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Dave Mills
10-11-2010, 04:26 PM
Shot this at Longwood Gardens this summer. White is always a challenge. This was shot in soft light to bring out the detail.Used the twin flashes to even it out.
Nikon D300,200mm macro, F32,1/500,400 ISO,Twin Flash,-2/3 comp,tripod mtd

Jay Sheinfield
10-11-2010, 06:10 PM
Hi Dave,

Beautiful flower, well presented, wonderful DOF and detail..............If it were mine, and you now I love the water lilys, I would tone it down just a bit and lighten up on the shadows. Also, I might tone
down the BG pad to pop the Lily even more. That's just my taste.

Mike Moats
10-11-2010, 06:13 PM
Hey Dave, very nice texture in the petals, like the sharp details, like the comp.

Steve Maxson
10-11-2010, 07:30 PM
Hi Dave. A beautiful flower with great detail in the whites (and shadows). Also, good sharpness throughout. For my taste, the flower seems a bit tight in the frame at the top. There are also several little "points" on the leaf that are just clipped by the top of the frame - adding a little room at the top, if you have it, would take care of that. Well done.

Melissa Groo
10-12-2010, 10:38 AM
Stunning picture of this flower, Dave. Great job with the whites, they sure are tough.
Would like to see a bit more room up top too.

Julie Kenward
10-12-2010, 04:01 PM
Dave, the texture of the petals really tells the story here. Love the single lily pad in the corner - beautiful contrast and perfect comp.

Nick Palmieri
10-12-2010, 04:25 PM
Really like the composition Dave, the whites are handled very well and the DOF is perfect. TFS

Dave Woeller
10-12-2010, 05:02 PM
I agree the texture of the petals really make this a beautiful capture. Like the background pad as is. Nothing more to add as it's all covered above. A shot to be proud of.

Dave Mills
10-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Thank you all...appreciate the comments...

Roman Kurywczak
10-12-2010, 05:38 PM
Hey Dave,
As mentioned above .....great job on the whites! I like tight crops so am OK with this as presented. I do like the balance of the leaf too......so works for me overall.