14 July 2009

WW [- Echinops ritro

This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday.

36 comments:

Sasha said...

What a beautiful photo!

Thanks for dropping by my entry. Happy WW on a Tuesday! :)

Dora said...

U always have very interesting items to show us. :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Fantastic shot. The muted colors are very cool.

Vita Stunder said...

Terrific shot Jams!!

Wish you the best of days :)
And happy WW of course!

Anna

Sue said...

Beautiful shot! This one is just stunning! Happy WW :)

Anya said...

Fantastic shot,
you always published
a very special picture :)
Happy WW !!

Liza said...

Fantastic shot! Beautiful as usual. TFS!

My entries:
Moms... Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Maria said...

Beautiful! Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

James Higham said...

Now that's fractal.

JO said...

cool.

Here's my rafting adventure.

Debbie in Nashville said...

Cool picture!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Debbie, JO

James I am really very pleased with the photo

Chris said...

Love the photo, love the flower.

A photoshop treatment or do you have a little box to stage the flowers in?

jams o donnell said...

It did soften the image in Nikon with a bit of aussian Blur but apart from that I can get the effect by:

1) choosing a flower with nothing cluttering its background

2) use a macro lens or a general lens with a macro capability

3) stop down the lens as far as possble. This was taken at f32

3) use a ring flash or a low power flash

The flash has low penetration and the stopping down reduces the light. THat means that the forefront is lit and in crisp focus, the background is dark

Et voila! Now I have told you I will have to kill you!

CherryPie said...

That is really beautiful.

Carver said...

I love this shot. The structure and variety within the bloom really stands out.

Strider said...

Nice selection. I Love the Echinops, Happy WW Jams!

SandyCarlson said...

I'd like to climb right inside that one.

Modern Mom said...

What a beautiful shot! Happy WW.

Lori said...

Cool shot...Happy WW:)

Indrani said...

I like this B/W effect.

EastCoastLife said...

I like it in black and white. I must learn B&W photography. It's so cool!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

YEah I read that about cats no surprise there. I just don't fall for it LOL Beautiful WW is it a dandelion Whoooo :)

Gabriel said...

It's a great shot, Jams! :-)

Life Ramblings said...

what a great capture. happy WW!

catsynth said...

Great photo as usual. I love how round and symmetric it is, but with those details in the center.

Joanne MV said...

Wow! Another unique flower :)

Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome phtoto.

DrillerAA09 said...

Outstanding piece of work. Very well done. Have a great WW.

Robin said...

I have no idea what it is, but it makes for a very impressive image. Beautifully captured Jams.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Tiaras said...

quite a lovely flower

Tiaras said...

awesome

Beth F said...

Stunning shot. Excellent.

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

What a fascinating photo!!!