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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 31 July 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

These dianthus flowers, which go by the name, "Paint the Town Magenta" are a perennial flower in our front yard.

I debated between a few photos on which to post for today. Of the two "finalists", I went with this photo due to the angle and lighting that produce shadows and give the flowers added dimension and emphasize the frilly edges. The other photo seemed to drown out those details.

Photo captured June 2, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/90 second F/13.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Jolis œillets avec de belles couleurs.

31 Jul 2019 5:08am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What beautiful pink bouquet!

31 Jul 2019 5:13am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe les couleurs

31 Jul 2019 5:31am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful. Successful light...

31 Jul 2019 5:37am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Superbes ces Oeillets.
Bonne journée Steven

31 Jul 2019 5:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un joli bouquet

31 Jul 2019 6:40am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful picture!

31 Jul 2019 6:48am

Roléro-T from gerpinnes, Belgium

Admirable, good day to you!

31 Jul 2019 7:40am

Marité from France

J'aime beaucoup l'angle de prise de vue !
Bonne journée.

31 Jul 2019 8:41am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at these great flowers.

31 Jul 2019 8:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The stamens generate a nice pattern too. Lovely colour

31 Jul 2019 9:32am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice repetition !

31 Jul 2019 9:36am

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Like a painting, great colors!

31 Jul 2019 9:39am

Rose from United States

Beautiful flowers...love the color.

31 Jul 2019 12:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful all turn and great colors .

31 Jul 2019 12:44pm

willy from Belgium

un bien joli bouquet aux jolies couleurs Steven


31 Jul 2019 12:59pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

D'une beauté lumineuse!

31 Jul 2019 1:41pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what a great work!

31 Jul 2019 1:58pm

yoshimiparis from France

wonderful bouquet of flowers color "magenta"

31 Jul 2019 2:10pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Very nice work!

31 Jul 2019 2:33pm

Devi from Chennai, India

beautiful image..wonderful colours !!!!

31 Jul 2019 2:42pm

Remus from Portugal

I liked the effect created by the shadow.
Beautiful composition!

31 Jul 2019 2:47pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un beau parterre de fleurs

31 Jul 2019 2:54pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have used the light well. Love the frills and color

31 Jul 2019 3:36pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel fleurs ce rose ces tons grandiose image et compo superbe
Belle soirée

31 Jul 2019 4:01pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


31 Jul 2019 6:49pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I think you should post them all so we can see the differences. :)

31 Jul 2019 7:12pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Sunny-fresh and beautiful color.

31 Jul 2019 7:18pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ouh là là l'impression d'avoir l'odeur de ces magnifiques oeillets.
Ton angle de prise me plait, très bel effet.

31 Jul 2019 7:56pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Lovely light.

31 Jul 2019 7:58pm

❀ Anna from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful flower and color, Steven !!!

31 Jul 2019 9:36pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Very beautiful!

31 Jul 2019 10:28pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Impressive shading and detailing is this fine picture.

31 Jul 2019 11:52pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting POV. I love the color.

1 Aug 2019 12:13am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I like the ruffled edges and the curved stamen (with their shadows).

1 Aug 2019 12:32am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

They're so pretty! You must love going out in your yard, just for these!

1 Aug 2019 2:03am

@Elizabeth Buckalew: Except when I have to stoop low or get down on my knees. :-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful color and the frilly petals. The light is spectacular. This is a great angle. 5*

1 Aug 2019 2:33am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautifully done! These blossoms seem to be in motion with the way the light hits those frilly edges. Love it.

1 Aug 2019 3:31pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Love the colours of these beauties.

5 Aug 2019 10:33am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

the vivid color is splendid

5 Aug 2019 10:58pm