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Queen Anne's Lace

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 15 July 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 400 160 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely, good dof

15 Jul 2010 5:26am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

très très beau... j'aime bcp

15 Jul 2010 5:35am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

well done !

15 Jul 2010 5:35am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Perfect shot. I love your flowers. Excellent composition in this angle. And i just love the depth of field. The colors are so great. And that lace so pristine and clear. Wonderful.

15 Jul 2010 5:40am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Beautiful flower in very lovely background .
Intersting : Although there is no people here but we can find one in title !!
( Is it the real name of the flower or it's your title ? )

15 Jul 2010 5:46am

@Farnaaz: yes, that is a real name of this flower ;)) see, always names and people on my page :)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

So beautifully depicted, Mariana.
I know that it is difficult to catch good detail and clarity with that flower. Good Job ! :-)

15 Jul 2010 5:52am

@Dulcie: I think this flower is pretty photogenic, but background is usually green which I do not like and this time this orange one really was pleasant to my eyes ;) thx .

Xerophytes from United Kingdom


15 Jul 2010 5:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great image.

15 Jul 2010 6:13am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Genial... muy buena!!

15 Jul 2010 6:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est très joli ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée.

15 Jul 2010 6:39am

Ddo from Verdun, France

The color is a good choice for this attractive wild flower. Have a good day

15 Jul 2010 6:56am

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Like a painting, wonderful DOF

15 Jul 2010 7:18am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


15 Jul 2010 7:19am

Emmeji from France

Vos photos couleurs sont rares, Mariana...Cette ombelle est magnifique et le fond superbe !!!

15 Jul 2010 7:34am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

15 Jul 2010 7:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful lace from the nature.. excellent shot.

15 Jul 2010 7:55am

pascale from hoeilaart, Belgium

a movely picture
well done!

15 Jul 2010 7:55am

pascale from hoeilaart, Belgium

sorry I was to quick
I meant lovely!!!!
have a nice day

15 Jul 2010 7:55am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

marvelous and delicate

15 Jul 2010 8:08am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States


15 Jul 2010 8:13am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

It really looks like a jewel. A jewel of nature made art with photography. Very good.

15 Jul 2010 8:27am

Marie LC from France

Beautiful. Nice pov !

15 Jul 2010 8:30am

Jaol from Gijon, Spain

Love your colours...your colourfull world. Keep on following you.

15 Jul 2010 8:41am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

to me, they look amazingly like diamonds

15 Jul 2010 9:28am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Very Beautiful... nice shot

15 Jul 2010 9:29am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un joli jaillissement dans cette belle image aux couleurs intenses.

15 Jul 2010 9:44am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful, Mariana. I love the background - almost like an oil painting.

15 Jul 2010 10:03am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful Mariana! I took the same shot this week ;-) They are such beautiful flowers. you have too look under the flower......

15 Jul 2010 11:14am

Makan from Iran

That was a nice shot. What flower is that? It's so pretty.
P.S. “Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and FORGET to put a SOUL into.” ;)))

15 Jul 2010 11:52am

@Makan: It is 'Queen Anne's Lace'....I learned that name yesterday too from an old couple passing by while I was taking pictures .

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding Mariana! 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

15 Jul 2010 12:00pm

@Eric Cousineau: thanks Eric ;)

Marcie from Newton, United States

Oh..I love this wildflower. So beautifully captured. Love the colors of the background blurr..

15 Jul 2010 12:19pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

Very beautiful light :)

15 Jul 2010 12:39pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Very pretty presentation. I like the background too.

15 Jul 2010 12:48pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous shot! Love the light and how the detail is so perfect against the bokeh.

15 Jul 2010 1:00pm

Jen Meers from Edmonton, Canada

Love the angle of the flowers and the frame works really well.

15 Jul 2010 1:02pm

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wonderful shot of this lovely flower (with a bug on it?)!
Like the diagonal angle and background color very much:-)

15 Jul 2010 1:29pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I used to call these "snowflake flowers" when I was young.

15 Jul 2010 1:41pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful & strong. very nice.

15 Jul 2010 2:04pm

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

excellent colour choice for the background..

