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Stages in a flower's life

Stages in a flower's life
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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: 2010-10-07
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Macro, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-08 1:58
Viewed: 1615
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

It is always a wonderful feeling watching flower and how they grow and bring such cheerful and charming faces to the humanity. Indeed, they bring smile to our faces, and I do believe it strongly, I am sure you too!

Yesterday, I confronted three flowers which were growing near to each other but somehow each one was telling a different story - May be their experience in life. The older flower (the most experienced one, in the BG) which had lost some petals in the last time, was still robust and proud, however, the one in its youth stage was glowing and spreading itself to its full extent. The one on the lower left corner was still blooming and looking forward to its youth.

I interpreted this beautiful trio of flowers in my way but don't know whether you find it suitable enough to the picture. I hope so you do :))

best regards,


ISO=100, cropped, black striped on the top and bottom, as well as resized for TL.

CallMeMaria, vidya, jimmyjimmy, neusser0204, Saba, Teresat, mvdisco, ayse51, harpya, Doudou has marked this note useful
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Hi Paras,
I just quoted your note to a friend to cheer her up...Thank you!
This image used as a large poster would surely add life to any room!
The colors are beautiful and happy! The texture and DOF are marvellous.

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  • vidya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 18] (303)
  • [2010-10-08 4:24]

Dear Paras Bhalla

amazing ............

Hello Paras

I like the grouping here of the flowers with the angled POV. Nice work.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-10-08 4:57]

Hi Paras,
A nicely composed picture of these pink flowers helped by the note and thus producing a dramatic presentation!
Very sharp image adorned with superb lighting.
A very neat presentation with every minute detail visible and good shallow focusing with a splendid blurred BG to compliment!
Well done, my friend, for this artistic photographic presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi, Paras. Good observation and a very sharp photo with natural colors in different stages of bloom. I can feel the inspiration you felt when you looked at these wonders of nature. I always read your uplifting,imaginative and perceptive notes with enthusiasm. Good presentation and a well balanced composition. Cheers my friend.

really beautiful.

Hello Paras,
Hello Paras.
Another great picture from you. Colors,POV,framing and details are excellent.I liked colors,exposure and composition also a lot.Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siegfried

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-10-08 10:39]


fantastique compo et iamge, quelle finesse, quelle couleurs, grandisoe image et compo, ce coeur bleu foncé avec du jaune, ce violet, grandisoe.

bravo et amitié


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-10-08 10:40]

Vibrant and intense presentation of these flowers, Paras!
A good illustration of differents stades of life, too!
Your photo shows a good balance with clarity and blur.
Excellent work, as usual! Annie

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2010-10-08 11:23]

Hi Paras,

Great clarity and beautiful focus. Very good POV and beautiful lighting. Just perfect!
Very well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-10-08 14:44]

Hello Paras :)

Splendid Osteospermum which grow in my garden also.
Very lubie these flowers, because inches bloom summer and they look always freshly.
Beautiful realization in colours, light and perfect sharpness.
Very pretty effect, congratulations!

Best wishes.

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-10-08 15:07]

Boa noite Paras
Good focus on and beautiful colors.
beautiful note.
Um abraço
Have a good WE
um abraço

Hi Paras,
Beautiful presentation of thid lovely flowers,
great colors and light,
Excellent composition and details,
very well done and focus too.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-10-08 17:25]

dear Paras,
very soft and tender feeling of flowers are well expressed,
petals are graceful and look flying in the are and dancing,
gradational colors and striped patterns of petals are beautiful,
whole space ambience is nice, well made of using blurring from shallow DOF,
thank you for your wonderful picture,

hiparas, its a wonderful image with a great composition, strong colors and sharpness where needed, and yes it does make my mind wander as if each flower has a story to tll, of course its suitable to post-its a great shot!
take care

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-10-08 22:42]

Good morning Paras,
great macro.I lied colours and details on pedals.Well taken.Well framed.TFS.Necla.

Hello Paras,

Une capture exceptionnelle prise avec talent.
La composition est agréable à regarder.
Grande macro et bon cadrage. Félicitations pour ceci. Bon samedi.

Ciao Paras,

Appealing simplicity!
Impressive details in the delicate pink flower, the composition is well balanced and the fine light makes the lovely colours of the subject stand out well...



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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-10-10 10:22]

Fantastic, Paras! Really this picture is a beauty!
Nice note, as usual.
Your capture is excellent with fine, soft details and a splendid blurred BG.
Very well composed and presented.
Ciao! Vanda

merhaba dear paras
wonderful lovely flowers and wonderful colours.well done.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Paras

Beautiful flower, colors and composition.


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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2010-10-16 11:18]

Bonjour Paras,

C'est superbe comme celle que j'ai noté tout à l'heure, c'est trop beau, du rêve à l'état pur!!!
Merci beaucoup de nous fleurir la vie!!!

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