Echeveria bud in backlight by Celeste Mookherjee

A vibrant orange echeveria bud, opening to greet the morning sun. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/7.1, 1/125 sec., ISO 100) Texture courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (March 2013)

Top 10 in “Subjects Starting with the Letter E or V” challenge in Closeups in Nature group (January 2015)

Top 10 in “Flower Buds” challenge in #1 Favorites group (February 2014)

Winner of Budding Beauties challenge in Flower Works group (October 2013)

Top 10 in “Letter E” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (June 2013)

Winner of “Budding Flower Up Close and Personal” in JPG Cast-Offs group (June 2011)

Featured in One Single Flower on Display (30 August 2014)

Featured in Zingers (11 August 2014)

Featured in Enchanted Flowers (26 July 2014)

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  • pepstar27
    pepstar27almost 4 years ago

    Amazing! Celeste, you’re so talented! Your photos just keep getting better ’n better!

  • Phyll, thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, you captured amazing detail and the color is gorgeous.

  • Thank you, Cindy. I love orange and tend to go out of my way to present orange flowers at their very best. ;)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Nick Boren
    Nick Borenalmost 4 years ago

    Such amazing detail… I know I say that with all of your images…. but it is the truth.. ;-)

  • Thanks very much, Nick. I care a lot about detail in my photos, and I’m so glad that you see and appreciate that aspect of my work.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Nick Boren
    Nick Borenalmost 4 years ago

    I know you care about detail …. and it shows on each and every image you “create” :-)

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Karen!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettalmost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful. Wonderful macro.

  • Thanks very much, Brenda. I appreciate your visit.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks, Cee! It’s hard to go wrong with a fuzzy bud and some backlight. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenalmost 4 years ago

    WOW, WOW, WOW! Absolutely amazing!

  • Thanks, Tracy. I’m so glad you like it.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jenni77
    Jenni77almost 4 years ago

    Love the lighting and detail

  • Thank you! I love the fuzzy texture of these plants.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithalmost 4 years ago
  • Thank you very much! Wow, what a pleasant surprise!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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