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Pictures for Pam, Day 9: Blush & White Pinwheel Dahlia

Pictures for Pam, Day 9: Blush & White Pinwheel Dahlia
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You may read the latest news of Pam`s recoverery here (11/9/18): www.ipernity.com/home/christine.bentley

Put on the brakes!! Where did THAT flower come from?!! Ok, ok, I admit it—this lovely Dahlia was most certainly not growing along the Upper Table Rock Trail. Granted, there are flowers to be found here which rival this one's beauty, but last time I checked it was late autumn, not springtime when endless wildflowers have exploded into bloom.

No, this beauty was photographed over two years ago when Steve and I went down to San Francisco to visit my ailing father. We'd decided to bring our cameras with the idea of taking pictures at some point to get our minds off our worries. Specifically, I wanted to go to Golden Gate Park which is full of wonderful plants and flowers, including the beautiful Conservatory of Flowers. Funny enough, I haven't been inside since I was a kid. It's not free to enter and why bother? The acres surrounding the building are lavishly planted with outrageous displays of ornamental plants and blooms everywhere. Most specific of all, they have a jaw-dropping Dahlia garden that I visited once with my previous camera and I had hopes of updating my pictures with higher quality images from my Canon 5D Mk II.

As it turned out, Steve and I did get about two hours to explore one day and had a marvelous time filling our memory cards with countless images. I got my wish and came home with so many Dahlia pictures that attempts to browse the hundreds of pictures have often ended in overwhelmed horror! Still, I have been able to work on a few photos. Last night I stumbled across the images I'd finished and my jaw dropped in amazement—why hadn't I done anything with them?!! I thought, "You know, Pam would adore these…let's share some!"

I hope this picture pleases you Pam! I have a veritable truckload that I need to clean up but I have you to thank for making my inner tail wag again and I've already finished a few more! Hurray!

Explored on 11/18/18, highest position, #11.

Lucette, ©UdoSm, Marco Zerbini, Pics-UM and 50 other people have particularly liked this photo

41 comments - The latest ones
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
The flower on the blurred background gives a fabulous three-dimensional feeling . Impeccably photographed!
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding shot!

Admired in:
20 months ago.
 Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Bokeh at the best.
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
20 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Pam J club
How good to see you commenting again on Ipernity !!
Really hope you will recover completely as soon as possible.
20 months ago.
Boarischa Krautmo club has replied to Pam J club
Glad to see you're back!
20 months ago.
Valfal club
What a gorgeous image, Janet! It is so good to see you back again! Thanks for visiting my photos, too, I always value your comments! :-)
20 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Lovely image!
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Un ensemble parfait et de ravissantes couleurs !+++
Merci de ta visite* Janet, passe un bon dimanche.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
une merveille ! bon dimanche Janet ************
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wow, what a beauty Janet.
20 months ago.
A beauty from the past, always a good one. If I keep only the present, it would indoor shooting or snow all around!! Have a great day Janet.
20 months ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
What a beautiful variety of dahlia. A lovely pic, Janet, with nice bokeh. :-)
20 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Une image très agréable à regarder !
20 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Exquisite dahlia !!! Pam will adore !!! Happy Sunday, Janet !!!!!!!!!!!
20 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet club has added
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Stunning Janet! The colours are wonderful and the amount of fine detail you've captured in the flower is just terrific. First Class work..!!
20 months ago.
Danielle club
Je suis vraiment en ADMIRATION devant tant de beauté et de perfection !!!!
20 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Exquisite !************
20 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Wonderful colours in beautiful flower Janet, the bokeh gives the image great depth and enhances the colours.
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
20 months ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Marvelous flower star
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a gorgeous flower Janet - my late brother absolutely adored dahlias and had many varieties in the garden.
20 months ago.
Ecobird club
A gorgeous flower and a lovely image with terrific depth Janet. The colours are so pretty. My gran had a beautiful garden with lots of dahlias in them, but nothing like this one. It is like a star. I am sure Pam will love it too. I do love reading your notes, - they are full of detail and interest and I feel like I am right there with you.
20 months ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
lovely flower → very attractive picture
sincere greetings → Marek-Ewjan
20 months ago.
Lovely macro shot
20 months ago.
Esther club
The flower really pops out of the background.
20 months ago.
tiabunna club
This flower really sparkles.
20 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Vraiment très belle cette fleur et sa fleur !
20 months ago.
 Henri Boddaerd
Henri Boddaerd club
A marvellous shot !
20 months ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
Oh well done Janet! :)
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Beautiful colours and definition. I have a lot of dahlias but not one like this....yet ;-))
20 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Jolie capture de ce ravissant dahlia !
20 months ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Excellent composition Janet. Superb detail and selective focus.
20 months ago.
micritter club
So beautiful. Gorgeous details and color and also gives a thee-dimensional feeling as though it pops out of my screen. The quality of your photos is amazing.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful, wonderful colours and detail.
20 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Superbe aussi
20 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
What a stunning capture of this beautiful Dahlia!
20 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Wow, so beautiful, like a star...
18 months ago.
Lucette club
Merci pour le groupe de dahlias ***
16 months ago.

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