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A Christmas Cactus Blossom

......as seen blooming today!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Nov 2011 - 12:31 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:A Christmas Cactus Blossom
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:19 Nov 2012 - 12:28 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
Votes:77
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Unique Views:88

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Nov 2012 - 12:35 AM

Super image Jenn, love the fine detail,
Fred.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:37 AM

How exquisite is this?
what a stunningly beautiful image Jennn
Lillian

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:37 AM

Just blooming marvellous Jenn !!
A fine shot.
Mick.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:40 AM

Beautifully lit, the detail and petal textures quite exquisite and the chosen b/g allowing the bloom to display to perfection.
Super shot, Jenn.
Ronnie.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:40 AM

Exquisite is the word - a very delicate colour.
I have a re one flowering at moment given to me forty years ago.
Beautifully lit Jenn.
KateGrinGrinGrin

AnneWorner
19 Nov 2012 - 12:42 AM

Superb Jenn - memories of childhood for me. Both my mother and grandmother took pride in their Christmas cacti blooming in time for the season.

Anne

fificat100
19 Nov 2012 - 1:54 AM

Really lovely colour bloom. Beaut lighting, especially like the highlighting the stamens. Well taken.

Lavina

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Nov 2012 - 3:49 AM

Excellent photo Jenn !! You have captured this flower to perfection !! Great stuff Smile

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 6:22 AM

Magnificent! The light the colours ... Wow... IB

gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 6:49 AM

Nicely done, Jennn. Our Christmas cactus is also right on schedule. I'll have to give it crack but I don't see coming close to what you've done here.
-=\Walter

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:35 AM

Our Christmas cactus is blooming too. Maybe it realised that our Christmas has been cancelled?

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:50 AM

A beautiful and enjoyable composition.

Albert

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 593 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:13 AM

That is a pretty one. Lovely light and colour tones.
Carole

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8690 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1197 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:27 AM

Gorgeous. I have one flower on mine - but then it flowers on and off throughout the year.
Moira

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:39 AM

We have several (they thrive on neglect which is a pre-requisite in our house TongueGrin) but none in this beautiful shade.

Dave

Hop-A-Long
19 Nov 2012 - 9:26 AM

Beautiful image Jenn.

Andy

JohnChambersPhotography

Stunning lighting, with a great back ground the detail and presentation are perfect.

John

exposure
exposure Plus Member 112574 forum postsexposure vcard England
19 Nov 2012 - 11:24 AM

Beautiful detail background tone & light Jennn..
Pauline.

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:38 PM

Totally stunning in that great light. These are notoriously difficult to photograph and you have done it to perfection.

mex
mex  7 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 2:22 PM

This is lovely jennn.
cheers phil.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 2:56 PM

Simply gorgeous!
Ann

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 3:54 PM

Beautiful image Jenn
Jim

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96342 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

Just beautiful Jenn

Adrian

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:27 PM

I am so pleased to be No 50, this is more than a bit special. - gary

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
19 Nov 2012 - 5:49 PM

I do love these, brilliant macro once again, well done like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 6:01 PM

Super piece of work Jenn.....

Ade

Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 13143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 6:41 PM

Another delicious , sweet image Jennnnnn. Every detail and colour correct Like how it shines out of the darkness xxxxxx

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 6:46 PM

Shows so well against the bg - beautiful shot Jennn.
Joan.

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 6:53 PM

Wonderful capture, Jenn.

P.

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
19 Nov 2012 - 7:33 PM

Excellent detail in this a top shot.
jj

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:48 PM

Beautiful Jenn

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1713 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:55 PM

It must be a great delight to see the Christmas cactus bloom, and you've captured it beautifully, focusing on the pretty stamens.

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

beautiful detail

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:43 PM

Sorry I'm late to this Jenn, it's. real beauty, the clarity and detail are out of this world!

debu
debu  5 India
19 Nov 2012 - 10:47 PM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 7:03 AM

Everything works here Jenn - lighting, background and composition excellent and color delicate and delightful. A

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 10:15 PM

An exquisite floral image Jenn, this is pure class

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 9:29 AM

Such lovely detail, light and lustre.
I don't think I have seen a close-up shot of this
flower before.

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