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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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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Nov 2012 - 12:35 AM

Super image Jenn, love the fine detail,
Fred.

Lillian
Lillian e2 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 e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:37 AM

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

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 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 e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 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
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
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
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 1:54 AM

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

Lavina

Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
19 Nov 2012 - 3:49 AM

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

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 6:22 AM

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

gajewski
gajewski e2 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 e2 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 e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:50 AM

A beautiful and enjoyable composition.

Albert

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 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 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 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 e2 Member 41123 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 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
Hop-A-Long e2 Member 752 forum postsHop-A-Long vcard England
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 e2 Member 101763 forum postsexposure vcard England
19 Nov 2012 - 11:24 AM

Beautiful detail background tone & light Jennn..
Pauline.

Joline
Joline e2 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 e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 2:22 PM

This is lovely jennn.
cheers phil.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 2:56 PM

Simply gorgeous!
Ann

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 3:54 PM

Beautiful image Jenn
Jim

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96187 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

Just beautiful Jenn

Adrian

gary_d
gary_d e2 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 e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 6:01 PM

Super piece of work Jenn.....

Ade

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 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 e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE 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 e2 Member 2Philip_H vcard 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 e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:48 PM

Beautiful Jenn

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 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 e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

beautiful detail

marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 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 e2 Member 4debu vcard India
19 Nov 2012 - 10:47 PM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 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 e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 10:15 PM

An exquisite floral image Jenn, this is pure class

BarbaraR
BarbaraR e2 Member 8BarbaraR vcard 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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