Views: 235 (110 Unique) 
Vote 88
Award Shortlist   

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Comments


canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:56PM
A lovely image Keith and well captured
Jim

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

mlseawell 6 1 United States
30 Aug 2012 7:58PM
Very sharp and clear! Good capture!

Mark
30 Aug 2012 8:08PM
Fine colours and detail Keith

Graham
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:08PM
Excellent detail and colour. Had it been mine I would have cropped to the square format and trimmed off the black area with the bud, but that's just me.
Ray
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:12PM
Oooo this is lovely, and I must disagree with ray................... I love that bud and dark bit at the bottom, it makes it specialGrinGrin
Diane
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:14PM
It's a stunner but I do agree with Billyray re the crop.
a really beautiful image - worth a second upload?
KateGrinGrinGrin
Franko59 5 3 1 England
30 Aug 2012 8:33PM
What a cracking image , just oozes quality!,,regards IanSmile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
30 Aug 2012 8:45PM
Beautiful - gorgeous colour.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:53PM
Fantastic shot.
30 Aug 2012 9:34PM
Pin sharp and lovely colour. Great shot
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
30 Aug 2012 10:05PM
Beautiful colour, Keith, it would be interesting to see without the bud but then you'd have to clone the leaves. Quite happy as is.

Dave
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
30 Aug 2012 10:37PM
Its a great image as it is but I can see Rays point with a crop off the bottom just above the leaves which will put the main heart of the flower on a third so adds a nice compositional touch.

This would not necessarily make it a better image but a different one.

Having said all that I really like this image. - gary
30 Aug 2012 11:09PM
Love it! The colours are beautiful.

Jude
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
30 Aug 2012 11:19PM
Superb, sharp and colourful close up.
Joan.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
31 Aug 2012 12:02AM
Tremendous colours here Keith.
A well detailed frame filler.
Super shot.
Mick.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
31 Aug 2012 5:53AM
A fine presentation of this beautiful dahlia, Keith. Carol
Delightful...


Dougie
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 7:49AM
terrific colours Keith, the patterns are just superb too. nice one
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Aug 2012 8:56AM
lovely deep colours, a delightful composition.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 9:26AM
Beautiful colour tones and detail, the texture of those unfurling petals is wonderful.
Carole
31 Aug 2012 11:29AM
A superb capture wonderfully pin sharp focusing. If I may though....a white or silver reflector from below may have balanced out the light in the bottom half. Hope you don't mind
Mike
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 4:09PM
Hi Mike.....this was taken out on location, & I don't carry any extra kit with me, other than the camera !....but I take
your point about a reflector......I have got a fold-up one (free with AP magazine a while back), so I'll have to look
into carrying it with me next time, it should fit in a pocket somewhere ??.....thanks for your input !!!.Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
31 Aug 2012 4:18PM
My word...now this is one SERIOUSLY punchy and beautiful floral image, Keith!!

The detail and colour are incredible. Nice one SmileSmile

Andrew
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
31 Aug 2012 7:16PM
Keith...about that reflector...go on admit you can't remember where you put it...Wink
I like this as it is, but I can see the case for a crop of just the heart. It reminds me of an artichoke, only more colourful, of course.

Malc
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 7:38PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin !!!.....yer right !!!.....I can't remember where I've put it !!....got some delving to do over the weekend !!.Grin
31 Aug 2012 9:49PM
Excellent detail and colour
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 11:06PM
Beautifully taken and presented, Keith, one of my favourite flowers, they have such lovely graduating tones.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Sep 2012 2:50AM
Beautifully captured shot of the dahlia, Keith: re. the question posed above, I have to say I find the arrangement and composition within the frame perfectly pleasing just as it is.
Regarding the use of a reflector, I only use such for indoor shots where there is a great disparity in light falling on the bloom (usually from a window to one side) and not outdoors (except on one occasion I can recall) where the interplay of light and shade from sunlight contributes so much to the final appearance.
Ronnie.
1 Sep 2012 12:46PM
Floer portraits are the sort of image everyone thinks they can do but then whenb you see it done well as here, then "everyone" has to have a second think.

Great image well seen and executed Steve
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 4:09PM
Superb detail Keith! Love it! Smile
Ann
Just off to check up on the 'naughtiness' of the Epson printer... Smile
3 Sep 2012 5:01PM
Beautiful,superb details and colour,well done Keith..Lin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 5:50PM
Stunning..absolute beauty Keith, and so sorry I am too late to give my award, as not able to now!
it has been taken off but a beautifully captured image
Lillian
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 5:53PM
A fully framed fantasy, simply gorgeous, so rich, so regal, so very invigorating.

Regards Nathan
Dado 7 64 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 6:23PM
Stunning image and PF
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 7:22PM
Pin sharp image and wonderful vibrant colour ...Phil
wonderful macro, the colours are outstanding!

Jody
4 Sep 2012 10:27PM
STUNNING. Brilliant detail and colour. SmileSmile
Lavina
Wendyp 4 England
6 Sep 2012 6:34PM
I love the colour and I love the picture.

Wendy
arbor 4 Japan
6 Sep 2012 11:58PM
Really beautiful flower macro capture !!!Grin
Amazing!!!
Many thanks for your warm comment to my work"My lovely camellia"
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 Sep 2012 11:27PM
The colours and detail in this close up are simply glorious
Hello Keith, superb lighting that IMHO makes this image special.

Warm regards, Geoff Simpson

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.