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Dave Mills
06-21-2010, 09:40 AM
Another one from Longwood Gardens. There were a good many of this type and some with very bright colors. I liked this for it's simplicity.
Nikon D300,200mm macro,F25,1/125,twin lights,+1/3 comp,0 comp,tripod mtd

Kaushik Balakumar
06-21-2010, 12:23 PM
Nice comp. Excellent details & textures in white petals. Just the necessary DOF IMO.

Jerry van Dijk
06-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Hi Dave, nice composition with the frame filling flower. It's odd that much of the flower seems to be in shadow given the flash you used.

Julie Kenward
06-21-2010, 06:39 PM
Now THAT's how you do whites! PERFECTION, Dave! Love the solid BG and the speckles at the base of the pistil and stamen. It's those whites that are blowing me away, though. Look at all that detail and the different shades and shadows - it feels like I could reach out and touch it. Really outstanding!

Jackie Schuknecht
06-21-2010, 07:26 PM
Like the comp and detail Dave. I am just curious as to how you figured out how to use +1/3 for the twin lights.

Dave Mills
06-21-2010, 07:56 PM
Hi Jackie, Not much in technicals.It looked a bit dark on my screen and felt it needed a boost. I use a 200 macro which moves me away from the subject and this being a big lily also. Just felt I should tweak the amount of light. Normally on a shot like this I have enough light..

Allen Sparks
06-22-2010, 09:27 AM
Love the composition and the red trim around the petals. Very nice.

Mike Moats
06-22-2010, 02:24 PM
Hey Dave, very nicely composed, and good details and light look great. ;)

Anita Bower
06-23-2010, 09:56 AM
What a gorgeous lily! Love the red along the edges. Pleasing composition and colors. I like how the flash causes the BG to go dark, while the flower looks perfectily lighted.

sandy richards
06-23-2010, 10:50 PM
Dave, I really like the comp and colors. the red edges on the petals are just gorgeous.
Fine detail in the whites too.

Dave Mills
06-23-2010, 11:21 PM
Thanks folks...appreciate the comments...

Jonathan Ashton
06-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Beautifully lit and exposed and I love the contrasting colours, you have a dark background and I think it works in this shot.