This pod of bursting agapanthus buds was inaccessible and growing against the wall of an area restaurant, but my zoom lens had enough reach to capture it. (Blue bokeh from fully open agapanthus blossoms, deep red bokeh from part of the restaurant’s brick wall.) (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom, f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 400 in shade, handheld)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Celeste.

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

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 2 years ago

    Great detail – these are so photogenic

  • Thank you, Rosalie! I agree about the photogenic quality of agapanthus. They are so full of possibilities!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    What you can do with a hand-held camera – even with a long lens! The buds look ready to burst forth, as you say,Celeste.

  • Thank you very much, Bette! I couldn’t do this without image stabilization, which is especially helpful with a long lens mounted.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Stunning color and detail! Great capture!

  • Thanks very much, Glenn! I was lucky with the background colors, as I think they make a big difference here.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    …this is just beyond fabulous, Celeste…all those little bursting buds and that lovely color…so sharp and just reach and and touchable…

  • Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment, Katherine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image!!

  • Thank you, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    I love agapanthus and this is such a beautiful study of this lovely flower . . . .x

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Teresa!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    This is such a beautiful image, Celeste.

  • Thank you very much, Eby!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...over 2 years ago

    Brilliant image Celeste!

  • Thank you for your very kind comment, Elizabeth!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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