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Lovely Spring

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Spring is an incredible time of the year.

"Spring has returned.
Earth is like a child that knows poems."
Rainer Maria Rilke

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/3.5 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

marie from perth, Australia

Hello Jack, stunning colour, love how the petals seem to just cradle the yellow in the centre, one of my favourite flowers. Thanks for sharing this one Jack.

28 Mar 2009 5:25am

Ajay from Pune, India

That's so true. And melody that comes out of it is just beautiful colours.

28 Mar 2009 5:39am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Simply beautiful! The colours are fantastic!

28 Mar 2009 5:44am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

une lumière parfaite !

28 Mar 2009 6:00am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Yesterdays shot was just heavenly!!!!
This is just as heavenly!!! Nature doing its thing!!

28 Mar 2009 6:04am

khadi from New Delhi, India

What a beautiful crocus. I like the soft light and beautiful colours.

28 Mar 2009 6:33am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Une macro superbe!!! beautiful colours!!

28 Mar 2009 7:14am

isidro from Spain

espectacular colorido! un macro de mucha categoría, Felicidades!

28 Mar 2009 7:20am

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful flower.
Thank you.

28 Mar 2009 7:45am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful macro

28 Mar 2009 8:06am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

Absoutely beautiful macro, love the quote as well

28 Mar 2009 9:10am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

MAgnificent close up! Lovely sybject!

28 Mar 2009 9:30am

zOOm from Paris, France

Lovely little one, colorful and your DOF is really perfect.

28 Mar 2009 9:41am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Magic beauty of our mother nature - thru your eyes ...

28 Mar 2009 10:00am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

First class beautiful image

28 Mar 2009 10:21am

lydia from Paris, France

I love spring too ....beautiful colors and composition !

28 Mar 2009 10:30am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful macro photo ,lovely ligth !

28 Mar 2009 10:40am

Mary from PA, United States

Beautiful light on this spring favorite!

28 Mar 2009 11:28am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like deep colors and orange & purple are two colors wich get married nicely.

28 Mar 2009 11:45am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Love the deep, rich colors! Very beautifully done, Jack!

28 Mar 2009 11:54am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

lovely shot .
excellent macro...
very well taken, bravo !

28 Mar 2009 11:55am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Lovely is right! Perfect.

28 Mar 2009 12:14pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Magnificent colors ! I am filled with admiration for your photo ! Bravo

28 Mar 2009 12:45pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Lovely spot-on focus, Jack, and gorgeous colors!

28 Mar 2009 12:49pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

exquisite heart of flower ! gorgeous colors and perfect dof !

28 Mar 2009 12:55pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

The colorful beauty you gives us through your lens is incredible. I love the quote.

28 Mar 2009 1:25pm

@Barbara: Thank you, Barb. Rilke is one of my favorite poets; I look for ways to use him.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Keep them coming Jack. Very well presented.

28 Mar 2009 1:25pm

@Lee: Hold on, Lee; you are in for a slew of flowers from Jack. I go bonkers in Spring.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

lovely colours.. great macro...

28 Mar 2009 2:01pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

What a perfect result you got. Focusing on this really gives it extra punch...Just a gorgeous final product!! Nice work on your part!!!

28 Mar 2009 2:22pm

@Susan: I kept doing it all wrong, and then Jerry told me what to do; what a difference!

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle macro! Merveilleuses couleurs!

28 Mar 2009 2:44pm

don from Spokane, United States

A fantastic close up with all the detail and saturated color I like! The rich colors seem to complement each other rather well. The fall off of focus works to emphasize the heart of your picture. Well done.

28 Mar 2009 2:50pm

Alain Berger - vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

Give me energy to see lovely flower like this !

28 Mar 2009 2:54pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, Jack this is the epitome of beauty. Wonderful, amazing shot.

28 Mar 2009 2:54pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Laura is so right. Exquisite on all levels, Jack. A study in beauty, the essence of, on a universal level. DOF, composition, colouration are all perfection.

28 Mar 2009 3:04pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Your sure cannot beat the spring colors and this is such a beautiful shot, gorgoeus colors and detail

Waiting patiently for the flowers here to bloom

28 Mar 2009 3:06pm

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Wow, those colors are mindblowing. Beautiful. I wish it was proper spring 'round here already...

28 Mar 2009 4:23pm

joemulligan from micaville, nc, United States

Thanks for the lovely photography and especially the shifting focus. And the lovely quote!!! Thanks.....

28 Mar 2009 4:27pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Luxurious colors and beautiful depth of field !

28 Mar 2009 4:27pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Sweet shot. I love the burst of colour that seems almost 3D bursting from the background.

28 Mar 2009 4:41pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Jack, many people take photos of flowers and many do an okay job. This my friend is excellent. Your selective focus, the exposure, and the soft edges are perfection.

28 Mar 2009 5:33pm

@Diane Schuller: Thank you, Diane. How are you doing?

k@ from Paris, France

So the sun is INSIDE your flower ! Lucky you .;/

28 Mar 2009 5:36pm

@k@: Oh yes; the sunshine is inside of my flower, but better yet, it is INSIDE of me. And for that, I am grateful.

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Excellent macro. Really like the depth of the color. Well done.

28 Mar 2009 5:50pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A stunningly sharp macro.

28 Mar 2009 6:06pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

The crocus is gorgeous, Jack. It does look like the light is coming from within. Well done!

28 Mar 2009 7:00pm

@Toni: Thank you.

Donna from anywhere, United States

wow! beautiful!

28 Mar 2009 7:29pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Lovely crocus shot, ours have all gone some weeks back, but its great to see they are still flowering in various locations around the Northern Hemisphere still.

28 Mar 2009 9:00pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Beautiful ligh...very nice

28 Mar 2009 10:11pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Nicely done!

28 Mar 2009 10:14pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

28 Mar 2009 10:42pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I love spring flowers. This is a lovely macro, Jack!

28 Mar 2009 10:45pm

KBR from GENEVA, Switzerland

photo as poetry, absolute fragility, depth of field is very successful

28 Mar 2009 11:44pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Flower power? :) Really fine!

29 Mar 2009 12:06am

Jen from St. George, United States

Jack, the dof here is simply lovely!

29 Mar 2009 3:32am

@Jen: Thanks, Jen.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Very delicate

29 Mar 2009 4:25am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

amazing composition - an incredible flower and color - Great Work!!

29 Mar 2009 4:33am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott. With spring here, I am going bonkers shooting flowers.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I like how the light is centered on the open bloom, making it glow.

29 Mar 2009 9:00am

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Great macro too ! This is my favorite colour !

29 Mar 2009 10:35am

Denise from Perry, United States

The true colors of Easter. Beautiful!

29 Mar 2009 8:52pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

so beautiful

30 Mar 2009 4:00am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow...the colour!
A special image Jack, your framing is just perfect.

30 Mar 2009 4:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


30 Mar 2009 5:11am

Cricket from Alabama, United States

I have been shooting so many flowers and I don't have time to get inside to process them. This is beautiful!

30 Mar 2009 2:19pm

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Superb capture..awesome light...gorgeous my friend....Spring is new life

31 Mar 2009 3:33pm

Bill Jennings from Los Altos (Bay Area Calif), United States

fantastic. the rich colors contrasted with the warm background in soft focus is stunning. Well done.

22 Apr 2009 10:39pm

@Bill Jennings: Thanks, Bill. I am really glad to have made the connection with you; you do superb work.