Lightly Toasted

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Lightly Toasted

David Phalen Student 1/2/2014 10:54:45 AM

As I watch the snow come down and brace for sub zero wind chills it does my heart good to see a flower ready to bloom!

Love the colors and details!! Well done!! #1557932

Renata Gusciora 1/2/2014 11:02:32 AM

This is a beauty, John! Lovely details and great light! #10935239

Tiia Vissak 1/2/2014 11:03:08 AM

a lovely floral! #10935240

Monnie Ryan 1/2/2014 11:25:09 AM

I'm pretty sure there's at least 6 inches of snow outside today, and the temperature is headed to sub-zero over the next couple of days. This beauty literally warms my heart (now if you just could do something for my feet...) #10935290

Debbie Bray 1/2/2014 11:44:35 AM

Very lovely John, good to see you're getting rain, its quite parched up here - had nearly 5 inches in early December, but with our temps soaring, it soon dried out.
#10935321

Tammy M. Anderson 1/2/2014 12:12:06 PM

Snow and turning very cold here too. Beautiful colors and details, John. #10935344

Colette M. Metcalf 1/2/2014 12:20:26 PM

Just beautiful, John!!! #10935363

Joy Rector 1/2/2014 12:53:10 PM

gorgeous #10935437

Gord MacEachern 1/2/2014 1:03:58 PM

Hi Johnny, so glad to see this beautiful summer image, does a body good!!
Especially as temps are sitting at -20c at 4pm here, and saying it's to drop to around -30 tonight, that's without wind chill. #10935450

Anita N. Hogue 1/2/2014 1:11:28 PM

Gorgeous colors and details, John!

Happy New Year #10935461

Stephen Zacker 1/2/2014 3:44:16 PM

Beautiful! #10935514

Thomas E. Hinds 1/2/2014 5:19:28 PM

Very pretty, John, and delicate! #10935545

Carol L. Fowler 1/2/2014 6:05:12 PM

A little toast would be appreciated here! Lovely flower, despite the damage #10935588

Barbara Waldoch 1/2/2014 8:39:23 PM

Still looks good, John! #10935698

Avril Mrs Young 1/2/2014 11:12:49 PM

beautiful waterdrops and detail..we have had a few showers...lovely hot weather at the moment.
Byron Bay area is beautiful..

stunning photo..congrats on your finalist.....you have a great lens.. #10935734

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/3/2014 3:59:35 AM

Still a lovely flower and capture, John!! #10935846

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 1/3/2014 4:12:21 AM

Oh, how very lovely, John.
Storm or no storm - still beautiful. #10935861

Martha R. Mazon 1/3/2014 7:08:38 AM

Beautiful color and detail, John! It looks like she'll be glad to shake off those drops! #10935958

Wm Nosal 1/3/2014 7:09:51 AM

Beautiful John! #10935960

April Riggs 1/3/2014 9:26:43 AM

A great find! Wonderful work! #10936031

John Connolly 1/3/2014 10:48:05 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments! #10936065

Nancy L. Green 1/3/2014 11:05:37 AM

BEAUTIFUL floral John, I especially love the water drops!!! <>< #10936086

John Connolly 1/3/2014 11:31:11 AM

Thanks a lot Nancy! #10936138

Katherine Kuhn 1/3/2014 12:55:02 PM

Beautiful pastel hibiscus, John! #10936197

Chris Ebben 1/3/2014 1:11:41 PM

I wonder what the poor thing looks like after yesterday's heat!!! A really nice find & image, well spotted=^..^= ps: I'm having a lot of trouble trying to open BP sites, I think it's my provider!! #10936220

Chris Schlosser 1/3/2014 3:13:23 PM

So beautiful, John! #10936314

Michelle Alton 1/3/2014 5:34:13 PM

It may be damaged but it's still OBVIOUSLY a crowd pleaser. Beautiful. #10936414

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 1/4/2014 9:47:13 AM

Fantastic details and lighting John!,
Amalia #10936920

John Connolly 1/4/2014 11:17:19 AM

Thanks a lot Katherine, Chris, Chris, Michelle and Amalia! #10937030

Phyllis A. Houghton 1/8/2014 8:24:30 PM

Still a beauty! #10940793

John Connolly 1/9/2014 11:17:39 AM

Thanks Phyllis! #10941087

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Description

in the summer heat!
I encountered this storm damaged flower on the coastal heath at Port Macquarie on one of my early morning walks.
Captured at 1/10th second f16.0 and ISO-640, it was just after sunrise and the flower was about to open up for the day!


Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 48.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 1/2/2014 10:41:18 AM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera


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