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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 27 September 2011 in Miscellaneous.

Ellie, Max and I were out for a walk. We came across these perfect flowers. Only when I downloaded them did I realize that they were artificial. That's what comes from not wearing my glasses:)) Happy Silly Tuesday:))
NOTE: yesterday's post was offered primarily to demonstrate that a fine photograph in color does not always render well in monochrome. We need to let the photograph itself show us the way to go. One of the pluses of posting every day is that we can experiment, play, push the envelope, run things up the flag pole to see if anyone will salute. Aminus 3 is not only about posting the best of which we are capable.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

sunstonemaria from California, United States

:))) thank you for the description :))) they are still so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 Sep 2011 5:25am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nicely imitated indeed ! Happy ST !

27 Sep 2011 5:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France


27 Sep 2011 5:31am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Before I read your words, I was thinking, 'oh, these could be silk flowers' funny that you shot them thinking they were au naturel. ;-)

27 Sep 2011 6:42am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

Gorgeous petals, can imagine the softness and the colour is extremely beautiful.

27 Sep 2011 6:59am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

artificial but it makes a good picture !!! strong tones and shadows make it great !

27 Sep 2011 7:04am

Sam from Chennai, India

So beautiful these artificial flowers. Great shot. Happy ST :)

27 Sep 2011 7:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure convinced me !

27 Sep 2011 7:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

really nice texture.. although it is artificial.. Happy ST!

27 Sep 2011 8:17am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ha ha - happy ST:)

27 Sep 2011 9:19am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

trickery and deception - happy ST

27 Sep 2011 9:25am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful gradations of red and beautiful frame

27 Sep 2011 9:35am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Umm, "Out for a walk", and you come across artificial flowers? I guess the walk isn't in the Rockies!!!

27 Sep 2011 10:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Happy ST !

27 Sep 2011 11:10am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

LOL....I know the feeling Jack! Happy ST! ;-)

27 Sep 2011 11:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! The tones are too perfect!

27 Sep 2011 11:52am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

gorgeous closeup ;)

27 Sep 2011 12:18pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Artificial but beautiful. Have a nice day Jack.

27 Sep 2011 12:18pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Still makes for a good shot!

27 Sep 2011 12:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A precious flower that will never wilt...great capture!

27 Sep 2011 2:35pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

These days it's difficult to distinguish the real from the artificial. Nice shot of the beautifully color flower-wanna-be petals. I like your thinking. Sometimes I wonder why we are collecting hundreds of images that may or more likely won't be looked at again.

27 Sep 2011 2:39pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe macro quelle finesse, quel captage, sueprbe iamge et couleur

27 Sep 2011 2:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Well you coulda fooled me ;-) Beautifull

27 Sep 2011 3:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

gorgeous colours, anyway! and you could have fooled me, too ... ;-))

27 Sep 2011 5:04pm

Reinald Van De Walle from Vigo, Spain

Interesante los pétalos. Parecen tener huellas digitales. / Interesting petals. They seem to have fingerprints.

27 Sep 2011 5:46pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

very strong color! top!

27 Sep 2011 8:01pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors, detail and symmetrical pattern captured in this flower!

27 Sep 2011 9:01pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the textures and colors.

27 Sep 2011 10:03pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Funny! Wonderful vibrant color and beautiful macro!

27 Sep 2011 11:40pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

wonderful !

1 Oct 2011 7:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They look pretty darned realistic. I had exactly the same thing happen to me. They definitely looked real when I was shooting. Trouble is, I had my glasses on. ;-)

2 Oct 2011 6:07pm