a peaceful ending . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 4 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This fading blossom was mistakenly posted briefly last week, so here it is again. Thank you early viewers, Sarah and Riccardo, who had already made lovely comments.

NIKON D90 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Still beautiful as it fades and turns to seed to produce more of these lovely flowers

4 Aug 2011 8:18am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

stunning macro , great details and DOF !!!

4 Aug 2011 8:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As beautiful as it was before . . does not look a day older !

4 Aug 2011 8:46am

Frida from Sweden

Lovely light and they are still beautiful even in decay.

4 Aug 2011 11:17am

BBM from south, United Kingdom

Lovely Capture! :)

4 Aug 2011 11:40am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

It's still as poignant the second time round!

4 Aug 2011 12:22pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A little sad, but lovely ending....:-)

4 Aug 2011 1:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully poignant image Dulcie! Having given it's all it now settles into a new life! ;-)

4 Aug 2011 2:02pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

The cycle of life is beautiful even in the end.

4 Aug 2011 3:00pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful closeup in great processing!

4 Aug 2011 3:05pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

awww and now the decay

4 Aug 2011 3:34pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Sad to see the flower this way, but it is a good shot.

4 Aug 2011 4:01pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

I love faded flowers

4 Aug 2011 10:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great close up and DOF. A fitting title!

4 Aug 2011 11:48pm

Wendy the wee Scots Lass from United States

'fraid I feel like a faded flower a bit these days...I find it not so peaceful as clearly a sign of the processes we are all going thru. We are not robust and strong, but limply hanging on in some ways...not sad, but an ending prescribed by nature. Hmmm...I am sensing a tired, overwhelmed, lack luster mood here. Done for now, becoming compost and preparation for the next growth spurts. Will we all become such fodder for the next crops and persons. May we be good mulch!

5 Aug 2011 8:21am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Dead flowers make me sad.

5 Aug 2011 7:19pm

JOEMULLIGAN from Muscatine, Iowa, United States

I like this very much. I don't see it as sad at all. It's really very beautiful.

7 Aug 2011 7:06pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

What do you exspect after weeks of dancing in the same dress ;)

8 Aug 2011 9:11am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


8 Aug 2011 11:13am

Ann from Walnut Creek, United States

A role-model for relaxing into aging, letting go, laying aside allure and resting in our experience.

9 Aug 2011 3:49pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
157 mm (35mm equiv.)