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Registered: September 2010
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After 10 years of photographing flowers, the kousa dogwood is my favorite.
· Date: Sun April 15, 2012 · Views: 209 ·
Keywords: Floral Beauty 3
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D80
Lens Make / Focal Length: Sigma 105
State / County / Area Image taken: western MA
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United States of America

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Tony Mil

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 102
Sun April 15, 2012 3:52pm

Hi Rachel
Another beauty you have captured with good details and exposure

Registered: December 2010
Sun April 15, 2012 3:58pm

I love dogwood and I love this image. Perfect exposure, one of those you frame and put on your wall..... or sell.. Thanks, Lou

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 1,403
Sun April 15, 2012 5:13pm

I like the symmetrical feel of the composition with the contrast between the white of the Kousa Dogwood flower and the black background of the image serving to make the flower visually "pop" for me. The clarity of detailing helps to enhance the visual impact of the picture.


Registered: August 2010
Posts: 574
Sun April 15, 2012 6:27pm

A very pretty tree, although I have only seen pink ones. I love the composition, but I have a problem with macro work on small flowers. To me they start to look waxy and a bit unreal. Thanks for the fave !
yashica boy

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 51
Sun April 15, 2012 6:45pm

The white flower on the black background looks stuning and pops of the screen! well seen & captured
Best regards

Richard G

Registered: September 2010
Posts: 349
Sun April 15, 2012 7:07pm

Gillie, this is the asian 'kousa' dogwood. Brought to the States in the early 1900s. I saw my first at the Smith College campus.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 574
Sun April 15, 2012 7:47pm

Yes, very easy to grow and flowers about a month later than the 'flowering dogwood'. I have only seen them up north, in pink, although I believe they do grow in Florida.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 918
Tue April 17, 2012 4:13pm

A papery appearance Rachel, amazing symmetry and fine detail,

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 818
Wed April 25, 2012 11:21pm

Oh Rachel, this is soooooooo pristine. I love your exposure and details - especially the parchment like see thru of the petals with all the details there were still intact. I've seen these in the woods in Missouri but never realized they were Kousa dogwood. Absolutely gorgeous.

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 74
Thu April 26, 2012 11:12pm

Simple beauty! LOve it Rachel!

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