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Front Yard Beauty

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The buds that were shown on February 13 were from this bush. I used my Sigma 150mm Macro lens for this; it works very well with full frame.

NIKON D700 1/40 second F/16.0 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning stunning stunning what is the flower called

10 Mar 2010 5:42am

@jamesy: Neither Ellie nor I know what it is.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Full of light , beautiful colors

10 Mar 2010 5:53am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid just 5 stars!!!!!

10 Mar 2010 6:02am

rem_la from Villiers, France

une belle composition

10 Mar 2010 6:27am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States


10 Mar 2010 6:45am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Indeed a beauty!!

10 Mar 2010 7:02am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Splendid. That color just smacks me in the face with its rich glow.
Love the clarity of the stamen and pistils !!

10 Mar 2010 7:05am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

The 150mm is a very nice lens :)

10 Mar 2010 7:08am

@Nicholas: Superb glass. It's every bit as good as my Nikon 105mm.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wow, what a great splash of color! Beautiful photo and great job on the lighting to keep the details in the red petals.

10 Mar 2010 7:09am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Une superbe composition Jack, les couleurs sont éclatantes.... Bonne journée.

10 Mar 2010 7:23am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful indeed!

10 Mar 2010 7:29am

STEED from Gueret, France

Sensual and Fragil....Great Tones,Jack.....Nice !!

10 Mar 2010 7:29am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Un beau rouge éclatant qui donne chaud et fait du bien au moral, merci Jack !

10 Mar 2010 7:34am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Beautiful reds!

10 Mar 2010 7:42am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A Valentino's

10 Mar 2010 7:49am

k@ from Paris, France

The "fabric" of this red is a killer !

10 Mar 2010 7:53am

tataray from St Laurs, France

fantastique couleur. Superbe.

10 Mar 2010 7:55am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Great, heartwarming and excellent - vivid and rich colour, amazing structure of the petals - I am a fan - brilliant!!

10 Mar 2010 8:09am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

lovely color contrast, Jack

10 Mar 2010 8:22am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Magnifique ! very neat with superb colors and details !

10 Mar 2010 8:41am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Stunning vibrant colors and great details!

10 Mar 2010 8:42am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I guess that spring has come at your front yard! Very beautiful flowers!

10 Mar 2010 8:51am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love the passionate red here.. superb..

10 Mar 2010 8:59am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow are the blossoms really that red, they are amazing.

10 Mar 2010 9:04am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! You've got a very good eye for macros. These shots are exquisite!

10 Mar 2010 9:42am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

What splendid macro, the red color is splendid, well done

10 Mar 2010 10:06am

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic macro capture

10 Mar 2010 10:19am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

stunning - absolutely stunning

10 Mar 2010 11:29am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Beautifully captured, Jack ... such a gorgeous composition and clear reds!

10 Mar 2010 12:37pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Congratulation for capture those nice beautiful flowers.

10 Mar 2010 12:42pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beauty of flowers in a striking color. You close your eyes tightly after admiring the picture and you still see mentally. A masterpiece of nature perpetuated by a great photographer! Many kisses friend Jack!

10 Mar 2010 1:54pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a pop of color! You did a fantastic job of getting the perfect DoF!

10 Mar 2010 1:57pm

Christopher from Atlanta, United States

I am so ready for spring and seeing more flowers like this.

10 Mar 2010 2:15pm

Bettina from United States

Beauty indeed. The forward thrust of the lower and upward of the upper flower, and the third waiting to be born, make for beautiful movement.

10 Mar 2010 2:52pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

deeply beautiful

10 Mar 2010 2:58pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Ahhh, spring is here. Great color and DOF.

10 Mar 2010 3:05pm

@Gary Hart: Thanks, Gary. If a macro lens could get overheated, mine is red hot :))

amourfusion from Belgium


10 Mar 2010 3:41pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful flower portrait.

10 Mar 2010 3:52pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Jack, that is gorgeous!

10 Mar 2010 4:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb clarity and wonderful color. A great shot, Jack!

10 Mar 2010 4:26pm

Don from spokane, United States

Gorgeous flower close up with all the detail and solid color I like. Beautifully executed.

10 Mar 2010 4:41pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful lght and colors! Superb image!

10 Mar 2010 4:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful DOF and flower texture :)

10 Mar 2010 4:56pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

great sharpness and gorgeous color ! jack !
friendships !

