French Marigolds or tagetes.
Nikon D7000 and a Lensbaby Composer Pro lens with double glass optic, no aperture disc. Manual focus, ISO 400, 1/200s. Captured in RAW converted to JPG via DNG. Post-pro adjustment of contrasts and exposure in CS4.

18.02.2012, 235 views.

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100views, marigold, tagetes, flower, lensbaby, floral, summer, ambre, gold, yellow

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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    Golden delicious Kasia! French Marigolds? Not African? I prefer the larger African variety.
    Super duper cool shot :o) xx

  • Thanks, Robin:-)
    They’re Kasia’s Balcony Marigolds and ideal objects on a rainy day and they seem to survive year after year no matter how much or little I water them, so my fave flowers:-)
    I just googled and they are French marigolds, so you are right, Mr. B.

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    My Fav’s too Kasia but the African variety are a lot bigger so they fill up the garden better. Not that I’ve done a lot of gardening but Marigolds get my vote :o) xx

  • They are very pretty but they’d swamp my balcony boxes…. The boxes are more than enough gardening for me and I get colour and photo opportunities thrown in:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    Reminds me of a song; living in a box, living in a cardboard box!
    If yuo listen closely enough you just might hear your Marigolds singing this one :o) xx

  • I just checked, but at the moment their singing “I can’t stand the rain” LOL. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – Kasia-D

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work Kasia …

  • Tom, Thank you…

    – Kasia-D

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 3 years ago

    Just love Tagetes not as showy as there big cousins but I like them better! Great capture!

  • Colin, I am fascinated by the different colour combinations on each bud. Each year I collect a few of my favourite heads as seeds for the next year. And the following year they provide different combinations again. What more can I ask for? Thank you for your lovely comment! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarabout 3 years ago

    Really lovely :)

  • Kasiu, bardzo dziękuję!

    – Kasia-D

  • Margi
    Margiover 2 years ago

    love it , love it Kasia, gorgeous shot and effect :)))

  • Margi, thanks for exploring in my gallery and for the fave and comment. The Lensbaby is great for such effects – I had great fun experimenting. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

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