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Spring couple

Spring couple
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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: 2012-04-28
Categories: Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Incredible Bokeh II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-30 0:28
Viewed: 2008
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Trekkers,

While looking for some interesting shots from some beautiful spring flowers I happened to locate this charming couple. It seemed as if one of them was trying talking to me and other one keeping mum. Usually I fantasize such situation – That could be sometimes true :)

So, this is a typical springs shot but I feel it has some lively aspect, don't you think so?

In this picture, I did my best in capturing the (inner) beauty of this tiny flower and its partner in blur. I titled this work as: “Spring couple”.

Best regards,



ISO=400, Focal length=105 mm, No changes except cropped and resized for TL.

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To vanda: so nice of youparasbhalla 1 05-11 03:23
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Hi Paras. As usual your composition is impeccable and fits the squarer format well. Nice use of narrow DOF and bokeh to highlight your subject.

I do feel that the direct sunlight is taking away some of the colour. I reckon the colour would be more vivid with diffused light. That's just a minor point though.


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-04-30 3:56]

Very nice...I like you go with dof with the other flower :)

Bom dia Paras,
It seems a very harsh and critical eye that stares at us reproachfully. But extremely beautiful, as beautiful as the picture of is part.
Nice post,

Ciao Paras, lovely couple of nice flowers on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-30 7:38]

Hi Paras

The flower at right looks like something out of War of the Worlds & resembles an eye on a stalk.


Good sharpness & I like the contrast between the sharp bloom at right & the soft oof blossom at left. Tfs!

Bom dia Paras.
A simple and so beautiful flower.
Nice shot.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-04-30 8:29]

Hi Paras,
The second in composition brought more charm to the main subject, the bokeh is first class also the focusing is excellent, very cool, TFS.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-30 9:27]

Hi Paras,
A Spring couple all right and a fantastic composition! Accurate sharpness on the front poppy while the blurred one is complimenting even with the posture of the flower itself! An interesting grayish bokeh BG and such a neat presentation.
My compliments!

Francis Xavier

Beautiful! Awesome composition and good use of the dof. Nice details and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Excellent work Paras! LOVE that bokeh! Opened a new Bokeh Theme and you are the second photo added! LOVE the purples here, very nice to have one flower sharp, one in blur!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-30 11:20]


Grandisoe macro quel captage de ces fleurs, sueprbe que coeur ce rond avec ce noir et violet quel beau mélange grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-04-30 11:46]

Hallo Paras, sehr gut gewähltes Motiv, die Blüte kommt voll zur Geltung, so auch die Unschärfe der Nachbarin. Sehr gut gewählter Standort.Klare Details, schöner weicher Hintergrund.
Liebe Grüße Rose

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2012-04-30 11:51]

Hi Paras
A simple and so beautiful flower.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-04-30 12:29]

Hi Paras,
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL display. Nice DOF, excellent bokeh and nice choice of POV... Just really a beautiful photo. TFS Julie

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-04-30 12:39]

I like this purple flower very much, the right flower looks at me, excellent details of the heart of this flower

Superbe extase de ce duo floral élégant:)
Beauté sublimement capturée.Parfaits détails.
Le bokeh est extra; j'aime l'harmonie des couleurs pastel, beau travail de présentation.
Avec mes compliments.
Belle soirée cher ami Paras.
Amitiés sincères

Boa noite Paras,

Excellent focus of this beautiful macro and flower.
Good light and sharpness.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2012-04-30 15:08]

> A delicate flower, captured with admirable details!
Accurate DoF that isolates the subject very well,
making the flower stand out on the blurry back...
Effective point of view too...!



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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-30 16:27]

I agree with all the critiques, I would add that has it been one flower or three flowers it would not result in such an artistic and attractive shot. Well done fiend.

Bonjour Paras,
Beautiful composition and presentation of these two spring flowers,
Nice bokeh and sharp picture,
Beautiful blurr colors background and details,
Very well done..

Hi Paras,

Excellent CU macro of these spring flowers. I like the focus of the one flower with the other off in the background.
Your blurred bokeh background is also well created here. I like this simple yet compelling composition. Nicely done.


Imagination is a real asset in looking for interesting subjects as you have found here. Beautiful interior of the nearest flower. It either seems to want to speak or is trying to listen to you :-)It reminds me of some flowers I saw on a TV show that turned towards you and then blew out a narcotic towards you !
Good clarity and details and colour
nicely done

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-01 0:26]

Hi Paras.

Love the presentation.
DOF is amazing and so so appealing.
A big tick for creativity.

Stv :0))

Olá Paras
Beautiful. happy...looks simple and so friendly. good focus...good play...touchfull...hard to find the right words...now a days it is not easy for me to have Tl acesss...sorry gfor delay
um abraço

Hello Paras, a beautiful presentation, I like your idea.
Another shot of lovely anemone flowers,the composition is excellent with the fg flower in perfect focus,the bg flower still recognisable, and a wonderful bokeh.
Best wishes Jean.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-05-11 2:42]
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Hi Paras!
Another fascinating flowers image. The flower on the right is captured in excellent way, with splendid brightness and fine details. I love the perfect focus on this flower and the bokeh effect around. The blurred BG Is fabulous.
Marvellous harmony of colours.
Very well done my friend: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

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