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Nature's geometry

Inside a red tulip.


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  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 19 Apr 2007, 00:07
Stunning colour. Wonderful shapes. Great crop. Nice one Ellie!
EJWilkins: Thanks Jimbo smile
Ellie that's wonderful, it almost took my breath away. That's in the same space as Debs. Jesus I wish you girls would stop raising the bar ! smile I guess it's time I (we) got our act together if we ( I ) want to play in the same space.
EJWilkins: First time I've ever had tulips in the garden, and probably the last if the slugs and squirrels have their way, so I made the best of it while I could. Poke a lens into the flower, you'd end up with the same sort of picture smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Apr 2007, 01:31
Brilliant...subject and image...AND title. Certainly the best image I have seen of a tulip.
EJWilkins: Thanks Ray. smile
I'm trying very hard to learn from other people's pictures, and get in close ... there are some wonderful flower photographs on here. Have you looked through Eclectic's archive for example?
This is pure magic. Bravo!
EJWilkins: Thanks Kay smile
too good Ellie!
EJWilkins: I wouldn't mind betting you could do better smile
Excellent macro! I tried something similar last weekend, but could not get the darn flower to hold still because of the wind.
EJWilkins: It's amazing, isn't it .. go out with the camera to photograph flowers and a sneaky breeze appears from absolutely nowhere!
I've seen clamps you can buy, to hold them still, but knowing me I'd end up breaking the flower off and ruining the whole thing. I've thought about using pipe cleaners ....
Thanks Martin smile
Great colors Ellie. Nature actually is a wonderful teacher smile
EJWilkins: It is, isn't it, if only we can take a moment to look and learn smile
Wow xhat a brillant red... And really nice shapes
EJWilkins: Merci Roland smile
  • Urv
  • California
  • 19 Apr 2007, 07:27
Love the bold shapes and colors
EJWilkins: Thanks Urv smile
  • Steve
  • Deepest Surrey
  • 19 Apr 2007, 07:38
This is a really lovely shot Ellie. The only tulip in our garden is one like this. Hmmm, I wonder if I....
EJWilkins: ... and I bet it'll be better wink
  • Max Black
  • sunbaked Stockport
  • 19 Apr 2007, 07:47
For some odd reason all the tulips that have come back this year on the plot are purple and lilac???????? Global warming, who knows, anyhow nice to see a vibrant red one and especially from this close up!
EJWilkins: Bizarre indeed, but then tulips apparently succumb to all sorts of viruses. Maybe you've got a rarity? That'd be good, wouldn't it?
Hot !!!
EJWilkins: Looks it, but it's blooming cold out there today! wink
Very good colors and details in this macro, Ellie! smile They could be the colors of Spain!
EJWilkins: Thank you Jose. Yes, they are the colours of Spain in a different pattern smile
Stunning - another winner - there is no stopping you at the mo is there ellie?
EJWilkins: Oh yes, believe me there aren't many more good ones left! wink
Great red color
This is a fab macro shot Ellie smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Magnus smile
Very nice macro. Great colors!
EJWilkins: Thanks Frank smile
awesome filling of the image and space
EJWilkins: Not a patch on some of your beautiful flower portraits Chantal smile
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 19 Apr 2007, 14:08
Interestingly good new veiw of a image we see everyday

EJWilkins: Thanks Suby. So, when're you going to be taking flower pictures? wink
  • Lilith
  • lost in space
  • 19 Apr 2007, 14:15
Wow Ellie, now that really is a flower picture. Stunning.
EJWilkins: Thanks a million Lilith, I'll have to try to find a puppy now ... wink
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Apr 2007, 14:44
Nature is always way ahead of us, Ellie, isn't she! See how much we learn from her!!! Brilliant.

Today must be the day for tulips. smile
EJWilkins: You're not kidding she's ahead of us Ginnie. And now I'm off to look carefully at your tulips, I spotted the thumbnail earlier smile
good macro, strong colour...
EJWilkins: Thanks Sam smile
Lovely vibrant colours and facinating geometry - love the yellow line....
EJWilkins: Thanks Aksel, I tried to line up the yellow stripe with the corner of the picture when I took it, I'm glad you think it was worth it smile
Well, Ellie, this is perfect. The image is pure, bright, well balanced, nicely contrasted. A wonderful picture, just as I like them ! Bravo !
EJWilkins: Thank you Florence smile your flower pictures are an inspiration.
  • chris p
  • the swifts have arrived now too!
  • 19 Apr 2007, 21:12
Red Riding Hood (I think wink ) Hot stuff smile
EJWilkins: Nope, unnamed "value" pack of 24 from a supermarket wink
You OK?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Apr 2007, 21:17
And what can I say after all the admiration? Excellent composition and this was with the standard lens i gather.
EJWilkins: You have to say what you think, which might include something negative. smile But I'm glad you like this one.
Yes, this is with the 14-42 kit lens, cropped in close.
  • Steve
  • 19 Apr 2007, 23:31
Two comments on one photo, what am I thinking of smile Just thought - I really like the yellow band coming down from the top right corner. Only negative is that I think you should have cloned out the yellow spot in the bottom left.

PS. I don't think Suby will ever take flower pictures wink
EJWilkins: Brainstorm Steve? wink
Yes, you're absolutely right about the little spot, but it was there on the flower so I left it where it was. Would look much better without it.
... and no, I don't think he will either!
Wow! Stunning picture - so vivid!! (& no rust!)Thanks for your comment too! In fact seeing your tulip reminded me I hadn't uploaded my one - not as good as yours tho!! ;-)
  • mal
  • 20 Apr 2007, 11:04
Flippin heck El! This is gorgeous, i'm looking hard but there is absolutely nothing to fault! Oh, just thought of one fault, I did not take it! lol. it fantastic Ellie. mal
Very well done, the draw of this flower is really wonderful (and the shot is very well done) A sun light in my day !
Ellie, love the macro! I like the way you've balanced the bright yellow line on the right by having the center of the tulip a little to the left. Good job! Janelle
rich red colour.
Bold! Nature never ceases to amaze.

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