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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: April 21, 2006 9:56
Focal Length: 17 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/8 - 1/200 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

One of the many planters on Michigan Avenue, freshly planted with tulips for spring. Over the years, Chicago's mayor has done a great job beautifying so many parts of the city with planters and other landscaping. It was a bit worrisome when the huge concrete tubs were being poured on the medians on many of the city's thoroughfares. There was quite a bit of controversy at the time, in that there were people in the city who wondered aloud if the city's money could be better spent elsewhere. No one can complain, however, about how nice the flowers look.


04.24.06, 10:17 AM, Gary:

gorgeous color and perspective

04.24.06, 12:43 PM, Matthew Greco:

very cool, nice angle

04.24.06, 12:43 PM, Matthew Greco:

very cool, nice angle

04.24.06, 12:44 PM, Matthew Greco:

very cool, nice angle

04.24.06, 12:51 PM, Jeremi:

Love everything about this, color, perspective....nice job!!

04.24.06, 01:28 PM, Timothy Gray:

great color on this one. I like the unusual angle you've chosen for this shot.

04.24.06, 04:47 PM, dave:

Come on summer! excelent.

04.25.06, 12:19 AM, Sidney:

Nice perspective and gorgeous colors !

04.25.06, 03:35 AM, Heidi:

Very nice Spring picture mike with an interesting contrast in the background of course! Hm, may I say that I feel you have given the flowers a wee bit too much saturation perhaps?

04.25.06, 06:15 AM, Chantal:

Great spring colors. Just what we have a lot here in Holland, as being the flower country.

04.25.06, 09:48 PM, cool daddio:

Wonderful how the vertical elements of flora and steel compliment each other so well.

04.25.06, 10:22 PM, Steve:

brilliant colours. love the contrasting background

04.26.06, 12:56 AM, navin harish:

Amazing shot, the flowers are quite rich and inspite of shooting against light, you have managed to get a lot of details. I tried shooting India gate like this but the results are no where as impressive.

04.29.06, 02:58 PM, *mamo:

realy stunning view. natural high riser ;)

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