Photo of the Day Contest
Dahlia by Arman Bilge
Saturday, 6th December 2008


by Arman Bilge

This is a dahlia I found in my yard. I liked the contrast between the open flower and the closed. To achieve the green blur in the background I had an aperture of f/5.
Equipment: Nikon D70, Sigma 55-200 mm lens, tripod
Arman Bilge

Dahlia by Arman Bilge was photo of the day on Saturday, 6th December 2008. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


6th December 2008 at 5:35 am

Excellent detail in this macro. Beautiful shot. Congrats on POTD!


6th December 2008 at 6:57 am

Good colors and contrast. Great light and Ideal sharpness. However you could have composed so as to avoid the overlapping of the bud and the flower.

6th December 2008 at 8:15 am

For me the lighting, colours and almost perfect symmentry of the open flower make this an appealing photograph. I find the overlapping flower a bit of a distraction and think the background could have been thrown a little more out of focus.


6th December 2008 at 9:07 am

Like this down to the droplet of water lovely.

6th December 2008 at 9:27 am

amazing beautiful colors and DoF ;-)


6th December 2008 at 9:50 am

In such a winter´s day, it´s nice to see such colourfull colours! ;)

6th December 2008 at 10:17 am

Not a spectacular shot but well done.


6th December 2008 at 2:44 pm

beautiful capture of the flowers

planet lover

6th December 2008 at 5:28 pm

Beautiful detail on both flowers. However, I would have liked the flowers centered a bit more. Too much empty space on the right.

6th December 2008 at 5:37 pm

I like the raindrop on the bud, nice shot.


6th December 2008 at 9:57 pm

For me this is perfect in all ways. It’s as if the dahlia in bloom is having a conversation with the dahlia bud. Beautiful!


7th December 2008 at 11:24 pm

Very nice!!! The plant colors contrast very nicely together. Good choice of flower.


7th December 2008 at 11:44 pm

Your beautiful spring flowers have brightened my winter day! Thanks!

8th December 2008 at 8:29 am

Everything is nice in this shot. The colors, the composition, the crystal clarity of the shot all over.

Sue Gagnon

8th December 2008 at 3:18 pm

I love the composition!


25th June 2009 at 2:48 am

I love this picture, it is very beautiful!!! Especially tghe colors!!!!


25th June 2009 at 2:49 am

oops! I meant the colors

25th September 2009 at 5:56 pm

What a beautiful flower.


6th December 2009 at 10:12 pm

very lovely! ;)


10th December 2009 at 8:46 am

Great shot, the clarity of the colours is great

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