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By CathyI  
I was lucky to catch the magnolias at all this year... I'd been closely following their progress in the "Volksgarten" park here in Duesseldorf for a couple of weeks and managed to knacker my dodgy ankle again just as they were coming good! Happily though, thanks to my best beloved managing to find a parking space within hobbling distance of the appropriate entrance to the park, I did manage a session after all - and surprised myself at the range of shots I managed to get from a single point! Wink

This particular one was taken with my telephoto lens and I cropped it to square format because I felt it suited the shapes involved. I love how magnolias so flamboyantly announce spring with their masses of flowers and really like how the remaining petals of this flower seem to protect the heart of it while opening up to the emerging leaf and welcoming the progress of the season...

Technical details:
Exposure: ISO 200, 1/320th sec. @f6.3
PS Elements: "Darken highlights" colour curve applied, distracting blemishes cloned out/removed via healing brush, cropped to square format. Sharpened/bordered/framed.

Tags: Macro White Spring Close-up Pink Green Magnolia Leaf Flowers and plants Seasons

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4 May 2011 7:41PM

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JustDucky 7 8 Canada
4 May 2011 7:51PM
excellent detail
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 7:51PM
Thanks very much!
Alvar 11 23 2 France
4 May 2011 8:34PM
Superb Cathy.!!!!!
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 9:27PM
Spot on well done

CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 10:18PM
Thanks very much!
5 May 2011 9:55AM
A beautiful image with the centre nice and sharp.

CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 10:22AM
Thanks very much!
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
5 May 2011 12:06PM
What a stunning magnolia image! Beautifully presented! Top notch!


Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 4:30PM
Superb & beautiful close-up !.....nice arrangement within the frame, & the detailing on those central, er, 'thingy's' (?), is spot on....1st class !
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 5:00PM
Thanks very much!
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
5 May 2011 7:10PM
Wonderful careful of those ankles Smile
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 10:03PM
Thanks very much, and I'll do my best! Smile
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 3:12PM
Very nice image of the life cycle of a magnolia Smile
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 5:02PM
simply stunning work...
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
9 May 2011 7:09PM
Thank you very much!

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