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Red Flame Leaves

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 May 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Here is a close up view of some of the red leafed bush that we saw yesterday. Although I believe this bush to be a kind of pitisporum, I have yet to pinpoint the variety but i will. I hope you like this one.

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Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful close-up of these flowers which take on intriguing shapes as they reach for sunlight.

19 May 2011 5:16am

@Steven: Hi Steven - Thank you so much..I really loved your piece today - great job sir!

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

A nice effect to showcase these red leaves. I like the layers, Denny.

19 May 2011 6:41am

@Kenny: Hi Kenny - Thank you so much ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful! The red leaves look like little hands reaching for the sky. Also the narrow dof makes the background look like a painting.

19 May 2011 6:44am

@Bill Brown: Thank you so much, Bill! I amthrilled that this seems to be liked by most...I wasn't sure ;-)

Gary Hart from California, United States

Real nice, Denny. Excellent use of a shallow DOF to create a nice background for the colorful blooms.

19 May 2011 6:52am

@Gary Hart: Hey Gary - Thank you so very much for your comment! I am honored and always appreciate your lessons and comments ;-) All the best!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot of this lovely spring growth, Denny, Indeed the leaves are like flickering flames!

19 May 2011 7:37am

@Stephen: Hi Stephen - Thank you so very much ;-) ALl the best!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful close-up

19 May 2011 9:52am

@Aubélia: Hi Aubelioea- Thank you so much...I really love your image for today! Beautiful...

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I can see this image blown up to poster size, matted, framed and hanging above my fireplace - so beautiful - everything about it - perfect!!

19 May 2011 10:04am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: You got it! I'll send it right up ;-) Thanks Ms Sharon!!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent DOF control Denny! It has the feel of a well rendered oil painting! Bravo! ;-)

19 May 2011 1:09pm

@Eric Cousineau: Woa Thanks very much Eric!! Thank You ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Gorgeous bokeh... I really like it Denny ! The colors are fantastic. Have a lovely day. Hugs :)

19 May 2011 2:13pm

@Tamara: Hi Tamara...I really appreciate your comment as I really admire your flower images and all of your images!!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

lovely warmifying !

19 May 2011 2:33pm

@MARIANA: Hi Mariana! Thank you so much ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous little things, and they look like something I see around my stomping grounds... I like the shimmer and dance of this photo, very much.

19 May 2011 2:44pm

@Rick: You probably do have them Rick....I am bound and determined to get their accurate name...stand by and thank you so much!!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

You highlighted the new growth very well here, Denny. Those red leaves just look spectacular against the old growth and green background.

19 May 2011 3:08pm

@Jason Politte: Hi Jason - Thanks so much...yah I was just absolutely "taken" by these plants..they were amazing...I am working on getting the name of them and will advise everyone! Thanks again sir. BTW, I ubnderstand that a Razorback can still drive a Longhorn bananas in the field!!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous shot, Denny!

19 May 2011 3:45pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve ;-) All the Best!

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A wonderful composition with those lovely colors. Denny, a beautiful photograph with a great framing!

19 May 2011 4:19pm

@Francisco Romero: Hi Francisco - Thank you very much - I do appreciate your kind comment ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Fantastic colors!

19 May 2011 6:06pm

@Olivier: Hi Olivier! Thank you so much ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

i've never seen anything like this, denny! this plant doesn't seem to grow in our woods. it looks interesting, though, and i see why it caught your attention! wonderful complimentary colors here - red and green - and a beautiful and very effective bokeh!

19 May 2011 7:19pm

@franz: HI Franz - Thank you - yest I have actually seen similar but I am trying to accurately identify this - I will = it's just a matter of time..Thanks very much for your kind comment ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Lovely contrast of the red flowers and the green background.

19 May 2011 8:54pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thaks Elaine ;- All the best!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Oh, good - I was hoping you would do a close up. What ever it is, it's really pretty. Good DOF.

19 May 2011 9:27pm

@B. Thomas: I know - I tend to get carried away with the "grand Views" alot - sorry ;-) Thanks BT

karla from Omaha, United States

Amazing plant! So colorful. I hope you do find out its cultivar name.

19 May 2011 10:32pm

@karla: Oh I will for sure ;-) Thank you Karla!!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful picture !!!

19 May 2011 11:39pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is stunning in, composition, color, DOF, detail and light! This means a very well done piece of art, Denny!!!!

20 May 2011 12:25am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great color palette, what a wonderful time of year to shoot.

20 May 2011 2:07am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Very nice close-up. I really like this plant.

20 May 2011 9:48am

skarlet from kerman, Iran

nice colors! beautiful

22 May 2011 9:41am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, my God, Denny. This is a keeper! I love your DOF on this, and the composition sings. I love the coloring and focus you selected. Wonderful, my Aminus3 brother. Just wonderful!

22 May 2011 9:48pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

very nice!

24 May 2011 7:33am

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