Bird of paradise, that is! This image is from a visit to my local botanic garden when I was fortunate to find some very fresh blooms and spent a lot of time exploring parts and details instead of trying to capture an entire flower. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/4, 1/125 sec., ISO 100, open shade, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (February 2013)

Top 10 in “Group Avatar/Facebook Page Image” challenge in Art for Sale group (May 2012)

Winner of “Our New Member the Crane Lily Challenge” in All Glorious Lilies (May 2012)

Featured in International Women’s Photography (1 August 2013)

Featured in THE GROUP (19 April 2012)

Featured in Nature’s Paintbrush (18 April 2012)

Featured in Flower in Macro (17 April 2012)

Featured in JPG Cast-Offs (16 April 2012)

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

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Outstanding shot! The colors and selective detail are wonderful!

  • Thanks very much, Glenn! I’m glad you appreciate my abstract approach for this one!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenover 2 years ago

    beautiful colors Celeste…heavenly visual indeed, aloha:)

  • Thank you very much, Angelika! I love the drama of this flower!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Wonderful colours. Love the pov.

  • Thanks very much, Joy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joel Fourcard
    Joel Fourcardover 2 years ago

    Beautiful angle, superb colors and contrast, great capture

  • Thank you, Joel, so glad you like this one!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • teresalynwillis
    teresalynwillisover 2 years ago

    Beauatiful composition & colors.

  • Thanks very much, Teresa! I appreciate your kind comment.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonover 2 years ago

    Fantastic macro work! Love the detail and colours, very well done!

  • Thanks so much, Matt! I really enjoy working with flowers in this intimate and slightly abstract way.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Taneover 2 years ago

    So beautiful!! Lovely macro, Celeste.

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    What a color combo…blue and orange…so vibrant and well taken, Celeste, and I don’t think that that blue is an easy exposure….your eye, that Zuiko maco lens and your steadiness really are a perfect trio…!

  • Thank you, Katherine! These colors are across from each other on a color wheel, so they make quite a strong statement.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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