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Take Me to Your Leader

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 10 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A small Lotus interlude.

Beautiful Bali

Harry from Apex, United States

Your strong vignetting really highlights the area of interest in this photo.

10 Jun 2012 5:31am

k@ from Paris, France

Like a mike, a sprinkler head, a gentle alien face... Beautiful are your colors and how it spring out of them.

10 Jun 2012 5:46am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Beautiful coloured pod

10 Jun 2012 5:50am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautifully done, I like this strange image of the flower

10 Jun 2012 5:57am

PATRICK from miramas, France


10 Jun 2012 6:05am

farNaaz from Germany

So many eyes for looking the beauty of our planet .
Effective shot .

10 Jun 2012 6:18am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Little green man with lots of eyes, great shot

10 Jun 2012 6:26am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

the little red eyes are all looking at the center.....

10 Jun 2012 6:41am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A lovely soft shot....a funny title. And it's not even Tuesday !

10 Jun 2012 6:44am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe macroa vec ce petit points rouge sueprbe.
Belle journée

10 Jun 2012 6:48am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful light and colors. Have a ncie day.

10 Jun 2012 6:51am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

A small lotus. Wahou. Beautiful picture

10 Jun 2012 7:12am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent image, colors and theme

10 Jun 2012 7:37am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame

10 Jun 2012 7:44am

NicoleA from Aix en Provence, France

so nice Steve !

10 Jun 2012 8:00am

Florence from Paris, France

I indusputably agree with Karine. An alien face, quite a cure one. The colors of the flowers + the hint in the background deliver an exquisite association. 5 big stars for you Steve dear. :-)

10 Jun 2012 8:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolis détails ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

10 Jun 2012 8:19am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful heart of lotus

10 Jun 2012 8:23am

l'Angevine from France

j'adore ce coeur

10 Jun 2012 8:46am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful image! Superb colors!

10 Jun 2012 8:56am

Alisha from Bielefeld, Germany

beautiful photo!

10 Jun 2012 9:41am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe coeur !! beau traitement !

10 Jun 2012 10:19am

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

This is adorable, Steve. I love it.

10 Jun 2012 11:01am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Really superb.

10 Jun 2012 11:10am

Z from Shanghai, China

So simple but impressive. Nicely done...

10 Jun 2012 11:42am

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Very funny title, it makes you "look at a story" in the picture...and it works!

10 Jun 2012 12:12pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wow, this really does look other-worldly! It almost looks like a cartoon picture! Great shot!

10 Jun 2012 12:36pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nicely graphic ! well done !

10 Jun 2012 12:47pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

so is that a microphone, hum?

10 Jun 2012 12:47pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a nice heart ! Steve !

10 Jun 2012 2:06pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful Lotus alien. Wonderful image and title. :)

10 Jun 2012 2:16pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Great job & lovely shot. Good luck !!!

10 Jun 2012 2:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

LOVE the title. What a great shot! Love the angle and the detail.

10 Jun 2012 2:31pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A very successful image. I like the detail and color with a helpful reduction in brilliance around the edges of the shot.

10 Jun 2012 2:49pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I think that it is a flower. I have not seein it before. It is beautiful.

10 Jun 2012 2:58pm

franz from Baden, Austria

indeed ... the multi-eyed alien from outer space ... ;-))
brilliant image, great title !!

10 Jun 2012 4:15pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Beautiful image, love the colors !

10 Jun 2012 4:33pm

Victoria from Sweden

Beautiful photo!

10 Jun 2012 5:06pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

Love your series of lotus and this alone heart with his eyes which look at us!

10 Jun 2012 5:32pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Gorgeous soft colors!!
Like a lot of little eyes watching me .............. ;-))

10 Jun 2012 5:33pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

That's really cool.... it looks like a showerhead for Kermit the frog. :) It could almost be alien too, they look like a bunch of eyes looking in all directions. A great capture... love the colors & detail.... leave it to nature to come up with something so unique!

