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Pink Camellia Japonica

Pink Camellia Japonica
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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: 2008-09-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers in My Garden - part 2, Romantic [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 2:59
Viewed: 1811
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Camellia Japonica (E.G. Waterhouse)

Yes, for you Linda - with love!!

We have 3 Camellias growing in our garden. One has beautiful white / cream flowers. Another is pink and white, and this one has a stunning pink flower. This is called E.G. Waterhouse.

A week after the flowers first appear on the trees the ground beneath the trees end up covered in the colourful flowers, slowly changing their colour to brown. It can look really messy at times.

The camellia is arguably one of the most popular ornamental plants in New Zealand. Flowering in the Autumn and Winter and through to Spring they are a must for any garden.

I took this photo last year - and this time last year all the flowers were out in bloom - so far this year none have appeared - their buds are still unopened. So I shall have to be patient and keep waiting...

chendis, brunorsantana, chrisJ, anavazao, shaukatmi, shelbeesmom, dareco, harpya has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ttreen: Smiling down underJanice 3 08-19 20:56
To shelbeesmom: For you LindaJanice 2 08-19 07:47
To KBE: Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG MacroJanice 1 08-18 14:52
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Hi Janice
this is spectacular
a beautiful macro with wonderful color and texture
elegant frame and romantic presentation
Grate work!
Have a lovely day!

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-08-18 3:03]

Hi Janice...
Beautiful macro shot...
Nice colors, texture...

Good framing, lovely color and great contrast with dark bg. Very nice work, Janice. Congratulations and TFS!


Hi Janice,

Marvellous shot of the Pink Camellia! It looks so soft, fresh and even untouched, an from teh coor, it reminds me of Japanese Cherry Blossoms, the 'Sakura'.
This pink camellia flower looks simplyfantastic shown with exceptional sharpness and taken from a nice pOV. The frame adds another feather into your crown. Wonderful composition oerall!

Thanks for posting.

best greetings from Europe,
Paras Bhalla

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-08-18 3:08]

Hi Janice

Effective tight framing, with a wonderful diffused light & nice repetition of the petal folds. Good dof and sharpness on the pink flower. Tfs!

A very good and detailed macro it is!
Great composition, DOF and lovely colours!
Take care Ana:)

Hi Janice
Very soft colors and sof lighting in this well captured of amazing pink flower
I wish a little closer aperture, but this is great too bro
Best wishes

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-08-18 3:17]
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Hello Janice
How u doin?
Nice pink u've shared, the low light adds to the mood here.
Nnice composition and fine sharpness.

U mistaken choosing lens in Photo information??? "Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM" where the f-stop is 2.8 ;)

Have a good day


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-08-18 4:00]

Hi Janice,
A very sharp macro of this wonderful pink flower!
I like the tight crop in the black frame!
Excellent subtle lighting with a nice soft shine at the edges.
Details are impeccable!
An artistic presentation!

Francis Xavier

Hi, Janice. Nice composition with the petals in different stages of opening. I like the color and presentation. I am sure you will enjoy the flowers this year as well. Cheers and TFS.

Wow Janice! Beautiful work! Love the lower tones in this, beautiful sharpness and your framing just pulls it all together! For me?? Oh you girl! xoxoxo

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-08-18 23:02]

This is lovely and elegant. Nice dof and awesome detail. Very very pretty! TFS

Hi Janice
Very nice control of the details and I have to say I LOVE the frame it really makes the pinks POP. The off center crop really works and makes my eyes go right to the focus of the flower!


nice dedication as well..... pretty in pink =)

Hi Janice,

Stunning cameila flower. Rich colour and awesome arrangement of the petals. Well photographed and presented in this frame. TFS.


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-08-23 15:31]

Ciao Janice,

This is a great close-up of the delicate in pink flower!
Super details in the petals, skillful macro work
isolates the subject well..
A fine 3-D feeling in this attractive presentation!



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