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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 10 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/80 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 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

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

wow, great colors, it looks almost out of this world-y, like a foreign planet or something.

10 Jun 2011 5:22am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Cette vue plongeante en plein coeur est de toute beauté ! Bonne journée Mariana

10 Jun 2011 5:39am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Very nice colors.

10 Jun 2011 6:14am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Oh , wonderful colors.... Love the tones! Great work Mariana

10 Jun 2011 6:23am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

In the privacy of the flower!! A true marvel of color and light. Great macro Mariana. Nice day.

10 Jun 2011 6:24am

Behrooz Sangani from Tehran, Iran

Such magnificent colors you captured here!

10 Jun 2011 6:31am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

spectacular colors and details

10 Jun 2011 6:38am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Wonderful details and colors. :)

10 Jun 2011 6:49am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful macro shot , DOF and colors superb ! Phil

10 Jun 2011 6:55am

Roland from Manila, Philippines

wonderful! beautiful light and colors...seems like a magical scene!

10 Jun 2011 6:58am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Different for you beautiful

10 Jun 2011 7:03am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

this is a wonderful shot .
and the color is awesome .

10 Jun 2011 7:21am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful color & details...Lovely.

10 Jun 2011 7:30am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

first, congrats to your spotlight! and your photo today is really a color-spotlight in your portfolio! beautiful close-up! have a nice weekend!

10 Jun 2011 7:33am

@klausZ: thanks Klaus :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice tight composition on this Iris

10 Jun 2011 7:37am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Hello Mariana
Un peu de couleurs, mais quelle délicatesse, et quel travail dans la composition.

10 Jun 2011 7:53am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

BRAVO. You dove right into the center of the flower for this shot. Magnificent detail and fabulous clear purples and golds. :-)

10 Jun 2011 7:59am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous - as if in a dream, a whole new flowery world opens!

10 Jun 2011 8:03am

STEED from D, France

***** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Jun 2011 8:03am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful macro of this beautiful flower. Great colours and light. Five Stars***** Love it :)

10 Jun 2011 8:16am

Kala from United States

Fabulous details, light AND color.

10 Jun 2011 8:19am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Exquisite composition

10 Jun 2011 8:37am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful colors and details !

10 Jun 2011 8:45am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Awesome crop, I LOVE IT A LOT!!!

10 Jun 2011 9:03am

@Chantal: just framing like that while taking shot... i do not like cropping my original pictures ;) Thanks a lot ;)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Marvelous colours and fabulous detail. Well captured.

10 Jun 2011 10:01am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Great shot and lovely tones! Exquisite work! Best wishes, Mariana.

10 Jun 2011 10:15am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle intimité dans cette image.

10 Jun 2011 10:17am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

a composition very interesting and great colors

10 Jun 2011 11:20am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Out standing picture.

10 Jun 2011 11:33am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

It fills the screen with colour. Just as I like them.

10 Jun 2011 12:08pm

Emmeji from France

Merveilleux détail de cet iris !

10 Jun 2011 12:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grasndisoe macro et iamge, quel coeur de fleur, superbe compo quelle finesse, bravo

10 Jun 2011 12:28pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful abstract.

10 Jun 2011 12:35pm

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

Prodigious and very beautiful

10 Jun 2011 12:49pm

Thomas from Paris, France

Great composition, i love these purple and yellow tones. Great POV.

10 Jun 2011 12:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Absolutely glorious Mariana! 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

10 Jun 2011 12:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous macro. The colors are luscious. Love it!

10 Jun 2011 1:28pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic macro work Mariana!

10 Jun 2011 1:31pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful, straight to the heart of the iris, what a lovely colour

10 Jun 2011 1:44pm

H. Heitjohann from Germany

gute Schärfe und ein gutes Format.
LG Heinz

10 Jun 2011 1:56pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely macro shot

10 Jun 2011 3:12pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

phallic and dramatic!

10 Jun 2011 3:37pm

Yalda from Tehran, Iran

just Wow... :)

10 Jun 2011 3:53pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic colors and great macro.

10 Jun 2011 3:54pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

bien vu, j'aime la profondeur , bien vu

10 Jun 2011 3:56pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Amazing! A side of you I hadn't seen before. Details and colours are breathtaking!
I have a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS and I've nowhere near taken photos like this.
5+ STARS!!!!

10 Jun 2011 4:38pm

@Don Levesque: if you click on 'flower' tag you will see much more . as for camera - i love this camera for closeups, macros , for quick candid shots , well, for anything I need and shoot ... thanks Don .

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is totally magnificent, Mariana and just a stunning "straight in" shot! The colors and stamen are fantastic...Beautiful close up for sure ;-)

10 Jun 2011 4:56pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

wonderful macro,impossible to be more near the heart of the flower! The blue colors and the light are superb.

10 Jun 2011 5:21pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful detail and silky color!

10 Jun 2011 5:33pm

Harry from United States

Simply lovely.

10 Jun 2011 5:38pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

such richness!!

10 Jun 2011 5:57pm

helma from Tehran, Iran

beautiful & colorful shot !

10 Jun 2011 6:15pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning colours and focus, really alive!

10 Jun 2011 6:24pm

Bruno F from France

Nicely done !


10 Jun 2011 6:32pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stunningly beautiful! The paintings of Georgia OKeefe leap to my mind.

10 Jun 2011 6:38pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Terrific macro-photograph!!! I have no more words! Of course 5*!

10 Jun 2011 7:13pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Magical! I - too - have been captivated by these this particular season!!

10 Jun 2011 8:45pm

Murphys from Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

Love the colours in this.

10 Jun 2011 10:02pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Wow, superb macro!

10 Jun 2011 10:23pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Magnificent, Mariana. Or without the comma; Magnificent Mariana! A wonderful burst of textured colour nuances, and this decision to come in nice and tight is perfect. I have seen quite a few beautiful Powershot images and will keep it in mind for a future upgrade when I want something small and fast to go along with my main camera. (my Sony from 2005 is basically primitive now!) ;-)

10 Jun 2011 10:27pm

@Rick: hey, thanks Rick . yes, always have any camera with you ... I really do not see any advantages of these big, expensive cameras, at least in my shooting ;)

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Fabulous Maria, you get 5 stars from me for this beautiful image. I love colours.

10 Jun 2011 11:14pm

@Michael Fresh: oh, thanks for these 5 stars :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente macro, magnifico color, buen trabajo!!

11 Jun 2011 12:05am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Fantastic colours! Wonderful macro!

11 Jun 2011 3:30am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Comme u bijou dans son écrin ! Très belle couleurs

11 Jun 2011 9:29am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Is a violet tonge! with a yellow unsmile

11 Jun 2011 10:33pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

This is really a gorgeous picture....

11 Jun 2011 10:37pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, much different from previous one ! Excellent colors !

12 Jun 2011 4:12am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Ok Ok je reconnais, t'es aussi douée en monochrome qu'en couleurs !!! :)))
Elle est rigolote ta photo, il semble que nous soyons invités au coeur de la fleur, au plus près le pistil comme une barrière levée qui permettrait le passage !
Très joliment vu Mariana.

13 Jun 2011 6:44am

Damien from Le Havre, France

Une plongée au coeur de cette belle fleur.
J'aime beaucoup l'harmonie de couleurs de ta photo.

16 Jun 2011 8:55pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifiques détails et belles couleurs dans cette macro.

28 Jun 2011 7:47pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/80 second
ISO 80
6 mm