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Tiny Backyard Blue

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 29 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

SILLY TUESDAY - many thanks to all of those who contributed to Silly Tuesday yesterday. Outstanding posts.
It was 108ºF in Corvallis on Tuesday after 106ºF on Monday. We are headed to the Coast on Wednesday where the high has been around 70ºF.

That's all nonviolence is - organized love.

- Joan Baez,
singer, songwriter, and activist

NIKON D700 1/40 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so gorgeous. Wonderful colour and so well composed.

29 Jul 2009 5:11am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Michael; hope that it's not as hot on Vancouver Is. as it is here (108ºF yesterday; a record).

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful macro

29 Jul 2009 5:40am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars

29 Jul 2009 5:41am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

I go with that, too... 5-stars! Perfection.

29 Jul 2009 6:19am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Very nice colours :)

29 Jul 2009 6:20am

mehdi from tehran, Iran

I like blue color jack
very good

29 Jul 2009 6:26am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A superb framing for this beau tiful blue !

29 Jul 2009 7:13am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful flower.. like the clarity and sharpness.

29 Jul 2009 8:42am

Beth Christman from Collegeville, United States

Very interesting flower with great colors! Nice capture Jack.

29 Jul 2009 12:15pm

@Beth Christman: Thanks, Beth.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful flower, I love these colors

29 Jul 2009 12:19pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful colors Jack and I like the background on this image - it is so smooth! Very nice work! Great focus and depth on the flower also.

29 Jul 2009 12:23pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nce flower and a great macro. The blue is very nice and the detais 5****

29 Jul 2009 1:23pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a bolt of blue!! That's a gorgeous shot, Jack.

29 Jul 2009 2:25pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh wow stunning, lovely very impressive, bravo Jack!

29 Jul 2009 2:59pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful blue flower ,a great composition with the "baby flower" ,great macro shot ,jack !
friendships !
five stars !

29 Jul 2009 3:07pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning macro detail. I like how the DOF completely softens out the background.
Heard from you first, but just today on our news about your heatwave. Stay hydrated if you're outdoors.
We know all about those things in the sunshine state.

29 Jul 2009 3:25pm

@Barbara: At least we don't have Florida's humidity (I can remember taking at least 4 showers a day); however, with everyone running their sprinklers, it is more humid than normal. Thanks for your kind words.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's a beauty. Love that blue.

29 Jul 2009 3:35pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve. Don't melt!!

Vanilla Wine from United States

very nice texture . good macro.

29 Jul 2009 4:11pm

@Vanilla Wine: Thank you.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Really beautiful ... love that color of the flower and the DOF is really great!

29 Jul 2009 4:19pm

@Monique: Thank you.

k@ from Paris, France

Velvetesque !!!

29 Jul 2009 4:49pm

@k@: Merci.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Just color and detail!

29 Jul 2009 4:54pm

@Claudia: Thank you.

khadi from New Delhi, India

This is stunning. There's something very ferocious about this flower. Great job with the details, colours and DOF.

29 Jul 2009 5:03pm

@khadi: Thank you. It's one that could be missed with the abundance of flowers in the back yard.

cindy brown from United States

Wow!! This is gorgeous! I love the colors!!!

29 Jul 2009 5:31pm

@cindy brown: Thanks, Cindy.

Ajay from Pune, India

The day you'd stop finding such beautiful flower.... I hope it never comes.

29 Jul 2009 5:36pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay. I have enough flower shots that I could stop shooting today and post one a day for two years and not run out.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastico color!!

29 Jul 2009 6:55pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! a blue star is born ! great macro !

29 Jul 2009 7:10pm

@Anna.C: Merci, Anna.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! I love this -It reminds me of a shooting Star, but I've never seen one this color :)
Glad you got out of the heat! We are heading to Oregon next month, but we will only have time to get as far as the Bandon area! I can't wait :)

29 Jul 2009 7:19pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy. Actually we didn't get to the Coast. We've got a slew of extended family that want to crash at our place tonight because we have AC. If we had gone to the Coast, I would be too tired to do the socializing that is expected. Bandon is a terrific place. Be sure to check out the cheese factory; great ice cream. Also, there is a road along the Coast at Bandon; it has several little parks with access to the sea stacks. That short stretch of coastline may be my favorite in the whole state of Oregon. If you are going down Hwy. 101, the place where Pistol River comes out (north of Brookings) has some neat photographic opportunities.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great macro of this pretty flower !

29 Jul 2009 7:39pm

dan from Paris, France

5 stars, Jack, as so many petals !

29 Jul 2009 7:46pm

@dan: Merci, Dan.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Jack, this is such a great image! The colours are amazing along with such great detail. It's definitely a spider-like flower.

29 Jul 2009 8:05pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. At 42.2ºC, AC no longer seems a waste of money.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The color is gorgeous, Jack! Really nice feeling of depth! Bravo! (How do you stand those temps?)

29 Jul 2009 9:07pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. Fortunately, we have AC; I had always thought that it was a waste of money, but no longer.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow. Gorgeous, Jack.

29 Jul 2009 11:21pm

rA from 大连(Dalian), China

I like blue flowers very much! great!!

30 Jul 2009 1:17am

@rA: Thank you.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I can't even imagine 108° that far north ... in AZ yes, but in OR? I do believe you, though.
What is your humidity running w/these high temps?

Ohhh, your Backyard Blue is beautiful!

30 Jul 2009 1:54am

@Judy: The humidity is nothing like Florida, but it is a little higher than normal (maybe due to everyone running their sprinklers).

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

What an cool flower. The shapes here are so interesting.

30 Jul 2009 2:39am

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

beautiful macro shot.. love the details and colours.. well done..

30 Jul 2009 3:01am

@Vachel: Thank you.

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'aime ce bleu !

30 Jul 2009 5:31am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolies couleurs.

30 Jul 2009 10:16am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Fantastic macro, wonderful colors, what type of flower is this?

30 Jul 2009 5:05pm

@Denise: Thanks. Don't know what it is.

Cricket-Tammy from Somewhere in the, United States

Hey there! What is this plant? It is beautiful! We are suffering from the heat as well. Rain is moving into today...we need it. Next week I will be lucky enough to be in San Francisco! I am looking forward to lower temperatures.

30 Jul 2009 6:26pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Sorry, I don't know what it is. SF - my favorite city in the whole wide world; most of my working life, I lived within an hour of the City.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! How goregous is this! The clarity is outstanding

1 Aug 2009 11:40pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

A very beautiful blue. I like particularly the movement suggested by the shape of the petals of this flower, as a helix ready to turn.

24 Aug 2009 4:20am

@Annie Viguié: Merci, Annie.