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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Macro
Camera: Nikon D70s, Micro-Nikkor AF 2,8/60
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-29 8:11
Viewed: 3124
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 130
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an uncropped macro image of an Osteospermum, a daisy plant from South Africa. The flower has a blue center and yellow accents. The bloom opens in sunlight and close at evening or cloudy days. This also means they really should be planted in a sunny site to perform best. They are drought tolerant once established. Plants grow about 16" tall and need support to stay upright. The only problem with them is that seed is hard to come by and is expensive, while plants are very expensive for an annual.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-04-29 8:15]

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful macro,the details,colours and composition are perfect.

Superior detail Danilo.. great job, again ;) thanks


Hi Dan!

This photo is an excellently composed and a well-captured macro.

Very nice contrast. the photo is sharp and detailed that you can actually notice the discoloration on the petals, which is good to me.


Best regards,

Hello Danilo,

well composed and great colors Bg POV DOF, perfect details very well done

Hello Danilo,
Attractive colours, and you leverly make the most out of them by effectively isolating from the surroundings!
Good composition with attractive lines, fine details!
Pablo -

hello danilo1
excellent composition, colors and sharpness.
i like this beautiful flower with wonderful colors.

The details in the centre of the flower are stunning. Very good macro shot. Good tight composition.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-04-29 8:59]

WOW dear friend Danilo,perfect details and an effect wonderful of the picture.
Best wishes my friend.
.I wishes you a beautiful and pleasant day.

Excellent compo and details. I lke the white petals with those violet margins and the golden and blue center. Interesting framing.



Hi Danilo..

Excellent macro and sun illusion..

the colors are very deep and great

best regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-04-29 10:03]

Hello Danilo,
a perfect composition. Excellent macro work with amazing details and superp sharpness. The flower itself is a piece of art and the way you presented it emphasizes that. Great grop and excellent placing of your subject.

Hi Danilo,
interesting blossom. Little blue and orange flowers protected by white petals. Excellent details and use of natural sun light. I like very much the non-centered subject. Nicely seen and presented to us!

Kindly regards,

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-04-29 10:22]

Hola Danilo,
preciosa macro,
bellos colores y perfecto encuadre,
detalles excelentes.

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-04-29 11:07]

nice framing Dan! ibang klase tones, ngayon lang ako nakakita
ng ganitong bulaklak. :) Thanks for sharing bro.


Well seen; good exposure and geometry!

hi danilo, excellent capture, it reminds me of my flower brains shots in my gallery, except these colors are fascinating, perfect point of view and composition, really well done, thanks for your comments on my work, cheers, scott

Hi Danilo,
I have to laugh - some hours ago I made a similar shot in my garden, we both have the same flower ;-) I love your shot, very sharp and with pretty details, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2007-04-29 13:55]

you had all kinds of plants at your disposal i think bro!=) first time to see this white beauty with bluish pistils. according to your note i think the sunflower has competition. =)

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-04-29 13:56]

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful flower shot, quite striking colours of the genitals!

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2007-04-29 14:58]

Superbe macro !!!
J'aime le côté soft des pétales qui révèlent les couleurs du pistille.
Le cadrage est très bien vu


Preciosa macro Danilo, muy buenos detalles y una estupenda nitidez.
Buen trabajo amigo, JL.

me encanta, la imagen es preciosa, el macro excelente!!

Hi danila:
You have done it again!
great macro and presentation, looks like a beautiful umbrella:)

Hi Danilo
You created an almost graphic, abstract looking macro from a flower! The plant itself is absolutely fascinating. Well done.

Hi Danilo,

Another amazing flower photo from you! Great details and lighting!

Very very well done and TFS

Hello Danilo.

Excellent macro, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hello Danilo!
Beautiful macro!
Nice colours and good detail!
Well done!

Hello Danilo
splendide merveilleuse image
excellents détails et belles couleurs


Hi Danilo

Lovely shot. Good clarity and sharpness. Nice colours. Lovely to view. TFS.

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-04-30 7:28]

Hi Danilo ,
WOW!! Excellent composition. Wonderful macro.
Nice and pleasing effect created here... congrats...!!!

Gorgeous composition, my friend !
I like how you framed the flower and details. Excellent macro with very good focus and colours
TFS and greetings

Hi danilo,
Superb close-up picture.Great colours, details and POV.Well captured.TFS.



Hi Danilo, splendid closeup of wonderful flower with great colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-04-30 12:20]

Hello Danilo,

Wonderful visual,
Beautiful macro,the details,
colours and composition are perfect.
Amazed with his good taste!


