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Treasure Flower

Treasure Flower
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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: 2010-08-23
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-27 3:28
Viewed: 2860
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treasure Flower AKA Gazania

This beauty is from Africa - the daisy like flower grows up to about 10cm across, and they have these colourful bands with a dark striped zone around the central disc.

Colours vary from white, cream, yellow, gold, orange to the very dark reds, pale to dark lilac variations are possible also.

Flowers close in the evening or on dark overcast days. Leaves turn upwards at night.

I never looked at them until I got my first digital camera...

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Bom dia Janice,
It could not be sharp or better composed. Good POV and placement. Excellent narrow DOF and lighting, nice textures. The frame works well.
Have a good day,

Hello Janice,
Magnifique macro, elle porte bien son nom, c'est un trésor cette fleur. Jolies couleurs. Bien composé.
Merci et bonne journée.

Hi Janice
pretty flower, well captured.
fine composition with the flower off center.
good management of light for white color.
sharp and clear details.
nice frame.

We grow these here too Janice. Beautiful! The center of the flowers and the backing petals are very sharp, and I like the detail in the texture of the petals. Nicely constructed shot too. Well done.
Enjoy your weekend .. you must be heading into summer soon :)

This is SUPER SHARP Janice! WOW!! Really nice work on this. I have a similar pic in my gallery, Daisies are so beautiful! How nice that spring is there for you! I'm impressed by the detail of the pedals! hmmm may need to get me one of dem new fangled 50d's!

The details are great the tones and color are super. I very much like the pov beautifully taken and the frame is very fitting. TFS

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-08-27 7:42]

Hi Janice,

Nicely done. I like the soft leading petals, exposure and focus are spot on. Nice use of thirds for placement of the flower's heart.

Have a nice weekend.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-08-28 7:49]

Hello Janice :)

This gazania looks delightfully,
Splendid colours, sharpness and light,
exactitude in details and fantastic effect.
I congratulate realization!

With best wishes.

Hi Janice,
I see this is your Gazania flower! It is a lovely shot. It is very well composed and the sharpness is great!

I did edit my Gazania flower, I did so on picasa. I increased the highlights and also the shadows to create a natural but effective edit to an already beautiful flower.

Thanks for sharing this lovely shot.

Kind regards,

Hi Janice,
The shallow DOF is a fine idea and creates a nice view on this delicate flower. The sharpness of the core is stunning, the pollen are clearly visible. Excellent handling of light showing the clear white petals without any OE. Great post my dear!
Kia ora!

Hello Janice,

Indeed, this is a beauty!
Your exposure is spot on. The textures of the petals are clear and delicate. The sun has made gentle areas of light and shadow with no oe.
The flower is very well positioned in a strong area of the frame, with a blurred b/g to set its context.

My warmest regards,
Bev :-)

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-09-10 22:51]

dear Janice,
a beautiful shot of splendid gazania flower,
its delicate white petals are well captured in fine details,
the figure looks very graceful and orange center looks cheerful so much like the sun,
and blurred back greens are wonderful too,
thank you for your excellent picture,

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  • what Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 11] (354)
  • [2010-11-26 13:02]

Really beautiful...
I like it.

Excellent macro.
WR, Stefan

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