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Dahlia Festival

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

The end of August, we attended the Dahlia Festival with friends. Today I begin a series. The dahlia fields were 3 times what you see here. The only processing done to the NEF file was to apply Color Efex 4's Detail Extractor (this was the first thing I did when I got the new software on September 26).

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 400 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a mass of color in those fields!

3 Oct 2011 6:14am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A lot of possibilities, here.

3 Oct 2011 6:41am

PATRICK from miramas, France


3 Oct 2011 7:23am

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

i like this scenery, it is so relaxing to see this old ladys in front of thousands of flowers! great!

3 Oct 2011 8:48am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this must be a sight to behold ... acres and acres of dahlias ... an here i am, proud of the 5 or 6 specimen in my garden ... ;-))

3 Oct 2011 8:52am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Il y a de quoi photographier on a un peu la même chose au Parc Floral de Paris tous les ans un concours de dalhias .....des photos de ces beautés sont à venir sur mon blog !!!!

3 Oct 2011 9:46am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Superb colour - an amazing site to see

3 Oct 2011 10:05am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like the added foreground interest here, Jack - and the new software version looks very promising.

3 Oct 2011 11:23am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colours Jack! This looks to be a wonderful series! ;-)

3 Oct 2011 11:26am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fabulous colors.

3 Oct 2011 11:40am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Crikey! Do you need sunglasses to stop retina burn with all that colour??!

3 Oct 2011 11:54am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

What a beautiful colors!

3 Oct 2011 1:02pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Dahlia fields! That would be heaven for me! Can't wait to see the goodies!

3 Oct 2011 1:08pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

whoa - a field of color spectrum! fabulous!!!

3 Oct 2011 1:53pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

The beautiful fields make a great place to sit and relax. Fine shot. Your new color processing is very effective.

3 Oct 2011 2:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful, Jack! These somewhat remind me of the Renanculas (sic) fields in Carlsbad ;-) This is gorgeous!

3 Oct 2011 3:06pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec les deux personnage, sueprbe image fleuri quel champs quelle vue

3 Oct 2011 4:11pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A great opportunity to take photos... The beginning of a lovely series, i'm sure... :-)

3 Oct 2011 4:32pm

steed from France

Cool Ladies,the nicest Flowers of your picture............Excellent !!!

3 Oct 2011 4:58pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wonderful colours and field of flowers.

3 Oct 2011 6:40pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful image. I love dahlias ... i color are splendid petals are ideal ... Best regards... y muchos besos amigo. Adela

3 Oct 2011 8:02pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice composition, with the ladies in the front ground

3 Oct 2011 8:27pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

LOvely :))))

3 Oct 2011 8:57pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Beautiful summer image. Gorgeous colors. An amazing site to visit.

3 Oct 2011 10:25pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I think the only place that compares is the Land Of Oz.

4 Oct 2011 12:12am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a beautiful backdrop you captured here as ladies enjoy the outdoors. I love the arcs of sprinkler water in the background.

4 Oct 2011 2:17am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful colours. Nice frame. Love it. :)

4 Oct 2011 2:53am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

And always returns your love for flowers! fabulously beautiful to watch! this variety is the one I prefer, the dwarf dahlias! These ladies are lucky!!

4 Oct 2011 5:16am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Oh my! I can't imagine seeing so many Dahlias! Heaven on earth!

4 Oct 2011 10:44am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das sieht gut aus mit den beiden Damen im Vordergrund.

4 Oct 2011 3:29pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

A true picnic of flowers for these women. Beautiful.

7 Oct 2011 12:04am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice mixt of colors !

14 Oct 2011 5:55am