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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller

A client of mine gave me her amaryllis since she was going out of town and wouldn't see it bloom. I decided to photograph the bloom for her so she'd be able to enjoy it as well. I took three shots in total.. one distinctly me and two other ';pretty' shots. I rarely photograph what I see.. I photograph what I feel inside myself, so it was impossible for me to go with the other two empty shots. Hopefully she'll enjoy it.. i suppose we'll find out.
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I personally really like how vibrant the colours are, they immediately grab your attention. The focus on the heart of the flower is also really nice and the composition with the two leaves in the top-right corner works well.

However, I feel like the petals in the back area bit too much out of focus, up to the point where it starts to look a bit distracting if you look at the picture for long.

Since the heart of the flower is white, it already needs a bit more colour behind it to stand out more and I feel like the blurred petals are a tad to soft in colour to give it that bid of edge it needs to stand out more. I also think it could've looked better with a bit more sharpness to the green core.

All in all, though, I still stand by my first statement: it's colourful and it certainly succeeds in immediately grabbing your attention, I just think some parts might look better if they were a bit sharper. That being said: it's a good shot! :)
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It's a beautiful piece. I would like to say. I love how the focus is on the closest petals and the "sex parts" of the flower (I'm currently forgetting the names I think one is the style and the other is the anther... I should know this as a science major). The hot pink color is nicely contrasted to the pretty blue background, I just wish that a little more of the flower was in focus.

The flower itself seems like it has been very well taken care of, as it doesn't show any signs of weathering or being eaten by bugs. It was a very pretty power to pick for a photo shoot.

I especially love the fact that you framed it in white. It really makes it poop and brings out the white in the flower. Great pick!
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Icydoesminecraft Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i LOVED THIS SO MUCH i SET IT AS MY DESKTOP BACKROUND AND-oops I didn't see I had caps- and I favorited!
Lightning36 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This shot is absolutely perfect and the flower looks beautiful just like you. ;)
LadyEllesmere Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
its very beautiful<3
JessiJellibean Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a lovely photograph! I love the colours, so soft and calming. I love the way the strong pink looks against the light blue background. The focus is also very fitting as well. I quite like the way the stamen is protruding outwards almost like it's gonna come out the picture, and the way it's shaped kinda looks like it's beckoning to the viewer. It's a very interesting perspective, like you're seeing right into the flower. I love how clear it is that you can see all the lovely textures of the petal that's in focus.
Only problem I can find is that little bit of green in the corner, it's a bit distracting even though it's out of focus. I think it would have been cool if the rest of the image was blue, but then again that little bit of green somewhat compliments that bit of green inside the flower.
I also like the framing of the picture. The white frame I think completes the picture and it just helps bring out that white part of the stamen.
Really nice! :D
Ashalita Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It reminds me of home...
RebeccaLongArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What a gorgeous flower....what a gorgeous picture of a gorgeous flower. I feel like this is a wonderful angle and focus that makes this stand out from other flower shots. The way the stamen stands out in the middle is different from anything else I have ever seen. Another thing I enjoy about this picture is how you can see all of the detail on one petal and then the other petals are blurry.
amosis55 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
She's gotta love this.
teaspoon00 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I love love love the focus on this picture.

just letting you know!

love1008 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
nice :)
vick-art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Sensory reflection collecting pools of pink echoes
lovely gracefully beckon come a bit closer
take a quick sip
beautiful expressive flower
dances merrily
ever after
feel my love
vick-art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Sensory reflection
Collecting Pools
of Pink Echos
Lovely gracefully beckon
Come a bit closer
Take a quick sip
Beautiful Expressive Flower
Dances Merrily
Ever After
Feel My Love
Mary-Butter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
love it!
Berubara Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Love this picture!
The flower seems clean and cold, sorrounded by white, and it's pink with touches of green gives a warm-almost-sexy feeling.
I'm a weak for flowers. I love to see them bloom too! But I don't like to cut them, and when somebody gives me flowers, that makes me a little bit sad, it's weird, maybe because I inconscious think that I'm having a corpse (a vegetal one ;) displayed in a jar.
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much and that's kinda neat :P
Berubara Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
You are very welcome!!:heart:
SterJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Very nice. I like it a lot! :)
Umaki13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007   Photographer
Beautiful! ^__^
Nix0xiN Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
It's interesting what you have focussed on here, because most people would go for the inside of the flower, or the petals, but you seem to have gone for the stamen-y thing.
putoparvose Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
very nice what lens did you use
SheTakesPics Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Lovely focus on the stamens, love the clean color... wonderful macro:)
ninazdesign Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
I love macro :w00t:

This is good :rose:
yamadharma Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Hobbyist
hi realy ur work ( shot ) in amezing i loving this
scootnoodles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
absolutely fabulously naturally perfect (I love it) :love:
makrome Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Bautiful! Oh i just love flowers!
makrome Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Bautiful! Oh i just love flowers!
makrome Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Bautiful! Oh i just love flowers!
FreakyKaychyka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
<3 the comment and <3 the pic
kriskringle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
Using the quote by Helen Keller adds to the appeal of this photo. Quite appropriate, and a wonderful shot. :thumbsup::santa:
Tunaferit Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
wonderful colours, impressive.
Annee-G Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
very nice! love the way you've captured so much detail
am-y Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it! tons of photos of nature and flowers but this one is different. i like how those curly thingies (the proboscis or something right? whaddya call em now, cant remember) are curling outwards, as if beckoning for someone to touch them. In this way also, "Feel" is appropriate as a title. The flower's saying, "come feel me"
minced-meat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006  Student
oh my :O
i love the colors and how close and clear it is!! .__.
Archetype-Flux Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
Captures tranquility in one single frame and freezes it like its stuck in time when reality its happening every second of every persons life (if that makes sense) :+fav:
Samuki Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
nice macro :D I like the colors of the flower :clap:
tmphoto Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
A beautiful quote from a beautiful person to illustrate a beautiful image. Beautiful.
plastilina Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
is so sexual , like a vagina dendatta ,

a mouth and a velvet cave
Zxstyle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006   Digital Artist
nice photo
it deserf fav
KathiaRocha Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
Beautiful! Great colours.
EricsWorld Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006   Photographer
cool, I have a similar pretty pink flower picture in my gallery ;)
LadyBatChic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Professional Artist
:: wandering into the nexus of the amaryllis easily :: the fragrant rose hue creates a cavern for hiding; the green softens while in contrast :: stamen-topped-triad pixie tube: flute! ~~! i am a bee dancing; i am a bee dancing lightly
:: macro-artistry delicately moving me~~heartsong welcome! :frail: :heart: :+favlove:
Jontte89 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
this photo is really nice ;)
omzig89 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
There's something just erotic about this picture. It's just a flower, but it's damned sexy - and not in the satin sheets and sweaty kind of way. I don't know, you've made me fall in love with a flower. ;)
sivlewar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
I love all your flower shots! there wikid :D great work !!!!!!!!!!!!!
DrawingGal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006   Digital Artist
Wow, I really like this photograph, your feelings are portrayed through it, it's gorgeous :)

Wallis x
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much :)
OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Hiya :wave:
congrats! You won yourself a print feature ODD (Oibyrds Daily Deviations). Please see the link below for details and other artists that are featured.
Sandi ox
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thank you sweetie your support is amazing :)
OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
:hug: my pleasure luv. I find the admins are always featuring and supporting everyone else...kinda unfair for no one to return the favor (especially when their galleries are as impressive as yours)! xoxo
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Submitted on
December 27, 2005
Image Size
5.4 MB


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Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
117 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 28, 2005, 9:57:00 AM