Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 25 November 2011 in Plant & Nature.
Taken in Victoria B.C. this past August. (the photo, not the bee and not the flower) ;)
flower | bee | nature
So intensely beautiful with the pure color against the dark background...superbly composed and captured Rick!
25 Nov 2011 5:40am
@Pavan Kaul: Thank you very much, Pavan! It was an overcast day and the petals really zinged.
Une bien jolie touche de couleur superbement lumineuse ! un régal visuel ! Bonne journée Rick
25 Nov 2011 8:02am
Sensational tints of this flower !
25 Nov 2011 8:30am
@Gérard Beullac: Vancouver Island has some special flowers and trees. I love it out there. Thanks.
Beautiful shot! You can tell the bee is loving that flower :)
25 Nov 2011 9:20am
@Dan Stevens: Very nice of you to drop in with a comment, Dan. Thanks.
Very busy it seems ! And adorable elegance of her black and yellow dress which perfectly fits the heart of the flower.
25 Nov 2011 9:54am
@Florence: Yes, they have very complimentary colours, and now you have me wondering about the greater scheme of things with regards to that. Many thanks, Florence.
Beautiful framing and superb color and light. The flower looks giant next to the bee !
25 Nov 2011 10:31am
@Mhelene: This bee was of average size, I remember, but that still makes this a fairly large bloom. Thank you for the nice feedback.
delightful crisp shot Rick
25 Nov 2011 10:49am
@grouser: Glad you like it, and thanks.
Glorious vibrant shot and love the dark bokeh!
25 Nov 2011 12:59pm
@Stephen: There is a definite value in overcast skies sometimes. Cheers, Stephen. I'm loving your portrait series right now.
Wonderful colors and clarity ! Phil
25 Nov 2011 1:41pm
@Phil: We don't get as many "nuanced" flowers here in the province of Ontario, as they do on the west coast. Thank you, Phil.
Great close up of a job being well done. Really beautiful flower & nice DOF here.
25 Nov 2011 2:58pm
@Williams: I have twice photographed bees that passed away in the act of their work, right in the flower. Amazing. Thanks for the kind feedback, Paul; enjoy your weekend.
25 Nov 2011 3:25pm
@angel: Thank you.
A nice departure and lovely spot of beauty here. I like the way the edges of the flower are white and highlighted some. Bee and flower imagery so poignant in contrast and meaning - sorta mesmerizes me.
25 Nov 2011 4:15pm
@Twojays: That perimeter highlighting was exaggerated and/or enhanced by the overcast conditions; a very pleasant surprise when I uploaded the frame because I was more focused on the busy bee during the capturing of... glad you like, Joyce.
A beautiful, highly detailed close up with such vibrant colors in the flower. Nice shooting.
25 Nov 2011 4:17pm
@Don: Thank you, Don : I'm certainly going to deflect the bulk of any praises onto mother nature's beauty. :)
25 Nov 2011 4:53pm
@L'angevine: Oui. :-)
striking colours and details, cool dof and bokeh, and a misleading title ... who's got the view? the bee (of the flower)? or the flower (of the bee)?!? ;-))
25 Nov 2011 5:19pm
@franz: Ha ha... it works in all directions, and may even be viewed as "who's got the job?"
Wow, Rick. These are fantastic colors in an explosion (figuratively speaking) that fills the eye. Gorgeous.
25 Nov 2011 7:20pm
@Francisco Romer: Ah, my friend, if only all explosions could be like this one. Thank you!
This is so beautiful! Wonderful colors. You are an inspiration to do some writing blogging as well. I will be checking out all your sites.
26 Nov 2011 2:27am
@Bettina: Thanks very much, Bettina. On all counts. You would know about the joys of using language to express, and I appreciate any time you invest in checking out what I share here and there. :)
Fantastic macro, Rick - the colors are superb!
26 Nov 2011 4:51am
@Jason Politte: Thanks, buddy!
28 Nov 2011 4:43pm
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