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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 11 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/3.5 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

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Un joli cadrage pour des détails superbement saisis ! Bon w.e. Mariana

11 Jun 2011 5:42am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

burst with colors

11 Jun 2011 5:48am

STEED from D, France

Burning as a fabulous Firework with an enormous widow putted on !!!! SUPERB !!!!

11 Jun 2011 6:00am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

woah, what kind of flower is that! it almost looks like a discolored strawberry!

11 Jun 2011 6:09am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

c'est tout simplement magnifique j'adore

11 Jun 2011 6:16am

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

Just wonderful - great macro and tones

11 Jun 2011 7:06am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic, powerful colors and POW!

11 Jun 2011 7:36am

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

wow!! Beautiful macro..great colours and details! I like the explosive feel too..nice weekend! :)

11 Jun 2011 7:36am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great shot
Extraordinary !
i like this high contrast !

11 Jun 2011 7:54am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Cool processing Mariana!! I like the close up and the splashing red color in this shot! Wonderful ;-))

11 Jun 2011 7:58am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful. It seems like the fruit is already developing

11 Jun 2011 8:07am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A great presentation, a marvel, splendid job. Mariana nice day.

11 Jun 2011 8:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ahhh . . the Real Powerhouse ! Poppies look so fragile but it is all a deceit . . they own the Universe.

11 Jun 2011 8:49am

jpla from Anjou, France

Un grand bravo ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

11 Jun 2011 9:08am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

J'adore cette fleur quand elle se transforme en petit bonhomme à chapeau

11 Jun 2011 9:16am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow..looks like 'Clown'...lovely.

11 Jun 2011 9:20am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

On dirait une poupée de chiffon ; très belle macro

11 Jun 2011 9:30am

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Ово је врло лепо слику овог цвета. ;-)

11 Jun 2011 9:45am

@RonnyVee: ha ha .. this is a second alphabet of my first language that I always disliked ;) The other one would be : Ovo je veoma lijepa slika ovog cvijeta ;) Thanks for your comment and effort :))

Thomas from Paris, France

It makes me think of an alien head with a hat lol. The colours are awesome, congrats ! Have a fab week-end.

11 Jun 2011 10:27am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow, brilliant close up and processing

11 Jun 2011 11:58am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a very impressive series you started here! beautiful colors with an extraordinary angle! superb!

11 Jun 2011 12:03pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent idea and pov. Love this.

11 Jun 2011 12:12pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Vivid shot - a strange hair style on this flower head!

11 Jun 2011 1:36pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow ... Brilliant closeup. Beautiful colours and excellent detail. Love it :)

11 Jun 2011 2:18pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Bright photograph! Excellently!

11 Jun 2011 2:30pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Mariana I loved your blach and whites but now I see that colors are really superb...

11 Jun 2011 3:23pm

@Loukas: thanks Loukas . Some days I am in mood for colors and flowers too , but rarely I post them here on Am3 .

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Whoa! This is not the Mariana that we all know and love.

11 Jun 2011 3:26pm

@john4jack: something wrong with this ? tell me honestly :)

helma from Tehran, Iran

A marvel shot !
Great captured .. sharp and beautiful !

11 Jun 2011 3:30pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Superbe macro !

11 Jun 2011 3:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

It's only that we don't normally see this kind of photograph from you

11 Jun 2011 4:05pm

@john4jack: sometimes is nice to do a little bit of changes, especially for weekend - something colorful and more lovely than daily scenes of our life !

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

I like the composition, Great macro

11 Jun 2011 4:14pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Your flower images contain Mariana style, which makes them uniquely yours. This is a stunning and psychedelic close-up! Love this presentation with the outer border, and the focal choice is great. All at once I saw so many colours and details, and then could sit with my coffee in quiet admiration of the beauty of this planet. Thank you, and have a great weekend.

11 Jun 2011 4:19pm

@Rick: My style in flowers too ? That was I noticed this morning when saw this image again - too rough, too strong, too striking .. there are no gentle tones, gentle glow that I love to see in flower images on other people pages .. Will definitely try that kind of flowers some other time ... Great weekend to you too , Rick.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely macro with superb details Mariana - I'd like to see a few more of your flower shots if these last two days are an indication of your work.

11 Jun 2011 4:42pm

@Jason Politte: Just click at tag - flower and you will see them . I added them recently in empty dates , when I was away and did not post anything for a month !

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great macro! very unique scene and lively colors...almost looks like a person in fur coat... :)

11 Jun 2011 4:51pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

The small and modest poppy. Have I said small and modest?
I'd must say the great and proud poppy!! Really great.

11 Jun 2011 5:10pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Hey M : it isn't a "style" in the traditional meaning of that word, but more a feeling of how it is framed and is different from the usual shots of this type... that is something that most people, no matter how they artistically express themselves, wish they could attain. So, in my opinion, there is no "too" anything here : between each person who photographs and shares a flower, in their own way, the "truth" of a flower will be arrived at. If I want a gentle glowing look for this shot, I can just poke my fingers in my eyes and they will water... :-D

11 Jun 2011 5:19pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

WOW really colourful picture. I like it! So much to do and so little time.... i will try to post a new picture every Friday on.... so at least ones a week. There might be some stop in the holiday in July, but then I will be out with my camera and hoping to bring back more pictures.

11 Jun 2011 5:29pm

wim van creij from Netherlands

Mariana it is a beautiful colorful picture

11 Jun 2011 5:42pm

Harry from United States

Wow. A breathtaking abstraction of a flower - almost a microscopic viewpoint.

11 Jun 2011 6:30pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice and colorful photo

11 Jun 2011 6:53pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

looks like an alien squid.. :D great catch..

11 Jun 2011 7:15pm

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning frame and colour and sharpness on this closeup of a poppy flower (?)!

11 Jun 2011 7:40pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Il porte une péruque le petit pois :-)

11 Jun 2011 7:49pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful detail & terrific processing!

11 Jun 2011 9:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, a completely stunning shot. Cool processing and presentation.

11 Jun 2011 11:37pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Very seldom to see you with Macro....excellent and genius as always! Two thumbs up!

11 Jun 2011 11:37pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful! Love the framing!

12 Jun 2011 12:01am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe macro quel coeur de pavot superbe ce couleur cette finesse

12 Jun 2011 3:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Another passionate shot.

12 Jun 2011 4:13am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

This one is coming out of the frame, I can nearly touch it!

12 Jun 2011 5:58pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

A rastaman y vegetable!

13 Jun 2011 6:30am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Somptueux et velouté, on imaginerait la robe d'un grand couturier

13 Jun 2011 8:17am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning image and congrats on Spotlight!!!! Beautiful girl is right!!!!!!

13 Jun 2011 9:14am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Wonderful colours and beautifuly framed.

13 Jun 2011 1:19pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a very nice macro flower mariana !
kiss !

13 Jun 2011 6:59pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

facinating... almost looks like a sea creature or spider on top!

18 Jun 2011 3:07am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

After the B&W, a profusion of colors.
It looks like a relief image! and congratulations for the original frame.

20 Jun 2011 4:48pm

@Lacroux: thanks a lot for your great words . and yes, I agree with you about this one - it comes as a relief after dark , moody people photography ! need to try to see more often these lovely moments and colorful things to cheer myself up too ;)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 80
6 mm