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Found this little 'appetizing' beauty at a local cemetery. 105mm macro lens + 36mm extension tube. I assume it's a Zebra Mallow (Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'), but please correct me if I'm wrong.



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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
kinda reminds me of peppermint
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
It actually had a faint scent of peppermint :D
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
ooooh nice
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FSGPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful!
The colours are gorgeous and the focus and DOF are spot on. I like how all the lines on the petals lead the eye into the centre.
And the detail on the centre of the flower is stunning!
I like the composition, but I feel that the image would be improved if you cropped off some of the right side. It's so blurred that I find it kind of distracting. :P

Beautiful shot. Well done.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Thanks a lot for your thoughtful words. I agree that the blurred right side is somewhat distracting and I actually have another version, which is cropped in square, but I eventually ended up preferring this one. I think it looked a bit boring that the center of the flower also became the center of the image ;)

Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to comment in a constructive way :)
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FSGPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, fair enough. It's always difficult to tell if an image would actually look better with a different crop until you try, especially when the difference is quite minor as in this case. :P

You're very welcome. =)
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Easydreams Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh it's so lovely it looks like cotton candy xD
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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pho-t-ographic-s Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
amazing!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
:D
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:icontessaotte:
TessaOtte Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
astonishing!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Thank you :)
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SMerle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
love it! so vivid. :nod:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Glad you do :D
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:iconlightconcorde:
LightConcorde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so... sweet.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Thanks :D
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garts1966 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Beautiful, it sure does look like candy.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks :)
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Kiarachu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow...it seems like a cotton candy inside some other striped colored candy
Beautiful capture.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks, Chiara. It definitely looks like candy floss inside ;) Btw, I think it's probably a Zebra Mallow (Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina') [link]
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Kiarachu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh...looks like it's the one.I like Malva ^_^.it's a medical plant and it have a beautiful little flower.
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Beautiful colors and composition.

Walt
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks, Walt :)
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Delicious!:) Both the composition and depth of field are really captivating here. I feel like I'm learning a lot about flower photography just from watching your work.:D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks a lot, Margaret :)
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FrodiusMaximus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Stunning.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Thanks, Daniel :)
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