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Nikkon D7000
Tamron 90mm macro lens
natural sunlight

The long awaited spring first bud of the dahlia flower in my garden.

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Awesome macro shot!

  • Thanks so much Istvan for your lovely comment and fav : )
    Weather is odd here.It was very sunny last week and all the buds are out early.
    I hope to see some insects but no sign of any critters yet.

    – patcheah

  • homesick
    homesickover 2 years ago

    fantastic :-)

  • Nice to hear from you again and I am glad that you like this.Thanks for the lovely comment and fav : )

    – patcheah

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 2 years ago

    What a marvellous capture! Beautiful clarity, colours and details!

  • Thanks so much Mike for your encouraging comment and fav, much appreciated. It almost look good enough to eat like a fruit : )

    – patcheah

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – patcheah

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 2 years ago
  • Thanks for the honour of this feature from your lovely group,my first banner from you : ) greatly appreciated.

    – patcheah

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 2 years ago

    Wow! great capture and what a stunning image!! Congratulations on being featured!

  • Thanks Marie for visiting ,your nice comment ,congrats and fav,much appreciated : )

    – patcheah

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    I love this image! What an eye, great! Congratulations!

  • Thanks Glenn for the nice comment and congrats : )

    – patcheah

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Ainsley for this lovely feature,your nice comment and fav,greatly appreciated : )

    – patcheah

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 2 years ago

    That is one incredible closeup! What delightful color and amazing textures!

  • Thanks Joanne for dropping by and your lovely comment : )

    – patcheah

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful detail and colors!! Congrats on your well deserved features!!

  • Thanks so much Kristi for your nice comment,congrats and fav : )

    – patcheah

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