Ethereal dahlia by Celeste Mookherjee

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This is from an indoor dahlia show at my local botanical garden. Lots of beautiful dahlia blooms and not much light, so it was challenging for photography and I threw away more than I kept. This is one of my best keepers. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.8, 1/100 sec., ISO 400, subdued fluorescent auditorium lighting, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (July 2013)

Featured in Monochrome in Color (5 January 2014)

Featured in Best of RedBubble (4 August 2012)

Featured in Olympus and Four Thirds Group (8 August 2011)

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    Soft and fluid! Looks like it could be cream!" Wonderful macro!

  • Thanks, Joanne. It’s a dahlia thing – some varieties do have a flow in their petals.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 3 years ago

    Edible again for me Celeste but I’m thinking meringue peaks :-) Beautiful, beautiful work . . .

  • Thank you, Teresa. Mmm, meringue – works for me!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • IngeHG
    IngeHGalmost 3 years ago

    That’s beautiful, white can be so difficult, your captured it perfectly !

  • Thanks very much, Inge. White does take some practice. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the recognition, much appreciated!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyalmost 3 years ago

    Ethereal indeed – lemon meringue pie! Congratulations on the feature.

  • Thank you very much! There is actually a dahlia variety called “Lemon Meringue” – yellow petals with white tips. I’ll be posting a photo before long.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    What a lovely wedding card this would be..Well done.Shirley

  • That’s a great idea, Shirley, thank you! I know I should add a bit of text to some of my images for special card designs.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your August 4, 2012 feature in The Best of Red Bubble places this image among the best of the best. Please visit the forum post to see the other featured artworks.

  • Thank you very much for the feature – an unexpected honor!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thanks very much, Chris! I was really surprised at the feature, as I posted this a year ago!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...almost 2 years ago

    Love the satin white beauty!

  • Thank you very much for the lovely comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Nick Boren
    Nick Borenover 1 year ago

    An amazing exposure on this white beauty Celeste… I know how hard white is to exposure for and I can see you used the lighting to your advantage here.. :-) Wonderful image..

  • Nick, thanks very much for your thoughtful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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