
The shadow of the flower completes this beautiful composition. It's charming, Dulcie.

4 Jan 2011 7:57am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It's like a Dahlia :) Lovely!

4 Jan 2011 7:58am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Another work of art on my screen today Dulcie! Dramatic effect of light and shadow and texture in the petals of the flower ideal. Best regards, Adela

4 Jan 2011 8:08am

marci from in, Morocco

really nice! is that a shadow or part of the processing? either way, love it!

4 Jan 2011 8:20am

@marci: A shadow image of the flower... thank you so much for commenting, Marci.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb processing ! black heart in golden light !

4 Jan 2011 8:38am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States


4 Jan 2011 10:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So unusual! Love it!

4 Jan 2011 11:06am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful treatment...nicely presented..

4 Jan 2011 11:51am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super processing on this shot Dulcie! It is hard for the mind to initially equate black and daisy in the same sentence. This is possibly what makes such a visual impact with this shot! 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

4 Jan 2011 12:50pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the shadow in this. Wonderful golden processing!

4 Jan 2011 1:33pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Black and gold - very elegant!

4 Jan 2011 1:34pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great idea. Nice processing.

4 Jan 2011 1:35pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


4 Jan 2011 2:36pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Very special! Lovely processing.

4 Jan 2011 5:12pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. beautifully done

4 Jan 2011 5:30pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A unique shot - well done.

4 Jan 2011 6:46pm

rem_la from villiers, France

joli joli traitement des couleurs !

4 Jan 2011 7:37pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

amazing composition and processing, just great : )

4 Jan 2011 8:55pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

beautiful compo !

4 Jan 2011 8:58pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Masterful composition and splendid processing. 5 * Nice day.

4 Jan 2011 9:15pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oooh....this is nice. Love the light, shadow and contrast.
Thank you for your photo-friendship and support last year.
Happy New Year to you!

5 Jan 2011 1:31am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

great picture, beautiful tones... the lighting here is sensational!

5 Jan 2011 4:46am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

i love the tones and detail!

5 Jan 2011 5:47am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia


5 Jan 2011 6:44am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wonderful treatment in your tones and the vignette. I love the title to go with it. All the textures are beautiful!

5 Jan 2011 6:51am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic composition and great work. I like the details

5 Jan 2011 9:11am

k@ from Paris, France

The duotone & shadow/light interplay say a lot, that's so much like Life. Exquisite.

5 Jan 2011 9:29am

PEGGY*aiMe*PHOTO from somewhere in, France

wow ! a beautiful vision of this flower. I love it !

5 Jan 2011 10:55am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Great processing !!

5 Jan 2011 11:23am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

my first association with this image is - funeral !

5 Jan 2011 1:11pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

It's really BEAUTIFUL! Wonderful lighting, Bravo. : )

5 Jan 2011 1:55pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

cool image. the shadow really makes this I think

5 Jan 2011 8:12pm


What a powerful image. And as often with your flower macros, a threatening/sinister one. I have an image in my mind of a book of your flower close-ups. Only then, I think, with people realize what a unique and important vision you're sharing here. I am reminded of a line by Garcia Lorca in which he described a flower as "half heart, half skull."

5 Jan 2011 8:41pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Don't think I would buy a bunch of them to brighten up the living room, but I think it's an awesome picture!
Great processing Dulcie:-)

5 Jan 2011 8:48pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

There's something beautiful about the way the light is revealed. Like a sun masked by the elegance for us not to be blinded and fully grasp everything offered. Love the orientation of that eye dressed with petals and the projected graphism of the shadow disputing/sharing the space with the "sun". And a delicate neckline.
Simple and rich.

7 Jan 2011 3:50am

1/1 second
ISO 640
157 mm (35mm equiv.)