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This is a Sweetheart Dahlia taken at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in late September. I’ve never seen this variety before and I was just enchanted by her beauty, and the turned-up petal that seems to say “Come hither.” I will certainly try to get some of these lovely dahlias for our garden next year.

Nikon D700 with Nikon 105mm macro lens.

I did some basic adjustments and finished with Studio 3 Collection’s Botanique from French Kiss Textures.

Featured in One Single Flower on Display (November 3, 2013)

Featured in From the Heart (October 14, 2013)

Featured in Everyday Women (October 7, 2013)

I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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Comments

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    This dahlia has such a pure and simple beauty about it, very daisy-like in form, but that one curled petal makes it so special! Beautifully photographed and presented, Anita!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Celeste! I actually thought it was a daisy (no tag at the garden) until I looked through my dahlia book and there it was! That curled petal was what caught my eye – it really does make this flower special!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 1 year ago

    There is something beautifully simple about this shot and the colours are marvellous.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Bette! I was really lucky to find this charmer!

    – Anita Pollak

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    October 7, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for the feature and the fave, Teresa – I really appreciate both!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations!!!

    Your HEARTFELT Creation is DISPLAYED Here

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Ramesh – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous flower! Love the two tones and presentation!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the fave, Angie!

    – Anita Pollak

  • kathrynsgallery
    kathrynsgalleryabout 1 year ago

    The name is so appropriate! When I saw the thumbnail, I thought, “What a sweet little face!”. It certainly is a very feminine flower. The curled petal will be the last one in the process of uncurling to expose the centre for the bees. It makes it look as if the flower is saying “Hello!”, which, for all we know, it might be!!!

  • Thank you so much for your delightful and perceptive comment and the fave, Kathryn! Maybe it really is saying “Hello!”

    – Anita Pollak

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 1 year ago

    3 NOVEMBER 2013 == BEAUTIFUL WORK

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Russ – I really appreciate it!

    – Anita Pollak

  • JOSEPHMAZZUCCO
    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOabout 1 year ago

    Oh, this looks so good, Anita.. delicious eye candy.. love it fave!

  • Eye candy – what a wonderful description! Thank you so much for you delightful comments and the fave!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeabout 1 year ago

    Oh so intoxicating just as the title suggests

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the fave! I love that word intoxicating!

    – Anita Pollak

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanabout 1 year ago

    Besutiful work Anita and a clever title.

  • Thank you so much, Tony! I really appreciate your stopping by and commenting on my images! And thanks for the fave too!

    – Anita Pollak

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