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30 Aug 2012 7:56PM
A lovely image Keith and well captured

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mlseawell 8 1 United States
30 Aug 2012 7:58PM
Very sharp and clear! Good capture!

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

Billyray 10 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.
Fefe Plus
6 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
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 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?
Franko59 6 3 2 England
30 Aug 2012 8:33PM
What a cracking image , just oozes quality!,,regards IanSmile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
30 Aug 2012 8:45PM
Beautiful - gorgeous colour.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 8:53PM
Fantastic shot.
30 Aug 2012 9:34PM
Pin sharp and lovely colour. Great shot
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 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.

gary_d 10 576 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.

9 10 10 England
30 Aug 2012 11:19PM
Superb, sharp and colourful close up.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Aug 2012 12:02AM
Tremendous colours here Keith.
A well detailed frame filler.
Super shot.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Aug 2012 5:53AM
A fine presentation of this beautiful dahlia, Keith. Carol

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 7:49AM
terrific colours Keith, the patterns are just superb too. nice one
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Aug 2012 8:56AM
lovely deep colours, a delightful composition.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 9:26AM
Beautiful colour tones and detail, the texture of those unfurling petals is wonderful.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
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
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 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 11 135 17 Singapore
31 Aug 2012 4:18PM
My this is one SERIOUSLY punchy and beautiful floral image, Keith!!

The detail and colour are incredible. Nice one SmileSmile

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 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.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 7:38PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin !!!.....yer right !!!.....I can't remember where I've put it !! some delving to do over the weekend !!.Grin
31 Aug 2012 9:49PM
Excellent detail and colour
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 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
8 154 118 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.
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
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 4:09PM
Superb detail Keith! Love it! Smile
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
8 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
NDODS 7 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 9 64 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 6:23PM
Stunning image and PF
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 7:22PM
Pin sharp image and wonderful vibrant colour ...Phil
wonderful macro, the colours are outstanding!

4 Sep 2012 10:27PM
STUNNING. Brilliant detail and colour. SmileSmile
Wendyp 5 England
6 Sep 2012 6:34PM
I love the colour and I love the picture.

arbor 5 Japan
6 Sep 2012 11:58PM
Really beautiful flower macro capture !!!Grin
Many thanks for your warm comment to my work"My lovely camellia"
Glostopcat 12 255 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

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