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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 May 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is a shot of a lupine early in the morning above the Columbia River.

"A good photographer must love life more than he does photography." Joel Strasser

NIKON D300 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Intense color!

20 May 2009 5:23am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

I like very much colors and depth of field !

20 May 2009 5:27am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Nice flower, beautifl background!

20 May 2009 5:39am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent composition and wonderful saturation!!!

20 May 2009 5:54am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Beautiful colours and dof.

20 May 2009 6:01am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

merveilleuses couleurs !

20 May 2009 6:34am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

One of those pictures where the background play an important roll. I love the diagonal of the yellow flowers

20 May 2009 7:36am

@xavier cardell: Gracias.

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

very nice, like it

20 May 2009 7:38am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

these are just coming out here too, and lovely they are as is your composition

20 May 2009 7:55am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful.. love the colours!

20 May 2009 7:58am

zOOm from Paris, France

Lovely Jack, really lovely. A golden light caressing those wonderful velvet and purple petals... Your DOF is nice too, not too strong, to give us the opportunity to distinguish those great two suns in the background... exquisite light indeed and a clever composition with this vertical crop.

20 May 2009 8:00am

@zOOm: Thanks, Florence.

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

very beautiful colors of this flower

20 May 2009 8:46am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Gorgeous flower!

20 May 2009 8:58am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand


20 May 2009 9:03am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

oh I love the light and the vivid colours in this one..the details are awesome too...I can even spot the little hair of the flower...great

20 May 2009 9:18am

@dkc: Thank you, Dimitris.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Gorgeous light and colors! Well done!

20 May 2009 10:10am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Awesome light and very,very sharp.

20 May 2009 10:28am

BoB from Milano, Italy

stunning colors, great!

20 May 2009 10:32am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Great colours and details. I like how you've captured the velvety texture of the lupines. And the contrast of that deep purple with the bright yellow is amazing.

20 May 2009 11:37am

@khadi: Thank you.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle image! superbe lumière!

20 May 2009 11:42am

Manola from Bassens, France

j'aime ce cadrage.. splendide photo!!!

20 May 2009 11:53am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Superb Jack. Just beautiful. The early morning light is so warm and rich in colour. Well done.

20 May 2009 12:36pm

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Gorgeous light! Just a super image!

20 May 2009 1:37pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Great colors and frame !

20 May 2009 1:45pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Just great color and outstanding light

20 May 2009 2:15pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

The richness of the colors is wonderful, and I especially love the big blurred flowers behind.....You couldn't have composed this better!!! A+ from me!!

20 May 2009 2:26pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous warm colors . Beautifully done !

20 May 2009 2:55pm

@Mariana: Thanks, Mariana.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The yellow flowers really make the shot in my mind.

20 May 2009 3:01pm

@Michael Rawluk: I agree.

starCosmosBleu from bedford.Qc, Canada

Strong vivid colors..a very lovely capture..lovely light also

20 May 2009 3:17pm

@starCosmosBleu: Thank you; the light was superb for this shot.

Don from spokane, United States

I love the contrasting colors in this fine close up. Wonderful, intense colors give the shot lots of impact. Well done.

20 May 2009 3:36pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

Amazing colours in the fore and back ground.Great !!

20 May 2009 3:47pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you.

Lylou & Roland from Besancon, France

Great colors nicely contrasted Jack !

20 May 2009 3:54pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

La lumière et les couleurs sont envoûtantes, superbe !!

20 May 2009 3:56pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you, Evelyne.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the tones are warm is magnificent, jack, a beautiful photo!

20 May 2009 3:58pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

[email protected] from Paristanbul*, France

Like 2 suns shining behind the lovely "purplette" :)

20 May 2009 4:38pm

@[email protected]: Thank you.

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing DoF and shine of the colour of those flowers.

20 May 2009 5:21pm

lydia from Paris, France

Beautiful colors Jack , I like the two yellow spots behind too !!

20 May 2009 5:25pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Purple and gold is a great combination. Lupine are such pretty spring/summer flowers.

20 May 2009 5:26pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Gorgeous light and colours

20 May 2009 5:39pm

@Marie LC: Thank you, Marie.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wow! Isn't that just a tastey, colorful, sense-ful shot! Great one.

20 May 2009 5:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous shot. That warm light is so fine.

20 May 2009 6:05pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve; it really is fine.

ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Warm morning light makes the colours glow! Wonderful!

20 May 2009 7:21pm

@ninni: Thanks, Ninni. I've missed you.

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

This is just fantastic. The yellow in the background. I have to say this is one of my favorites on your site.

20 May 2009 8:01pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Thanks, Tammy. I almost didn't post this one.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful colours ! excellent DOF, the yellow flowers in the background like a sunshine !

20 May 2009 8:22pm

@Anna.C: Thanks, Anna.

observing from North West, United Kingdom

The morning light really gives this a special glow.

20 May 2009 10:28pm

@observing: Yes it does; thank you.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Lovely picture and great colors.

21 May 2009 12:17am

@akarui: Thank you.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Those colors are awesome.

21 May 2009 1:24am

@PD: Thank you.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Such intense colors! The lupine seems to pop out from the screen.

21 May 2009 2:23am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Fantastic colors and great composition on this one!!

21 May 2009 2:29am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott; the light was during that magic hour. The lupine were just coming in bloom. Last weekend (2 weeks later), the whole Gorge was bursting with color (our son was up there and took around 400 shots of wild flowers in a one day hike).

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

The colors are indeed stunning. Great image.

21 May 2009 2:43am

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful composition and colors with the two yellow flowers as a back-up!

21 May 2009 2:46am

timothy sullivan from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful--the contrast of colors accentuates your subject so very well

21 May 2009 4:18am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Zendachrome : ] best...jerry

21 May 2009 4:37am

@ordinaryimages: Great name for a Preset.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful macro

21 May 2009 7:47am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

I think this is a new favorite. Love lupine - I think they are so pretty, and the color in this shot is amazing, Jack.

22 May 2009 7:05am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful colours in this shot

24 May 2009 8:01am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely light and colors

27 May 2009 11:06pm