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I love sunflowers and had got a couple of flowers to try and photograph and experiment with as my skills have developed a little to try another go at capturing them.

Nikon D90 &18-105Vr lens
Fl 105mm
F/. 5.6
Exps 1/1250 sec
ISo 640
Uv filter

Hand held, Aperture priority,+ 4 macro screw on filter
Slight level change in Photoshop Cs 2, and sharpen edges


flowers, nature petals, macro, yellow, sunflowers

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 4 years ago

    Oh, I love those double peddle ones…….they are so awesome!!!!! This is great Karen!! Makes me smile and you gotta love that!! Did your daughter make it alright with her camera on the flight???

  • Thank you so much Elizabeth just loved the colour and detail of sunflowers, want to try some more with them. Grace and meg got to Oz fine as to the camera i am guessing so not heard other wise unless she has not taken it out yet. LOl

    – Karen Betts

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful, buttery and warm and inviting, love it! xx

  • Thank you so much Linda, the light just warmed them up so much

    – Karen Betts

  • Twisted01
    Twisted01about 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Karen. Picture perfect and such a wonderful capture :)

  • Thank you so much for your kind words Jay very appreciated.

    – Karen Betts

  • Denitsa Dabizheva
    Denitsa Dabizhevaabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully done, Karen! A sunny and delightful image.

  • Thank you so much Denitsia

    – Karen Betts

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    I like these two, too, and I’ll say your “skills have developed a little”! Wonderful to see the soft depth of field behind the beautiful yellow/gold petals.

  • Thank you Jan well thinking getting more Oh I like that image myself then urr that is no good. LOl

    – Karen Betts

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Karen- outstanding close up!!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Scott appreciated

    – Karen Betts

  • moley
    moleyabout 4 years ago

    Unusual but excellent point of view!

  • Thank you Stephen for your lovely comment just playing about with angles and images I saw through the lens

    – Karen Betts

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago

    GORGEOUS ! ! ! Great lighting and composition!

  • Ahh Kimyouare far to kind thank you : )

    – Karen Betts

  • starikarp
    starikarpabout 4 years ago

    wonderful shot!

  • Thank you so much : )

    – Karen Betts

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