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Apache Plume

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 28 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

It was quite breezy during my visit to Sunset Crater. These silky plumes were being whipped to and fro. I finally found this one in a calm moment. The plumes are seed heads.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Part of The Great American West series.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Excellent macro, I like thes tones of colors and the detail of this plume :)

28 Feb 2010 6:05am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

jolie macro toute en finesse

28 Feb 2010 6:51am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

intense light!!!!

28 Feb 2010 7:09am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

such tiny lovely plum...LOVE IT:)

28 Feb 2010 8:45am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran


28 Feb 2010 8:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent macro and light

28 Feb 2010 9:16am

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

WOW beautiful (✿◠‿◠)❤

28 Feb 2010 9:40am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Very well taken especially in a breeze! It looks like something Alien!

28 Feb 2010 9:46am

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely, exquisite macro. Focus is really fine Steve.

28 Feb 2010 9:54am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

So elegant and fragile! Very beautiful!

28 Feb 2010 9:57am

jpdm from Pignans, France

oh yes so lighty, so clear, so beautiful

28 Feb 2010 10:54am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

You nailed this one, great light, dof and bokeh!

28 Feb 2010 12:12pm

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

lovely :)

28 Feb 2010 12:19pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

It is lovely and very delicate, Steve.

28 Feb 2010 12:35pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Beautiful macro work, wonderful detail, such an interesting plant

28 Feb 2010 12:41pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

oh yes a kind of similitude !! but yours is alive and colored :-)))

28 Feb 2010 12:44pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

très jolie macro et belle lumière ! Bon dimanche

28 Feb 2010 12:52pm

Piyush from Blacksburg, United States

Love the shot Steve. You have brilliantly captured the naughtiness of the flowers. Nice macro moment.

28 Feb 2010 2:32pm

Don from spokane, United States

The seed head made a fine subject for this close in shot. I like the detail and color in this delicate looking head. Well done.

28 Feb 2010 2:35pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful macro . Lovely colors .

28 Feb 2010 2:59pm

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Yes...a great evocation for this sun-day, a light in this grey day with got here!

28 Feb 2010 3:07pm

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

sorry...WE (but yes we have to do with it)...!!

28 Feb 2010 3:07pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful macro, love the pinkish hues in it.

28 Feb 2010 3:16pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a beautiful creation

28 Feb 2010 4:02pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Absolutely perfect!

28 Feb 2010 5:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice selective focus. Lovely color.

28 Feb 2010 6:52pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice macro

28 Feb 2010 7:48pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Wow, very very beautiful

28 Feb 2010 7:52pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

Very difficult to photograph these light flowers whipped by the wind ! very beautiful !

28 Feb 2010 8:30pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great macro ! details, soft colors and lighting are delightful ! excellent DOF and exposure ! love his name !

28 Feb 2010 9:07pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal


28 Feb 2010 9:12pm

K.B.R from Switzerland


28 Feb 2010 11:05pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

terrific DOF. so beautiful! looks quite fragile and delicate :)

1 Mar 2010 12:29am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent capture!

1 Mar 2010 1:54am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Wow excellent capture. It almost has that sea anemone feel to it!

1 Mar 2010 2:05am

Ajay from Pune, India

Simply beautiful. The DoF has really done it's wonder.

1 Mar 2010 4:18am

Céline from New York City, United States

Great DOF and light ! Beautiful shot !

1 Mar 2010 4:56am

k@ from Paris, France

The pink touch is lovely : come Spring, come !

1 Mar 2010 9:03am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

perfect image and colors

1 Mar 2010 5:28pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful light and detail!!

2 Mar 2010 8:14pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France


3 Mar 2010 5:53am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Very nice... Great boken

4 Mar 2010 9:11pm