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Posted by
Margie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 8 January 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

NIKON D80 1/500 second F/7.1 ISO 500 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

Any hints, tips, constructive criticism or comments are welcome and appreciated.

Marie LC from Voiron, France


8 Jan 2009 8:10am

@Marie LC: Thank you!

Michael from Sydney, Australia

Margie that's gorgeous. Love the colours, shape and the shadows. From your own back yard no doubt!

8 Jan 2009 10:06am

@Michael: Haha...thanks Mikey, see Jude's comment below.

Nerise from Ellisras, South Africa

Wonderfull lighting, I love lilies! Beautiful

8 Jan 2009 11:04am

@Nerise: Thanks! I appreciate the visit and comment.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

WOW Perfect!

8 Jan 2009 11:22am

@Rui: Wow, nice comment! :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a nice light ! Cheers

8 Jan 2009 4:45pm

@Calusarus: Thank you, Calarus.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

A nice portrait of a lily.

8 Jan 2009 5:17pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very welcome change at these cold winter days!

8 Jan 2009 5:30pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Yes, will be a while before us northerners get to see something like this that's not made of plastic !

8 Jan 2009 11:35pm

Jen from United States

Amazing photo! I love the high contrast.

8 Jan 2009 11:52pm

@Jen: Thanks Jen, I was playing with all sorts of settings when shooting this, I was pleased with the result.

Jocelyn from Massachusetts, United States

beautiful colors! this photo stuck out to me from all the rest.

9 Jan 2009 12:52am

@Jocelyn: Thank you for the generous comment, Jocelyn.

jim from sebastopol, United States

stunningly beautiful image. you are very gifted, my friend! jim

9 Jan 2009 3:43am

@jim: Thank you very much for the compliment, Jim, you are too kind. I'm stumbling and learning, stumbling and learning...and having a lot of fun along the way.

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Simply lovely !!

9 Jan 2009 7:34am

Kelela from Upland, United States

Oh my goodness; this is spectacular. The colors and soft texture is awesome. Enjoyable! Happy New Year, by the way! Hope all is well with you.

9 Jan 2009 10:13pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Lovely colours and lighting.

10 Jan 2009 4:11pm

Jude from New Zealand

You have grown this and shot it perfectly!

11 Jan 2009 2:48am

@Jude: Oh it was nothing...really...

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

This is such a professional looking shot Margie!! fabulous lighting, focus and backround! well done!

14 Jan 2009 9:07pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Great exposure. Nice and up close. Did you use flash?

18 Jan 2009 4:42am

@Luis A. De Jesus R.: Hi Luis, sorry I thought I had answered this! No I didn't use flash, I was experimenting with exposure - I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

1/500 second
ISO 500
135 mm (35mm equiv.)