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Dave Mills
08-29-2009, 02:29 PM
Another of my Longwood images.
Nikon D300,200mm macro,f32,1/320,-1 comp,fill flash,iso 400,tripod mtd

Desmond Chan
08-29-2009, 03:34 PM
I like the perspective you took this shot from and the depth of field you used. For some reason, on my monitor this image looks more like a painting than a photograph. One thing I would rather not see is the shadows though. Overall, this is a good looking image to me !

Dave Mills
08-29-2009, 04:02 PM
Hi Desmond, The reason it might look a bit like a painting is I softened it a small amount but still retained some sharpness. Always trying new approaches. Thanks for the comment.

Julie Kenward
08-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Yes, you are now officially "the water lily guy." Might as well change your Avatar!

I actually love the shadows in this case - they really give the whites another dimension and add to the overall depth of the image. I, too, think you are onto something with the softness - this does look like it's a cross between a painting and a photograph and it's lovely either way.

Mike Moats
08-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Hey Dave, Really like the look of the lighting and the BG. Nice comp. Well done.

Steve Mandel
08-29-2009, 10:57 PM
Superb shot and stunning rendition. I love how you softened it a bit. It does look like a painting and it is a work of art. Well done!


denise ippolito
08-30-2009, 07:56 AM
Beautifully done Dave! I like the way the image seems to glow. The combination of the black BG and the green at the bottom is very nice. Your yellows look great!

Nick Palmieri
08-30-2009, 08:16 AM
Love the black BG and the green leaves. Very nice. Longwood gardens is really addictive...

Dave Mills
08-30-2009, 09:00 AM
Thanks everyone...appreciate the comments!!

Roman Kurywczak
08-31-2009, 02:31 PM
Hey Dave,
I think it's very nice....but as you know I'm not the softer kind of guy! I'd prefer the sharper version.