My Pot of Gold at the End of the Abandoned Highway

Posted by Earnest (Oklahoma, United States) on 14 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

At the end of the abandoned highway where it turned once again into barely a path for animals I found my pot of gold. I had only ever seen one or two violet blooms in the nearby forests and here I found hundreds! It made the long and lonesome journey worthwhile.....

I appreciate comments and visits but have discovered that replying sometimes takes great amounts of time so please forgive me if I don't answer your comments. I will very likely visit your page though....

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Gorgeous colors and details, beautiful macro Earnest!

14 Apr 2010 6:42am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

It is wonderfull!

14 Apr 2010 6:47am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

A superb painting, a marvel this macro!! Beautiful day.

14 Apr 2010 7:32am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Lovely layers and tones...great mood in this wonderful composition

14 Apr 2010 9:44am

@Nazzareno: Thanks for the kind compliment.....

Woody (Wayne) from Chalfont, PA, United States

Pansy's are so underrated. They have exquisite details that you have captured so well.

14 Apr 2010 10:24am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

This is really beautiful!
I love spring!

14 Apr 2010 12:20pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks, Elena.

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice macro well composed !! Those violets have lovely colors !!

14 Apr 2010 1:10pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Really like a painting ! Beautiful !

14 Apr 2010 1:16pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW the colors are so beautiful and the clarity is amazing sure is a pot of gold at the end of a rough pathway

14 Apr 2010 1:38pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

The tones are spectacular, Earnest ... I have wild violets blooming all over my backyard right now ... such a treat!

14 Apr 2010 1:45pm

@Ron: You are very lucky... the plants are abundant in the forest but I can't ever catch them blooming...

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

absolutely stunning macro! I love the colors and it is tack sharp!

14 Apr 2010 3:06pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

I forgot to ask what camera and lens do you use?

14 Apr 2010 3:07pm

@Marion: I'm using a D60 with a Sigma 70-300 mm DG that I'm still hit and miss with... it really needs a steady tripod and not my shaking hands....

Elora from Genoa, Italy

ahhh violets are so beautiful!! Great capture :)

14 Apr 2010 3:21pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Fabulous vivid clear shot, and excellent shallow depth of field focus.

14 Apr 2010 4:00pm

@Michael: Thanks, Michael.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow! stunning colors and shapes..and beautiful captured with the details! Gold it is!

14 Apr 2010 4:47pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Earnest,
There are beautiful flower. Some people see the violets not because they are too small and grow in places that no one suspected. You have the right angle for seeing the violets. I discovered by chance, last week, even violet. They grow wild in my area. They multiply and spread everywhere. I like your presentation. The colors are clear and brilliant. For that I give you 5 stars ***** I wish you a pleasant evening and all the best. I look forward to your next pictures.
Dear greetings Christel

14 Apr 2010 5:40pm

@Christel: Thank you as always, Christel!

Antoine from France

Georgous colours and détail. This photo is very beautiful. ///Earnest, les grosiliers flowers are not eat. Only the grosiliers with fruits are very good for health. Have a lovely day.

14 Apr 2010 6:38pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A reward like this is really telling . . makes it all worthwhile. Cracking shot, too.

14 Apr 2010 7:10pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Stunning shot.Lovely colors

14 Apr 2010 10:16pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Great spring shot! Nice colors...

14 Apr 2010 10:21pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful color and detail!

15 Apr 2010 12:13am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very beautiful pot! You struck gold!

15 Apr 2010 1:32am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail that you have captured in the violets. I particularly like the "veining" seen in the petals.

15 Apr 2010 1:57am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEAUTIFUL :)) lovely purple family ;)

15 Apr 2010 1:59am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

So cute and wonderful!! Spring, YAY!!

15 Apr 2010 4:17am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

What a brilliant blue!

15 Apr 2010 1:16pm

phil from angouleme, France

Jolie couleur , trés belle photo nature

15 Apr 2010 4:26pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

They're so pretty, that must have been quite a sight to come upon hundreds unexpectedly.

16 Apr 2010 12:56am

@Candace: I was delighted after walking through that dreary park.....

jm from Davao City, Philippines

love the colors

16 Apr 2010 6:35am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

You got a very nice photo of these hard-to-photograph beauties.

18 Apr 2010 11:21am


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