Joyful cosmos by Celeste Mookherjee

This fancy double cosmos caught my attention with the way it embraced the afternoon sun and seemed to light up its little spot in the garden. Befitting its purity, this cosmos is only minimally processed, and then I added a very soft and subtle vignette. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/16, 1/400 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun, handheld)

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

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Valerie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Her best white party dress – and you have shown it off beautifully, Celeste.

  • Thanks very much for the great comment, Bette!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 2 years ago

    Beautifully detailed white in bright light. Excellent work!

  • White in the sun can be tricky, but as you can see from the shadows, the light wasn’t harsh. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Chris!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    Beautiful white and lovely detail highlighted by the sun . .. .a lovely image Celeste . . x

  • Thank you, Teresa, for the great comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 2 years ago

    Wow, this certainly caught my eye as well! How beautiful! Must add double cosmos to my garden next year! Love you composition and presentation, that yellow center is like a little sun amidst the clouds of white petals!

  • Many thanks, Joanne! The double cosmos was a new one to me as well, and this garden has tons of cosmos flowers in many locations.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    Well, Celeste, This is stunning. The light and shadows on those petals Is just beautiful! The detail and color of that yellow center so striking – as usual, exceptional photography!

  • Thank you so much, Katherine! This flower was a real eye-catcher among its relatives.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • goddarb
    goddarbover 2 years ago

    And I find white difficult to capture- You do it with ease and beautifully!

  • Thank you for dropping by! Yes, white is notoriously difficult, so it takes lots of practice under different lighting conditions to find out what works. If your camera has a histogram feature, learn to use it, as it will tell you whether you have fully exposed the light values without overexposing them.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Wonderful soft shadows and contrasting yellow and white…:o)

  • Thomas, thanks very much! Yes, the soft shadows are a lot prettier than harsh ones.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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