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“The Beginning…

“The Beginning…
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Constantinos Stathoulis (cstathoulis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1963 W: 486 N: 2931] (13325)
Género: Lugares
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2005-08-06
Categorias: Natureza, Decisive Moment, Macro, Mood
Câmara: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200, Hoya UV(0), pitch: 0.75
Exposição: f/3.2, 1/60 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2006-05-12 6:22
Visto: 3156
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 118
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
...of something beautiful!”

Flowers possess so many colours, beauty, elegance and much, much more!

Each flower has something special of it’s own to show us. We know this when we start or catch ourselves saying…”ohh..aaaa… it’s beautiful…”

To be honest, I have at times, done that when I see some of the flower portraits, close ups or macros here on TL. Which, yes… you!...have photographed for us to share their beauty!

For that, I thank you!!!

In this particular composition, we see the beginning of something beautiful. A flower which will boast to all of us… “Take a look at me!”


1) Adjusted White Balance
2) Adjusted Curves (Contrast)
3) Adjusted Saturation
4) Cropped
5) Applied Neat Image (remove noise)
6) Sharpened
7) Framed

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-05-12 6:25]


Wonderful words to a speacial picture...gets my vote for sure.


very nice picture. Colors, details and composition are excellent.This pink flower comes out very nicely on the green BG. Well done !

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-05-12 6:51]

Wonderful photo, Constantinos !!!
Congrats !

thanks and have a great weekend,

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  • cyiu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 215 W: 0 N: 48] (1139)
  • [2006-05-12 6:52]

great macro with nice details and DOF

well done


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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2006-05-12 7:21]

Hi Constantinos,

I agree that what you captured is the beginning of beauty. And it is composed so well. TFS.


Great macro.

Good job Constantinos. Clear focus on the bud, and the slightly blurred background just right. Delicious to look at!

Hello Constantinos,
This is a little masterpiece, my friend!
You focus so well on the bud here... Capture the beauty of life in its beginning!
Fine composition, well balanced and with good lines...
Pablo -

Hi Constantinos
Very nice form. Beautiful macro.
Well done. Good photo.
Thanks for sharring.


Excellent macro, very good detail, fantastic colors and well balanced lighting. Another masterpiece from the natural world!!

good colors and details here constantinos
nice work

A Zinnia bud, and a perfect work of art.

Just out of words for your shot it is amazing I love it it is one of my favorites!!



Υπέροχη, καταπληκτική, εκθαμβωτική μπράβο τα χρώματα βγαινουν τοσο ομορφα, η εικονα δινει και την εντυπωση της τρισδιάστατης.

Εξαιρετικό macro, πλούσιο σε χρώματα και λεπτομέρειες.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-05-12 12:34]

Hello Costas. Spring-new life. Good close up and it even has an erotic element. The marco is weldone, i have to practice more on this theme, so far its hopeless (to much shake due to beer..lol) Take care

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-05-12 13:44]

Wonderful macro shot with great detail.Well done & thanks for sharing.

très belle photo avec beaucoup de détails et un arrière plan aux couleurs très douces qui me plait beaucoup. Pour information, moi je n'aurai pas placé la fleur au centre de la photo.

Hello Constantinos, wonderful image and the words to go with it. Cheers Gareth

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-05-12 17:09]

Excellent photo Costas, I love the colours, the vibrancy of the pink, and the softness of the green, makes for a beauty macro..isnt nature wonderful.

Indeed.. the beginning of something beautiful...

Have a wonderful weekend Costas and Helen..kiwi greetings from your friend Dawn.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-05-12 17:53]

Hi Costas, a beautiful baby, but is she gonna be a darling as she ages!!
Straight away I ask, what is it? A type of Protea or Leucospermum? And did you take photos of an older flower at the same time?
But you show her off to us very nicely. Good close-up and colours. Thank you and well done...

Hi Constantinos,

A beautiful macro here my friend, the focus on the main plant bulb is amazing, and it contrasts really well against the background. Excellent shot!


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-05-12 21:36]

Hi Constantinos,

Wonderful presentation, I adored
if that is just the beginning, I
I imagine what will be that open.
an explosion of colors!
Congratulations, I loved that here!


Hi Constantinos,
Very beautiful! Excellent exposure with the nice saturated colors. Intricated and sharp detail. This looks great.

Hi Constantinos,
Yes sir not close to perfect it is
The knob is sharp and good in colour and the leaves are just out of focus and help with the lines pointing to the new flower. This shows the tenderness of a new born.
For some reason we can see you also put energy in this photo to show nature on his best.
Again very good work in my opinion.

