New Zinna Petals

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 19 September 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Having read some articles about hand-held macro photography, I finally had to get out my old 6 megapixel Nikon and give it a try. This camera is equipped with a bellows and a 105 Micro Nikkor close up lens. Here is the latest result from a potted flower growing on my front step.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Your camera macro worked just fine!

19 Sep 2011 5:15am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fab detail here . . Nature has so many secrets to explore ! And that bellows will harbor dust, Don . . but I'm sure you know that !

19 Sep 2011 7:48am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

i love that colour, deep and rich, beautiful work...

19 Sep 2011 7:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

nice experiment, worked well

19 Sep 2011 8:18am

Sam from Chennai, India

So beautiful. Nice colours and great detail. Wonderful result. I like it. :)

19 Sep 2011 8:24am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

An unusual and effective view of a zinnia!!

19 Sep 2011 9:36am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It worked out nicely, Don. You have utilized a nice bit of framing here, and the rich tonality has a pleasing painterly feel to it.

19 Sep 2011 11:24am

Andrés from Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Intense and alluring colors.

19 Sep 2011 11:48am

tataray from france, France

Superbe résultat ... les couleurs sont belles.)

19 Sep 2011 12:46pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

I like this macro very much. Specially the colors are great.

19 Sep 2011 2:25pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Don - This is really beautiful..I love the dark red petals contrasted with the variagated yellow tips - just beautiful!...I really love your image for yesterday too...a perfect transition to B&W...great job...all the best - Denny J

19 Sep 2011 2:27pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the mild treatment and this beautiful red hot as velvet

19 Sep 2011 3:55pm

Rose from United States

This is wonderful!!! And I love the color it is, too.

19 Sep 2011 4:01pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

19 Sep 2011 4:06pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful rich color and frame, great close-up!

19 Sep 2011 4:08pm

franz from Baden, Austria

spectacular color, very appealing softness, and a nice pattern made by these petals! it was worth digging out the old equipment!

19 Sep 2011 4:13pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique macro et iamge, quelle couleur quelle compo superbe

19 Sep 2011 5:08pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice velvet colors

19 Sep 2011 5:35pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Gorgeous close-up, Don. It seems to exhibit some grain like real film.

19 Sep 2011 5:38pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Don,
A fantastic fiery red blooms and excellent close-up. Soon, the time of flowers and plants is over. Therefore, we continue to delight us with the photos that we have to remember. The walk with ranger was nice today. The sun was shining and we enjoyed the last rays of the setting sun. I'm trying this weekend to write an e-mail. Thank you for your kind comments in recent days.
We wish you a nice time, all the best and health incl. your family and friends.
Dear greetings from Christel, Detlev and Ranger.

19 Sep 2011 6:00pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid colors and light. The framing is terrific.

19 Sep 2011 6:38pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful and poetic image, great close up

19 Sep 2011 6:39pm

Tricia from Poplar Bluff, United States

Ohhh Don, that's so beautiful... love the color =)

19 Sep 2011 6:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Stunning image, Don.

19 Sep 2011 6:41pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

LOVE the colors :D

19 Sep 2011 7:24pm

tanya from Troutville, United States

this is a piece of art!

19 Sep 2011 8:00pm

Andrew from United States

Gorgeous color and texture. I like the way your positioned the flower in this shot so as to dance across the frame.

19 Sep 2011 8:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful rich color and texture. Wonderful!

19 Sep 2011 8:27pm

Victoria from Sweden

Beautiful photo and color!

19 Sep 2011 8:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

20 Sep 2011 12:22am

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Wow Don....I really like this image.....velvety beauty...rich color....and lovely details!! Perfect :)

20 Sep 2011 12:25am

Kim,USA from Ortonville, United States

Wow Don, this shot is phenomenal! Love this one!

20 Sep 2011 2:04am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

I think the old equipment nailed this shot.... it's a magnificent image. Nice work Don.

20 Sep 2011 2:08am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

luscious capture.. :)

20 Sep 2011 2:36am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

A stunning result, don! So soft and yet detailed...like a beautiful chiaroscuro painting. More please!!! 4stars. :O)

20 Sep 2011 4:55am

BriGt from Sydney, Australia

Gorgeous pic !! love the bright and funky colours !!

20 Sep 2011 8:38am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Very pretty.

22 Sep 2011 1:11am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely, artistic capture. Love the red.

25 Sep 2011 12:27am