10 Jun 2012 5:44pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I will never look at a lotus the same again.

10 Jun 2012 5:45pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful !

10 Jun 2012 6:07pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

it's like a shower head, but it's as you say, there's something alien-like about this.. :) nice catch!

10 Jun 2012 8:53pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

5 stars for this superb abstract image, top notch processing.

10 Jun 2012 9:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very cool

10 Jun 2012 9:49pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

This looks almost abstract ... Beautiful photo of this detail and fabulous processing !!!

10 Jun 2012 10:13pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I LOVE this!! Glad I remembered to swing by :-) Stay well, Steve!

11 Jun 2012 1:17am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

nice shot and bokeh, unusual flower, I have the same part of a pot of flower in wood, from I don't remember where...

11 Jun 2012 2:40am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Sweet! Otherworldly.

11 Jun 2012 2:55am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

ahahah!! Nice idea the title!! And nice shot too!

11 Jun 2012 5:54am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great capture!

11 Jun 2012 7:12am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful capture! The vignetting really brings out the colours and details.
Congratulations on the Colour Spotlight! Well deserved!

11 Jun 2012 4:41pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Congratulations on this well deserved Color Spotlight !!!

11 Jun 2012 4:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

11 Jun 2012 5:10pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Congrats on the Color Spotlight with this lotus head. They are, indeed, odd-looking creations !

11 Jun 2012 5:47pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

bravo pour ce superbe spotlight !!:)

11 Jun 2012 6:14pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Congratulations! :)

11 Jun 2012 6:31pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Congratulations for this well deserved spotlight... Well done :)

11 Jun 2012 6:54pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great close up.

11 Jun 2012 8:53pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Color Spotlight ;) Congratulation !

11 Jun 2012 10:51pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Congrats on the color spotlight.

12 Jun 2012 1:36am

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Congrats to you on the Spotlight Steve... a perfect choice!

12 Jun 2012 2:53am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

very this!

12 Jun 2012 3:31am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

a super image! The soft cloud of colour behind the lotus pod sets it off beautifully

12 Jun 2012 4:34am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

great macro, unusual shape!

12 Jun 2012 6:47am

Pernelle from Ville d, France

sweet !

12 Jun 2012 6:54am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid composition, great image. Congrats for the Color Spotlight. Good day.

12 Jun 2012 7:04am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom


12 Jun 2012 7:24am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the colors spotlight.

12 Jun 2012 7:30am

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from ~ ici ou là ~, France

incroyable ! C'est magnifique !

12 Jun 2012 8:31am

Nina Lea Photography from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Awesome shot! Great detail and color - as with your previous lotus shots, just beautiful. Congratulations on the spotlight!

12 Jun 2012 1:30pm

JOHN from United States

gorgeous capture.

12 Jun 2012 4:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

congratulations, steve ! the aliens have it ;-))

12 Jun 2012 7:09pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation on your spotlight!

12 Jun 2012 9:36pm

Céline from New York, United States

Congrats on the color spotlight! Cool shot with great vignetting!

12 Jun 2012 10:02pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light and color! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

13 Jun 2012 1:21am

Roland Theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

A beautiful photo that I like that!

13 Jun 2012 9:28pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent shooting and processing - congrats on the Spotlight, Steve!

14 Jun 2012 2:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

congrats on the Spotlight, Steve!

14 Jun 2012 5:52am

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

Splendid work Steve, just deserved !!!

16 Jun 2012 5:28am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Great title and image.

16 Jun 2012 6:12am

Loretta from South Africa

Lovely shot!

17 Jun 2012 11:51am

Mavemicka from Dumaguete City, Philippines

nice shot here my friend....

19 Jun 2012 12:17pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Congratulations Steve,
This beautiful shot is among the best pictures of the week. I also especially appreciated your funny title. Thank you

25 Jun 2012 10:37pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

I like especially the atmosphere and delicate soft tones... It's a little bit mysterious and strange...

10 Jul 2012 12:01pm

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