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The Seduction...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 29 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux

NIKON D5000 1/13 second F/8.0 ISO 200 105 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it's an awesome photo of a flower pavan. it feels almost like i could lie down in it. i love the cool feeling of the petals, and yet the colors are considered "warm" colors. i love that.

29 May 2010 5:51am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


29 May 2010 6:41am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow this is so beautiful, the petals are glistening in the light

29 May 2010 6:42am

jpla from France

Joli ! Bonne journée

29 May 2010 6:43am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful luscious macro, so sensual, and perfect with your title. The detail of the graininess in the petal is fantastic and your composition just perfect. I love the barely visible center.

29 May 2010 7:02am

iren from tehran, Iran

Full of feeling like your soul

29 May 2010 7:07am

Annierita from New Delhi, India

Yes, very sensual .... it's more than seduction.

29 May 2010 7:21am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

incredible sharpness Pavan lovely colors shade, i love it

29 May 2010 7:32am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Stunning macro and well chosen title... flowers and seduction are so close isn't it ?
Have a wonderful weekend Pavan :)

29 May 2010 7:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Seems powder on her cheek, superb make-up this flower wears - fab sensation !

29 May 2010 8:09am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Seductive and abstract image! Color and texture... a world of sensations Pavan! Perfect! Best regards, Adela

29 May 2010 8:41am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

very beautiful and sensual macrography , nice colors and details , magic light ! spend a nice week-end pavan

29 May 2010 8:43am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful. The textures ar amazing. The perfect title.

29 May 2010 9:23am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

This flower masters the art of being seductive with those beautiful curves and lovely colors! Beautiful macrowork Pavan!

29 May 2010 9:31am

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

it very beautiful...awesome photograph..

29 May 2010 9:36am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom


29 May 2010 9:45am

Antoine from France

Superb photo. Colours are very beautiful and light is wonderful. Have a great saturday Pavan.

29 May 2010 11:37am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

A beautiful realization of smoothness, Pavan cheer

29 May 2010 11:54am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

An invitation to lie in comfort, nestled amidst the soft, delicate petals. Beautifully captured Pavan.

29 May 2010 12:46pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So soft delicate and sensual with the warm colors, Superb

29 May 2010 12:53pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Cou cou,
Passe une belle journée :)
Elisa en Argentina

29 May 2010 1:17pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

29 May 2010 1:42pm

Jyoti from India


29 May 2010 1:42pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

We had to get to the art of the photo that I understand the quote of Giraudoux...
Marvellous world!...

29 May 2010 1:44pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Here everything is in a harmony ... light and colors . Title , describtion and the photo . And the way you show the flower : focus on a very special part .

29 May 2010 2:04pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Beautiful and original capture, Pavan
great shot, 5*

29 May 2010 2:19pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Pavan,
It is a fantastic display of this flower. The colors are very stimulating. The slight sheen on the flower is excellent for expression. I like it very much. I wish you a beautiful, sunny weekend. Sincerely Christel

29 May 2010 2:48pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You have picked up a marvellous texture on those petals

29 May 2010 4:59pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very nice macro!!

29 May 2010 5:04pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


29 May 2010 5:29pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful macro Pavan ! Love the colors and the DOF..

29 May 2010 5:30pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic DOF and bsautiful details of the flower!

29 May 2010 5:30pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

what a beautiful photo Pavan. I realy lile the curves and beautiful warm colors........ and your title is so true!!

29 May 2010 5:39pm

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

lovely.. amazing to see the petals were glittering. how did you do it?

29 May 2010 5:57pm

@Jhon: That is the natural 'glitter' in the petals when you get this close Jhon! The side light just picked up the silver specks:) Thank you!

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

say it miam...... sweet flower good evening

29 May 2010 6:09pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Your quote is so wonderful...and true---as proven by your sensuous abstraction of these flower petals !!

29 May 2010 6:10pm

Véro from Savoie, France

great dof, like a wisper !

29 May 2010 6:13pm

Mags from Paris, France

Wonderful colors! Love it :)

29 May 2010 6:51pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Super macro! great.

29 May 2010 6:54pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Nicely done.. the texture is really superb and the framing delicious !

29 May 2010 7:14pm

Devendra from Mumbai, India

Superb Shot!

29 May 2010 7:25pm

Marianne from Toulouse, France

She has a beautiful soul ... love the hearth of this flower, as a woman ...

29 May 2010 7:36pm

Pixator from kerman, Iran

Fantastic shot

29 May 2010 8:04pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Nice focus

29 May 2010 9:41pm

Foto'S Staś from Wołomin, Poland

WOW! amazing picture amazing play of colors great composition. Perfect Bravo!

29 May 2010 9:53pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Une super image en tout points. Très original au niveau du cadrage, des couleurs, du traitement etc.

29 May 2010 11:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Completely gorgeous!

30 May 2010 3:20am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

That is just an awesome title for a perfect photo. Very sensual in the sense that it is very inviting, with the curves curving inward, not revealing much of what is inside. Good job!

30 May 2010 3:53am

Majo from Mumbai, India

absolutely super colors dude. stunning

30 May 2010 5:43am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


30 May 2010 6:57am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful, just wonderful!

30 May 2010 7:29am

eva from Rouen, France

all was said !! marvelous picture Pavan !

30 May 2010 7:44am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This macro is great. Congratulations

30 May 2010 8:57am

Karine from Orleans, France

Fantastic macro !

30 May 2010 9:09am

Marc L. from France

Simplement superbe !

30 May 2010 9:24am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

A sensual shot !!

30 May 2010 9:40am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

I love the glittering of petals... saw it the first time when I made my first close-up of a violet! :) Have a nice sunday, Pavan...

30 May 2010 9:55am

Tomix from landerneau, France

no better title for this wonderful image!

30 May 2010 10:09am

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

splendid !!!!!!!!!!

30 May 2010 12:08pm

Don from spokane, United States

A gorgeous abstract. Top flight composition and color!

30 May 2010 2:13pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

The colors and dewiness of the petals plus the depth of field create a naturally erotic shot. Well done.

30 May 2010 2:50pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Stunning macro!

30 May 2010 6:34pm

shahrzad from Kerman, Iran

velvety and lovely.

30 May 2010 7:06pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Seduction.. drawing the eye inward to see what lies inside. The colors again are perfect, the detail on the petals something I am very familiar with and also love to show.. perhaps you will seek inside tomorrow?

30 May 2010 7:48pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Top notch! I like everything about this image!

30 May 2010 7:51pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Ok so If you DO NOT have a spotlight color, this mean that spotlight's poeple are blind...this is just FABOULOUS!!!

30 May 2010 8:19pm

@KriKridesign: Thank you for the wonderful are so kind:) I just think there are so many wonderful images to choose from, so they cannot possibly notice each one:)

Céline from New York City, United States

Great texture and colors ! I love it !

30 May 2010 9:03pm

One from Açores, Portugal

I like very much the colors of this composition. A magical light !

31 May 2010 2:40am

vera from Reunion

délicatesse.. and warmness

31 May 2010 4:05am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

So wonderfully captured. Congratulations Pavan!

31 May 2010 8:42am

Pomme from France

Je suis séduite, bravo ! :)

31 May 2010 3:20pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

Pavan. you have your own way with these flowers. not much like I've seen with other peoples'. beautiful work. keep it up!

6 Jun 2010 4:40am

@shoti: Edwin you are one of those at Am3 whose work I find very inspirational and a compliment from you is most encouraging...many thanks:)

1/13 second
ISO 200
105 mm