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Ready to Bloom

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 July 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Flowering bud of the hosta plant.

Photo captured July 7, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This is beautiful, love the depth of field and the GREEN :)

12 Jul 2013 6:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, man, you made it look like an extra terrestrial monster coming out to grab my eyeballs :-)

12 Jul 2013 8:11am

Mohammad/N from shiraz, Iran

what a nice focus
so great bokeh

12 Jul 2013 9:30am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Excellent selective focus

12 Jul 2013 10:04am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous - he sharpness, clarity,, and bokeh are just wonderful. Marvelous shot!

12 Jul 2013 11:02am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful !! A great Dof !

12 Jul 2013 11:02am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

I was just looking at my Hosta yesterday and noticed for the first time the long stems with the beginnings of a bud.... yours are more advanced than mine. Beautiful focus on this bud Steven and I like the deep swirling bokeh.... so, so pretty!

12 Jul 2013 12:28pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful ;)

12 Jul 2013 12:56pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

It's wonderful... really wonderful !!!!!!!!!!! Bravo

12 Jul 2013 1:10pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique .... des couleurs merveilleuses.
Délicate et belle fleur)

12 Jul 2013 1:22pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Magnificent. Wonderful image. Perfect focus and lovely green. Love it. :)

12 Jul 2013 3:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just beautiful! I love the color and the detail!

12 Jul 2013 5:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous macro!

12 Jul 2013 6:14pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is gorgeous; love the swirling bokeh and I've never seen a hosta plant look so attractive!

12 Jul 2013 6:36pm

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

Fine details and a wonderful DoF.

12 Jul 2013 8:20pm

franz from Baden, Austria

extraordinary and enchanting in this closeup! i love the hosta flowers and leaves ... unfortunately my plants have been considerably damaged by the hailstorm we had a couple of weeks ago. i hope they'll recover ...

12 Jul 2013 8:35pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Beautiful capture and processing !!

12 Jul 2013 9:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


12 Jul 2013 10:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


12 Jul 2013 10:55pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

This bud almost looks like an artichoke ... Excellent closeup, the details and dof are fabulous !!!

12 Jul 2013 11:42pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Masterly use of the depth of field control. The contrasting colors add a wonderful visual!

13 Jul 2013 12:44am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the composition

13 Jul 2013 7:27am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Good use of shallow DoF.

13 Jul 2013 1:53pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nice use of Depth of Field her, Steven. Excellent shot.

13 Jul 2013 2:18pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent focus

14 Jul 2013 2:26pm

Céline from New York, United States

Beautiful macro!

14 Jul 2013 4:58pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good dof, very nice work

14 Jul 2013 9:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


15 Jul 2013 3:36am

Abena from Illinois, United States

This one is gorgeously green and beautiful too!

15 Jul 2013 4:18am

LauraS from Chico, United States

How beautifully composed this is! I love it. Work of art.

15 Jul 2013 9:07pm