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photoblog image Song of the Bouganvilia

Song of the Bouganvilia

If I make myself pretty

They will come

...think Pretty...think Pretty...

Song of the Bouganvilia

If I make myself pretty

They will come

...think Pretty...think Pretty...

comments (10)

  • Consuela
  • Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 29 Mar 2008, 01:59
One word ... Awsome !!!
Ray: I appreciate your remark, Consuela.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 29 Mar 2008, 05:33
Bougainvillea are one flower i have always thought would make great macros. really nice ray.
Ray: Thanks nev. I have tried a few times, but am generally disappointed with my results. I was a bit happier with this shot, as it gives some sense of depth.
Nice and crispy, why did you go to ISO 640?
Ray: Honestly? I had been shooting in a shady part of the garden, and forgot to adjust settings as I wandered into the sunny part. Fortunately, this camera seems to deliver low noise at high ISO.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Mar 2008, 08:27
I would say: "Song and dance of the Bouganvilia". The colours are undescribable-pretty! The flower seems to be dew-fresh, just awaken..
Ray: Thanks for your interpretation, Philine. These plants flower all the time in this climate, so there are plenty of fresh flowers .
The center reminds me of hoya flowers. Very nice.
Ray: It hadn't occurred to me before, but you are right, Mary.The 3 white pieces are flowers, and the purple are not actually flowers, but specially modified leaves.
  • Kathryn
  • Florida
  • 29 Mar 2008, 12:36
The Bouganvilla has put on its ballet slippers and tutu and is twirling while singing.
Ray: Now that you mention it, Kathryn, I can see it easily too. Thanks for your interpretation.
Exquisite Ray. Bougainvillea is my favourite plant. I have been growing one in a pot here for 15 years. Same colour, I love it!
Ray: Thanks, Richard. It is probably the second most common plant in Bangkok, and flowers continuously in this climate. There are dozens of different colours. Potted show pieces are common, with old wood onto which has been grafted several different coloured flowers...apparently they take grafts easily.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 31 Mar 2008, 00:35
The colors are exquisite, Ray. No wonder it sings.
Ray: The colours of these things totally lack subtlety, Ginnie, and they are available in the full rainbow range...sometime all grafted to the same plant.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2008, 22:45
Utterly gorgeous, Ray. From the exquiste detail of the tiny flowers, to the silken sheen of the leaves. Truly beautiful capture. (:o)
Wonderful ! A likey - And I love the little text with it smile
Ray: Thank you, Zenigleb.
An interesting experiment in pretending I am the flower.

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camera Canon EOS 40D
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/640s
aperture f/14.0
sensitivity ISO640
focal length 85.0mm
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