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Posted by
Ansie (Paarl, South Africa) on 10 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/50 second ISO 100 50 mm

Thank you for visiting! I am trying to improve my photography, so any comments will be most welcome!

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful and delicate.. nicely done.

10 Jun 2011 7:55am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Een prachtig gekleurd detail heel mooi zacht vastgelegd Ansie!

10 Jun 2011 9:09am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada


10 Jun 2011 11:53am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh wow! This is like a subtle gesture of a feminine hand......wonderful.

10 Jun 2011 2:56pm

Dolors from Girona, Spain

beautiful blue

10 Jun 2011 5:12pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely soft colors.

10 Jun 2011 5:39pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


10 Jun 2011 8:14pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


10 Jun 2011 9:57pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Exquisite color, composition and focus!

12 Jun 2011 4:47am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Almost a watercolour, love the colors.

12 Jun 2011 8:02am

JCJ from Troyes, France

very nice

12 Jun 2011 10:01am

Tomix from landerneau, France


12 Jun 2011 5:12pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A silky smooth and gorgeous blue. My eyes are happy!

12 Jun 2011 5:51pm

Sido from Seville, Spain

Hello, you say you are trying to improve so here is my comment: nice flower, nice colours, I like the idea but part of the image is overexposed. If you shoot in raw this problem may be solved, if jpg you have to try to blur this light before your shot. Use cardboard or an umbrella, anything to prevent this strong light which turns white on your image. Good luck!

12 Jun 2011 6:15pm

@Sido: Thanks, I am taking your advice to heart. I do like the circular light, cardboard would have given a very flat background. It is not blown out, there is a soft grey still, but I know what you mean.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Een rhapsody in blue- prachtig! Heb altijd het idee dat irissen hun tong naar mij uitsteken:-)))

12 Jun 2011 7:05pm

@Marleen: hehe, ek ook!

marci from in, Morocco

this is beautiful! the color and softness are exquisite. I prefer the smaller version on your website so that I can view the whole thing (I'm on a laptop screen) - the composition is really nice.

12 Jun 2011 8:39pm

@marci: Thank you for looking at my website, yes, it is difficult on a laptop.

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Blue is my favourite colour, and this shot is absolutely stunning, love the soft flowing lines.

12 Jun 2011 8:40pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A marvel of flower ... fabulous image! Congratulations ...

12 Jun 2011 8:43pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

dynamic softness

13 Jun 2011 8:18am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great picture !!!! Well done !

13 Jun 2011 8:44am

rainboy from Delhi, India

great shot!! I really like it. the focus is nice

13 Jun 2011 9:27pm

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/50 second
ISO 100
50 mm