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Capri's Star


Right up front I'll tell you that I am NOT a flower photographer, yet.
BUT I couldn't resist this star flower while in Capri.

Does anyone (Karen?) know what it's called?  It was high up on a tree.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



Capri's Star


Right up front I'll tell you that I am NOT a flower photographer, yet.
BUT I couldn't resist this star flower while in Capri.

Does anyone (Karen?) know what it's called?  It was high up on a tree.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



comments (31)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Nov 2007, 01:00
I don't know what it is, but there is a certain rugged beauty about it.
Impressive, effective composition here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're way too kind, Ray. I really don't see myself as photographing flowers well. I never feel I get enough of the close-up detail. But thanks anyway! smile
This is lovely. Good use of DOF. Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Gishan. I'd like to get better at flowers. smile
  • Aussie
  • on 5 fabulous days off work.
  • 18 Nov 2007, 05:44
Nice shot for "not a flower photographer". I have no idea what it is, but I don't think it has opened up yet. so it's a bit hard to tell.
Ginnie Hart: I want to get better at flower photography, Aussie. I usually leave it to everyone else. But I did hope someone would know what this is. Apparently it's either a Brugmansia or a Datura. Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2007, 06:07
I am glad you did not resist. Lovely shot and very interesting flower.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kathryn. It was something I had never seen and was very interesting to me!
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, United States
  • 18 Nov 2007, 06:38
Great DOF... It's a beautiful shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Helen, for your encouragement.
No idea what it is Ginnie, but I can see why it attracted you. Not a flower photographer? Yeah and I'm not Englishsmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I do appreciate your encouragement, Bill. That means a lot.
Fantastic detail, Ellie, unfortunately I can`t help you with the flower. This one has me stumped.

I`m beginning to see what you mean about your series maybe not being what we were expecting. Would I be right to say that what we are being treated to is a `flavour` of these countries? Personalised with the things which caught your eye, rather than touristy, brochure type shots?

I know I am finding it refreshing, unexpected and very enjoyable! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I didn't want to do the same ole same ole, Roz. So many of these places have been seen by many of you umpteen times, so maybe at least subconsciously I did try to find a flavor instead. Good word. Thank you.
Very nice shot. I like the DOF and the detaiks
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Wow Wow ! Bravissimo Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: smile Thank you, Zeb.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2007, 09:40
Ginnie this is awesome your pulling my leg, when you say you don't take flowers..smile
It's so beautiful you have do it a great justicewink
Ginnie Hart: You've very kind, Tracy. I really don''t have confidence in my flowers, which is why I usually leave them to everyone else. But I do appreciate your encouragement. Thank you.
Lovely shot Ginnie, especially as it wasn't at ground level! Glad to see you mixing up the shots too, works very well. Like a piece of music rather than blocks of images (if that makes any sense)
Ginnie Hart: I definitely am trying to mix it up, Mike, so hopefully no one will get bored with my cruise! Thank you. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Nov 2007, 09:47
A wonderful flower with angel-wings or like a bird! I understand that you couldn'resist..! I hope that today in the evening we'll know the name of this paradise-flower!
Ginnie Hart: It looks like it's either a Brugmansia or a Datura, Philine. So yes, we found out! smile Thanks.
It's a gorgeous shot and I'd say you can proudly say now, that you're a flower photographer.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your vote of confidence, Mary. I'll remember that the next time I say I can't do it. smile
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 18 Nov 2007, 11:06
If it was scented, I'll take a stab at it being a Brugmansia, thier flowers open up like this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Between you and Ellie, we may now know what it is Chris. Thanks a million.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 18 Nov 2007, 11:35
Thanks for letting it shine for us grin
Ginnie Hart: You are so welcome, Lina! smile
Ginnie, it's a beauty just ready to open but for the life of me I don't know what it is. You say it was on a tree? And this was in Italy? It looks so familiar to me!

Great job on the white balance, Ginnie. White flowers are always a toughy for me.

I likeyed smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Deb. What you say about white flowers in particular is excactly why I don't even try them. I have no expertise with them whatsoever.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 18 Nov 2007, 15:04
Wonderful!! Good composition and DoF. Love that camera! smile
Ginnie Hart: And what's the word on YOUR camera, Ruth? You've been waiting so long.... I do love my camera and know you will be thrilled with yours, whenever it gets "healed." Thank you again for your encouragement.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Nov 2007, 16:13
Ginnie this is stunning!
Ginnie Hart: Well, that's the ultimate flattery, Scarlet. I really don't have the assurance I need with flowers. But thanks anyway!
  • chunter
  • Blighty
  • 18 Nov 2007, 16:27
Every time I visit after a brief absence and review your recent work, I find you've raised your game another notch. It is both inspirational (exemplary work) and daunting, as your earlier notches were already something I aspired to. I must now work doubly hard to come close to your quality.
Ginnie Hart: You are way too superlative, Colin, and you humble me. I think it's the work of SCers that inspires us all and forces us to higher levels of expertise. I certainly have felt that myself. It's because of people like you that I am moved to do the best I can...and better! Thank you.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 18 Nov 2007, 17:28
Looks like Chris beat me to it, I'd say it's either a Brugmansia or a Datura. I think they, not too long ago, got split into two different names, but I'm not altogether sure why. The flowers have the nickname "Angel's Trumpets" and have the most astonishingly rich scent.

Ah, yes, the picture is superb Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: So glad for the help from you and Chris, Ellie. I'll take your word for it. Thank you so much.
  • Paul
  • 18 Nov 2007, 17:49
I don't know what it is but I love the way you have captured it
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Paul!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 18 Nov 2007, 18:03
Geweldig Ginnie, stunning picture,very very impressive!!
great DOF, but...but...not a flower photographer, I'll be Queen Beatrix okay tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, it really isn't my field of expertise but I guess we're never too old to learn new tricks. smile Thanks, Astrid!
  • Dotun
  • USA
  • 18 Nov 2007, 22:44
Top notch shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dotun.
You may not think you are a flower photgrapher but you obviously have the skills to do it well, nice and sharp with the background out of focus to through the flower into relief, well presented Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your vote of confidence, Les. Maybe I'll build up the courage to try it more. smile
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 19 Nov 2007, 04:31
Love the DOF on this one Ginnie. Long time, but you sure have posted some great shots smile
Ginnie Hart: You're so very kind, Thomas. Good to have you back!
Love the texture here....I keep thinking of origami when looking at this....very delicate..
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought of that, Aksel, but you're right. I like that idea. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Nov 2007, 22:12
For someone who is not a flower photographer ... well what can I say. Those flower photographers better lift their act a couple of notches - here comes Ginnie.

Excellent all round.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Louis. I simply don't have the confidence to do flowers because they never seem up to par. But maybe I'll try practicing a bit more. smile Thanks for your vote.
It is a luck that you have not ignored this flower. This flower is very special... precious!
Ginnie Hart: It sure felt special to me, José Angel. Thank you.
Beautiful.

Gracias.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lucy, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Poemas
  • Perú
  • 11 Jun 2008, 02:29
Thanks to you, Ginnie. I liked visiting your blog.
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind, Poemas.
  • Poemas
  • Perú
  • 13 Jun 2008, 14:36
Thank you, Ginnie.

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