Posted by kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 27 February 2011 in Plant & Nature.

New Zealand is in mourning for the 147 lives lost in the Christchurch earthquake.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Very delicate.....

27 Feb 2011 6:56am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

The petals in the foreground seem to be dancing. Beautiful Shot.

27 Feb 2011 7:06am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Just a ghost of itself.....a soft subtle, quiet image. Lovely.

27 Feb 2011 7:13am

@DULCIE: Thanks Dulcie - I think that is the mood I was trying to create :)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Mono is right for the current times in your country. So sorry!

27 Feb 2011 7:30am

Fokkio from Netherlands

Beautiful soft focus. Thanks for this flower. Have a nice Sunday :-)

27 Feb 2011 7:33am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicious and sweet margarita in key high ... a challenge for me to get a picture with these lights! I like this simple flower in the middle of the composition Frances! Best regards, Adela

27 Feb 2011 8:02am

@Adela Fonts: It is the tiniest daisy so lots of trial and error to get the shot I wanted:) Thanks Adela - have a great day.

marci from in, Morocco

beautiful tribute photo - I love the formal treatment and framing you've done

27 Feb 2011 8:28am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A very beautiful soft B&W here Frances, I really like it ! Have a lovely sunday :)

27 Feb 2011 8:55am

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara - I hope you have a lovely Sunday too:)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! This is so very beautiful, Frances. I love everything about this image. Superb processing and DOF.
My heart goes out to the people of Christchurch. It all feel so unreal.

27 Feb 2011 9:21am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks Anina - these tiny daisies are tricky. I think Christchurch is close to all our hearts at this awful time.

L.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Very delicate !

27 Feb 2011 9:58am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Very elegant capture, flower ! Well framed ! Great compo's !!
PS : I'm with you and all your country in this dramatic moment that you live further to the earthquake... Be sure of my compassion.. Sincerely your's.

27 Feb 2011 10:45am

@Marie-Jezaria: Thanks for your wishes Marie, it is a very sad time for our beautiful country

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful shot. Puts life in focus.

27 Feb 2011 11:20am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Lovely flower composition

27 Feb 2011 11:24am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle photo élégante et délicate !

27 Feb 2011 2:12pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Adorable! *****

27 Feb 2011 4:17pm

Nance E from Cary, United States

Nice BW/macro. Your persistence and patience for the right shot is paying off! 5 stars!

27 Feb 2011 7:25pm

H.S. from K, Iran

it's clean,simple! absolutely lovely!

27 Feb 2011 7:45pm

Bernardo from Spain

Buen disparo.


27 Feb 2011 8:49pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Frances,
A beautiful picture. The daisy is like behind a transparent protective veil. From this sight I am delighted. Starting Tuesday, I make a longer break from my blog. I do not leave comments, and add no photos in my blog. Thank you for all your nice comments. God bless you and your family. Dear greetings Christel

27 Feb 2011 9:18pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Hi Frances,
I forgot the stars under the beautiful picture. So 5 stars ***** for this beautiful picture.
Dear greetings Christel

27 Feb 2011 9:22pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Lovely flower!

27 Feb 2011 9:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


27 Feb 2011 11:00pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

A beautiful, sweet tribute. I am saddened by the losses. Such a tragedy. A ten star image for its simpleness, softness, perfectness.

28 Feb 2011 1:51am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thanks very much

Sunder from Chennai, India

What a beautiful shot! A fitting tribute...

28 Feb 2011 3:13am

Manola from Bassens, France


28 Feb 2011 5:19am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

very delicate........ i think the B&W really enhances this:)

1 Mar 2011 3:28am

mauro from barcelona, Spain

great shot!!!!

3 Mar 2011 9:38pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

A beautiful tribute! we're still shocked it happened, very sad and sorry! *My husband and I love NZ, visited your lovely country twice! Great image, Frances!

5 Mar 2011 4:33pm

@Anne: Thanks Anne - it is a very sad time and we all feel for the people of Christchurch.


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