Tree Peony  macro by Karen  Betts

Canvas Prints

Available to buy on…

Dads back garden 29.4.2011, Harleston Norfolk Uk.
Well after sitting and watching the Royal wedding with my Mum and Dad and Grace I went and had a look round his garden as Mum Tree Peony was in flower and tried to capture it a few days prior but not happy with the images, now it was wide and petals ready to drop. Also we had the coffee table laiden with goodies so had been feasting most of the morning and early afternoon.

I even took my Tripod and used it this time this is such a stunning flower just wish I was able to do it justice, the deep pink of the petals and the detailed center. But it is a flower I will have to take more images of to really show its beauty.

Nikon D90 18-105 Vr lens
FL 105mm
EXps 1/100sec & – 1.3 step
ISo 200
Wb cloudy
Extension Tube 12

Tripod, extension tube Ap setting, in the dappled afternoon sunlight at that moment, Processed in photshop CS3 in levels, then into efex pro 3 to lift the center detail Tonal contrast, slight glamour glow to soften the effect.


flower, macro, detail, peony, pink, petals, dads flowers close up

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.

View Full Profile


  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Fantastic macro capture Karen

  • Thank you ever so much Peter just wanted to try and capture it before the petals dropped off.

    – Karen Betts

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous Karen. I love the colour, and the petals look like the fabric of an evening gown. Really lovely.

  • I will have to load a full image of it it is just so beautiful. thank you for your lovely words. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    A stunning macro capture Karen.

  • Thank you Don thought it was about time I head out with my extension tubes and tripod. Still prefer to hand hold my camera but must master tripod usage. lol

    – Karen Betts

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 3 years ago

    nice shot, like the comp

  • Thank you Simon struggling a bit as standing under dads small blossom tree. Mum would of moved it but worried the petals would of dropped off.

    – Karen Betts

  • Denitsa Dabizheva
    Denitsa Dabizhevaover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous colour and superb composition, Karen!

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 3 years ago

    great shot – beautiful work! :) Happy weekend!!

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago


  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 3 years ago

    Fantastic macro!!!!

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your TOP TEN Mini Challenge Place!! “Close Up… Really Close” 5/5/11

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    This is splendid art creation from your great talent; Such a beautiful artistic work, thank you to inspire friends:)
    Hugs someone you love, life is too short as we realized:)

    For your lovely day;

    “Love can never give too much, But those of us who love Can give in too much.”

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait