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I need some warmth on a cold wintry day…

Macro detail of an orchid.

Big Island of Hawaii, USA

May 16, 2010

Canon 50D, Canon 60mm macro lens, shutter 1.3 seconds, f/2.8, exposure bias +0.67, aperture priority, ISO 100


flower, macro, whalegeek, ruttle, pink, bokeh, hawaii, orchid

It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro…such a beautiful, soft pink…Definitely some warmth in this cold winter!

  • Lynne, thank you very much. It’s frigid today and seems even more chilly after the rainy thaw of yesterday. Some Spring warmth would be nice about now. Bundle up and keep warm!!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 3 years ago

    What a room-making piece for the wall! Wow!

  • Betty, what a sweetie you are! Happy New Year to you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 3 years ago

  • :-))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    How beautiful and simple! It has a warm uplifting feel to it!

  • Hey, Dot, thank you! I’m on a kick to put more color into my world right now. It’s icy white and blue outside now, my whales are all blue and black and I craved color so here is some for a break from cetaceans. All the best!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    Hi Gina, nice for you to see such a lovely color on the cold day in Chicago..very lovely and so creative..

  • Hi, Sherri! I NEED COLOR! Just as music can instantly bring me to warm climes during winter color also has that effect on me. Warm hues are just the ticket in the midst of winter. Hope all is going well with you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 3 years ago

    love the intensity of the color and the easy on the eye shape

  • Phil, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a delightful comment. Do you know you resemble handsome Tony Bennett in your avatar image? Please forgive me for being so forward but I am struck by the resemblance..:-)) Happy New Year to you and yours!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallover 3 years ago

    gorgeous :) xxx

  • Hello, Denise! Thank you so much. I’m lovin’ your water droplets in your portfolio!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • bluerabbit
    bluerabbitover 3 years ago

    Lovely composition!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words and for having a look!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Lena Weiss
    Lena Weissover 3 years ago

    Great detail and beautiful tones :) ;)

  • Thank you, Lena! I’m in a bit of a pink mood these days..:-))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    Lovely Gina…a ray of sunshine of a grey winter day!


  • Hi, Queen of Rust! Hope your New Year is going well and continues to do so. Yes, let’s hear it for color in the midst of a monochromatic winter. All the best!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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