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A Kiss Before Dying...
  A Kiss Before Dying...
A Kiss Before Dying...

The last Canna blossom, delicate and undersized, bends to give a “good night kiss” to her offspring (seed pods) in the Autumn of her demise.
Photographed at Sayen Gardens in Hamilton Square, New Jersey in October. I have not gone to check on the Gardens since Sandy's devastating blow.
Entered in the MT Category: Family

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    Wonderful dof and such a thought provoking title, Michelle!

11/8/2012 3:13:00 AM

Danny B. Head
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I agree with Becky. I love the DOF on this. Glad to hear you survived Sandy.

11/8/2012 3:32:12 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Great comp, light, dof and presentation!

11/8/2012 3:39:47 AM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Lovely color and dof.

11/8/2012 3:44:05 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michelle,Beautiful capture my friend.Beautiful lighting and shallow DOF!!!

11/8/2012 3:44:57 AM

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Small is beautiful! Well seen and presented.

11/8/2012 3:54:40 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Great eye, my friend! It's a keeper!

11/8/2012 4:15:19 AM

Tiia Vissak
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great tones, details & dof!

11/8/2012 4:43:37 AM

Doug Pignet
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great title for this image...Well seen and captured

11/8/2012 5:10:58 AM

Ken Smith
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Nice story on this, Michelle. We all forget flowers lead the same life story as us. Very well done!

11/8/2012 5:15:33 AM

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VERY NICE This sure is the end of flower here.


11/8/2012 5:19:02 AM

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A very ominous title for this very beautiful image Bonny!! ;0)

11/8/2012 5:41:52 AM

Terry T. Ruvalcaba
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very sweet interpretation of the cycle of life!

11/8/2012 6:49:24 AM

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Lovely shot Michelle and the way you put it so eloquently, a little bit sad, even if it is just a flower.

11/8/2012 8:39:05 AM

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Beautiful work

11/8/2012 8:53:36 AM

Jeffrey R. Bange
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Exquisite capture and DOF Michelle, love your title and story that accompanies it.

11/8/2012 8:54:55 AM

Jill Odice
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So delicate and lovely and kind of sad too ...

11/8/2012 9:30:26 AM

Monnie Ryan
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There's beauty in all stages and seasons, and you've found it, Michelle!

11/8/2012 10:10:55 AM

Mike Clime
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Beautiful capture and really nice dof, Michelle!

11/8/2012 11:04:45 AM

John Connolly
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A wonderful capture and a thought provoking story Michelle! Our Cannas are in full bloom here at the moment!

11/8/2012 12:34:43 PM

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A beautiful capture Michelle!

11/8/2012 5:16:10 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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A beautiful reminder that all is impermanent, that only change is constant and in every moment there is wondrous beauty to behold! Fine example here, Michelle!

11/8/2012 5:18:15 PM

David Phalen
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A beautiful interpretation of MT!!

11/8/2012 5:38:53 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful, Michelle!

11/8/2012 7:06:31 PM

Terry Cervi
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I love your analogy of this photo to the monthly theme, I think it's beautiful, Michelle. Lovely shot too.

11/8/2012 8:47:56 PM

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Cool take on the mt Michelle!! Wonderful lighting and dof!

11/8/2012 9:28:02 PM

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We are hoping for more flowers here but the weather has been so dry. A terrific capture.

11/8/2012 10:26:25 PM

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STUNNING!!! beautiful work!!

11/9/2012 4:44:30 AM

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Great delicate floral Michelle. Natural cycle of life.

11/10/2012 12:39:34 PM

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