Here and gone in a day, one needs to capture their beauty in a less transient form. This variety is called Flying Saucer and it’s blooms are among the largest, often reaching 6 inches across.

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 18x

6/2/12 517 views

Top Ten in August Avatar Challenge, Tropical Zone 8/7/11
Top Ten in June Avatar Challenge, Spring Blooms 6/5/10
Top Ten in Macro Challenge, Retired and Happy 2/11/10
Top Ten in Macro Challenge, World As We See It 10/17/09
3rd Place in Flowers in Macro Challenge in Bubblers’ Weekly Challenges 9/21/09
Top Ten in Tight Close-ups Challenge in Focus and Lighting 8/18/09

Featured in Extreme Closeups 10/3/12
Featured in It’s in the Detail 6/2/12
Featured in Flowers in Macro 3/21/11
Featured in It’s in the Detail 3/19/11
Featured in Flowers in Macro 9/1/10
Featured in Spring Blooms 6/6/10
Featured in 100-499 Viewings Group 12/14/09
Featured in Visual Artists of Green Valley 10/18/09
Featured in Extreme Closeups Group 6/13/09

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • chijude
    chijudealmost 6 years ago

    Lovely pov and very wisse words .. excellent work

  • Dusker
    Duskeralmost 6 years ago

    Great composition, lighting is excellent, composition and depth of field spot on. A definite favourite for me (and I don’t have many)! Just love it.

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Dusker and chijude for your kind words. I’m learning. I’ve also done it in black and white, so maybe I’ll see if they will put that up. It’s different but kind of interesting.

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Linda, this one is beautiful, lovely work!

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightalmost 6 years ago

    Very beautiful image

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks so much. I’m pretty new to all this but working hard. Even a blind squirrel finds a nuts sometimes.

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 5 years ago

    Hi Linda congratulations on this outstanding beauty and for being featured in extreme close ups, hugs, Linda

  • Thanks so much. It’s an honor.

    – Linda Sparks

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago
  • Roka
    Rokaover 5 years ago

    OH my! What a gorgeous flower! You captured it beautifully! So crisp. Congrats on the feature! Well deserved!!

  • Thanks so much. It’s one of my favorite pics, too.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    Wonderfully opulent flower! Gorgeous shot! Congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks so much Tama. I’m honored.

    – Linda Sparks

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