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Just one of those days where I desperately needed something sunny!

"Quarter to Sunrise" (Gerbera Daisy) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/8, 4s, -0.7EV, ISO 640

“Quarter to Sunrise” (Gerbera Daisy) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/8, 4s, -0.7EV, ISO 640



  1. Lots of cool stuff here on your blog, impressive work.

    • Hey, thanks! Glad you stopped by (I’ve seen your little clown icon on some other blogs I read, honored to have you here. 🙂 ) Took a quick peek at your blog – really cool stuff! I am headed back now. Hope you stop by again! 🙂

  2. THAT is pretty!! I love gerberas.. I keep checking the stores to see if they have any nice ones, but so far, tulips seem to me more popular.
    Great colors!

    • Thank you, Michaela! I do so love Gerberas as well and especially (to photograph) when they are not completely open (as in this case). That is what gives those great contrast-y edges to the petals. Yeah, tulips are boring. Gerberas, now that’s where it’s at! 🙂

  3. Had to get my sunglasses…there, that’s better. Hang in there. Spring is here (somewhere) and summer can’t be far behind.

    The color and patterns really grab the eye.

    • HA! You’re too funny, Scott! Well, at least my point was made!! 🙂 It is supposed to be in the 30’s on Friday…sigh. It just doesn’t end!

  4. This makes me smile. So bright and happy 🙂

  5. Your picture is beautiful not only in the subject, but also the composition! The colors are amazing too!! You have done a wonderful job:) I love it!

    • Thank you very much! I appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to comment. Makes what I dow worthwhile. Hope you stop by again – lots to see here! 🙂

  6. I must say that I see more beauty in a flower than in a fly.

    • Yes, generally, so do, I but I do believe beauty lies in most everything. We just have to search it out!

  7. Very cool, Tracy. And sunny.

  8. Almost other-worldly.

    Spifficated …..

  9. Excellent shot, Tracy! I really love the colors and the tone in this photo.

    BTW, I’m trying a couple of “Subscription” plugins, and one of them ended up being buggy. Tomorrow I’ll try the other one. Thanks again for the suggestion.

    • Than you, Juan! Does seem to be a happy shot, now don’t it?

      (Good luck! Sorry your wordpress doesn’t do this for you. :-()

  10. I have never seen a gerbera as sunny as this one 🙂 What a beautiful macro and great angle ! Happy Spring to you, Tracy.

    • Why, thank you Isa! Happy Spring to you, too! (I’ve been meaning to tell you the mysterious groundcover plant in your garden with the rosette-looking leaves is a form of Sedum referrred to as Stonecrop).

      By looking at it, you’d never know this shot was taken around 9:00 pm and was lit up by a table lamp close by, now would you? Using a WB of incandescent and a slow shutter speed reinforced the lovely glow. That is how alot of my shots happen. As I was walking by, the lighting on the bloom struck me and I grabbed the camera. Glad you liked it! 🙂

  11. Spiffy –adjective. Informal. Spruce; smart; fine.

    Spifficated – The being of spiffification. Having been or remaining spiffy or fine, as in admired by someone. Nearing outstanding status.

  12. You found what we all are waiting for.
    Thanks for sharing.
    (It is an outstanding photo – the color balance between yellow, rust and green is dragging the eye to the sharp center of the flower. Good composition)

  13. Your works are amazing. I adore some of them, especially the flowers as I love gardening. I notice you use Nikon D300, is there any digital camera that is smaller than yours and have good result as well? I took daisy photograph as well and post them on Nomads Gallery and call it Populasi Bunga, cheers’ Titut

    • Thank you, Titut! Always nice to see a new face in the comments! 🙂

      The D300 is my camera of choice lately. I have only used higher end DSLRs from Nikon, but have heard good things about the D90 (if you are looking for an SLR) as well as the Coolpix P7000 (if you are looking for a compact digital camera). Many other photographers who visit my blog are Canon camera users and seem to like their Canon Rebels. My best advice is to sit down and make a list of what you want in a digital camera. Then, take a trip to your local camera store and try out a bunch of cameras. The best camera for YOU is the one you will use! Take care! 🙂

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