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Flying Saucer

Posted by
Mooie (Vancouver, Canada) on 8 June 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Magnolia x soulangeana
saucer magnolia
:-)

Hipstamatic 262 1/356 second F/2.4 ISO 50 5 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

A dreamy soft shot...Love this :-)

8 Jun 2013 6:11am

@Devi: Thanks a lot!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It looks huge, was it?

8 Jun 2013 6:56am

@CElliottUK: It was a little bigger than my hand... is that huge?

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

So beautiful and an interesting use of perspective too

8 Jun 2013 8:51am

@Doug: Thanks... it's really the result of being unable to take it from any other angle!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The magnolia is a wonderful flower. The color is amazing ... Nice shot!

8 Jun 2013 9:06am

@Adela Fonts: Thanks! I love the magnolia too... beautiful to look at and wonderful to smell as well!

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Une très belle et grande fleur !

8 Jun 2013 9:56am

@Patrick M.: Merci :-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Yeah, the kind of "in your face" that I don't mind one bit!

8 Jun 2013 3:52pm

@Rick: Ha thanks! In truth I was on my tippy toes, iPhone over my head. So I'd have to thank the universe 100% for the way this turned out. Glad you dig it!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely in low light. A beautiful close up

8 Jun 2013 4:47pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks a lot! I used the hipstamatic for the low light effect

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

this is a giant flower, great catch.

8 Jun 2013 6:20pm

@Sue-Ann: Thanks a lot!

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful closeup ... the soft tones are wonderful !!! Excellent treatment ...

8 Jun 2013 6:42pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thanks a lot!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It looks gigantic. Cool shot!

8 Jun 2013 11:21pm

@Steve Rice: It was pretty big... but I guess it does look bigger in the image

Abena from Illinois, United States

I don't know if it's your pov or not but it looks huge! And it's beautiful :-) Gorgeous framing, tones and openness of the flower.

10 Jun 2013 4:12am

@Abena: I guess it was the pov... I saw this beauty up in the tree and really had to stretch out to get a shot, but I guess it was worth it.

Hipstamatic 262
1/356 second
F/2.4
ISO 50
5 mm