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Deep purple drama

Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

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As a member of my local botanic garden, one of the perks is that I can enter early (8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m.), and that extra hour can make a real difference in both light and catching the results of morning watering, or dew, or rain. This dramatic purple dahlia was still wet from an early morning shower, early sun was already strong, and my homemade diffuser made all the difference in capturing rich detail in the dark-colored petals. (If you look closely, you can find multiple reflections of my diffuser in this image.) (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/100 sec., ISO 1600, diffused morning sun, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (October 2012)

Top 10 in “Featured in September 2014” challenge in Featured for a Challenge group (October 2014)

Top 10 in “August Featured Member’s Challenge” in Closeups in Nature group (October 2014)

Top 10 in “Purple, Magenta, Green, Yellow Flowers” challenge in Backyard Macro and Closeups group (March 2014)

Top 10 in “Purple Flowers” challenge in #1 Favorites group (March 2014)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “The Color Purple” challenge in High Quality Images group (July 2013)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Purple Flowers” challenge in Monochrome in Color (November 2012)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Purple Dahlia” challenge in 2D – Daffodils & Dahlias group (August 2011)

Featured in Featured for a Challenge – 10 Features (11 September 2014)

Featured in Perfect Harmonies (28 August 2014)

Featured in Closeups in Nature (26 August 2014)

Featured in We Sell Art…Best of the best art (26 August 2014)

Featured in Backyard Macro & Closeups (6 April 2014)

Featured in #1 Favorites (22 March 2014)

Featured in Artistic Flowers (24 June 2013)

Featured in Blooms – All Seasons Flowers (29 November 2012)

Featured in Monochrome in Color (21 October 2012)

Featured in Best of RedBubble (5 January 2012)

Featured in 2D – Daffodils & Dahlias (11 August 2011)

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