Graceful dahlia petals by Celeste Mookherjee

No question, I have fallen in love with dahlias thanks to the amazing variety of these wonderful flowers at my local botanical garden. This one is a great example of the qualities I love: delicate color gradations and graceful petal shapes. Of course the tiny drops of morning dew are a beautiful bonus. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO 100, morning sun, handheld)

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Nominated to VaVoom’s A Tribute to Women exhibition

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Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Pretty in Pink” challenge in Shapes and Patterns group (August 2014)

Winner of “Petal Power” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (March 2012)

Featured in Zingers (29 October 2011)

Featured in In the Pink (4 November 2011)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 3 years ago

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 3 years ago

    A Celeste masterpiece . . . .what more can I say just that this is sublime . . .

  • Thank you, Teresa! I’m so happy it speaks to you.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Wow! Lovely detail. Gorgeously artistic.

  • Thanks very much, Maggie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    Nice abstract, I love all the convolutions, random angles of the petals. The color is wonderful!

  • Thank you, Chris. I find close-up petal studies endlessly fascinating.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Sharp details and good colors

  • Thank you, John! Dahlias are always great subjects.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thanks, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    Celeste, this is absolutely magnificent….those petal shapes are so defined and the lighting and color – particularly viewed large – is exceptional…beautiful work.

  • And it’s pink. :) Thanks very much, Katherine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Celeste.

  • Thank you, Julie! I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Excellent ! Really Beautiful artwork and I love it my friend:)
    Great idea and wonderful arrangement.
    Thank you to inspire million friends and me.
    Best regards,
    For your beautiful day;Nature Quote of the Day
    Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
    Edward Abbey

  • Thanks very much for your visit and comment, Sunny!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Celeste!

  • Thank you, Jens!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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