With open heart by steppeland

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My dad’s garden
Belgium, East Flanders


Anemone hupehensis ( wikipedia ) , commonly known as the Chinese or Japanese anemone, thimbleweed, or windflower
A beautiful, white flower with countless orange stamen – an open heart, touched by the sun…

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/750 sec, f. 8,0 mm
focal length 55 mm , ISO 200
Date: Oct. 09, 2010
TAGS:backyard, garden, nature, chinese japanese anemone, thimbleweed, windflower, flowers, vibrant , white, orange, heart, petals, stamen, macro, close up, my_dads_garden, steppeland

Challenge Winner
Challenge winner in a three fold tie in The heart of a flower – Extreme close-ups (Oct. 15, 2011)
Challenge winner in A touch of yellow – Pastels and whites (Jan. 23, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts for organizing the challenges, and to all who voted!

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in #1 Artists of RB: All in the details (Sept. 2, 2011)
Featured in Dutch Showcase (Sept. 4, 2011)
Top10 in Enchanted flowers – White flower (Aug. 8, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

See more
See more of my flowers
See more of my My dad’s garden collection

You can now also search my portfolio using
Steppeland Thematic Catalogue

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Inner beauty – Thank you card


backyard, garden, nature, chinese japanese anemone, thimbleweed, windflower, flowers, vibrant, white, orange, heart, petals, stamen, macro, close up, my_dads_garden, steppeland, ft10 cw, hhh aaa

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 3 years ago

    Terrific macro!!

  • Thank you so much, Pauline!

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxabout 3 years ago

    Een beauty, Steppe!
    Geldt trouwens ook voor de serie hiernaast!

  • Dank je wel, Hans! Fine avond! :)

    – steppeland

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleabout 3 years ago

    another gorgeous floral image! with a sublime light

  • Thank you, sweetie, you’re so kind and encouraging – your compliments mean a lot! (hug)

    – steppeland

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 3 years ago

    Oh My gosh, this is so gorgeous…..I just love it….I have to look at the others too……then back to work.

  • Aww, thank you, Elizabeth! Happy you like it! :)

    – steppeland

  • pdophoto
    pdophotoabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful captured macro. Lovely light and nice bokeh.
    Well done.

  • Thank you so much for the great comment, it means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • vividpeach
    vividpeachabout 3 years ago

    Love the light and focus on this shot, nice!

  • Hi, Vividpeach! Welcome on Redbubble! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Happy you like my work. I had a look at your portfolio too, and saw a great selection of marvellous work already! Hope you’ll feel soon at home here!

    – steppeland

  • vividpeach
    vividpeachabout 3 years ago

    Thank you MUCH!! Thank you for the VERY encouraging comment!

  • pat gamwell
  • Thank you, Pat! I feel so honoured to have this work added to such a great features-gallery… Awesome!

    – steppeland

  • ienemien
    ienemienabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Gefeliciteerd!
    Congratulations with your feature, you can also find it every Sunday in
    Dutch Showcase Group Messages

    Enjoy your week in the spotlight!
    Warm Greetings from Ien … Bye

  • Ooh, dank je wel, Ien, voor de feature! Altijd een grote eer! Mijn dag kan alweer niet meer stuk! :D

    Thanks a lot for the feature – it’s truly a great honour. You made my day!

    Happy Sunday!

    – steppeland

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