10 Mar 2010 4:56pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful close-up..great details..very that i have commented on a few of your shots and finally made it to this one ..i would like to let you know how i work..i don,t have all that much gear..but with my e-volt 410 and 2 lenses i do alright ...i do catch up on techniques with school of photography on the net..i don,t much follow rules..more a gut feeling for me..the main purpose of my photography is to show how i see and does it have feeling to it (sharing)..does it transpire enough so that viewer gets that ..i have a 36 hours window since i work night shift..when i leave for a photo journey i sometimes travel many miles for getting some variety.
If i catch myself wanting to get some great shots it does not work..i have to say to myself..let it come to you just be there..and then it works, the magic shows up...out of 50 shots i will maybe have 10-20 that i think respond to what i seen and felt,then i may do some touching a few plug-in now and just bought topaz..
thanks for your inspiration and feedback..i,m learning everytime i,m out there.

10 Mar 2010 5:41pm

@StarCosmosBleu: I certainly can appreciate the constraints that you have. It is my belief that one could spend a lifetime taking photographs in a single room. I do think that we should trust our gut. However, the more learn of the craft of photography and the more we internalize what we have learned, the better will be the results of what has grabbed our gut.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such brilliant reds and wonderful details, they are so beautiful

10 Mar 2010 5:44pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent macro, great colors.

10 Mar 2010 5:44pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I can not write enough to express how much I enjoy this shot (and yesterday's which I seem to have missed in a mist of silliness!) the colour and the texture I can see is simply perfect!

10 Mar 2010 5:51pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate. More and more when it comes to Silly Tuesday, i just enjoy the shots without commenting. One of the reasons for ST is to take a day each week to back off from taking our photography too seriously. For me, that includes backing off a bit from the demands of commenting and responding.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful reds and details in the petales. A good macro in my opinion.

10 Mar 2010 5:56pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I am aching for some spring colour. We are stuck in the post-winter greys and browns.

10 Mar 2010 6:17pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

5* to this exellent photo. Great color treatment and light control. Composition is really nice.

10 Mar 2010 6:45pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A wonderful image! I want to touch the screen with your finger to feel the velvety petals! The color is sublime!

10 Mar 2010 6:58pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A beautiful macro.

10 Mar 2010 7:11pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

oh my, how pretty is this: very. so much amazing detail. Lots to keep the viewer hanging around :)

10 Mar 2010 7:15pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Red has to be one of the most stunning floral colors, particularly in combination with the gold bells within. I like whatever dreamy effect you have going on here. Having done macro on flowers it's hard to get close and keep definition. You have a little degradation but you used it well, your dof is around the flower centers and not on the edges of the petals or the centers stretching toward you. Very nice Jack.

10 Mar 2010 7:35pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Good work in maintaining a relatively sharp focus in the flower! :)

10 Mar 2010 7:37pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice close up work and details on this one - great deep reds also!

10 Mar 2010 7:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! What a burst of color! Great clarity and detail you have captured in this composition.

10 Mar 2010 7:52pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe, la photo estd'une qualité superbe

10 Mar 2010 8:18pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

It certainly does, Jack. Radiantly beautiful.

10 Mar 2010 8:23pm

Marianne from Toulouse, France

wonderful hearth, a very nice close-up, very good work, John !!!

10 Mar 2010 9:26pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely color and detail, Jack.

10 Mar 2010 10:02pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Bright red!

10 Mar 2010 10:36pm

@Meysam: Yep!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, United States

Great detail jack !!!

10 Mar 2010 10:50pm

studio17a from California, United States

Great close up, beautiful colors !

10 Mar 2010 11:41pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

How beautiful is that!!!!! Outstanding, Jack!

11 Mar 2010 4:42am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely flowers and nice composition!

11 Mar 2010 5:54am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Oh,my! these are the blooms.....Well, the buds were as beautiful as the blooms are...I believe these are Quince....we have them here,too, and they've started blooming since January! Still blooming! Your shot is an amazing capture!

11 Mar 2010 8:56am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Stricking shot of rich colors.

11 Mar 2010 4:52pm

studio17a from California, United States

Beautiful close up, great color !

11 Mar 2010 10:12pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

gorgeous! love the rich colour

12 Mar 2010 3:35am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Spectacular! The red and clarity is outstanding. Great shot, Jack.

13 Mar 2010 3:02pm