Don't I look pretty??

© S J

Don't I look pretty??

Uploaded: May 16, 2005


Captured this beauty today morning at the Hong Kong park here. I felt that this friendly flower bursts with a radiance that brightens viewer's day. Wouldn't you agree??


May 16, 2005

yes Sanjay.. I agree

its amazing!! #249661

S J May 16, 2005

you surely do!

The Italian Eye


Janet Williams May 16, 2005

Yes - there is something sparkling and refreshing about it. Love the background which shows it off so well. #1355929

Dan Holm level-classic May 16, 2005

Simple, elegant and OUTSTANDING, Sanjay!! An excellent macro! #1355932

May 16, 2005

Hey Sanjay

what is "The Italian Eye"?? #1355934

Cathy Stancil May 16, 2005

Excellent Macro SJ ! Love the clarity, the simplicity of this flower, the BG and dof... #1355938

Mary K. Robison May 16, 2005

Beautiful, delicate little member of the floral world, Sanjay...and, you're right, it has a sweet radiance, captured very well!! #1355945

S J May 16, 2005

Thanks a lot for all your wonderful commets. Swpnali, "The Italian Eye" is a very friendly and talented photographer known as "Dado" to us all here at BP. Just check out his gallery and you'll have an unforgettable experience!! #1355958

S J May 16, 2005

Thanks a lot for all your wonderful commets. Swpnali, "The Italian Eye" is a very friendly and talented photographer known as "Dado" to us all here at BP. Just check out his gallery and you'll have an unforgettable experience!! #1355959

Donna Roberts May 16, 2005

Very dainty indeed - love the background on this.....really adds to the appeal of this image.
:-) from 'downunder' #1355974

Mata Patan May 16, 2005

Yes you look pretty...but stop the diet!! lol!
Nice macro shot!!! #1356003

Patty Razonable May 16, 2005

That is definitely pretty, Sanjay!! Love the blending background colors that makes this image outstanding!! #1356018

Gaurav Mehra May 16, 2005

This is a real nice & pleasing capture, Sanjay!!! Great DOF & wonderful clarity achieved. Very well taken. #1356025

Paul E. Earl May 16, 2005

Incredible detail and beautiful DoF. A fantastic capture. #1356065

Karen Engelbreth May 16, 2005

Great composition and a beautiful image, Sanjay! #1356071

Judy S. Fung May 16, 2005

Very lovely detail and capture, Sanjay!! #1356113

Paul Michko May 16, 2005

Magnificent, Sanjay. #1356133

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 16, 2005

It's a great little flower!!! #1356158

Vicki Hunt May 16, 2005

Very pretty and great DOF! #1356195

Donald K. Cherry level-classic May 16, 2005

Lovely image and great DoF, Sanjay! #1356198

Carla Metzler May 16, 2005

It is beautiful, Sanjay!
Excellent macro! #1356210

Cathy Gregor May 16, 2005

Yes, I do agree, Sanjay. Such delicate beauty! Detail is excellent. #1356288

Tammy Scott level-classic May 16, 2005

Awesome shot and DOF, SJ! #1356317

Tom Andersen May 16, 2005

A very stunning flower with magnificent detail, Sanjay! I think it could brighten anyone’s day! #1356347

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic May 16, 2005


This has amazing detail and very delicate and pretty.

You captured this extremely well.

Kerby #1356351

Donna W. Neal May 16, 2005

Definitely agree this is a beauty SJ and you have captured it with amazing detail. #1356433

Roger Bernabo May 16, 2005

Stunning delicateness Sanjay #1356446

Stephanie Lyons May 16, 2005

Gorgeous shot Sanjay! Simple beauty! #1356456

Laura Clay-Ballard May 16, 2005

Brightened my day! thanks.
What I find appealing about this is how delicate it looks but I also know how strong it is. You certainly captured this strength in this photo. Love the colors. Greenish petals are very beautiful! #1356474

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 16, 2005

Just beautiuful Sanjay! Jeff #1356487

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 16, 2005

Nature's fireworks! Nice detail and capture Sanjay! #1356517

Walter Graziano May 16, 2005

Sanjay, Great Detail! #1356682

Wally Orlowsky May 16, 2005

Great composition, Sanjay ... simple, yet bold! #1356796

Alan L. Borror May 16, 2005

Wonderfully simple yet impressive image, Sanjay! Very nicely done. #1356819

Anita Hogue May 16, 2005

Simply Marvelous, SJ!!! #1356887

Olivia Navarro May 16, 2005

Very, very, pretty Sanjay! #1356899

Elisabeth A. Gay May 16, 2005

I love the simplicity and depth of field - a very beautiful morning to you to, SJ
Ann #1356902

