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..more flower power...

..more flower power...
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Favorite macros of flowers, *Beautiful Flowers 2*, Silver Tulip Award, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-15 10:19
Viewed: 2229
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 126
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Treklens-friends, more flower power.

This beautiful flower explosion I pass by everyday driving to my Office. (Will comeback with the name a little later, have to look it up)

Slowly I am getting in vacation mood.
First Europe where I meet JohnTulip again, Vassilis Sinopoulos and his lovey Tanya, Hans Greenbaron, Frank Dingo Don *Wallie* Josine ..Viking.. and more I hope!

For now.. bye bye and thanks for your time


ps: Found the name of this flower from the hotriculture book. This is called "Astible" and the particular cultivar here is called "Bridal Veil".

Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.

Margaret Cho

shelbeesmom, lilimih33, hcvvmk, rintile, JohnTulip, c_rapp, boonie, Silke, CallMeMaria, PierreFrigon, Hendrika, s_a_s_h_a, Viking, wenqing, NecipP, inaam, XOTAELE, Dpbours, milas, vsinopoulos, TheMystic, Mitra, perryhooter, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To JohnTulip: Hello Johnny Tvandana2923 1 08-16 05:23
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To boonie: Hello Danielvandana2923 1 08-15 16:17
To shelbeesmom: Thanksvandana2923 2 08-15 11:34
To hcvvmk: Thanksvandana2923 2 08-15 11:27
To Jens: hey Danmarkvandana2923 1 08-15 10:41
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You get an award for this one Vandana! Unreal detail! Very nice soft white tones against Black BG! just amazing sharpness! Very nice!

Hello Vandana!
Very very very beautiful flower and great colours!
Fantastic effect and nice perspective!
Really lovely composition!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Fantastic motive, Vandana, so many wonderful blossoms, I love this shot, very well done, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hie Vandana,

This is one of the best flower presentation i've ever seen. Good position of the flower and great color composition and toning as well as nice framing.


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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2007-08-15 10:30]
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Hy Vandana!
Great picture and very good pov

Hi Vandana,
Magnificent how you present this special flower, excellent sharpness (you must have excellent photo equuipment ;-) and particular the well balanced contrast makes it an outstanding picture.
Well done my dear Vandana!

hi Vandana.
very beautiful flowers with such details you got here.love it.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-08-15 10:38]
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Hi Vandana
Once again you have done a beauty. Great sharpness, beautiful colors, a great COMP, it can be sayd very short, excellent work, well done. TFS

Hi Vandana, really an explxion, great details, colors, focus great presentation, all is great....allways. TFS


  • tucancr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 42 N: 441] (3041)
  • [2007-08-15 11:08]

Hi Vandana,
A nice presentation of this flowers, I like how you positioned them. DOF and of course overall presentation is very good.

Well..not to bad .. not to bad at all (*__*)
Serious Vandana.. again a ' bulls -eye ' hit.
Terrific photography in ' optima-forma'
Yes time tics.. a few more weeks.. make sure you have swimming gear.. lots of water in Holland and knowing you .. making photo's ..its one steb back.. one more step back to get a good POV.. and again 2 steps back and WHOOOPS there you go.. backwards in a Canal in Delft or Amsterdam...( be sure I look forward to that!!! hehehehe) TFS and bye
John T

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-08-15 12:03]

Great shot, it has a plasticity, a strong 3d like effect thanks to the composition and blurred background.Very fine details too.

Beautiful details and very nice pov! Like the little bug that posed for this pic too. TFS

Vandana this posting is truly stunning - the white flowers in perfect focus on the dark background. Compliments on the choice of frame as well. This is one of those pictures that does not jump out at you as a thumbnail, but oh my if you take the time to look, what a treat.
It has to be the D80 and that lens.
I'm this close to getting the lens. Maybe this weekend.



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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-08-15 14:57]

I really like the compo here, Vandana. A good balance between subject & backdrop. Those tiny flowers are a bit tricky to capture with their long hems, this turned out well.
Will check with John about his programme for your visit

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-08-15 15:12]

Delicious details here and superb composition -- this is a fabulous posting, dear friend

Hi Vandana,
It's beautiful and so delicate. What fabulous fine detail and lovely colors!
Very nicely framed.

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-08-15 18:10]

excellent focus and details Vandana! Tfs


ciao flower power.. how are u?..
this is beutifull macro.. lovely color white.. with something similar at a texture.. a good level of definition.. and great details.. an image that make me think to cristmast time...
well done

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-08-15 19:39]

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful flower and a great close up. The dark BG and frame goes very well here.

  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-08-15 20:56]

beautiful flowers
nice exposure and details

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-08-15 21:47]

I'm not surprise about that name " Bridal Veil" - it look like one and it is so beautiful.
One of the best pictures in your portfolio as well as one of the best pictures of flower beauty, it is really unique:)
You did great job Vandana:)
Regards - Tom

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-08-16 0:30]

hello my dear Vandana,

What a pretty flower you got here, excellent captured, wonderful details, lighting and DOF, nice captured, :D

Thanks for sharing


Hi Vandana,

Fantástica captura muy buena la composición, Me encanta!!!!!



hi there, vandana
more than this? hard to find!
beautiful image, wonderful feeling. thanks.
wish you have a fine vacation.
best regards,

Hi Vandana,
Wonderful flower presentation and great colorful composition with fantastic effect and nice perspective.
Excellent done!

