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Richard Lovison
07-17-2009, 04:47 PM
I caught a glimpse of this lily hidden amidst the rest of the garden as I walked out of the house this afternoon. As it was buried amongst the foliage and wouldn't be noticed by anyone I decided to cut it and bring it inside to photograph.

http://richardlovison.com/photos/lily4.jpg
reserved 2009, Richard Lovison

Olympus E-3
ZD 14-54mm @ 37mm
manual exposure - 15 sec f16
ISO 100
natural light from window

Fabs Forns
07-17-2009, 10:06 PM
Beautiful profile with a dramatic background. Colors pop out here!

Desmond Chan
07-17-2009, 10:20 PM
Love the soft light and the colors ! Beautiful !

Ramesh Adkoli
07-18-2009, 06:33 AM
Nice texture and exposure. Geat, soft colors too. At this angle, it gives a 2-D perspective, probably because everything is sharp and center of the flower is not visible. A different angle showing a view accross the flower would have made for a better composition, IMO. TFS.

regards,
ramesh

Julie Kenward
07-18-2009, 02:26 PM
I think it's beautiful as is, Richard but wonder if you tried a 90 degree CCW rotation, leaving the flower in the upright position? Either way, I think it works...the texture and colors are fantastic, as is your DOF. Did you use a black card behind the flower to get the BG? It's gorgeous against those pinks!

Richard Lovison
07-18-2009, 03:53 PM
Did you use a black card behind the flower to get the BG? It's gorgeous against those pinks!

Thanks for your comments Jules.

I used a black coat and hung it from a pole lamp behind the subject. :)

david cramer
07-18-2009, 05:06 PM
That's a lovely presentation.

Thomas Herou
07-19-2009, 04:30 PM
I love the light and composition.
Great image!

Anita Bower
07-19-2009, 06:53 PM
You did a fabulous job, Richard! I've been trying to photograph these Lilies and haven't had much success. I will have to try your approach. I love it. I like the black BG. The light is gorgeous. You captured the beautiful curve of the petals, and highlight the warm colored stamen.