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Summer attraction

Summer attraction
Photo Information
Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-07
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 0:42
Viewed: 1176
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TrekLensers,

Another typical summer shot where not only me but other Nature's creatures were attracted towards this glowing beautiful Cosmos flower!

It was a lovely sunny day and I thought to make use of the bright sun(back)light as one can enjoy the semi-transparent petals of this flower in full bloom.

Hope you like it.

Summer greetings,



Technical background:

ISO=200, Focal length= 105 mm, no changes except cropped and resized for TL.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-18 6:11]

Hi Paras.

A summer delight for sure, a perfect amount of light and shade to illustrate the beauty of this bloom. The pale pastel tones, the bee taking off to the hive and the pale BG adds to an impressive caught. welldone. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-18 6:58]

Hi Paras!
What a beauty! Superb POV and DOF. Lighting and sharpness are excellent and one can admire the beauty of this Cosmos flower. Lovely play of shadows on the petals and superb details of the heart of the flower. The insect in flight adds beauty to the composition.
Very well done my friend: congratulations.
Ciao! vanda

Great timing and capture of this flower and the bee! I like the indirect lighting. Good use of the dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

It is a beautiful composition! looks like the picture :-) Beautiful colours and details, the good sharpness.
Very well done

Boa tarde Paras.
Que belo momento!!! Linda flor, com cor suave e delicada.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-18 20:15]


Avec ce insecte en plein vol qui arrive vers la plante quelle compo et image quelle macro sueprbe, une mervielle cette finesse et la position de la lfeur, sueprbe, bravo.

Merci et amitié

The lighting creates some interesting shadows and patterns. Excellent sharpness and dof. Nicely done

Hi Paras,

The tight frame is putting the flower in evidence. The presence of the insect at the top left corner is an extra to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the flower. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Paras,
Beautiful this Cosmos with bee in fly,
Excellent contrast and light in a sharp presentation,
My compliments for this beauty,
I like it..
Michel. have a nice WE.

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