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Japanese anemone

By oldgreyheron      
Some say that "variety is the spice of life" so a shift from remote and local landscapes to a very local close up.

This anemone is awaiting a break in the weather to be planted out in the garden. I grabbed a close up of the centre of the flower (it is about 35mm across) in some rather poor light the other day. Although the high ISO has resulted in some graininess I think the light has brought out the translucency of the petals in an unexpected way... good old IXUS!

Thanks for looking (I think it's worth going large), and as ever for your thoughtful comments. Mike

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Japanese anemone Translucent Poor light

Voters: raygregson, Arty, evelen and 45 more

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6 Sep 2008 5:55PM
super macro shot.ray

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
6 Sep 2008 5:58PM
Wonderful detail in the stamens, an excellent close-up. Carol
lovely capture
beautyful detail
like this a lot
Herge88 Plus
12 40 6 England
6 Sep 2008 6:00PM
Super detail and I love the crop.

Best Matt
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
6 Sep 2008 6:00PM
Stunning macro shot - the light sure looks great Smile

Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
6 Sep 2008 6:02PM
Fantastic detail and clarity with marvelous color, so well captured and presented.
6 Sep 2008 6:04PM
I'm very flattered and embarrassed - it was one of those "spur of the moment images" that has turned out quite well - thank you! M
cjl47 12 5 3 England
6 Sep 2008 6:06PM
Lovely close up, brilliant detail.
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
6 Sep 2008 6:08PM
Beautiful macro !
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 6:10PM
Excellent macro work Mike, terrific clearness and beautiful detail,
Fine detail and colour.
CherryMartin 12 10 United States
6 Sep 2008 6:17PM
wonderful close up
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
6 Sep 2008 6:22PM
An excellent close up, such splendid detail and clarity in the centre
harrattp 13 11 4 England
6 Sep 2008 6:23PM
A macro shot to be proud of. A stunner.

dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 6:32PM
beautifully captured
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2149 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 6:35PM
As near to sunshine as I've seen today.
Very nice observation, I like the irregularity within the neat, symmetrical composition. And that green is magical.
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
6 Sep 2008 6:41PM
lovely detail
6 Sep 2008 6:46PM
Beautiful detail, light and colours.
glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
6 Sep 2008 7:03PM
Fabulous close up detail.

HectorRivera 12 17 1 United States
6 Sep 2008 7:15PM
Great shot, excellent macro, perfect colours and focus
Barbaraj 13 450 England
6 Sep 2008 7:16PM
It has vibrancy.
6 Sep 2008 7:34PM
Super shot,
6 Sep 2008 7:41PM
Thank you very much, everyone! M
bombebit 11 22 Denmark
6 Sep 2008 7:41PM
stunning shot...
User_Removed 12 78 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 7:58PM
Good work

GlynnisFrith 13 23 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 8:05PM
Nice lighting & exposure
This is absolutely stunning, Mike, Luv the detail you've captured and the intricate colours are Beautiful!

Hope you're weekend is going great so far....Thanks for your kind comments....."Baby Mikey"....Hee Hee...Smile

Cheers and Hugs,
Suz Smile
6 Sep 2008 10:54PM
super close-up good colour and detail
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
7 Sep 2008 12:25AM
Excellent details in the whites. A dynamic floral portrait.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 10:29AM
Many images taken with SLRs using dedicated macro lenses fail to achieve this quality and clarity of image, Mike. I know I have said it before but it's worth repeating. An image to be proud of.
cheesey 13 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 4:48PM
Cracking close-up, nicely done.
8 Sep 2008 5:07PM
I like the way you've gone in really close with this Mike - it's almost reminiscent of an exploding firework or some astronomical image.

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