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  • jityna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 119 W: 7 N: 162] (1083)
  • [2007-04-30 12:55]

Hi Danilo, perfect close up with fantastic deatil. No frame is also good choice :-)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-04-30 16:14]

Hi Danilo

Excellent framing of this shot and stunning details. Colours are wonderful as well



Merhaba Danilo.
Excellent close-up capture my friend, congratulations.
TFS and best regards.


Hi Danilo,
I like the macro and colors,simplicity of this photo.Great capture, beautiful shot.

Hi Danilo,

Lovely macro, very sharp, great colors, a perfectly balanced composition which is just great.

Hi Danilo.
Superb MACRO,excellent details and colours.Good job.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

:-) tomorrow

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2007-05-02 12:53]

Dear Danny,details in the centre of the flower are stunning. Perfect work !!!
regards,val :)

great macro shot... wow perfect!


Bonjour Danilo.
C'est très net,n bien colorée et bien cadré.
Une superbe photo.
Félicitations !

beautiful colors here danilo :)
sharpness and details are superb
excellent macro work :)


Congratulations Danilo, you have a great photo here. TFS


This is really fantastic, Danilo. It looks like a little tiny garden in the flower.. (",)
Wonderful composition with some great deatils. Well done. TFS

Hello Danilo, Lovely macro shot.Sharp and so detailed. TFS


Very good composition and very much of colours. I did WS and I increased intensity of permeating colours. (translator)

Jolie présentation. Bonne idée.
Bonne journée.

Merhaba danilo
Perfect work. Very very nice flower.
Well done.
Thanks for sharring.


hello! excellent capture! wonderful colours! TFS
greetings Aga

  • pdp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 39 N: 123] (538)
  • [2007-07-22 16:17]

Hello Danilo, this is a very good shot. You've got the exposure right here - lots of detail in the whites. The centre of the flower has some remarkable colours and structures and attention is brought to it by the radiating petals. Excellent, well done.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-08-27 5:24]

Hi Danilo,
Simple works so well here. I love your portfolio. Nice sharp macro- details. TFS Julie

Excellent macro Danilo. Precise colours in the heart of the flower and lovely textures on the petals. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘North Esk Reflections’

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2007-11-03 19:14]

Maravilloso macro.
El color azul es fabuloso.
Detalle, composición y textura excelente.
Linda imagen.

Hi Danilo,
This daisy is a very brave plant and here not really expensive. They start out in pots on my garden table and then I move them in the border. Can you imagine they are still flowering - well not for long I suppose. I think I also uploaded a picture of them in August and the inside looks like a cake you can eat when you see a macro.
You made an excellent picture to show of its beauty.

Hello Danilo.

Great POV, excellent framing! One of the most beautiful portraits of flower I have ever seen. I like the soft, pastel tones here.
Very effective. Nice title, too:)

Hi Danilo,

extraordinary detail, very well composed shot, good colors



Hi Danilo,
Well... you have some very beautiful photos in your gallery! Hope you don't mind me adding come 'praise' to an older shot... as this really caught my attention. A super nice flower macro. The composition truly makes this a winner, nice bold colors of the flowers center, love all the lines of the petals. Very nice work here Danilo!


Marvelous color, great focus, great depth of field, and well presented. Bill

grabe montik akong malula sa ganda ng kuha mo sa bulaklak na to, ganda talaga n g mga flower shots mo, gayahin ko nga pag nakabili na ko ng camera na maayos ayos, medyo hirap tong cam ko sa mga ganyang shots, at hirap din ang bulsa ko sa mga ganyang cam, hehe

Hi Danilo,

a jaw-dropping macro shot with vivid image. superb clarity & sharpness on the petals & stamens. colours are perfectly beautiful!


Thanks for viewing my The Two Siblings

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  • Nino (63)
  • [2008-08-28 5:14]

Hello Danilo,
I wish i could do how wonderful you were able to transform things in your photos.. From a very simple flower to a photo of wonder!!!

The flower really became stunning after you put your finger on your camera!

Really good job!TFS


Bonjour Danilo
Les osteospermum nous permettent d'admirer ce que le règne végétal est capable de faire comme merveille : formes, couleurs, éléments de symétrie, tout y est bien mis en valeur ici. Merci.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2008-09-21 22:17]

simple, but beautiful. i like the colors in center of flower. good composition. tfs

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-09-21 22:34]


This is THE POV !
Striking details of pollen and it's looks like a jewel I think.
SO artistic composition, fantastic result with the petals.
Perfect macro work , You must be proud of it Danilo

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