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Just a courgette flower. It had been fully open the previous day and I thought it was beautiful then, but I loved the way it curled up like this afterwards! V2 is a broader view.
Thank you all for your comments and votes on Monomum - have to admit I didn't expect it to do quite so well Smile. Thanks too for stopping by today Smile.
Theresa

EDIT: Purely for information I've added V3, a shot of the flower when it was open - not as sharp as I'd like, as it was quite windy when I took this.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A580
Lens:Tamron 90mm macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Courgette flower
Username:AshTree AshTree
Uploaded:28 Jun 2011 - 10:26 AM
Tags:Courgette, Flowers & plants, Macro, Vegetable flowers
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gingerdelight
28 Jun 2011 - 10:30 AM

Wonderful - just like a soft blanket.
Carol

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 10:37 AM

WOW!!! Fantastic detail
will come back to see V2 ... not up yet

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 10:40 AM

The texture is so good, one can almost feel it. This makes a very sensuous abstract.

Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 10:40 AM

Great detail and colour Theresa.
Alvar

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 10:48 AM

Thanks Carol, Barbara, Joline and Alvar.

Barbara: I've uploaded the version twice now but it's not appearing Sad. I've submitted a report.

Theresa

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 10:54 AM

Superb shot, fantastic detail and great colour.

Hugh

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 11:34 AM

Stunning!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 28 Jun 2011 - 11:34 AM
SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 12:09 PM

Strange. No V2 yet. It would be interesting to see the wider view as I've not even seen a courgette flower before. Intrigued.
Chris

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 12:24 PM

Love the abstract shape of the crinkled up bloom, reminds me of an ear! The orangey/yellow with the green veining is gorgeous. Superb image with great hairy details!
Barbara

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 1:00 PM

Extra pecial close up Theresa with so much detail and lovely colour.
Joan.

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 1:02 PM

Thanks Hugh, Lynne, Chris and Barbara.
Theresa

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 1:13 PM

..... and thanks Joan! I've just noticed your comment, which must have appeared while I was typing the last one, lol!
Theresa

stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
28 Jun 2011 - 1:49 PM

well done its great we have one in the greenhouse and I may still photo it its pretty unusual, ronnie

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 2:18 PM

Almost like the flower of a squash. Or maybe that is what it is. Great shots of it............Sandy

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 2:30 PM

Thanks Ronnie and Sandy.


Quote: Almost like the flower of a squash.

The same family, Sandy - we call them courgettes here, known to our North American cousins as zucchinis Smile

Theresa

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 2:34 PM

'Superb color, tones, details, & composition,' Theresa, on all three images. The 'supermacro v1,' is my favorite & is 'simply gorgeous.'

Ciao...Peter Wink

Last Modified By LexEquine at 28 Jun 2011 - 2:35 PM
baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 3:07 PM

Great to see the other 2 shots too Theresa. You got them to stay uploaded eventually then?! Wink
Barbara

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 3:33 PM

I thought perhaps you were taking pics of someone under the surgeons knive here Theresa !!
Looks like something that would spill out after a deep cut with the scalpel.
Interesting shots.
Mick.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 3:58 PM

A wonderful set of close-ups, Theresa, but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 4:48 PM

Thanks Peter, Barbara, Mick and Trev.


Quote: Looks like something that would spill out after a deep cut with the scalpel. Mick.

Lol, Mick - I don't know what you eat (or drink!!) up there in bonny Scotland, but I would be a little concerned if my innards were bright orange and green GrinGrin
Theresa

JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
28 Jun 2011 - 5:31 PM

great series Theresa, excellent detail and textures
Tammy

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 5:47 PM

What an amazing flower. I'm glad V2 and 3 unravelled eventually as well so that we can see the whole picture. So unusual. Smile

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014829 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 5:59 PM

Good detail in this Theresa, as in all your images. I don't like to call it work, because that's not what it is, is it?Grin

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 6:08 PM

Superb detail captured and a great comp.
Steve.

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 7:55 PM

What an amazing flower, Theresa - v2 for me. I've never seen one like that. Great closeup!
Christina

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 9:23 PM

lovely so see something so different, v1 is amazing, and it took me ages to think what it was.... well done

Linda

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 9:40 PM

Thanks Tammy, Chris, Straycat, Steve, Christina and Linda.

Straycat: you are so right! If I thought of this as work, I probably wouldn't do it, lol Smile

Theresa

Dave_Holdham
28 Jun 2011 - 10:17 PM

Wonderful detailed set Smile

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 11:27 PM

Well done Theresa great detail and tones.

Trev

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2011 - 11:35 PM

Thanks Dave and Trev.
Theresa

PhillipMinnis
29 Jun 2011 - 5:02 AM

Three striking floral images! I prefer the 1st image! Wonderful colours, DOF, details and composition! Lovely!


Cheers

Phil

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 5:07 AM

What a lovely set! Very original and I love V1 for it's mystery and entricate shapes... IB

Imagephotographics

Lovely images Theresa - V1 is my fav !

Chris

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 6:47 AM

Makes for a wonderful photo subject. Well captured-the texture and all. Paul

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 7:05 AM

Very unusual but quite beautiful. No. 1 gets the vote.

Albert

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 9:12 AM

Thanks Phil, Chinga, Chris, Paul and Albert.
Theresa

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 1:40 PM

Yes exceptionally good. When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a picture of Mikbee's ear.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 4:53 PM

Such perfectly captured details in all three shots Theresa
V2 for me
Lillian

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 7:02 PM

Thanks Danny and Lillian.
Theresa

Quote: When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a picture of Mikbee's ear.

Goodness, don't tell him that - he thought it was someone's innards!!!

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2011 - 12:57 PM

Superb set of images Theresa with lots of great detail, well done!
Shell

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 12:12 AM

Thanks Shell.
Theresa

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2011 - 11:56 AM

v1 for me Theresa - lovely textures

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1025 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2011 - 2:20 PM

Fabulously strange, alien-looking. It reminds me of close-ups of rolled towels!
Moira

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2011 - 5:35 PM

Thanks Moira.

Quote: It reminds me of close-ups of rolled towels!
Moira

Terry said the green curl at front left reminded him of a twist of lime.

Terry

evelen
evelen  9 England
9 Jul 2011 - 5:53 PM

great images .eve.

AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2011 - 6:19 PM

Thanks Eve.
Theresa

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