Pink Cosmos

Uploaded: May 23, 2008 04:17:58


Saw this beauty at our local nursery. Added color by pushing levels and increasing saturation. Shot in natural light.

Category -- Flowers

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 23, 2008

Lovely florals and colours, mary Beth.

Dominick #927102

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe May 23, 2008

Very pretty pastel looks pretty ! #5965787

Lynne Morris May 23, 2008

Wow this is beautiful Mary Beth! #5965853

Janet McNeil level-classic May 23, 2008

Beautiful floral - lovely comp and gorgeous soft colors!! #5965885

Donna K. Kilcher level-classic May 23, 2008

beautiful #5965984

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 23, 2008

Very the soft colors! #5965999

Jim Huffield May 23, 2008

Very pretty.... #5966108

Eugenio Diaz May 23, 2008

Simple, BOLD and Clean image!!!
Have a wonderful day!!! Congrats!!!! #5966201

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe May 23, 2008

Beautiful composition and colors, Mary Beth! #5966202

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 23, 2008

Thank you so much for your kind comments. They are truly appreciated. #5966225

A P May 23, 2008

Lovely POV and colors on this outstanding capture, Mary Beth #5966689

Karen Rahlf May 23, 2008

Beautiful Beautiful shot! Lovely soft colors. Well done. #5967338

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 23, 2008

BEAUTIFUL LOve the color's! #5967554

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 23, 2008

Beautiful colors and comp! #5968529

Joseph N. DiGilio May 24, 2008

Outstanding composition, soft pastel colors, DOF, and use of light in lovley floral image. I like the title too, Mary Beth. #5970326

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 24, 2008

Ann, Karen, Peaches, Claudia and Joseph -- thanks so much for your comments. #5970339

Jessica Jenney May 24, 2008

STUNNING, Mary Beth! I love the POV and soft pastel colors! #5971143

Ken Smith level-classic May 24, 2008

Beautiful all around...nice focus, lighting, and colors. Excellent work, Mary Beth! #5971398

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton May 24, 2008

Beautiful.. love the focus! #5971456

Erica Murphy level-classic May 24, 2008

Breathtaking! #5971557

aaaaa bbbbb May 24, 2008

Love the selective focus and DOF. Great lighting, composition and colors. #5972378

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 24, 2008

Thanks Jessica, Ken, Philippe, Erica and Vicki, for your kind comments. Much appreciated. #5972382

Sam Britt May 25, 2008

Beautiful pastel colors, great lighting, POV & selective focus, Mary Beth. #5976696

Bill Houghton May 26, 2008

Mary Beth, this is such a good photo. It shows a lot of detail. Great job. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my lily. Bill

Check out my new website at:

Bill Houghton Photography


Debra R. Harder May 26, 2008

This is GORGEOUS, Mary Beth!! Love the selective focus, colors, details and lighting. BEAUTIFUL! Deb #5978815

Jessica Jenney June 19, 2008

Congratulations, Mary Beth on your gorgeous finalist! #6078246

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 19, 2008

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6079751

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 19, 2008

Many thanks, all. I just came home from playing golf and saw this. I really appreciate your comments. #6080188

Eivor Kuchta June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Mary Beth! Best luck in next round! #6080579

Sam Britt June 19, 2008

Congratulations Mary Beth! #6081079

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 19, 2008

Beautiful finalist...congrats ! #6082517

Wendy Moghadam June 19, 2008

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist #6082766

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 20, 2008

Thank you all very much. #6083974

Cyn Valentine June 20, 2008

Congratulations Mary Beth!! #6084161

Michael Umbreit June 20, 2008

Mary Beth - Congratulations on your finalist! - Mike #6084964

A P June 20, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved win, MaryBeth #6085725

Jessica Jenney June 20, 2008

Congratulations, Mary Beth on your beautiful win! #6086203

Michael Umbreit June 20, 2008

Mary Beth - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #6086482

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 20, 2008

Thanks all very much. #6086492

Sam Britt June 20, 2008

Congratulations on this winner, Mary Beth! #6087109

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 20, 2008

So beautiful, congratulations on your winner! #6087194

Eugenio Diaz June 20, 2008

Congratulations on this AMAZING finalist!!!!!!
Well done!!!!!
I am sooooooo HAPPY for YOU!!!!!!!!!! #6087615

Eugenio Diaz June 20, 2008

WTG..........:) #6087620

Elida Gutierrez level-classic June 20, 2008

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087845

Evy Johansen level-classic June 20, 2008

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Mary Beth!! #6088199

Colette M. Metcalf June 21, 2008


Colleen Farrell June 21, 2008

Fabulous! I love what you did with this floral, Mary Beth--the POV, colors, lighting--everything! Big congratulations on your well-deserved win!! #6090570

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton June 21, 2008

Congratulations Mary Beth!! #6090595

Janet McNeil level-classic June 21, 2008

I didn't even get a chance to congratulate you on your finalist when you went ahead and got 2ND PLACE WIN!!! Way to go, Mary Beth!! You are doing fantastic work!!! #6090718

Jodi Zimmer July 04, 2008 did I ever miss this? I love it! #6141182

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 06, 2008

Congratulations Mary Beth on your Win.

Dominick #6146939

Fakhra O. October 28, 2008

Awesome perspective.
A favorite indeed!
regards. #6672223

Anita Bower October 30, 2008

Very nice! Love the bokeh repeating the colors of the flower. #6684856

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Mary Beth Aiello.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.