Best Regards,

Perfect Vandy, what a beauty !


Excellent macro shot. Excellent sharpness and details.
Just beautiful.
:) later

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2007-08-16 5:13]

Very lovley flowers!Excellent sharpness and BG

Very lovely! I like the dark bg.

Super, super Vandana!! My wife showed me this & had to comment, busy with a new camera & getting ready for a short vacation. :} Don

i like the light here vandana :)
the exposure is perfect
you framed this very well, superb clarity
the darker background makes this stand out


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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-08-16 13:23]

Hello Vandana wonderfull capture the exposure, detail, composition, sharpness colour, and mostly love the light tfs rgds necip.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-08-16 14:01]

Wow Vandana didi,

This is a fabulous image. A beautiful floral composition in well balanced luminosity. Fine details are adding more charm of vision. Well done.

Many thanks for sahring this image.

Hi Vandana,
Absolutely fantastic. And I mean everything from sharpness to frame. Can't find the words, really. I'm simply amazed.

Hi Vandana,
The beauty of this flower is clearly visible, don't worry.
This cluster of tiny, elegant little flowers, make it a wonderfull picture.
A fitting name as well. Glad you shared it with us.

PS I'm always searching for the right words in english - I did mean to say something like "it looks like a floating cloud/sea of tiny elegant flowers" - hope you understand.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-08-17 0:55]

Really wonderful shot, Vandana !
Bravo !!!


Hermosas flores Vandana.
Pequeñas pero cautivadoras por su forma y seguramente por su aroma.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Vandana,

That is a very nice flower explosion! Must be drawing a smile on your face every time you pass it on your way to work. I had some orchids in my front garden here in Sumatra and looking at them also always made me happy.
Lovely detail you captured here, without giving in on the bokeh. Nice one!

Have a good weekend! Dennis

Hi Vandana :o)
Wow ! Fantastic shot ! You did an excellent work ! Everything is sublim ... the effects of flowers ... seems to be snow ... excellent sharpness and details, nice background ... EXCELLENT, AWESOME ! TFS

Lovely composition throughout this image. A very nice composition.
Best wishes,

Great details, superb colours, amazing light



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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-08-17 6:50]

Hi Vandana ;)
brilliant photo, light, framing...my compliments,
Have a nice WE,
J ;)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-08-17 7:10]

merhaba Vandana ...
verynice captured macro..super pov...verynice..selamlar

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-08-17 14:47]

Stunning photo,Vandana! Excellent composition! The clarity and sharpness are impeccable and make justice at this delicate flower. Very well done! Bravo! Annie

Hi Vandana,
Perfect Details and compo.Congrats!!
Have a nice week end.

hi there vandana! this is a great shot, the design and composition is almost popping off the page, very neat colors and textures,well done, thanks scott

Hi Vandana

Very interesting flower.... great shots sis

Amri HMS

Beautiful lighting Vandana and you have captured lots of detail. Great posting.

Regards Mark :)

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-08-18 3:40]

Hola Vandana,
perfección máxima,
detalles y bella compo,
agradable flores colores y ppov,

Hi Vandana

Visual, big beautiful close.
Fantastic effect and nice perspective!


Hello Vandana!
Beautiful flower and lovely colors!
Fantastic DOF and composition!
Fantastic lighting and mood!

Hi Vandana, this is very nice and sweet. It is very well captured.
Good diagonal composition.
Very sharp and yet, it looks just like cotton balls!

Well done! Yan :)
ps: and thx again for the invitation. It would really enjoy to go. Just remind me when it's scheduled for.

This is lovely Vandana, great colours, contrast and tone, good sharpness to this and composition spot on.


Hi Vanny
This is such a dilightfull photo, an explosion of this flower in all its splendor. This I like most in combination with your frame. Hug from

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-08-19 4:54]

Hi my friend,

A beautifully composed and well taken shot. Love the colours and the DOF is superb making the subject stands out very well.



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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-08-19 11:57]

Hi Vandana,
This is a lovely capture and presentation of a variety I had not seen before. It reminds me of a cross between a white lilac and fireworks. The dark background sets off the blossoms perfectly.
All the best,

I've seen these type blooms before: they are amazing, and you captured it very well!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-08-20 5:25]

Hi Vandana,
This is beautiful-the lighting and details are perfect. I really enjoy this posting. TFS Julie

Beautiful presentation! Very mystical. I feel like little fairys should be danceing on them :) Great sharpness and lighting.
well done,

the softness captures me. and the colors are just great as well as the composition. well deserved praise Vandana.TFS

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-08-22 6:31]

Very beautiful flower and great colors,fantastic effect and details. Well done.

Hi Vandana!
Very amazing and beautiful flower.composition and tones are great.

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  • ralph Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 13 N: 255] (3807)
  • [2007-08-30 5:54]

It's beautiful Vandana,I'm adding it to my favorite list and I'll redo my Wattle photo with your composition in mind.

Hello Vandana !

Missed quite a few shots lately, with my work. This is definitely an impressive post. Simple composition. I love the contrasts between the whites and dark BG. Neat and sharp presentation enhancing superbly the beauty of the flowers.
Bravo !

Hi Vandana,
Nice rich colour and dramatic contrast in this - causing the main subject to 'jump out' at the viewer.
Nice clever diagonal arrangement.

I like the frame/border (featuring the double graceful lines) !

Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

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