FEATURED in Nature’s Symphony of Trees and Flowers – 7th June 2011
FEATURED in Color Me A Rainbow – 14th June, 2011
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Nikon D90 using Nikon 60mm Micro Lens
f/3.2 – 1/1600 – ISO 200

I spent a very lazy day laying in some heather fields at Puttenham Common, Surrey. I love working close-up and using a wide aperture.

Quite pleased with the way they turned out :o)

932 views to date – 20th August, 2012

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macro, sunset, heather, flowers, micro, close up, red, orange, grass, soft focus, nature, romantic


  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 3 years ago

    So pretty and so delicate. Lovely warm colours.

  • Melanie Simmonds
    Melanie Simmondsover 3 years ago

    Thank you so much Lyn, your comments are really appreciated :o)

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 3 years ago

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetover 3 years ago

    Lovely tones and DOF!

  • Aw! Thank you Simone :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous. Love the color. It has a magical feel to it.

  • This is my first feature :o) thank you so much! I’m really pleased :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thanks Andrea :o) that’s really kind of you!

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately place your fantastic image into the Orange challenge and good luck! Dee

  • Wow!! Thanks Diane :o) I’m honoured!! I’ve just submitted my work into the Orange Challenge. Wish me luck :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you ever so much :o)

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    lovely work, feels whimsical

  • Your kind words are much appreciated Angela :o) thank you!!

    – Melanie Simmonds

  • Geoffrey Dunn
    Geoffrey Dunnabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful depth of colour and razor thin DOF … nice.

  • Thanks again Geoffrey :o) I was quite pleased with this one. It made the whole day out well worth it!

    – Melanie Simmonds

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