From the ranunculus garden, currently (March) in glorious full bloom at South Coast Botanic Garden (Southern California, USA). Ranunculus is the buttercup family, and these flowers are also known as Persian buttercup and turban buttercup (botanical name in the tags). (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/125 sec., ISO 100)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (May 2012)

Winner of Yellow Flowers challenge in Amazing Challenge Entertainment group (October 2014)

Top 10 in “Avatar Challenge” in A Bunch of Yellow group (September 2013)

Winner of “Yellow Flowers” challenge in Monochrome in Color (February 2013)

Winner of “Yellow Flowers” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (January 2013)

Top 10 in “Zinger of the Month – April” in Zingers (May 2012)

Top 10 in “Zinger of the Month – March” in Zingers (April 2012)

Winner of “Yellow Closeup” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (March 2012)

Third place in “Fabulous Textures” challenge in Fabulous Flowers group (November 2011)

Top 10 in “Mellow Yellow Flowers” challenge in Flowers in Macro group (June 2011)

Featured in A Bunch of Yellow (14 March 2013)

Featured in Gorgeous Flower Cards (10 January 2014)

Featured in Zingers (5 March 2012)

Featured in Fabulous Flowers (11 November 2011)

Featured in Nature’s Paintbrush (9 November 2011)

Featured in Olympus and Four Thirds Group (20 June 2011)

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  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstonealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • FlutterGirl67
    FlutterGirl67almost 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    a wonderful image – Tina

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 4 years ago

    Wow, Celeste, you outdid yourself.. this is beautiful. The color, those petal edges that you are famous for, the capture of texture… expert work and such a visually pleasing image…

  • OpalFire
    OpalFirealmost 4 years ago

    What a wonderfully coy bloom! I love the way the heart of the flower is peeping out from behind the swirl of petals. You’ve captured the pale yellow beautifully – sometimes yellow is so hard to photograph.

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 4 years ago

    Thank you, Maggie (OpalFire). I’ve found that the “difficult” colors can be easier under overcast or cloudy conditions, which was the case for this ranunculus.

  • CJuanita
    CJuanitaalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, looking at all your shots, they are all so lovely….Breath taking!!!

  • Thank you, CJuanita!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • CJuanita
    CJuanitaalmost 4 years ago

    My pleasure

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sheridan Farrow
    Sheridan Farrowover 3 years ago

    Lovely macro, congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks very much, Sheridan!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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