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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 September 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

‎"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." ~John Muir
This is the foundation and goal of all of my photography. My objective is not to take us deeper into reality, or to plumb the depths of our humanity. Other photographers do that far better than I ever could. My desire is to bring some beauty into people's lives. That, in part, is why I find flowers to be so compelling.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 800 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Magnifique macro.

17 Sep 2012 5:16am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

17 Sep 2012 5:23am

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

I like the sharpness and the softness going together. Gives a mystery red feeling

17 Sep 2012 6:10am

Jatta from Joensuu, Finland

Colours are always giving energy for a day - thank you!

17 Sep 2012 6:19am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful image matched by equally beautiful and wise words!

17 Sep 2012 6:46am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

extraordinary passion, bravo john

17 Sep 2012 7:20am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Somptuous !!

17 Sep 2012 7:27am

*MЯG* from Iran

super perfect ... bravo

17 Sep 2012 7:30am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Un joli coeur rutilant !

17 Sep 2012 7:46am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une grande beauté, vraiment somptueux!!! Bonne journée.

17 Sep 2012 8:11am

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, beautiful photo and lovely colors.

17 Sep 2012 8:57am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

My mind is torn today Jack, is the beauty in the colour or in the exquisite detail?
The picture seems to have two harmonious halves with different personalities.

17 Sep 2012 9:26am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautiful colour

17 Sep 2012 10:00am

Visu...Elle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wonderful warm heart

17 Sep 2012 10:35am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Excellent intimate detail and vivid color!

17 Sep 2012 10:35am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely details and colors.

17 Sep 2012 11:20am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Schärfe auf dieser schönen Blume.

17 Sep 2012 12:25pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So gorgeous

17 Sep 2012 1:25pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Gorgeous, I say again, Gorgeous

17 Sep 2012 1:46pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Une belle intimité fleurie

17 Sep 2012 1:56pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A dramatic presentation of this rich colored flower. Makes a spectacular image.

17 Sep 2012 2:54pm

hilde morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Love this very dramatic shot.

17 Sep 2012 3:22pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Wonderful colors! Superb image!

17 Sep 2012 3:42pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I love this opening flower, the colour and details are stunning !

17 Sep 2012 3:55pm

sido from Seville, Spain

Great red, the right colour for the heart of the flower.

17 Sep 2012 4:05pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Superb !

17 Sep 2012 4:28pm

Florence from Paris, France

Oh. I'm faced with a big dilemma. Is this one better than yesterday or vice versa ? ;-)
One difference maybe, this is one is probably more... sensual in a sense.

17 Sep 2012 5:06pm

@Florence: as you know, sometimes the choice is clear; at other times, it is not. figuring out why we feel the way we do is the toughy

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

Very vibrant red in this image. It really pops off the page. Just lovely.

17 Sep 2012 5:19pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

vivid and deep red! beautiful photo!

17 Sep 2012 6:03pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Waoooooooo!! exllent shot with stunning color ...I love it

17 Sep 2012 6:08pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

I like this one more then yesterdays ... the color and details are really spectacular !!!

17 Sep 2012 8:18pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful words about photographic lens ...... you got it fully .... Your flowers are a treat for the eyes and heart ... thank you very much dear friend! Thanks for the beauty you offer me ... Muchos besos y abrazos... Adela

17 Sep 2012 8:23pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful photo and lovely colors. Excellent!

17 Sep 2012 8:52pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful colors!

17 Sep 2012 10:13pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Composed to fill this frame perfectly! Incredible close-up with beautiful colors! I love the detail in the petals. Well said narrative!

17 Sep 2012 11:17pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Wonderful flower with stunning color!

18 Sep 2012 12:01am

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

Très belle macro

18 Sep 2012 12:47am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice

18 Sep 2012 4:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image and philosophy.

22 Sep 2012 7:00pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Superb close up.....

23 Sep 2012 6:15am

Nelis from Paarl, South Africa

Beautiful! Like your approach to photography.

23 Sep 2012 6:05pm

Cheri Pogue from Orange, United States

Amazing color...beautiful photo.

25 Sep 2012 4:00pm