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Let No Brutal Hoof Destroy the Perfect Bloom

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 August 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Quote by me.
I love how the petals appear to glisten/sparkle in the light.

Photo captured July 13, 2018.

I'll be off for a few days. See you soon!

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 320 105 mm

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Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Very beautiful and delicate.

16 Aug 2018 5:19am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fanbtastic close up.

16 Aug 2018 5:22am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France


16 Aug 2018 7:00am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice focus.

16 Aug 2018 7:30am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo

16 Aug 2018 7:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing capture !

16 Aug 2018 9:29am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Very nice focusing Steven. Excellent image with beautiful color.

16 Aug 2018 10:07am

Gil Zetbase from France

Que c'est joli!
Bonne journee!
Gil Zetbase

16 Aug 2018 10:23am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It almost looks like the flower has reached down to cusp that insect and save it from falling. What an elegant composition.

16 Aug 2018 10:42am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Aug 2018 11:16am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

So delicate and poetic .

16 Aug 2018 12:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

beautiful light and graceful viewpoint

16 Aug 2018 1:30pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleus macro présentation et fleur quelle vue et finesse superbe.
Belle soirée

16 Aug 2018 3:42pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Here's outstanding focus. And indeed. Light is beautiful

16 Aug 2018 3:54pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful approach Beautiful flower and visitor.

16 Aug 2018 4:04pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A wnning picture of this flower. Excellent detail and color.

16 Aug 2018 4:36pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so nicely shot with its crispness and lovely colour.

16 Aug 2018 8:56pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Délicatesse... Excellent.

16 Aug 2018 9:02pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Hosta? Looks so different from this angle!
Like a lily (almost!)

16 Aug 2018 9:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely beautiful! I love the point of view! Gorgeous detail and color! A great title!

16 Aug 2018 10:48pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful detailed image and nice background as well.

16 Aug 2018 11:56pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it's so tender

17 Aug 2018 12:30am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

excellent photography of this delicate beauty

17 Aug 2018 4:52am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Good for you, Steven. It looks like the stamens are bowing down to its mistress!

17 Aug 2018 5:56am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Superb image ! so délicate. Great focus and dof !

17 Aug 2018 5:59am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue

17 Aug 2018 6:36am

Martine from France

Jolie prise, j'aime les couleurs pastelles.

17 Aug 2018 7:04am

yoshimiparis from France

I really like the light that is reflected on the immaculate petals

17 Aug 2018 12:18pm

willy from Belgium

une photo 5* Steven

bravo !

17 Aug 2018 12:46pm

Remus from Portugal

Excellent photo. Fantastic composition. The focus is in the right spot.

17 Aug 2018 4:29pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a beautiful translucent profile shot

17 Aug 2018 4:57pm

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent Hosta

18 Aug 2018 4:39am

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Amazing closeup of this beautiful flower. Excellent. :)

18 Aug 2018 5:07am

Marité from France

Une fleur très, très délicate et ta prise de vue est superbe !!!
Bonne journée.

18 Aug 2018 10:34am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Geez, Steven - this could be one of my favorite's of yours! This is amazingly focused, with beautiful color and contrast... and yes, I too love those sparkles! Great quote by you, as well!

18 Aug 2018 5:43pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


18 Aug 2018 7:32pm

Anne from France


19 Aug 2018 6:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very precise . . ace presentation.

20 Aug 2018 8:43am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

A delicate white gloved friend reaches out her hand, magnificent, 5 *****'s !~

21 Aug 2018 5:42am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and very elegant image. Perfection!

21 Aug 2018 6:50pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A true beauty, beautifully photographed.

22 Aug 2018 2:01pm

Joëlle from France

Ooooh tout en délicatesse, superbe !

23 Aug 2018 1:45pm

Gil Zetbase from France

Tres joli cadrage!
Bonne soiree!
Gil Zetbase

23 Aug 2018 5:40pm

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Quelle belle douceur, magnifique! Bise, bon week-end tout en douceur!

25 Aug 2018 10:57am

Don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful close up. Have a good break.

25 Aug 2018 1:07pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

Lovely !

26 Aug 2018 4:07pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a lovely image

27 Aug 2018 6:50pm

Nandan from Mayapur, India

Love the pollen direction facing towards the flower...Reminder for bugs leaving after sucking the nectar to reciprocate :)

12 Aug 2019 3:26am