A Simple Pretty Flower for a Sunday – 5

Here’s the fifth installment of “A Simple Pretty Flower for a Sunday.” These posts have actually become some of my most popular images, so thank you! Because of that, I’m going to keep up with this practice. You can view all the earlier Sunday flower posts on this page.

Today’s flower is another Dahlia that I shot at the Farmer’s Market in early October.  I was just taken aback by the color of this Dahlia, and I wasn’t sure if it would photograph well, but once I started looking at it, and how the light was hitting it, I just knew how I wanted to capture the flower — all petals and curves and depth and dark and light.

It was early morning and the flower was in the shade, so I had to use a wide open aperture (lower number), but I liked the effect of the narrow depth of field on this flower. I don’t think you need to see everything perfectly clear in order to clearly see an object. Or maybe that’s just my excuse for not bringing along my tripod. 🙂

I hope you enjoy the simple flower for this Sunday. It truly is one of my favorites; something in this photo just makes me want to revere this little flower. Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!

Shot with my Nikon 105mm macro lens at f/3.3.

Image Copyright © Katie Johnson. All Rights Reserved.


~ by KatiesCameraBlog on October 23, 2011.

83 Responses to “A Simple Pretty Flower for a Sunday – 5”

  1. Fantastic colours and level of detail… every sunday you post a better photo…i just can’t imagine where will this go 🙂

  2. That is just a beautiful flower, I love the underside of the pedals with their stripes.

  3. Beautiful. Couldn’t take my eyes off it! 🙂 Great picture! 🙂

  4. Beautiful

  5. Nicely done! Your picture is amazing. I can feel the texture, experience the color and yes, smell an entire bouquet! Looking forward to next Sundays edition. Brenda

  6. One can almost feel its velvet touch.

  7. This is amazing!! I’m so glad I was on just now to see this, I somehow missed a whole week or your posts 😦 I enjoyed catching up though!! I love your Sunday posts!!

  8. I enjoyed it indeed! Nice captured. My mom loves it so much 🙂

  9. OH! I LOVE THIS SHOT!!!! This flower and the richness of the color is breathtaking!!! What an incredible capture. Oh yes, please do keep up with the pretty flowers on Sundays.

  10. Soooo pretty! 🙂

  11. Nice DOF.

  12. Wow I love Dahlias and that photo is superb! Great site you have here, some gorgeous photos!

  13. What can I say but Stunning? This has to be one of the loveliest flowers I’ve seen. Wonderful photography! I love coming to see what you have in store on your blog each day. Keep it up. 🙂

  14. I would love a bouquet of your Sunday flowers!!!! 🙂

  15. Simply gorgeous image, Katie. Good DOF control, well composed, and pretty colors. Well done -jim

  16. Excellent image Katie. I like the colors…a lot. I used to do a lot of flower close ups in color. Haven’t done any in a few years though. I’m too busy photographing trees in B&W. LOL

  17. Gorgeous shot, katie

    Beautiful capture of the colour & that velvety smoothness of the petals.

  18. Beautiful!!!!! The color and the details are fascinating

  19. This is gorgeous — rich and sumptuous! And I really like the shallow depth of field 🙂

  20. Gorgeous picture!

  21. Very nice macro shot! The blend of colours on this flower is stunning! Love the detail, and the areas out of focus too!

  22. I love the detail in this photo! Two of my favorite colors as well! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I love the way you have caught the texture of the petals – they look as substantial as the leaves of a succulent.

  24. Love that picture. It is really pretty! (:

  25. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! 😀

  26. Lovely picture. The colors are wonderful. I really like the angle you too the picture at. Adds interest.

  27. Superb artistry there. I could eat those colors. Thank you for sharing.

  28. stunning photo

  29. Oooh. Very simple and pretty and flowerlike! Love the light and the colors.

    Don’t worry about the wide aperture– some of us with point-and-shoots covet the low DoFs ya’ll with real cameras can accomplish. Man, if I ever got a DSLR, I’d keep the aperture set on f/3.3, all the time, for every inappropriate reason.

  30. Oh so beautiful!

  31. Wow….that is so cool looking. Very pretty.

  32. Great Shot! As if I can touch it… Thank you dear Katie, with my love, nia

  33. Perfect!

  34. Wow, just love the detail in this picture & what a great colour. I was thinking I would love a macro lens. This makes me definitely want now. Roll on next Sunday. 🙂

  35. Beautiful. Rich and sculptural.

  36. This is just an amazing photo Katie, color, texture, everything!

  37. Lovely. Beautiful flower, great capture of color; I can almost smell it.

  38. Katie, you know I got to comment on your gorgeous Dahlia!!! AWESOME my friend!

  39. Wow! It is stunning!

  40. Sooo beautiful

  41. This flower exhibits naturally warm colors 🙂

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