Tuesday, 9 July 2013

NatureFootstep: Blo-Ma #57

Tuesday's theme at NatureFootstep is 'Blo-Ma' (Flower - Macro)

ESTEVA
Esteva 1


Esteva 3


26 comments:

  1. Both photos are exquisite! And love the subtle touches of shadow on the petals in the second photo!

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  2. Just gorgeous! The petals looks like silk paper blowing in the wind. Is that a poppy?

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    1. Thanks Jannibele :-))

      It's not a poppy, I believe it's a type of rose. It's common name is 'Gum Rock Rose'

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  3. Delicious, both flower and photo.
    A rose?
    Does it smell?
    Have a nice evening,
    Mormor

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    1. Thanks Mormor :-)) I was too busy photographing it to see if it has a scent.

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  4. that is gorgeous shots of the Esteava flower. Love the macro shot as well as the other.

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  5. Looks so warm and cosy in the middle ;) Nice shot!

    http://fotochip.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/midsommarblomster/

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  6. very nice, I like the bottom one, the contrast between the white and dark red is very striking.

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    1. Thanks Loretta :-)) I've started doing more 'comparitive shots' these days. Although I prefer shooting macro, I know some folks prefer to see the whole flower, so now I usually do both, or a series of shots at various distances.

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  7. So pretty, I love both photos. I find white flowers so hard to shoot for some reason ... maybe it reflects the light too much? Thanks for visiting our poppy field :).

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    1. Thanks Bi Ti :-)) I've never had a problem shooting white flowers, but one of my contacts told me recently that they have the same problem as you. I do have problems with certain shades of bright red in strong sunlight, however. This makes me think it might be down to the sensor used by each camera manufacturer.

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  8. Your art with the camera is a joy to behold. They are stunning Mitch.

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    1. Thanks Shayna :-)) Good to see you back online.

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