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Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

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This is a beautiful plant when in flower, and it attracts numerous insects, especially butterflies, seeking pollen and nectar. It grows in shallow quiet water along edges of sluggish streams or in margins of bogs, marshes, swamps or lakes.

The genus name commemorates a botany professor at Padua, Guilio Pontedera (1688-1757)

It's spring in Texas, so there are beautiful wildflowers everywhere. This image was taken last year when I took a class from lensbaby guru Kathleen Clemons.

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I'm on the mend Smile

Thanks for looking,

Anne

Camera:Olympus E-620
Lens:Lensbaby Composer Pro/Sweet-35/stacked 2x/4x close-up filters
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.00
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:centerweighted average
Title:Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)
Username:AnneWorner AnneWorner
Uploaded:2 Apr 2012 - 1:21 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Lensbaby, Pickerweed, Wildlife / nature
Votes:37
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:39 AM

A lovely image with beautiful colour..........Sandy

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:42 AM

I like the way you have captured this flower with your macro and vignette.
Artistically done………

Jocelia……...

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:43 AM

Well suited to the lensbaby treatment here Anne.
Good colour.
Good shot.
Mick.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:59 AM

This is a fabulous macro--sharp in just the right places!

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 5:58 AM

Glad to hear you are on the mend. This shot is beautiful. This is one of the best uses of lens baby I have seen.
-=\Walter

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Apr 2012 - 6:06 AM

beautiful colour
excellent focus!

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 7:52 AM

fantastic colour and tones brilliant detail a beautiful capture nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 8:18 AM

So glad you are on the mend Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 8:32 AM

Lensbaby flowers have that fleeting fragility.
Moira

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 9:06 AM

A beautiful and soft image, well presented supported by a very informative narrative.

Regards Nathan

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 10:06 AM

Not a big fan of the lensbaby, but this works very well, onone software make a program called focal point which replicates this effect very well.

Best Matt

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 11:45 AM

I hope you are well enough to get out and do some wild flower shots.
This image is so delicately lovely.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 11:55 AM

A very lovely presentation, Anne Smile Glad to hear you're on the mend Wink
Trev Smile

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 2:08 PM

'Wonderful DOF, color, tones, & presentation' ~ Peter

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 3:49 PM

Lovely colour and plant! Interesting info too. Glad to hear you're on the mend, Anne Smile

Andrew

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43922 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 4:50 PM

You are using long, unpronouncable names again, AT!Wink

A beautiful example of what the LB can do in the right hands. You wield it well.

Good to hear you are getting better.

Ha en god påskeSmile

Malc

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 5:09 PM

Glad you are on the mend - a beautiful capture here Anne- so delicate with just the right amount of detail
Helen

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Apr 2012 - 8:10 PM

Great to hear that you are on the mend, spring has taken a break here in the nordic area, hail snow and about -5C at the nights. Another great example of lensbaby that you present here

Peter

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Michaela_Solway

Lovely soft focusing shot.. In just the right place, nice work

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 8:30 PM

My kind of colour!! Excellent focus.

Ann

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 10:11 PM

beautiful

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