an almost full bloom american lotus. its colors will turn to bright yellow before petals are shed off.
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Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-10-17 20:15
Nice macro shot.
Real great contrast here and also excellent tones.
What I think is most wonderful is the center/core of the flower, I've never seen it having such a shape. Great pink and purple colours. The sharpness is supreme, excellent!
I would remove the green highlight on the top border, aswell as the red and green one on the rightside, they distract a little in my opinion.
Thanks for sharing this flower.
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2006-10-18 4:26
Very nice macro shot,
Lovely shadow and perfect zooming,
Well done Bro
goodwill (4226) 2006-10-18 6:16
Oh my God, what a beauty indeed.
I must say your shot has all in it, colours which touch the heart, contrast of high quality, beautiful management of light and shades .....but like meyou also could not hide that pink and green spots.
A simmilar shot I did post a few days earlier and then a member by the name Teo came to help, so you can learn from her......
A great shot.
adores (45243) 2006-10-18 17:26
Hi there Benedict!
Great shot of this beautiful lotus, with good colours and light!Good work!
sc07 (1292) 2006-10-19 11:40
Lovely flower! You did a great macro here, I like the details and the colors of this picture. The dark background is amazing too...how did you manage to achieve such a contrast?
MikiM (1924) 2006-10-21 15:10
I'm not the fan of flower shots but I like this very much. The high contrast is the key here - you captured it very well.
branley (3681) 2006-10-23 9:02
what a beautiful shot of this very colourful flower, the centre of the lotus is so unusual. You have a good mix of light and shade and the pov is perfect. A superb post.
qpochet (1412) 2006-10-23 10:45
Beautiful close-up of nature art! Very good shrpness and bright colours. I partucularly like the game of shadows and light, it's wonderful.
kency (2352) 2006-10-25 8:25
Very nice macro,I love the sharpnes only the right corner with the rest of the flower is not so nice.
vedra (0) 2006-10-29 4:51
Excellent shot of a lotus flower. You had very fine light here which makes this macro outstanding.
mishreyee (0) 2006-10-29 23:14
This is a wonderful shot, the typical pink colour at the edges is very nice, also the mid portion is focused beautifully. I think the background have given another dimension to this pic.
regards from India.
Davoud (241) 2006-11-01 11:50
what a beautiful it is
colors , composition & edit are very interesting
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-11-13 4:23
Excellent composition, gorgeous colours. Nice n sharp focus. But its the black BG which really works like magic here. Maybe you could have left a little more breathing space at the top.
tinvin (460) 2009-07-06 5:21
nice one bro...i like how your lotus stands out against the blackened background. sharp ang image saka punchy din ang kulay.
- Copyright: Benedict Ong (Benedict) (7076)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D DIGITAL, Tamron 18-200m, Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-17 19:24
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