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Soft White Bells

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 June 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

SILLY TUESDAY - If you do not have a photograph yet ready to post for Silly Tuesday, please be thinking about it. We photographers, no matter how passionate we are about photography, need to remember that life is too serious to be taken too seriously. Humor helps us to keep life in perspective.

Oregon Public Broadcasting is in one of their pledge weeks. A real plus has been hearing the 2000 London "Moody Blues" concert more than once. I can remember 1967 just as if it were yesterday; the music scene changed. England, we who went through the 60s owe you, the "Moody Blues," the "Rolling Stones," and, what was the name of that quartet from Liverpool with the weird hairdos?

"If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it." Jay Maisel

NIKON D300 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

kerfendal from Paris, France

a nice portrait of this flower

7 Jun 2009 6:01am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

La traduction française de ces fleurs est "Scille", on les trouve plus souvent de couleur violette chez nous. J'aime beaucoup celle-ci vêtues de blanc.

7 Jun 2009 6:45am

@Marie LC: We also have them in pink and blue.

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

superbement mise en valeur !

7 Jun 2009 6:49am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful flowers, nice capture

7 Jun 2009 7:03am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Beautifully composed. all the colour works gorgeously together.

7 Jun 2009 8:23am

@Mike: Thanks, Mike.

zOOm from Paris, France

Exquisite white flowers ! Makes me feel like breathing fresh air.

7 Jun 2009 10:07am

@zOOm: Thanks, Flo.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

lovely light, color and mood here mate -- beautiful shot!

7 Jun 2009 10:59am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very impressive flower photo

7 Jun 2009 10:59am

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I like the way the little bells hang, like they have danced all day in the wind, and now need a rest.

7 Jun 2009 11:04am

@Richard_Irwin: Very nice; thanks, Richard.

k@ from Paris, France

Delicacy in flowers terms ~ 

7 Jun 2009 11:22am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Je les connais toute de mauve habillées, ces délicates clochettes sont très belles en blanc aussi.

7 Jun 2009 11:25am

Veronelle from Lens, France

great withe flower , little and elegant minimalism

7 Jun 2009 11:35am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A great composition Jack. Perfect exposure.

7 Jun 2009 12:56pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Très jolies ces clochettes.

7 Jun 2009 1:04pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Yes fabulous flower the contrast with the dark background!

7 Jun 2009 1:06pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the delicate feel of this shot and the mild colors in the blossoms. A fine flower shot.

7 Jun 2009 2:33pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Exposure and lighting has worked so very well here.

7 Jun 2009 2:50pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


7 Jun 2009 3:06pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot Jack, great dof....and nice that you had those great tunes to listen to...yes, we do owe England, don't we??

7 Jun 2009 3:22pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful image Jack! Great clarity on this and composition!!

7 Jun 2009 3:33pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I haven't seen these tiny bell flowers in so long. They do not grow here that I am aware of. Your flower images are very impressive and pleasing. It is your spot on selective focus and vivid colors that bring out their beauty.

7 Jun 2009 3:42pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Soft and elegant. The greens are so green and the belles are so perfect.

7 Jun 2009 3:43pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

really very beautiful flowers with their little bells, jack!

7 Jun 2009 4:44pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très jolies et délicates clochettes! Très belle lumière!

7 Jun 2009 4:46pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 Jun 2009 6:00pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición! suave imagen

7 Jun 2009 7:42pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada


7 Jun 2009 8:07pm

Dawn Bayer from Whitehall, United States

Very nice. : )

7 Jun 2009 8:12pm

ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Wonderful white!!

7 Jun 2009 9:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

So delicate, so beautiful.

7 Jun 2009 9:33pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

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

Fantastic arrangement. Well done.

8 Jun 2009 12:36am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Good natural tones. best...jerry

8 Jun 2009 1:35am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is beautifully composed. They are floating in space.

8 Jun 2009 4:02am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shot! I like how the background colour reflects slightly on their petals.

8 Jun 2009 4:07am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice shot, Jack. I've got my Silly Tuesday shots ready for the next couple of weeks!!

8 Jun 2009 4:13am

@B. Thomas: Outstanding, Barb.

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Gorgeous graceful.

8 Jun 2009 5:10am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joli cadrage et une pdc comme j'aime

8 Jun 2009 5:33am

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

A lovely shot,well done !!

8 Jun 2009 7:35am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Nice composition. You have selected the DOF perfectly to my opinion. The light is smooth... Nice one!

8 Jun 2009 8:28am

Sarah from Switzerland

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

8 Jun 2009 3:56pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

you know what ? each simple flowers captured by you is a wonderful world !

8 Jun 2009 5:37pm

Yellowbear from Droitwich, United Kingdom

Lovely curving composition Jack

8 Jun 2009 8:58pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful !

8 Jun 2009 9:13pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Delicat and beautiful.....

9 Jun 2009 4:01am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand


9 Jun 2009 9:11pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

I wish I knew another word besides beautiful to describe this.

10 Jun 2009 3:58pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

These are lovely, Jack.

11 Jun 2009 12:47am