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Roadside Beauties

Roadside Beauties
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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: 2009-09-06
Categories: Nature, Macro, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 0:47
Viewed: 1318
Points: 59
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks!

A rather simple shot of bright colorful flowers growing on roadside. They were so beautiful and appeared to me that they are smiling at their best and that too only for me :) Therefore, i titled this picture as "Roadside Beauties".

As always, being a fan of colors, I like the harmony of colors here and huge mood hidden in it.

Hope you like the shot.

best greetings,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-29 1:03]

Hi Paras,
A marvelous POV to capture these beautiful flowers in this manner.
Great use of shallow DOF with the FG flower in accurate sharpness showing us also the heart with a visitor collecting nectar!
Nice twin flower showing us its profile!
Glorious lighting and an amazing composition in this square format.
Great work in macro photography, my friend.
Have a good Sunday.

Francis Xavier

Beautiful colour and I like the composition with the flowers lined up! For me though the f2.8 isn't giving enough of a sharp DOF. The petals at the front are a little out of focus and I think that with this shot (considering that the petals behind the focal point are sharp) that the whole flower should be sharp..

Just out of interest what 'mode' on your camera do you use? Auto, portrait, macro etc. I find that manual is probably best for what you're trying to accomplish here.


sharp,bright and concise in totality.thanks for sharing.

Hi Paras
What a wonderful capture and flowers
I love the title
Excellent perspective, colors and clarity
Have a nice Sunday

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-29 1:38]


elles paraissent immenses ces merveilleuses fleurs, avec ce coeur jaune et ce orange sur le pétale, quelle finesse, quelle macro, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


Verry beautifull flower with large and colourfull petals.
Wonderfull immage.Congratulations.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Summer, sunshine, warmth - I love this shot, Paras, so pretty flowers, just beautiful. And a little ant as a bonus sitting in the flower, very nice, thanks.
Schönen 1. Advents-Sonntag, Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

merhaba dear paras
wonderful lovely flowers and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-11-29 2:18]

Hello Paras,
A beautiful composition with some very beautiful colors and contrast top. And playing is ok, congratulations.
Have a nice Sunday,

HI Paras
lovely macro with lovely sharp colors and beautiful details TFS
well done friend

Hello Paras! Wonderful flowers. Amazing POV and capture. Perfect colours. Ideal focus. Original work. Well done!

Ciao Paras,

This is a piece of art, creative and skillfully done!
Excellent details in the petals, and the rich
colours are well reproduced...
Tight framing adds impact by directing attention!



Namastay bhaijaan Paras!

An outstanding macro capture of these roadside beauties with great clarity and fine composition.
TFS and Have a nice Sunday!


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-29 5:08]

Hi Paras,

A lovely floral macro, the front flower appears to be reaching out to us. I like the direct repetition of the colorful flowers. I see what David means, and it is difficult to get the perfect DOF with macros. If you have too much DOF, the background doesn't blur enough.

Have a nice Sunday.

Best regards,

Hello, Paras -
Incredibly sharp details of the delicate petals of the foremost flower, which also features such vibrant color. The exposure is simply perfect with a wonderful interplay of light and shadows. Fantastic macro, nicely done.

Bella y colorida flor de tonos anaranjados mostrada des de un encuadre en el que se puede apreciar perfectamente toda su hermosura
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hi Paras,
Nice presentation of these flowers growing on roadside, lovely and beautiful composition.
great colors and light,
picture very sharp and clear,
well done.

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-29 8:29]

Hi Paras,
What is better than a lovely flower to brighten up the mood. Lately The
weather here is so depressive you need a diversion to cheer up. This is a
good one. Clarity and colours are perfect. Well done.
Have a nice evenuing.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-11-29 9:29]

Hi Paras!
Impressive macro!! Superb focus and details.
Wonderful stunning colours and lovely lighting. Excellent POV and DOF.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-11-29 9:33]

Hello Paras.

Flower and his macro...very lovely and magnificently showed.
Beautiful colours, light and sharpness and beautiful background.
Fantastic effect, congratulations.

Best wishes.

Hello Paras,

Excellent macro shot of this lovely flower and another softly blurred in the background.
Very good use of the natural light.
Colors are very natural and perfectly shown.

Best regards,

Hi Paras Bhaijaan,
What an amazing close up vith wonderful focus, colours, light and sharpness.TFS.


Hi Paras
we call them "sun flowers"
marvelous shining colors.
good close up. clear stamens clean petals.
nicely composed.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-29 15:04]

Hi Paras,

Wooow, what a wonderfull flowers , great macro and excellent details.
The sharpness and the colors are splendid, beautifull POV.
Amazing composition , my friend.
Very good job.
Have a good sunday.

Bonsoir ami Paras,

Quelle explosion de couleurs pour cette fleur orange!!! avec les parfaits détails de son coeur.
Un insecte semble intéressé au nectar proche de sa vue.
Une composition de grande qualité, généreuse de beauté.
Mes compliments pour cette capture de bord de route.
Douce nuit.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-11-29 20:50]

dear Paras,
very vivid and gorgeous orange color,
and showy figure of big flower.
it is a little too colorful to my eyes...
but maybe so cheerful in this cold season,
late autumn, or almost winter here it is.
thank you for your wonderful shot,

hi paras
great bright image,beautiful strong colours nice pov,the front flower filling the frame nice dof.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-11-30 0:53]

hello my friend paras ...
great work and sharing ...
and the macro framework and very beautiful ...
nice angle shots ...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-11-30 1:14]

These flowers are Gazanias - always beautiful and they seem to glow in the sun. Yes, they often appear on roqadsides even here.
Nicely captured Paras

Bonjour Paras.
Splendide image bien coloriée avec une netteté parfaite.
Le cadrage serré est aussi bien adapté a cette belle composition. Bravo

Bonne journée.

Hi, Paras. simple but very elegant.
A very good photograph indeed with a good point of view, depth of field and soft lighting. I congratulate you on a excellent choice of the subject. Your choice of cropping also goes along with the subject. The composition and the colors are very good. Cheers.

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