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Backyard Lilies

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 27 June 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Our yard these days is an extravaganza of color. Three different colored lilies are in super abundance. Here is the red one.

LIGHTING WORKSHOP in Portland today. Maybe as the result, I will move beyond using almost exclusively available light. Except for needing fill flash, the D700 lets me get away with that.

"The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer."
~Gordon Parks

NIKON D700 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Spectacular on this image Jack! I am always a sucker for red - this is wonderful with the black, green, and strong red tones! Great focus also!

27 Jun 2009 5:35am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Wow ! quelle lumière !

27 Jun 2009 6:03am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Nothing wrong with available light in your hands ... your work is superb! And these lilies are SOOOO rich and waxy looking. Did you say you have more? ;-)

27 Jun 2009 6:30am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

la lumière vive et éclatante pour ces lys rouges.. mahifiques couleurs . bonne journée Jack.

27 Jun 2009 6:54am

@Alivia: Merci, Dane

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Belle lumière sur ces belles couleurs

27 Jun 2009 8:22am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

lilies are one of my favorite flowers ! wonderful image !

27 Jun 2009 8:46am

@Anna.C: Merci, Anna.

Lylou & Roland from BESANCON, France

WOW - What a good red !!!!

27 Jun 2009 8:56am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Wonderful colours! Almost Christmas red : )

27 Jun 2009 9:43am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You must be in photographic heaven, these are so beautiful and the colours and depth just take my breath away

27 Jun 2009 10:25am

@Lorraine: Thank you, Lorraine.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Wonderful ! Superb colors , composition and background!

27 Jun 2009 11:12am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Spectacular red, Jack! Beautiful composition, and wonderful details!

27 Jun 2009 11:49am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Beautiful deep and sharp tones

27 Jun 2009 11:54am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


27 Jun 2009 12:04pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

The color on this is great. Well preserved color.

27 Jun 2009 12:53pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Beautiful red tones and clarity, Jack! Stars galore!

27 Jun 2009 1:21pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Wonderful colors and details !

27 Jun 2009 2:03pm

masoud from tehran, Iran

You've done a wonderful job

27 Jun 2009 2:06pm

Ajay from Pune, India

You leave me no choice, Jack, but to just admire your photography. One day I think this is your best shot and next you come up with another even better one. Now, look at this one. Such clarity and superb quality of the colours. Frankly, I am running out of words to admire your work. :-)

27 Jun 2009 4:32pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wow Wow Wow.....Beautiful shot...,.and what I wouldn't do for a back yard like yours!!! And you'll be happy to know I'm starting to have a really good time with Lightroom.......thanks for your inspiration !!

27 Jun 2009 5:37pm

@Susan: So glad that you are enjoying LR; it's a super program.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love that intense red.

27 Jun 2009 6:53pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great deep rich dark red. Wow!

27 Jun 2009 7:27pm

zOOm from Paris, France

A fantastic rendering on colors Jack. A blast !

27 Jun 2009 8:16pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

all your pictures of flowers are very beautiful and well composed! a feast for the eyes, jack!

27 Jun 2009 10:46pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

bonita flor, composición y color perfectos!

27 Jun 2009 10:51pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States


28 Jun 2009 1:46am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

You've outdone yourself here! Spectacular! I wish I could grow flowers half this beautiful!

28 Jun 2009 2:19am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice composition and beautiful flowers..

28 Jun 2009 2:20am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States


28 Jun 2009 5:45am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful color , but I prefer the BW version

28 Jun 2009 10:29am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


28 Jun 2009 2:08pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I'm very impressed by this outstanding image. It is one of your finest in color and composition. The red and green is so rich in depth without losing details. 5 stars and a WOW from me!

28 Jun 2009 3:57pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifiques lumière et couleur!!!!

28 Jun 2009 7:22pm

@mo.langel: Thanks, Mo.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Gorgeous flowers, great light and colors !

28 Jun 2009 8:28pm

@Isabelle: Thank you, Isabelle.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful rich colors...lovely capture

29 Jun 2009 6:46am

Cricket from Alabama, United States

Ok..this will go down as a favorite. The red is amazing.

29 Jun 2009 3:56pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

such STUNNING reds!! wow!

30 Jun 2009 2:52pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I like the use of flash in this image. You did use flash, didn't you? The light shines on just the right areas and leaves the rest dark.

4 Jul 2009 9:25pm

@Anita: Nope; no flash on these.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

The clarity is absolutely amazing! Breathtaking!

9 Jul 2009 5:57am