15 Jul 2010 2:16pm

Ken from United States

sweet image.

15 Jul 2010 2:19pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Marvelous use of selective DOF.

15 Jul 2010 2:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Gorgeous! Wonderful juxtaposition of the flower against that outstanding background. Superb selective focus.

15 Jul 2010 2:45pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Mariana,
It is a beautiful summer picture. This plant grows in fields and roadsides. The color harmony of the presentation is brilliant. 5 Stars ***** Have a nice day, and all the best. Sincerely Christel

15 Jul 2010 2:59pm

Naeem from Abbottabad, Pakistan

This is classic picture

15 Jul 2010 3:24pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I love these white flowers that seem to open umbrellas! They are delicious and makes wonderful your presentation with the background you've chosen! I love that form the stems diagonally! Very good Mariana... a nice portrait of the flower! Best regards, Adela

15 Jul 2010 3:58pm

@Fonts: thx Adela. it is not that I chose this background, but I got it accidentally ;)) I like it too .

Patrick from Belgium

La beauré est bien souvent dans la simplicité. très bellle photo.
Bravo Marianna.

15 Jul 2010 4:14pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Great image - love the simplicity of it all - perfect dof - great!

15 Jul 2010 4:35pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France


15 Jul 2010 5:12pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Great shot

15 Jul 2010 5:21pm

joshi daniel from India

the flower looks beautiful and bright against the textured background! cheers!

15 Jul 2010 5:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A powerful capture in its minimalistic composition. I love your choice of DoF as well.

15 Jul 2010 5:27pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic shot - I love the clarity on the flower but that background is superb. elldone

15 Jul 2010 6:43pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

even more beautiful than the Queen's :)

15 Jul 2010 6:49pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely photo with a pretty Dof

15 Jul 2010 7:15pm

Gérard Méry from saint-cyr sur Loire, France

Cadrage, couleurs, PDC, tout est bien restitué c'est vraiment réussi .

15 Jul 2010 7:47pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

gorgeous shot, a peace image! i like.

15 Jul 2010 8:16pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Majestic flower,and a beautiful bokeh!

15 Jul 2010 8:48pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

The white is a lovely contrast!

15 Jul 2010 10:29pm

Ajay from Pune, India

They sure do shine like little diamonds. But I just simply love the photographs. Amazing tones at the background.

16 Jul 2010 12:19am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Sweet shot. I love the tip.

16 Jul 2010 12:29am

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Nicely detailed and framed capture. Love the backgraound as much as foregraound. Well done girl

16 Jul 2010 1:33am

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Wow Nice DOF and back colors..

16 Jul 2010 4:50am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Nice photo

16 Jul 2010 12:10pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

I absolutely love Queen Anne's Lace. I know you don't particularly like to photograph flowers, but this is a perfect capture!!! Sweet DOF. : )

16 Jul 2010 2:30pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful Dof!!! Excellent composition!

16 Jul 2010 5:29pm

@mo.langel: thanks Mo ;)

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

I love whatt you have done with this shot! A so common flower not especially beautiful who becomes a star thanks to you. This plant is called Cow Parsley in England and "Dog's cookie" (Hundkäx) in swedish. My dogs dont seem too interested on them despite the name.

17 Jul 2010 1:59am

shafagh from tehran, Iran s good.i like it

17 Jul 2010 6:31am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

really nice macro i love this shot and flower :) i have many macro photos in my pb if u want see them i love super macro photos

17 Jul 2010 11:16am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A photo fit for a queen or a king for that matter. Beautiful! Everything about this image is great. This is a well crafted image!

17 Jul 2010 9:23pm

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

Wow. This is so not typical for you. :) I like the bokeh on photos like this. And two "generations". :)

20 Jul 2010 9:03am

@Gianny: I do flower fotos too, but just for fun :)) Thx Gianny !

Akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful shot. I love it.

22 Jul 2010 12:06am

Marie from FRESNES, France

les couleurs sont magnifiques !

24 Jul 2010 3:28pm

1/500 second
ISO 400
160 mm