Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beauty, wide and close

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I have walked by this tall flowering shrub for two springtimes now, on my way to the morning bus or at the beginning of my walk to the second bus, a little over a mile away. I think it's a camellia, but I'm not certain. I do know for sure that it is beautiful and difficult to photograph because the flowers are so white and the leaves are so green.
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13 comments:

AVCR8TEUR said...

I think you did a great job photographing it. It's like a flower within a flower.

BouBou's said...

What a fascinating flower! I've never seen one where the petals lined up like that, layer after layer. Beautifully photographed.

A.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You did a great job on this flower and it is soft enough to see the details and not hard enough to make the edges vivid. Nice work.

Jim said...

Are you sure this isnt from the top of a cake? It looks perfect.

isabella said...

Perfection! Both the flower and your photo!

smilnsigh said...

I salute you! A white flower is soooo hard to photograph! What a wonderful job you did though.

And look at the symmetry! Wow...

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine
Smilnsigh

Jana said...

Beautiful photo! The petals are perfectly aligned.

Neva said...

I love the macro shots.....I am just trying some.....this is a beautiful flower.

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous photo ... nobody has answered what it is, so I googled it and can't answer either!! Beautiful shots!

Current EventsTees said...

Judging from the leaves, it does look like a camellia, which are in full bloom in the Pacific NW right now. The pointy petals are a little unusual, but beautiful!!!

WendyB said...

Stunning.

artisbliss said...

It's a camellia, all right. I found your blog through Mrs. Nesbitt's and am particularly interested because my husband is from Portland and we lived there from 1985-97. It's fun to see photos of places I recognize!

Dragonstar said...

Oh wow! What beautiful photos - particularly that second one!