Budding

This is just one of more than a dozen allium buds about to burst forth in our garden. Lots of photo opps coming up I think. The pinkish background is actually a brick wall completely blurred out. I'm experimenting at the moment with shooting on manual exposure and using spot metering so that I can eventually get more creative with light.
Oooh, that is so lovely. Mine aren't quite as far on as this, probably a day or two behind. I love Alliums and am looking forward to yours and my shots. This shot is fantastic, the way it is bursting out, and your focus and dof, and your blurred wall. Perfection. +F
posted May 9th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot! Love the focus.
posted May 9th, 2012  
@seanoneill Thx Sean! Better get on with some proper work now that might actually earn me some money! Too easy to spend time on this website!
posted May 9th, 2012  
@danig Thank Danielle!
posted May 9th, 2012  
This is wonderful!
posted May 9th, 2012  
@pictureitbig I know the feeling!! I end up working at 3am in the morning to catch up!!!
posted May 9th, 2012  
will become beautiful flower.....lovely shot....
posted May 9th, 2012  
Stunning detail...the blurred wall really adds to the image, they always make a great backdrop :D
posted May 9th, 2012  
wow. the detail is great. Can't wait to see more!
posted May 9th, 2012  
Love the transparency of the skin being forced open by the flower on buds like these. Nice DOF.
posted May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful representation of what will be a stunning flower. I look forward to seeing its growth.
posted May 9th, 2012  
@httpgeffed @pawar_ramesh @susieb @cheribug @aspada @sewsharyn thx very much! And thx for the fav to one of you! :-)
posted May 9th, 2012  
Kim
Beautiful shot!
posted May 9th, 2012  
Love the focus and detail! Nicely done.
posted May 9th, 2012  
Really nice capture, i love the focus.
posted May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful!
posted May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful capture!!
posted May 9th, 2012  
Marvelous shot! So Lovely! :)
posted May 9th, 2012  
Fantastic capture! Great textures and colors! Wonderful details and focus!
posted May 9th, 2012  
Wonderful close up
posted May 9th, 2012  
This is such a beautiful capture! Love the focus and colors!
posted May 9th, 2012  
fantastic macro and focus! what a beautiful capture!
posted May 9th, 2012  
Lovely macro and colours, very soft.
posted May 9th, 2012  
There is so much in the world I know nothing about. This was the first year I paid any attention to the allium and I LOVE them! FAV the bud photo. Love the details and touch of new color.
posted May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful focus & colour
posted May 9th, 2012  
Love the focus on the purple. I hope we will see this again when its a pompom!
posted May 9th, 2012  
Fav. Nuff said.
posted May 9th, 2012  
Another great capture
posted May 9th, 2012  
Love this, fantastic focus!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Kim
oh wow, this is wonderful +fav for me!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Great shot! Mine are JUST about to split too! :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
Congrats on the PP!
posted May 10th, 2012  
nice shot!
posted May 10th, 2012  
This is fab. Must go and check on mine.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@swguevin @kareen @kdrinkie thx so much for the fav! :-) You made my day!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@marlboromaam Couldn't see it on PP? :-( But still very happy that it was well liked. :-))
posted May 10th, 2012  
lovely
posted May 10th, 2012  
gorgeous!
posted May 10th, 2012  
ooh stunning!!!!! fav.
posted May 10th, 2012  
fantastic photo, i like very much
posted May 11th, 2012  
Pam
Beautiful!! I love the colors! I can't wait to see them in full bloom!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Nicely shot!
posted May 11th, 2012  
I love the colours of the bud!
posted May 11th, 2012  
This is lovely.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Wow, love this one! Fav for me. Were you using a macro lens, or did you crop to get that close? Love the DOF and the soft pink color you got with that brick wall background.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@ronah macr lens - almost no crop, just a tiny bit around the edges. canon f/2.8 60mm. Tripod of course as i'm not a steady shooter this close up! Thx for fav!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Beautiful. Love the colours.
posted May 13th, 2012  
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