CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

With amateur photography skills and maybe a little of pure serendipity I just Take Aim and Shoot. Hope you enjoy the results.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dried Orange Star Bloom

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Linking to Today's Flowers and Macro Monday.

40 comments:

Denise said...

Hi Carletta, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Thank you for sharing this lovely photo, the flowers are very pretty, love the orange and yellow combination.

Frank... said...

A well thought out shot - love the colours, Carletta...

chubskulit said...

She still exudes beauty even when dried.

My entry

Luna Miranda said...

it looks so frail and delicate. a beautiful photo.

Rajesh said...

Simply beautiful.

Modern Mom said...

It still looks beautiful.

Red Sponges

Indrani said...

Excellent focus.

Gine said...

Toute en grâce, malgré la mort !

diane b said...

Nice shot. Good composition and depth of field. Colour is good too.

Carver said...

Lovely shot and it reminds me that flowers are beautiful in all of their stages.

Mama Zen said...

This is really lovely!

Kerri said...

Gorgeous!
There is so much beauty to be seen - even in the decay of a wildflower!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful! I'm amazed at how much of the bright color the blooms have retained as they dry.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

jewaicious said...

What a beautiful capture of the flower, showing loveliness in its state of leaving us.

Meeha Meeha said...

The colors in this pic are wonderful, Carletta (great focus, as well)! Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my scented freesia :)

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous in every way!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, you have dried ones too. It is also very nice.

SandyCarlson said...

Delicate and beautiful just the way it is. Flowers in every stage of their being are fascinating.

Thanks for your thoughtful and encouraging comment on my blog.

Autumn Belle said...

Such a beautiful orange flower. You have capture it well!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful shot!

MM

Ebie said...

Hmmm, I've been all over gardens and wildflower hunting, but I have not seen this.

Love your macro.

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eden said...

Great macro shot.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that’s a really nice image.

I don’t think it will be too long before you get some spring!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Herding Cats said...

Gorgeous! I love the papery texture of the petals

Ellie said...

That's a very pretty shot.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Nature's perfection...and you've captured it for eternity!!

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Izabela said...

Very nice, intimate portrait of the flower. I like its bright colors, and the simple composition.

Rebecca said...

It is hard to make something dead look beautiful...but you did a great job!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photo.

Regards and best wishes

Gattina said...

That's really a gorgeous picture !

Scott F said...

Beautiful shot, great detail and colour and nice composition too.

kaye said...

how beautiful

Laura said...

carletta this is gorgeous!

Kala said...

Gorgeous light, tones, and selective focus Carletta.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Very nice macro shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Perfect colors -- and picture. There's probably something profound somewhere in here to say about seeing beauty in fading things, but I am fading too fast to say it!

Rose said...

I really like this...love the colors.

Kateri said...

Even dried it is still lovely in form and color.

Marie said...

That is a really amazing photo, Carletta. I'm very impressed!

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