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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 8 May 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A 'Forget-Me-Not' flowering in our garden at home in the north of England.

According to Aminus3's community page this is the 500th photograph that I've posted here since I joined in June 2007. A sincere thanks from me to all of you who have taken the time to leave such encouraging comments on my photos.


I've decided to enter the 'Cool Photoblogs' annual competition again this year. I'd really appreciate a vote from any of you who like my blog and who feel up to going through the registration process that is required in order to be able to vote: 2009 Photoblog Awards

NIKON D40 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

I LOVE THESE COLORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 May 2009 5:23am

@Jean-François: Thanks Jean-François!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Magnific Ian ! love colours and composition

8 May 2009 5:59am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Congratulations on # 500. And what a shot to celebrate with... Amazing colors and composition.

8 May 2009 6:07am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko!....I know that when I first joined Aminus3, 500 photos seemed like an impossible number but the time has passed so quickly.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful composition and DOF, and a warm delicious color.
Congratulations for the 500th. one!

8 May 2009 6:39am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It is a lovely photo.

8 May 2009 6:42am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful close up, lovely colours. Congrats!

8 May 2009 7:15am

paul from Tadcaster, United Kingdom

ongratulations on 500 great pictures! This is a fitting one to celebrate with - beautiful

8 May 2009 7:19am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

beautiful shot

8 May 2009 7:22am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Congratulations!! Beautiful shot!

8 May 2009 8:07am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Superb shot with great delicacy and wonderful light.

8 May 2009 8:18am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Forgot to say: congrats on 500! That's wonderful. But more than congrats, I want to say: thanks. Thanks for posting 500 amazing photos to share with us.

8 May 2009 8:19am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Congrats on your #500! This is a wonderful shot, I love these warm and soft tones!

8 May 2009 8:21am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Congrats on your 500, and nothing but WOW for this picture an all your work

8 May 2009 9:26am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

one of my most favorite flowers - so delicate

8 May 2009 10:16am

Marcie from United States

Exquisite. Love the soft color..the detail.

8 May 2009 12:09pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Absolutely fantasctic. I love forget me nots, and this is a great shot of them!

8 May 2009 12:38pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Congrats on #500 Ian. Many more. You've chosen a beautiful flower to mark this auspicious achievement.

8 May 2009 12:39pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

I haven't seen those in years! And you have captured them so very well. 500 in and looking forward to 500 more : )

8 May 2009 1:02pm

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Panama City, Panama

Congratulations on your 500th post, I am enjoying the sudden exploration of macro photography in your work, very delicate!

8 May 2009 1:11pm

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

superbe flower macro

8 May 2009 1:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding composition and selective focus. Congratulations on your 500th.

8 May 2009 2:32pm

maha from tehran, Iran

really soft
hey it made me mad

8 May 2009 3:02pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, Ian, what an amazing fine craft and art! Just perfect to celebrate your 500th... Congrats!!!!!

8 May 2009 3:03pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Oh my. Exquisite clarity, colour and light and with a bokeh to die for. A deserving 500th post. Here's to the next 500!

8 May 2009 4:03pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

just brilliant!! very painterly!! lovely colors, composition and selective focus!

8 May 2009 5:11pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

This is a delightful image! Love the soft tones!
Congrats on your 500th post!

8 May 2009 5:48pm

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

great shot here; love the simplicity. congrats on #500...

8 May 2009 5:58pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Magnificent shot with amazing light, colour and composition. Bravo

8 May 2009 6:42pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Great photo to celebrate this huge milestone! Cheers for your next 500!!

8 May 2009 8:39pm

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

Beautiful colour palette.

8 May 2009 10:06pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

What a gorgeous shot... love the colours...

9 May 2009 2:33am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

All the colours work wonderfully together in this one. It would have been interesting to see how this would have looked with just a fraction more depth of field so that all three of the front flowers were in focus. Although having said that, I suspect that would also have put the stem in focus too which probably would have lost the photo a little of its impact. Anyway, it's still a lovely photo as it is. It's nice to have a go at other areas of photography than what you normally do, quite refreshing and you always learn something new.

9 May 2009 6:56am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

congratulations on your 500! a superb effort! this photo is wonderful too - excellent composition and good DOF and above all i really love the colours here - well done!

9 May 2009 3:23pm

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Stunning as always, Ian! Congratulations on #500; I've learned a lot from looking at your photos, and look forward to continuing that.

Best wishes and good lighting,

11 May 2009 1:42am

marzia from Italy


11 May 2009 9:57am

Andy from United States

Wow love this shot!! So delicate and colorful!

11 May 2009 9:32pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Unforgettable image. Lovely tones.

12 May 2009 4:07am

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Wonderful colors and nice use of DOF

26 May 2009 9:06pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely atmosphere and composition... I like your framing...
my version here

22 Jun 2009 8:27am

1/125 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)