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Crepe Myrtle along the sidewalk in my yard/lawn.
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Aug 04 2012 11:14 GMT hans55 PRO
very nice picture ...great DOF !
Aug 04 2012 11:26 GMT wijnie58
Brilliant flower shot, Larry..:-))
Aug 04 2012 14:38 GMT sini
Aug 04 2012 18:12 GMT bandsix
This is so lovely...the colour is wonderful:))
Aug 04 2012 21:27 GMT fhelsing PRO
Yes, it is!
Aug 04 2012 22:32 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Hunju
Aug 04 2012 22:33 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Hans
Aug 04 2012 22:33 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Wijnie
Aug 04 2012 22:34 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Sini.
Aug 04 2012 22:38 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barbara. There is a fourth color available in nurseries now...more red. I don't have one 'yet.' This is actually my favorite of the four colors I've seen.
Aug 04 2012 22:57 GMT abojovna PRO
Love this beautiful flower, I like DOF method of photography.
Aug 04 2012 23:28 GMT 25barb
Excellent work....The lighting around the tops of the flower is special as is the composition and the framing
Aug 04 2012 23:41 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Barb......blind luck. Shoot in the general direction 5 or 6 times and crop out the worst ones. :-)
Aug 05 2012 04:31 GMT junne PRO
exceptionally beautiful photos on your site lately.

i see with interest, how lately the concept of dof has been misinterpreted. in its origin it meant actually the opposite. depth of field meant what it says: sharpness, way into the background (tiefenschaerfe) now people use it to say the opposite . a background way out of focus.
Aug 05 2012 20:56 GMT larrybenedict
Günter, thank you. Your thoughts about the DOF comments are the same as my thoughts. My understanding of DOF is that part (depth) of the photographic subject that is in focus. Perhaps folks are talking about the "boke" or "bokeh" when they mention DOF.
Aug 05 2012 22:07 GMT Bellavista
Brilliant flower portrait Larry, love the DOF too. I can't remember I have ever seen such a flower like this. It is very beautiful!!
Aug 06 2012 00:01 GMT gtc126
LOVELY CLOSE-UP OF THE CREPE MYRTLE BLOOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 06 2012 09:51 GMT Ada90
Well done......great job.
Aug 06 2012 18:23 GMT larrybenedict
Bea, the DOF is very shallow here and the boke is from the background across the street.
Aug 06 2012 18:23 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Glenn
Aug 06 2012 21:34 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
This is a gorgeous flower - I love that sumptuous shade of red!
Aug 06 2012 22:27 GMT larrybenedict
I agree with you Sylvia. This is the most "showy" of the five colors I've seen, but they are all pretty. (white, pink, lilac, fuschia, red)
Aug 07 2012 03:04 GMT potterjo
Beautiful sharp image... great lack of DOF., I learned it the way you did.
We have been under a burn ban since before the 4th of July...many days above 100°. Really could use some rain.
Aug 07 2012 14:31 GMT larrybenedict
Jo, I would re-direct some of our rain to you if I could. Rain off and on all day yeasterday and last night. Some rain almost every day for the past three weeks, usually not all day though.
Aug 07 2012 15:14 GMT martini957
Beautiful show of it...I have two that my daddy gave to me that are close to this color....very slow growing trees...would love to have a purple one though....they are so pretty
Aug 07 2012 22:35 GMT larrybenedict
Nancy, I would plant more (have 3), but for the slow growth thing. My others are pink.
Aug 11 2012 05:29 GMT marijke06
lovely flowers!
Aug 11 2012 05:43 GMT hamid2010
Sooooooooo Beautiful :)
Aug 11 2012 15:24 GMT Lalbabu
Outstanding one!!!!!!!