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Delightful summer

Delightful summer
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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/7.1, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-23 0:41
Viewed: 1128
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

A beautiful summer evening and while enjoying looking at such lovely tender flowers which seem to be glowing even at that time of the day is indeed delightful!

I noticed this fragile Cosmos flower and a visitor on it. The flower seemed to be smiling and the visitor, the fly, was posing for me as well. Due to lack of sufficient light, I went for higher ISO numbers.

Hope you enjoy the mood in the picture!

Have a good start in the week.

Summer greetings,



Hand held shot with ISO=800, Focal length=105 mm, cropped, minor noise reduction using Neat Image and finally resized for TL.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-07-23 5:26]

Very nice pink color. I would prefer the fly wasn't there :D

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-07-23 6:51]

Hi Paras,
My compliments for the shallow focusing on the bee at the top of the flower. Very good warm light management on this pink flower.
I like the usual square frame.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

I wish I could say the same about our summer...it's too hot! But what do I expect, I like in the desert! Beautiful capture of this flower. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Awesome colors. Well done, tfs.

Boa tarde Paras.
Você consegue captar belos e singelos momentos.
Gostei: simples, delicada, porém belíssima.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-23 11:08]


Une en bouton et une en fleur quelle iamge avec l'insecte qui joue l'arcobate sur la fleur ce rose avec le coeur jaune sueprbe macro grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Paras
so delicate and pretty. a pleasant image for its softness of colors and clarity of details.
a lovely bonus is the fly enjoying the summer.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-07-23 21:41]

Dear Paras, here is another amazing macro with excellent exposure and light management, razer sharp focus even that its taken handheld. Super bokeh and Great work.


Excellent focus and dof. Its unusual to see such a high tone shot but a pleasant change. TFS

Hi Paras, a pleasant presentation of this fragile Cosmos flower - lovely color and the BG enhances the composition. Nice llight and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing - herzliche Gruesse Monika

Ciao Paras, beautiful flower with little guest, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Paras,

The tight frame is putting the flwer in evidence. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the Cosmos flower. The insect is adding life to the scene. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Paras,

Really wonderful photo,
nice pink. I think fly was happy :)

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