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Peonies a'Bloom

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 July 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

MORE ON COMMENTING - Sriram's gorgeous Spotlight photo http://thetraces.aminus3.com/image/2011-07-01.html reminded me of how the number of comments that one receives is no real indication of the quality of the photograph or the photographer. In my mind. Sriram is one of the finest photographers on Aminus3. Yet he receives relatively few comments. He also doesn't seem to comment that much. In fact, he doesn't even feel obligated to comment on those who comment on his photographs. He just creates extraordinary photographs.

Canon PowerShot G11 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 80 7 mm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This glorious macro simply reaches out of the frame and grabs my heart. Stupendous, Jack.

3 Jul 2011 5:59am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Glorious color and detail!

3 Jul 2011 7:19am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

trés belle fleurs.

3 Jul 2011 7:36am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Bright and beautiful - a nice addition to my morning.

3 Jul 2011 9:09am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

A stunning photo of a gorgeous flower!

3 Jul 2011 9:29am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I adore peonies friend Jack. The one we teach now dotted with drops of water is great! I've never seen an equally beautiful! Best regards y muchos besos amigo! Adela

3 Jul 2011 9:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot Jack.

3 Jul 2011 11:52am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot !

3 Jul 2011 1:40pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

5***

3 Jul 2011 1:46pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Very well done indeed

3 Jul 2011 1:47pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

An image of stunning impact, point of view, framing, brilliant color and a perfect specimen. I know several excellent photographers who receive little commentary on their blogs, probably because they rarely if at all reciprocate a visitor's comments. Most are working professionals who probably don't have the time for it. But I like photography as much for the fun of it as anything else, so I enjoy the interaction :^)

3 Jul 2011 1:55pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and crisp detail here Jack! Well done! ;-)

3 Jul 2011 2:15pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine flower shot with all the detail and color that you are good at capturing. I always felt our friendly bloggers are essentially a self-agrandizement group that seldom says anything remotely critical. I've accepted my view of our comments feeling that critical responses would drive a number people away from blogging and that the more we practice, hopefully we're learning and perhaps even improving. An unproven assumption! :-)
I'll check out your recommendation...I always like excellent pictures.

3 Jul 2011 2:21pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique macro et iamge superbe quelle couleur quelle finesse, une merveille

3 Jul 2011 3:25pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A beauty ,superb photo ! And you are right about the comments !

3 Jul 2011 3:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful peony bloom.

3 Jul 2011 5:55pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Luxurious peony unusually large quantities! Beautiful shot after the rain!
I completely agree with you on the comments.

3 Jul 2011 6:03pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

fine closeup

3 Jul 2011 6:12pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

One of my favorites, but not seen in our climate. This is beautiful.

3 Jul 2011 6:52pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is beautiful. Peonies are a personal favorite. That extravangance, that generous lushness. You capture it wonderfully.

3 Jul 2011 7:08pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

magnifique fleur de pivoine ... les coloris et la netteté donnent cette superbe photo .... Compliments

3 Jul 2011 8:50pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Your flower-series is a delightful visual treat and this is no exception!

3 Jul 2011 9:06pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Excellent and superb macro shot. Looks like a giant flower. thumbs up.

3 Jul 2011 11:29pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot. Nice colours and light. Love the water droplets. :)

4 Jul 2011 3:22am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Nice colours and details...

4 Jul 2011 4:35am

martim from Galesburg,Illinois, United States

I have this Peony in my yard...and had never seen one like it till I moved to Illinois and i had seen lots of Peonies...I consider it the flowers we use to gather to visit the cemetery every year......but they are beautiful .and this one is exquisite...and unique here.

4 Jul 2011 12:15pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice refreshing shot.

4 Jul 2011 12:50pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Oh, those water drops make it for me! Lovely.

4 Jul 2011 8:23pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks. And they are real drops; I've given up spraying; if I can't have the real thing, I will do without.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A real beauty.

6 Jul 2011 4:16am

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Ladies and Gentleman, The Pink Queen!!!!

8 Jul 2011 6:51am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

So beautiful!

8 Jul 2011 8:58am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Majestic peony..wow! gorgeous capture...

9 Jul 2011 3:52am