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Flora Mania - Finale

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 2 June 2017 in Plant & Nature.

This beautiful Blood Red Peony, grown in the garden where we live, is so attractive. The color is so rich and the Peonies are always so beautiful, I felt that this would make a good closing image for this series ;-)

NIKON D800 1/5 second F/7.1 ISO 200 90 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " 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.

::Words from Denny:
- 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;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

It's a beauty, lovely rich colour.

2 Jun 2017 5:40am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you so much, Ursulakatariina! The darker I kept it, the richer it looked so I left it this way ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Just feels this needs just a slight touch of extra brightness to liven it up a little.

2 Jun 2017 11:19am

@Curly: Thanks very much, Curly ;)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks so emotional !

2 Jun 2017 11:28am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fantastic colour and detail!

3 Jun 2017 3:18am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you sir ;-) I loved the richness of this flower ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It is gorgeous! A perfect blossom with that rich color.

3 Jun 2017 4:20am

@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve!

L'Angevine from Angers, France

beau

3 Jun 2017 8:53am

@L'Angevine: Thank you, L'Angevine ;-)

NIKON D800
1/5 second
F/7.1
ISO 200
90 mm (35mm equiv.)

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