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Backyard Clematis

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 16 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The trellis along one of our backyard fences has been covered with clematis blossoms.

"In the business of portrait photography, one must combine the artist and the craftsman." Louis Fabian Bachrach

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 800 58 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent!!!!!!!!!

16 Jul 2009 5:14am

@PATRICK: Thanks, Patrick.

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

Vibrant, I love this.

16 Jul 2009 5:15am

@Tammy-Cricket: Thank you.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Clematis rare! I have the same in my garden, but the image is so perfect that it appears embossed on the screen! nobody can say you do not like flowers! Great color!

16 Jul 2009 5:32am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci, Mathilde. I adore flowers, and would be happy to photograph nothing but flowers. Have been photographing wild flowers since the mid-60s.

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Ah, a trellis of Clematis. I can see how you could not resist! Love your take...these are glowing and mystical!

16 Jul 2009 5:42am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

cool picture:)

16 Jul 2009 6:08am

rem_la from Villiers sur Marne, France

un joli duo !

16 Jul 2009 6:21am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful colour and shape!

16 Jul 2009 6:54am

David BM from Gijón, Spain

Very nice macro :-)

16 Jul 2009 7:35am

Matt from Gainesville, United States

Remarkable! Great color processing and precision.

16 Jul 2009 7:43am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful flowers..

16 Jul 2009 9:06am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Splendid light and colors !

16 Jul 2009 9:35am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Luminiscent purple, wow the colour is divine and you sure did right on the macro ;)

16 Jul 2009 10:17am

Lydia from Paris, France

Superb details and colors !!

16 Jul 2009 10:54am

zOOm from Paris, France

Well done for the vertical crop, showing them at their best !

16 Jul 2009 11:36am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Beautifully saturated!

16 Jul 2009 11:42am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Just love the vivid colours of this one!

16 Jul 2009 11:45am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice macro shot..

16 Jul 2009 12:09pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Rich color! Well done.

16 Jul 2009 12:25pm

LM from France

Very nice shot these flower are splendid and I like the colors. Well done

16 Jul 2009 12:29pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


16 Jul 2009 1:48pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

This must be a beautiful sight... the entire trellis! Nice details and gorgeous color.

16 Jul 2009 2:26pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

beautiful flower, I love the tones

16 Jul 2009 2:30pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so beautiful light in this !!
friendly jack !

16 Jul 2009 3:34pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Excellent . Colors and light on these beautiful flowers if fantastic !

16 Jul 2009 3:36pm

Don from spokane, United States

Fine image! I like the rich color and the detail you caught in this shot.
Very well done.

16 Jul 2009 3:44pm

LauraS from United States

Exquisite shot, Jack. Nice!

16 Jul 2009 4:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Stunning colors. Very lovely.

16 Jul 2009 4:07pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

STUNNING clarity and color! wow!!

16 Jul 2009 4:21pm

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Picture with beautiful sharpness and colors !

16 Jul 2009 5:55pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is a beautiful flower, definitely worth a picture!

16 Jul 2009 6:20pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Splendie macro! Elles ont une très belle couleur tes clématites! Chez moi j'en ai des bleues, mais elle ont de la peine à fleurir, peut-être que c'est trop haut en altude pour elles, 700 m?

16 Jul 2009 7:53pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Colors are deep & somptuous, a great species, very well captured.

16 Jul 2009 9:40pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Color and clarity are just stunning.... I smell lightroom processing.......Just perfect !!!!

16 Jul 2009 10:10pm

@Susan: Thanks; LR plus Color Efex Pro.

Momo from Montpellier, France

Sweet color, it's gonna be I think starting tomorrow at the tdf...every day a bit more intense until the end...they're predicting cooler weather and maybe rain for tomorrow's ride...that might change things up a bit...

16 Jul 2009 10:24pm

@Momo: Thanks, Morris. As I've said, I thought the Pyrenees stages were boring with the long run-outs at the end of the last two of the mountain stages. I think the course designers would like for the suspense to continue until the penultimate stage on Ventoux.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Good compo and DOF Jack, well done. This one would give a good BW.

16 Jul 2009 10:52pm

@xavier cardell: Gracias. You're right; it renders very well in monochrome.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Gorgeous! The colors are so deeply saturated. I love the dark outlines on the petals.

17 Jul 2009 1:52am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Splendid photograph! Love the colours!

17 Jul 2009 3:45am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Stunning color and the dof really makes the subject jump out. This is a favorite.

17 Jul 2009 4:41am

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful

17 Jul 2009 5:02am

Mags from Paris, France

Beautiful color :)

17 Jul 2009 1:04pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

A very lovely clematis I did not know - the colors are so fantastic ! Nice framing too !

18 Jul 2009 11:29am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

The color is stunning, Jack. I have some clematis, as well, in purple. Actually two shades of purple on the same plant. It is such a beautiful flower.

19 Jul 2009 7:19am

JamesC from portland, United States

Fantastic dof and colors, lovely.

20 Jul 2009 6:40pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Lovely.... the colours are amazing!

23 Jul 2009 6:34am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

clematis is most definitely one of my favourites in the garden and for certain my favourite climbing plant. Love the detail you captured here

8 Aug 2009 3:03pm

Remus from Portugal

Colors and light on these beautiful flowers are fantastic.

8 Aug 2009 6:44pm