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Jenny Jump State Forest - New Jersey

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 16 April 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Here is a little flower (name I am researching) that resmbles a rose . This was captured at Jenny Jump State Forest . Jenny was not a Jump, she was a mythical girl who jumped off a rock to her death in the early 1800's. This state forest was named after the long held fable.
I may have another post before this week is over - then probably nothing other than a few here and there until June - but I'll keep you all posted - Love - Denny

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The complexities of an entire Universe disguised as sweet simplicity . If we look, we see it everywhere and the myths and fables fall into place.

16 Apr 2012 6:40am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love the beautiful soft light, and the rich, deep colors!

16 Apr 2012 6:40am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured Denny. Hope all goes well

16 Apr 2012 6:46am

Suchi from Tanjavur, India

cute and beautiful...

16 Apr 2012 9:55am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Lovely light and capture, is it a winter aconite see below

16 Apr 2012 10:47am

@Christine: Hi Christine - Thank you so much:-).. Because of the leaves on the plant and the "rose- like" formation of the flower in it's earliest stage here, I am thinking it could be "Common CInquefoil" (potentilla simplex) or possibly winter aconite....I have sent both options to my sister, Peggy, in California. She is really good with identifcation, as wel. Thank you so very much and, I owe you and Richard a note which I will be sending soon :-) Love to you both - Denny <3

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail captured in this small find! Its petal color stands out nicely in this composition.

16 Apr 2012 1:51pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice picture Denny, dof is just about right, but boy it seems like the AM3 servers are taking an age to load pages today.

16 Apr 2012 5:24pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

It is precious.... nice composition & bokeh. Such a pretty yellow. I enjoyed!

16 Apr 2012 5:35pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful, little flower. Great colours.

16 Apr 2012 6:10pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent focal control to create a wonderful bokeh here Denny! Well done! ;-)

16 Apr 2012 7:09pm

christine from oelegem, Belgium

There are so many little things we never notice, so many little joys and moments of happiness. It's so nice to discover them by the photo's we share.

16 Apr 2012 7:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love this delicate compo with the even more delicate colours and tones! what a story behind the place ... and i had tought they had named the park for your kin ... ;-))

16 Apr 2012 8:00pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Can't help you with the name unfortunately. But as you said, this flower really looks like a rose (except the leaves). The color is really beautiful and soft... A great find ! Have a lovely day Denny, many hugs :)

16 Apr 2012 8:08pm

@Tamara: Hi Tamara -Thank you so much...Christine thinks it could be "winter aconite" which is very reasonable...after researching our local wildflowers here, I though perhaps it just might be a common cinquefoil (plantilla simplex)...SO I am sending to my sister Peggy in California...she is top notch at this stuff :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color. What a sweet little flower. I will be thinking about you. Take care.

16 Apr 2012 8:34pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

a beautiful flower...

16 Apr 2012 8:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


16 Apr 2012 10:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like a tea rose. It's lovely.

17 Apr 2012 3:23am

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful macro! And best wishes for what's coming!

17 Apr 2012 3:53am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

You always have such a wonderful dof in your images! This is gorgeous!

17 Apr 2012 4:45am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely shot of the rose with beautiful bokeh, Denny. Hope you're doing well!

17 Apr 2012 11:06am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful shooting, buddy.

17 Apr 2012 1:40pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very beautiful flower, colors and capture, like the story too! Take care :)

17 Apr 2012 6:13pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


17 Apr 2012 8:34pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Sweet, Denny, whatever it ends up to be. It is so pure and soft and delicate. Wonderfully composed and great DOF!

18 Apr 2012 3:11am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Yes, a rose iza rose iza rose ... but not with that leaf. What a gentle find in the Jenny Jump SF.

18 Apr 2012 5:06am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful shot. I hope all is going well, Denny. Good luck tomorrow!!!!!!

19 Apr 2012 12:12am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Wonderful colors and soft light Denny. Thanks for the clarity on the name. I was wondering it were a family park. :-)

19 Apr 2012 1:55am

k@ from Paris, France

What a touching story and coincidence, related to your name, moving & beautiful image... Are you moving for holidays in may ?

19 Apr 2012 6:55am

@k@: Hi Karine :-) Thank you so much - it is wonderful to hear from you...No I am having some skin cancer removed today but ut is small but also near my eye (my "good" eye) so I need to return to an eye surgeon tomorrow so they can put me to sleep and sew the incision back up...a long story. Then, I will be out for the 6 weeks just for several other reasons etc - I think my post of 12 April tells all about everything. So I will be watching but not posting...but feel free to send email if you want. Love and hugs to you and ake care..."talk" to you soon ;-) <3

k@ from Paris, France

My positive vibes with you, dear Denny, prayers & smiles altogether in your direction ! I was not on Am3 and missed your April 12 message, and i'm leaving for a while again but i'll come & see how you feel when i'm back before the end of the month. Take care & be patient & full of stars in your heart, we think of you and stay around, Denny**************

19 Apr 2012 11:36am

peggy n. from woodland, ca, United States

Hi Den, haven't checked out your shots lately, but happend on today's. What a gorgeous shot. Could it be a Peony about to open? It is the Indiana State flower. Just a guess. Not really sure. love to you and barbara. stay well.


19 Apr 2012 5:41pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A beautiful little flower.

27 Apr 2012 10:10am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Oh Denny - so wonderful to see your photos again. It's been too long. Hope all is well!

2 May 2012 3:17am

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