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Easter Day - Alleluia!

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 April 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Today is Easter Day for Christians throughout the world. One of the deeper meanings of Easter is that the Holy is eternally bringing life not only out of physical death but all forms of death - injustice, inhumanity, fear, loneliness, estrangement, isolation, poverty, despair. No matter what the form death takes, the Ultimate Reality that lies at the heart of the Universe is Love and Love conquers and transforms and empowers with new Life. It is Love and Life that are ultimately real. And these are sheer, unadulterated gift. A joyous Easter to each of you.

NIKON D300 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

Happy Easter, Jack.
A beautiful image for this remarkable day. The petals are delicate like tissue paper. Very nice light, and I like the white background.

12 Apr 2009 5:22am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb; and Happy Easter to you. The high key is for Easter.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Wonderful photo. I like how the high key effect works with the pink of the petals. Happy Easter!

12 Apr 2009 5:31am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

marvelous and so soft , great light for Easter !

12 Apr 2009 5:34am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

A beautiful image and beautiful words to accompany it. Happy Easter, Jack!

12 Apr 2009 5:38am

Ajay from Pune, India

The joy of the Easter is so magically emanating out the the flower. A very joyous Easter to you too, my friend.

12 Apr 2009 5:40am

kerfendal from Paris, France

have good Easter days (and perhaps holidays) , your pic of flower is a great to begin the day

12 Apr 2009 6:14am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Happy Easter!

12 Apr 2009 6:20am

Momo from Montpellier, France

Hey Jack, this is an amazing series of flowers, one more beautiful than the next...amazing color and depth of field...and the Go image is very cool...this easter day flower with its transparent, delicate petals is just amazing...great color too...

12 Apr 2009 6:22am

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

And a Joyous Easter to you too Jack. Beautiful words and a beautiful photo!

12 Apr 2009 6:27am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Happy Easter! Very beautiful, fresh and happy image.

12 Apr 2009 6:40am

Noxeus from Girona, Spain

The secret of the harmony:
A smile in the mind and a flower in the heart.

12 Apr 2009 7:05am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Lovely...perfect for eEaster.

12 Apr 2009 7:07am

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

Stunning detail and colouration, such a beautiful image Jack. Superbly observed

12 Apr 2009 7:54am

PATRICK from miramas, France


12 Apr 2009 8:05am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

One of my favourite flowers and you've done a lovely capture of it - well done!

12 Apr 2009 8:42am

missparis from PARIS, France


12 Apr 2009 8:46am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Happy easter, lovely words to go with your lovely image

12 Apr 2009 8:54am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Yes Jack A Joyous Easter to you also. Beautiful image for this morning.

12 Apr 2009 8:59am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Just gorgeous! A fine work!

12 Apr 2009 9:21am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle macro de fleur! Joyeuses Pâques à toi Jack!

12 Apr 2009 9:42am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Nice Alleluia !!!

12 Apr 2009 9:49am

K.B.R from Switzerland

treatment and depth of field very well done

12 Apr 2009 10:42am

zOOm from Paris, France

A nice flower to celebrate Easter. Happy Easter Jack !

12 Apr 2009 11:05am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Absolutely beautiful, and a perfect commentary on the deep meaning of eternal life lived in the here and now, and on to eternity. "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven..." Happy Easter!

12 Apr 2009 11:45am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Exquisite color! Excellent work! Happy Easter, Jack.

12 Apr 2009 11:54am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Happy Easter Jack. Lovely image!

12 Apr 2009 12:10pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice and delicate flower, have a good day

12 Apr 2009 12:28pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

An happy Easter for you John!!

12 Apr 2009 12:35pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I wish you the happiest of Easters!

12 Apr 2009 12:45pm

"Marie" :-) from perth, Australia

Stunning photo, beautifully soft and so delciate looking. Happy easter from me to you Jack....

12 Apr 2009 12:48pm

Denise from Tehran, Iran

So Sweet !

12 Apr 2009 12:49pm

Nacho from Salem, OR, United States

Jack, Happy Easter to you also. Great isolation shot here, fantastico!

12 Apr 2009 1:58pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Stunning image Jack....

12 Apr 2009 2:08pm

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A great text Jack :Happy Easter to you !! Your photo is absolutely superb ...light ,aerian but very neat in the center ! Very beautiful !

12 Apr 2009 2:26pm

Don from spokane, United States

This gorgeous blossom makes a great Easter Sunday gift. Happy Easter to you and yours.

12 Apr 2009 2:39pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, I love this message you bring with your lovely photo. Thanks for expressing this for all of us.

12 Apr 2009 3:46pm

Marie LC from France

Sweet and beautiful

12 Apr 2009 3:47pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful photo..

12 Apr 2009 3:55pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful capture, the light shining through the petals making them shine and in a way give a sense of hop that love will shine through and conquer the evil things going on in the world

happy Easter

12 Apr 2009 4:09pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Happy Easter !!! best...jerry

12 Apr 2009 4:44pm

sun from teh, Iran

so lovely....
nicely done!

12 Apr 2009 5:03pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful white background that accentuates the sweetness of the flower!
friendships jack!and happy easter !

12 Apr 2009 6:08pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

What amazing colour. Don't you just love how nature paints the world.

12 Apr 2009 6:20pm

@Michael Rawluk: Absolutely

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Happy Easter my friend. Your photo is beautiful, I love colors.

12 Apr 2009 7:28pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful photograph beautiful light

12 Apr 2009 7:41pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

c'est trop beau, trop tendre, un poéme pour fêter Pâques, c'est très bien choisi, John, c'est comme une prière qui monte vers le ciel. Have a nice evening.

12 Apr 2009 8:23pm

@Alivia: You touch my heart, Dane. Thank you for your kind words. Today is a family day around our house; kids and granddaughter.

Denise from Perry, United States

Beautiful shot, loving words, thank you for sharing your feelings!

12 Apr 2009 9:44pm

JamesC from portland, United States

Happy Easter

12 Apr 2009 10:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


12 Apr 2009 10:59pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A gentle picture for Easter... beautiful shot. Happy Easter.

12 Apr 2009 11:13pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A real beauty, Jack ... and words that speak volumes of the significance of this day ... your entire series of spring blossoms -- especially the plums -- are inspiring ... best to you and yours this Holy day ... ron

13 Apr 2009 12:42am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Wonderful shot ! great comp, color

13 Apr 2009 1:43am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice macro with clear detail and well framed

13 Apr 2009 2:02am

jim from sebastopol, United States

wonderful image, my friend! i especially like the sense of transparency that you have achieved in some of the petals... something that i have not been able to get (yet)

13 Apr 2009 2:25am

zOOm from Paris, France

Congratulations Jack for you Aminus Spot Light on the previous image ! :-)
Well done !

13 Apr 2009 3:27am

@zOOm: Thank you, Florence.

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot...very delicate :)

13 Apr 2009 3:45am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful image Jack! The softness in colour and mood is so beautiful. Lovely composition.

13 Apr 2009 3:45am

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

very delicate

14 Apr 2009 10:55am

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Fantastic capture..i may be a bit late for the Easter wish, but its never to late to say what a great shot..and beauty..

15 Apr 2009 3:54am

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

looks so romantic and elegant !

17 Apr 2009 10:21pm

@Mariana: That is high praise, indeed; thank you. I think that I shall try to become more like the photograph :)