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Mexican Petunia portrait...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 29 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

...made possible because there was very little breeze. Otherwise they literally dance in the wind!

SONY DSLR-A100 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 125 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


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Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A beautiful image and lovely tones .

29 Aug 2012 5:39am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured, that narrow dof isolates the plant wonderfully Judy

29 Aug 2012 5:41am

arvin from sari, Iran

Good color

29 Aug 2012 5:50am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely delicacy(as in it's delicate, not that I want to eat it!)

29 Aug 2012 7:22am

@CElliottUK: Thanks, Chris, and no, you don't want to eat it! ;D

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful and lovely colors

29 Aug 2012 9:22am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

We usualy have a Hanging basket full of Petunias on our balcony for the summer,this is the first "Mexican Petunia" that I´ve seen.You´ve captured it wonderfully,a really good composition..

29 Aug 2012 10:09am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: These grow on upright stems, unlike our traditional Petunia, and I've not seen them in any other color.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Love this, green and purple just look so good together!:)

29 Aug 2012 1:49pm

@tyan: Thanks ... I like green and purple together too!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

That petunia enjoys showing its silhouette and.....its many siblings,too!
(Thank you for the beautiful,beautiful shot with wisterias!)

29 Aug 2012 1:53pm

@Japanalia: Thanks ... and I'm glad you liked that image I sent. ♥

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A pretty elegance in your photo, Judy. I'm glad the little beauty stayed still long enough ;)

29 Aug 2012 2:27pm

@Rick: They are hard to stop as they move in the slightest of breezes.

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful capture of this blossom. I like how you arranged the image in your frame. The background works very well with this subject. I'm glad it was still enough to get this fine shot!

29 Aug 2012 3:18pm

@Slackwater - Don: Yes, they are difficult to 'catch' if there is any breeze blowing ... thanks, Don for your comment.

franz from Baden, Austria

cracking shot, beautiful capture, wonderful processing, awesome presentation ... i'm running out of adjectives and nouns! but i think you notice -- i like this very much !!!

29 Aug 2012 5:42pm

@franz: Whoa ... I'm blushing ... thank you very much, Franz; so glad you like it!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and colour in this excellent portrait shot Judy! Bravo! ;-)

29 Aug 2012 6:25pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric.

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Love the presentation love the pov also

29 Aug 2012 6:52pm

@Ainsley: Thank you very much, Ainsley.

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

It shows beautifully in this photo... the long stems are quite pretty. That green background is very complimentary too. Very nice!

29 Aug 2012 7:43pm

@Carol: I appreciate your comment, Carol; thank you.

Prem from SoCal, United States

now I know how this flower is called, they are so simple yet so beautiful.

29 Aug 2012 8:13pm

@Prem: Thank you so much.

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

I like this view of this flower. The color is lovely and it looks very delicate. I would enjoy seeing it dance.

29 Aug 2012 8:22pm

@ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie ... and someday I might catch one in motion! ;D

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice that you caught this dancer on break. ;-)
Sounds like you dodged a storm but N O didn't.

29 Aug 2012 9:38pm

@B. Thomas: Yes, caught without the breeze ... and the sad situation in NO is awful!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous flower and very beautiful shades of green; great complimentary colors and tones!

29 Aug 2012 11:50pm

@RBL: Thank you, Ruthie; I appreciate your words.

goblin from mumbai, India

great picture.. :)

30 Aug 2012 5:02am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great word description of these wonderful flowers - they literally "dance in the wind." And a wonderful pic of the real deal! Nice!

30 Aug 2012 12:05pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you so much, Glenn ... I just looked out to see butterflies dancing with them! ;D

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous light and color!

31 Aug 2012 10:00pm

1/500 second
ISO 125
450 mm (35mm equiv.)