© Joao Martinho


Uploaded: April 14, 2010


I admit I am not keen in floral compositions, however, recently I visited Koekenhorf Botanical Garden in Holland (great place for a morning walk around, unfortunately most of the million tulips in display were not yet in flower). On my tour my eye and camera were attracted by these two tulips that did raise "irreverent" from the rest of the bouquet in a large vase, so I focused on them as they looked so appealing to me, against the rest of the crowd in that vase. They are called Perestroika tulips and that is also a nice name for a flower!!! I hope you enjoy this outdoor capture (no studio performance at all, just some sharpening and adjusted light here and there in the basic image), also the experts in flower macro captures, be patient with my quite basic technical merits in floral captures. Carpe Diem!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 14, 2010

Very lovely florals and composition you have captured here, Joao, excellent lighting too!

Dominick #1258541

Brett Dolsen April 14, 2010

Beautifull flowing lines,colour,detail, simplicity and composition Joao! #8533507

Michelle Alton April 14, 2010

You've done a thrilling job with this graceful floral capture, Joao. #8533519

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 14, 2010

Well, you flat nailed this one!! #8533532

Anna Diederich April 14, 2010

Beautiful! #8535535

Renata Gusciora April 15, 2010

Very pretty,Joao!Wonderful clarity,color,lighting and composition!Great lines! #8536688

Annette Carr April 19, 2010

I can see why this floral image captured you. And you captured it beautifully. It is simply stunning. #8548735

Carolyn M. DAlessandro May 03, 2010

Simply elegant...I can see why your eyes were pulled to this visual...wonderful capture! #8585855

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