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My Camellia

My Camellia
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-30
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-30 1:47
Viewed: 2175
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I was out photographing the flowers in my garden this afternoon in between some light showers.

My camellias seem to flower all at different times. This white camellia is an early bloomer, and now it only has a few flowers appearing. I think it is a type of camellia sasquana.

The genus Camellia comprises more than 250 species and was named after Kamel, a Jesuit botanist assigned to the Philippines.

Camellias are evergreen and long-lived; they brighten gardens with their blooms from autumn to late spring. Easily cultivated in open ground or in pots, in form they can range from sizeable trees, to dense spreading shrubs suited for hedges, to dwarf plants suitable for containers and hanging baskets.

They originate from subtropical regions in China, Japan and neighbouring countries. They love warm wet summers and moderately cold dry winters, but can prosper surprisingly well in a range of adverse climatic conditions, tolerating dry summers and wet winters.

They grow well in New Zealand. . .

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Hello Janince.
Lovely soft flower picture.
Wonderful wall decoration it can be.
Kia ora en groeten van jan

Wisely cropped Janice, and great use of DOF.

Very beautiful Camillia Janice. I like your soft lighting as it shows excellent detail and the waterdrop adds the final touch. Well done.
Cheers, Pat.

Hello Janice! Amazing flower. Good capture. Nice light and brigt, very good sharp. Well done!

nicely presented through an effective DOF, Janice. the water drops make it look even lovelier. well done!


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-09-30 3:19]

ciao janice...bellissima mavro...ottimo artwork..belli i colori..foto molto delicata e romantica...grande pov..complimenti

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-09-30 3:32]

HI Janice,
A very soft beautiful post here. The Camellias are so pretty and you've done well on this. TFS Julie

Hi Janice,
Excellent close up of this white camellia (I first thought is was a dianthus)Anyway I'm a total fool in respect of flowers, so you can teach me someday :-)
Great sharpness and the waterdroplet is a nice detail. Great exposition in the black frame!
Kia ora,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-30 4:47]

Hi Janice

Very well managed exposure on the highlights, in this superb floral macro. Good dof & nice repetition of the waterdrops. Tfs!

Hello Janice,
WOW- stunning colour, and soft lighting.
The detail and light management are excellent.
I really like the off centre composition.
My compliments, Janice!
TFS, Joni

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2008-09-30 5:36]

Pure, sharpened, nice,


Hi Janice, this is lovely. Another variety of flower that we just can't grow where I live - in other parts of Canada yes, but not here.
Great composition, nice couple of rain droplets visible, and nice choice of frame for the flower.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-09-30 11:33]

Hola Janice,
precioso trabajo,
bello color,
compo y detalles hermosos.

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  • Derona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 154 N: 855] (5631)
  • [2008-09-30 11:56]

Hi Janice

Very good image of this Camellia.
You have captured the details well, good lighting without over exposing any parts.

Regards Derek

Beautiful macro art work.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-10-01 1:57]

hi Janice

A lovely milky white and soft mood of this macro shot. The color looks so fragile and pure. Good sharpness and freshness with the droplet. tfs


I do like your camellia - and your camellia shot! A fine "how to" lesson I must say. Beautiful light, sharpness, DOF and bokeh. Just spot-on.

  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-10-02 1:29]

Dear Janice,
It is A beautiful capture.
Excelent colours.
Thank You my friend.
Enjoy the day
Friendly Greetings

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-10-03 17:11]

Now that's a Camillia Janice, I'm becoming quite expert now...thanks to you :)
I find it quite difficult photographing white flowers, you have handled this very well.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-10-10 15:02]

Amazing flower. Good capture,nice light,good sharpness. I like water drops. Well done.

Hello Janice.

Excellent macro, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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