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Leopard Lily on Hurricane Ridge

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 21 February 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Leopard Lilies are among my favorites. This was taken on Hurricane Ridge (Olympic NP) early last summer.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

- Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
English writer (1874-1936)

NIKON D300 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

très artistique ........ belle réussite .............. et surtout une merveilleuse fleur ! A PROTEGER !

21 Feb 2009 5:29am

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beautiful macro I like this white framing style around this flower

21 Feb 2009 6:00am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Incredible!! The light is wonderful and I love the sharp image and the soft boarder!!!!

21 Feb 2009 6:16am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

What an amazing looking flower. Lovely image.

21 Feb 2009 6:22am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Hemmed beautiful image of light and shadow! I love!

21 Feb 2009 7:06am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Really nice work and artistic !

21 Feb 2009 7:18am

Martine from Brest, France

Magnifique !

21 Feb 2009 7:26am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

What a tropical beauty this is.... the colors are really rich and vibrant. The white vignette finishes the image nicely.

21 Feb 2009 7:31am

mmolinah from Spain

Incredible composition and better processing. Great result!!

21 Feb 2009 10:04am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful specimen, perfect macro with sharpness in details, rich colors. I like the presentation with the white blur around. have a nice week-end Jack !

21 Feb 2009 10:17am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

un lys comme une lanterne de couleurs vives qui éclaire le jour, superbes couleurs sur le gris du fond..bravo

21 Feb 2009 11:44am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

This one just cries out to be admired!

21 Feb 2009 12:21pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellente macro! Une très belle lumière sur ce magnifique lys!

21 Feb 2009 1:12pm

Marcah from Quincy, United States

Gorgeous macro. Love the vignette in white.

21 Feb 2009 1:19pm

Nerise from Mosselbay, South Africa

Beautiful flower!

21 Feb 2009 1:20pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

stunning - the colours, the background, everything!

21 Feb 2009 1:44pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wonderful detail and vibrant colors. Very well done.

21 Feb 2009 1:59pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Love the framing. No distracting background. Great job.

21 Feb 2009 2:02pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

what a gorgeous lighting the colors and lighting are superb, like the framing you applied here works so well

21 Feb 2009 2:25pm

eddy from tehran, Iran

beautiful flower and also nice image

21 Feb 2009 2:30pm

Polydactyle from Canada

Excellent colors and details. Gorgeous shot!!

21 Feb 2009 2:31pm

MysLykeMeeh from Toronto, Canada

Oh my...whatta a shot!

21 Feb 2009 2:56pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Excellent macro. Nicely framed

21 Feb 2009 2:58pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Beautiful composition. Looks like the flower is coming out of a dream sequence.

21 Feb 2009 3:11pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding clarity. Magnificent color.
I like the framing effect you used. Dreamlike.

21 Feb 2009 3:20pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Truly stunning photography, Jack. Exquisite

21 Feb 2009 3:55pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Superbe macro !

21 Feb 2009 4:54pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great macro. And I like the vignetting, too. Congratulations.

21 Feb 2009 5:14pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Nice the colors :)

21 Feb 2009 5:52pm

ceanothe from France

Very nice shot, I like it.

21 Feb 2009 8:43pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Des macros comme celle-ci on en redemande...

21 Feb 2009 9:17pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Beautiful. Really like the vignetting. I can't believe you found this in the wild. It looks like it came from the florist.

21 Feb 2009 9:41pm

@dogilicious: Thank you. They were all over a particular area of the ridge.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Gorgeous shot pardon my ignorance but what is vignetting?

22 Feb 2009 12:05am

@jamesy: Vignetting is when you burn in the corners of the frame. In software, you can make it either darker or lighter; you can control how far it comes in, as well as, the shape of the vignette; and, you can feather it. The purpose is to focus attention on the center of the photograph.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

So's perfect.

22 Feb 2009 2:46am

kerfendal from Paris, France

oerfect shot and wonderfully composed

22 Feb 2009 4:07am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Very very beautiful!!!

Hey... I finally got on..

22 Feb 2009 4:18am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

It's hard to believe this grows in the wild. So gorgeous, Jack.

22 Feb 2009 4:30am

Rags from Plano, United States

Very pretty. Nice work.

22 Feb 2009 4:43am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


22 Feb 2009 11:55am

Shelby from Chester, United States

amazing shot!!
i love the fading you added!

23 Feb 2009 3:25am

Tammy/Cricket from Huntsville, United States

Once again I love this image. I worked out in my garden all day. I did get some spring shots.

Really...really nice.

23 Feb 2009 3:48am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a beauty. Interesting processing.

23 Feb 2009 5:38pm

@Steve Rice: It's a piece of cake to do vignetting in LR.

Eye Spy from Menorca, Spain

It's a pleasure to visit your portfolio, although I'm not too sure about the white vignetting effect on this one (IMHO), still a beautiful flower and a fabulous photo!

10 Apr 2009 3:25pm