Smile! The world is a beautiful place (^_^)

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Open up and say… Ahh

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f/3.2 – 1/60 – ISO 200 – 60mm

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37 responses

  1. Love the colours!

    February 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM

  2. Gorgeous colours, lovely photo! πŸ™‚

    February 18, 2013 at 6:34 PM

  3. I like this Calee…..I like it a lot! Great colours and a nice sharp focus on the central flower. I like the background too.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mark! πŸ™‚ I think the purple background matches the colours of the flowers quite well, but was impossible to find an angle without getting the other stems in the picture.. I did my best to blur them out.

      February 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      • I quite like the blurred green stems coming in from the right. Some might find it a little distracting, but I think it breaks up the background and adds interest 😊

        February 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM

        • I’m so glad you find something positive about that! I’m sure there’s a way to edit the picture and just have them removed, but I don’t know how. Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate you a lot! πŸ™‚

          February 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM

  4. One of my favorite Orchids! great picture Calee!

    February 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

  5. Oh, it is so WOOOONDERFUL!! Some sort of orchid I guess? Mix of colours and also the one in the back make this more interesting than the awarage beautiful flower.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    • Thanks SOOO much, Bente! Yes, it’s an orchid, though I must confess I don’t know its name. πŸ™‚

      February 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

  6. Beautiful! And I also love the blurry background.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

  7. Great use of depth of field. With the lens opened up to f3.2 you did not have much of a margin for error in focusing and you nailed the focus. This was shot with your DSLR, wasn’t it?

    February 19, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    • Thanks so much, Mike! Yes, I used the 450D (Rebel) for this. My PS doesn’t go any bigger than maximum f/3.4-6.5.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:13 PM

  8. I LOVE the colors and composition of this Calee ! I can see this on all sorts of media – cards, prints, etc. Beautiful.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    • Thanks so much, Emily! πŸ™‚ I sometimes make my own birthday cards to friends, maybe this can be one too. πŸ˜‰

      February 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

  9. Calee, this is an eye pleaser extraordinaire! The green and purple go great together.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    February 19, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    • Thanks so much, Wendy! πŸ™‚ Green is my favourite colour, and I agree it goes well with purple. Hugs~

      February 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      • Calee, I guess it wouldn’t surprise you that green is my favorite color too? πŸ˜‰ Hugs! I have a purple and green blanket on my studio sofa.

        February 20, 2013 at 12:44 AM

  10. That background adds a lot to the photo.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    • I agree, the colour suits the flower well and i do prefer when there’s nothing else in the background to “clutter” the picture. πŸ™‚

      February 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

  11. Nice colors. Good catch.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:10 AM

  12. Beautiful!!! Wonderful shot!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 4:04 AM

  13. Ahh! So beautiful!

    February 19, 2013 at 7:07 AM

  14. Lovely!

    February 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

  15. Showers of Roses

    I’m glad they are opening wide for our pleasure. πŸ™‚

    February 19, 2013 at 9:54 PM

  16. Ed

    Fantastic shot and excellent macro..:-))

    February 24, 2013 at 1:21 PM

  17. Simply gorgeous 😎

    March 24, 2013 at 12:20 AM

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