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moon flower

moon flower
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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: 2006-08-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D100, Micro-Nikkor AF 2,8/60
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-26 8:33
Viewed: 1738
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a moon flower.

Each bloom is about the size of a dinner plate and spread out flat on the ground unless you stake them. The leaves are similar to those of a dandylion but longer and narrower. The flowers come out of the middle of the plant and open up in the evening and by morning they are closed and dying (oh so short-lived). I usually start these plants in early Spring when they are the size of a small teacup. At the middle of summer, they grow larger and produce many flowers. I think that they reseed themselves.

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Beautiful! The texture is awesome, cutting in layers its softness in tender colors... Your composition is great. It's sharpened enough to create the illusion of an appealing bed with sheets of silk and soft pillows. That's here!... that I want to sleep tonight! I'm sure the perfume will be just enchanting. Don't tell me it is not good for a sleep (the name itself is suggestive and isn't it opened up only at night ?!)...
So, what is it for???

hi danilo,
A wonderful close-up.Excellent work.
Merry Christmas to you and to all your family.


Very nice closeup! Interesting form and nice composure of the centre of the flower. Detail is good but there seems to be some noise in the pic. Maybe just some compression artifacts? Otherwise great pic!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-12-26 11:27]

Hello Danilo,
great shot, wonderul POV and excellent details. Very well cropped this shot has a lot of depth.

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2006-12-26 12:59]

Hi,Dany,good light,colors and lovely details!I love your flowers:)
how are you?

Hi Danilo,

A fantastic macro!!! Great details and lighting!!! I like the POV!

Very well done

Hi Danilo,
Great macro. Wonderful texture of the petals and very good detail.

Belle blancheur pour le coeur de cette fleur.
Bravo !

Nice detail of that huge flower, Danilo.

Hi Danilo,
Perfect Photo.Very beautiful macro and colours."Merry Christmas to you and to all your family"
Cordial Greetings,

Hi Danilo.
Very nice macro shot, beautiful flower.
Happy New Year my friend, I make a workshop: hope you like it.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2006-12-26 21:04]

Interesting flower ito, Danilo. Tutubo ba ang ganyan dito sa Pinas?

BTW, Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

Best Regards,


Hi Danilo,
Nice flower macro with nice pov,colors,note and composition.TFS
Happy New Year my friend,

Hello Danilo,
Good light and lovely details!
Soft-crisp appearance, with a texture like velvet...
And in a couple of months nature will start waking up again!
Pablo -

Greenie will follow! OK-

Splendide macro aux beaux détails


hello danilo!
beautiful macro shot with great details.


merhaba my friend danilo
wonderful colours and wonderful macro flower.
well done.
meery christmas and happy new year 2007.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

an excellent shot with this flower. TFS

Hi Dan,
Dramatic view on this macro of moon flower
excellent composition with sharpness, colour and details!
just perfect and beautiful
thank you for sharing
wishing you a happy new year
be back pt

Very good compo ans sharpness
good in all aspects of photography

If possible remove the noise

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-12-29 4:11]

Nice shot Danilo,

Excellent macro, great details and excellent textures! Well captured my friend, thanks for sharing

Happy New year to you and your love one... :D


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-12-29 16:07]

This is a lovely composition, nice soft tones and a great POV



Hi Danilo,

As always, wonderful shots and great captures. Beautiful visual here!
Have a Happy excellent New Year for you my friend.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-01-02 14:20]

Beautiful and excellent close-up. Danilo.
Wonderful details and sharpnes.

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2007-01-04 5:45]

hello Danilo,
I really can't say anything to surpass eversmile's critque.Such a poetic critque. I second it.
best wishes and keep gardening,

I like this one as well - looks like it was made of silk :) Impressive:)
Nice framing, great subtle tones, fine details.

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-07-15 7:16]

Hi Danilo,
Once again a charming macro. The texture of the petals looks like soft silk. (interesting how Eversmile had the same impression too) Thanks for the note. I'm learning so much about flowers thanks to you.
Have a wonderful day!

hello Danilo,
Wonderful silky texture and silky colour to this macro.
it could be a Georgia O'Keefe painting.
Great stuff, Danilo!
happy valentines day.

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