Delicate grace of a delphinium blossom by Celeste Mookherjee

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In one section of the Shakespeare Garden at The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, is a wonderful array of delphiniums in a variety of colors (in bloom in early May). The flower stalks were so tall that I was able to capture macros like this one at eye level! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/100 sec., ISO 500, cloudy)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (June 2014)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (May 2012)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “The Colour Purple" in Blooms group (June 2014)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Shades of Mauve” challenge in Artistic Flowers group (October 2013)

Top 10 in “Larkspur & Water Lily – July Birth Flowers” in Enchanted Flowers group (July 2012)

Winner of “Friendly Challenge #5 – Delphinium” in 3D – Daffodils, Dahlias & Dandelions group (May 2012)

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

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 3 years ago

    So much wonderful detail Celeste!!! This is just beautiful!!

  • Thank you very much, Sharon!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    ..that’s my kind of macro..macro at eye level…this is classic you, Celeste..just gorgeous..

  • Thanks, Katherine! Yes, macro at eye level is a lot easier on the back and knees. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 3 years ago

    Celeste, very nice work……..

  • Thanks very much, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 3 years ago

    Simply lovely — so delicate indeed

  • Thank you, Catherine! I had such a good time exploring the delphiniums at such close range!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • aprilann
    aprilannalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful and so delicate. Great job.

  • Thanks very much, April. I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Celeste! Great colour!

  • Thank you, Elizabeth! The colors were really gorgeous!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsalmost 3 years ago

    Oh this is just gorgeous. Love it. The center is expecially interesting.

  • Thanks very much, Sandra! I agree about the centers. I also photographed some that were a very deep blue with dark centers – quite fascinating!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning shot, well composed. Amazing the detail you have here!

  • Thanks very much, Jan! My macro lens is very good with detail, providing I handle it well. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenalmost 3 years ago

    flower with feathers, and these colors straight from heaven, I like that you gave it the delicate expression here Celeste to contain it’s gentle beauty! I always take a deeper breath when I look at your flowers, I’m inhaling beauty, lol!

  • Thank you, Angelika! I like that – flower with feathers, quite apt. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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