“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.” — Georgia O’Keeffe

This purple datura is a “10-10-10” capture at my local botanical garden. It’s a strange plant whose flowers and leaves are toxic. I keep trying but find it difficult to photograph. I liked what happened when I moved in really close and let the flower’s abstract qualities take over. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/3.5, 1/80 sec., ISO 400, overcast/fog)

Featured in Muted (3 May 2013)

Featured in Nature’s Symphony of Trees and Flowers (7 June 2011)

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 3 years ago

    this is beautiful and colorful! a great macro shot!

  • Thank you! The purple of these flowers is really intense.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful title, and a great macro, gee you would be hard pressed to focus with so much depth, great shot!

  • Thanks, Adrian. Focus is definitely an issue with these flowers!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    Wow, Celeste, the color and those precise edges… nobody does these like you. I keep saying it and it continues to be true.

  • Thanks very much, Katherine! I go after the edges because I’m fascinated by lines and curves, the structures.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, I am honored!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 3 years ago

    This is beautiful and magical. Lovely.

  • Thanks, Brenda! I took a lot of photos of these flowers before I got one that I liked well enough to share. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thank you, Andrea!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Celeste. This makes me think of some undersea creature.
    Congratulations on your feature:-)

  • Thanks very much, Brenda. It does look a little like an undersea creature, petals = tentacles. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! Beautiful!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Great composition and your tender heart make this beautiful artwork, thank you to share and inspire:)
    Best regards,

  • Thank you, Sunny! I appreciate your visit and comment.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jenni77
    Jenni77about 3 years ago

    cool photo, love the colours

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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