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Red Primrose Carousel

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 June 2011 in Plant & Nature.

A Merry-Go-Round of Red Primrose growing near a water source at Graver Arboretum, Bath, PA


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- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Do-see-do and around we go, these blooms looking like they are in the
middle of a square dance, superb photograph, Denny !~

21 Jun 2011 5:54am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thanks Phil - I had the same reaction - like a carousel...all we need is Julie Andrews! Thanks very much and have a great day ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and colours in this shot Denny! They seem to be trumpeting in the first day of summer! Nicely captured! ;-)

21 Jun 2011 11:57am

@Eric Cousineau: Hey that's agood point, Eric! Thank you...happy summer to you! And thanks again!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen and joyful capture, Denny - it does look like a carousel - and with these vivid colours we can easily imagine it turning!

21 Jun 2011 11:59am

@Stephen: Hi Stephen - Thanks so much....I think the sharpness is just a bit off but after spinning all that time everyone would be dizzy anyaway ;-) Thank you sir...

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic colorful shot, Denny! Love their shape, and they pop so well against that background!

21 Jun 2011 1:03pm

@Jason Politte: Hi Jason! Thank you so much ;-) Have a great day!!


Definitely like little trumpets that herald the change of season. They also remind me of those multi banks of speakers we have over this side of the pond mounted high up on metal poles in railway stations to announce that all the trains have been cancelled....again. A very beautiful frame.

21 Jun 2011 1:38pm

@DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES: Oh, my heavens, you aew so right! :-) I never thought about those, but I quite agree....Part of the reason why I posted these is just becasue of this circular formation.Your speaker tower reference is quite right! Thanks very much for your kind remarks ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice macro, something I was working on yesterday with very little success. I was trying to get one from an extremely close range but I had a stigmatism and haven't quite figured out how to compensate for it, YET.

21 Jun 2011 2:07pm

@Ralph Jones: If your camera has a diopter adjustment, perhaps try tweaking that adjustment to match the vision in your stigmatism one way or the other...maybe that will help :-) Dr Jump signing off..

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This does look like a little pretty carousel! I love it!

21 Jun 2011 3:32pm

@Tracy: Hi Tracy - Thank you very much..Sorry I got so "wordy" on my msg to know how I can go on forever ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Marvelous colors here Denny... Very nice capture ! Have a wonderful day, hugs :)

21 Jun 2011 5:23pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful flower and image. Very well seen and chosen POV

21 Jun 2011 6:57pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Lovely colours and isolation.

21 Jun 2011 10:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful ring of flowers.

21 Jun 2011 10:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 Jun 2011 11:39pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Absolutely beautiful colors Denny! All you need to do is hit the start button to put this carousel in motion.

22 Jun 2011 12:37am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like the carousel idea. Great color and nice soft background to show them off. Well done.

22 Jun 2011 2:58am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is stunning Denny! When I opened this I went WOW! Color and details are superb! Congrats on this image! Well done!!!!

22 Jun 2011 3:03am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful! I love the dof! A wonderful little flower for today!

22 Jun 2011 4:04am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The color is just lovely!

24 Jun 2011 12:42pm