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Wrapped in Velvet #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 July 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Red hibiscus captured on July 15, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 110 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

and so it seems to represent the swirling ball gowns of decades past, the light is pure
magic here, giving this flower a personality for a moment in time, beautiful photo !~

24 Jul 2012 5:03am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


24 Jul 2012 6:26am

l'angevine from France


24 Jul 2012 7:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Gorgeous colour Steve!

24 Jul 2012 9:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Like looking into Creation . . which I guess it is, in a way.

24 Jul 2012 9:29am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Super gemacht.

24 Jul 2012 11:05am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A stunning macro. THe lighting is wonderful.

24 Jul 2012 11:58am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful spill of light into shadow, all of the detail exploding outward.

24 Jul 2012 12:10pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Intense and beautiful image!

24 Jul 2012 12:26pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent - the level of detail you've captured is fantastic. Well done!

24 Jul 2012 12:40pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful capture ... I was outside the front door shooting my hibiscus this morning! ;D

24 Jul 2012 2:11pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

belle couleur et j'aime l'ombre créée par le coeur...

24 Jul 2012 2:21pm

tataray from france, France


24 Jul 2012 2:26pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

So beautiful. Love your composition.

24 Jul 2012 3:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Absolutely phenomenal, Steven. I LOVE the shadow of the stamen (or whatever they call it)! Just stupendous sir!

24 Jul 2012 4:39pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A gorgeous example with rich colors.

24 Jul 2012 7:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic POV! I love the shadow!

24 Jul 2012 7:59pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

All flowers have a personality, some bold and others timid.... this is hot and sassy!! I would love to see that Hisbiscus tree, it must be a beaut! A stunning true red with fantastic light and shadows.... so beautifully captured Steven, it's a winner!!

24 Jul 2012 8:30pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous details and lush red ~ fantastic photo!

24 Jul 2012 8:40pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Gorgeous colors and light on this beautiful close up !!! Details are great ...

24 Jul 2012 9:09pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Beautiful light pouring upon an amazingly red pool!

25 Jul 2012 12:57am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous and I love the title.

25 Jul 2012 3:40am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

Cracking shot, super colours. Well done :-)

25 Jul 2012 3:51am

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning closeup, wonderfully intense colour !!

25 Jul 2012 7:58pm

crazy Steve from caln township, Pennsylvania, United States

A great image of 'nature's velvet'. Very crisp details and the lines pull the eye right onto the center stage. Overall color and lighting are superb. NICE!!

26 Jul 2012 1:05am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love the color and the shadow.

26 Jul 2012 2:58am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada


29 Jul 2012 1:13pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Awesome !!!

4 Jul 2013 1:19pm