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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 12 October 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

That's what this one is called.

Swan Island Dahlia Festival

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

PATRICK from miramas, France

magnific 5****

12 Oct 2012 5:17am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors & lights!

12 Oct 2012 5:40am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Terrific capture and love the colours and details!

12 Oct 2012 6:22am

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

excellent frame focus and background light and colors

12 Oct 2012 6:26am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

I love the colors in the background, very nice. Have a good day.

12 Oct 2012 6:43am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

This one is my favorite !!

12 Oct 2012 7:22am

L'angevine from Angers, France

elle est d'une beauté

12 Oct 2012 7:34am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love the clarity.. beautiful series.

12 Oct 2012 7:37am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


12 Oct 2012 7:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

12 Oct 2012 7:59am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec l'insecte noir dans ce couer jaune et les pétales rouge grandisoe macro.

12 Oct 2012 8:57am

VisuElle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A pure beauty

12 Oct 2012 9:08am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Magnificent !

12 Oct 2012 10:00am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Grandioses Licht und Farben.

12 Oct 2012 10:50am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Oh i love this one beautiful

12 Oct 2012 11:45am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning and vivid shot - reminds me of a fireworks wheel.

12 Oct 2012 12:18pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Splendide et d'excellente qualité!

12 Oct 2012 12:23pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very beautiful, like the bokeh also.

12 Oct 2012 1:38pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


12 Oct 2012 2:40pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine and very different looking blossom. An impressive close in shot with detail and excellent color.

12 Oct 2012 3:46pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great colours & light !

12 Oct 2012 4:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Splendid. Gorgeous colours and amazing details. Excellent. Love it. :)

12 Oct 2012 5:22pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

wow Steve, this is gorgeous image . I wonder what did you use for processing ! Cannot believe it is so shiny and nice directly from camera ;)

12 Oct 2012 6:09pm

@Mariana Maoduš: This doesn't look dramatically different form the original file. I usually do some contrast tweaks. Here, I also put in a vignette.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful unique bloom with attractive colors, light and background! Fantastic photo!

12 Oct 2012 6:28pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Until now this one is my favorite of this amazing series, the shape and colors are just wonderful ... Outstanding photo, light and focus are absolutely gorgeous !!!

12 Oct 2012 6:30pm

Florence from Paris, France

Oh I see what you mean. It's lovely Steve and your title is exquisite. :-)

12 Oct 2012 6:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Stunning rich colour and detail in this shot Steve! Bravo! ;-)

12 Oct 2012 6:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

That is such a gorgeous flower. The vivid color and texture is amazing. The bee is an added bonus.

12 Oct 2012 8:16pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

An art piece!

12 Oct 2012 8:25pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

OMG! Stunning detail with beautifully rich colors captured here!

12 Oct 2012 9:03pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

is beautiful is like announcing the day, like give away joy, as life-giving. is beautiful. a kiss. Alejandra

12 Oct 2012 11:33pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow :-)
Amazing...and so sharp !! Loved - love seeing this again and again..Th bee there must be having a whale of a time

13 Oct 2012 12:05am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

a perfect shot.

13 Oct 2012 12:14am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

That's a WoW!

13 Oct 2012 12:46am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. wonderful bokeh

13 Oct 2012 1:16am

Z from Shanghai, China

a really fine image !

13 Oct 2012 2:44am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

An incredibly enchanting flower... interesting name!:-) Very beautifully composed and rendered! Have a lovely weekend Steve!

13 Oct 2012 2:59am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful flower. Fly is a fun detail.

13 Oct 2012 3:54am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Very very beautiful:)

13 Oct 2012 4:02am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Beautiful pattern, bokeh works really well on this photo.

13 Oct 2012 4:32am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! Another terrific image. The detail and clarity is simply awesome. I don't think I've ever seen one of these flowers before - it's beautiful.

13 Oct 2012 7:17am

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful pattern on these petals! i wonder if i will find a similar one ...

13 Oct 2012 7:10pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Luscious. One of my favorites of this series !!

14 Oct 2012 7:59pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is a magnificent shot!

15 Oct 2012 7:19am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

these are some exotic flowers you saw here.. great catch! :)

16 Oct 2012 4:36pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Somebody has gotten on the Wheel and cannot go away.....Very decorative dahlia!

21 Oct 2012 6:17am

janina from Australia

Simply beautiful, and the flower is lovely too! Excellent work.

28 Oct 2012 3:47am

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Congratulations Steve,
This picture full of details is among the best pictures of the week.
Great colors too!

29 Oct 2012 3:13pm

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