It’s hard to beat a dahlia if you’re looking for a beautiful display of graceful petals. I’m presenting this one just as I found it: composed in the camera, no crop, and only a bare minimum of processing. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/8, 1/160 sec., ISO 200, morning sun/light overcast, handheld)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (September 2013)
Co-winner of “Extreme Repeating Patterns in Nature” challenge in Monochrome in Color (same number of votes as winner, but group does not recognize ties) (December 2014)
Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Petals full frame” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (September 2013)
Featured in Gorgeous Flower Cards (8 January 2015)
Featured in Monochrome in Color (15 September 2013)
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