New cosmos bloom awakening by Celeste Mookherjee

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This opening cosmos bud caught my eye for the petal detail and the bright beauty of yellow blossoms in the background (I think they may have been coreopsis). (Olympus E-5 & 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/100 sec., ISO 320, overcast, handheld) Textures courtesy of Kim Klassen Café.

Co-winner of “A Flower Just Before Blooming”: challenge in Backyard Macro and Closeups group (same number of votes as winner, although group does not recognize ties) (June 2014)

Top 10 in “Pink Bud” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (April 2014)


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  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    beautiful . . . .

  • Oh my, you are quick! Thanks very much, Lorilee.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • SmoothBreeze7
    SmoothBreeze7about 3 years ago

    amazing…with smooth blur…..

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    Celeste, this is very beautiful . . . .the detail is superb and the overall balance quite lovely. I love your use of the texture, a beautiful piece of work.

  • Thanks very much, Teresa. I tried a lot of textures before settling on the three I ended up using – a little here, a little there. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image Celeste.

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 3 years ago

    Another beauty, Celeste! Simple and effective. Fave!

  • Thanks very much, Chris!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 3 years ago

    beautiful work:-)

  • Thank you, Jules!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    That’s just so lovely, Celeste… that gorgeous pink color is just further enhanced by the petal detail and the glorious things to come as the petals of the bud slowly open….as you say, the yellow of the background plays off that pink so prettily also…. absolutely a stunning image, Celeste.. Hope you are on the mend.. it’s been a long road for you with your eyes… my fingers are all crossed for your continued full recovery.

  • Thanks very much, Katherine. I always enjoy your thoughtful comments. I’m definitely on the mend, and my vision is much improved with the cataract gone.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireabout 3 years ago

    Love the softness of the focus on this one and the lovely cheerful colours and brightness. Hope you are better soon. :o)

  • Thank you, Maggie. When I saw yellow flowers near the cosmos patch, I immediately saw the photographic possibilities. I’m already better, a little more so each day.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergabout 3 years ago

    This is lovely!


  • Thank you, Debra, delighted you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    a really wonderful image

  • Thank you very much, Martina!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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