Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 1 May 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

My wife is growing on a wire trellis by our deck. I was walking around trying to frame it without showing any of the support or background (except its own leaves). I got this, then afterward noticed the opening bud on the left edge. I went back to try to include the bud more centrally, but I lost the light plus couldn't get a better angle. This is barely touched as straight from the camera.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent! really superb

1 May 2019 5:16am

Peter from Warkworth, New Zealand

That's a beautiful shot of a magnificent blue bloom, great against the green of the foliage.

1 May 2019 5:43am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Great color of the clematis

1 May 2019 7:18am

kerrfoa from Rennes, France


1 May 2019 8:57am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice blossoms and leafs.

1 May 2019 9:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice capture

1 May 2019 9:17am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It's interesting how often unexpected things occur in even the most considered compositions :)

1 May 2019 10:05am

Marcel P. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

Superbe, très rare ! bravo

1 May 2019 11:01am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

The composition worked well. I can just see the bud in the corner.

1 May 2019 11:52am

Don from Spokane, Ecuador

A beautiful close-up of this pretty flower.I like it’s deep color.

1 May 2019 12:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the rich purple in this close up

1 May 2019 2:25pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks wonderful against those green leaves ! Lovely image..Your wife has green fingers :))))

1 May 2019 3:16pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveille bleu foncé et découpage superbe image.

1 May 2019 3:42pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so simple

so lovely

1 May 2019 7:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid rich color in this clematis! So pristine and symmetrical, it must have just bloomed.

1 May 2019 10:27pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Even without the light you may have wished for... it's a lovely, delicate blossom - and I like that it's filled the frame with its rich color.

2 May 2019 2:49am