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Over the Hill

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 September 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The water lilies in the pond at the Botanical Gardens were all over the hill, but I wanted to post at least one. This is one of those blossoms with which I can personally identify.


COMPUTER - Got the onOne problems resolved around 11:30 p.m., Tuesday night. Had to deal with both Epson and HP to get my printers running properly. This MacBook Pro is going to be a joy to use. I have the Snow Leopard disc but plan to hold off for awhile installing it.

NIKON D300 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Wonderful clarity and color on this Jack! Even the textures on the petals are showing! Very Nice!

3 Sep 2009 5:09am

@SCOTT F. SCHILLING: Thanks, Scott.

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent capture

3 Sep 2009 5:17am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

The colors are awesome, I enjoy here!

3 Sep 2009 5:45am

@Yvonne Simons: Merci.

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

gorgeous colors Jack !

3 Sep 2009 5:54am

@Lydie et Roland: Merci.

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

simply beautiful! :) great work here!

3 Sep 2009 5:58am

@Nadia Olisa: Thank you.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

This is beautiful. Our is the purple variant :)

3 Sep 2009 6:15am

@Nicholas: Thanks.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

These look in pretty fine shape to me. The color is so that lime green!

3 Sep 2009 6:35am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Sriram from Chennai, India

Nicely angled to capture inner and outter petal details.. beautiful shot!! Well done!!

3 Sep 2009 6:42am

@Sriram: Thank you.

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb photo ,like a painting !

3 Sep 2009 6:42am

@Mhélène: Merci.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Awe...lovely! I'm so glad you posted it..beautifully shot Jack!!

3 Sep 2009 7:14am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

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

Grea close up and wonderful colours.

3 Sep 2009 7:28am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

so beautiful

3 Sep 2009 7:29am

Elionore from Eskilstuna, Sweden


3 Sep 2009 7:32am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Des couleurs très fortes, joli

3 Sep 2009 7:40am

@Sof: Merci.

kerfendal from Paris, France

very beautiful, congrat !!!!!!!

3 Sep 2009 7:44am

@kerfendal: Merci, Max.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful and Crisp!! great shot!

3 Sep 2009 7:53am

@Sarito: Many thanks.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I love the colours and lighting. Great detail.

3 Sep 2009 8:26am

@Nazzareno: Thank you.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice and sharpeness macro. Great colors.

3 Sep 2009 8:34am

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot of a beautiful flower.

3 Sep 2009 9:42am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love the selective focus and color!

3 Sep 2009 9:46am

@Craig: Thanks, Craig.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Over the hill, but still very beautiful! Nice shot.

3 Sep 2009 10:27am

@Betty: Thanks.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Over the Hill, perfect...lovely, pure, refreshing, I'm so glad I'm fifty ;)

3 Sep 2009 11:10am

@Lorraine: Fifty; so young!!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice DOF and colors ! zen !!!

3 Sep 2009 11:28am

@Anna.C: Merci.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You are not the only one who can relate. ;-)))

Congrats on the new MAC.

3 Sep 2009 1:29pm

@B. Thomas: It does catch up with us!! The new Mac is super.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow beautiful strong colors

3 Sep 2009 1:37pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I love waterlilies and you've captured this one in a great light!

3 Sep 2009 2:51pm

@Monique: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Over the hill or not, it's beautiful.

3 Sep 2009 3:05pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Don from spokane, United States

Even beyond their prime these flowers have a beauty of color that is something to behold. A fine shot.

3 Sep 2009 3:11pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Don from spokane, United States

I won't relate my age! :-) It's better to be over the hill, than under the hill!

3 Sep 2009 3:13pm

@Don: You got that right.

AEparker from Norfolk, United States

Great photo!

3 Sep 2009 3:16pm

@AEparker: Thanks.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Lovely shot, Jack. Neither it nor you are over the hill...

3 Sep 2009 3:51pm

@LauraS: You are too kind.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It is lovely. Flowers maintain their beauty even after they have lost the blush of youth. Kind of like people.

3 Sep 2009 4:14pm

@Michael Rawluk: Right!!

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nenuphar pretty with a nice depth of field!
friendships jack!

3 Sep 2009 4:17pm

@marc battault: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous !

3 Sep 2009 4:50pm

@MARIANA: Thanks.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! The detail is superb. Nice light and amazing colour. Well done

3 Sep 2009 5:11pm

@Magda: Many thanks.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Very nice, great colours and light !! One of my favorite flowers... I like almost everything connected with water !

3 Sep 2009 6:35pm

@Isabelle: Thank you. Me too.

Mathilde Collot from Dans l, France

Already, this flower is sublime but struck by such a light is magical! Superbe image!!!

3 Sep 2009 7:19pm

@Mathilde Collot: Merci.

"... م.ر.گ ..." from Tehran, Iran

emotionally captured !!
very beautiful and lovely flower...

3 Sep 2009 7:47pm

@"... م.ر.گ ...": Thank you.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a beauty it is!

3 Sep 2009 7:55pm

@Sarah: Merci.

k@ from Paris, France

Seems in sugar, feel like swallowing it ! Yummy colors*

3 Sep 2009 7:58pm

@k@: Merci, Karine.

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

So nice!!!

3 Sep 2009 9:09pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Gorgeous light, colors are sensational.

3 Sep 2009 10:03pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This is so beautiful, hardly looks over the hill.......great shot, love the composition, and the focus is wonderful too!!!

3 Sep 2009 11:27pm

@susan: Thanks, Susan.

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

What a great flower. Nicely framed.

4 Sep 2009 12:11am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Those flowers are so gorgeous... Beautifully taken!

4 Sep 2009 12:13am

@akarui: Thank you.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Quite a vivid color that you captured in this flower. I love the "splattered" coloring the petals exhibit.

4 Sep 2009 2:03am

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

It is great - I dont think it is over the hill !

4 Sep 2009 2:26am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Many thanks.

4 Sep 2009 2:35am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Maybe not over the hill, but well into the rosy coloured days of life. Very crisp and colourful.

4 Sep 2009 3:24am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my what a beautiful shot!
The light and colours are exquisite :)

4 Sep 2009 3:28am

@Anina: Thank you.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful light and colors

4 Sep 2009 4:52am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Absolutely divine. Beautiful depth of colors and perfectly composed.
Congrats on the new MacBook Pro. Good luck and have fun.

Thanks, I'm so happy there is a flower for the "over the hill" crowd.

4 Sep 2009 5:33am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I would love to be at the Botanical Gardens the beginning of summer.

/\/\ ! /\/ /\ from Tehran, Iran

Very B E A U T I F U L !

4 Sep 2009 7:33pm

@/\/\ ! /\/ /\: Thank you.

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belles couleurs.

4 Sep 2009 9:31pm

@Marie: Merci

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Superb capture...superb colors

6 Sep 2009 7:06am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a lovely image!!

8 Sep 2009 5:45pm

Kelly from France

Très belles photos.

14 Sep 2009 5:56am

@Kelly: Merci.