When You're Feeling Blue [Hydrangea Photographs]

© Nikki McDonald

When You're Feeling Blue

Uploaded: August 15, 2012 06:36:00


Submitted for the PG101 Shallow Depth of Field Theme
A close-up of a hydrangea bloom in my garden, taken for a foreground bokeh challenge much earlier this summer before the drought did its number on virtually everything.
Category: Details and Macro

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 33344/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100,100, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350


Datha Y. Thompson August 15, 2012

Beautiful Nikki!!! #1480529

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 15, 2012

Great color and capture Nikki! #10276742

Katarina Mansson August 15, 2012

HTD Nikki! #10276758

Bob Cournoyer level-classic August 15, 2012

Lovely comp...I like the blur infront and behind... :-)

Happy Theme Day #10276785

Daniella Puente August 15, 2012

Wonderful color and detail! #10276863

Mitch Spence level-classic August 15, 2012

You must be doing the right thing food-wise for this pretty bloom. Never could get that blue in mine. The color and comp really are nice, and cool on a hot day. Evil drought. #10276936

David Phalen August 15, 2012

AN excellent macro with outstanding colors, textures and DOF

HTD!! #10277020

Renee Doyle August 15, 2012

Wonderful full frame capture Nikki!!! #10277179

Anita Hogue August 15, 2012

Beautiful blue and selective focus!


Leslie McLain level-classic August 15, 2012

Love that blue, Nikki. Terrific capture. #10277360

Michele Peterson level-classic August 15, 2012

Very pretty! I like how just the center petals are sharp, and of course that blue is fabulous! HTD, Nikki! #10277369

Neal D. Hatcher August 15, 2012

FANTASTIC #10277557

Julianne Bradford August 15, 2012

Gorgeous Nikki! #10277564

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe August 15, 2012

Simply beautiful, Nikki; gorgeous color! #10277613

Sherran Andersen level-classic August 15, 2012

Very pretty Nikki. #10277637

Barbara Waldoch August 15, 2012

Beautiful work, Nikki! #10277751

Antonio Amen August 16, 2012

Nice photo. #10277960

Joy Rector August 16, 2012

fantastic #10278175

Carol Quina level-classic August 16, 2012

Nice color & DOF. HTD! #10278371

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 16, 2012

Lovely color and detail! #10279138

Ken Smith level-classic September 10, 2012

Those are some cool blues..excellent job, Nikki!! #10317306

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 24, 2012

Congrats & good luck, Nikki! WTG!

Shannon Heryet level-classic September 24, 2012

Love this #10336054

Stefania Barbier level-classic September 24, 2012

great title and how beautiful... congratulations on your finalist!!! #10336548

Terry Cervi level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Another wonderful capture, Nikki! Congrats on your finalist! #10336643

Connie J. Bagot September 24, 2012

Just lovely Nikki---congratulations! #10336650

Mitch Spence level-classic September 24, 2012

It is a nice one, Nikki, and of a flower subject I think is extremely difficult to photograph well. Congratulations. #10336851

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 24, 2012

Lovely details and DOF, Nikki! A really wonderful finalist - congratulations! #10337829

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 24, 2012

Congratulaionss on this fantastic macro

jo ann c #10337903

Lydia Williams level-classic September 24, 2012

Sooo beautiful, Nikki...Congratulations! #10337904

Leslie McLain level-classic September 24, 2012

Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Nikki. #10337971

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic September 24, 2012

Such a lovely finalist, Nikki. Congratulations! #10338090

Neal D. Hatcher September 24, 2012

-------------"CONGRATULATIONS"---------- #10338131

September 24, 2012

Great selective focus effect. #10338598

Peggy Pfister level-classic September 24, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Nikki! #10338699

Phyllis H. Burchett September 24, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10338704

Mariann Kovats level-classic September 24, 2012

Congratulations on your awesome finalists, Nikki! #10339087

Renee Doyle September 24, 2012

Wonderful full frame Nikki! Congratulations! #10339165

Michele Peterson level-classic September 24, 2012

I stii love this, Nikki. Congratulations! #10339278

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic September 24, 2012

Love the bokeh and the vertical Nikki. Good luck with this finalist. #10339367

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic September 25, 2012

Just lovely! #10339965

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 25, 2012

You know I love this one; it was my favorite choice for August! Congratulations! #10341206

Richard B. Hallick September 25, 2012

Congratulations, Nikki. Beautiful blue door, and terrific use of selective focus. #10341638

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 26, 2012

A gorgeous finalist Nikki, congrats! #10342819

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe September 27, 2012

Love your work... As always!
Well done and Congratulations! #10343554

Carol Quina level-classic September 27, 2012

Congratulations on the finalist award! #10344375

Warren E. Wilson September 28, 2012

great focus here, Nikki!
Congrats on Finalist! #10345450

Rona L. Schwarz September 30, 2012

Lovely color and DOF, Nikki! Congrats on another outstanding Finalist! #10348252

Merna L. Nobile October 18, 2012

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #10375332

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