Hi Constantinos,
very beautiful Macro.. Colors and composition are excellent...
Take care

Con!! Super Trooper
What a great one! Sony Cyber shot? Not the late bought Canon 610? Well whatever, its a neat, sharp and colourfull Macro. Fantastic! So.. weekend ,, Is it Mothers day to Sunday in Greece? Have a good weekend
Hellen and you.. bye for now
nice we spoke briefly today and points to follow !!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-05-13 11:42]

Hi Con,
A beautiful close up. Seems like the flow is praying before blooming fully.

And soon it will be a lovely flower. very well done. I like all the clear detail.

Excellent my Australian Greek friend. Lovely contrast between the flower and the background, terrific focus and well presented. TFS,
PS Many thanks for your comment on Lonely Kayaker I

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-05-13 17:44]

Very nicely done, Constantinos, with a perfect DOF and a very nice composition. I like this little touch of red in the flower in an otherwise very green picture. I might have cropped a bit on the left to eliminate the section in darker green toward the top to stay with one shade of green. Well done!

is this a Zinnia? love the dof, thanx, M, (*_*)

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  • logon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 90 W: 10 N: 4] (1084)
  • [2006-05-14 11:54]

Hello Costantinos.
Another most beautiful machro with stunning colors and great sharpness.
Good the composition (just a bit too centered for me.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-05-14 16:48]

Great shot Constantinos, pinsharp and excellent colour saturation.
Thanks for sharing.

Great detail in this one Constantinos. Your dof makes it look as though it's suspended in mid air.


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  • bebu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-05-14 22:05]

Wonderful photo attached with great notes.

Hi Constantinos,
an opening beauty indeed. Very nice macro, well composed. It could be good illustration to a fragment of "Little Prince" describing preparation of the rose for opening, to make her graceful entry :-) tfs


This one is simply superb. Love the sharpness.
It has a 3D kind of image. The colour is a treat to the eye. And all well presented.

Yassou Constantinos!

Once again, a superb note to present your daily photo! Blooming flowers are spectacular indeed, but you have captured here an excellent subject to demonstrate your point!

A BIG plus. Congratulations for your originality once again!
Sincerely ,

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-05-15 15:47]

Well done on a great shot, compliments and bye bye

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2006-05-15 17:26]

Hi Constantinos,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition and details. Excellent work.


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-05-15 18:04]

...looks a lot better than "the end", Κώστα ;o) What a beautiful macro you show us here... Terrific sharpness, excellent colours & contrast... a beauty!

Nice close up. Good colors and detail.

Great DOF! I've never seen anything quite like it before ... tfs!!!


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  • olam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 112 W: 7 N: 13] (628)
  • [2006-05-20 4:40]

great and excellent! :) I like everything here - but colours the most! :)

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-05-20 21:13]

Hi Constantinos...
Wow.. Wonderful macro-shot... The colors, details and clarity are perfect... Also perfect point of view and shot... I like it very much...
Stay well..

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  • albyro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 24] (2504)
  • [2006-05-23 14:12]

So Beautiful!!! Well done!!

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  • Jox (0)
  • [2006-05-25 14:16]

Very nice colors and sharpness.

Kalimera Constantinos friend,
this macro really superbe.
I like it very much..
best wishes
have a nice w.end

Hey Constantinos,

I somehow missed this one...and it really is beautiful in full sense of the word...such a perfectly sharped and high quality macro...and the colours are amazing...well done!

Have a nice day, Ivana

Great composition and your pp treatement has obviously been sympathetic to the colours in the shot - a really nice picture.
Thanks for sharing

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  • diana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 24 N: 94] (1115)
  • [2006-06-02 11:32]


Great macro and great colours!Love the sharpness!!!Congratulations

thanks for sharing

You know what ..I shot the bud of the same flower just yesterday!! The image looks almost identical. I will post it in a while ....The DOF , colours and composition are wonderful!!

Hallo Costantinos,
superb astonish shot!!!
Very ,very well done.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 150 N: 413] (2882)
  • [2006-07-02 17:28]

Wonderful shot, Constantinos. Great composition, details, color, and light. I hope that you will photograph the same type of flower at full bloom so we can compare. (It would make a nice combination in a frame, too).
Σας ευχαριστούμε!

wow - excellent shot - amazing details & colors.


This is very well composed, great macro fo this beatiful flower! TFS,


Hello Constantinos, I love this one! The strawberry-red bud against the all green bg. Very well done!

Have a great day, Yan :)

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-07-27 2:26]

Indeed God creation is Beautiful! Thanks for the one who observed it so well. Good eye & Good thoughts my friend! Have a nice day.


Very well focused, great macro, with blurred background. Congratulations for such a nice job. regards, Jamshaid

This is a really nice Macro Con! Great colors! ....my hands shake so much, I can't hand hold these shots anymore! Wonderful!

Hi Con, assolutely stunning capture !
Thanks for sharing,

absolutely unreal...

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