Moon Flower

© Sharon Sawyer

Moon Flower

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 28, 2013

Outstanding details and presentation, Sharon!

Dominick #1516833

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic February 28, 2013

I agree with Dominick...this is outstanding. Hope to see it again! #10589483

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 07, 2013

Gorgeous, Sharon. #10600503

Susan M. Smith level-classic March 21, 2013

This is so gorgeous in detail, lighting, DOF & colors! It definitely has that WoW factor, Sharon! Great work and thanks for the background info :) #10618277

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe March 21, 2013

Stunning! What a beautiful capture of this wonderful plant & flower.....thank you for viewing my cactus bloom...hope to have more before too long..they're just about to bloom here in Arizona. Beautiful gallery too, Sharon... #10618300

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 27, 2013

Congratulations for your beautiful finalist!!! #10626551

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 27, 2013

Sharon, you know how I feel about your floral images but I think I have to say this one is your finest! Stunning presentation! Congratulations dear friend on your amazing finalist ! I got one too! :-) Faved! #10627305

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 27, 2013

Delighted to see this , Sharon. Congrats & good luck, my friend!

Terry Cervi level-classic March 28, 2013

Sharon, your florals are just amazing! The detail and color are outstanding!! #10631161

Renee Doyle level-classic March 29, 2013

Gorgeous floral Sharon! Congratulations! #10631910

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 04, 2013

Wowza! Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist Sharon!

jo ann c. #10641284

Merna L. Nobile April 21, 2013

Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile

Sue Overson April 23, 2013

Love! #10664127

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I went to the web and found out a few things about this flower that are quite interesting. One it usually blooms at night and the flowers are closed during the day unless it is overcast and I lucked out as it was windy & cloudy when I photographed it.

Datura Inoxia or D.wrightii or D. meteloides.
It is also named Hindu Datura, Indian Apple, Jimson Weed, Sacred Datura, Devil's Trumpet and Thorn Apple.

It comes in pure white or with the purple edge as in my image. The whole plant is poisonous.
You can find more information & see different photos at

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 42.00 mm, Model: E-510

Uploaded on February 27, 2013 Photo Contest Finalist

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