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Flowers in our garden - a different view iii

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 2 April 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Third in the series - final post tomorrow. The original image can be viewed here.
I must say that I was more than happy to see how this came out. I wanted lots of bright, vibrant colour and that's what I got. Taken with the early morning sunlight leaving delicate shadows on the hibiscus petals, the blue sky and the surrounding branches in the background all played their part. For me the light from early morning sun is almost impossible to beat, and it really lights up this scene. Not the most wonderful composition, but for me the colours pop.

Canon EOS 40D 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 125 85 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

tis is a much brighter photo than the original and I love3 the dabbled blue and green background

2 Apr 2009 6:47am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Like a miniature sculpture . . fascinating detail.

2 Apr 2009 8:49am

M. from Paranaque, Philippines

Nice lighting. The colors are so vivid and bright. :) What a beauty.

2 Apr 2009 9:42am

zOOm from Paris, France

Great colors ! Like candies !

2 Apr 2009 10:39am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

I love the colors, so brilliant !!


2 Apr 2009 11:33am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

I like this view - unusual but the background really makes the stamen stand out vibrantly.

2 Apr 2009 11:43am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful and beautiful colors too!

2 Apr 2009 11:50am

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Astoundingly beautiful. Almost like a tropical sea creature, so wonderfully captured. First class, Rob

2 Apr 2009 12:50pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

vibrant colour certainly and the contrast between the crisp plant and the abstract expressionist background works beautifully.

2 Apr 2009 3:27pm

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Oo looks like the hibiscus, my national flower :)

2 Apr 2009 3:39pm

Emil from South Windsor, United States

Perfect focus.....very nice.

2 Apr 2009 3:44pm

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

HI Rob, Have to agree with you - the colours are fabulous here. I love how the blues and greeen sopf the background really bring out the red of the HIbiscus. Great shot!

2 Apr 2009 7:38pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Nice shot, and great dof.

2 Apr 2009 8:00pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Super shot. I love the reds.

2 Apr 2009 9:54pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Vibrant indeed it is, this is an excellent study of the Hibiscus and the image is clear and sharp, nice work Rob.

2 Apr 2009 10:44pm

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

So many wonderful and different views!!! Fantastic:-)

3 Apr 2009 12:41am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

This is my favorite in the series so far, fantastic light and love the background

3 Apr 2009 1:29am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Are you kidding it's perfect, the bokeh highlights the deep tones with its multicoloured blend, bravo!

3 Apr 2009 2:15pm