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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-19
Categories: Mood
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-22 0:24
Viewed: 831
Points: 22
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Magnolia 'Stellata'

This is the smallest magnolia and one of the most popular, growing very slowly into a rounded bush, 3m (10ft) high when mature but still only 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) after ten years. It is fairly hardy, though frost can damage the grey furry buds and open flowers if they are exposed to morning sunshine.

Star magnolia a native of Japan and was introduced to the United States in the 1860s and it remains a popular landscape item from coast to coast.

Please do not hide your beauty from us anymore, show us what you do best........

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Bom dia Steve,

Bela flor branca e excelente ponto de vista que nos permite admirar seu interior. A luz, excelente, contribui positivamente para a beleza do trabalho, bem como ofundo escuro e a moldura, discreta e de muito bom gosto.

Parabéns e um grande abraço,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-22 3:45]

Hi Steve

Good graphism here with the lighter toned flower against the dark bg. Good sharpness & a fine exposure on the highlights. The star shape of the flower is eye-catching. Tfs!

Hi Steve, another out of the ordinary flower shot. I like the way it is hiding like its buried in the undergrowth with a little sunlight. you can still see a bit of texture in the petals. Fiona

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2012-04-22 6:57]

Hi Steve,

You're capturing well this elegant Magnolia by a good composition and excellent gentle tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the gently bent petal with shade and yellow center. The black background draws out well this flower's charm, too.

Kind regards,

Hi Steve,
Very nice caught of view of this smallest magnolia,
beautiful composition and presentation,
good contrast and light in a sharp details,
excellent black background too.

I like such kind of photographs which do have a strong appeal of an artwork, Steve :o))
Wonderful focus and perfect contrast against the darker BG.
The colors are natural, and a play between light and shadow is well kept.
Great job!

Thanks and regards,

Ciao Steve, great macro of lovely magnolia, splendid light, fine details, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-22 13:25]

Hi Steve,
I really like the lighting you manage to produce on your florlal presentation. You go to the difficult aspect of lighting and produce it perfectly. I like the dark BG of this Magnolia 'Stellata'. Good details in its white petals and the heart is lit gloriously!
Well done,

Francis Xavier

The lighting of those flowers are awesome. I like your framing and the use of negative space. Good details. Very well done, tfs.

Beautiful, mystic shadows...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-23 10:45]


superbe jeu d'ombre et lumière sur cette fleur fantastique captage et finesse ce blanc, sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


Hi Steve, this is a variety of magnolia which is so beautiful,and so delicate.[ In my experience it does not seem to keep its flowers for very long.]
You have succeeded in sharing its beauty with us here;the lighting on the petals is excellent.
The composition works very well with a negative space which accentuates the pattern of the petals.
Best wishes Jean.

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