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Floral Tutu?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The fully-revealed paleae of the purple coneflower is wrapped in its own tutu.

Photo captured July 13, 2011.

I will be on a brief hiatus until after Labor Day. Enjoy the rest of August and I'll see you in September!

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.3 ISO 400 93 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Omg. . I love this colorful background! A beauty in colors

10 Aug 2012 6:51am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super detail and colour - not a hint of 'noise' even at 400 ISO.

10 Aug 2012 6:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The colours are remarkable!

10 Aug 2012 8:27am

tataray from france, France

Très très belle ... ++++++))

10 Aug 2012 9:29am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Absolutely splendid !

10 Aug 2012 10:16am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A splendid shot of this beautiful and very unique flower.... the colours are marvelous and excellent clarity.

10 Aug 2012 10:41am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Spectacular image! Wonderful work, Steven.

10 Aug 2012 10:54am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great title and the colours really pop here!

10 Aug 2012 12:21pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful closeup

10 Aug 2012 1:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful flower. Wonderful colours and details. Lovely. :)

10 Aug 2012 2:22pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The delicacy not in its movement but in its stillness, very beautiful !~

10 Aug 2012 2:36pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, that shot really sings.

10 Aug 2012 2:41pm

keyouest from la roche sur yon, France

beautiful ,vendredissime

10 Aug 2012 3:05pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beaudiful flower, like the way you took it...

10 Aug 2012 3:19pm

Florence from Paris, France

You are right Steven ! Exquisite ballerina !

10 Aug 2012 4:03pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Details and colors are just gorgeous !!! Nice shot of this beautiful flower ...

10 Aug 2012 6:10pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the title and the image. Coneflowers are wonderful to capture - they have such great texture and shape. Lovely image.

10 Aug 2012 11:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! The color and detail is superb. It does look like a ballerina!

11 Aug 2012 12:03am

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

I really like your title for this pretty cone flower.

11 Aug 2012 12:50am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I find these flowers so cool. An excellent photo.

11 Aug 2012 1:01am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Gorgeous flower and perfect title. ;-)

11 Aug 2012 4:36am

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

A beautiful capture Steven, some of my coneflowers are still looking spiffy.... although some have gone 'over the hill'! :) Your title is right on, it does look like a tutu! A perfect cone shape and vibrant true color make this a stunning macro and most pleasing to view!!

11 Aug 2012 12:28pm

bergaminet from France

Beautifull details and colors for that flower.

11 Aug 2012 4:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fabulous color and flower!!!

12 Aug 2012 1:42am

Antoine from France

Superb detail and color. Have a lovely afternoon Steven. Amicably Antoine.

13 Aug 2012 7:43pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

This is a great one, Steven! I see some of these that look really faded or washed-out in color, but then others can be so intensely pink or purple!

13 Aug 2012 10:11pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

I'll just say this: Simply beautiful!

13 Aug 2012 10:13pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful closeup.. Have a nice break :)

14 Aug 2012 10:41am

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful flower, sensational capture !!

16 Aug 2012 7:06pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Sensational colours!

18 Aug 2012 12:07pm

Crash Ryan from Weehawken, NJ & NYC, United States

fantastic image ... love the colors!

20 Aug 2012 1:23am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a perfect image of a purple cone flower. Excellent and colorful shot, Steven!

20 Aug 2012 11:06am

Antoine from France

The colours are superb. It's a great photo. I like it. Excellent work Steven. Have a lovely afternoon Steven. Amicably Antoine.

27 Aug 2012 3:57pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great colours, light and title. Excellent work.

11 Sep 2012 7:35pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Simply beautiful by Don Levesque

Flora by ManuelaR