Joy Rector May 16, 2005

Love the composition and the colors. #1356916

Darla Cobus May 16, 2005

Made me smile! #1356957

Sharon L. Wack level-classic May 16, 2005

Beautiful Sanjay, IT'S STRIKING BUT soft,Great Job! #1356968

cj patterson May 16, 2005

beautiful! #1357029

Lisa D. Greer May 16, 2005

This is great SJ! Well captured! :) #1357059

Michael Khoury May 16, 2005

simply dramatic Sanjay! :-) #1357067

Rob T. Henry May 16, 2005

Excellent macro, Sanjay!! Sooo sharp!! #1357073

Jane Summa May 16, 2005

The Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder!! You've brought it all out here, SJ! Excellent shot!!! #1357155

Casey A. Hanson May 16, 2005

Outstanding macro, Sanjay! Wonderful!! :0) #1357239

Brian Cassar May 16, 2005

Absolutelt I agree Sanjay. Great detail and and beautiful depth-of-field. Obviously like the rest of images in your gallery! #1357441

Melissa L. Zavadil May 16, 2005

Yes Very Very Nice! I agree, added a nice spark to my day! Great capture Sanjay! #1357523

Evy Johansen level-classic May 16, 2005

Outstanding image, Sanjay! Simple, elegant and very beautiful! #1357525

Joline Frazier May 16, 2005

Elegant in its simplicity! Great DOF. #1357533

Kara L. Hendricks May 16, 2005

Yes... Very very pretty Sanjay!!
I commented on another image of yours today.. A rose.. But it's gone.. I guess you were on a trial upload. I do that sometimes just to see how they upload. #1357539

Sharon Day level-classic May 16, 2005

Beautiful image, Sanjay!!! Wonderful lighting and DOF! #1357577

Stan Kwasniowski May 16, 2005

Sanjay of course, all your images first class and this is no exception

Stan Kwasniowski #1357585

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 16, 2005

AWESOME.......Love the lighting, Sanjay! #1357838

Cathy Barrows May 16, 2005

i like how the lighter part of the bg seems to radiate from the end of the flower #1357912

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 16, 2005

Beautiful indeed Sanjay!!!!!! #1357989

Goshka G. May 16, 2005

Wonderful capture of this very lovely find, SJ!! #1358194

Stacey M May 16, 2005

Simply beautiful SJ!!! #1358310

Stacey M May 16, 2005

Simply beautiful SJ!!! #1358311

Bryan Yates May 16, 2005

The backgroup and DOF are pefect! Better than well done!!!!! #1358330

Michelle R. Kovach May 16, 2005

Yes you do SJ! Fantastic Macro & you couldn't ask for a better DOF! #1358451

Stephen Zacker May 16, 2005

I like this. Simple and very striking #1358944

Claudette Foote May 16, 2005

Yes Sanjay.. I agree
its amazing!! and so simple..


Leonard Pierce May 16, 2005

A beautiful flower beautifully captured Sanjay!!!...and yes, I agree! #1359055

Noel Baebler May 16, 2005

I love the way you've captured it "reaching out" to us! #1359168

Marsha S. Smith May 16, 2005

Beautiful, SJ! It looks like a little sunshine at the tip of each petal. #1359256

Donna J. Taff May 16, 2005

Beautiful image, Sanjay!!!! #1359412

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 16, 2005

Wow, Sanjay, this is among my favorites!!! Awesome work!
-Debby #1359501

Jill Flynn level-classic May 16, 2005

That color is beautiful Sanjay. This image is simple and elegant - SUPER! #1359794

May 16, 2005

Very pretty Sanjay! Simple and powerful image, I absolutely love it! #1359872

William Moore May 17, 2005

yes indeed, the way the tips seem to explode makes for powerful image #1360983

Jonna Bergström May 17, 2005

Beautiful shot, Sanjay! Lovely flower and great DOF! #1363416

Bill Houghton May 20, 2005

This is a beautiful shot Sanjay. Great job as always.
Bill #1372134

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