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The first morning of 2012 was a quiet one at my local botanical garden and seemed to me the perfect way to start a new year. A small patch of love-in-the-mist surprised me last week, growing in a raised bed in part of the garden where volunteers plant whatever they like. I returned to that patch today, as I love these strange and fantastic flowers. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/100 sec., ISO 500, morning sun)

Featured in Artistic Flowers (20 October 2012)

Featured in Olympus and Four Thirds Group (14 January 2012)

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

  • Please note: as of January 3, 2012, RedBubble has discontinued laminated prints.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsabout 3 years ago

    Only you can have Nigella in January, Celeste.
    Here in Canada we got wind and snow…
    Beautiful work.

  • Thanks, Eby! Yes, we have a big difference in climate. Even so, I was really surprised (and delighted) to see these blooming, as they are not in season here either.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Nice find and capture! Beautiful lighting! Are these also called Love in the Mist?

  • Thanks very much, Angie! Yes, these are known as love-in-the-mist. “Nigella damascena” is the botanical name.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    I love these flowers Celeste and this is such a lovely study

  • Thanks so much,Teresa!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thank you, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    Such beautiful flowers and the blue is so attractive and great lighting too….sounds like you started your year in your favorite way….if this is your first shot of 2012 you have set your bar mighty high…..

  • Flowers love morning light, and I love whatever makes the flowers look their best. :) This is not my very first shot of the year but part of my first set of the year. The fact that the set includes a Nigella is unusual and special.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 3 years ago

    Lovely! and beautifully captured:-)

  • Thank you, Leslie! Nigellas are favorites of mine, and I end to give them special attention.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful looking and great capture. I love your lighting.

  • Thanks very much, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • dizzy5184
    dizzy5184about 3 years ago

    This week Celeste I promised myself to steer away from flowers/nature (as I think I like them too much) but I just could not help myself with this shot of yours haha. The colours, lighting but especially the depth of field are just perfect as always with your work!

  • Thanks very much for the feature, Darryl! Of course I’m biased, but I don’t think you can like flowers too much. :) You chose a varied group for features, and I’m honored to be among them.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

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