An African daisy nods her head to show off her curled petals


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  • aMOONy
    aMOONyabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AuroraPhoto
    AuroraPhotoabout 3 years ago

    Such amazing detail and elegant colours! Great capture!

  • Thanks, glad you like it

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Komang
    Komangabout 3 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

    Celeste, that is just such skillful work – I am just sitting here looking at the (a) incredible and sharp focus you achieved on the curve of those curled petals; and (b) the smooth depth of field you also achieved on the stem and the petals just beneath those curves…. Wow.

    The color is simply gorgeous also and it’s not a soft color but a fairly harsh and vibrant one and those are soooo tough to expose for as they can end up looking garish but you did it and perfectly so and the detail and texture is even evident within that color.

    I try to limit my use of the word “wow” to once per day and, as early as it is, I have used it twice – Wow!

  • Thanks very much for the wows. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 3 years ago

    Very lovely!

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 3 years ago

    Thank you!

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 3 years ago

    Great editing with beautiful colors,,,,,,Rick

  • Thanks, Rick. Aside from the addition of a texture, editing is pretty minimal on this one.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ben Waggoner
    Ben Waggonerabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully detailed shot! Usually I think that I prefer a greater DOF when I am shooting flowers, but you have put the focus so perfectly on the curls that this is simply an exquisite shot just the way it is! The out of focus background supplements the focal point so well and draws the eye back toward the crisp details of the curls… beautiful purple and green! =)

  • Ben, I appreciate reading your thoughts about DoF. I find that some flowers (definitely African daisies) can be very romantic and dreamy when captured with a narrow DoF. As I post more to Red Bubble, you will see that’s an important theme for me.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 3 years ago

    Hi Celeste, I just noticed your reply to Ben but he won’t see it .. you have to click right under his comment and reply there…

  • Thanks for the tip! So much to learn. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireabout 3 years ago

    Simply gorgeous, Celeste. Love the softness of the overall image with that hint of detail on the petals.

  • Thank you, Maggie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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