Here is another image taken in the grounds of Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. It is a flower from the Tulip Tree. (Liriodendron tulipifera) Tulip trees grow to 20m+ when mature, but it is only the more mature trees which flower. They do so in June and July.
I regret that I didn't take an image of the full size tree, but they are easily as big, and sometimes bigger than, many common deciduous trees. Wiki has some images showing how big they can be. See HERE
Beautiful shot with excellent bokeh. I have not heard of such tree before. The flower does look like tulips, but the inside looks more like magnolia, the little bug inside adds another lively element to the vibrant image. The feathered edge emphasize the softness of the bokeh effect, and a good crop to allow us right to the heart of the flower.
p.s. I sent a note in "Contact" to PF already, but just in case no one see it. I paid for my premium membership fee of $25 via Paypal last weekend. I was going to post a series yesterday just realized it was still not activated as premium member and I coulnd't post in Series...if you see this message please forward to who can help with this matter. I did paid it through Rene's paypal account, could that have caused the confusion? it worked for the previous few years, I always paid it through Rene's account. Thanks for looking into it.
feather (2018/01/16 22:44:32): Just remembered Way, that Lasse's PC is down at the moment, so it might take a few days before he can work on this.feather (2018/01/16 22:10:02): I've copied your concern and will pass it on to Lasse. I wonder what the problem is.
The warm colors with the tender green framing gives the whole image a soft impression. I really like the composition with the off center of the stem coming from the left side towards the middle of the shot. This gives the entire image a great dynamic element.
Something a little different with the inside partly hidden with all the leaves smoothly placed around in a beautiful hazy blur. The bokeh is simply perfect, Kath, with a hint of yellow in the green. Love the insect, it must be a l a r g e "room" for this tiny bug :-)
Kath, here you present us a fascinating macro photo. Besides the framing by the pale green colour of the leaves around it I like especially how the flower is accentuated by the bokeh. It causes an amazing effect and makes this beautiful flower really stand out in a 3D way. Hats off!
Your note made me want to know more about this plant - and now I know more ... ;-) Thank you for this impetus!
Greetings from stormy and snowy Westphalia - glamourised by some thunderstorms!
feather (2018/01/17 16:42:07): Thanks for the favourite Frank. Glad to have piqued your interest. I don't think tulip trees are very common.
Verrrrry Nice! This is a keeper in my book with the soft focus around the edges and pin sharp details where it is needed. I also like the colors from pale green to variations on yellow within. Yes, truely a keeper. Excellent.
What a beautiful flower photo from you again. You used selective focus in a fine way making the foreground leaves and the background OOF. The background bokeh is perfect. An excellent contribution to the theme. I did now know about this tree before so again I learn something new here.
It's amazing to me the way you capture the delicate veins in the petals and the blur is perfection! Your close-up detail puts my close-up to shame, and here I thought I'd really moved in close. I've only seen red-flowered tulip trees so I didn't recognize this one when I went looking for your image. HLJ, P