Cosmos flowers were blooming abundantly at the edge of the Children’s Garden at my local botanical garden. I liked the way this isolated bloom stood out against pastel bokeh formed by additional pink cosmos flowers and some blue plumbago. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, midday sun, handheld)

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Top 10 in "Looking under the Flower” challenge in Backyard Macro and Closeups group (July 2014)

Top 10 in “Pink flowers” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (January 2014)

Top 10 in “Sunshine” challenge in Country Gardens Come Grow With Us group (August 2013)

Co-winner of “Bokeh” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (September 2012)

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

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    This is such a delightful composition and your care in composing this has really reaped rewards . . .beautiful Celeste . . .x

  • Teresa, thanks very much for your wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done – both the streaks of light and shade colour in the petals and the wonderful bokeh of the background.

  • Thank you, Bette, for the wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stantonover 2 years ago

    Very nice, so pretty.

  • Thank you very much, Margaret!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous….you just can’t beat a Cosmos for color and they make you happy to boot!!!! That’s also some seriously outstanding bokeh…so nice the way the light is hitting the petals too….definitely a fave…

  • Thanks so much, Katherine! I love photographing cosmos flowers because they love the camera.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Fabulous color and lighting! Love the transparency of the blossom!

  • Thanks very much, Angie! These flowers are such a delight!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Wow, superb capture Celeste! What rich color. Fave

  • Thank you very much, Glenn! Cosmos flowers come in some wonderful colors.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    beautiful !!!!

  • Thanks very much, Angel!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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