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Winter bloom

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 26 January 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Flowers like this have been growing in our compound in Jubail, Saudi Arabia all winter. The lowest temperature I recorded was 5C early one morning and during the day it hovers around 20C.

PENTAX Optio A30 1/640 second F/2.8 ISO 64 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

micke bergling from Sweden

A magical flower! good focus .. beautiful colors, well done

26 Jan 2009 5:04am

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life from United States

This is so beautiful, not a perfect, unblemished flower which makes it a better photo, I think.

26 Jan 2009 5:30am

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life from United States

Oh, wait. Maybe it IS perfect. That lower petal just curls under. I thought it was browning. Nvermind. I'm jabbering. I do that when I'm tired

26 Jan 2009 5:33am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful macro. Love colours and composition

26 Jan 2009 6:51am

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

good macro and presentation

26 Jan 2009 10:03am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Basic composition, lovely detail! 20°C is acceptable, isn't it? :-)

26 Jan 2009 10:35am

@MadScientist: Very acceptable in a place that is often 40 in summer. Thanks, MS.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Fantastic details and beautiful colors! Just beautiful.

26 Jan 2009 10:42am

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Pretty isolationist!
Your temps seem about the same as ours this month.

26 Jan 2009 12:05pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est deja le printemps par chez toi !

26 Jan 2009 12:19pm

sun from tehran, Iran


26 Jan 2009 12:55pm

@sun: Many thanks, Sun.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beautiful and very, very warming, thanks Michael :)

26 Jan 2009 2:37pm

@Lorraine: Glad it had a heating effect. thanks, Lorraine.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe photo

26 Jan 2009 3:27pm

@Sof: Merci, Sof.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is gorgeous. The light, the color, the frame all of it...gorgeous.

26 Jan 2009 4:09pm

@Laurie: Thanks very much, Laurie.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A perfect flower shot…

26 Jan 2009 4:59pm

@Calusarus: Thank you, Frederic.

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom


26 Jan 2009 5:15pm

@Ian Bramham: Thank you, Ian.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

So perfect Michael. Astonishingly beautiful. Superb!

26 Jan 2009 5:27pm

Jasp from Plymouth, United Kingdom


26 Jan 2009 8:38pm

Cath from Saint Jean de Maurienne, France

Délicate et magnifique! bravo!

26 Jan 2009 8:51pm

Kiji from Valenciennes City of lights, France

Sweet light for a colourful compo!

26 Jan 2009 9:19pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Beautiful crisp flower in fine detail.

26 Jan 2009 9:51pm

Cricket from Huntsville, United States

How alluring. It is as if it were floating right to me. Beautiful.

26 Jan 2009 10:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow! That is a beautiful flower with crisp detail and a lovely color. I like the way the light strikes it.

26 Jan 2009 10:41pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Stunningly beautiful Michael.

27 Jan 2009 1:58am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such beautiful light! The colours are soft and deep at the same in winter, what a delight.

27 Jan 2009 3:36am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very well made! A great edition for this beautiful flower, even if it seems floating without its stem.

27 Jan 2009 4:05am

laé from toulouse, France

sublime !!!!!!!!!

27 Jan 2009 11:43am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Winter? Where is the snow? :-)
That is beautiful.

31 Jan 2009 2:25pm

@Michael Rawluk: No snow here in Saudi. thanks, Michael.

crash from Weehawken, United States

i like how one quarter of the flower is in light .... nicely captured

9 Feb 2009 4:25am

Ruth from United States

An amazing floater. I love the light.

15 Oct 2009 1:30pm

PENTAX Optio A30
1/640 second
ISO 64
38 mm (35mm equiv.)