Ragged petals from a windblown 'Draighean' or 'Mother of the Woods'. One should take care near these trees because they are “the increaser and keeper of dark secrets”.
22 Mar 2008 5:05am
Beautiful! The petals are so nicely formed.
22 Mar 2008 6:49am
Beautiful! Very nice macro.
22 Mar 2008 9:49am
Terrific clarity, and, as with other flowers you've recently posted, uses DOF very effectively to create a kind of screen of color to set the overall tone. Beautifully done.
22 Mar 2008 11:11am
Love everything about this, image text imagination...
22 Mar 2008 11:39am
very beautiful - clear and sharp - excellent image
22 Mar 2008 12:29pm
Excellent! and yes we should take care of them!
22 Mar 2008 1:31pm
22 Mar 2008 3:03pm
You captured very well how delicate these are - nice DoF and composition. How great that we can take photos of flowers again with spring here!!
22 Mar 2008 3:10pm
@Chris: Spring seemed to start really early here.....until this weekend when icy winds swept down on us and it has actiually snowed today - not much, but its the first snow I've seen for years.
simply beautiful !
22 Mar 2008 4:21pm
Absolutely brilliant and outstanding, Richard!!! What are you using for these incredible frames you've been using? Can you share???
22 Mar 2008 8:47pm
@amy: I'm using a framing plugin inside a suite of plugins called 'Essentials2' for Adobe Elements. This contains an almost identical plugin to PhotoFrame3 for Photoshop, as well as versions of MaskPro, Genuine Fractals & Phototune. As its about 10X cheaper to buy the Elements Plugin suite and Adobe Photoshop Elements too, than it is to buy the Photoshop versions on their own, I reckon it was a bargain. You can define thousands of frames.
What a striking image. Very crisp and colorful.
23 Mar 2008 2:18am
Very good macro, sterling! So crisp in its purity!
23 Mar 2008 10:58am
I really like it!
23 Mar 2008 11:13am
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