Montana Outdoors

December 22, 2009


Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — montucky @ 8:53 pm

Holiday flower

I think this is the first time I’ve tried to photograph a flower indoors, but this beautiful holiday gift from a good friend just had to be shared.


  1. Beautiful, rich colors. Those are such pretty plants.


    Comment by Candace — December 23, 2009 @ 2:15 am

    • They are really pretty. I think sometimes they are overlooked with all of the bustle of the season.


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2009 @ 10:15 am

  2. Beautiful! I’m trying my luck at growing one for the first time right now. It will be a while before it blooms, though.


    Comment by kateri — December 23, 2009 @ 4:30 am

    • This one came to full bloom in 2 to 3 weeks. We will now try to figure out how to care for it so that it will bloom again next year. I know some folks can do that but we haven’t ever been able to.


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2009 @ 10:17 am

  3. Botanical gardens? At any rate, that is a beautiful bloom.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — December 23, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    • That’s in our dining room in the light that comes in through the window on a dark, cloudy day. Took a long exposure (6 seconds at f25, ISO400.)


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2009 @ 10:20 am

  4. Perfection in red. Santa will be pleased.



    Comment by knightofswords — December 23, 2009 @ 9:16 am

  5. Lovely reds. Very Christmas-y, I’m thinking!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — December 23, 2009 @ 11:56 am

  6. Beautiful image Terry, hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — December 23, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    • Thanks Bernie. Merry Christmas to you and your family too!


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

  7. Oh yeah…gorgeous!

    I just have to tell you – you have got to be one special person. I’ve learned a little about you through your blog – I hope you and your wife and family have a truly Merry Christmas.


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — December 23, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    • Thank you, Stacey. I have enjoyed your blog too as well as commenting back and forth. A very merry Christmas to you too!


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

  8. Terry! Long time no see. This is a wonderful shot! Nice structure, DOF and colors.

    I’m trying to do some light keyboard work, and have signed up for the Virtual Photowalk 2010 photo challenge. It is flexible enough that I might be able to participate. And even if I can only do so on a part-time basis, they won’t kick me out! lol

    At one time, you suggested that I change to WordPress. Well, I have activated an account there for this new photo challenge. Yet, after going to their page, I am completely confused! Do you have any time, or the inclination to offer me some assistance? If so, go to pilgrim0391 at – if you would please. Thanks.


    Comment by pilgrim30 — December 23, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    • It’s good to see you on line again, Iona! I hope this means you are feeling much better! I will help all I can of course and I sent you an email.


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

  9. turned out nicely!


    Comment by silken — December 24, 2009 @ 6:29 am

  10. wow,… what wonderful colors. well done, montucky!


    Comment by Cedar — December 26, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    • It’s such a beautiful blossom and the photo is very close to what it really looked like. I can’t get over the beauty of flowers!


      Comment by montucky — December 26, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

  11. Red is so difficult, but you have done a superb job with this shot! Soft and calming, not garish and loud… quite nice.


    Comment by kcjewel — December 28, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

    • Thanks Jewel. It did look soft in the natural light.


      Comment by montucky — December 28, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

  12. Excellent color, texture, vibrancy. You handled to reds very well. You may have discovered a new venue in which to express your creative talents!


    Comment by edvatza — December 29, 2009 @ 5:35 am

    • Thanks Ed. The camera did a lot but I did very little.


      Comment by montucky — December 30, 2009 @ 9:23 am

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