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Comments (16)

Erwin Woenckhaus on December 6, 2008

Wow... it looks so bright and clear, superb colors John!

Could tou explain this picture for me, please ;)


Samantha Lacy on December 6, 2008

Very beautiful macro John (I think the bugs like it very much too) :)) Best wishes Sam

John Adamson on December 6, 2008

Hello Erwin, Thanks for your kind comments. The photo was taken on a calm clear morning, first because the flower was very tall, about 1.8 meters and I did not want movement and second to get a high shutter speed to stop blur due to camera movement as I had to hold the it above my head and frame on the screen. I did this to acheive the background that I wanted and also to be able to see into the flower. The camera really did the rest.

The only enhancement was mild sharpening in photoshop and I also reduced the file size.

There is also a close up of this currently on page nine of my gallery.

Greetings from Indonesia, John

Hello Sam, Thank you for your kind words. The bugs were indeed having a field day.

Best wishes, John

© Mustafa ERKEK on December 8, 2008

The scenery must be breathtaking! Regards

Erwin Woenckhaus on December 8, 2008

Thank you so much for that detailed explanation, it is very interesting... as the photo is!

You are a kind person!

Best regards from Chile!

Eva Kaprinay on December 19, 2008

Wonderful colours, excellent shot! Greetings Eva

John Adamson on December 19, 2008

Hi Eva, Thanks for your lovely comments and Merry Christmas to you.

Kind regards from Dunedin, John

Erik van den Ham on December 27, 2008

The Lotus flower is always wonderful but this one is breathtaking beautiful! Going to place it at my favourites Y*.

Greetings, Erik

John Adamson on December 31, 2008

Thank you very much Erik, for your kind words and for the Y*.

Greetings from New Zealand, John

© PiGi'Franco on February 10, 2009

Also your flowers pictures are very, very nice, John!

Ciao. PiGì

My contest - My selection

John Adamson on February 12, 2009

Hello PiGì, thanks for your nice comments. I am going to the same place where this was taken tomorrow but there is so much rain now. No flowers I think.

Greetings, John

John Adamson on May 15, 2009

Hello Domi, many thanks for your great comment.

Greetings from Indonesia, John

Excellent Macro! Like!

John Adamson on January 30, 2011

Hello varkos, thank you for visiting and kind comment and the Like. Apologies for the late reply.

Greetings from Indonesia, John

mehmet turmen on September 20, 2015

hello john..... nice photo.

John Adamson on October 29, 2015

Hello mehmet, many thanks for your nice comment.

Greetings, John

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Photo taken in Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 5, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Adamson
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2003/04/10 09:50:08
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 44.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash